Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Let's See....What's Been Happenin'

It's been more of the continuing projects and healthy dose of hunting! We also celebrated another anniversary and hubby wanted me to celebrate it with a new bullet planter for the sitting room that I've been redecorating in mid century style.  Of course I didn't argue with him.

I was gifted a pair of beautiful sterling cuff links for French cuffs.  Though they were intended for menswear, they fit my blouses beautifully.

I've always got a list of projects and picking up this mid century shelf for my new decor is another one. I spent a whole $12.50 on it.  It's simple and the tops are laminated and show wear. I'll prime and paint it in a blonde tone and add a faux wood grain to coordinate with my new space.

When I saw the shelf assembled at the store is was three columns wide, but I decided to make two shelves as I  prefer the look and it fits in my space better.

Picked up this funky vintage lamp and little table that someone made into a stool.  Used the legs on another piece of furnite. I'm going to paint the lamp and rewire it.  I've got a vision.  Hope to purchase a vintage style fiberglass shade in the future. Also found this beautiful orange Krenit bowl.

I'm doing really well in being selective about what thrifted vintage items I bring home.  Pyrex must be a piece I really want for my scaled down collection, something for one of my traders or something I'm certain I can trade.  Pink daisy and friendship met that criteria. I pick up Melmac/melamine dishes for a trader and myself. Was thrilled to find another reindeer Dream Pet like the one that I keep from a healthy collection I had but decided to sell.  This particular guy just gets to me!

Hubby has more time right now and he loves to hunt.  Hawaiiana is one of the things he collects.  There are particular things and brands he looks for and he's been lucky lately.

Pyrex Butterprint 442 bowls in white is one many people I know are missing so I picked it up to trade.  Had to get the yellow/green ashtray for my new room just for its pretty color and periodness LOL

Some things I thrifted couldn't resist and will enjoy. I've since picked up some plastic grape leaves and tendrils for my are perfect for the family room decor. I've been wanting some for years but never found a color I really liked. Hubby got a nice rhinestone cufflink set that he will wear to work.  Pink Melmac bowls we will use--they are light weight and can take a lot of abuse.  The glass are simply fabulous!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Finds and Some Pretty Little Things

Some pictures of some pretty vintage things. I wanted to capture some images and post before I get too busy again.

This beautiful Fenton piece was found at a thrift store. It's not something I seek out or collect, but it's beauty grabbed me and I took it home.

Sweet little egg cups by Arcopal in the Scania pattern. 

I am a huge Bitossi fan. I always hope to find it at the thrift stores and it happens quite infrequently.  I happened to run into this ashtray and thrilled about it.

These are tiny butter pat dishes I found at the thrift.  I have a weakness for pretty dishes.  I have plenty of dishes so I justified buying these--tea bag holders!  Produced in Germany, Easterling Bavarian china dates 1950s.

Vintage Hawaii mug that hubby picked up.

I'm the proud owner of this beautiful McKee chalaine bowl that I received in a trade.  I took it in the garden recently to get a nice picture of her. This blue is incredible!!!

Single Hazel Atlas Ovide cup I picked up for a friend.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Work and Fun...

I'm busy as always but don't want to miss posting pictures of what I've been up to.  Few words today!

I continue making exchange pieces and I love doing it.  There's something so rewarding when I receive a message that says "OMG I love it!"  It always make me smile. Here are some of my latest exchange pieces.

Ornament I made from a broken turquoise mixing bowl.

JAJ Red Gooseberry necklace pendant.

Federal Glass kitchen aids mixing bowl shard....

This gingham glass is from a cup--I think it may be Fire King.

Pyrex yellow gooseberry earrings.

Pyrex Golden Grapes casserole.

Special pieces like this are so fun.  Fortunately the breaks in the glass still allowed for little Miss Strawberry Shortcake to make her appearance.

I don't think I posted this find from a little while back.  Thrift store finds...Glasbake chicken bowls.

One of my trading buddies found this McKee Chalaine bowl for me, I'm in heaven!

I have to hold back from picking up too much kitsch, but this little poodle on a chair I could not leave. haha!

Found a vintage lava light globe for hubby, he was so excited!

Lefton pink poodle planter? Really?  That kitsch came home with me!

I'm sure I could have posted more but that's all for today!  I'm trying to not get too behind in my  pictures.  I'm trying to get back on somewhat of a regular schedule again.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Summer the End of Spring Cleaning

I've been taking it easy--well as easy I can being me. My hands suffered incredibly from these weeks of cleaning out, cleaning, moving heavy things like 1000+ books...more than once and the list goes on. I've been minding my poor little hands trying to give them a break this week. Putting off installing my curtain rods until the last minute. I went through every room in my house and lastly the garage. While I was at it, I revamped my bench space adding more storage area and decorating a little to make it more homey! I like for my garage to be just another room in the house.

Yesterday I gave this sad fireplace screen a paint job. Like they say, you get what you pay for and being girl on a tight budget I have to make due. Part of my front room makeover includes my fireplace. We don't use it, perhaps one day I'll get one of those cool Optimyst inserts!!! Anyway, I liked the mid century feel of this screen--some spray paint really perked it up.

Can't believe I pretty much spent the month of June cleaning through my house, I didn't get out  a lot as I was trying to accomplish so much.  Looking through my pictures I do see I made some things...

A gift... Pyrex Verde earrings.

A custom ornament...

An exchange....yes, sadly someone lost their Pyrex Rooster spacesaver 

Another custom ornament....

Found some bargains thrifting...

I pick up Melmac for a friend, got these Pyrex/Corelle knock off Termo Rey plates for myself.  Something we can use in the microwave instead of our pottery dishes.  We don't use the microwave often, but these come in handy.

It's rare I find pink Pyrex that's not destroyed at the thrifts..but I did!

I squeezed in a couple trades...couldn't resist people contacting me and offering me Cathrineholm for my Pyrex.  This lovely 9.5" bowl is the first for me in the small leaf pattern, it's beautiful and in such excellent condition. And the teapot is so cute--nice size.