Sunday, December 11, 2016

On to a new adventure

Hello dear readers.  As you have noticed, I have not been posting weekly these days.   The reason is I have been working towards a new adventure, a new direction and it is to be closer to the sea.  I have sold my home and my sweet Gynness and I will be moving to Florida.  We are both excited about the new possibilities of a new home and for booth space.  I have been going through withdrawals, having closed my two spaces to prepare for this move but I have been visiting some of my favorite places for treasure before I left.  I will miss Vintage Village in Snellville.  I first found this marvelous place in July 2000 when I first moved to Atlanta from Flagstaff.  A lovely little place with amazing dealers and hands on owners.  I sold from Vintage Village for 7 years until my late husband had heart surgery and I pulled out of all selling for a year to provide nursing support.   I never stopped buying from Vintage Village as they always had  such marvelous finds.  

They moved to new digs a year ago and the shop has never looked better.  I will miss visiting it first hand, but Debbie keeps her facebook page active with lots of photos and I suspect I will be purchasing on line alot.  Here are a few photos I took with my last visit before I go south.

So many pretty item for holiday decorating.

Vintage Village will always be one of my favorite things.

What a sweet touch to use vintage baby booties as stocking garland.

Crazy about this small doctor's bag.

Always look up at the Village as treasure abounds from the floor to the ceiling.

Lovely vintage Christmas balls from favorite dealers, Paul and Jeanine.

One of my weakness', vintage oil lamps.

What a sweet face.

 A glass full of frozen Charlotte's, another dealer I adore, The Nesting Spot.

 Pretty skate against a vintage frame makes for a pretty door display.

One of the last treasures I took home from Vintage Village, and from one of my favorite dealers...My Vintage Heart, a delightful antique children's book titled, "The Three Emigrants".  Written in prose, it tells the story of three children from Europe who travel to America during the turn of the century.  I will bring this out each Christmas.

Thank you everyone from Vintage Village you have filled my home with lovely things and my heart with marvelous friendships.  I will carry each of you with me always.

Hit my local goodwill one more time as well and found these pretty items.

1940s Japanese evening bag.

I can never pass up a gorgeous sea shell, yes it is the seawitch in me, and this stunning Bull Mouth Helmet is a keeper.

Pretty little gravy boat is a late 1890s piece.  

And finally this lovely little Edwardian biscuit keeper.

One more stop before the weekend ended.  I had to say goodbye to Buford Queen of Hearts folks and interesting enough, one of the first pieces I ever purchased from the Queen was an EAPG goblet by King glass, fine blue diamond cut, circa 1890s.  Imagine my surprise when I discover the matching compote.

So the circle is complete and I carry this beauty with me to my new digs in Florida.

I will most likely be away from blogging until the new year as I locate a place to live and get settled in, so I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a gentle new year.  And always, wishing blessings to you and those you love.  SeaWitch.