Welcome to Georgia Dee’s Gift Shop!


Ceramic tile coasters feature capybara footprint and iridescent coppery raku glaze. The exposed clay exhibits the smoky color indicative of the raku firing process. Each tile measures approximately 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (9.5 x 9.5 cm) and has a cork backing. The depth of the iridescence is impossible to photograph, kind of like an oil slick on a mud puddle, but better because the capybara who just walked out of it left footprints in the mud! The footprint is from Caplin Rous, the World’s Most Famous Capybara, and Dobby’s late big brother. The tiles were designed, created, and donated to Stacy’s Funny Farm by Francine (Hibiscus) Rossi. Thank you, Francine!

Most tiles are square, there are some octagons, some  smaller squares, and a wee tiny tile, too. When you order, we will discuss what I have available. I can send photos of your tiles before you pay, and a photo of your actual tiles will accompany your invoice.

$20 each, $15 each for 3 or more tiles, $15 for the little one, plus shipping (small flat rate box). All proceeds benefit Stacy’s Funny Farm.

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Genuine capybara footprint coasters really work! Sorry, martini glass charm not available.

 

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Capybara Footprint Coaster – square, no two alike

 

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Capybara Footprint Coaster – octagon, one of a kind

They are all iridescent, depending upon how the light hits them! There is some variation in size and shape.


Fancy glass necklace with silver capybara charm – $100

Fancy glass necklace with silver capybara charm – detail

 

Carnelian and shell necklace with bronze capybara charm – $100

Carnelian and shell necklace with bronze capybara charm – detail

 

Bronze and coral necklace with bronze capybara charm – $100

Bronze and coral necklace with bronze capybara charm – detail

 

Agate necklace with silver capybara charm – detail

Lapis, coral, and turquoise necklace with silver capybara charm – $100

Lapis, coral, and turquoise necklace with silver capybara charm – detail

 

Amethyst necklace with silver capybara charm – $100

Amethyst necklace with silver capybara charm – detail

 

SOLD! – Glass vegetable necklace – $75

Bronze capybara earrings – $85

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Bronze capybara earrings – detail

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African trade bead earrings, green – $15

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African trade bead earrings, green – detail

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African trade bead earrings, salmon – $15

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African trade bead earrings, salmon – detail

 

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African trade bead earrings, banana – $15

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African trade bead earrings, banana – detail

 

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African trade bead earrings, coral and blue glass – $18

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African trade bead earrings, coral and blue glass – detail

 

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African trade bead earrings, blue – $15

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African trade bead earrings, blue – detail

 

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African trade bead earrings, Jamaican flag – $15

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African trade bead earrings, Jamaican flag – detail

 

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African trade bead earrings, black and yellow – $15

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African trade bead earrings, black and yellow – detail

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African trade bead earrings, blue and brown – $15

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African trade bead earrings, blue and brown – detail

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African trade bead earrings, red – $15

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African trade bead earrings, red – detail

 

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Glass bug earrings, yellow – $10

 

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Glass bug earrings, yellow – detail

 

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Glass bug earrings, chocolate – $10

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Glass bug earrings, chocolate – detail

 

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Glass bug earrings, black and orange – $10

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Glass bug earrings, black and orange – detail

 

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Antique Chinese silver earrings – $25

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Antique Chinese silver earrings – detail

 

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Duckling and bead earrings – $10

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Duckling and bead earrings – detail

 

 

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Dandy duck earrings – $10

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Dandy duck earrings – detail

 

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Porcelain rooster earrings – $10

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Porcelain rooster earrings – detail

 

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French teacup earrings – $10

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French teacup earrings – detail, 2 pair available, ask me about the cream and sugar set and matching teapot necklace

 

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Glass penguin, cobalt – $6

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Glass penguin, cobalt – detail

 

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Tiny glass rooster earrings – $6

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Tiny glass rooster earrings – detail

 

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Tiny green glass teddy bear earrings – $6

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Tiny green glass teddy bear earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass penguin earrings, honey – $6

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Tiny glass penguin earrings, honey – detail

 

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Tiny glass Christmas frog earrings – $6

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Tiny glass Christmas frog earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass swan earrings – $6

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Tiny glass swan earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass quail earrings – $4

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Tiny glass quail earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass watermelon earrings – $4

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Tiny glass watermelon earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass blowfish earrings – $4

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Tiny glass blowfish earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass teddy bear earrings, honey – $6

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Tiny glass teddy bear earrings, honey – detail

 

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Tiny glass bee earrings – $4

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Tiny glass bee earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass rooster earrings – $4

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Tiny glass rooster earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass puppy earrings – $4

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Tiny glass puppy earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass rubber ducky earrings – $4

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Tiny glass rubber ducky earrings – detail

 

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Tiny glass parrot earrings – $4

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Tiny glass parrot earrings – detail

 

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Glass parrot earrings – $6

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Glass parrot earrings – detail

 

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Glass pig earrings, red – $6

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Glass pig earrings, red – detail

 

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Glass pig earrings, blue – $6

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Glass pig earrings, blue – detail

 

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Glass rubber ducky earrings – $6

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Glass rubber ducky earrings – $6

 

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Glass trained dog earrings – $6

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Glass trained dog earrings – detail

 

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Glass goose earrings – $8

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Glass goose earrings – detail (Buyer beware! Goose necklace colors do not match!)

 

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Glass magic mushroom earrings – $8

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Glass magic mushroom earrings – detail

 

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Glass garlic earrings – $8

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Glass garlic earrings – detail (Many pairs available. Please ask if you would like a necklace, and I will make one up for you.)

 

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Vintage glass earrings, pinkish – $10

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Vintage glass earrings, pinkish – detail (By vintage, I mean that they have patina (as in chips and scratches.) The glass beads are probably 50 years old.

 

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Painted metal globe necklace – $5

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Painted metal globe necklace – detail (earrings available)

 

Now, back to our regular programming:

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SOLD! – Ring #7 Cameo ring, 14k, front, sz 5.5

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Very nice signed custom piece, sterling and amethyst. This is an articulated (hinged) pin with a bale so it can also be worn as a pendent. 1984 vintage.

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Back of sterling and amethyst pin, showing bale, pin, and hinge. Signed (C) NM ’84

 

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Carved jade “pin” though there is no pin, just a loop at the back (far end of this photo) add your own safety pin. Very pretty translucent stone “flower.” Fabulous on that camel-hair coat.

 

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Brass cuff, nice weight to it, probably a bit on the small size since I wore it.

 

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Very dark green jade, weighty, with a decorative clasp.

 

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Low quality carnelian beads, not perfectly round, but with character. The clasp still works, but it got smashed in my jewelry box once, so you can see it is kinda bent.

 

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Gorgeous carnelian beads, very nice quality, strand is long enough to double.

 

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Three enameled bracelets. The yellow ones are costume jewelry quality but the red one is nice cloisonné. HOWEVER, the inside of the red one is a bit chipped, though the exterior has aged nicely.

 

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Freshwater pearls (whiter than this photo shows), lapis beads, and tiny “silver” beads each side of the lapis. Very pretty, no clasp.

 

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Sterling shell bracelet, very delicate, should polish up nicely.

 

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Mexican “silver” elephant bracelet, bought from an authentic street vendor. Not even a hint of tarnish, but a very cute bracelet.

 

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CHILD’S bracelet, afghani. Brass on “silver” (no marks). Very nice, but it catches on sweaters and scarves. Barely large enough for me, and not flexible.

 

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Elephant necklace, not ivory, but probably not vegan. Silver-ish clasp. That tag says $15.

 

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Ring #25 Nice but unmarked “silver,” possibly malachite stone, sz 9.0

 

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Ring #26 Georgia Dee price $90.50, sz 5.25

 

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Ring #30 Pearl (light silver color) and sterling, 4.0

 

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Ring #34 I’m pretty sure these are sapphires (six), a very tiny ring,  sz 3.5

 

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Carnelian beads with cloisonne beads, sturdy clasp, very heavy.

 

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Silver belt buckle with Aztec calendar, front

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Silver belt buckle with Aztec calendar, back, could use polishing

 

 

 

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Genuine POP-BEADS! Very old, kind of fragile, the pops don’t stand up to much unpopping any more. Otherwise in good condition.

 

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Three long matched strands of beads made of what my Mother would have called “bone.” Not ivory, but probably not vegan. I could sell them separately, but they look so good doubled- six strings wide.

 

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Silver butterfly pin

 

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Enameled gold pin. the enamel is not quite right (chipped?) but that doesn’t seem to distract from the character of this old piece. (front)

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Enameled gold pin, back.

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Carved doodad. I was going to say jade, but it is almost like tiger-eye in good light. Dang, where’s my penny for scale? The tag is about the size of a penny, so this is a couple inches, end to end.

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Here’s the penny. In this photo you can see the lights in the jade, or whatever it is.

 

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Agate and “ruby” earrings, not pierced.

 

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Silver and abalone shell bracelet, very nice. Has little dangly pieces on some panels.

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Silver and abalone bracelet, unclasped.

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You have to be pretty old to remember these classy understated pins. In unopened package.

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Probably too late to win the Mustang. (back of Golden Circle Costume Pin package)

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Freshwater pearls, several colors, double strand with clasp. I’m pretty sure my Mother’s price was accurate for these, so I kept the price high. If they don’t sell, I will consider serious offers.

 

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Detail of nice freshwater pearls and clasp.

 

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Lapis Lazuli, carved, 14k, side one

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Lapis Lazuli, carved, 14k, front

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Lapis Lazuli, carved, 14k, front

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Lapis Lazuli, carved, 14k, back detail

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Carved jadeite, front

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Carved jadeite, back

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Carved Lapis Lazuli, large, front

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Carved Lapis Lazuli, large, back

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Carved Jadeite, front

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Carved Jadeite, back

 

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Mexican silver bracelet and screw-on earrings. Very small bracelet for a tiny wrist (mine). Good silver, but very tarnished. Earrings could convert to pierced.

 

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Bronze sitting capybara charm

 

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Silver sitting capybara charm

 

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Silver sitting capybara charm

 

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SOLD! – Silver sitting capybara charm

 

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Bronze standing capybara charm

 

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Bronze standing capybara charm

 

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Bronze standing capybara charm

 

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Bronze standing capybara charms

 

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Silver standing capybara charm

 

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Silver standing capybara charm

 

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Silver standing capybara charm

 

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Silver standing capybara charm

 

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Silver standing capybara charm

 

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Carved chop with tiny fu dog

 

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Carved jadeite

 

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Antique Chinese silver doodad, lightweight, nonsensical. This is one I actually wore quite a bit. More interesting than it looks here.

 

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Nice beads, malachite, jet and ? Nice weight and feel to them.

 

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Gilded shell pendant, as if they aren’t interesting enough. Very pretty, not too fragile, but ultimately breakable, of course.

 

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Old bow pin with “pearls,” more elegant than flashy. Would dress up that baseball cap of yours.

 

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Sparkly earrings! You can tell by the price that they’re real diamonds.

 

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Butterfly pin/pendant. Could use polishing.

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Butterfly pin/pendant, Mexican silver. The bail is on a tricky little tube that the pin goes through.

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Pouffy silver heart pendant!

 

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Teeny tiny teddy bear earrings, silver.

 

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Shiny “silver” hoop de doos. Nearly worthless, but nice emergency pair to keep in your purse.

 

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Very pretty modern abstract gold earrings WITHOUT EARRING BACKS. I stuck these on, but the stem is a larger diameter than standard, so I will keep looking for some that will actually work. No guarantees, but I will verify the status if you are interested.

 

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Silver bow earrings. Perfect with your sweater set and saddle shoes.

 

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Tiny gold apple with “sapphire.” Nice quality, would be great on a charm bracelet.

 

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Abstract silver earrings, light and pretty. I sort of polished one up for the photo, they’ll look great polished nicely. Also comes in cheap brass, but I wear them all the time. Let me know if you want those, instead.

 

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Single strand stone beads, no clasp. A few gold beads thrown in to set off the darker stones. Fairly heavy beads.

How to order

It’s kind of like a garage sale, except that it’s mostly jewelry. Please email me (see the sidebar) to describe the item you are interested in so I can make sure it is still available, figure your shipping, and send you an invoice. Feel free to ask for additional photos, size information, etc. Alternately, you can use the comment form below to contact me. (Mark your comment “Personal” and I won’t post it.) I guess it really is like a garage sale, because it isn’t a fancy automated e-store. It’s just you and me, looking at this stuff, asking questions and mulling it over, no obligation to buy. Seriously, if you have questions, just ask.

The prices I have listed are recommended minimum donations. (Except for the capybara charms, which are priced so that I don’t LOSE money.) My Mother’s items often included a price tag, thankfully. However, there were just as often two prices, so I assume the lower price was her wholesale cost. My tags are the white tags with pencilled prices. They are priced well below Georgia Dee’s wholesale cost. There are some beautiful items priced at a ridiculous discount. Because I don’t feel comfortable selling jewelry at Georgia Dee’s marked prices, I am offering these items as compensation for your donation. The amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of money contributed by the donor over the value of goods or services provided by Stacy’s Funny Farm. We’re talking about the value of these items if they were to sit in a shoebox in my closet for the next ten years. Not worth much to anyone stuck way back in there.

I take Paypal. I also take major credit cards, or I can set you up to send a free direct payment to the Stacy’s Funny Farm bank. Sorry, no gift wrap, no fancy wrapping. Don’t even ask about the ring box in the photos. Your item will probably arrive stuffed in recycled packaging. Looks like I can use the small flat rate USPS box- so figure around $6 shipping.

Capybara Charms

I had a local artist cast me up some capybara charms. These are exclusive to the Funny Farm Gift Shop- you won’t find them anywhere else. There are two charms: sitting and standing, in both silver and bronze. They are priced just above my wholesale cost so I don’t lose money on them!

Who was Georgia Dee?

My Mother, Georgia Dee, bought jewelry at wholesale prices so that she could sell to her friends with a minimal mark-up. Items that didn’t sell right away seem to have gotten a 100% markup, still below normal retail. She bought a lot of antique items as they began to be available from China. I inherited half of her inventory about 15 years ago, and I am keeping more of it than is reasonable or even sane. If you like something, but not quite, please let me know and I’ll see if I have something in my personal collection you might like better. I think she would be happy to know it was being worn and enjoyed instead of languishing in a sock in the back of my closet. I’m also certain she would be glad that 100% of the proceeds supports my non-profit pet sanctuary.

What about this other stuff?

I also make jewelry, so I’ll be making up some earrings and inexpensive items. I just have a lot of- how do I describe it- DECORATIVE ITEMS. That makes my Salt and Pepper collection sound fancy, doesn’t it? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I’ll be slipping in little gems as I come across them. And by all means, if you are in the market for something – ANYTHING – I probably have it. Just ask.

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