Monday, June 25, 2012

In Which We Travel Across State Lines

Miss Kate and I traveled to the Elephant Trunk Flea Market in Danbury, CT. We saw a lot of stuff, and I had to re-apply sunscreen THREE times in about TWO hours! It was hot, and this pale girl was feeling the burn, even with my 70 spray and a big floppy hat! Here's some of what I got:
Lion salt and pepper shakers and a spoon rest!
Birthday candle holder birds. They are heavy, but I think plastic.

A Lego (Japanese company in the 50s) paper mache bottle topper - she looks grecian to me!
A blue and white Pyrex bowl! It is in PERFECT condition!

This truly adorable girl (chalkware, plaster?) bookend. I love her kneesocks and her hands! There's a sticker on the bottom that says "Given to Bette about 1930" and it is stamped "Genuine Lucas-Ware" copyrighted. She is my favorite thing of the day!
Then Katie and I stopped at some tag sales on the way to Cracker Barrel (we don't have them in NY, so we don't go out of state without stopping for some, even if it is not on the way). One was giant furniture (um, that's a furniture sale, not a tag sale -sorry to sound snotty, but it was FAR off the beaten path and only had TREMENDOUS furniture for sale), and the other was completely overpriced (a $40 pitcher, from your garage?). Then, we went to  a tag sale in a lady's basement and it was packed with all sorts of things! My best find?

Tons of vintage cards! In boxes! Never used! With envelopes! And they are AMAZING! Seriously, I want to send everyone to myself because they are so cute-adorable-graphically HAPPY! love love LOVE!
Then we had Cracker Barrel, and belted out Chicago ballads on the traffic-y way home. A magical Sunday, indeed!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

In which there is an A-Z about MOI!

A-Z about me, and a picture of a tin lion!
A. Age: 33, though I am almost 34 
B. Bed size: Queen. We have a memory foam mattress, and it is GLORIOUS!
C. Chore that you hate: Food shopping, for sure. But Andy does the dishes, so I have to food shop.
D. Dogs: Baxter, a great dane/greyhound/mutt-y mix. He's big.
E. Essential start to your day: Quiet
F. Favorite color: Mustard yellow right now, but always some kind of yellow
G. Gold or Silver: wood
H. Height: 5'4''
I. Instruments you play: Drums, and a sad-sounding piano
J. Job title: Librarian
K. Kids: hmmm. i'm not pregnant, I just gained some weight!
L. Live: New York
M. Mother's name: Gail
N. Nicknames: Feather
O. Overnight hospital stays: Not ever. Hopefully, not ever.
P. Pet peeve: Gum snapping, chewing with mouths open, people who yell at their kids to be quiet in the library (don't yell at people to be quiet...monkey see, monkey do!)
Q. Quote from a movie: "Look, other bands, they want to make it about sex or pain, but you know, The Beatles, they had it all figured out, okay? "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The first single. It's effing brilliant, right?... That's what everybody wants, Nicky. They don't want a twenty-four-hour hump sesh, they don't want to be married to you for a hundred years. They just want to hold your hand." - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Three - Gail, John and Rich
T. Time you wake up: Between 5 and 7 
U. Underwear: Yes
V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel Sprouts
W. What makes you run late: The interwebs
X. X-Rays you've had: my lungs and my teeth.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I bake, and everything's yummy. though I'm against the word "yummy".
Z. Zoo animal: Elephants. They.are.awesome. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Which we found a new hobby

IMG_5398, originally uploaded by feathermar.

One of my sister's in law's birthdays is in February, and I had decided to make her a necklace.
I don't know how to bead, or the tools required or anything like that. So, I bought all the stuff, and I have restrung the thing, like, 50 times, because I keep doing all sorts of things wrong.
Last weekend, at a church sale, I bought a beaded necklace for 1 dollar, and wrapped it around my wrist three times and was happy as a clam. Later that night, it broke all over my deck. When I was restringing it, and looking at the hardware holding it together, I had an epiphany! Paired with some web-based knowledge, I finally sort of got it!
So I restrung this one, and now have to get crackalacking on my sister in laws VERY belated bracelet. hmmm.

Monday, June 18, 2012

In Which Things are Tin-ny and There are Fathers!

I have bought a LOT of tins lately. I think that they are all so beautiful, and people love to buy them, either to house a special gift or to use on their desks or vanities. I think they're awesome, and I don't often see the same one twice!

This is a Rosenthal Netter planter. The colors are crazy vibrant! Lime-y green and bright blue!

And another tin! So cute!

Herman Miller his/hers poodles. Chalkware. Adorable!

 This dude. Is he a turkey? a Quail? I think he hangs on the wall. Maybe a sconce? A nosegay holder?

And Joe, my brother-in-law, a dad for the third time. I didn't take a lot of pics (running after two little guys) but I did get this one. Joe and Baby Joey. Happy Papa's Day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


IMG_5272, originally uploaded by feathermar.

I made these enamel lady bug hair pins, and I really and truly love them. They are sky blue and so cute I want to crush them with my bare hands.

I want to see a million of them out there in the world in people's hair. A ladybug infestation, but only enamel ladybugs...good for the crops!

Monday, June 11, 2012

In Which we are Owl Done!

Katie and I went EVERYWHERE and I bought EVERYTHING!
Including these two adorable salt and pepper shakers!

And this brass owl magnifier!

And this rustic wooden cutting board (handmade by someone!)
And, leaving the owl theme, Andy and I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore to look and see what treasures they have (tubs! cabinets! tiles!). They had some smalls, and I saw THESE diva-posed gents, playing golf and working the runway:
Hopefully I will sell them all!!!!

Friday, June 08, 2012

In Which WE are Finding Things Left and Right

IMG_4871, originally uploaded by feathermar.

In the middle of moving, I have unearthed a few treasures that I have yet to list. This is a little milkglass cannister with a Currier and Ives scene on it. I believe it was a giveaway from Maxwell house in the 1960s. It's pretty heavy and I think it's really cute.