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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Better with age...I'm talking about antiques!

JimBo at Lake Junaluska dam

eBay at Stirred2generosity or Etsy at JimBosOnline

 Hi, my name is Jim Brookins known by many as Jimbo’. Welcome to Jimbos.Online blogger spot, and all of the neat items you can find here.

 Back in 2001, I found an interest in Vintage, Antique, Mid-Century and Modern pieces for my personal use. I also enjoyed auctions and bought sometimes in bulk. Running out of space I began selling in the local Antique Mall. Later with two business partners, we opened an Antique store. I still have the sign that was on the door here is a picture of it. But it’s a long story I won’t bore you with details. Other than it was named after Walter, Tommy, and yours truly JimBo'.
WallyTomBo's Antiques L.L.C.

Just to say the store is now closed and I’m on my own having a blast selling now online to people just like you who enjoy great deals.
I have moved all of my personal inventory into a storage building. Now almost ten years after WallyTomBos Antiques closed its doors all of those vintage items are being offered for sale. Guess what the antique industry has over the new item industry? Time and age are a perquisite, the longer the items are around the more vintage they become. Kind of like a good wine in a wooden barrel, it gets better with age.
Wine decanter complete with blown glass and sipper.  

Blown glass Wine decanter with sipper ice chamber & wicker green glass bottle

Another neat thing for me as it is for you is this. It is a treasure hunt for both. I do not recall what is in all of those boxes.   Old tools and oil cans. Small shovels and wrenches, wood plans, draw shaves, bit and brace. Little stubby screwdrivers by Craftsman Stanley, Snap-on.
Craftsman stubby screwdriver
Somewhere within boxes of stored items, there it is it the one thing you have wanted. You may need it for yourself or a gift for that special person or persons in your life. So I have done my best to research, describe and photograph it for you.

 Hey, we both need money it’s a fact of life at the same time-saving money is a great thing to do, too. This is where shopping at my site is this difference. Making reasonable offers isn’t going to hurt my feelings. Giving you a great deal is my goal. Don't forget to subscribe, enter your email on Jimbo's.Online home page. You will not get spammed from me. I hardly have time to make a post on the blog and empty boxes. What good is spam anyhow? Never cared for the canned meats anyway.  

 Shipping rates are difficult to reduce since I don’t own the airplanes and trucks. Speaking of shipping. I have nearly 4 decades of experience providing quality customer service. Package handling is so important to me and my packing of your item is with great care. There is nothing worse than opening a long-awaited treasure only to find it damaged. You will be happy to purchase high-quality items as described. To bring back wonderful memories of the past and delight to your lifestyle.

 Send me any question you have. Then jump right in with a bag, well, take the cart instead and fill it up. Today is your day for fun. 
 Thanks for dropping in. JimBo’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What did I THINK? Absolutely one very informative book. The China Study

I wanted to share this inside story with you. While it has nothing to do with eBay Vintage and Etsy Antique items my main subject on this blog. By the way, click Etsy and save 10% off your selection of items. My eBay shop Stirred2Genreosity where you can make offers on most any of the items. (hint put your email in the slot at the top of the page, promise I will not see it. Don't worry I am retired and don't have time to spam.) Back to today's blog, it is all about diet and what we put into our God-given body. We laugh and make jokes saying "you are what you eat." Do you really believe that? It is the truth, so just what is it you are eating. I'm not talking about just if you love meat and have to have it. Or if you go totally raw foods or vegetables and none other. And can you imagine there is even talk about 3D printing food? "it converts proteins from algae, beet leaves or insects into tasty products. " Sounds like what I want to eat? No Thanks. The thought that ones "nutrition" could be at stake concerns me when looking at this option. God intended that our food is enriched by the soil, fresh air, sun light and rain along with other qualities nature offers. Is life moving so fast for people that real food and it's a benefit to the human body has to be made in a copy machine? We have to think of health and the ramifications of long term use of food from a copier. If this is a desire for the masses then more power to them, I'll grow from seed, harvest, prepare and cook my food. You would be doing yourself a super big favor to read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell II And I am not selling my copy. I have in fact bought copies to give away to some of my co-workers when I was employed. (now Retired) What did I THINK? Absolutely one very informative book on diet and health, backed by untold numbers of reports and years, and years of study and research. Long ago when I began my journey on gaining control of bad health with high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. My doctor put me on pills for all of those things. He then told me to lose weight as well. I asked him for alternative options for the pills. Seeking to go with a "natural" approach whatever that might be? He told me that there wasn't anything that could be done from a natural point of view. Well, I did not like that answer. However, I began taking the prescribed medication. But did not like that I would need to take this from then on. I found out that blood pressure medication was causing another health issue. Right at this moment, I cannot pinpoint it other than it was kidney related. This information was given to me by my father-n- law who is a Homeopathic doctor (now gone home with The Lord). At his suggestions, I stopped taking it. I might add that my weight was around 335 pounds. I began to research on the internet for people who had similar health issues as mine. The bottom line was that I changed from a meat eater to vegetarian. Then dropped weight, 117 lbs over the next 2 to 3 years by eating a plant-based diet of fruit and vegetables. By eating my fiber and reducing processed foods. Replacing them with real food. I was in a lifestyle change for the better. After visiting the doctor for a checkup, he found the weight loss fantastic and the high blood pressure was gone along with diabetes. He said I don't know what you are doing but keep on doing it. As I read "The China Study" I found many of my personal researching was similar to the content of the book. This made me glad. The part that made me sad was just how bad the system is. The system of whom Americans for years and years have depended on. Government and food industries. Nutritional "research" that we trusted now finds large gaping holes of distrust. Industrial giants whose motive is to destroy from within. I cannot say enough about this book. Everyone owes it to themselves to read this book. Read it with an open mind. it will change your life. See my GoodReads on other books that I read and have reviews on. The China Study influenced a lot of my gardening methods, too! Enter your email address above and you will get email updates of my most recent blog post and if any new listings. eBay and Etsy items. God Bless you! JimBo' This photo is my 2018 garden without any chemicals of any kind just pure nature. I thank the Good LORD for His wisdom.
Garlic and potatoes Mid Spring 2018

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sweet Sweet the Memories you gave to me...memories are made of this...

Sweet Sweet the Memories you gave to me...memories are made of this...

This goes for your own memories. What are they made of the list is endless it's as broad as the imagination. If I could bring only a few of them to your frontal lobe and motivate those memories. How much more enriched your life could be. 
Is it the wooden bucket and tin can with a handle attached, the ice cubes and the rock salt... the milk and sugar with added vanilla. 
Or is it the finished ice cream? What if it was more about the memories surrounding the bucket. You know your brothers and sister, mom and dad and even the dog. 
Then too, it's those cool Melmac bowls the ice cream went into, topped with Hershey chocolate syrup and salted peanuts. 
We all have memories that we want to keep. My goal is sharing with you, merchandise that helps to do just that. can't beat the memories you gave to the song goes! 
Memories are made of this! 
This is what motivates me to provide antiques and vintage or mid-century items. Because we all should make and maintain memories. 
When I moved to Western North Carolina in 1993. I never thought about the opportunity that this area gave me. Until I looked into the vast amount of antiques available here. The more I looked the more of my own memories were rekindled. 
I would find myself purposely attending one or more of the many auction houses in the area. Soon I was selling at a local antique mall...later I owned my own antique store. 
Over time the store closed and those memories were locked up in storage. How sad for them. But now my Etsy shop allows me to display and sell them for you to enjoy once again.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Just yesterday!

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It was just yesterday, I was so excited about promoting my blog. The delivery man brought me a small box. Inside was 500 neat business cards complete with my logo JimBoS.OnLine blog sites and my mug shot.  Being retired I don't see as many people as I did working.

So I gave one or two to some nice folks that I met up with just yesterday.  While talking with them about my blog and eBay site Stirred2Generosity and Etsy site JimBos OnLine Save 10% .      My eBay site right now as about 50 items while only 8 on Etsy.    But much more is on the way. I have so many vintage and antique items that I never really know what will come from storage the next time I am there.

 Just like the folks I talk to in person who told me the things they are interested in. You know antique tools, vintage car parts, collectible coins & paper money.  I got to thinking about the last one coins and paper money. The way I see it is I collect those, too  I am wide open for any contributions predominantly large ones.

But here's what I would like to hear from you.  What Arts & Mid-Century  or Retro things that interest you the most.
 Coming up soon will be some vintage hand tools and even a sewing table. Speaking of tables. I have four Claw foot table legs.
They are not from the famous Thomas Chippendale circa 1700 with more than 20 styles of "Ball and Claw" designs. I might guess that these are more from the Mid-Century around 1960 or 1970.  More Retro as for the age of them.
Please leave comments and your thoughts.  I am working on a post for textiles and drapes from the 1960 and 1970 areas.  The hardest part about that will be learning the different name of those flower power days.  I was only 10 or 12 years of age back then.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mid-Century 1960 Crewel knitting design

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Mid-Century Art design (save 10% using this link)  Crewel knitting design the pattern is transferred to the art surface and the knitter can then begin knitting the yarn.  
 As a guy who is not much into sewing let alone knitting working with un-finished cloth textiles. All I can say is this sewing is hard to get the thread into that little eye of the needle. Maybe Crewel knitting is something that is easier to do?

Visit ten detail photos Crewel art design that I offer and leave your comments on this post.   

Circa 1960 Crewel Knit Art
1960's Framed Crewel Knit art. Woven design framed wall art with a paper seal(small tear in the paper) on the reverse. The artist used a Mid Century pitcher for the focal point of the floral arrangement. Suitable to hang as it is. However, some of the black paint has chipped off. To refinish the chipped areas of light wood, the paper seal on the back will need removing to allow for the art to be removed. I will leave that up to the new owner. 

Framed art is 14" inches wide and 25 1/4" Inches tall. Painted in flat black with colors of orange and yellow-brown design on light beige tweed type material.

Here it is early morning,(up-dating Feb.18th)well it could have been a long evening, too? Above I said that the pattern was transferred to the art surface. But I just learned that crewel knitting is freestyle and that it dates back to the 16th and 17th century. Crewel is by definition loosely twisted, worsted yarn, used for tapestry and embroidery.