Sunday, July 4, 2021

Windfall Weekends

Hello my children.  I initially began writing this blog back in April and then as life would have it, got delayed with my "day job" and it took the 4th of July weekend to finally complete the blog post.   It was a windfall weekend...well actually like several months of weekends and I found a widely diverse selection of great items that I'd like to share with you. So good that I ended up keeping a few for myself...not sorry.

Like this magnificent Libby Corn Maize butter keeper in that coveted custard with blue accents, Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG). 1889. Yup, this was an instant keeper.

A stunning brides basket insert.  Pale pearl iridescence with hand painted flowers. Yeah, kept this one too.

I'm weak for these sweet copper clad toddler shoes that were the popular thing to do from the early thru mid 20th century.  I fill them with Christmas florals and decorate with them.

A magnificent, American Brilliant Cut Glass signed Libby condiment server. Another keeper.

A large, Red Cliff soup tureen with original ladle.  This is such a gorgeous piece and I did bring into my space at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall. 

Set of five Fostoria luncheon plates.  Elegant Depression glass pattern:  Romance.  Pretty etched ribbond and roses. Circa 1930-40s

Adore EAPG and sun purple glass and this heavy decanter just pushes all my right buttons.  Another keeper.

A yard sale find, this gorgeous stained glass lamp was in my booth space less than 48 hours before it sold.

Charming vintage spice rack shaker set. Six ceramic shakers in wooden holder. Made in Japan. Circa 1950s

Lovely Art Deco, hammered tea service with the engraved initial S.  This set is in lovely condtion.

Really nice mid century still life of crocks, jug and fruit. Signed and dated; Erma Douglas 1977.

Antique Imperial Glass covered candy dish in peach and blue. Pattern: crackle Circa 1920s.

Pair of stained glass pendant lamps and a fantastic, vintage, 1980s Maitland-Smith "Case Bisque" Tessellated Fossil Stone and Brass inlay, Waterfall Console Table.

Charming little 1928 handbook of painting by Dutch Boy paints.

I acquired a selection of 1950s souvenirs from Ireland, among them the courting cart (The Quiet Man), hand cart with genuine peat bricks, luck pig and the national symbol of Ireland, the harp.

When GIs returned from the Pacific theater, post WW2, they brought back these lusterware tea sets to their loved ones.  Circa late 1940s.

A delightful recycled metal horse sculpture.  

A great 1940s turkey planter. I use these to serve freshly baked bread sticks for the holiday table.

Lots of neat items found over the last few months like this huge dresser tray with rhinestones; a cut to clear decanter; candlewick basket; and 1935 Hobnail, Czech Bohemia glass Amethyst 3 Part Divided Relish Plate.

Two pair of miniature Satillo serapes in marvelous condition.  Brilliant colors of hand spun wool over cotton warp. Circa 1940s-50s.

Its been a busy, busy last few months for me.  My day job employer has gone through yet another reorganization and I'm on a new team again of which I'm not really feeling them.  They just don't communicate and it's not a happy/fun group to be with.  I'm hoping things will change for the better.  Still, I receive so much joy with my booth spaces at the Lyon's Head Antique Mall and the dealers and owners there.  We all have such a good time together and we have just begun our Christmas in July month long event.   Hoping everyone who reads this is healthy and happy and enjoying the summer and as always, blessings to you and those you love.  SeaWitch