Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some high / some low .... and a cute purse!

I hit an estate sale which yielded some *incredible* finds! (More to come on that.) I'm developing an obsession with folksy paintings on logs. I have 3 to date and think I'll hold on to the until I can fill an entire wall. I also scored a silver bowl with stags heads (sadly, one is injured and lost an antler, making it more unique! Gimpy Stag Bowl, anyone?). Another find is a Baptist Church commemorative plate from Cumming, GA. Also, a weird cafeteria tray with seemingly decoupaged butterflies? Yes, please!

But, the most remarkable find of the whole venture was this crazy neon serigraph by Sister Corita Kent, a nun who made pop art. For real! This is actually pretty collectible, but I'm going to have a hard time convincing myself to part with it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Classy, baby, classy!

This week's finds are ALL CLASS! or all glass. (mainly). I found a crystal and silver bowl - *just* in time for Thanksgiving, some very cool Air Force Academy glasses, and two rockin' state plates. I held back on the tacky this time! Or did I?!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Good Old Fashioned Christmas....

My knickknack sourcing came to a halt this week so that I could partake in the age old tradition of stringing beer cans for the Christmas tree. Ahhh - Just like it was when I was a kid back in Appalachia.
Actually, Frock On Vintage in Austin has hired me to style their holiday window and I've finally found a way to put my husband's beer can collection to use! If you don't happen to be lucky enough to have a beer can collection, you can always start with a 6 pack and see where the night takes you. Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Let's Put Our Heads Together ....

Today I found 3 Styrofoam heads (perfect for hats - need to find some!), a hot orange summer purse with Lucite handles, a sweet beaded pink number, an old school orange bowl, a creepy bleeding Jesus "Acapulco" souvenir, another flower plate (what's up with all of the flowers?!) and the most awesome log ashtray EVER!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Patent Leather and Bark

The past few days' finds range from a luxe orange patent leather purse to a bird painting on a bark-edged log. High/Low. Seriously. I've also found a kinda tacky / kinda awesome floral painting, a sweet little dish, a suede hippie satchel, and a photograph that amuses me (but might not anyone else ... we'll see) entitled "Interior Fragrance". If nothing else, I'll hang it in my bathroom.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Holy Toledo! (and I do mean "holy"...) This weekend's finds include some disembodied gold praying hands, a pirate mug, a weird matte black dog, and a super cheesy (yet wonderful) hummingbird vase. The only thing to redeem this big pile of kitsch is a lovely mid-century condiment server with wooden handle. Thank God for that!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No to the Nagel

Some goodies today! Although I had to say "no" to a Nagel. I reached my Nagel threshold - what I wouldn't spend on a Nagel!
What I *did* bring home with me was an awesome primitive painting, some deliciously kooky celebration and travel plates (anniversary, MGM hotel, creepy people singing, etc.), a dubious hula dancer statue (she just doesn't look like she's into it), some flower bowls, and a crazy eyed needlepoint cat (!). It was a good day....