Monday, April 4, 2016

Paint, pollen and purchases.

The, "what I like to call Georgia snow," yellow pollen is here and it is everywhere.  It yellows the car, the driveway, the outdoor furniture.  It makes walking Gynness a sneeze fest for both of us. Sweet thing's little belly is always covered with yellow from these walks because she is so low to the ground.  At least she enjoys her baths.  I've been having work done on the exterior of my house, and thankfully, all of the exterior painting was completed before the trees decided to give off the pollen.  Now I'm painting the screen door and doing some minor detailing and fighting the pollen along the way.  Small blessings, I do not have allergic reactions to pollen which makes me one of the fortunate ones during this season.  In between the pollen and the painting I did a little purchasing at my favorite thrift shop.

Sweet little American Brilliant, cut crystal bon bon dish.  This cutie throws amazing rainbows.

Darling EAPG creamer with etched flowers.  I love using these pieces from the turn of the century.

Now this is a keeper, a stunning little Grapes and Cable carnival glass bowl. Purple base with outstanding electric highlights, made by Northwood in 1910.

 Gorgeous heavy, Victorian Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) pitcher. Cherry & Cable by Northwood with gold lustre application. 1904.   

 Everyone loves Pfaltzgraff pieces and a huge batter bowl is a great start for your favorite baked goods.

Fabulous Victorian teapot. Eastlake pattern with lovely details. Best Electro Plate, English. Circa 1890s.  This is one of the prettiest Victorian teapots I have come across in years.

Gorgeous Chinese Jade Stone hand carved and polished clusters of grapes and leaves. Silk bound wires so they can be arranged and moved to shape. Legend said that grapes bring outstanding success, happiness and wealth. This is an older piece whose style was popular in 1950s and 1960s.

Lovely turn of the century, Italian oil and vinegar cruet set. Pretty gold lustre cold paint. Circa 1900s. 

I found a bag of these incredibly life like pears.  They are heavy and make wonderful decorative elements.

Took most of these finds into my spaces at the Buford Queen of Hearts and did a little fluffing of the booths as well.

Sold a gorgeous oil painting last week and filled that empty spot with this Original, Rene Gaillard Colored Beautiful engraving  of the lovely pastoral print from French Rococo artist, Francois Boucher. (1703-1770)  Boucher was one of the most versatile and influential French artists of the eighteenth century. He not only decorated palaces and private residences, but also painted portraits, landscapes, and mythological scenes; and designed opera sets, porcelains, and tapestries.  Boucher rejuvenated the 'pastoral tradition' in French art, and was instrumental in developing the Rococo style which characterized French art during Louis XV's reign. 

 Pretty contemporary Staffordshire sheep is looking for a mantle to reside on.  Part of my personal downsizing, this pretty boy sat next to my production spinning wheel for years. 

 Americana at its best.  Great collapsible Hersey’s candy bar display.  Great red, white and blue original paint. Circa 1930s.

My main space is overflowing with treasure.

As is my Victorian space.  

Sweet Gynness likes to snooze in the sun on the freshly painted deck.  Here's wishing blessings to you and those you love. SeaWitch & Gynness.

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