Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Sea Witch is on the move

Yes, the Sea Witch is on the move again. 

I'm a gypsy at heart and the need for my "pretty tail" to be in water is calling again.  So my handsome honey has shanghaied me and we are on our way to the Bahamas for a week on the water. I am blessed with such a good man and we will spend the next 5 days on a tiny sailboat exploring the reefs in the outer island chain.  No diving this trip, but lots of snorkeling.  When I can snag a signal, I will post a little about our trip.

Now, one of my dear friends at Vintage Village, (Carla) who has several fantastic booths there brought this wonderful vintage Mohawk carpet ad from her cousin's shop in the Carolina's.  She saw it and thought of me and brought it back so I could have it.  Is this not just perfect for a sea witch.  I love this ad and will frame it and put it in my bedroom.

The colors are so rich and wonderful.  You can click on the photo to enlarge it and see it in its detail.

Of course, I can NEVER EVER leave this shop without finding more goodies.

How sweet is this tiny little bisque baby in original gown. Only 4 inches in length. Of course, I couldn't resist the flash cards. Don't know what I am going to do with them yet.  Ideas?

Wonderful school promotion certificate from 1914 in original frame. Crazy about this piece.

So many talented folks out in the world and these lovely cards are made from vintage fabrics and antique laces.  I will give a few away and keep one for me.

Closeup of the detail on the card.  All are different.

And finally, this lovely red transfer ware pitcher.  You can always find wonderful things at Vintage Village.

Now, I was part of the Great Sea Journal Swap sponsored by Frippery.  One of my favorite blogs to follow.  The theme was the sea and we had to select a period of time 1920s, 30sw, 40s, and 50s, 60s.  That was difficult for me as I love all periods for their dress, their social mores and history.   In my response to Sandy, my partner in sea swap crime, i stated the following:

That’s tough, I like all period anything, but if I had to select, let’s do the 20’s…a time when women were just beginning to shed their inhibitions, they cast off the corset and bobbed their hair, smoked and drank openly in public and rolled down their stockings to expose their knees. And in between all of this, you had the rebirth of revival evangelism with outdoor tent meetings and people being baptized in the nearest community rivers and lakes. A wonderful mix of saints and sinners. Yea. Let’s go with the 20’s.

Sandy captured the spirit of that time beautifully with her sea swap journal.

Lovely fabric photos of the 1920's ladies at the beach.  Neat little envelopes filled with treasure, pretty laces and soft blues and whites throughout.

How did she know so much about what I liked and what makes me laugh?

Old photos and postcards and words of wisdom.

Funky copper rings and pretty velvet ribbons.

Pockets of lace filled with music, library card history (love this) and Austrian crystal beads in sea blue for my beadwork.  Treasure...all treasure.

What a lovely journal Sandy has created for me.  A thousand thank you's for this wonderful journal.  Have a wonderful day everyone and I look for a post or two while I'm in the water.  Sea Witch



Ahhh, Sea Witch, you have found some beautiful treasures! I love the mermaid art in the advertisement your friend saved just for you!! ~ Angela

Kathleen said...

Have a wonderful, joyful time in the Bahamas. The journal is just beautiful. All the things I love, too. You are a lucky lady
hugs, Kathleen

just call me jo said...

Wow, you are one lucky witch. I love all those things--journal and pitcher most of all. The boat in Bahamas sounds divine. Bon Voyage!

My Vintage Heart said...

Sounds wonderful, you & your own sea captain in the beautiful blue waters...have a wonderful time. We'll see you when you get back...until the sea calls you again! Susan

Beach House Living said...

The photo in the book with the woman on the beach with striped umbrella caught my eye.

Debby said...

Sounds perfectly wonderful, have a beautiful time.
I love, love your journal, so pretty. I also played in this and it was a great time. I posted my journal today as my partner has received it, fingers crossed mine will arrive in the next couple of day.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Have a wonderful time in the Bahamas, Sea Witch!

Your Vintage Village finds are all wonderful and the Sea Journal swap book is so pretty!

Aelwyn said...

Oh, I LOVE the treasures you have found! And the book--it's marvelous!

I just wanted to let you know that I added your button to my blog. :D Your blog is amazing, and I look forward to reading everything! And I adore your layout--my favourite JW Waterhouse print!

Have a wonderful holiday in the Bahamas!

Madame DeFarge said...

Such lovely pieces. Have a great time on vacation.

Ineke Original said...

Just love these cards!
greetings from Holland,

Pam @ Frippery said...

That ad is wonderful. Sandy did a great job on her summertime journal. Beautiful colors. I can't wait to see what the one you sent her looks like!

Crowing Moon said...

You have some gorgeous vintage pieces. I love anything vintage myself and your little book is beautiful. Glad I found your blog