Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Finally got back to Vintage Village to check out the fall booths. Always full of nifty things, I knew I couldn't just window shop...treasure would be found and purchased.
This both had a marvelous avocado theme. Don't you love the large framed photo of the lovely older woman?
White elements are always a favorite.
How about this fantastic antique hoop skirt crinoline? Had to have it so it came home with me. I adore antique clothing and finding pieces like this are a joy.
Lovely florals for your fall decor.
American Primitives are among my favorite. This favorite dealer of mine always has such fantastic pieces.
So many wonderful things to choose from.
Wonderful tapestry fabric on this pretty little settee.
Love this display of Halloween items.
Pretty little Victorian parlor table. Perfect for a huge Boston fern.
More wonderful treasure at Vintage Village. Always a great place to shop.
Pretty hats, a piano baby, needlepoint and a sweet black table.
Now for more goodies that I found at Vintage Village. Had to have them. A wonderful CDV photo, pretty little quad plate clothing brush and a marvelous sterling handled Victorian shoe horn.
A terrific mid-Victorian print, bubble glass and deep frame. I am a sucker for old pieces like this.
The print is in terrific condition, colors are true.
Tomorrow I will post on other items I found at a little shop called Joy's Vintage Flea. She will be moving into Vintage Village this week. She has marvelous kitschy pieces and I can't wait to see her new space. Have a wonderful Monday everyone. Sea Witch
Friday, September 24, 2010
I love the videos by OK Go. They are innovative, fun to watch and you never have to censor them. Known for their one taping, start to finish pieces. this is another feel good video of theirs using lots of man's and woman's best friends...all but one are rescue dogs, one belongs to one of the band members and look for a cameo by a goat as well.
Have a wonderful weekend all. Sea Witch
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Found a glass dome and wood base at my local goodwill about a month ago. A nasty looking chenille flower arrangement was sitting under it. I tossed that out when I got home and put the dome on my garage shelf.
Knew I wanted to use it for a Halloween display and was waiting for the right look. Found this great plastic skull at my local Walgreens over the weekend and knew it was exactly what I wanted for this piece. Spray painted the wood base black.
Then hot glued some tea stained muslim to the base and then glued this nifty looking skull that I picked up at Walgreens. I am crazy about the way this turned out.
Looks so mad scientist.
Side view. This looks like a real skull.
Can't wait to put this in my Victorian booth as I have plans for a Victorian Halloween theme. Goodwill always has some great items that can be repurposed into fun pieces like this. Have a wonderful week. Sea Witch
Friday, September 10, 2010
Fly the flag, light a candle, give back to your community in honor of those who gave their lives.
Aired only once during the 2002 Superbowl , this is a beautiful tribute by Budweiser. It still makes me weep.
Blessings to you and all those you love. Sea Witch
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hope everyone's Labor Day Weekend was pleasant. Following my little "asthma bout" I was still coming down from all of the hospital administered drugs so I spent the 3 days not running amuck. LOL. My honey and I spent Saturday visiting a gun club for their trap and skeet setup. Alan used to shoot often but stopped about 8 years ago when he was taking care of his father. Now that he is enjoying his retirement, it seemed like the right hobby to pick up again...especially since my oldest son shot competition trap while at West Point. This would give them the opportunity to shoot trap together. Additionally, I have been wanting to shoot our home defense shotgun, something I have not had the opportunity to do. Had to laugh as I carried out the gun in its case along with my knitting bag. Only this Sea Witch would go to a gun cub to learn how to shoot but knit during the drive there.
Spent Sunday at the Queen of Hearts fixing up the booths. Added a few things to both and moved items around to give both booth's a nice visual refresh.
Moved the furniture and added a few new things.
Lovely pumpkin and beaded black lace gown (new) and a marvelous late Edwardian fur capelet make a great Titanic outfit if you want to dress like Rose.
Have been selling antique tea pots and cups and saucers. Everyone loves a tea party and they look so nice on the walnut parlor table.
Moved the big pieces to give the booth more room. I like to do this often as it brings items to the forefront that may not have been seen previously.
Moved my glass case to the side so it is easier to access.
A 1930-50s display of items. Crazy about the old, pink medicine cabinet. Can be used for so many things.
Have been wanting to get back to making jewelry for a few local shops and finally spent Monday doing just that. Working with chains in various metallics and having a lot of fun with this design theme. I'm really enjoying the execution of these first four pieces.
Believe it or not, these chandelier earrings are light weight.
Like the look of the soft silver and plum beads.
Metallics, poppy red and smoky quartz elements.
Copper and bronze and faux amber make this a fun, fall piece.
So, my three day weekend has ended. It was lovely. Wish I could spend the rest of the week making jewelry and preparing my Halloween items for my antique booths, but no such luck. Gotta return to the present and get back to my 8 to 5 gig, sigh. Have a lovely week all and wishing all the best to you and those you love. Sea Witch