Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leap Year Weekend Treasure

Don't you just love having an extra day in the year to find or acquire treasure?  Even though I have been spending more time doing spring cleaning around the house, I did take the time to do a little treasure hunting the last two weekends.

Neat set of four of the Northwood Carnival glass 12 Days of Christmas plates. 

Post World War 2 brass and copper link bracelet with heraldry shields.  Very heavy piece with invisible clasp, this is a unique piece. British.

Lovely graduated mother of pearl (MOP) bead necklace.  Early 20th century piece.

 Stunning Weiss brooch and earrings.  Fiery rhinestones and in perfect condition.

 Lovely hand wrought sterling and brass pin with cabochon turquoise, MOP, moonstone, bloodstone and agate gems.  

Was the winner of a box lot of Victorian parasols.  All are structurally in excellent shape, but all have silk issues.  Still, these are marvelous for steampunk cosplay.  

Wonderful antique German, jasperware, bisque vase shaped like an egg with  Easter rabbits on front and back in relief.  Marked 2141 and 19.      

Love these vintage, carnival glass beaded bags.  In fantastic condition, this is now a personal piece.

An amazing at one of my favorite haunts for treasure. A pair of plates, one large, the other small, Georgian, pierced Staffordshire saltglaze stoneware circa 1760. Yes, genuine 18th century pieces. I'm still deciding if I want to hold on to them for a while or sell them.

Really nice and big wooden spoon. I wonder how many delicious pie crusts were prepared with this?  Circa 1960s

Love these hand crocheted tablecloths.   Nice crocheted lacy one and is very 1950s.

Pretty commemorative plate from 1907.  Lovely mother and child with heavy gold lustre trim.

Information on back of plate.

Gorgeous, late Victorian low serving bowl is heavy with slip.  

Another Victorian beauty.  Bavarian bowl with pretty cabbage roses.

First time I have ever come across a Soviet Union (Russian) slide rule.  Dated 1974 with Cyrillic lettering.

 Sold all of my white ware gravy/sauce tureens over the last few weeks and found this lovely Red Cliff one complete with drip tray and ladle.  

Nifty Art Deco measuring jigger is silverplated brass. 

And finally, this marvelous hand carved Katsina.  Usually called a Kachina, this is the incorrect name for these Hopi pieces.  The Wolf, beautifully carved from Cottonwood, is signed by the artist carver, Leo La Capa, Hopi and with the corn stalk hallmark.  I am busy researching information on the carver.  

Lots going on in my neighborhood regarding the antiques trade.  Vintage Village is now fully moved into their new digs on Oak Road in Snellville and the new shop is amazing.  Hodge Podge, in Monroe, is also moving to a new location in March and I cannot wait to see the new spaces.  Where my booths are located, the Queen of Hearts, Buford just finished their wedding event and we are now getting ready for our spring fling in March.  I will be posting more about that in the near future.  We have had two days of "true" spring Atlanta weather this weekend and now I have serious spring fever.  I want to stay home and clean house from top to bottom.  Ah well, it's back to work on Monday, sigh, so blessings to you and those you love and have a lovely week.  SeaWitch.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Faboosh February

Happy Valentine's Day, my children.  

February has been a busy month for me so far.  I'm on a tear to clean out my two "indoor" inventory rooms.  I have taken at least a dozen, huge bags of donations to local charities and sold 10 boxes of treasure to dealers from the first room.  It is now in order and I can see inventory easily for me to pull to replenish my spaces.  Now, I'm working on room two and have already dropped off six more donation bags and have put together 3 more boxes for dealers to purchase.  I'm loving this spring clean out and can't wait for the nice weather to arrive so I can tackle the garage.

Did a little treasure hunting on Saturday and stopped by Vintage Village to pick up a pair of cherubs I saw on their facebook page.  Now, fully moved from their old location into their new digs and the store has never been more beautiful.  

This delightful french tub is in the entrance window and just woos you inside.

Pretty furniture pieces, cement statuary, antique shoes and pretty dishes abound.

"Early word processor" is the perfect decorative element for personal touches.

A bin full of whimsical decorative pillows are such fun. Fell in love with this one.

Easter touches can be found in the spaces.  Love the egg coddlers and molds in this pretty pink basket.

So many lovely things, it's hard to decide what to bring home.

 Two gorgeous pieces and the green cabinet has a stunning alligator finish.

I just know that the handsome man in this portrait must throw pizza dough because there is a marvelous wood pizza peel (spatula) next to him.  If I had a large kitchen, both would be hanging on the wall.

These are the two cherubs I came for. I have a weak spot for these turn of the century images of "Cupid Awake" and "Cupid Asleep".  The original portraits were taken by M. B. Parkinson, a NY photographer who worked in the New York City area during the latter part of the 1800s and early 1900s.  The picture is a real little girl named Josephine and was the daughter of a friend, a single mother who worked and sometimes left Josephine in Parkinson's care.  His cupid photos were instant hits and were sold in stores all over America.  They came in a variety of sizes and the smaller ones in tin frames, like the pair above, sold for a nickel in the popular 5 & 10 cent department stores.  These are also hand tinted with color and nested in my French display case.

Did a little treasure hunting at a few favorite haunts and came home with a few great pieces.

The queen in this treasure hunt is this gorgeous Roseville, twin handled, vase of their popular Water Lily pattern in the coveted shade of aqua blue with a gradient blend into blue at the bottom.  A large piece with a wide, spittoon shaped mouth, there is a small flake on the bottom.  Considering it's age, 1943, this is in great condition.

Vintage “boobie” ash tray.  Heavy lead crystal with engraved design in the palest shade of blue, these are too pretty for tobacco ashes, I would use for jewelry.  Circa 1940s

Beautiful vintage, sculptured leather mask face of a lovely woman. Exquisite work and so lifelike.  Signed by the Ghana artist:  Edu N’gola So 

 Sweet little terra cotta creamer with green/yellow glaze.  Signed Duriez. Circa 1940s

 Pretty little Empire Ware, Art Deco posy vase. England. Lovely art deco design and matt glaze. Circa 1940s

Vintage Chintz *Rosalie Pattern* Empire England Trinket box or Cigarette holder. Some damage but well loved.  Circa 1930s

Darling pair of lifelike cactus plant tea cups.  Signed by the artist:  Z. Weifel.

 Lovely vintage silverplated butlers tray, footed with handles and a lovely piece of sheet music dated 1929.     

It was a lovely weekend despite the cold temps but my taxes are completed, I'm cleaning out inventory rooms and I have a warm dog with a wet nose.  Life is good so with that I wish blessing to you and those you love. Sea Witch