Monday, February 4, 2013
I don't know about the rest of the country, but here in Atlanta, we had a day of 70 degrees and then the next brought snow flurries and freezing temps. Oh, wait another day and it's back in the high 50s with blue skies...don't turn around, the temps just dropped to the 30s again and the wind chill leaves you with frost on everything. Forget about planning on how to dress because the weather changes as fast as your clothing choices. The only thing that take the chill of for me is a little treasure hunting. So grabbed sis and headed out to a few favorite haunts for treasure.
Sweet little Dragonware lithophane teacup and saucer. Don't usually come across these often in this area so I was delighted to find one.
Lift the teacup to the light and you will find the pretty face of a Geisha looking back at you. This is a 1950s teacup that was a popular souvenir to bring back from Japan.
A am fond of treenware for its simple beauty and utilitarian functions. This was a marvelous find as it is a good size butter mold with hand carved ivy and a pretty beaded edge. The handle makes it easy to "whack" the cold molded butter out of the mold. Circa 1880s
Purchased this adorable Vintage print from a friend of mine. She always has the prettiest things in her booths at Vintage Village. Found this pretty frame to put it in.
A Goodwill find. Yup, couldn't believe it when I saw it hanging there. Like new, barely worn Persian curly lamb coat with silver mink collar. Very 1950s.
Another great find at my local Goodwill. Somebody must have cleaned out their grandmother's curio cabinet because this set of six, 8oz. juice size glasses and a matching sent of smaller juice glasses is in excellent condition. Only one glass has a minor flea bite on it. Pretty etching of grapes are on all glasses.
Amazing what you can find at your local Goodwill's.
Love this bouquet of velvet roses. Perfect for Valentines Day or for any day.
Love this ruby, cut crystal decanter. It is missing its stopper and I couldn't find one that fit it from my box of spare stoppers. LOL I really do have a box of spare stoppers. You never know when you will need one. I put a white candle in it instead and it make a pretty candlestick.
Pretty frosted glass chandelier has handpainted grapes. Vintage S. Swain piece.
Neat, vintage wicker chair had layers of paint in different colors. I gave it an aqua blue coat and really like the way it looks. Circa 1930s.
Had a great day with sis and even though we started out with a cold morning, by noon, we had shed our jackets and gloves and were dealing with warmers temps. Took a detour through our local Chick Fil A for a few of their chocolate chip chunk cookies. O M G. I you have not had these yet, you must try them. Like homemade, thick and chewie and oh so good. My honey and I love to end the evening meal with a hot cup of Keruig coffee and a cookie. Yea, our lives are simple but we enjoy the heck out it.
Blessings to you and those you love. Sea Witch
Posted by Dari Brown at 9:16 PM