Friday, November 30, 2012

Newly Found Lovelies...

Anytime I head out the door of my country home to do the grocery shopping, it always includes a trip to my two favorite thrift shops. The things I keep an eye out for are not what most others here would take an interest in. I'm glad for that as it means I have less competition. I've been collecting and researching for over 10 years now so I look treasures loosely based on my acquired 'knowledge'. I'm certainly no expert and I do buy duds but I'm also fussy about my finds. You could say it's a case of hit and miss. Mostly hit (in a good way)!

Yesterday, I was about done looking at the same old stuff and then my little eye spied these little gems. So cute! I really wanted a Christmas elf but didn't think I'd find one just like that, but I did.

After I finished at this thrift shop, I headed over to the other place which is quite a different type of store. You never know what you'll find there, including name brand clothing still bearing tags. I head straight for jewelry bin. Signed jewelry and tarnished silver pieces just look like junk to the sorters as they don't examine pieces like I do. Fine with me. Three new pretties to add to my collection. 
The wings on this brooch are on tiny springs. 

I just adore bug brooches which is odd
cause I never wear them.

This is stamped 'silver .925 taxco' but was
very tarnished. Not anymore. Great score!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I am dilly dallying...

Wherever did the term "dilly dally" come from anyway? Do you even know what it means? It must be old.  "Come along now, Children. Don't dilly dally."  Really.

OK.. so you get it now, right? My days of dilly dallying are drawing nigh. Sheesh... another ancient term but this IS a vintage blog after all. All this means is I have to make up my mind about what I'm going to do for income and just get at it. That's all I'm going to say about that for now. I shall think about it tomorrow.

I've had a couple of comments where interest was expressed about an item. Unfortunately, I can only reply here and then hope that person reads my comment/reply. 

That is why I added the "contact me" feature in the top left sidebar. See it? If you click on it, a little pop up window will ask you for your name, email address, subject and message. Then, I can reply to you personally. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bit of this and that...

Free form art glass.. 
a beautiful star shaped bottom with amber accents
Not an over-sized piece and so elegant
Well, I don't smoke but this
ashtray is one beautiful work of art.
Vintage goodness. Mid century pottery by
Quebec artist Maurice Chalvignac
Covered butter dish with a mix of mediums.
Aluminum tray and glass dish under a floral porcelain cover.

Eight Anchor Hocking etched 'boopie' glasses.
Gorgeous. All eight of them.

Vintage wool and angora collar, made in Italy.
Need I say more?

Sweetest pair of angel candle huggers, don't you think? 

This takes me back to the Christmas of my childhood.

1994 Lladro... Christmas angels. Perfection.

Do you know food tastes better when eaten
with elegant silver-plate cutlery?

Butterflies and apple blossom
Wood & Sons tiered dessert tray. 
Elegant. Pink. So fine.
Country style English milk glass gravy dish.
Yes, please.