Monday, January 10, 2011

I'mmmmm baaacckkkkkkk!

Greetings from the Sea Witch.  So glad to be back blogging and reading all of our posts.  I have missed you all and thank you for all of your prayers and support while we dealt with my granddaughter's brain surgery and her recovery.  As I mentioned in the December 7th post, she has been cured and is at a near total recovery.  Some medication side effects are her only issue right now and those should diminish in about 30 days when she is completely off the anti-seizure meds.   Her hand is getting better every day and she will  be back to her rambuncious self by the summer. 

(My delightful, five cheese ravioli)

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year and without sounding like a Miss America contestant...I truly do wish for "world peace."  Our mother earth is dealing with a lot  of anger around her and we, her children, are suffering.  Acts of kindness have an amazing ripple effect around us, so pass them on to someone each and every day.  Tell a stranger they have beautiful eyes or a welcoming smile; if someone wants your parking space, let them have it; buy the lunch for the car behind you at your next drive through stop; hug your children, kiss your companion and tell those you love that you love them.  We can never say or hear it enough.

Had the opportunity to do a little antiquing last and this weekend and found some great little finds.

Found this marvelous Heywood Hardy chromolithograph of a girl and her dog.  Original frame and glass and the colors are brilliant and true.  Nice large piece.

Sir Galahad, one of the popular Romantic prints of its time.  Hand colored and in original frame with glass.  Perfect for Valentines Day.

Crazy about this pretty little cherub shelf.  Heavy plaster and has a great old world look to it.  I like the antique, cupids awake print on it as well.
Neat, antique cast iron team of horses from a children's pull toy.  Had this in the store 2 days when an antique toy collector snapped this up and then asked if I had more.  Oh how I wish I did.  Toys are so hard to come by at affordable prices. 

I remember handing out these little heart boxes filled with candies when I was a teenager.  Found three of them in perfect condition and priced them at a price that even cupid would love.  How fun to hide an engagement ring in one. 

I can see Audrey Hepburn wearing this fantastic Mr. John of New York and Paris hat.  Perfect condition and just plain fun to wear. 

My find of the day.  A gorgeous  and large flow blue serving bowl.  Perfect condition. Lovely embossed scroll work on the bowl with gold lustre accents. Just lovely.

A lovely Victorian serving bowl with the famous cabbage roses hand painted on it.  Love the scroll work along the edge.

This pretty little stone shelf reminds me of Vincenza and Florence, Italy.  Wonderful stone sculptures abound and the missing cherub head only makes it feel like Italy.  I may keep this myself as I love the Old Italian look to it.

I adore old quad plate no matter the condition. They have so many uses from serving up your favorite bread sticks to filling with fresh cut or silk flowers.

Don't usually pick items like this up, but they have such a delightful look to them.  Tobin Fraley carousel horses, I have since learned, are highly collectible.

Vintage wedding dress from the 1940s.  Satin is cut on the bias for lovely draping.

Shaker great walking or wool wheel with a Minor's head assembly.  I have spun wool on this for years, but I am downsizing and am only keeping my one, castle wheel that I spin on all of the time.

Brought out pretty vintage carnival glass from the turn of the century.  A love the look of the soft matt carni glass myself. 

I put the green velvet coat on my Edwardian dress form and loved the way it looks. 

With the holidays over, I have emptied both booths of all Christmas/New Year items and am now working towards Valentines Day.  Going to do a major redesign in my main booth over the next few weekends.  Want to give it a more gallery setup like my Victorian booth.  Will post photos as the work progresses.  Of course, after this recent setup, I took the time to walk through Queen of Hearts to see what other dealers were offering.   Lucky me, I walked by Sassytrash's lovely booth and focused like a laser beam on a fantastic, milk paint aqua blue ice cream bucket. still my heart.  I grabbed this so fast and put it in my cart and had a trail of ladies following me and asking if I would sell it to them.  Nope, not a chance.  I have already brought it home and filled it with sea shells.  I am a happy sea witch.

Now tell me true, wouldn't you want to take this home too?  Miss Sassy, I'm so glad that I was at Queen of Hearts when you brought this in, it was meant to go home with me.  Have a wonderful day all and blessings to you and all those you love.  Sea Witch


sassytrash said...

I am SOOOOOO glad Kaitlyn is doing fabulous!!!!! What an incredible blessing!!! We've missed you, but understand your absence! I couldn't be more thrilled that you found my green bucket and appreciate it!!! It really is a fabulous piece meant just for YOU! Thank's for buying it--sorry I missed you at Queen again! (I've only made it to the booth a few times over the last month) Happy New Year!!!

just call me jo said...

Welcome back to us. Thankful your granddaughter is getting better. She's adorable. Love your antique finds. I heart the cupid shelf. Look forward to hearing more from your world. After the mayhem in Tucson, I would second that "World Peace" sentiment. Ugh!

Bettyann said...

So glad your darling ravioli is on the mend..the world stops when our darling grandchildren are the cherub shelf...such lovely goodies and so little time lol..Happy New Year

piggy said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been missing you...HAPPY NEW YEAR!
hogs & kisses...piggy

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Happy New Year Sea Witch! So glad miss ravioli is doing so fabulous! Makes my heart smile for sure!
xx, shell

MJ Ornaments said...

Your grand baby is a living doll, and I'm so glad to hear she's recovered. Happy New Year to you and your family. Take care, Martha

stregata said...

Thank you for your kind comment. Have been enjoying the eye candy on your blog and was so glad to read that your granddaughter is recovering.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

I am so happy to see you back and to hear such fantastic news about little Kaitlyn! What a wonderful way to start the new year.
Love all your gorgeous finds and yes the bucket is amazing, I can see it here at my house as well! Is that metal filigree picture frame yours too? I have one just like it I inherited from my grandmother and I love the way it looks.
Well welcome back and much love to little Kaitlyn!
Tina xo

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Sea Witch-

How wonderful it is to see your five cheese ravioli smiling and back to being a normal little girl! My wish for you in 2011 is perfect health and happiness for you and your loved ones, and lots and lots of fun and adventure! You deserve it!

Kathleen said...

Happy to have you back in Blogland, and to hear all is well. You have been missed. Ummm, all that new stuff you showcased on your blog post.....ah, just package it all up and send it to me here in Maine, OK? I wish! Love the bucket....oh we who love vintage do thirst for such items.
Your ideas for a better world are inspiring, thank you for reminding us all.

Hugs, Kathleen

Rebecca said...

So glad to hear good news of your sweet grandbaby...she is beautiful.
I am praying she continues to grow in health and God blesses her heart for Him.
Wonderful treasures you found! Did a little shopping this week myself, but I find the stuff few and far between for some reason these days... maybe I am getting fussy in my old age :)

Thewhimsicalchick said...

So Happy to hear about Kaitlyn. What a cutie. Your finds are great. I need to come visit soon. Miss you bunches. Piggy and I still want to get together with you. Hugs, Becky