Moooooooooooo...I had to take everything out of the kitchen this morning. Having the counters replaced...and I won't be able to cook for awhile. ( I'm crushed... ) These were in the window...have a few more, but they wouldn't fit on window sill.
Oh, I loooove the baskets. FYI all basket of any size are made by the human hand. There are no machines to do it. Same thing for crochet. There are knitting machines galore but not crochet. Makes me partial to both art forms.
Finally took pics of Blue Willow we left at lake, but are packing up to take home. DD and SIL and friends are using place more than we, and I don't want these outside on the dock. Camera batteries must have been failing...color's way off. (Can you tell I'm trying to keep my mind off the hurricane?) Most of these are the deep blue color, but all kinds of different marks on bottoms... The little china cabinet is handmade. And the small glasses are cobalt blue. Wish the photo was better...
We have very similar tastes. Think I mentioned that before. My problem is I don't want to dust anymore and lots of collections are now in Rubbermaid tubs. After I get my "legs" back and can lift a little, may just have to dust and put some of it back. Beginning to miss all my goodies.
Well, I typed a long response, but it disappeared! Glad you're on the mend Christi...and I know what you mean about dusting. DH is 3 months into the kitchen project...and there's dust everywhere, every room.
Your cow creamers bring back such memories. My mother used to have a cow creamer but hers was white with black spots. Don't know what happened to it--wish she had kept it. She passed the few antiques she had to me because I was the only one of four kids who liked them.
Naturelover...my brother and I figured the lady who worked for my mother probably had a fortune in "antiques" at her house. My mother would get something new...dishes, flatware, appliances, etc... and give the old to her cleaning lady. She never liked to hang on to anything "old."
Well, he's just a lil' kid...I'm 61! I don't remember the ice skater, tho...
I was stuck in the house yesterday afternoon waiting for the cable guy. He had to rewire from the box into the house because animals had chewed the cable behind the fence. And he "tuned up everything." Internet's faster, TVs are sharper...so I guess it was worth the wait...
Hi all, Here are two pics of my odd collection: animal planters or cache pots. These cover my mantle.
And, bubbles, I see you're in Austin. I'm going to be there the first of Nov. for a week, and wonder if you could tell me some great thrift shops. I already know of the antique mall on S. Congress. Any other "reasonable" shops?
Cool collection! I love to see what others are collecting.
Let me get a list together of good spots to check out. If you were going to be here early on the 1st of Nov, there's a Saturday market in Wimberly with lots of little booths. I'll have to think about it, but will surely come up with a lot of places you might enjoy!
toniwill...Wimberly is an hour from Austin. Small town, very arts and craftsy. There's a huge market there every 1st Saturday of the month sponsored by the Lions Club. Don't know if you'll make it, but it's fun, especially now that it's cooler. People come for miles around. It's antiques, collectibles, crafts, plants, you name it... My DH hates it because I'm a "browser." Drives him nuts. He's a, "You want it? Get it. Let's go."... kinda guy. I just wanna look a while...
There's also an antique mall in Round Rock (exit 251 ?) that has lots of antiques and collectibles. I'll have to check more on the little shops. I'm being kept on a short leash until I clean out the garage!...sigh...
toni...I tried to look up thrift shops around Austin...there's so many, and I'm really not familiar with them. I do know that there's another antique mall off Burnet behind the roller rink right before HWY 183...and a couple of blocks of small shops on N Lamar between Koenig and Airport. I can d-mail my phone # if you have any questions once you get here. Maybe we can get together while you're in town.
I had the pleasure of escorting an out of town DGer Friday to hit a bunch of thrift/vintage and antique shops. She bought,... I just looked and checked prices. Was a fun day and I hope I didn't wear her out. We ran out of time and energy before we ran out of shops...and we never left Burnet Rd.
DH and SIL are still shaking their heads about me 'meeting people from the Internet.' I have to keep esplainin' to 'em,.."not Internet, just Dave's." An interest in Plants brings a certain group of folks together, I believe.
Tell them to cool it. I have been to Maui to stay with Braveheartsmom. DH and I. Have been to Houston to pick up IslandShari at the airport and we went to Randy's. Met Jeanne there. Randy has been here for a weekend in April and is coming again this weekend. Mitch and TJ lived near until Mitch moved to Oklahoma. They have been here and I have been to their houses. Then there are the RU's.
As soon as I have time and am able I may just come visit Austin. Will try to be sure we meet your whole family. chuckle.
Oh, Sheila and Mibus2 have both been to my home. Feel safer with DGer's than I might at a high school reunion. Never know how all of those people turned out. hahaha
[quote="bigbubbles"]Here's some of the frogs I've found in boxes...and I actually use some of 'em... [/quote]
Please explain "how" to use them. I have one of my mother's and one a cousin gave us all the way from Folsom Prison made by a prisoner. I have never used them because I don't know how. Why didn't I ever ask my mother?
Just caught up on this thread -- been away for a looooong time -- your posters of "Gone With the Wind" brought back lots of memories. In 1939, I was 6 years old and wanted desperately to see the movie as everyone was talking about it. One evening, Mother, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa, along with yours truly got in the car and went "up town." We parked and everyone got out of the car except Daddy and me. As we sat in the car after everyone had gotten out and didn't return, I asked Daddy where everyone was. He said they had gone to see "Gone With the Wind." As you can imagine, I was one upset little girl and poor Daddy was left to deal with me. Later, when I did see the movie, I realized the wisdom of why I wasn't allowed to go -- the movie was 4 hours long. Since everyone wanted to see the movie, nobody wanted to have the responsibility of taking me home in the middle of it because it was just too long for a 6-year-old. To this day, however, it remains one of my favorite movies and now and then DH and I bring out our copy and watch it.
[quote="podster"]Absolutely!! LOL Although I am certain both have been known to relieve aggression and stress. [/quote]
They certainly got their exercise without resorting to joining the gym! I remember the copper for washing vaguely and what Mum told me about it, but Mum was fairly modern and had the old barrel washing machine with the electric ringer by the time I came along - then a double trough with one blue rinse and one clean rinse water! Mum's clothes were pretty clean. Dad had white shirts for when he was a Bartender - crisp not a wrinkle in sight!