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Vintage Christmas Art

Here is some of the best vintage Christmas artwork that I came across. There are links to many that will take you to the artwork. If you don’t see a link just click on the image and that will take you there.

Enjoy ….

This next one was simply too cute to not include – Is it Christmas Yet ?


Whispering to Santa Vintage Christmas Stickers sticker

Embroidered Caps

I have just been adding items to my store “Toppings” and was concentrating on the upcoming Holidays. I started out with making hats with names and their meanings and just kept adding to this. There are three different style hats you can get and dozens of colors. The best part of this is that you can add any name or saying you like to these quality items and you get a 30 day full money back guarantee if you are not happy with the results.

These make great gifts

Here are just a few you can get as is or you will find the option to change it anyway you see fit. Change what is says (one pesky thing I know is that finding the name you want spelled just like yours is sometimes impossible to do), change the hat style, the hat color, the font, the font color, the embroidery style and best of all watch as the embroidery is stitched. And if you are not satisfied just don’t buy it but better yet wait until you get it and then decide. I am positive you are going to be more than happy with the final product so just check these out today.
Liam Name Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Liam Name Cap / Hat by toppings

Next are just some of the funny caps

For your favorite baldy

Funny Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Funny Cap / Hat by toppings

For the carpenter in all

Funny Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Funny Cap / Hat by toppings

Let them know it’s that time of the month :)

Funny Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Funny Cap / Hat by toppings

Funny Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Funny Cap / Hat by toppings

Some single word statements

Procrastinator Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Winner Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Also some dark and fantasy caps
Nymph Slayer Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Vampire Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Goddess Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Neat candy & pet name caps

Pet Name Cap / Hat embroideredhat

Pet Name Cap / Hat embroideredhat

Pet Name Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Make an occupational cap

Chef Cap / Hat embroideredhat

Twelve Days of Christmas

I had a teacher who needed something quick to include all the kids in a play skit so I put these together for her. There is a cap for each day that are similar 

Leaping Lord Cap / Hat embroideredhat
More fun Christmas caps

Scrooge Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Santa's Bitch Cap / Hat embroideredhat
Visit Toppings for more great caps …….. see them all 


Setting Up Re Installed OS

I had to re install my operating system after my computer was wiped out when trying to install windows service pack1. My first suggestion would be to not try installing any service packs. I have had nothing but headaches every time I tried to put this in. I had to send my computer out this time to get it to work at all and the first night without my laptop what comes on the tv but a Mac commercail where PC says Window 7 is out and there will be no problems like in the past, I promise. Yeah I though it will be a whole set of new problems.

Anyway, I just got the thing back and am a bit daunted by all the stuff I have to install. I made a list of the things I was using and would need to download but have been looking into using new stuff. Things change in monumental ways daily on the internet so as long as I can easily add to my eBay Store sales and my Zazzle Stores I am going to take my time and try some new stuff.

Right now I have to wake my husband because the World Series is coming on …

The first thing that I was worried about was hooking up my wireless. I had checked to see if I needed the install disk that came with it because honestly I don’t remember using one. I found out the one is not necessary for my Belkin. Next I was interested in getting my browser up and running because I really hate using the supplied IE and have found that the best for my variety of uses is Firefox. I installed Firefox 3 even though 3.5.4 is available. I remember having problems with that. I next downloaded an email program. Email programs have come a long way over the last 10 years. I am most comfortable with Thunderbird, another Mozilla platform like Firefox. I did get use to working with my ISP web based email but it is slow to load where as with a separate program your mail is easy to get to. The best part of the ISP email is that I can send out large bulk email to my vintage photo clients at one time. Using a program to do this slows this process down because you can only send a limited amount of emails at one time.

I just started to look for my old programs to start downloading things in order to get back to being able to do some work. I wanted to make some graphic areas for one of my Zazzle stores Toppings. I figured out of all the graphic art type programs I was using I liked best. I downloaded the newest version and got stuck when a message came up. Need .NET framework 3.3.5 or higher from sp1. The dreaded service pack is already haunting me. If you go to download it tells you that this is needed and gives a link to download which I did but it did not work. I do not want to spend 5+ hours waiting to download and install the full Vista sp1 and I am actually afraid to do it. I have no disk drive to reinstall the OS and would have to take it to the computer shop again if anything happens this time.

More to come ……

eBay TRS – WTF is Going On ??????

I am really p.o.’d. I have spent a lot of money preparing for what eBay announced as the TRS (Top Rated Seller) program. Over the summer I actually received telephone calls from ebay telling to get ready for all the changes forthcoming to the site. So like an dummy I did. Yesterday was the first day of this new program and I spent more than ever on listing new auctions and fixed price items to sell. Surprise, surprise …. I was not made a TRS. I saw the badge and the special search forms on my auctions over the last few evenings. I guess I was just a part of some getting ready program. I saw these things and was more confident than ever that I was to be put into this program. Hence I spent more money to list. There has been very few buyers over the last couple weeks and again I assumed ( making an ass out of me ) that this was because the site was being prepared. Hence I prepared even more items for sale sending my payment due skyward.

I am venting here …. there is a poll on the top right of this page about how you feel eBay treats it’s sellers.