Monday, October 14, 2013

Fifty Shades of Fun

A gorgeous Atlanta weekend made for lots of fun hunting for treasure, making costumes for grandchildren and receiving a surprise all the way from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.   On Saturday I hit a few of my favorite haunts and found some great treasure.

 Nice antique Bible dated 1917 and a pair of leather bound books from the late 1890s.

 Nice, American Primitive treenware masher.  Has that marvelous bleached patina.

 One of my favorite finds on Saturday.   Fantastic antique, hand penned sampler of a Calligrapher in antique frame.  I love everything about this from the chippy frame, the ragged parchment and broken glass and the purity of the elegant script. Circa 1880-1900s

Lucky enough to find another marvelous Victorian quilt. This crazy quilt is filled with rich velvets and silks with beautiful embroidery and hand piecing.  

Extremely rare, child’s WW2 play helmet – Commando Junior.   Machine pressed paper mache, painted “OD” (olive drab) green, it still has the original neck string, although a shoe lace has been added from lots of play time.  May be a Little Orphan Annie WW2 piece as part of her Junior Commando’s war effort for children. toys like this didn’t often last from hard play and usually made their way to the trash heap or burn barrel.  Circa 1943

 Nice Towle silverplated compote server in Chippendale pattern.

 Adore vintage mercury glass Christmas pieces and I found this huge beauty at a yard sale on Sunday for $2.00. 

Fifty shades of just too cool.  Nifty portable 45rmp player still runs.

Believe it or not, this is a goodwill find.  Nifty Victorian brush/comb box is walnut and has a pretty pattern on the front.

Gold brocade and lame thread Anglican vestments.  Perfect for a Halloween costume or use as part of a St. Nicholas robe over the Christmas holidays.

A corner in my Victorian booth is all decked out for Halloween.

 Halloween mantle charm.

 Fifty shades of fun this Halloween with these thigh high boots and sequined dresses with a silver mask make this the hot costume look for this year thanks to the best seller, Fifty Shades of Grey.

 I have the wicker mannequin loaded with big, metal spiders, a sword and helmet.

I printed silhouettes on dictionary sheets and framed for quick and unique Halloween decorative elements.

 Halloween is everywhere in my main booth on Queen Street at the Buford Queen of Hearts Antiques.  My Halloween has really flown out of the booth this year.

And finally, a facebook friend was visiting friends and family in Lancaster County, PA and following a trip to Roots Farmer's Market, they carried back produce to include the famous neck pumpkins that make the best pumpkin piece. To gild this lily, a bag of freshly picked peppers from their garden came with it.

 So in between sewing costumes I will be preparing pumpkin this week.  Wishing everyone fifty shades of joy. Sea Witch


Robin Larkspur said...

Love all the goodies you have found. Your booths must be very very popular, especially with the creative ways you display all these great finds.
Great pumpkin!! Hope it's delicious!

Mitzi said...

I love that crazy quilt! The colors are so wonderful....I'm a nut for color. Your booths look fabulous, by the way, and I love how you printed the images on book pages to put in your frames. I've wanted to try that for a while now....