Sunday, March 24, 2013

SeaWitch went solo

Hello everyone.  Had my first solo flight or walkabout this weekend.  Now that I'm off the pain killers I am free to drive so I took my first outing on Saturday.  Went and had my nails done as they were a wreck since it had been 6 weeks since I was at the salon.  Was able to sit comfortably for the hour it took for them remove the broken acrylic tips off and replace them with the new ones.  Since my knee still felt good, I made a road trip to Vintage Village to check out the treasure that was coming in and say hello to friends.  It was a marvelous little trip and just seeing everyone and walking around the pretty booths filled with spring goodies was very "healing" for me.  Found a few great pieces to keep and to sell but then I always do when I stop by.  

 How about this faboosh, Mr. Charles, big navy straw hat with two sassy satin bows and lighter than air ostrich feathers.  This is sooooooooo Audrey Hepburn and this beauty is in fantastic condition.  I almost squealed with delight when I saw this marvelous hat.

 Saw this pretty lace fan while perusing the Vintage Village facebook page.  The "hag" is always posting photos of new items that come in and I saw this the week after I got out of surgery and asked them to hold it for me.   Perfect for St. Patrick's day celebrations.

 My lovely daughter in law, Kerry, turned me on to these marvelous stoneware pieces for their rich cobalt blues but they are the definitive bakeware for perfect results.  These are small oven dishes but I don't care.  I adore them for their beauty and quality. 

 I like vintage celluloid pieces and was delighted to find this pretty little picture frame with velvet backing and stand was intact and in great condition.  Known as French Ivory because it looks like ivory, this early plastic is often stained from oils and perfumes or often melted from heat.  There is such a natural vintage look to these pieces.  While at Goodwill, earlier this week, I found the powder dish and the hairpin container as well.

 Now this is not old, but a pretty reproduction of the Victorian sewing bird.  Pins were placed in the velvet cushion and the fabric piece that was being worked on is placed in the bird's mouth and held in place like an extra hand.  Such a marvelous little tool that is so indicative of Victorian fussiness and excess.

 Great little late Victorian wicker sewing box in the shape of a chair.  Original red velvet has lost most of its "velvet" but the color is still bright.  I will fill with vintage needle packs and wooden spool threads. 

 This was a find at my local Goodwill earlier this week. I had dropped off a bags of hard bound books and as my honey was running errands, I asked that he let me walk around Goodwill for about 20 minutes.  I was delighted to find this pretty little pink necklace and matching earrings.  Very 1950s

 Another Goodwill find.  Can we get any more 1960s than beaded fruit?  Actual size pieces are heavy with plastic beads and straight pin and some have plastic greenery.  Grapes, lemons, limes, apple, pear, orange, banana and a pear of pink peaches make these a lot of fun. 

I was looking for my box of silk flowers when I came across a box of quad plate that I had stashed away after the holidays.  I had forgotten about it and was so pleased to come across it as I had sold nearly all of what was in my Victorian booth.  This is a unique piece as it is a large, quad plate jardiniere.  Never saw one before and it is a showpiece.  Circa 1890s.

 Spent the afternoon polishing up the quad plate and it looks fantastic.  Water pitchers, teapots, serving bowl and creamer and sugar bowl are such pretty decorative elements.

It was so neat to do a little treasure hunting as it seems like it's been forever since I could do this.  Of course, by the end of the day, I was exhausted and fell asleep before supper time.  That fine line of knowing when I have overdone it or not is still elusive to me.  I suspect I should have just done one or the other.  More healing lessons learned.  Have a marvelous week all and wishing blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


sonia said...

That tea set is gorgeous!!!

Ana said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to be out and about on your own. I know every day you will get stronger. Great finds, Wishing you a wonderful new week.


the old white house said...

YAY for you that you are able to get around again! Love that quad set of yours, it is stunning and those pink baubles are so sweet. t.xoxo

Tanya said...

Back from a trip home, and catching up on favorite blogs...wanted to check on your knee, too. Looks like you are coming along fine, with the great treasures you found...I'll bet when you did sleep that night, it was a deep one. SO happy you're out and about - keep up the great work. Happy Easter - XOXOXOXO Tanya