Sunday, November 4, 2018


Boy this year has flown by.  I'm still feeling like its July even though we are actually only 57 days until 2019.  Daylight Savings Time has kicked in and the evenings are now dark by 6:00 pm in North Florida.    It's been a good summer, busy with my "main job"...lots of fun with my antiquing and my spaces at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall, visits with my sister and working on and around the house.  All in all, life has been good to me and for that I am grateful.  I know I have been here nearly two years but I am still downsizing as I give up more clothing that is not suited for my new life and that goes for stuff I brought with me for the house.  I just don't use it or need it here so I filled the car with donations to several local hospices and the rest went to my local Goodwill.

As long as I was at my Goodwill, it couldn't hurt to look around, right?  Well, it was a good decision because I found a few great pieces last week and then again this week.

Charming set of four English teacups and saucers in the prettiest of ice cream colors.

These just make having tea delightful.

Marvelous antique Germany, Simon Peter Gerz humidor canister.  This heavy incised stoneware has a few chips around the lip from use, but Gerz pieces are highly sought after.  Circa 1920s.

When kitchen stoves needed matches to light the flames, you kept a ceramic match holder nearby.  This wallpocket match holder has the pretty sampler cross stitch pattern on it.  Made in Japan and circa 1940s.

Stunning American Brilliant Cut Glass server.  This is now in my personal collection.

This charming, mid century ceramic turkey and pewter napkin rings are already in my booth space and ready for the Thanksgiving holiday.

More vintage pewter goblets and salt and pepper shakers from the 1970s are now also in my space. 

 1930s brass bow light may be missing the burner at the top but it holds a votive candler or battery operating one to throw off that light.

Lovely 1900s poetry books.

Early primer and a book about Christmas carols.

Pretty little ruby flashed EAPG souvenir cup with olive branch of peace.

Large Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG) bowl.  Marvelous condition for something from the late 1890s.

Pair of satin, milk glass lamp shades.  Circa 1900s

Finally, this gorgeous engraved decanter.  Doing a lot of research on this piece as it has the look and feel of an 18th century piece, beautifully engraved on two sides, blown bubbles throughout and a pontil on the base.  

It shows the wear you expect to see on the bottom of a piece with age.  Still, this may be a 20th century piece but it is still marvelous.  Once I learn more about it I will followup and share the info.

I hope to post more frequently as this year comes to an end and if lucky, more nifty finds to share like these.  Wishing everyone a gentle week and blessings to you and those you love. SeaWitch