Recently (if you can consider a MONTH 'recent'!) I had a question posed to me regarding a piece of Royal Haeger pottery.. "bought it at a Flea Market around 10 years ago. It is shape 4149... Green Glaze... Any idea on age?"
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
...still trying to recuperate from our CHRISTMASES (neither J's family, nor mine gets together for 12-25, they each pick a date that works so that EVERYONE can make it... this week those dates ended up being 12/26 and 12/27!). Now, I must tie up a few 'loose-ends', so that we can start 2015 with a clean slate!!
The 'week' of Christmas, produced a few "New" additions to my collections...
On a 'quick thrift fix' stop, I found this lovely...
|Sweater Clip 2014 #18 ($1.00)|
Then, J surprised me with this box on Christmas Morning... LOVE how he displayed and packed them :-) !!
Sweater Clip 2014 #19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24!!!
One closer look at the 'childs' Masonic / Eastern Star?!?Hope everyone is enjoying putting all of their TREASURES to 'rest' for another season!! (ha,ha!)
Monday, December 22, 2014
...Tis the season,
and the L.A.S.T. of our trees is decorated
The 'ever-Holiday-present' GumDrop Tree!!
This tree gets
WAY MORE than it 'should' during each Holiday!
One last shopping trip to The Sunday Market for this year...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I've been intrigued by the 'Rainbow' trees that are appearing on the internet, so I decided to 'give it a try'...
I always do our Dining Room tree in an 'Orange - Pink - Purple - Green' scheme (to coordinate w/ the rooms retro colors). Here it is in THOSE colors (top to bottom)! It was Fun to try, but not quite as effective as I'd hoped.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
When last I blogged, I was preparing for a weekend away and had just uncovered a 'treasure box' of previous Xmas Saling finds, which I decided I would add to my Garlands before departing...
Well, you know the proverbial saying 'The straw that broke the Camels back'??
An 8' garland of over 75 vintage GLASS ornies broke free on one end, came crashing down, swung across a nine foot opening, and crashed into the other door jam...
GOOD NEWS: The stock value of vintage ornaments has gone up - so keep up YOUR HOARDING!!
**I did luck out and 'only' 15 got broken...
The roadtrip was Wonderful. Day trip to NYC was soggy and wet - but luckily NO PROTESTORS were seen anywhere (and we WALKED that City!! - Pedometer read 12.3 miles at the end of the day!)
Back home for 2 days to 'repack' bag and 'rehang' Xmas decorations...
Then off to the Annual COOKIE BAKING w/ the College Crew!
|VERA 2014 #12|
a NEW VERA (my first of the re-make's!)
My first day at Cookie Baking, J sent me a text
'YOU GOT A PACKAGE'.
It was my Vintage Xmas Swap (sponsored by Shara of MONKEYBOX fame) from my Lovely swap partner T (who MUST start a Blog for her current Life Chapter!!)
Do you know what it is like to have to wait THREE.entire.days before you can even think about opening a Swap Package?!!?
Spoiling me rotten with lovely RHINESTONE and PEARL sweater clips
(2014 Sweater Clips #14 & #15)
|A beautiful SET of VERA napkins!|
(2014 VERA #13)
...AND... More FUN!!
PHEW! THANK. YOU. T!!!
(and I will try to do more research on YOUR Haeger - SOON!!)
So, after being AWOL for so long, it was decided some MALL Xmas shopping was in my cards. :-/
But, alas, I got SERIOUSLY sidetracked by a store closing in our local mall - and a Large amount of Store Fixtures were for sale (Yes, J & I are serious suckers for old store displays!)
OF COURSE, we ONLY came home with 'completely' NEEDED Stuff (ha,ha)..
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Last Saturday was our 'stockings' w/ my Mom & Dad!
'Santa' was VERY Good to me...
|...purse ashtray, Diamond Match Co match holder and a Souvenir metal change holder (kinda weird that it just happened to be a Missouri...)|
a Double "Tri-fecta"+ !!
|2 Haegers (2014 #3 & #4)|
|SIX (6!) Sweater Clips (2014 #8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13)|
|and Two (2!) VERA (2014 #10 & #11)|
|Imagine my giddiness when I uncovered|
A mid-century Tree Topper!
Aluminum reflectors (one is even aqua) !
'Fish-scale' ornaments in pink & blue!
an older Humpty Dumpty!!
At the same stop I found this GREAT VERA!! J saw it and stated 'SEAGULLS.' I tried to explain to him that since it was found in December, they MUST be 'DOVES'. I don't think he bought it.
Either way I Love finding unusual VERA graphics, and I had never seen this one before.
|VERA 2014 #12 (.25¢)|
As for decorating...
We did manage to get our Four major garlands w/ ornaments up before the stocking exchange (HAD to have things a 'bit' festive!)...
Since then, I have been rummaging through my hoardes and came across 'the box'. For the 11mo. during the year that the Xmas deco's aren't on display, I have 'this box'. When I'm out saling and find some 'Xmas Goodies' for ME, rather than pulling out the LARGE Totes and putting them in their proper homes, I just stash them away in 'the box'. Come December, when all the other decorations come out, I unpack 'the box' and incorporate it with my other treasures!!
LOTS of orange~pink~purple additions for a Dining Room Aluminum tree
|vintage light bulbs!|
bottle brush trees!