Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween my bloggers. I always welcome the moment of time you afford to spend with me. When I'm not planning my time in the sea, I always enjoy a pleasant ride around the block with my favorite mode of transportation. Honk and wave if you see me fly by.
Non-commercial, public domain photo.
No snow for those of us who presently reside in the southern states. Beautiful, fall weather with the tail end of the northeaster' breeze from up north made it perfect for a little running around with my sister. As always, sis and I have a marvelous time gossiping, shopping and just being silly. We laugh so hard and often that you would think we would lose 10 pounds on the sillieness alone.
Not a lot of treasure found,but what I did find was worth the trip.
Check out this pair. LOL. A perfect, late 19 century water pitcher with pretty gold lustre trim. These pitchers are usually chipped up and cracked and this beauty is in perfect condition. Even missing the crazing often found at the bottom. Love Love Love the 1850-60s box with pretty aqua milk paint. The dovetailing on this piece is amazing.
Closeup of the large pitcher. You know you got a workout lifting this bad boy when it was full of water.
Found a pair of beautiful Italian tapestries...on the cheap. Quality pieces and highly detailed. Brought them in to the Queen on Sunday and already sold the pastoral scene above.
My personal favorite. Smaller than the one above but this 18 " by 12" weave is finer and more detailed than the pastoral scene.
Another unique find. A hand carved banded onyx vase/jar that stands 11 inches tall. Very heavy and the label below it says Restoration Hardware. If you are not familiar with this marvelous chain, then you must visit their web page or store. The devil is in the design details and this store offers a comfortable yet cerebral design to your life.
A warm and toasty Pendleton motor robe. These carriage or motor robe blankets are the perfect size to wrap up in when the cold comes to call. Used on steam ships, travelers would wrap themselves in them as they communed on the wooden lounge chairs...every open Model Car car had a few and of course those who still utilized carriages. The quality of Pendleton wool blankets lives on and this new, with original tags Pendleton blanket will keep someone nice and toasty.
A gorgeous and heavy Williamsburg brass chandelier. This bad boy is a big one, almost a yard in width. Tall faux candles and traditional candle cups. For those who want traditional American elegance, this chandelier is the perfect choice.
The trees are on fire around our neighborhood and I had to share a few with you. This is the tree in my neighbor's front yard. What a lovely site that greets me each day.
I am fortunate to work on a beautiful campus at Cisco Systems. Lots of hardwoods mixed with soft and the views are just lovely.
Brilliant shades of scarlet and orange.
Prettiest parking lot in town.
What I see as I drive down the campus road to my building.
Happy Halloween my pretties!
Blessings and treats to you and those you love. Sea Witch