Monday, September 1, 2014

September is here and so am I.

So glad to be back blogging and reading those marvelous posts of favorite blogs again.  My few months respite was exactly what I needed to get a handle on some things and now that I have tackled them and brought a little more order to my life, I am back blogging again.  

I hope everyone had a marvelous summer.  My granddaughter flew in from Anchorage  Alaska to spend a few weeks with me.  We did a "mermaid tour" of Florida visiting Weeki Wachee, Sanibel island and Deerfield Beach and friends and family.  We had such a great time that I need to have her for three weeks next year as two weeks was just not enough.
Wearing her mermaid tail in the kiddie pool. Giving it a test drive before we took it to the big pools in Florida. Worked like a dream.

Sweet Gynness has really come far since I rescued her in March.  She has put on a healthy weight, loves to take walks and travel with me when I do a little antique meandering.

This was her Memorial Day pic.  She jumped in an old wooden, wash tub that I had and I added the flag and snapped the pic before she knew what happened.  

I've been chalk painting pieces over the summer and they sell as fast as I can bring them into my spaces.  Painted these two over the Labor Day weekend and brought them in to the Buford, Queen of Hearts today.

The two tables turned out beautifully with one of my favorite chalk paint colors, "Paris Cafe".  A great neutral that goes well with so many decorative themes.

Now, for some treasure finds this week.

Bubble, Bubble, toil and trouble...these delightful, vintage McCoy soup cauldrons are perfect for your best homemade soups or chili.

Everyone loves Kings Crown goblets. These are early pieces as they are tri-pressed.  You can tell the people are beginning to prepare for the holiday entertaining that will begin as footed cake plates are flying out of my booths.  Sold 9 of them in the last three weeks so this pretty, elegant depression glass cake plate with etched pattern will be a nice addition to my general line booth.

How lucky can a girl get?  Found this pair of mid-century silver-plated, large serving trays at the same thrift shop.

Both are in marvelous condition and in my Victorian booth at the Buford Queen of Hearts.

I don't come across many antique spittoons in Atlanta (more of a western item) but I did find this beauty with a gorgeous patina.  

Another weekend find, this gorgeous, Art Deco silver-plated basket vase.  Haven't decided if I'm going to keep it or not.  

Now the best for last.  A gorgeous pump (reed) organ from the Victorian era. Found in most Victorian  homes, these used to sell for about $35.00 to $55.00 during their heyday.   Most people now "scrap" these but I'm not sure what I want to do with it yet.  

So, let me thank you all again for your understanding as I took a short sabbatical and hope you find your way back to my blog.  Blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch


Lady Locust said...

Glad you're back and well recooped. Love the pix of your grand-daughter with her tail. This is sooo cool.

Pam said...

Happy September. Wow what great finds! Those cauldrons are awesome.

Rose said...

Good to see the Sea Witch is back!

Tanya said...

Well, it's ALL lovely, but I WANT that mermaid tail!!!! Looks like you enjoyed yourself this summer - XOXO

My Garden Diaries said...

Welcome back friend! Sounds and looks like an outstanding summer! Those pieces you painted are gorgeous and that mermaid tail is fantastic! I need to get one for my sweet bean! Good things all around! Happy week to you! Nicole

Ana said...

Welcome back. Sounds like you had a busy and wonderful Summer. Your granddaughter looks soooo sweet in her mermaid outfit. I bet you made that. It's super cute. And that Gynness is one cutie patootie. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and September...can't believe it's already September. It was so nice to hear from you my friend.

Hugs and Kisses,