Wordless Wednesday 132~Cape Florida Lighthouse

No. 132 ~ Cape Florida Lighthouse ~ Bill Baggs State Park

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Vintage Fascination No. 114

Welcome to the 114th edition of Vintage Fascination.  When you read this post I will be in South Florida visiting my younger daughter.

 I didn’t do a lot of thrifting last week since I was getting ready for my venture south; however, I have a few things to share.

This wooden bowl marked “Made in Occupied Japan” was a surprise find last week.  It is from the late 1940’s.  It has a small crack on the side but it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.

 The items designated as “made in occupied Japan” were exports.

All packaged together was a sweet little tea set with a pine cone motif.  It was a bit of a mystery purchase because I couldn’t tell what pieces were in the package until I got it home and opened it.  Several pieces of the pretty little tea set are missing but it was just too pretty to pass up.

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The remaining pieces of the tea set include teapot, creamer, sugar bowl with cover, four teacups, and three saucers. There is a larger plate has a repair.  Manufactured by Grantcrest of Japan this is a charming mid-20th-century toy tea set.

I walked away from this pretty hand embroidered dresser scarf (table runner) with crocheted blue edging because it had a hole near the middle.  Then I went back and grabbed it since a cute centerpiece or bowl would cover the little hole.  It has flower pots embroidered on it giving it a kind of outdoor vibe.  So I am going to use it on the table on my deck.

An adorable double handled baby cup was sitting right next to the Grantcrest toy tea set.  It was less than a dollar so you can see that I couldn’t pass it up.  Besides a new collection is beginning to take shape.

 It is Kirk Stieff pewter with a cow jumping over the moon on the bottom and clouds and stars on the side.  So sweet!

Thanks for joining me today.  Hoping the sun comes out soon here.

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Simple Sunday

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

This week we are going to have some fun with flowers from my yard.

My daffodils bloomed early.

So a bouquet is an absolute necessity.  First, we must pick a container.  Maybe my new to me silver pitcher or

a Dundee Marmalade jar or,

milk glass vase or,

a vintage aqua mason jar or

white ironstone pitcher or

a small galvanized watering can or

one of my all time favorites a cow pitcher or

a chemistry flask or

a milk bottle ……..

Here is what I chose.

I bet you have many of the vessels I displayed above or another favorite and something in your yard worthy of turning into a bouquet.  Go have some fun!

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Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Link Party #169

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Sharon’s Pick

Carrie at Thirty-Eighth Street devotes her blog to inspiring others to see the full potential in recycling furniture. In my opinion her submission this week is outstanding. She took a stately Thomasville dress that had seen better days and converted it into a media console. Then she applied a Balayage painting technique where there is a gradual transition between colors or lack of color. Carrie gives us a detailed painting tutorial for her stunning Balayage Inspired Painted Media Console.

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 Pat from Bringing French Country Home shares my love of old books. In A Field of Dreams, she shares how she stumbled upon a vintage collection of poems entitled “Brilliants” by Eugene Field, best known for his children’s poem, “Wynken, Blyken and Nod” written in 1889. He lived in her neighborhood at one time and a branch of her local library is named after him. If you love old books you’ll find this volume swoon-worthy. I was so intrigued by the historical background she provided that I did a bit of research on my own and found the entire contents of the collection online. If anyone is interested they can read the entire contents of the “Brilliants” collection in a PDF provided by The University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne. It’s a unique slice of history for sure. Thanks, Pat, for sharing the lovely story.

Cecilia’s Pick

Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared her darling basement Valentine kitchen and I am completely smitten! From polka dots and checks to charming tins and dishes, it’s overflowing with red and white vintage treasures and sprinkled with whimsy. Delightful, Jann!

I find my appreciation for mid-century modern furniture and design growing stronger every day, which explains my love for Interior Frugalista blogger, Marie’s Mid-Century Modern Bookcase Turned Funky Bar from last week’s party. She took advantage of the bookcase’s clean, simple lines and added a brave, bold chevron backboard that’s out of this world.

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Wordless Wednesday 131~Ready for Vaca

No. 131 ~ Ready for Vaca

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

I did not decorate much for Valentine’s Day this year so I wanted to share a few photos from the past.

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Vintage Fascination No. 113

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Fascination.

My daughter and I did a bit of thrifting last week and I want to show you what we found.

This wicker briefcase is from the 1960’s.  It has a leather handle and a leather strip across the bottom with little brass feet.  It has brass locks, but unfortunately, there isn’t a key.

 It is a very charming vintage piece.  The label reads Formez.

Yes, I found this thermos twice before.  One I sold and the other is in my collection but I bought this one anyway.  For now, there are two in my collection since they make such cute twins.

A Oneida Georgian Scroll silver-plate water pitcher was just sitting there on the shelf.  I picked it up and put it back, I picked it up I put it back.  Ok, you get the picture I was a little undecided.  Finally, I put it in my cart.  Then I decided to put it back on the shelf went around the corner changed my mind again and bought it.  Now I’m, glad I did.

I can’t believe that I found another Florida souvenir plate. This one is in vibrant colors with flowers and fruits on the border with little scenes from Florida.  The scenes are Cypress Gardens (now closed due to flood damage near Winter Haven), Silver Springs (State Park near Ocala), Singing Tower (Bok Tower Gardens – National Historic Site near Lake Whales), Marine Studios (Marineland near St. Augustine), Sunshine Skyway (Tampa Bay Bridge)and Miami Beach.  A couple of these I’ve never heard of so I did a bit of research and noted where they are in Florida.

Jewelry boxes that I find at the thrift store normally aren’t as nice as this one  The inside is pristine but the finish is dark and chipped.

 So a paint makeover is definitely in order.  It is large with lots of storage even little side doors for necklaces.  Now I just have to keep my daughter from claiming it.

Thanks for visiting today.

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Simple Sunday

Welcome to Simple Sunday.

Today’s project is Mini Mason Jar Waterless Heart Snow Globes.

I found these mini mason jars with handles at the Dollar Tree and the hearts at Target.  All the other supplies were in my craft stash.

First, I put a dab of hot glue on the bottom of the little pink bottle brush tree and placed it in the mini mason jar.

Then I added some of the faux snow left over from Christmas.

 Next, I added a pink heart for Valentine’s Day.

A decorative cord tied around the top just for fun.

A pink heart is hot glued to the top to co-ordinate the top with the heart inside the mini mason jar.

Mini Mason Jar Waterless Heart Snow Globe

Since I had all the supplies handy and extra mini mason jars, I made a few more waterless snow globes.

Thank you for joining me for Simple Sunday.

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Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make Link Party #168

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Laurie
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Bathroom Makeover Reveal: $100 Room Challenge

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Recipe Feature:

Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

From My Carolina Home

Sewing Feature:

Cross Stitch Hearts and Arrows

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Vintage Feature:

A Vintage Table That Needs a Makeover

Shoppe No. 5

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Simple Valentine’s Wall Decor

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