Monday, July 30, 2012

In Which We are Rained OUT!

This weekend, we went camping at beautiful Lake Taghkanic.
Then it rained. And rained and rained. So, the whole camping crew drove three hours home and came to our house! So, five dogs and 12 humans were in our living room, watching the Olympics and eating barbequed meat. I baked some s'mores (surprisingly good baked), and everyone got dry and warm. It was a harrowing drive home with crazy water-y floods, but it turned out to be a great day.

We were supposed to go to special antique and thrift shops up by where we were camping, but it didn't work out, so we went local on Sunday.
An awesome Wilkum sign (Pennsylvania Dutch welcome sign)

A USA tall white vase (maybe Brush?)
California pottery leaf dish ( a few chips, but awesome)
A Lady Buxton leather wallet with a couple of rhinestones on the front!
And, from last weekend, a spectacular set of batik napkin rings made in Japan. These things are bee-you-tiful!!!
I got some other odds and ends to list, but I have to put the pedal to the metal!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

IN Which We Venture to Sesame Place

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We went to Sesame Place this week! What I loved: meeting Cookie Monster!
What I didn't love: Parents and Grandparents setting poor examples by hitting people with their strollers, cutting in line and being generally not nice.
What I really loved so much: James was super excited to wear a Cookie Monster tshirt like I had (got mine at Goodwill) but I didn't get any Twinsies pictures! We are going back, though, as part of a promotion, so you know that in a month I'll have a gajillion Twinsies pictures!

Monday, July 16, 2012

In Which We Try Some Things That Didn't Work

I tried to consign.

I've been sitting on some items that are lovely, but big or heavy or super delicate, and I thought I'd walk into some consignment stores and everyone would jump with delight at my finds and offer me a little more cash than I paid.

That was not what happened.
This mirror is iron, and very heavy. It was made by Iron Art in the fifties, and I've had it for a few years. I loved it, and love it still, but I don't have a place for it, and it's so shabby chic-ish, and it's just not a "my house" item anymore. They didn't want it, because I hold it at a high price. There were other things - an adorable green vintage box fan, and an epergne (not my style at ALL) and some Pyrex ( I seem to be terrible at packing Pyrex). They said it didn't fit their asthetic, so I tried to be cheerful about it, and I listed the mirror on my etsy right away. With a ridiculous shipping price, but I weighed it, and I can always refund the difference.

In the meantime, Kate and I stopped at a lot of garage sales, thrift stores and church sales on Saturday! I bought the following:
An awesome tin! I love love love 'em, and this one has tufting or something, and was made in Western Germany.

This spectacular bank! Buckingham Palace Guard of Love Bank.

Vintage Leather Attache

More USA pottery, maybe Brush, maybe McCoy, I have to research!

A white glass cakestand with gold details!

Green glass candlesticks made in Italy

A very adorable plastic coral-colored sewing box.
And a million more treasures! I bought some clothes (gaining weight, grr!) and some embroidery hoops and a few mugs and odds and ends!
We had Sunday night dinner at Gails, and James held my face to give me a smooch, and it was just about the cutest thing I ever did see! Gail go it on camera!

Monday, July 09, 2012

In Which there is a NEW ADDITION

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Not a New Edition, but we have added a member to our tiny family.
This is Sophie Brown, and she is 8 weeks old. She just came last night, so I haven't gotten any excellent pictures yet.
Did I mention I am sick? And that I have a lot of work to do?
Oh, no? I didn't. Must be because I am just not thinking about it!
Anyway, she's cute, but boy, does she pee a lot.

Monday, July 02, 2012

In Which There is a Book!

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This is the Star Edition of Stories That Never Grow Old by Watty Piper. The book itself is in sad condition, and I'm afraid I overpaid, but there are lovely illustrations inside! My plan is to take it apart and frame the tipped in prints to sell as nursery art. The boards of the book are super warped, and there is a lot of general binding damage...but the illustrations are so happy!
I didn't get ANYTHING this weekend because I was away for my sister in law's LOVELY wedding! It was 104 degrees, but all of the happy wedding emotions made it seem like a balmy 92 or something! It was quite an adventure with a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and an amazing old chapel with beautiful stained glass!