Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jersey Boys and junkin

My son and his wife gave me a pair of tickets to the Fabulous Fox theater to see the Jersey Boys for my birthday this past May.  One of my favorite shows, I was just delighted with this gift and couldn't wait to share the marvelous show with my honey.  I'm a "Jersey girl" and was a 4-H "Eager Beaver" who would learn to make tea towels and aprons at Mrs. DeVito's home in Belleville, NJ.  I remember her son and the other "Seasons" coming noisily into her home, grab food from the fridge and then go sit on the swing set at the bottom of the yard and smoke cigarettes and sing.  As a ten year old girl in 1964, I didn't know then that these were the Four Seasons.  I just thought they were very cute boys and were loud and rowdy.
Public domain photo.

The music is just fantastic from this musical and you can't help by smile as you hear those great songs.  Their stories are  amazing and all that was accomplished was by a shake of the hand.

Before we headed out to the show, I was able to do a little junkin. 

 Found a set of four lovely vintage Princess House water goblets with their original stickers.  

Nice, vintage cranberry transferware plate from the 1930s.  Souvenir of Petoskey, Michigan.

Sweet little stoneware creamer...the kind you used to find on every diner table in the 1950-60s.
A fantastic silverplate over copper footed water pitcher.  I will fill this with hydrangeas and then put it in my booth.
A marvelous Victorian quadruple plate serving plate.  Love the pretty etched design in the center.  I will keep this for myself and will use it during the holidays.
A slew of cabinet photos that I will save for Halloween ideas.
A pretty vintage carnival glass cup. Brilliant orange lustre.

 I love vintage capidomonte display pieces, especially the ones that are so delicate that you can see the fingerprints on the petals from the craftsman who created it.  Soft watercolor was glazes and these look like the real thing.  This large piece still has the original paper label and the blue hallmark.

Found this nifty birds nest candelabra for votive candles at my local Goodwill for $2.92 and painted it my favorite color...beachy blue.

Another Goodwill find that I also repainted beach blue.  This one holds three, large pillars.

Girdle Gals is doing well and I had to fill the empty hangers that buyers left behind.

Found this marvelous Sugar Street Weavers tapestry jacket at an estate sale.  Lovely tapestry design of sailboats at dock by water colorist, Nick Boehme.  

It was a lovely weekend and way to short as weekends always seem to be.  I'm hoping the rest of the week goes quickly because I'm anxious to get to next weekend already.   Blessings to you and those you love and have a terrific week.  Sea Witch

1 comment:

jersey boys tickets said...

Everyone I've talked to who has seen the show loves it too and said it was worth paying the regular price to see it, so $20 is a steal. Guess I'll plan on going if I am still able to get those tickets next week.