Sunday, May 16, 2010

...the goat and the butterfly

Photo heavy post, so I'll try to keep the words minimal!!
Friday morning was sunny, but brisk.
First stop, first purchase (.25¢). It was going to be a good day! (VERA 2010 #10)

Later stop, $1. (2010 #8). I already have an identical set, except they are souvenirs for 'NORTH BAY' instead of 'WESTPORT' - anybody else out there ever come across any other examples of these??

At ONE stop I found this sweet Butterfly VERA (2010 #11) and...

this heavier weight 'shawl' VERA (2010 #12)!!

Saturday morning I only allowed myself one church rummage, then there was gardening to be done!!
...but that's okay, when you walk in and the first thing you lay your hands on is a pair of well-loved, yet pristine VERA pillowcases for $1. (2010 #13). SO soft, like your favorite old T-shirt, yet not a stain to be found anywhere!!

Just so that you don't think that I have COMPLETELY given up on buying anything else (though I have been trying to pull in the reigns tighter lately!), here are a 'few' of my other 'picks-of-the-week'...

ROYAL HAEGER mug .50¢ (okay, that's a 'given' - 2010 #17), Pottery Barn Mug .50¢, Goat Nodder .10¢, 'shroom flower frog .50¢
The temps never got too warm on Sat., but the sun DID shine! DH and I have plans to turn a patch of grass between our garage and our berry bushes into a veggie garden this summer... First step - turning over the grass!

First step ACCOMPLISHED... or so our bodies are telling us this morning!!


Grow babies, GROW...

For anyone that is sick of VERA, you may just want to quit reading this blog, because her presence isn't going away any time soon, and I won't apologize for it. When you find something/someone that inspires you ~ go with it!

As for the 'GOAT NODDER'... he looks older to me, but I really don't know. Mexican? Italian? Day of the Dead? Some kind of folklore? Cheap-o souvenir? He has stolen my heart, whatever his story!! If ANYBODY has any history/info I would love to know, so PLEASE - Spill the beans!!!! I will be forever greatful!


Linda said...

I could look at Vera designs all day! How lucky you are to keep finding these! I have found one scarf and one napkin(in poor shape but still mine). So don't stop with the Vera photos ever!!

Shara said...

I love it that you adore Vera. I never knew much about vera and I am not a scarf kind of gal, so I would never collect them. I do however, scour the bins looking for Vera for YOU! We all love different things. How boring would blogs be if we all collected the same thing. (Lovin' the flower of my new obsessions!)

Heidi said...

That butterfly scarf is just gorgeous! I saw in BHG for May that they featured a little tiny tape measure and mirror that had a VERA print on them. They are available from some museum shop, let me know and I'll find the link for you if you want. They made me think of you when I saw them!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Hey, I'm new here. But yes, I have seen those sweater broaches before. My granny had at least one from some obscure little outport in my home province of Newfoundland. They are used to hold your button-less sweater in place in the front (very popular in the '60s).

And I love Mr Bobble-head Goat.

heidi said...

I covet thy butterfly Vera!