Sunday, September 13, 2009

...let the Halloween festivities begin!

NO. I haven't started decorating for Halloween yet. Somebody else has started doing it for me! I'm not usually too big on spiders, but this guy has won our heart! This is the current view in our stair landing window. HE'S ON THE OUTSIDE!! The bottom portion of the window is covered with 'T.h.e. most perfect web', and inhabited by a spider far larger than I prefer. I have to admit, it is pretty impressive, and when DH showed him to me a few days ago, and suggested we let him reside until after the Holiday - I didn't even flinch.

Saturday's saling was a definite improvement over last weekends 'Kinky Witch' episode! It was an overcast, brisk 58° when I started out (but it did get up to 64° by noon)! MMMMM... Fall IS in the air!I hit an Estate sale and a few individual sales first, then tackled the 'Rt. 34B Sale'. The Estate sale was by far the most enjoyable, even though I didn't buy a thing!! While perusing a couple of old recipe boxes, I heard the woman running the sale talking in the next room... that voice... sounds familiar... YES! As I entered the next room to ask the price of the recipe boxes I encountered an old friend that I hadn't seen in a couple of years. She had finally sold her mother's house, would be closing on Tuesday, and was heading out West to Seattle on Thursday!! We chatted for probably a half an hour, then I wished her the best and headed on. Empty handed. ( when she saw me 'fondling' the recipe boxes, she quickly snatched them away and said they weren't for sale ... ) .

Nothing of major excitement at the next couple of sales... onto the 'Rt Sale'!

The first stop on 'The Rt.' was a good omen for the rest of the day... Lots of Stuff. Cheap. FUN people. What more can you ask for?? I got these four little glasses for $1 (even an 'Archie'!) and a great retro-moderne chrome birdcage stand (It's similiar to this, but chrome/black with more angles and details... I couldn't figure out a good way to photograph it, so use your imagination!!) for another $1.!!
...MUGS seemed to be 'my thing' for the day... A.C.C. (where we had our wedding reception!), Met Museum: Frank Lloyd Wright, Starbucks, Syracuse China Christmas...

...DANSK placemats NWT and a coupls of Bossons reference books (.25¢ ea.)! I'm not a big collector of Bossons, but curious of their history. I do have a hallway (adjacent to the 'Fish Hall'), that is in a nautical-of-sorts theme. Included on the walls are some 'Bosson-wannabes', and maybe 1 or 2 of the 'real' thing. I just adore these 'scruffy' Sea Men!















A couple of shots of a few of 'My Boys'!
Of course... would the day be complete without a VERA (Black Polka-Dots!!) and a sweater clip, or two?!!

7 comments:

Shara said...

Fun stuff as always! I like those polka dot glasses - they are rather reminscent of Wonder Bread wrappers.

Today it was 60 degrees with a coolness to the air - I know it will get warm again - but today was awesome!

Thrifted Treasure said...

LOVE those placemats! Not so keen on the spider though, shudder...

~~Carol~~ said...

I love the spiderweb! We've got a couple of huge ones, that I've managed to put my face through a couple of times because I forgot they were there! I won't knock them down though, because they work so hard on them!
Cute glasses, and I like your scruffy men!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Cool finds this week, and I like your Halloween decoration...very authentic (lol)!

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

We'll be getting those spiders soon--it's still too hot for them--right now we're being invaded by the "love bugs" (our beloved skeeter vac doesn't attract them, unfortunately). Love love LOVE the scarf!!

Lisa & Gerald said...

We have a little friend outside our window too..and its true fall is in the air..We really did get a nice summer this year.. cold and damp..but the weather has been nice for the last couple of days...Can't wait to decorate for fall..

Protector of Vintage said...

Love all of your neat finds...especially those sweater clips!!!