Monday, October 31, 2011

Tis the witching time.

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

9 comments:

Ana said...

Happy Halloween...Wishing you a super fun day. Awesome finds.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Richard Cottrell said...

Happy Halloween to you as well. Love the tapestries, there are just divine. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

audrey said...

Great finds and awesome trees. I LOVE the colors of Autumn!!
Happy Halloween!
♥ audrey

Garter Mademoiselle said...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! LOVE that pale blue pitcher, OMG it is just gorgous! And the details on it. Very nice. As for those awesome fall foliage photos, they are spectacular. I see trees like that here and there in town, never seem to have my camera at the right moment though. Must make a mental note to pop it into the car next time around. I did not think that we would have a nice autumn this year, but suddenly the brillant colors are popping up everywhere, so I was not disappointed after all. Wishing you a bewitchingly Happy Halloween. ~Debby

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Sea Witch-

That chandelier is wonderful! What great finds. You're so lucky to have that pretty tree across the street... how nice of the nighbors to plant it for you, lol! I think the professionals at these business complexes do an excellent job in choosing hardy and beautiful plantings for our enjoyment. It makes going to work that much more enjoyable.

-Pam

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

Well, I guess I missed your trip on your broom around the farmhouse last night!! Just knowing you were out there was enough--LOL!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse and leaving those sweet comments. As you can tell, I've been a little AWOL lately. I'm in the middle of about a dozen projects and barely have time to breathe!

I do try to read my favorite blogs every morning but rush through them without leaving comments--SHAME on me!

Seems like you ALWAYS hit the motherload on your excursions! You have a good eye and are full of knowledge and I do enjoy reading your posts!

You do have a wonderful view to admire while working!! Have a great productive week!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hello! Thanks for your recent comment; always love to hear from you. Just came back from a girls' weekend myself, so I can totally relate! Come back and take a peek. xo

Christine Edwards said...

Gorgeous fall foliage...definitely my favorite time of year! Hope you had a great day of many treats and very few tricks. Thanks for stopping by and seeing the zombies. ;-)

southernwitch said...

I love the changing colors of the trees, beautiful!