Monday, May 19, 2014

This Past Week...

This creepy dude stayed in his dusty spot in the antique store.  ~shudder~
 The Mom and I did a bit of antiquing on Monday in Pueblo and she picked up this super cool Princess rotary phone.  She can't technically use it on her land line, but who cares!  It's aqua and fabulous!  Are you a vintage phone collector?  After seeing this beauty, I could totally start a new collection!
 We didn't get to spend Mother's Day together, but that's ok.  We hung out the next day so I could give her this little ensemble.  The tin is in rough shape, but that's what makes it so cool.  And the top of the lid says, "to mother, with love."  Perfect!  Gardening is not my specialty, so hopefully this thing survives more than a few weeks.
 This shade of blue is the closest to aqua Pyrex so far.  Isn't if cheery and springy? It could be my new favorite color.  Ok, it is.  I keep looking down at my nails, admiring how pretty they are... I might need more things in my life.  : ) 
 Pyrex problems...running out of room!  
 So this is the bakelite bangle I found in Oklahoma a few weeks ago.  It is big and beautiful, but the color was a bit muddy and it was super scratched up so I decided to sand it down and polish it.  I could tell before I started that it would have some kind of marbling because you could see it underneath the patina if you looked hard enough.  Well I didn't expect this!  Two dark stripes and I don't think it is from the way I sanded it.  This picture isn't doing it much justice, but I think it came out pretty nice. 
 Mmmmm...such a great way to start the day.  Everything is better in Pyrex.
 See that happy smiley guy right there?  That's my twin brother standing next to his "new to him" airplane!!!  I know, crazy uh?  He lives in Alaska and is working on his pilots license.  I'm so freaking proud if him!  This guy dreams big and always goes for it and I couldn't admire him more.
Are you on Instagram yet?  If you aren't, you totally should be!  All the cool kids hang out there.   Ok, that obviously isn't true if I'm on it... ; )

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thrift Haul - A Few Unusual Items

See those Black Snowflakes?  Those ones right there in the picture?  Yeah, I almost missed them !  I walked right past the pair (and their killer price tag) in a small antique shop while trying to chase after The Little Dude.  Thankfully The Mom and her eagle eyes spotted them.  Can you believe that I don't have these in my personal collection?!  KEEP!!!
The booth can always use more Butterprint and unnumbered Primary dishes.  They are always quick sellers for me.  The hankies are destined for some kind of awesome project, though I don't know what it is yet.  That's the story of my hoarder life...  : )
Have you ever seen a glass washboard?  Up until the other day, I didn't know they even existed.  The print is really faded, but I can tell it was made by the Columbus Washboard Company.  I'm guessing it was produced around the time of the second World War since it's glass and not metal.  Other than that, I got nothing on this.  Any washboard collectors out there?   Do you know anything about this board?  Hard to find, common, etc... It's in reseller limbo right now.  Keep or sell?  Ugh, I don't know!
And then there is this jar, this glorious pink jar.  Pink is far from my favorite color, but I can't deny the beauty of this thing.  It doesn't fit with my stuff, but I just can't imagine never seeing it again so it's going to The Mom.  
Booth sales are still going strong, thank goodness!  And I'll be doing a small outdoor flea market outside of my antique mall next weekend.  The plan is to bring the stragglers and price them low so I can move stuff out.  If it doesn't sell there, it's going to get donated!  I have an embarrassing amount of, "what was I thinking" items...  
In other news, The Little Dude is still waking up too dang early and I'm still super tired, though I'm getting more used to it.  Hopefully it's just a phase...  

I'm joining the parties at  Sir Thrift A LotMod Vintage LifeA Living SpaceIvy And ElephantsThe Cottage MarketWe Call It Junkin'The Colorado LadyBacon Time and Melissa's Antiques - the fabulous new hostess of Thrifty Things Friday. Have a great week everyone!

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Past Few Weeks...

This beautiful wreath came to existence.  It was a gift for my Auntie who lives in Oklahoma.  It's a bit pink for me, but she loved it!  Ornament wreath making should definitely be a year round craft.  So fun!
 We drove out there for a long weekend and had a great time.  And The Little Dude was a peach, it was amazing!  Auntie knows how to make this chick happy, Pyrex and make-up! T Thank you!  And lets take a minute to admire that vanity.  It was in a cute little boutique store in the middle-of-no-damn-where Texas.  I wanted to stick that little turquoise bug in my pocket and take it home!  It was fantastic!  My favorite find in Oklahoma is the bakelite bracelet on the left.  Big and thick, and only $8!  Score one for me!  
 I had some yummy drinks over the past few weeks too.  The top left is a cucumber margarita that was to die for!!!  Totally going to have to make that one at home.  The bottom left a tangerine gimlet  whose recipe magically appeared to me on Pinterest one night.  It worked perfectly because it utilized the only drink ingredients we had.  Serendipity right there folks.  : )
It's hard for us to have plants outside here due to the massive herd of deer in the neighborhood (and snow), but I've been itching to do something springy.  These succulents scratched that itch for now.  Do you have a deer problem too?  Any tips or tricks to keep them from eating your plants?
 The Mom spotted this fun key chain at the thrifts and graciously let me buy it!  One can never have to many globes!  It's pretty old too.  I can barely make out USSR, but I'm pretty sure it's there.
 My cat was a wierdo.  Caption this!
 OH, MY, HOLY CRAP!!!  This's freakin' fantastic.  It is a heat lamp originally but I just replaced the bulb with a fancy Edison bulb and voila... awesome industrial looking lamp.  Keeper!
There was an industrial theme around my house this week apparently.  A quick trip to Home Depot and I was able to make my own version of this pin.  Quick, easy and relatively cheap - my kind of project!
 The Mom and I went to the Horseshoe Market in Denver on Saturday and because we were one of the first 50 people in line, we got a great swag bag.  So many wonderful goodies!  That is such a fun market to go to.  They have three more this year so if you're local, check it out.  
 The Little Dude painted this pot for me for Mother's Day!  Isn't is precious?!  I totally melted.  Nothing is sweeter than a little kid (and husband) excitedly presenting his handmade creation to you.  My heart damn near exploded out of my chest!
The Mom and me...almost thirty years ago!  Ain't she purtty?!
 Thankfully, The Mom convinced me to buy this little cabinet meant for perm rods.  It has three drawers and that snazzy metal top.  It's awesome!!!
Yup, that's snow...  I keep trying to tell myself we need the moisture, but still... couldn't it have rained instead?  : )
We're all still waiting for some of you to jump onto Instagram...