::: I take orders on a first come, first serve basis. Please email me with any questions or with your list of items, along with your U.S. zip code and payment preference (check or PayPal). I will reply with an invoice when you are ready to order. I will ship internationally, just send me your address and I'll reply with a shipping quote. You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card. PayPal will let you pay as a guest. Items will ship within 3 business days of payment. You will receive confirmation of your payment and a tracking number. If you are new here and want to make sure I'll provide great service, please visit my Etsy shops in the sidebar and check out my 100% positive customer feedback. Thanks! Lana Manis


Friday, August 18, 2017

More Treasures...

I call this a junk sale, but seriously... this isn't junk! I need to come up with another name for my sales. :)

Please email me with your choices AND your zip. I'll send an invoice for the total including shipping from me (in TN) to you. I use USPS Priority and First Class. If you are outside the U.S., please contact me for a shipping quote.  My email: lanamanis (at) gmail (dot) com

1. Aqua & Amber - Cross My Heart Necklace
SOLD ~ thank you so much! :)

I designed this necklace with a romantic, Paris flea market look in mind. It uses shades of aqua, amber, ecru, sepia, and aged metal. It's one of my absolute favorites! --- Which is why I hung on to it and didn't sell when I was repeatedly asked if it was available. However, it's time to part with it and let someone else enjoy this one of a kind adornment.

I made the 1.5" square soldered charm in 2009. It features stained parchment paper, a fragment of antique lace, and a watercolor stained paper heart. The back is stained parchment paper and is signed and dated Lana Manis 2009. The front is beveled glass and the back is flat glass. The lead free solder has an aged patina. I have hand made all of the chain links and the clasp from steel wire.

Beautiful aqua and amber glass beads embellish the chain. An antique piece of jewelry with dark aqua teardrop settings decorates the center front just above the soldered charm. It looks like a cross and is one of my treasured pieces... I couldn't part with it for a long time.

The open length is 21 inches. The cross & heart pendant drop length is 3 inches.

$125 SOLD ~ thank you so much! :)

2. A Bird in the Hand Topiary Set
(box with eggs not included)

"A  bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
If you are one of my long-time customers, you probably remember all the Bird in Hand pieces I made over the years... pincushions, paintings, etc. This is a set I made about that same time.

Everything is a dark teal, copper, and brown, with glass glitter embellishments. Topiaries are 9" and 5 1/2" tall. This 3 piece set is one of a kind.


3. Nesting Watercolor Fraktur

This fraktur is based on a Pennsylvania watercolor of a distelfink feeding her young in a nest, ca. late 1700s. I've painted mine with watercolors, detailing with sepia ink. The artwork measure 6" x 12" and is in a wooden frame, painted black, distressed, and rubbed with my homemade beeswax paste. The art will be behind glass. I removed it for the photos. It has an easel back and a metal loop for hanging on the wall.


4.Walnut Ink Crystals, 7.7 ounces

I looked these up online and on average walnut ink crystals are $3.50 -  $4.00 per oz.
Get nearly 8 oz. for


5.Windsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour Starter Set - 6 colors

Retails for $26.99. I used a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby, getting this set for $16 plus tax.
You can see very little has been used. I tried them but prefer my acrylics and watercolors, as I'm not used to oils. If you work with oils, you'd be more familiar with this medium.


A few items remain from my previous post:

Thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Junk Sale!!!

8-14-2017 update: more items will be added by 11pm tonight. If you placed an order today you have time to shop from this second round of items and combine shipping --- if you let me know before 9am Tuesday morning.

Items are sold on a first to email and pay basis.
To order: email me   lanamanis(at)   with your choices and zip. I'll answer as soon as possible.
Shipping: I will ship the most economical way from me (in TN) to your zip.

Art Deco Frame with 1927 Lithograph
litho is embellished with metallic gold
7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
SOLD ~ thank you! 
VIOLETS miniature book
3" x 3"
SOLD ~ thank you!

Antique Inspired Paper Vase with Original Fraktur Paintings
Each panel is an original watercolor fraktur style painting. Panels are hand-sewn together. This was inspired by an antique theorem vase. Made by me in 2006.
About 9 1/2" high
SOLD ~ thank you!

turkey feathers are not included

Vintage Basket
15" high including handle

Vintage Army Box
11 1/2"wide x 5 1/2" deep x 3 1/2" tall
I found this in a junk store more than 20 years ago. Inside it were photos, dice, and a small journal of a soldier during WWII. I'm selling the box only. Great little storage piece.

Kitchen Scales
Yes, they work! :)

The Birds' Xmas Carol
A very sweetly illustrated Christmas story.
SOLD ~ thank you!

The Atlantic Monthly
January 1883

Alphabet Stamps 1, lower case

Alphabet Stamps 1, upper case

Alphabet Stamps 2, lower case

Alphabet Stamps 2, upper case

Large Assortment of Antique & Vintage Millinery Flowers
SOLD ~ thank you!

Vintage Doves

Beekeeper Pillow
This is the original pillow photographed for Victoria magazine, August 2002.
18" square, over-lapped backing,
linen front, hand-embroidered with variegated cotton thread and silk and organza ribbons,
dark gold chenille fringe.
Bees, bee skep, thistle.
Signed on back.
SOLD ~ thank you!

Curly Crepe Wool Hair.
Off white, red, and dark brown.
Great for dolls and Santas.

Great for dolls, Santas, and sheep... of course!
Purchased from Vermont Harvest Folkart.
There are 4 kinds / colors / textures.
SOLD ~ thank you! 

Antique Ribbons
The green and pink ribbon sash is 1800s, made of silk.
I really don't remember what I was told about the black check ribbon. I think it's acetate.
Black check is 3 1/4" wide x 60" long
Pink and green plaid is 4 1/4" wide x 34" long

Wool Paisley Remnant
6" x 16"
I bought these to make antique style sewing rolls... but never did.
SOLD ~ thank you!

Wool Paisley Remnant
6" x 16"
I bought these to make antique style sewing rolls... but never did.
SOLD ~ thank you!

Wool Paisley Remnant
6" x 16"
I bought these to make antique style sewing rolls... but never did.
SOLD ~ thank you!

 the last two photos show the back side of the wool paisley remnant.

More items added...

Two May Dew Gathering Baskets
Read the story about my inspiration here.
$20 for both 

Two Valentine Cone Ornaments
and Two Decorative Winged Heart Banners
Handmade by me a few years back. Cones are covered with antique sheet music and embellished with vintage crepe paper and hand-cut, hand-woven, paper hearts.
$25 for all four pieces.
SOLD ~ thank you!

Very Old, Hand Sewn, Hen Pincushion
I purchased this a few years back at a flea market in Dalton, GA.

Three large rolls of stickers = hundreds of stickers!
Sunflowers and butterflies, bicycles and lavender, feathers, nests, and eggs.
$25 for all three rolls.

Five sets of block printed lavender cards. There are four cards in each set.
All five sets for

Two Christmas Cone Ornaments
Sturdy paper mache cones from a thread factory are covered with (1) a Santa Christmas card. Santa's red suit is flocked! And (2) the cover of a vintage Christmas song book - When the Christ Child Came.
 $10 for both

Wooden Bobbins
2 sets available
set of 5

Recycled Wool Pins
I have several left and I no longer make these to sell. They retailed for $10.
I need to clear them out so I'm offering an assortment of colors (randomly chosen) at
5 for $20