Sunday, August 20, 2017

Belle, Glass and Booth

My youngest granddaughter, Kels, texted grandma-ma to tell her she wanted to be Belle for Halloween this year and that she would need the "exact" yellow gown that Emma Watson wore in the movie.   So it was off to the fabric store to purchase sun yellow fabric dye and begin dying 20 yards of beaded tulle from a wedding train. This will be a fun gown to make for her as I love to replicate these pieces.

While the fabric was undergoing several dye baths, I made a run to my local Goodwill and it was raining glass.  I was in the market for vintage, 2 quart canning jars to store pastas, rice and cereals.  There on the shelf were three and they had the zinc lids with the white glass inside.  SCORE!!!!  

These three look so good and now I'm on the hunt for more.

Milk bottles!!! Oh yea, a quart, two pints and a creamer and I am in glass heaven. I will repurpose these into Christmas display pieces. 

A marvelous Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) buttermilk pitcher.  Perfect condition.

A charming, big glass boot says Christmas to me.  I may fill with vintage glass ornaments or vintage elves or pretty holiday picks.  

 Lovely sterling and etched crystal bud vase was black with patina.  Marked Webb Sterling, this is such a pretty piece.

Finally, three beautiful EAPG goblets.  All are in perfect condition.  I love using EAPG pieces, there is something marvelous about drinking from a glass that is 120 years old.

A pair of Wedgwood plates were a Salvation Army find.

Also from the Salvation Army, a terrific vintage turkey platter with that coveted salmon pink border.  This will move quickly come Thanksgiving.

Still unpacking inventory and found a few pieces to bring in to my booth space.

Antique shaving mirror with scalloped edges and folding stand.

Corn cob pipe is a perfect touch to leave next to the empty plate of cookies that Santa receives from children.  "The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath."

Stunning, late 18th century, earthenware milk pitcher.  These soft paste pieces didn't often survive. Circa 1780s-1830s.

 Stunning, early 20th century, hand woven splint gathering basket.  Lovely carved and shaped handle with ash splints and vegetable red dyed pattern.

Ahh, the type of piece that makes the Sea Witch weak in the knees, a lovely sea urchin about the size of a small grapefruit was sitting on a self at the Goodwill.  $1.98 later and I carefully hand carried this home and it now sits next to my corals.  

Labor Day will be upon us so wishing everyone a gentle holiday and blessings to you and those you love.  Sea Witch

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