Monday, October 31, 2011

Caramia's Collection MONDAY TREASURE

There's still time left to bid on this sold out everywhere limited edition Missoni For Target Infinity Scarf!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

REWARD For the Return of BeeBop

In a follow-up to my post yesterday I am including this latest info from his family.  They are very concerned that someone might have taken BeeBop in and are afraid to come forward.  Please don't be, the family will hold no grudges, is offering a reward and will ask no questions -- they just want their beloved pet back.  If you have seen or are currently taking care of BeeBop, please call  917-837-6899.

 "BeeBop disappeard so fast after the initial sightings that we really believe somebody took him in thinking we did not care and would not be back for him. they may not know "how" to give him back. I will not pass any judgment on anybody that comes forward with him. They will still get the reward money. We just want him back."

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where is BeeBop?

Jack The Cat has been found thanks to the will of people and the power of the internet.  An alert has been issued by the friends of Jack to help another family in Brooklyn Heights, NY find their beloved cat BeeBop who went missing in June.  As a blogger and animal lover, I feel the need to help in whatever way I can.  Here is BeeBop's story.  Please go to his FaceBook Page, Where is BeeBop? and hopefully we can help reunite him with his family too.

"Please help find BeeBop. Missing since June 28, 2011 in Brooklyn Heights, vicinity of Columbia Place/Willow Place/State Street, 2-1/2 yr old skittish neutered half-feral/domesticated male. Black body & legs, white belly, white chin with distinctive marking on right side of face. His 2 front paws are different. He got scared of the handyman and jumped out through the screen window. He was foun...d 2 days later on July 1, 2011 in the basement of the Heights Players theater around the corner where he was being held for me but was allegedly let out!!! We believe he is still in the area. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!! He's very shy, not the type of cat to be walking around sitting on a stoop. He could be hiding under your bed. PLEASE CHECK! I have had him since he was 4 weeks old. PLEASE HELP ME FIND HIM!" 

The telephone number on BeeBop's FaceBook page is:  917-837-6899.

Humane Euthanasia?

A recent news story touched my animal loving nerve.  Recently an unnamed, unwanted Beagle mix dog was dropped off at an Alabama pound.  Sadly this dog's fate was to enter the gas chamber, a carbon monoxide filled stainless-steel box with a group of other unwanted, unloved animals.  Shockingly, when the "chamber" was opened after the dogs were "put to sleep" permanently, this little dog walked out and has since been named "Daniel".  In looking into this, I found that only three animals have survived this experience at this particular Alabama facility in the last 12 years.  Though I am overjoyed that three animals survived this horrible fate, what I want to know is how humane is this form of ending an unwanted animal's life if they can actually survive?  How brutal must the experience be for the animal to struggle through this horror?  I truly understand the plight of animal over-population but cannot fathom why, if an animal's life must be ended for whatever reason, it is not done quickly and quietly with the least amount of stress.  Surely we as a "humane" society owe this much to a defenseless animal!  Daniel has since been flown to New Jersey and is being fostered until a permanent home is found for him.  Why does it take a story like this to make people wake up and offer to foster and adopt unwanted animals?  How many more animals have survived similar circumstances, not made the newspapers, only to relive the experience with a permanent outcome?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nicki Minaj SUPER BASS by Two Little Girls

I can always depend on YouTube for a smile.  How adorable is this, two little girls singing Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass"!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I am very happy to be able to help spread the happy news that Jack the Cat who "went missing" at the Amerrican Airlines terminal at New York's JFK Airport has been found!  Jack is not in the best of health as a result of his ordeal but is under the care of a veterinarian and will soon be reunited with his owner. 
This story is a perfect example of the power of the internet and the goodwill of people!

Monday, October 24, 2011

New York Carriage Horse Dies

New York has a "tradition" of having horses pull carriages, usually filled with tourists through Central Park and some of the streets of the city.  As a native New Yorker and huge lover of all animals, I have always thought this was barbaric, certainly not romantic, and a terrible way to treat such beautiful creatures.  Today's newspapers revealed that a gorgeous white horse fell over and died on 54th Street in Manhattan on its way to "work".  I urge tourists not to encourage this "tradition" when they visit our fabulous city.  No animal should have to meet its end like this.  New York is an exciting place to visit but we definitely do have fumes and congestion in our city streets.  Who knows what killed this horse but the streets are definitely not safe or meant for horses and carriages.

Halloween Is Almost Here, Are You Ready?

Saw this fabulous house on the news and had to share.  What are your plans for Halloween?

Saturday, October 22, 2011


As someone following the sad story of Jack the Cat, I feel the need to use my blog to bring this to the attention of as many people as I possibly can.  As of today, Jack is still missing.  Please, anyone in the New York area, keep your eyes open -- it just takes one person to spot Jack and reunite him with his family.

Caramia's Collection SATURDAY TREASURE

What a great creative crafting gift for children over 8 or any adult who loves gargoyles, now available at Caramia's Collection.

Click here for description and more photos.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Caramia's Collection WEDNESDAY TREASURE

Here's an example of the vintage compacts for sale at Caramia's Collection.  This is a unique, rare and highly collectible Paul Flato compact.

Click here for more photos and description.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

In Celebration of Women

I have always loved this song and last night had the pleasure of hearing it performed in person by Gary Puckett.  All these years later, his voice is beautiful and the song is special.  Here's an early video of "This Girl Is A Woman Now", hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ralph Lauren Quote

Since southwestern and cowboy styles are so "hot" in fashion now, I naturally think of Ralph Lauren.  Here's a quote I enjoyed reading from the iconic designer:

"It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything."
----Ralph Lauren

Click here for southwestern inspired items.

SALE TIME at Caramia's Collection

Just launched a sale and hope you will stop by.  We're listing new treasures and gift ideas daily.

Click here to visit Caramia's Collection

Virtual Online Learning and Me

It's that time again when I praise an online group that I belong to, Virtual Online Learning (VOL for short).  I became a member a while back, not wondering if I would ever participate in anything, I am so not a joiner!  Well, VOL has become a big part of my life, helping me make new friends in the world of online selling and even more importantly teaching me new things.  The site is ever evolving under the leadership of Danna Crawford (aka  I highly recommend VOL to all, you will be pleasantly surprised with a site chock full of information and no drama!  Thank you VOL.

Friday, October 14, 2011


The sad story continues, here is the latest update, a re-post on the search for Jack the Cat:

"I couldn't have said this better myself, so I won't even try... re-posted from the lovely ANGELA:

Please find time to come this Saturday and Next Saturday.. There are only a couple of us girls out at JFK. We are exausted! We are overwhelmed.. we need help! We dont mind going on possible sightings and searching weeds.. we wont ask you to do what we are doing.. we need HELP badly in getting the wo...
rd out at JFK!!

JFK has 37,000 people working there.. we cannot do it alone.. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP! See u tomorrow!

730a until the afternoon... meet outside VetPort at JFK. Questions???? Call Bonnie at 917-626-1374. And, as always, we can't begin to thank you enough for your effort, your caring, everything you all have done to help find JACK over the course of the last 50 days!!!!"


How To Do A Smokey Eye

Smokey eyes are one of the most universal and sexy looks, great for runways or real life wear.  Here's a simple DIY with just a few steps to keep you up to date with this always perfect make-up trend.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Caramia's Collection THURSDAY TREASURE

Caramia's Collection has recently listed lovely vintage compacts.  Here's one by Wadsworth with a link to our store to visit others.

Click here to view details and other compacts.

Suffering from BlackBerry Outage?

Seems like BlackBerry is having another issue with outages.  For those of you dealing with it, here's some humor to help you through.  Personally, my Droid has "dropped dead" and I am thinking about going back to a plain old cell phone.  After being told by a representative to "aggravate" my phone to see if the "factory reset" that took an hour of me being on a land line phone worked, I definitely do not recommend Motorola Droid.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Caramia's Collection: Love A Happy Buyer!

Finding treasures and listing them on eBay is a never ending adventure.  I always wonder what leads someone to my items and how they react when they receive their package.  A buyer recently took the time to write and ask me more questions about an item and ultimately told me why she was making her purchase.  Just received this email and have posted a photo of the item.  Many thanks to my buyer for my "smile of the day"!

"Hello ~

A quick note to let you know I rec'd my Kusnadi jacket/blouse it! Thanks so much for an excellent transaction.

best wishes,,,,,,,"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


One of the biggest trends for fall is the southwest look.  Everything from Navajo style prints to tooled leather cowboy western boots.  Caramia's Collection has been adding new and interesting pieces, hope you will stop by.  Here's an example of one of our latest inventory additions.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chihuahua vs. Mastiff, too cute!

This video is too cute for words!

Sir Paul McCartney Marries Nancy Shevell

Wishing Paul and Nancy many years of wedded bliss.  In honor of Nancy's choice of song to be performed by her new husband here is Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium singing "Let Me Roll It".

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Today would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday.  Happy Birthday to one of the greatest musicians of our time, imagine if he was still alive...............

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good Night

A peaceful song to end a sad day with the passing of Steve Jobs.  Sincerest condolences to his family.

Monday, October 3, 2011


From Jack The Cat's FaceBook page -- a repost of an important point with full names removed for privacy:

 This from Lynne, a FoJ who is able to do search at JFK: "yesterday one of the horse assistants at Vetport told me of a small white poodle lost by Delta. Sometime later, he was found living alone in an abandoned building. Was brought to Vetport as black & when they washed him, he turned out to be white & was reunited with searchers & family. Maybe you could remind people to be aware that Jack's coat color may not look the same as his photos show. " It's true - Jack might be DIRTY!! So get a good look at that face and don't just focus on the color of the fur!! Thanks for the reminder, Lynne!!!

Caramia's Collection MONDAY TREASURE

In my quest to always find special and unique items for my eBay store, Caramia's Collection, I found several vintage compacts.  This compact is a signed Flato and in very good vintage condition.

Click here to visit vintage compacts at Caramia's Collection


“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”
----Coco Chanel