Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hearts and Lovers

The Day of Love is soon upon us and I was fortunate to find a few pretty things to add to my Valentines Day offerings.  I especially like taking old, vintage and pretty frames and filling them with downloaded images of lovers.  

Beautiful silvertone swing frame with cupids and sea shells and vintage image.

Pretty stained glass frame with lace inset and lovers dancing close image.

Another pretty stained glass frame with dried flowers inset between the glass and lovers goodby kiss parting on a train.

Stunning Westmoreland, Wakefield Ruby Red Mantle lidded compote. This one is hard to fine in ruby stained striped pattern as they are most often found in a solid fill center.  
Circa 1950s

A pretty reproduction of the Victorian sewing bird.  Pins/needles were placed in the velvet cushion and the fabric piece being worked on was placed in the clamp as an extra hand.  Marvelous little tool that is so indicative of the Victorian fussiness for excess.

A nice selection of small and medium 1920-30s Louis Sweeny tin candy boxes in that palest shade of lilac pink.  Use as a gift box or fill with your favorite chocolates.

All of these things make for a pretty display of Valentines Day gifts for someone you love...or perhaps for yourself.

Easter follows shortly and spring along with it.  This charming little cookie jar is perfect for spring treats.  Vintage Napco "Little Miss Cutie" cookie jar is highly sought after for that charming face.

Everyone loves those deviled eggs but before you devil them, place the pretty colored eggs in these vintage egg trays.  

 These small stained glass lamps bring beautiful light to small areas.

 Antique Goofus Glass vases, chalkware rabbit, German porcelain bunny and of course, the famous vintage, Napco rabbit figurines.    

Other finds this weekend were this delightful, hand crafted stacking game made with a variety of woods. 

The most popular Avon stein, 1977 called the Schooners. 

Fantastic seafoam color, antique ice tongs.

Finally, a marvelous set of etchings of St. Augustine from the original map by John Horton in 1855. The map has been divided into three etchings outlining the buildings in old St. Augustine. East Florida.  Beautifully framed.  You can see the complete and original map at the Library of Congress website:


 Full view.

I post this all noodled under a soft and warm blanket with a doxie next to my feet keeping them warm. Even in Florida, we are seeing cold temps and lots of rain so those in more northern climates, I say to you keep warm.   As always, blessings to you and those you love.  SeaWitch

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