Monday, July 25, 2011

Junkin with my sista

Between my corporate job and my sista's we have been busy missing each other on the weekends.  We usually "play" on Saturday with a day of junkin, lunching and gossiping. Mind you, we live up the street from each other and we email/talk/facebook all of the time so it's not like we don't see each other. Still, baby sis and I just always have a great time together and Saturday was our day to play.  We always have stuff to give each other so while sis was getting her handbag together, I snapped this with my iPhone of seaglass in a big martini glass sis had on her dining room table.  A little of Kim Klassen's overlaying techniques and this is the artistic outcome.  I love it...looks so Key Westie to me and yes, the perfect martini for a sea witch.

First stop was Fry's...had to pick up a splitter to hook up a second monitor for my home PC.   A girl can never have too many shoes, handbags or monitors.

From there we grab a little lunch and then off to Goodwill for some junkin. Haven't been to one location in a few months and it really paid.  Along with treasure from a few other locations I came across some good finds.  
Nice West German lidded stein.

Neat serving utensils from a Hawaiian steamer. 1940-50s

Pretty Victorian pink transfer ware dinner plate. 1896

Three of these English transferware dinner plate with hand painted details.  Pretty scalloped edges. 1931.

Three dinner plates, Wedgwood Wellesly pattern. 1931-1957. 
Pretty creamy color.

Larger then a dinner plate, this decorative element is as light as a feather so it can be hung inside or out.

Neat pair of "Mayan" look pair of vases.  Celtan, California pottery. 1960s

Lovely muted shades of wool on this modern Navajo rug. 
Marvelous find at $3.93.

Everyone woman needs a sassy, red hat.

These were in my house.  I finally came across a bucket bench in faded seafoam and now these can move on to another's home.  I adore antique bucket benchs and actually had these stacked 5 high. I have two more that I will eventually move on to the booth.  The bottom bench still retains its original milk paint and has octagonal legs.  The small one at the top is the cutest and no more then 10 inches by 8 inches by 6 inches.

The Navajo rug looks pretty with the three lanterns.

How clever is this?  This is why I adore Queen of Hearts. So many clever decorating ideas.  This designer rolled up sheet music and filled candelabras and scones with faux candles.  I love this idea.

Fell in love with this spectacular high Victorian baby carriage.  If I had the money, I would have bought it.  Have no clue what I would do with it other than I just like it.  LOL

And one final treasure find that is now sitting in my sista's kitchen until she tires of it and then returns it to me to sell. Yea, that happens often. Sis loves to redecorate and she will see something that I have found and then asks if she could live with it a while. 
This cutie only had 3,000 made and books at about $195.00.  Who knew?  I paid $10.51 so no complaints from me.  It may be a while, though, before sis gives it back.  When you open the top of her bottle, little "Jeannie is sitting inside" guarding the cookies.

It is too cute for words and looks great in her kitchen...for now.

It was a lovely day with sis and as we ended the day with a side trip to a favorite haunt, we noticed this sign and had to take a picture. Again, it was an iPhone shot so I added an overlay technique of Kim Klassen's to clean up the shadows and give it a more painterly look.  We never did get dive bombed by the overprotective mother bird, but it sure would have been fun to watch.

Thanks for swimming over to my blog and saying hello.  I appreciate hearing from you.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


just call me jo said...

You find the best junk. I'm so junk jealous. I'm jealous of having a sista too. I got nuthin'.

Anonymous said...

Just got this great link from your it! It's so great when you find others who have an appreciation for the "old" And not too stuffy for the "whimsical"
I will be checking this out often!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That cookie jar is too cute! I also love the Victorian baby carriage, but I don't have any grand daughters to pass it to so I wouldn't know what to do with it either. That Goodwill had some good finds!

Jacque said...

Hi Witch!

Glad that you and your sis always have fun times together. Me and all 5 of mine do as well! We are all different and yet, so alike!

You always find the most intersting things on your outings! Thanks for showing them to us.

Andrew said...

Those are some excellent finds....
The kinds of things I would pick up (at an expense I really can't afford) if I saw them in some shop.

Good stuff!

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Hi, I just found your blog through another, and wanted to say hello. your blog is just lovely!! And I love all your "junk", especially that beer stein. Being in Germany, I can appreciate that! I fell in love with the Victorian pram though, it is gorgous! I am sure it must carry a big price tag. I look forward to following you. fond greetings from over seas, Debby

Anonymous said...

Oh, I wish I lived closer to my sister. We see each other maybe once a year! We live a long ways away from each other.
I really want that I Dream of Jeannie cookie jar! If your sister doesn't want it anymore...ha, ha!
Love your new header too!


Celia said...

What great finds!! I love the cookie jar!! Welcome to my blog!!

deb duty said...

Sounds like a really fun day! The last image is my favorite. Love the sign and the texture looks great!