Monday, April 11, 2011
Hello everyone. I hope you had a glorious weekend as we did here in the south. The weather was wonderful with sunny skies, everything is in bloom and the tail end of spring break is wrapping up for the kids here. Couldn't wait to get out and about and run around with my sister and head out to our favorite haunts and of course, our lunch time together. You would think that we hadn't seen each other in years...even though we live just 4 houses from each other. We laugh, we shop, we gossip, in a nutshell...we have a ball together. When I kiss my honey goodbye before I head out the door, he always says that if he doesn't hear from me by 3:00 pm to not worry...he has bail money for the two of us. (I just love that man)
Hit my favorite place for hunting down treasure and this week did not disappoint. Found this pretty little glass terrarium cottage.
Filled it with sea shells and added a pillar candle. I think these glass pieces look great on a patio or deck with flickering candlelight.
Smashing set of Georgian, cut and etched crystal wine goblets. What a find. I adore Victorian glass and these are rainbow stealers at their best. The light that hits these and the spectrum's that fall are amazing. Adding your favorite wine will make your table sparkle. Even the stems are cut.
Couldn't believe my Goodwill luck when I found this fantastic Tuscan design, heavy chandelier. Heavy and well made, this was a steal at $13.00. I do well with lighting so I am always looking for interesting pieces.
Sold two small tables so I had to do a rework to my booth. Wanted to bring more splashes of spring/Easter color and this colorful Tussah silk sari did the trick. Would be perfect as at table covering or a window drape.
Delightful vintage soft as butter suede jacket from the 1970s. Bound button holes and lining are in excellent condition. Jacket looks like it was never worn. I like the peaceful Buddha head next to it.
Brought in an Edwardian day dress. This was all handmade with beautiful hand embrodiery on the front skirt, the bodice and the sleeves. Lots of hooks and eyes on the reverse. A wearable size and in excellent condition.
A better shot of it in my Victorian booth.
I topped it off with this antique silk opera cape. Will it entice the vampire crowd...it should!
I cleaned and pressed this lovely battenburg lace collar I found at Scott's Antiques several weeks ago. I love this type of needlework. I imagine it was worn over a dark, silk day dress.
Hung this lovely and hard to find, Egyptian Assuit shawl from the early art deco period. Fine mesh is filled with silver elements making this a weighty piece. I have seen these in black and creme but never in this faded pink color.
A closer photo of the silver element work.
A final shot of my main booth and I could call it day. Honey didn't need to bail sis and I out...we were on our best behavior...well not our best behavior, but at least nothing that would get us arrested. Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch