Posts tagged ‘Collecting’

Mr. Jinxy strikes again.

Mr. Jinxy bird watching

Mr. Jinxy bird watching

I had made up my mind as to where I was going to put my new bowl and pitcher but, didn’t take into account that it was not a very heavy set and my little four legged family members could easily knock it over. This morning that’s exactly what happened, a near catastrophe! Mr. Jinxy my Persian cat was bird and squirrel watching and got so excited at the sight of something outside that he bumped into my pitcher and it tipped over into the bowl.  This is not the first time that Mr. Jinxy has done such a thing so i couldn’t act surprised when i heard the clang.  Yikes…by the sound of I thought for sure it had broke/cracked or in the very least had a nice chip taken out of it but, Nothing! I was so relieved and happy. I swiftly moved his one to the hallway on a drop leaf table (no bird watching from this table) and put the original heavy bowl and pitcher set back in its original spot. Then I had to give Mr. Jinxy a bit of extra attention because all of the commotion with the clanging noise he had caused had him startled. I guess the moral for me was that something’s are better left untouched and as much as I love my “stuff”, I love my furry family members more!

Bowl and pitcher in its new spot

Bowl and pitcher in its new spot


Town wide yard sale day!

Yesterday was a town wide yard sale day in my neck of the woods.  I woke up charged and ready to go at 6:00 a.m.  but, of course I had to wait until 8:00 a.m. to venture outdoors to in search of that one great find.  After 2 cups of coffee and a whole lot of peeking out my windows, watching neighbors set up their tables.  I knew it was time to grab my recyclable shopping tote, umbrella, and change purse and start my mission considering, I was already armed with comfortable sneakers, sweat jacket and ambition. When I saw one of my fellow early birds across the street at my neighbor’s sale scanning the tables, I knew it was time to initiate operation yard sale day!  My mother in-law arrived right on time and so our adventure began.  I was in search of anything  country/prim/or even vintage for my  house  and my mother in-law was on a hunt for treasures of glassware, vintage/antique christmas ornaments etc.  Not long after we started mother nature gave us a little dose of liquid sunshine but, because we are little pioneers, we forged ahead undeterred and eventually the drizzly rain caught on as to who was in charge…. yes, that would be the two ladies with umbrellas praying for the clouds to give us mercy and eventually they did.  My first find was a $2.00 bean pot. I was thrilled, this is right up my alley.  After that first stop things only got better.  I added to my treasure trove a set of blue and white Pyrex bowls for $5.00, a brown glass medicine bottle for $1.00, a wooden meat mallet for $1.50, two cast iron pans for $0 .25 cents ea., a vintage red enameled Dansk dutch oven made in france for $0.50 cents, a cast iron little statue of horse and buggy for $0.25 cents, a box full of autumn garlands,a wreath and picks for $5.00,  two small glass milk bottles for $1.00 ea., a rolling-pin with red handles for $2.00, clear glass medicine bottle for $1.00, vintage nut chopper $2.00,  2 handmade crocheted doilies and 1 table runner for $1.00 ea., a little wooden stand for only $1.00, a Phaltgraff  folk art pattern little crock for $0.25 cents, a made in England Jubilee model vintage cream maker for $2.00,  1 large clear class mason jar for $1.00, and 1 white and blue enameled flour canister for $2.00.  My mother in-law treated me to a crystal cream pitcher and sugar bowl, two crystal salt cellars, 3 peach colored carinval glass leaf-shaped candy dishes, and two hand painted ceramic Christmas angels.  Not only did I get to add a few things to my cache of treasures but, I had a wonderful morning  spending time with my mother in-law . Despite the little bit of rain we had, it was a great day.  I will try to post pictures of my trove of great finds soon.

Mason jars and Medicine bottles

Mason Jars

Mason Jar Collection

I have since added to my Mason jar collection and also mixed in some old medicine bottles. It’s amazing to find old elixir bottles…makes you wonder what ailments they were used for.