Wednesday, December 16, 2009

and the winner IS...

Today my handsome assistant was MR. Fire Snail!

is helping me with the drawing for the J.Nichelle frosty pink give away

first we put all the entries into the horses hat

then Mr. Fire Snail tossed them up a little too good

them mixed them a little more

and then pulled the lucky entry out

drum roll please

and the winner IS



Monday, December 14, 2009

Final '09 eBay listings and lots of new in the etsy shop

So for all of you who have been wondering if there was anymore from J. Nichelle Holiday this year, I am happy to announce New 3 DAY LISTINGS on eBay will be ending Wednesday and the final listings will end on Sunday the 20th.
Here are the last two delights listed you can click the pictures to go to the listings.
By popular demand another pixie swan has been made in the spirit of the one in my header, here she is~

and the wee third installment of tiny strong angels

And the etsy shop is loading up I put 15 new ornaments in! Look at these cuties~

all pretty in pink

festive in red

extra frosty

 gorgeous green
and many more go take a peek you might find something you like!
Hope your Holidays are Wonderful!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New 3 day eBay listings

Well I've got a couple of pieces up on eBay and putting up more as we speak. They will be 3 day auctions so you can get them in time for Christmas, you can click the pictures to arrive at the listing!
 I'll update as soon as a I get more up.
Happy Holidays!

Perfect in Aqua and Pinks!

Merry Christmas!

Delightful in reds & greens


Saturday, December 12, 2009

J. Nichelle Frosty Pink GIVE AWAY

As Promised A GIVE AWAY just in time for Christmas!
2 Frosty Pink Ornament Delights for 1 lucky winner!
The star is about 6" tall and the tree tops out at about 7".
Lots of vintage ornaments and corsage makings, german glass glitter, mica and more all for you!

So here's how to enter:
Comment on this post = 1 entry
Become a follower = 2 entries
Post a badge or link = 3 entries
(be sure to let me know if you post the link)

The Old Fashion Hat Drawing will be held on Dec. 16th
Be sure to be watching for the results so I can get your address right away and get the frosty delights in the mail in time for Christmas!

Merry Christmas
Good Luck and
Many Delights~ jen

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

Ah Pink Saturday once again! Thanks sweet Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for once again being our gracious host.

This horse was a Mother's Day gift from my sweet husband and the kids 8 years ago. We had bought a new couch at an interesting furniture store here in Santa Cruz not a fancy one but a unique one. The kids were small and I just wanted something they could be kids on and not break the bank and have seating for when the family came over for the holidays that years since I was hosting Thanksgiving. While in the shop I saw the horse and mentioned how amazing he was in his raw state not enameled and jeweled but just so silver and oddly mounted on an old coca cola machine stand. I thought of the horse often but never mentioned him again. Well 6 months later on Mother's Day John brought me in the living room and viola there he was! I was giddy! We went to the store a few weeks later to find out the history of the horse and no one knew anything. My kids have literally grown up on him we taken countless photos with him and he has hats for most occasions. He is so special to me for two reasons. One, while in Texas about 5 years ago one of John's clients was visiting, he walked in the door and said where did you get that horse? We told him and he explained to us his father had worked in the foundry in San Francisco and this was a replacement horse for when the wood ones needed to be repaired for the carousel here in Santa Cruz at the Boardwalk. It's a wonderful old amusement park on the ocean that my family has been going to for generations. The second one being that I got it was the same year we found out John had cancer a week after 9/11. I would sometimes wonder if he was going to make it and if the horse would out last him. Today he is cancer free and as healthy as can be :)

Well I have something to show you all a sneak peek of the pixie on the swan (similar to the one in my header) going up for sale sometime between Now and Sunday evening! I will be listing things on etsy and eBay for my last go around for this year, so get ready.

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!
Now I have to get back to work!
Give AWAY post coming later today be sure to check back!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am going to be listing on eBay & etsy this weekend lots of goodies and be doing another give away as promised, now that I'm done with my pity party, PLEASE forgive me for that! So be sure to check back things should start going up tonight and through Sunday !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Treasured Holiday

Well what a nice surprise when sweet Sadie Lou from SADIE LOU WHO told me she was featuring me in her treasury on etsy! It's called The Funky Mantle, a collection of retro holiday fun I am thrilled! here is a look at the treasury you can click the photo and go straight to it.

if you'd like to see the listing for the sleigh just click the photo of it here

The treasury is courtesy of promotions

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Sometimes life just doesn't go as planned no matter how hard you try. I have a few new things made a few started but haven't done the pictures so I can list them, found someone who is making things way to similar to mine, so frustrating. I did have a wonderful weekend we took a trip with the family to Disneyland and had a great time I needed to get away. I'm just going to go with the flow and enjoy the holidays.

I love Disneyland at the holidays it gets decorated far more than Disney World. I am partial as you can tell :)

Love ToonTown!

Hopefully soon I'll get some shots up of the trees and the house. We have a Sons of Italy Christmas Crab feed next weekend I can hardly wait!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


What a lovely day for a PINK SATURDAY & A GIVE AWAY WINNER! First lets show off the pink darlings I brought out for today, they are precious and one of my favorite finds! and again I beg you please try to keep the drool to a minimum LOL! Ah I think they need names, any ideas?

If you haven't visited the uber talented Suzy at Georgiapeachez you are really missing out! So gorgeous are her creations you can also pick some up here

Now lets get down to business! Here's the drawing in all it's glory! 

I was assisted by the lovely Miss SODA ICY POP!

We got all the entries ready and I could not for the life of me after a 2 hour search find the festive red top hat, so we used one of Miss soda icy pop's favorite bowls. Boy was it full thanks so much to all you wonderful friends for entering!

Next she tossed and sprinkled all the entries and made sure all had been thoroughly mixed,

then we pulled down the hat till she couldn't see and reached she did stirringly into the bowl,

And voila she pulled out a name~Ladies and gentlemen drum roll please!

AND the WINNER IS the sweet HEIDI from  
I know this sweet angel will be happy with you!

Well as for the rest of you there's always next time! I will hold one more give away before Christmas! yes you heard right I'm gonna do it again so be sure to check back!
Thanks for all your kind words, entries and support of J. Nichelle!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The most wonderful time of the year!

Getting ready, so much to do, places to go & people to see! The winner for the 1st giveaway will be announced Saturday, YAY! Thank- you for all the great comments feed back and kind words! I apologize for not responding to each and everyone of you as I hoped but, the results have been wonderful &  overwhelming!

In the middle of all his madness I homeschool my children and 6th & 7th grade oh pre-algebra what fun! Also been doing all my orientation, paperwork & tests to volunteer at the hospital gift shop where I was born & my grandma has been volunteering for 36 years(and going strong)!  I actually got to spend a few wonderful days Christmas shopping with my daughter. mom & grandma this weekend it has been wonderful to spend time together. I can only imagine what people in the stores think of us, we like to have a good time :) 4 generations of loud laughing Italian women! This makes the horrible cross country move worth every minute of sweat & tears.

I apologize for not having much up for sale the past week had to take a breather and not neglect my family. But this weekend I will be loading up the new etsy shop so get  ready :) I will only be listing a few things now & then on eBay it has been good to me in the past but the fees, policy changes and sporadic at best sales are not working out, I at least need to break even, & you busy bees know what I'm talking about :) So etsy has been a wonderful change and I am happy to be there.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Do you luv Pink Saturday as much as I do? Our host Beverly at how sweet the sound is just one of the sweetest gals around & hard working too! 

Well I just got done making this sparkly delight, and thought i would share it in all it's pink yumminess here with all my pink luvin' pals. This is one of the very first J. Nichelle ornaments that are going into my brand spankin' new Etsy shop. I will be selling most of my delights here at 
and a few still on eBay. Please be patient I am putting them up for sale as quick as the fingers can type, so be sure to check back very often as the end of the holiday '09 season is a few short weeks away.

Well I would like to send you over to Gwen at 
She has great tips for the holidays, a give away, a fab post about my beloved Hobby Lobby(which I miss dearly) and soooooo much more!

Speaking of GIVE AWAYS, tomorrow Nov. 15th is the last day to enter
The first ever J. Nichelle give away!

(Just click the angel to get all the details)
Hurry and enter for your chance to win this cutie I will announce the winner next Saturday November 21st!

Have a lovely Pink Saturday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Oh boy have i been busy!  New surprises coming very soon! I really wonder if I went deeper into our genealogy I would find elves? hmm another project right there.... cross your fingers and I'll be ready by the weekend.....

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Well here we are again for another fun filed Saturday of pink goodness! 
Many thanks to sweet Beverly at how sweet the sound for another 
week of hard work so we can all have a fabulous Pink Saturday!

So here is a peek into a corner of my pink ornament stash drawer. Just too yummy isn't it?
Please try not to drool on the ornaments! LOL

A bit of news, I am doing my first ever give away so click the angel to get all the details

Spread the word and lets give this cutie a new home.

I wish you many delights & have a lovely Pink Saturday!
Oh & please visit Winona at Shabby Chic Diva's Pink Corner it's just fab!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Very 1st J. NIchellle GIVE AWAY!

Well here she is, this little darling is all dressed up for Christmas and looking for somewhere to go!
I just want to say thanks to all my loyal customers, fans & friends old and new. You are the best and I appreciate every kind word you have shared! It means so much to have the support you all give.

So heres to you and heres how to enter:

Comment on this post  = 1 entry
Become a follower  = 2 entries
Add the give away button or link on your blog = 3 entries 

The entry period will be end next Sunday November 15th

If you become a follower or put up the button or a link please let me know so I can make sure to get the right number of entries for you in the drawing and visit your great blog. 
If you are currently a follower I have automatically entered you :)

We are gonna have an old fashion drawing out of a hat and I will post pictures for you to enjoy!

This is a vintage Commodore Japan angel candle holder with a darling red bottle brush tree decked out in a great assortment of wonderful vintage ornaments. This sweet delight measures in at 10" h.


So far this year...

This Holiday Season is here! I'm decorating the upstairs right now and will do a floor at a time to de done by Thanksgiving! I get so excited this time of year do you? I have been gathering a few new pieces for myself & here are some that have already been snatched up this year by you.

Just thought I'd post some of the Holiday '09 pieces that have sold this year. 

These are some of the pieces from the sneak peeks I've been putting up. 

Thanks to my sweet brother who is my photographer, he does such a great job and it allows me more time to create!

 Enjoy the Vintage Delights!

These last two pieces are currently for sale as well here at

Happy Holidays!
Don't for get to check back, my first give away details will post this evening!

Monday, November 2, 2009

my first Past Due Tuesday!

This is such fun to show off a few of my vintage ladies. 

Some of them were gifts from my mom a couple were trades from Miss Betty Nell in Texas and two were treats to myself. 

I have a few more packed away they I haven't found yet and also a small collection of Christmas themed ones of course! 

So here are the girls to say "Hello" and "have a lovely PAST DUE TUESDAY