Saturday, July 30, 2011

Humpback Whale Says Thank You!!

After seeing a small portion of this on tonight's news, I found the full story on YouTube.  Please take a few minutes to watch the beauty of man helping animal.  This is an extraordinary story.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

Saw this post, not sure of its origin, but felt it was worth repeating:

"A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Caramia's Collection WEDNESDAY TREASURE...........

Recently had the good fortune to come across the whole collection of FRANKLIN MINT rare Unicorns and have been listing them in my eBay store, Caramia's Collection!  They are all new, in original boxes and discontinued.  The unicorns are gorgeous and true collectibles.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For Petey, The Rainbow Bridge


When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Caramia's Collection SUNDAY TREASURE...........

Today is the last day of a seven day auction for this fabulous LONGCHAMP satchel at my eBay store, Caramia's Collection.  If you hurry, there's still time to get your bid in.

Click here to see this bag and others listed in Caramia's Collection


In celebration of National Tequila Day here is a recipe for one of my favorite cocktails from "back in the day" and my trips to Acapulco, the Tequila Sunrise!  Wow, brings back memories.


11/2 oz Tequila
Orange juice
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add tequila and then fill with fresh orange juice. Top off with a splash of grenadine.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Father of BARBIE Dies

Elliot Handler, part owner of Mattel toys and the man credited with naming the BARBIE doll after his daugher has passed away at 95.  Mr. Handler's wife came up with the idea for the doll and he named her.  Barbie was soon followed by Ken, named after the Handler's son.

On The Loss of A Pet

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "
------Anatole France
This post is in memory of my cat Petey who loved without question and fought as long as she could against the cancer that finally took her yesterday.  It is also dedicated to anyone who has loved and lost a pet.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

I came across this quote and thought it was worth sharing.........

"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose."

Google and Caramia's Collection Salutes Alexander Calder

Today's Google "doodle" is courtesy of a collection of mobile sculpturess created by Alexander Calder.  I remember growing up in the '60's and '70's and seeing these fabulous mobiles or versions of them and even having one hanging in my bedroom.
Thank you for the memories, Mr. Calder and Google!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Today's picture perfect landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis marked a close in US history and opens up a whole new world of space travel and exploration.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Caramia's Collection TUESDAY TREASURE...........

Caramia's Collection has listed a group of pre-owned handbags, all in very good condition.  Here is a treasure from Longchamp.

Today in BEATLES History

On July 19, 1965, The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United States.

JUSTIN BIEBER Crashes Malibu Wedding

So, what would you do if Justin Bieber showed up, uninvited to your wedding?  I'm kind of on the fence on this one.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

"Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down."
-- unknown

LIVE And LET DIE at Yankee Stadium

One of the most fun and extraordinary performances by Paul McCartney is when he treats the audience to his over-the-top version of his song Live And Let Die.  The spectacular effects come close to many July 4th celebrations.  Here is a video of Live And Let Die at Yankee Stadium, July 15, 2011.


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself; aloud.
---Coco Chanel

Monday, July 18, 2011

PAUL McCARTNEY Sings All My Loving

As I mentioned a few postings ago, I had the good fortune to see Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium.  Still walking a few inches off the ground from the glorious experience, I am searching through YouTube to relive special moments.  Here is one of them, hope you enjoy it!

PACO The Chihuahua Stops Robbery!

Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes!  Watch Paco the Chihuahua stop a robbery!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspirational Quote Of The Day

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
----Mahatma Gandhi

Caramia's Collection Last Call on Michael Jackson Newspapers is sending out a l"ast call" on all Michael Jackson newspapers listed in our eBay store, Caramia's Collection.  Some listings have been ended and others will end shortly.  If you are a fan of the King of Pop and need or want any of these back issues, please contact me through eBay messages and make an offer on the issues you want.  Any reasonable offer will be considered.
Thank you all for your continued interest in my eBay store -- hope to see you soon.

Click here to visit Michael Jackson newspapers.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Last night, Caramia's Collection had the good fortune of attending Paul McCartney's concert at Yankee Stadium.  Once again, Sir Paul did not disappoint -- singing and playing music for 2 1/2 hours!!  The audience was filled with representatives from every generation as proof that Beatles music was, is and will always be current and timeless and appeal to the masses.  The weather here in NY cooperated and the evening was one not soon to be forgotten.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Winnie The Pooh Movie

How cute is Winnie The Pooh?  Today, the Disney movie Winnie The Pooh opens in theaters.  Here's a sneak peak:

Click here to visit my eBay store for a great Winnie The Pooh snowglobe

Who Would Be Your Dream Concert?

As an avid Beatles fan since I first saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show, I would of course say the Beatles.  Since that is sadly no longer a possibility, I would have to say Sir Paul McCartney.  My dream is coming true tonight at Yankee Stadium -- will report back on what I know will be a concert of a lifetime!
Who would be your dream concert --- I would love to hear?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Apparently this contest has been going on for several years, but I have just come across it. Women are given the opportunity to create a wedding dress out of toilet paper and the grand prize is $1000.  I love creativity, I think crafting is fabulous and fun.  This though is a craft I am just not that sure about -- any thoughts?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Derek Jeter, Mr. 3000!!

As a native New Yorker, I am also a major Yankees fan.  So, once again, hats off to Derek Jeter and his 3000th hit as a New York Yankee. 

Also, hats off to the fan who caught the ball and did the right thing -- gave it back to the Yankees instead of trying to cash in.  He is a true fan and knows where the ball belongs.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Wishing the world's best drummer, Ringo Starr "peace & love" on his 71st birthday!!  Happy Birthday Ringo -- you still make us smile all these years later!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Caramia's Collection WEDNESDAY TREASURE...........

Baby Boomers unite in crafting!!!  Caramia's Collection has come across a few sets of new, ready to make gravel art kits -- just waiting for your individual artistic touch!!  Gravel Art was very big in the '60's and I've talked about it before in my blog -- it is one of my favorite memories of "those" days.  If you look close, you can catch a piece or two on the sets of Mad Men.

These kits are currently available in my eBay store and I hope to be listing more along with already finished pieces ready to be hung in your mod home!

Click here for more photos and info on these fab kits and finished pieces

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


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

Caramia's Collection TUESDAY TREASURE...........

Caramia's Collection has gotten a great bunch of new and gently used handbags that we're posting.  Here is my choice of today's treasure, by Botkier at a fraction of the retail cost

Click here for more photos and information on this fab bag!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Michael Jackson The Man In The Mirror

One of my favorite Michael Jackson songs with a very powerful message.

On Loyalty by Ayn Rand

One of the nice parts of having my own blog is being able to express myself, sometimes using the words of others.  As we grow older, our priorities change and I find that a trait that I need in people I spend time with is loyalty.  Without it, there is no point in a relationship.  Would love to hear your thoughts........................

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."
---Ann Rand


Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line.
In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the center of self-respect and human dignity.
It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal.


July 4th Hot Dogs!

Words aren't necessary -- here's a video of the perfect July 4th meal!

Celebrate the 4th with Only In America!

In celebration of the 4th of July, I couldn't think of a more special song to post to celebrate the wonders of living in our country.  Here is Jay Black aka "The Voice" formerly of Jay and the Americans singing one of their hits "Only In America".
From Caramia's Collection, enjoy the song and have a happy and safe July 4th!!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Prince and Princess Visit Canada

During their trip to Canada, Princess Kate has kept up with her impeccable sense of fashion and wore a  Maple Leaf hat in honor of the country.  What do you think -- was this a fashion do or don't?  Would love to hear your thoughts, please share.

Caramia's Collection Quote For the Day...............

"Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life."
-------Napoleon Hill

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Pledge of Allegiance

In honor of our upcoming Independence Day in the United States, Caramia's Collection is sharing our Pledge of Allegiance.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
 one Nation under God, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.



Friday, July 1, 2011


Wishing a Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian friends. 


In celebration of Independence Day, Caramia's Collection has slashed our already low prices for a few days.  On your way to a barbeque or the beach, please stop by and visit.  Have a safe, wonderful holiday!!

Click here to visit Caramia's Collection and shop our sale