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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Sunday Junk, a Buried Treasure and Some Catching Up
A little more junking last Sunday and this is the LAST post where you have to endure the sepia photos since I finally figured out the white balance problem with my camera - WooHoo!! Lots of lace plus a few other treasures from the VOA.
I don't think this high chair is especially old but old enough to be neat. That will go in to the stash for the imaginary antique mall space. The yellow pot in the seat is Frankoma and headed to Etsy as soon as I get around to it. I have been doing pretty good on listing things this week so we'll see if I can stay on task. This is a holiday weekend so that will help - no estate sales to distract me and Division Street Antiques is closed for their annual picking trip east. I will still hit the VOA since one of the clerks keeps telling me she is going to bring in her mother's button tin for me. The aqua pot is marked Over Serve Ware and I remember my mother having some of them. I think they were premiums in oatmeal or something like that.
I collect Forest Green and Royal Ruby and don't often find a piece with the original paper label. The modern metal candlesticks in the background have been languishing on the shelf at VOA for a while. I have been eyeing them because I think they would be great stands for the Styrofoam heads I made in this project but didn't want to pay the price they wanted. They were 75% off on Sunday so home they came.
Down in the bottom of the poke sack of lace I found a button treasure! You just never know what you might find in a poke sack. If I see a few things I'm interested in then I swoop it up.
Marked Austria on the back and not something I have ever seen before. An unexpected buried treasure!
I promised I would show my favorite buttons from this post and I didn't forget this time. You can click the picture bigger. The ones on the left side are glass and the ones on the right are plastics.
I haven't worked in my altered quote book in quite a while so I took a time-out for that last week, as well. I saw these words on Pinterest and don't know who to attribute them to but loved the thought!
This summer has been SO unusually hot for Portland that I haven't been spending the time in the garden that I would like to so things are looking a little rough. I did grab an opportunity the other day to do a little pruning and open up this path. I read somewhere that every garden should have a "woods walk". It isn't very long but this is mine.
Whew, all caught up! Where is this Summer going??