Monday, May 26, 2014

Will I see you, in September...or lose you, to a summer blog?

Life has been throwing curve balls at me these days and I need to focus on them with mind and spirit.  So I am going to take a summer break from my blog, work on what I need to take care of and then return in September.  I have missed posting weekly and reading my favorite blogs, but things are just a bit chaotic now.  Nothing bad or catastrophic, just need to get a handle on some things and once I have gotten everything back on track, I will be posting again. 

So here is my last post for a few months, I thank all my followers and new visitors for stopping by and I hope you will return, like me, in September.

 The last two weekends have blessed me with lots of great treasure.

 Gorgeous pair of heavy, Italianate tables are a nice size, beautifully made and have a drawer.  The tops are a bit scratched so  am going to paint the tops a chalk paint French blue with a dark wax finish.
 Fantastic, carved walnut parlor chair is now my new desk chair.  Super comfy and will look lovely when I pick up my captains desk that is presently living with my sister in Florida.

 Victorian lace boots don't get better than this.  Lovely condition.

 Nice print from the turn of the century in original frame.    A new matt was added; I will remove and reset before I bring it in to my booth.

A very, well played with Victorian doll.  She still has her eyes and her teeth, needs a little work but she has all of her original, handmade doll dresses and her camisole, bloomers and petticoat.

 Always adore these Victorian brides baskets and this one is high and now in my quadruple plate collection.

 A Vintage Village find, lovely depression glass etched bud vase.

 This beauty whispered my name as I passed by.  Vintage American Brilliant cut crystal makes me weak in the knees and although it does have a large chip along one scallop, the price was a giveaway and it will look gorgeous filled with treats on my holiday table.

A local thrift store find, six fluted martini glasses.  Very mid century.

 Same thrift store, more treasure.  Six sherbets and four cordials, hand cut crystal glasses have cut polka dots on them as well.  These make your favorite bubbly look even better.

I fill these with Christmas picks each December and they practically dance out of my booth.

 Nice 1878, hand colored print of Victorian ladies and gents visiting the Brighton Aquarium.  Was framed by an art shop in New Zealand so this piece really traveled far.

 A Vintage Village find, lovely flowblue transfer ware pitcher.  Has a few chips on the lip, but this is expected by the use of "heavy hands" when it come to pouring.  I have it filled with water and limes and it's in the fridge so I can have limey water any time I desire.

 Gorgeous set of game transferware pieces.  They are big and in marvelous condition.  I can't wait to use them when I serve a good Irish stew and homemade garlic rye bread.

Sweet pair of child's shoes are to cha cha for words.
 Sweet, young person's Victorian nightgown.  I love these Victorian and Edwardian whites.

Glorious pair of vintage Calabash pipes.

Amazing, hand carved briar pipe of a Confederate solider. Kepi lifts up to fill pipe with tobacco and when closed, smoke will draft out the figures nose.  Tortoise shell mouthpiece completed this elegant piece. 
Close up of face with hand painted glass eyes.

Last but not least, my sweet little girl, Gynness, is doing so well. She has gotten health and happy and we have a ball together.  So I will close with a thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you in September.  As always, blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch