Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Fever

I got the fever bad...just loving this weather in the south.  Sunny days, flowering trees in full bloom, and the yard sales are popping up like daffodils. Really want to take the week off and just enjoy all of it at my leisure, but this working gal has got to keep her nose to the grindstone, like so many, I need my medical benefits.  Not complaining, mind you, just want to play for a few days more.  Made a visit to Vintage Village in Snellville, GA to see what their spring had to offer.  I always find treasure when I come to VV and got to spend time with old friends to boot.

This sweet little vintage easter honeycomb table display caught my eye and I may still go back and get it.  Just too sweet.

Be still my heart, I adore antique transferware and this pretty soup tureen had my heart racing. 

One of my favorite dealers at the Village. You could just live in Paul and Jeanine's booth as it is so comfy cozy.  Grab a book and a beverage and I can easily nest in here.

The booths are packed to the rafters.  Many of the dealers have echoed the same story that other dealers are buying again.  Maybe the economy is beginning to turn around again. I certainly hope so.

What I liked about these paint by numbers best is that they were unfinished.

Pretty silhouettes for your windows and your walls.

These spring yellow chairs  are just yummy.

Cabin fever, not here...unless you are looking to feverishly fill your cabin with fun pieces.

This dealer has marvelous, antique books.  I picked up a huge 1867-88 history book with lots of old illustrations.  It's always fun taking a trip to VV as I find nifty things and get to gossip with old friends.  From there, I moved on to other favorite haunts and found a few more pieces I had to have.

How about this pretty heart.  Yup, it's a flask and holds about 1/2 cup of your favorite libation.  Not sure what I am going to do with it yet. Like a crow, I am easily distracted by shiny objects and this one still has my attention.

Found this Barbi doll type painted bust at Vintage Village.  I got a thing for heads and there are kindred spirits who love to display them as well.

How magnificent is this huge, treenware chopping bowl? Fantastic patina, this bowl just begs to be taken home.  If this doesn't sell, I won't be disappointed, wink! wink!

Found a pretty little breakfast set of English bone china.  Two plates, teacup and saucer, egg coddler and personal teapot with pretty blue ribbon, posies and embossed basketry pattern around them all.

A darling find at Vintage Village, this dealer marries up different items and creates pretty little things.  I fell in love with this old hoosier cabinet door with a mounted etching pinned to it.  It did have a silver ribbon around it, but I removed that...thought it was "too" much.  Another piece that I won't mind if it doesn't sell.  Sigh, I keep trying to downsize my life, but there are too many pretty things out there that follow me home.

Wonderful find, this sterling Kiddush Cup is from turn of the Century Russia.  Hand etched with the Star of David and wheat and the hand engraved initials H L.  I wonder if my Grandma Nana (great-grandmother) had one of these stowed away in her carpet bag as she immigrated from Minsk to NY in the 1880's?

Lovely EAPG, Baltimore Pear, spooner in rare color. Adams Glass Co.  1874.  I filled with William Rogers silverplate berry spoons.

My main booth is packed with treasure.  As you can see, I hung the stained glass piece on the back pegboard.  I had sold other pics off that wall last week so it freed up a lot of space. The stained glass window is big and looks so much better hanging then leaning against furniture. 

Was on the lookout for a piece of furniture that I could use in my Girdle Gals booth to use as a pseudo accessories wall. Wanted something that would have a salon look that wouldn't compete with the items I would display. I think it looks very French Quarter with its scroll work.  As sea witch luck would have it, I fell into this lovely wrought iron Bakers rack with metal shelves.  Big, heavy and with lots of room, this piece is exactly what I was looking for and got it for a great price. 

Here it is filled with accessories.  Have to find a few risers so I can make good use out of all of this space.

A corner shot of Girdle Gals.  It's coming along nicely so far.

Brought in more beaded pieces as they are just now starting to move.

Last, but not least...a find just for me.  I adore antique quilts and although I only have two that I actually own, this one will go into that collection.  
This Victorian beauty quilt pattern is hand pieced from silks and velvets and called "A Thousand Pyramids." 

A closer shot of the pyramids.  These are no bigger than a stand size postage stamp and all are hand pieced together.  There is shredding in places as silks like this disintegrate with age.  The red silk edging is dry rotted and in shreds.  Still, it is just amazing at the workmanship that went into this piece.
And a closer look.  I know this is a quilt that many folks would turn their nose up because it is not in pristine condition and others would use it as a "cutter" quilt for other creations, but I love it for all of its age and glory.  For now, I have it in a cotton bedsheet, gently rolled up and stored for its protection.

I was delighted to find this "queen" as I do not come across antique quilts often in the Atlanta area.  So that was my weekend and now you can see why I have the "fever".  I just want to go out and meander for another day.  Spring blessings to you and those your love.  Sea Witch


One Vintage Hag said...

Dari - LOVED seeing you! :) thanks for the Village shout out -- your the best!
The Vintage Hags

Anonymous said...

That is the most amazing quilt EVER!
I too collect old quilts,and I especially treasure the ones that show their wear, and therefore their history.
I would hang this baby prominently on a wall where I could enjoy it...out of the sun to protect the silk, of course!
Lovely, just lovely.

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

I really like that soup tureen and the spooner. Very nice pieces!