Sunday, August 25, 2019

It's August? Where did July go?

I cannot get over how fast this summer is moving along.  Kids have already started school in my area and September is two weeks away.  It still feels like July to me.  Raviolis came to visit and we all had a grand time in the pool.  

All three have gotten so big.

Connor loves "laying" about in the pool like he was king of the house.

Over the last few weeks I have found some interesting treasure from my local Goodwill and a few thrift shops.

A marvelous Edwardian  stud set of brilliant mother of pearl set in rose gold in the original box.  

Now a mystery piece.  A friend suggested it may be an Edwardian bird perch.  All I know is that is is a marvelous, cast brass piece with a lovely patina.

Look at these magnificent talons.  

Lovely Austrian pitcher with cabbage Roses.  These were popular in the 1900s and came in various sizes and different types from tiny tea pots to large urns.  This one is now in my main space at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall.

The BlueJackets Manual 1940 was given to every Navy man and mid shipmen.  Filled with Naval information, pictures, photos and other illustrations.

Charming vintage bicycle horn. Still has that great hooter sound.

Popular Depression era print in original frame.

Lovely EAPG bud vase with handpainted roses and the words Souvenir from Germany.

This has been a summer of finding miniature oil lamps and I added this sweet amber one this week.  Instant collection if you are looking something to collect.

Acquired this for one of my hanging Victorian lamps but it was too small by 1/2 inch so it is now in my main space at the Lyon's Antique Mall looking for a lamp to call home.

Marvelous vintage Empoli avocado green pedestal compote.

Fantastic print of St. Theresa of Roses in a lovely oval frame.  Colors are vibrant and true in this 1900s print.

Hammered aluminum pieces were the rage in the 1950s and this dynamite ice bucket is a charmer.

Lovely set of dessert forks with heavy repossue handles, late Victorian.

The matching knives are just as lovely

First time I have come across a Rare vintage figurine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with fisherman in a boat.  Protector of fisherman, this mid century figurine is a marvelous item for the fisherman you love. Circa 1950s

A gorgeous, early German Majolica plate from Zell, Baden, Germany.   A trio of raised, white water lilies floating on an aqua-blue background.  Made by Georg Schmider, circa 1907 to 1928. The mark is the incised stamp of Georg Schmider

Pretty Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG) lidded dish.  Pattern:  Eye Winker.  Originally produced in 1890s, this reissue by L. G. Wright in the 1960s is in the popular amber color of the day. 

 Delightful Toy Dial Typewriter. Do I keep or sell? That is the big question. We shall see if it finds its way to my main space at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall

And finally, this huge gourd shaped like a pumpkin.  This bad boy will be the centerpiece of fall decorating for me.  One of the dealers at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall offers lovely primitive pieces and she always has nifty items.  

So school is back in session for most kids, the summer will be ending soon with the passing of Labor Day weekend and that means 4 months before the year is out. Where did it all go?

Wishing all a safe and joyful Labor Day holiday and bountiful blessings to you and those you love. SeaWitch