Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Behind Closed Doors

What's behind a few of the closed doors are some of my collections garnered from years of Flea Marketing and Scouring around. Ahhhh the good old days when I could walk into so many great Estate Sales and Thrift Shops here in South Florida and have the pick of the litter for pennies! Alas, the finds are not as plentiful these days, especially since the inception of Ebay that has totally changed the world of antiquing, and perhaps not always for the better. I have been obsessed I guess you could say, with antique and vintage linens since I had to learn decorating on the cheap when I finished college. Unless I am familiar with the seller, I really prefer to pick out pieces by hand and in person, since condition and texture are all important. I covet old nubby barkcloth, silks and satins, antique whites and funky, fun printed tablecloths from the '40's.
Although the doors in my studio are usually closed for clutter control, I am into all of the cabinets on a daily basis when putting together creations for the website.

More closed doors reveal collections of tea items. This cabinet has glass doors and is in my kitchen, so that I can enjoy looking, and remember to use these functional lovelies. Some of the pieces have been in the family for a couple of generations, others are website buying trip finds that are cycled through from time to time for projects.

Totally unrelated but useful CELL PHONE information that I wanted to pass along......thanks to my sister for sending this to me. Thankfully I haven't had to use any of these, but I did try the "locking your keys in the car" info and it worked!
Make it a GREAT day~ XO~ Janet

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool
for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

FIRST Emergency

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find
yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile, network and there is an
emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network
to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

SECOND Have you locked your keys in the car?

Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy
someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock.
Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no
object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Editor's Note: "It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!"

THIRD Hidden Battery Power. Imagine your cell battery is very low. To
activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will
get charged when you charge your cell next time.

FOURTH How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits
on your phone: * # 0 6 #, a 15 digit code appears onthe screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.
You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that
whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would
be no point in people stealing mobile phones.
And Finally....


Free Directory Service for Cells Cell phone companies are charging
us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle,
which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.


  1. Great Cell Phone Info! I'm going to post on my blog and of course give credit to you!
    Who knew all of this could be done from a cell phone!

  2. Janet,
    Thank you for such interesting and useful information!


  3. Wow, that is a lot of great information! Thanks! Love your blog btw :)