Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I'm keeping it all...LOL. Welllllll, not really but I am keeping a few of the treasures I found last weekend. Starting with this faboosh flow blue plate. I adore 18th century soft paste ware and this is such a pretty piece. Yea, I'm keeping it.
While visiting Vintage Village last Saturday I purchased this lovely oak frame with carved script and original etched print. Will add a new piece of glass and off to my booth it goes.
Hey, who is that handsome boy? That's my wile e coyote, Kota. He is such a sweet boy. He was in the middle of a yawn when I snapped this picture.
Pretty, Victorian paperweight. Heavy, cut crystal.
Pretty tin crown is perfect for your favorite statues and is a lovely decorative element. I actually got two of these and they are a little bigger than a baseball.
Another keeper, I collect antique carnival glass, the pieces from the turn of the century for their brilliant matt lustre. I have a few good pieces that I have found over the years and twice as many pieces that have chips and cracks but still wonderful for display. Often known as the poor man's Tiffany glass, I just like its iridescence. This bad boy is a rare, funeral vase and stands 17.5 inches tall. Heavy and just gorgeous, I am crazy about it.
You can see the scale of this piece as it is standing next to a pair of stacked, large, antique cake plates.
A timely British pewter mug commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
How pretty is this antique, pint tray from Great Britain.
Was fortunate to find lovely Bavarian pieces filled with decorative roses like this pretty "Berry Set" below. The softest, white roses are on the four berry bowls and a large serving bowl.
A gorgeous rose bowl with pretty edging. This piece is a real beauty.
Couldn't resist taking a photo of the group of rose decorated pieces below.
Loving this Victorian quadruple plate vase. Heavy and with a pretty etched design all around. Lots of original silverplate.
This is such a sweet little hand colored illustration from a weekly pen dated 1876. Original frame.
Found a pair of vintage footed cake plates. I really like the plain ones best as they remind me of the diners of my youth growing up in New Jersey. I actually have two of my own that I use over the holidays, but I'm starting to look at adding a third one with this beauty below.
A batch of vintage, bamboo barker canes from the 1930s. They are just plain cool and I can visualize the carnival barkers shooing people into the sideshows. I tied flag ribbons to them to jazz them up for the 4th.
Sweet little baby doll is sitting in an adorable, vintage wicker basket.
Grouped the terrariums together and topped two of them with the pretty tin crowns.
To make a little room in the booth, I moved one of the wicker rockers onto the farm table. It allowed me to bring in the antique wrought iron bird cage which enhanced the display.
And of course, that fantastic bird cage. Huge and on the original stand.
I'm digging this Wednesday, mid week holiday as it breaks up the work week. My honey and I did an early movie this morning and saw Snow White and the Huntsman. Terrific retelling of the fairy tale and it leaves the story open for a sequel. I hope they follow up with one. Charlize Theron was fantastic as the evil queen and the effects were just amazing.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July and blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch