Sunday, June 20, 2010

...Friday re-cap!

...and what a Fantastic Friday Morning it was ~ Bright, Sunny, Warm ~
when I walked away from the Very First Sale with this incredible stash for a mere $6.00, I told myself I should just call it quits right then and there. But do we ever listen to that 'little voice' ?? Cake Plate! Milk glass with grapes! Yes, I have others. Yes, I have a weakness for these. "How much?" $1.00 . Need I say more? Abingdon pottery candlestick. Spaghetti Santa. Clip-on birds. German grape ornaments. Red glass candlestick that I have been searching for - I'll explain in a minute! Red glass vase. Christmas Raggedy. Lime-green ornaments. Chalkware elephants.

A Syrian 'Fez'? All I could think of was the old sitcom HAPPY DAYS - wasn't Howard Cunningham the member of some lodge that wore Fez???

Lesson: just because something is in a WalMart $3.97 clearance box, and looks like it should be there, looks CAN BE DECEIVING!!! As with my Lime-green tri-tiers, I bought because I didn't care if they were Wally cheapos... I liked the color, and for a .25¢~ When I open the cellophaned package at home, I realized they didn't fit quite right... OLD W. Germany, stored in the new box - gotta love it 8-)!!
(as for the grapes, when you live in the middle of the Finger Lakes Wine Country, you can never have too many clusters of grapes for embellishing gifts for visiting friends!)

FUN Alpaca Appetizer Forks that will probably become 'something' else...


I can take NO CREDIT for the following photo or space!!
This is an image that I have been storing on my computer since I first saw it last Fall. This colour combination ~red glass/orange candles~ has been haunting me!! I have been hunting...hunting...hunting... for red glass candle stick holders. I now own... ONE.
(Designer Priscilla Woolworth's Los Angeles home - from a Danny Seo Apt. Therapy Story)
Most of the rest of the day I was telling myself that I should have listened to that little voice that told me 'call it quits... NOW!!!'. I guess if I had called it 'quits', I would have missed out on my one & only other purchase for the entire day...
AN ENTIRE BOX...
Can you name that designer?
If you aren't familiar with her, as I wasn't, take a minute. I had heard the name, but really didn't know any details. TRULY remarkable.

5 comments:

sewthriftycollection said...

awesome finds!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh all your finds are great bu those dishes!!!!! Wowzer!

Shara said...

Howard was the Grand Puba of the Leopard Lodge. Lovin' the Fez! As Fonzie would say, "Ehhhhhhhhhhh!"

Heidi said...

Ooh, good stuff! Love that little blue vase/candlestick thingy there in the back of the photo. And I like that combo of the red glass/orange candles-it's striking! Now I'm off to read about Eva Zeisel.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love Eva Zeisel...that was a fantastic find!!!