Posts tagged ‘pitcher’

Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the the wind, I’ve never seen the movie. I do however love the style of lamp from that era. They look so stately and regal to me. My mother in-law has an antique one in a rich green with hand painted flowers it’s absolutely gorgeous. I will try and snap a picture of it and put it up. On another note, I added a small pitcher to my collection. It’s lovely, dainty and floral, what more could a girl ask for?

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Yard sale finds for June!

June yard sale finds!

June yard sale finds!

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As the weather gets warmer, the sales seem to pop up everywhere. There are a lot of town/village yard sales coming up that I won’t want to miss. I’m on the look out for a glass hurricane oil lamp, and as always a pitcher or ten to add to my collection,any old antique or vintage utensils/rolling pins,blue ball glass canning jars (I have a ton of he clear ones w/bail lids),antique lamp;preferably Gone with the Wind style,old glass medicine bottles,and i think that sums it up! I believe I will have to have a sale of my own just so I will have room to house my new finds!

Trunk sale!

Happy Saturday! i knew I had to go to the post office this morning and being that it was Saturday, I knew i had to get there early.  i could not start my morning off right without my coffee indulgence, so two cups later and I was ready for the day.   On my way to the post office there was a “trunk sale” in the village where I live. When I say trunk sale I literally mean people put all of their items in the trunk of their vehicles and set up shop in a parking lot! Plenty of people showed up to sell their goods and an abundance of shoppers were browsing. It was an interesting concept and quite a fun spin on your typical yard sale. My package was mailed off to its destination so I of course made a bee line over to the sale! I found a “Gone with the Wind” style lamp, 2 vintage sifters, a country wooden star candle holder, a small floral pitcher, a cute silver plated dish that was tarnished beyond recognition ( I polished it immediately), and a crochet doily runner. Overall I think I did pretty well.  Here are some of my finds:

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

2 Bromwell sifters

2 Bromwell sifters

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Wooden star candle holder Wooden star candle holder

Small floral pitcher

Small floral pitcher

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

Well now I went and did it….

I keep telling myself that I don’t need (operative word being “need”) another bowl and pitcher set but, I went and did it again. I don’t know what gets the better of me when it comes to these pieces of pottery, I just can’t resist. This new addition has yet to arrive but, I already have the perfect spot for it…I’m going to replace the blue and white set that sits in my front window for this brown speckled one. I’ve convinced myself that it will go much better with my colors in that room (so it kind of justifies this needless purchase). Pictures will follow….Is there anything that you know you should not buy anymore of but, just can’t help yourself?

Blue and white bowl & pitcher