Feathered Friends that nest together, Swim Yellow Duck and Estate Trinkets & Treasures
First came Estate Trinkets & Treasures – next came Swim Yellow Duck!
Estate Trinkets & Treasures dot com
Estates is an online reference guide for antiques and collectibles. The website came about because we wanted to post our research and photos of antiques. After years of selling online, we had a boatload of photos and a ton of sticky notes, all about the thingamabobs we were selling.
Darrell came up with the snappy name for the website, Estate Trinkets And Treasures, thinking it was descriptive. Although, we cannot boast about the name name being memorable or easy to type in a search bar.
Swim Yellow Duck dot com
To sell antiques online, I needed a User ID. I decided on SwimYellowDuck after many failed attempts to create a unique ID on eBay with its multi-million buyers and sellers.
It followed that after being SwimYellowDuck online for years, I wanted to connect with collectors I had met, which sponsored a new website, SwimYellowDuck.com.
Further, I fell in love with the art of the antiques and the hand-painting that embellished china and porcelain, the gloss and matte glazes on pottery, the art of blown and molded glass and especially, antique dolls.
Darrell’s natural-light photography of our antiques further elevated the items and gave them art status. I study antiques and photographs when I paint or doodle. Hence, Swim Yellow Duck is all about the art of antiques.
The art of collecting
My latest and greatest idea on Estates: a monthly Trinket Giveaway of a collectible vintage or antique item. A trinket is a treasure to a collector in that it lends value to the collection, regardless of its dollar value. It becomes a part of the sum.
In January, we mailed a half-doll to a collector in Virginia from our first Giveaway. For February’s GiveAway, we chose Banjo Betty, a collectible figurine, imported from Japan in the 50s.
You can enter our Giveaway each month. We have a gallery of the past, present, and upcoming Trinket Giveaways on our blog. Enter the drawing at Estates Trinkets & Treasures.
Swim Yellow Duck and the art of antiques
Great news! My website re-design for Swim Yellow Duck is nearing completion. I will be adding more doll photographs and information and new art.
New Web pages on the drawing board at Swim Yellow Duck
The new Duck pages are a dance with art and antiques:
- Antique Dolls
- Art Journal – my Dear Diary entries
- Color & Doodle Pages
- Duck Pond – all about the Ozarks and the life of a tourist
- Free Art and icons for your projects
- Pixel Art – digital art from Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and the Inkpad App
- Sandbox – my Web page design resources and all I don’t know about authoring a Web page
- Teacups – all about flowers, tea cups, tea cakes, and tea parties
The Duck website will include photos of antiques to inspire your art, art by fellow artists, and my before-and-after on digital designs inspired by antiques.
Debut of the Swim Yellow Duck studio and the art of antiques coming soon …