Artisan and Vintage Pieces from Mimi Dee ArtwearMimi Dee Artwear
1) Antique Jade far eastern chinese saddle ring; 2) Sterling fire agate ring; 3) Frank M Whiting 1896 napkin ring and finally 4) Sterling Hinged Biker Skull Armor ring. Hurry! Auction ends July 29.

Congratulations to two members who won the latest Mimi Dee Artwear sponsored awards at Northshore Artists Association Exhibition One 2018.
Christine Whalen-Waller for her Oil/cold wax painting titled "Grate Painting" and to
Cindy Journey for her mixed media titled "Market Trader"
My own "Primordial Marsh - Crepuscular I" acrylic can be viewed through July 7 at Cape Ann's Northshore Artists Association Gallery at 11 Pirates Lane in East Gloucester.

FALL 2017 Art Show News

River Path II and 3 other of my paintings will be on exhibit at the Reading Art Association Fall 2017 Show and Sale.
When: Nov 10 - Nov 12
Where: Congregational Church - Sanborn Entrance - in beautiful Reading MA.
Copy and paste: to preview this little gem housed in a signed gesso textured hand painted frame and signed with my signature Mimi Dee.

Congratulations to Debra Legg for her painting "The Nap". She is the latest artist recipient of the Mimi Dee Artwear Associates Gift Certificate Award for Gloucester's North Shore Arts August 2017 Associates Exhibition II

At the same North Shore Arts Association Exhibit - August Show I entered: RUBY ROAD which can be seen here - copy & paste:


New Juried art show for me: The Shows and Exhibitions link is not working so here is the partial info:

WHAT: Andover Historical Society "Places" Juried Art Show
WHERE: 97 Main St - in beautiful historic Andover MA
WHEN: 09/08/17 thru 12/22/17
RECEPTION: 09/08/17 Friday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
MY ENTRIES: "Vibrant View From The Addison" & "Tree - Phillips"

Both in frames that I gesso textured and painted myself and both depictions of scenes of Andover Phillips Academy grounds.

To get a quick look at these, please copy and paste: -SOLD!

These two and other fine art by skilled professional artists can be viewed in person and acquired at the address above.
Partial proceeds to benefit this organization. Go visit, view, collect and help this non profit's continued efforts in promoting art and history! For hours and more info about this organization, please visit:

UPDATE: "Vibrant View From The Addison" sold on site - Thank you Mr & Mrs B!
"Tree Phillips" may still be available...


The North Shore Arts - Mimi Dee Artwear Associates Gift Certificate Award" for art recipient - May 2017 is Connie Crossan.
AUCTION ending 11/27/16 WHAT: 1) Art Deco or AC silver coral ring with HP box; 2) F&B Foster Bailey sterling ornate seal; 3) Towle sterling lapis pendant/chain
Ended 10/30/16:Auction Earrings Antique Butterscotch Yellow Amber 18mm Beads Sterling - item # 1317539

My entries at NSAA in Gloucester: 2 Cape Ann marsh paintings titled "Primordial Marsh a rich red and blue piece with a modernist feel and the other titled: "Marsh Moment", a mellow serene piece. Both are painted with the same very limited palette of 3 pigments + white, yet so very different were recently on exhibit at the gallery.

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I have donated another Mimi Dee Associates Award Gift Certificate. The artist winner is Judy Robinson Cox.

AUCTION ended..:Arts & Crafts hand hammered sterling silver ring with a fab green Peking glass art glass cab.

Currently accepting pet portrait commissions.
Please call Mon - Thurs - (978) 975-5148 to discuss.
Time: 1 -7 pm EST - begin your message - giving me time to put down my brushes.
A percentage will be donated to the 99 year old Hillside Acre Animal Cemetery / MSPCA
May - June 2016 ART SHOW NEWS - :
5/9/2016: Thank you for buying and collecting the paintings at the 2 earlier shows this past week!

Oil painting of an orchid titled: "Pearl Phalaenopsis" was shown May/June
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Congratulations to Perry McIntosh for winning the Mimi Dee Artwear Associates Award Gift Certificate for "Romeo" featured in a watercolor and shown at North Shore Arts Associates Exhibit this May/ June 2016!
April 2016 Auction-
Abalone Larter two sided cufflinks
AUCTION ENDS 12/13/15:
What: Art Deco 935silver channel set ruby paste bangle bracelet item # 1174633 This is SOLD - thank you!

The following two paintings were shown at NSAA. You may also wish to visit:
and... check for a Blog entry soon...

WHAT: 1)4 piece sterling silver Victorian signed Webster & Co - corn cob holders;
Oct: Victorian Carved Honey Amber Cross
Sterling silver vintage wrap ring with a maker's mark of a Kachina Doll

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ART NEWS What a glorious place to enjoy fine art by New England's local artists.
Where: North Shore Artists Association at 11 Pirates Lane - Gloucester MA.
When: Aug 4 - Aug 29 with Reception on Aug 9.
What: 100s of fine art works including two of my own:

AUCTION here at ends August 23, 2015

Includes: Your choice of hand made charm bracelet with patriotic World War buttons, gemstones, antique art glass, real pearls, hand hammered signed copper charms...double your final bid and take them both! 60% of final bid will go to Boston Fisher House or Wounded Soldier!

Button and vintage jewelry collectorscall 978 975 5148 - Mon - Thurs 1-7pm EST -Begin your message & I will pick up to discuss special pricing on antique buttons listed here at _____________________________________________________________________

pair of substantial butterscotch amber earrings, search: #1254887; Grapefruit ruby red vintage pressed art glass earrings, search: #1175466; 55 carats of multicolor tourmaline strand and 2 briolettes to make your own! Search:#1175466. Set of four antique Chinese silver food dog lion or dragon motif figural picture buttons. See item# 1287790.One or both lots of antique picture buttons never seen the internet light of day that include 14: Train Tunnel, Charter Oak, Mill Tower Bridge, Neptune Horses, FOPs table, Putto Fountain, Angel Swing, Angel Wall, Sheba, Eliezar Well, Putto Dragonfly, Fan Hand, Bird Fence Steel, Paris back Wolf Crane and Lot B of 60+ berries in pewter, brass, glass, black dragon, steel brass escutcheon thru wood in steel cup - mother daughter, plus so much more!

A vintage reverse painted horse in essex crystal sporting pin.

A signed sterling silver 18mm Nevada Lapis necklace, in lush sage green and pink faceted mottled 18mm Nevada Lapis and 8mm green Ruby in Zoisite to make up this 700 carats, 5.2 Oz, 149 Grams 20" carefully knotted Necklace for all season wear. Hand knotted - no cable to break. Handknotting shows care, provides fluidity and safeguards against loss of beads. Big 18mm beads - no chips!

For English enamel sterling silver collectors - look at this Birmingham letters, Ltd. anchor, lion and L marks on this quintessential Art Deco intact black and white top or lid with glossy bermuda blue inside. 35 grams.
Bid on any two of three pair of Mexican Taxco Mexico sterling silver SB earrings that include: A green "jade" in concentric circle design seen on Fred Davis jewelry; a butterfly and black onyx, and a pair with the assay mark of 23 shared by Sigi, Gerardo Lopez, Neiman Marcus, Tango, et al or could be assay 23 shared by Goodspeed, Lopez and Popowski.

An antique Chinese export carved one piece green jade saddle ring.

PAST AUCTION: ornate necklace and earrings set that could easily be imagined around the neck of TV Reign's Mary Queen of Scots or at the very least on one of her ladies in waiting. While the stampings were produced years ago in local mills, the jewelry costume capital of the world up until recent years, the high karat gold and silver plating - also done by local plating families for decades, is all new per this maker's specs. A signed image will accompany this set. Please go to to bid on these and other well selected Far East Asian works.
For a bit of info regarding the local mills and platers you may wish to read:
the 17th entry at:

Button Collectors:
Look for monthly antique button auctions here at! Simply enter on to any catalog page and click the: Show Schedule link at mid left of any catalog page for more info, or simply search: auction.
My entry titled: Ann's Gift, is a 16x20 oil on linen painting housed in a rich gold frame. For a quick preview please search: 1217144 here at

Dear friends, visitors and collectors,

In May I broke both my right foot and left ankle forcing me to wear a cast on each foot thus making access to my office impossible. This latest will only serve to limit my infrequent outings even more than before. Imagine all these weeks without access to the internet! Unable to list, let alone photograph a single item to add to my catalog here at
Worst of all, not a single oil painting was produced because I prefer to paint standing up, and that just was not possible. The only piece I was able to muster, was a self pitying small pencil drawing titled: "My Broken Feet". I don't see that as a painting anytime soon.
With at least two months of physical therapy on the horizon, new listings may be slow to show.
Thank you kindly, Mimi
From time to time gremlins grab the controls and mix vintage jewelry with my own new signed studio jewelry. When it has happened Trocadero worked diligently to correct the confusion.
Should it happen again, to find my work, please enter or copy and paste any of these in the search field as follows:

studio not vintage; or earrings not vintage; or gold not vintage; or silver not vintage; or copper not vintage; or necklace not vintage; or bracelet not vintage; or pin not vintage; or ring not vintage; or pendant or set not vintage; fiber; or 24k gp; or designer original

For my paintings or sculpture please enter or copy and paste the following in the search field:
show or juried or label not vintage Thank you for collecting my signed works! Mimi

Watching elusive butterfly jewels in our gardens, can conjure up playful childhood memories of yearning to possess those garden jewels if only to examine them closely and try wearing them in one's hair. Speaking from that youthful girl perspective, the iridescent wings did indeed look like gems that could make any little girl squeal with delight and want to own a jewelry box full.


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