Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mother's Day is Sunday May 10th

We all have many reasons to celebrate our Mothers every day of the year ... but May 10th will be that special day we set aside every year just for our Moms.

The modern American holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Anna’s mission was to honor her own mother by continuing work she started as a peace activist in the Civil War and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis’ home state. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother’s Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. (Wikipedia)

Vintages can help you find something unique for your Mom. We have a wide array of wonderful cards, vintage and handcrafted jewelry, distinctive gifts too.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Boots Ravens Designs ... NEW at Vintages

Kelly Matthews is the art and soul of Boots Ravens Designs. Her artistic journey began about eight years ago with a great yearning to create special things with her hands. The Boots Ravens style has morphed and evolved over the years, but the joy in creating has only grown deeper for Kelly. Her pieces are created using sustainable products, an array of metals, colorful beads and hypo-allergenic components. She says: “I find vast joy in the process of creation, envisioning each piece of jewelry as a piece of mini art.”

Boots Ravens creations are solely created by Kelly in her studio overlooking Butte Creek here in Northern California. Her “artistic endeavors are rewarded by the hawks that fly by, the sound of the creek, the ever changing colors and the continued support of my wonderful friends, family, and customers!”

Well, we love her creations too … and now have a selection of them available here at Vintages. Earrings and necklaces made with painted wood, metal encrusted with beautiful patinas and enamels.
Earrings range from from $39.95 to $49.95 each pair
The Blue Mustard earrings is a pairing of a brass triangle with a blue patina topped by a mustard glass bead ($49.95)
Pendants on 17" chain necklaces range from from $39.95 to $49.95 each
The Earth Patina pendant is two brass discs, one hammered with texture and the other finished in a blue patina, topped with a green glass bead. It has a brass cable chain with a hook and eye clasp ($49.95)
These Boots Ravens Designs jewelry are another of Vintages' crafts made by local artists with  products Made in America!

We have all of these in-stock at our shop in Los Gatos. Hopefully we will have them available online soon ... in the meantime, just call or email us if you want any of these items.

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