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Soap Supplies for Sale

Soap Making Supplies for Sale
includes everything needed to start a new hobby
WOULD MAKE A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Retail price of the lot = $175
Asking = $50

Book - 300 Hand Crafted Soaps by Marie Browning

5lbs blocks of Soap Expression melt & pour soap bases - all unopened
1 of Olive Oil
1 of Shea Butter
1 of Hemp (packaging torn on one end)
2 of Goat Milk

¾ lb block of Lily of the Valley melt & pour soap base
Clear Moisturizing Glycerin – open

5 unopened Celtic Soap Molds w/ 2 scents & 2 dye each
7 used Celtic Soap Molds
1 used Swirly Sea Shell Mold
5 unopened Floral Square & Circle Molds
4 open Square & Rectangle Molds with Circular bumps / Half Domes (Massaging Bars)
3 open Square & Rectangle Molds - plain

2 unopened Packs of Soap Dye (4 in each pack)
6 bottles of Soap Dye (3 green, 2 yellow, 1 red)

1 unopened Pack of Soap Scents (4 in each)
1 bottle of Soap Scent (unknown scent)

2 - Shimmer Additives (pink & green) - half used
5 rubber embossing inserts for square / rectangle molds
3 small Loofahs
Tiny bundle of Raffia
Small pack of "Homemade" Paper - white with flowers in it

Here are some general links.
1. Soap Expressions (99% of above made by them) - http://www.soapexpressions.com
2. Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies (has instructions to make melt & pour soap) - http://www.brambleberry.com/Melt-Pour-Soaps-W1C146.aspx
3. Search for the book on Amazon
I have the following items for sale. I will ship the same day as I receive payment. I prefer payment via PayPal. Shipping IS included in price below. Plain gift boxes are available upon request.

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$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: slightly over 1/4"
Blue glass bead, brass washer, smaller beads might be hematite, post and wheel silver



$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: 1/4"
Clear glass bead, brass washer, smaller beads might be hematite, dark rust/brown square, silver post



$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: 1/4"
Clear glass bead, brass washer, rest is tarnished bronze, hexagon nut.



$5 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Silver hoops: 5/8" wide
A royal blue enameled with gold enameled bead (1/4"), flanked by two small silver beads.
I am unsure what metal this is.



Bracelet / Anklet - $5 (including 1st class mail)

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Length: 9"
Dangles: 3 orange rhinestones. 1.25" apart
Center rhinestone is directly across from clasp
Metal: Shiny silver. I am unsure of exactly what type. It doesn't appear to be pot metal. There are no dull spots or dents. At the same time there is no tarnish and feels quite hard. Maybe it is silver plate, but I can't say for sure. Its for you to decide.




Necklace - $8 (including 1st class mail)

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Length: 15"
Main Dangle: 1.25"
Side Dangles: 1"
The chain is a dark brown metal. The small beads on the dangles are bronze metal. The long "ivory" beads 3/8" long and plastic. The necklace is not cheap though. It is the same quality as jewelry by 1928.

11 Victorian parasols on eBay

Good morning,

Below is a link to eleven Victorian parasols, two lots of three and one lot of five. The current bid for each lot is $19.99.

One auction is for black folding parasols, which most likely date from the mid 1800s. The are not necessarily mourning parasols. American's had a thing for solid black parasols when the small folding ones were the rage.

One yellow parasol appears to be in great shape. A black and a brown (2) appear to be in good, probably usable condition. Remember these are probably covered in silk, which becomes brittle with age. So, they would have to be handled with extreme care and the understanding they will probably need to be recovered in the future.

The remaining nine parasols are in various degrees of tatters. Don't let that deter you. If you have one section intact it is relatively easy to make a new covering. Doing it from a bare bone parasol is another matter.

Back to these nine... All of them have at least two sections intact. That allows you to measure the dimensions and angles of each panel, which you can create a patter piece from. A trick is to cut the lower edge of each panel on the salvage. Otherwise the fabric will stretch, making the circumference bigger that you want. If you want the scalloped edge seen on many Victorian parasols, you could probably sew twill tape or such on each to keep the piece from stretching. Many Victorian parasols had an inner lining that covered the spokes. I have no idea how to recreate that.

If you don't want to spend the money on silk to recover your parasol, my personal favorite is eyelet. They tend to have fancy salvage edges and dye easily. Remember to take shrinkage in regard when you buy the fabric. Oh, lesson learned. Do not try to dye or machine wash Victorian/edwardian cotton parasols. They will shrink like crazy.

If you don't want to tackle recovering a parasol by yourself, there are a couple reputable people online who will do it for you. The man I am thinking of will make your folding parasol look brand new, inner lining included, but he is not cheap and tends to have a backlog.

If these lots remain under $50 each, you would have an amazing deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Black-Parasol-Umbrella-Lot-Lace-Satin-Antique-Vintage-ivory-/170731000550?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c05c52e6#ht_3164wt_949

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Mulit-Color-Parasol-Umbrella-Lot-x3-Lace-Satin-Antique-Vintage-Ivory-/170731000694?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c05c5376#ht_3164wt_949

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Multi-Color-Parasol-Umbrella-Lot-x4-Ivory-Vintage-Antique-/310359506828?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4842de3f8c#ht_3164wt_949

Regards,
Shalie

Lip Service Bronze Underbust & Jewelry

I have the following items for sale. I will ship the same day as I receive payment. I prefer payment via PayPal. Shipping IS included in the prices below.

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Lip Service Underbust Vest/Corset - NEW

I purchased the vest at a local event last month. When I arrived home I realized it was too big. So, it hasn't been worn more than 5 minutes.

Lip Service has discontinued this vest. Their current version is only available in black and costs $121.00. My vest is a dark bronze and much sought over.

The Vest is a Lip Service Large (I would say medium). Lip Service's measurements are:
Bust - 38"
Waist - 29"
Hips - 40.5"

Price: $100 (which includes US Priority Mail shipping)
I am not making a profit on this. $100 is what I paid for it.

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$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: slightly over 1/4"
Blue glass bead, brass washer, smaller beads might be hematite, post and wheel silver



$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: 1/4"
Clear glass bead, brass washer, smaller beads might be hematite, dark rust/brown square, silver post



$10 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Total length: 1 3/8"
Dangle Length: 1"
Dangle Width: 1/4"
Clear glass bead, brass washer, rest is tarnished bronze, hexagon nut.



$5 (includes US 1st Class Mail)
Silver hoops: 5/8" wide
A royal blue enameled with gold enameled bead (1/4"), flanked by two small silver beads.
I am unsure what metal this is.



Bracelet / Anklet - $5 (including 1st class mail)

Slick on photos for full size images

Length: 9"
Dangles: 3 orange rhinestones. 1.25" apart
Center rhinestone is directly across from clasp
Metal: Shiny silver. I am unsure of exactly what type. It doesn't appear to be pot metal. There are no dull spots or dents. At the same time there is no tarnish and feels quite hard. Maybe it is silver plate, but I can't say for sure. Its for you to decide.




Necklace - $8 (including 1st class mail)

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Length: 15"
Main Dangle: 1.25"
Side Dangles: 1"
The chain is a dark brown metal. The small beads on the dangles are bronze metal. The long "ivory" beads 3/8" long and plastic. The necklace is not cheap though. It is the same quality as jewelry by 1928.

Patternmaking

Who anyone would be interested in taking a pattern making class? It is 8 classes, over two months, 2 hours each. The classes are in Kennesaw.

50 Books - 17 & 18

Cleopatra's Daughter
by Michelle Moran
Moran's latest foray into the world of classical history (after The Heretic Queen) centers upon the children of Marc Antony and Cleopatra . After the death of their parents, twins Alexander and Selene and younger brother Ptolemy are in a dangerous position, left to the mercy of their father's greatest rival, Octavian Caesar. However, Caesar does not kill them as expected, but takes the trio to Rome to be paraded as part of his triumphant return and to demonstrate his solidified power. As the twins adapt to life in Rome in the inner circle of Caesar's family, they grow into adulthood ensconced in a web of secrecy, intrigue and constant danger. Told from Selene's perspective, the tale draws readers into the fascinating world of ancient Rome and into the court of Rome's first and most famous emperor. Deftly encompassing enough political history to provide context, Moran never clutters her narrative with extraneous facts. Readers may be frustrated that Selene is more observer than actor, despite the action taking place around her, but historical fiction enthusiasts will delight in this solid installment from a talented name in the genre.



The Lace Reader
by Brunonia Barry

Brunonia Barry dreamt she saw a prophecy in a piece of lace, a vision so potent she spun it into a novel. The Lace Reader retains the strange magic of a vivid dream, though Barry's portrayal of modern-day Salem, Massachusetts--with its fascinating cast of eccentrics--is reportedly spot-on. Some of its stranger residents include generations of Whitney women, with a gift for seeing the future in the lace they make. Towner Whitney, back to Salem from self-imposed exile on the West Coast, has plans for recuperation that evaporate with her great-aunt Eva's mysterious drowning. Fighting fear from a traumatic adolescence she can barely remember, Towner digs in for answers. But questions compound with the disappearance of a young woman under the thrall of a local fire-and-brimstone preacher, whose history of violence against Whitney women makes the situation personal for Towner. Her role in cop John Rafferty's investigation sparks a tentative romance. And as they scramble to avert disaster, the past that had slipped through the gaps in Towner's memory explodes into the present with a violence that capsizes her concept of truth. Readers will look back at the story in a new light, picking out the clues in this complex, lovely piece of work.

50 Books - 15 & 16

Lord John & the Hand of Devils
by Diana Gabaldon

The three mystery-adventure novellas of this volume span 1756 to 1758, in settings packed with dark secrets—and therefore dangers—for the soldier-hero with secrets of his own. The first novella finds Lord John swearing vengeance in London for a murdered government official, leading him to a deconsecrated abbey where members of the political elite indulge their basest desires. The second pits Lord John against a succubus that plagues his Prussian encampment, and combines humor with military strategy and supernatural myth. The third, most complex narrative finds Lord John investigating the cause of a cannon explosion in the English countryside that results in a fellow officer's death.


Lord John & the Brotherhood of the Blade
by Diana Gabaldon

Woodman masterfully reads Gabaldon’s latest historical mystery. His light British accent and occasionally delicate tones make protagonist Lord John Grey’s rare bouts of passion and anger seem even more profound. Grey’s regiment is wintering in London, and his mother’s upcoming marriage rekindles an old mystery about his father’s death. Grey’s investigation leads him to Hellwater, where Scottish Jacobite James Fraser is being held on parole. Woodman reads Fraser’s lines with a light and occasionally ferocious Scottish accent, reminding listeners of his prisoner status. From Irish soldier hooligans to Grey’s Prussian friends, the characters receive distinct treatments. Listeners may find some provocative homosexual sex scenes a bit disturbing, but this shouldn’t bother Gabaldon’s legion of fans. --Jessica Moyer

50 Book - 13 & 14

Gracefully Insane
by Alex Beam

A knowledgeable historical portrait of New England's McLean Hospital, until recently the mental institution equivalent of the Plaza Hotel. Fenceless and unguarded, McLean's grounds were landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted. Amenities included tennis courts, a golf course, room service, and a riding stable. As one director said, "If you don't know where you are, then you're in the right place." Its patients have included James Taylor, Robert Lowell, and Ray Charles. It also looms large in The Bell Jar and Girl, Interrupted, written by former patients Sylvia Plath and Susanna Kaysen. Beam weaves patients' and employees' stories with an informal review of mental health treatments through the years, including lobotomies, insulin-induced comas, ice-water baths, and a ghastly device called the "coercion chair." Gracefully Insane is amiable, lively, and honest. Its many anecdotes (derived from patient records, journals, and interviews) are by turns poignant, humorous, and unsettling.


Lord John & the Private Matter
by Diana Gabaldon

Trouble befalls Lord John Grey (fresh from minor roles in Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander novels) when he accidentally discovers that the Hon. Joseph Trevelyan, his cousin's betrothed, may have what those in 1757 termed "the pox" or "the French disease" syphilis. Before he can figure out an appropriate way to handle this delicate matter, he becomes involved in the investigation of the mysterious and grisly murder of a military colleague suspected of being a spy. Gabaldon (The Fiery Cross; Drums of Autumn; etc.) stitches these two plots together into a compelling narrative that also offers a wealth of juicy details about 18th-century London, especially its homosexual underbelly. Lord John, who reminisces about his dead lover, Hector, and the "lean, hard body" of an old flame, learns that Trevelyan may be traveling from one house of ill repute to another of a different sort: at the Lavender House, both buyers and sellers are men. Among his various trials and tribulations, Lord John must discern the identity of a mysterious figure in a green velvet dress spotted in both of these establishments and investigate the mysterious death of a similarly attired man, found with his face bashed in.

50 Books - 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12

The Perfect Poison
Arcane Society - Book 6
by Amanda Quick

SETTING: Late Victorian England

If Lucinda Bromley doesn’t discover who stole her fern, she could end up being charged with murder. Lucinda frequently used her unusual psychic gift to discern death by poisoning to help the London police, but when a nobleman is poisoned by a compound containing elements of a rare fern, one that can only be found in her conservatory, Lucinda knows she better act quickly. To help her find the real murderer, she hires Caleb Jones, a “psychical investigator.” Believing there is a connection between Lucinda’s fern thief and a deadly dangerous secret society, Caleb agrees to take the case, but he never expected to become so distracted by his new partner in detection or to find himself flummoxed on so many fronts.




In Too Deep
Arcane Society - Book 10
by Jayne Ann Krentz

SETTING: Oregon, 21st Century

When it comes to finding a logical pattern within chaos, private detective Fallon Jones can’t be beat, but Isabella Valdez has him completely baffled. Not content with just efficiently organizing Fallon’s office, Isabella insists on learning the detective business, too, and she quickly has her own first case, investigating a “haunted” house. Once Isabella senses the house is troubled by more than a ghost, she calls Fallon for backup, and that’s when Fallon realizes his new assistant has not only a few unique talents of her own but also a mysterious past that could come back to haunt them both.




Dragonwyck
by Anya Seton

First published in 1944, Dragonwyck was a national bestseller that was made into a major motion picture starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price in 1946.

Miranda, Bible-bred farm girl with a romantic head and pretty face, gets a chance to live her dream when she is requested as companion to the child of a wealthy relative. He is Nicholas Van Ryn, upper New York state Dutch aristocracy. Her passion is kindled by the icy fire of Nicholas, and the luxury of Dragonwyck. Dressed in satin and lace, she becomes part of Dragonwyck, with its Gothic towers, acres of tenant farms, and dark, terrible secrets.

This compelling novel paints a marvelous portrait of a country torn between freedom and feudal traditions; a country divided between the very wealthy and the very poor. Poor tenant farmers at Dragonwyck, the European royalty who visit, and American icons such as Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and the Astors are vividly brought to life.

This is a heart-stopping story of a remarkable woman, her breathtaking passions, and the mystery and terror that await her in the magnificent hallways of Dragonwyck.

>>>The rent wars of upstate NY are depicted in the book. The estates on the Hudson owned by the "Dutch aristocracy" ran on a feudal system. The rent wars were when the farmers rebelled in an attempt to own the land they had been farming for generations. I had no idea of any of this. It was neat to learn about a way of life I didn't know existed in the US. Its ironic that this was going on at the same time as the Civil War.<<<



Dracula in Love
by Karen Essex
>>I really enjoyed this book. Not what I expected at all.<<

London, 1890. Mina Murray, the rosy-cheeked, quintessentially pure Victorian heroine, becomes Count Dracula’s object of desire. To preserve her chastity, five male “defenders” rush in to rescue her from the vampire’s evil clutches. This is the version of the story we've been told. But now, from Mina’s own pen, we discover that the story is vastly different when told from the female point of view.

In this captivating, bold act of storytelling, award-winning author Karen Essex breathes startling new life into the characters of Bram Stoker's Dracula, transporting the reader into the erotic and bizarre underbelly of the original story. While loosely following the events of its classic predecessor, Dracula in Love deviates from the path at every turn.

The result is a darkly haunting, propulsive, and rapturous tale of immortal love and possession.

From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula’s eternal muse—the most famous woman in vampire lore—vividly recounts the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked her and the Count through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.

Mina’s version of this gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into Victorian England’s dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and terrifying asylum chambers, revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within. Time falls away as she is swept into a mythical voyage far beyond mortal comprehension, where she must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium.

Stoker’s Dracula offered one side of the story, in which Mina was a victim bearing no responsibility for the unfolding events. Now, for the first time, the truth of her secret history, and of vampirism itself, is revealed. What this flesh and blood woman has to say is more sensual, more devious, and more enthralling than the Victorians could have expressed or perhaps even imagined.



The Search
by Nora Roberts

Serial killers, dog obedience schools, canine search and rescues and a grumpy male hero, does not make a good modern romance novel. I could not see our hero and heroine making it more than six months together after the close the of the book.

50 Books - 5, 6 & 7

Goddess of the Hunt
by Tessa Dare


Burning Lamp - 8th in the Arcane Society series
by Amanda Quick
Read book 8 before 7. They don't make sense otherwise.

SETTING: Late Victorian England

The Arcane Society was born in turmoil when the friendship of its two founders evolved into a fierce rivalry. Nicholas Winters's efforts led to the creation of a device of unknown powers called the Burning Lamp. Each generation of male descendants who inherits it is destined to develop multiple talents - and the curse of madness." "Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has been struck with the Winters Curse. But even has he arranges a meeting with the mysterious social reformer, Adelaide Pyne, he has no idea how closely their fates are bound, for she holds the missing lamp in her possession." But their dangerous psychic experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. And though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart - if death doesn't take them together.


Fired Up - 7th book in the Arcane Society series
by Jayne Ann Krentz
SETTING: Seattle and Las Vegas, 21st Century

Suffering recurring blackouts, Jack Winters fears he is falling victim to the centuries-old Winters curse and will turn into an unstable monster if he doesn't locate the legendary Burning Lamp. Jack seeks help from smart, skeptical PI Chloe Harper, whose rare dreamlight talent is necessary to work the lamp's magic. But others, some with far more sinister agendas, are also in search of the lamp, and as the puzzle pieces slowly fall into place, the danger to Jack and Chloe ratchets up.