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??

13 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love that old high chair. Looks like one my boys used...which makes it pretty old. Do they even make them out of wood any more? Great finds! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your "best of the button haul" picture, those little yellow glass flowers are my favorites. Those candlesticks will be a perfect resting spot for your heads.
I wonder if my nieces and nephews think of me as their crazy aunt. I hope so.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Hi Kathy! What a great haul! Those metal candle sticks will be perfect for your adorable Styrofoam heads! Love your pretty buttons! I love those yellow glass flowers and those pretty white ones with the gold trim! Loads of lace...what a great find! :) Pretty new glassware too! Love your cute wooded pathway, those really add some character to the gardens!! :) Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!! xo Holly

Annette said...

Did I see a kitten in all those wonderful buttons?? I love your woods path. You really found some great things. The high chair is adorable.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you scored big this trip. Love the high chair. Those candle stands will be perfect for your decoupaged heads.
I thought of you on vacation at the Gaylord Texan. They had an art area and there on a ledge was a full mannequin in a sitting position done just like your heads. It was fabulous. I took a pic and will have to share it soon.

Have a great Labor Day weekend.
hugs

Art and Sand said...

I swear I have some buttons just like those with red and blue.

The high chair is so cute and I liked your referral to you imaginary shop.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Kathy,

It looks like you found some wonderful vintage pieces! Love the candle stands. Have a great weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are a button magnet!! I have never seen any from Austria either, what a find! We are still having a hot summer here in Orlando too!

Carol

vintage grey said...

A cute little high chair!! Isn't always great when you finally get something you've wanted on sale! Yay!! Happy weekend and hopefully some cooler weather will be coming soon! xo Heather

Laurie said...

Wow, those buttons are so interesting!! I agree, if you spot something in a button bag you must buy the whole thing and go treasure hunting!

Blessed Serendipity said...

I bet you are going crazy while Joe and Nina are gone but just think of all the treasures they will bring back. I love the crazy aunt page (that is so great). Cute little high chair. Hope you get a long weekend. Happy labor day!

xo Danielle



Annette said...

My goodness you've been busy, but what glorious finds! The typewriter is just awesome and so are the lamps and cool buttons. The quote reminds me how much I miss my nieces and nephews. Funny how you've had a hotter than normal summer and ours has been cooler. I'll take the cooler anytime though!

Maureen said...

Ha! Love the page you created and that saying. I fear I just may be one of those people...