Websites upgrade

My websites have received some major facetime this summer. There are 3 actively selling vintage postcards and black cat paintings. Their positioning continues to improve. If you are looking to purchase a few nostalgic moments, please visit or

If black cats and their friends are your thang, hang with those at

I am just an email away!

Hoarders Haven

For those who live in Halifax, I am liquidating my large collection of vintage paper, masks, pottery, china, dolls and various items I cannot hoard any longer. An enforced move has driven me to accept that the stuff I have been gathering for 20 years has no place in my leaner lifestyle.

I will feature items here daily, weekly or whenever I think to add them. These pages are from a 1930s Sear-Roebuck catalogue. I have a few pages salvaged from a house on the North Mountain, Kings Co. in the mid80s when I lived in the vicinity.

The purpleferret has expired

Purpleferret, that irascible and insouciant purveyor of vintage cards and fine folk art has expired. 0range-crushed has stepped up to the plate and will continue the tradition of rad black cats tumbling all over the globe. See you soon.


I confess, since discovering facebook, my blogs have suffered. Seems like I can do it all in one stop. However, I have launched two new websites that are a year old and going strong.

Both are vintage exlusively Canadian. The other, topical in nature, with many international views. Check them out.


If you're near Halifax and make handmade items to sell, you may be interested in selling at the Sambro Loop Crafters Circle sale april 24, 10-2:00PM. Please contact me for more information.


New Additions to my etsy shop

Found some more lovely old photos of women, girls, ladies. Some time ago I was building an altered house with ladies in the windows. These didn't make it there. But they are lovely. The image to the right has a flippant air to it. Once upon a time it was framed, it is stil a lovely oval albumen print, mounted on heavy stock. The first is a Cabinet Card, made popular in the 1870s. Both are available now


Another awesome trend is the taking of worn out objects and making them even better. A second life, so to speak. These sellers do just that. Check out the items below, upcycled with flair.