Archive for March, 2012


American Harvest is always looking for the best handcrafted creations for our customers.  Nicol Sayre, Debbee Thibault, Wendy Addison and Susan Arnot continue to amaze us with their new dolls and Spring items.  In addition, we have great jewelery designs using vintage finds used in necklaces, earrings and bracelets.  Here are some pictures of a handful of handcrafted items available now at American Harvest.  None of these items are in our shopping cart section of the website.  Please call Sharon at the shop for availability (925-485-1577).

Nicol Sayre doll is completely made by hand and features vintage fabrics and vintage belt buckle.  The doll is holding a vintage lamb under her left arm.

A beautiful doll by Nicol.

The gold metal trim is very old on Nicol’s doll.

Nicol’s dolls are the most detailed creations.

Here is a group picture of Debbee Thibault’s Spring line for 2012.  To view her creations individually, please see the blog post called Spring Open House Preview.  Then you can scroll down to see her pieces individually.

Wendy Addison has taken vintage Easter Eggs marked Western Germany and glittered them with German Glass Glitter.  Final touches include dresden, ribbon and spring animals.  Each egg opens to reveal the vintage paper marked Western Germany.

The small round boxes are also Western Germany stock and are adorned with vintage berries and dresden.

These are some of Wendy’s boxes that she has printed with beautiful birds.

Susan Arnot’s attention to detail is incredible.  Her dolls are made with vintage crepe paper, fabrics, trims and some have vintage German porcelain doll heads.  Each creations is unique.

This doll is sitting in a vintage crocheted baby bootie.

This is a new jewelery artist for us.  She uses vintage parts from watches and crosses to create these wonderful necklaces, earrings and bracelets. 

American Harvest has many antique and collectible items for sale, from the small shoe pin cushions to large furniture and everything in between.

The Eiffel Tower tiara is new, but made with beautiful rhinestones.  The necklace on the left is made with antique buttons and stones.  Pictured to the right…the compact is vintage with a French scene and finally there is a beautiful broach made with antique buttons.

More jewelery made with vintage components.

Finally, a little bit of whimsy…..These are Trissy Crenshaw’s Easter creations.

Happy Springtime to all.

Please call Sharon at 925-485-1577.



At your request, I am posting pictures of some of the great finds that are now for sale at American Harvest.  Most of these items are very limited or one-of-a-kind creations.  For pricing information, please call Sharon at the shop 925-485-1577.  Remember this is a small sampling of the fantastic items available.  Sorry, there are no pictures of Nicol Sayre’s original dolls yet!

These are vintage patriotic pins.

Every traveler this year will want new, exciting luggage tags.

Lavendar filled sachets, made with vintage fabrics by Jan, exclusively for American Harvest.

Sharon always says this quote….the ribboned tag makes for a great gift tag or hang it on your mirror for inspiration each day.

These bottles are filled with vintage findings by Tinsel Trading!

Here is a Springtime beauty designed by Nicol Sayre.

The swinging doll is made with a vintage German doll head and vintage fabrics and crepe paper.  Created by Susan for American Harvest.

Vintage peat pots are adorned with ribbons and French inspired labels.

Bangle bracelets made right here in San Francisco Bay Area.

Quimper cup and saucer from France.

These are antique Ex Votos from Italy.

More beautiful jewelry made by a local artist.

The picture above and all of the pictures that follow are Debbee Thibault’s creations for Spring.

We hope that you will join this Saturday, March 10th for our 15 Year Anniversary Party and Spring Open House.


American Harvest will be celebrating our 15th year anniversary on Saturday, March 10th from 10am-5pm.  Nicol Sayre will be our featured artist and will be signing her original dolls from 10am-1pm.  In addition to Nicol’s dolls, there will be wonderful original creations for Springtime and Easter by Wendy Addison and  Susan Arnot.   Debbee Thibault just sent us her newest Spring collection for 2012.  These are some of her best characters that you will absolutely love!  We have a great collection of Summer Teal’s baby accessories, hair adornments, bags and coin purses.

We are styled in a Paris theme for our event.  If you haven’t heard….we now have licensed baby clothes for Cal Berkeley and Stanford!  We hope to see you this next Saturday, March 10th for our anniversary party and Spring Open House!

Vintage camera and Paris themed picture set on an antique chair.

We have many Eiffel Towers (new and vintage souvenirs).  This large Eiffel Tower’s shadow is cast across a large Angel print.  To the left is an array of vintage clocks on an antique dressing table.

An antique child’s chair plays host to three French inspired jars.

We have a very extensive collection of French antique religious items in stock.  Most of the leather bound Missels and Bibles are from France or Germany and were printed in the late 1800’s.  Rosaries, Holy Water fonts and statues are just a few of the highly collectible religious items that are featured at American Harvest.

Our French inspired theme is evident throughout the shop.  Can you say….”Ooh La La” ?

Our baby selection continues to receive rave reviews by Grandmas, Aunties and Moms.

Here is a licensed Stanford Cheerleaders uniform for the young ones.  It is also available for Cal.  There are onesies, rompers, hats, fleece hoodies and booties with these Universities name and logo’s.

Sharon has been very busy finding the latest and best in beautiful jewelry for our anniversary party.  This is a small sampling of her finds.

We always carry Tokyo Milk and Tokyo Milk Dark products, as we are the Tri-Valley area top retailer for these parfumes, soaps, lip balms and handcremes.  We have the most extensive selection in town!

These vintage bow ties have been a huge hit at American Harvest.  Use your imagination in making these items a great accessory to your wardrobe.  One of our favorite customers bought three different vintage bow ties and used them as clasps on her sweater.  She is stopped constantly and asked, “Where did you get that fabulous sweater?”  Her answer…”I simply added these vintage bow ties that I found at American Harvest!”  Thanks, Jana!

Again, we hope to see you this Saturday, March 10th at American Harvest, as we celebrate our 15 year anniversary!