Monday, January 20, 2014

Pretty things

January has begun with a good start as I have found unique and pretty finds.  I hope this is a sign of good things to come.  Sales have been good and buyers are looking for quality items and unique decorative elements.  Stopped by Vintage Village today and came home with this marvelous antique print of the famous "Cupid Asleep" in a rare, heart shaped wooden frame.  
Cupid Awake and Cupid Asleep where extremely popular prints and were the work of photographer, M.B. Parkinson, who worked in the New York City area during the latter part of the 1800s and early 1900s. His young model, Josephine Anderson, was the daughter of a friend, a single mother who worked and sometimes left her child in Parkinson’s care.

Borrowed this idea from a facebook page I follow.  Pretty vintage black Wedgwood jasperware ashtray displays Victorian s&p's under a glass dome.  Cloche's are so fun to use as decorative elements.

 Love these civil war era condiment bottles that once sat in table servers.  

This sweet, Edwardian white infants cap is hand embroidered.  Such a petty thing.

 Nifty antique barber bottle is white satin, Bristol glass, and still has remnants of original blue flowers.

 I love antique, Victorian rose bowls.  Such unique receptacles for cut roses, they are also perfect for lighting.  I put battery operated votive candles in them and the light sparkles within making them unique decorative elements.

Delightful french print of cat street musician receiving mice as payment.

Before there were "cartons" of milk, school teachers brought out glass milk bottles during snack break.

This marvelous Edwardian dress makes me think of Mrs. Hughes from Downton Abbey. You can find this gem in my Victorian booth at the Buford Queen of Hearts.

Gorgeous silk chiffon 50's prom dress in that marvelous shade of lavender.  Pretty celluloid sequins on the bodice.

Delightful toddlers shoes from the 1950s,  pretty etched crystal candy jar, and a milk glass heart with hand painted roses say Valentines Day.

Brought in the Homer Laughlin creamer and the Franciscan plates and stacked them with the Sandwich glass deviled egg tray. All of these pretty spring colors look so good together.

Pairs of pretty, elegant depression glassware are looking for romantic dinners to share.

Do you like fussy, Victorian pieces as much as I do?  Using this sweet late Victorian butter keeper is such a lovely way to prepare your morning toast.

Hoping my week moves quickly as I have signed up for a Chalk Paint decorative techniques class this coming Saturday afternoon.  Really looking forward to learning some chalk paint techniques to apply to furniture finds.  Hoping everyone has a terrific week and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


My Garden Diaries said...

Blessings to you as well! Your finds are just spectacular...I love that vintage cat print! And those condiment bottles are so lovely!!! All the best and enjoy that class...I need to take one of those! Nicole xoxo

Mitzi said...

Great finds! Cupid Asleep in a heart-shaped frame is wonderful, and the print of the cat musician getting mice for payment is too cute!