Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Hot, Hot, HOT Rednesday!

Oh boy is it blazing hot today!  Nearly makes me miss winter... wait, nope, the heat is better than freezing rain and three feet of snow!  Although there is such a thing as too hot... like, when the air is steamy from the heat and just sitting on a park bench makes you sweat (and I don't mean sweat as in “glistening"... I mean SWEAT).  On a brighter note, though, I was able to spend most (ok, all but an hour watering my flowers) of my day inside.  I spruced up my crafting room a bit and tweaked what I think of as my 'red' zone- I collect 1950s red kitchen collectables and cherries, which I corraled in one of the corner of my crafting room.  

This picture shows a three tier stand I found at an auction- nobody seemed to want it but I sure did- it was the perfect red color!  I keep photo boxes on the shelves and my cherry bread box on top.  I LOVE that bread box, even though it was in pretty bad shape: it was missing the knob when I spotted it but I rigged together a system using a glass knob and piece of plastic on the inside of the door to keep it closed.

Hiding behind the Pyrex dishes and cleanser bottle is a milk glass plate with cherries painted on it.  I happened across this plate at our local flea market- the lady only had one, but one was all I really needed: after all how many sets of dishes can I possibly collect? (P.S. don't answer that- I'm sure no good can come from any response!)
It's another Hot, Hot, HOT day outside- even the dog is more interested in sitting in the kitty tree LOOKING outside than actually being outside!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend Finds

I'll start with my favorite finds from this weekend, a collection of children’s books dating back to 1896 and 1905. I had heard about an estate sale in a town that was a little over an hour away and rushed over because they were reported to have tables of ironstone, excited beyond belief to add to my stash. The ironstone was beautiful... and utterly out of my price point. Fortunately, I was able to comfort myself with a small horde of children’s books, yay!

On my way home I stopped at a few yard sales, something I rarely do... I just don't have the patience to stop 20 different times for baby clothes and modern household stuff. The first sale I stopped at was filled with the typical yardsale suspects... cookbooks from the 90s, tools and a couple of broken chairs. Then I spotted it... a composition dolly. I approached slowly so as to not draw attention to myself, checking the state of disrepair she was in and with trembling hands I nabbed her... only THREE DOLLARS! Granted, she looks as though she must have a splitting headache from her head injury, but with a cute little bonnet one will never know!

And one last picture with a few more finds I procured this weekend, a little glass jar for honey, a tiny tin of nutmeg and a pewter spoon to spruce up my pie safe!