Friday, June 11, 2010

Silly me... at the end of this post I had put two Give Away/Event posts & forgot all about my sweet friend Riki's Give Away HERE . AND IT IS A GOOD ONE!!!!!!!!! After the loss of her precious fur baby & constant companion Chester... she has been in a "healing" mode. And trust me sweetie I know how long & difficult that road is!!!! So go by & see Riki, sign up for this beautiful box that she has made (let me tell you she is an amazing artist & has been featured in Somerset Magazines MANY times) & show her some blogger love. Bloggers are some of the most amazingly sweet supportive folks out there. LOVE YA Riki!
And here is the post that I did before this little brain slip.
As promised, I wanted to share a few of the goodies I have picked up at the different places I have been hanging out. I am sorry but, somehow the loading of the photos got out of order (does that ever happen to you?) & I can't seem to move them after the have finished loading. Let's begin the shopping flurry...

These sweets are just 2 of a set of 11 cut crystal stem pieces I picked up at Suzie Q's Antiques in Fayetteville, TX. I went into her tiny adorable shop after my class with Diane Cook a few weeks back. These hand blown beauties beckoned to Hubby & I. If you know me well, you know he has an antique bar that he loves to collect treasures for. These are tiny at about 3.5" tall. The one on the left was purchased for our Violet Liquor brought to us from our neighbors from France. A little in the bottom of this glass & filled with champagne.... YUM. The other is for his Pear Liquor. You say "Pear What"? Look at the photo below & see the bottle with the full sized pear in it. Again brought to him by Pierre. This is a very STOUT liquor at about 90 proof. The bottle is put on the tree when it is in the flowering stage. It then matures & is pulled off & the liquor is filled into the bottle & capped. You must keep it full at all times so the pear stays immersed in the liquid. So... refill bottles come about every 6 months. Tiny glass are a good thing with this LIQUID LIGHTENING!

And this beauty was picked up last weekend on our way to Diane's house. We stopped at Nothing Ordinary in Belleville, TX & found this vintage RUBY glass cocktail shaker. It is a beauty! It is a large size & I can't wait to see what he SHAKES up in this!

And this is a strange photo but, it is what I bought when I visited Linda of Willow's Nest Farm in Burton, TX. Again, it was the weekend we were down for Diane's class & we stayed at the B&B in Round Top (check previous post for more on that). Linda said this was from a Neiman Marcus Store & she had it sitting on the counter of her little studio. I SEE BOTTLE CAPS & JEWELRY... what do you see? I will be setting up an Etsy Shop in the near future but, if you are interested in a few of these BEAUTIFUL crystals before then let me know.

The glue has failed & they are coming off the base. There are three different sizes.

While in Tyler a couple of months ago Hubby & I picked up these two pieces of Royal Winton. I have seen photos in magazines & have always thought this pattern was so CUTE! It comes in green & yellow. Although I prefer the green it was not available in this cute small (about 9" tall) Tea Pot or the Mild Jug at this store. A girl has to JUMP on opportunities. And Hubby was with me & while I was hemming & hawing over the purchase he said "What is my rule"? Answer: "When you see something you love BUY IT because I don't want to hear all the complaining when you go back & it's not there"! Now that was "cleaned up" version of what he says but, you get the drift. Sooooooooooooooooo SOLD! Problem solved.

Milk Jug

And dog gone it these next two photos are reversed too....SORRY! This shows the close up of the amazing Cut Crystal Hard Cider Pitcher we bought at the shop in Belleville this past weekend.

Nothing makes me swoon more than cut crystal (or vintage lace/linens, buttons... don't get me started) & when we saw this we were excited. Hubby had almost bought me one of these for Christmas & I KNOW the price tag for that. YIKES could scare you with the truth. But, we saw this marked "AS IS" Yes, it has a slight crack you can hardly see, running along the handle it does not go all the way through & since we don't plan to use it much (& we will be sure to support it) we had to have it. The total price was $795.00 LESS than we saw it at Christmas. A DEAL FOR SURE! Yesterday I was on the phone talking to my Les Sirenes roommate Cathy & told her that my shells had arrived for my creating of SWAP GIFTS. I had to order them. Cathy was appalled at the idea of paying for shells. I told her I AM A FRUSTRATED MERMAID LANDLOCKED HERE IN CENTRAL TEXAS! She laughed until I told her I paid OVER $100 for my shells. SHOCKED! FLABBERGASTED she was. So, the promise to show her what $100 buys in shells.... no enhancing done for this Cath just the ugly facts. Now, if I ever get my studio clean (Yes, Karen Valentine I AM WORKING ON IT) I will start with the glue & glitter for Mermaid Creations for Les Sirenes Art Event. Now, Cathy are you truly appalled?

Have you ever been in a Sorority? Well, my sweet friend Karen (another Belle from Petticoats) has created our very own! And if you click HERE you can learn how to be a part. She is having our "RUSH" party on June 25th. Hope to see you there. A beautiful bracelet Give Away by Jody. This little treasure was made as a "Healing Gift" after loosing her Momma. She made this & is giving as a gift & says that in doing so she is the one who has been blessed with healing through sharing. What a precious idea. Hurry over to enter HERE Have you been to see the beautiful things Rebecca has on her Blog? She is so talented. On June 13th she will draw a winner for her Give Away for this sweet sachet & painted sewing drawer. Go HERE to enter.

I hope all of you enjoyed seeing my new treasures & I hope these Give Aways will be fun for you. Also, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. HUGS!


Home and Heart said...

Such gorgeous items!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my Blog, as well as the post about my giveaway!! I will be back to visit often!!

Honey Lamb and I said...

Charlene I am so jealous you get to go to Sirens!!! We finally booked our vaca and we are headed to CA in a few weeks to go to Laguna and San Diego. I wish I would have planned it right so I could go to the Sirens event!!! Excited about you coming to OKC!!! ~Shelley

Anonymous said...

I love everything!! Especially the yellow tea pot!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Jan said...

Now that's what I call shopping!!
LOVE it all :)

A Vintage Chic said...

What lovely things you have to share today, Charlene! All of them gorgeous! I have to say--oddly enough--my heartstrings were twanged most by that bunch of crystals--I LOVE crystals! I have them hanging in my windows--scattering "rainbow fairies", as we call them, all over my house! (we're crazy here...but we have fun!)

Love it all--sorry those shells were so expensive, but I just know the beauty you're going to create with them, and the joy you'll be giving--can't put a price on that, my friend!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


Riki Schumacher said...

Charlene, what are you going to do with all those beauties in your motor home?! Ha ha. They are all adorable. Love the crystals. We're loaded up and heading north tomorrow. Sure going to miss all the girls here. You guys be sure and put us on your calendar for next summer, okay?

Would you put a plug on your blog about my little giveaway? I would love for more ladies to hear about sweet Chester, and get a chance to win the birdie box. Thanks Charlene. Bigggggg hug. Riki

tyroneb said...

we‘re so proud of you!............................................................

Riki Schumacher said...

Awww, thank you Charlene. You are such a doll, I truly appreciate your kind words. And thanks for posting about the giveaway. Want more folks to read about sweet Chester. Take care my sweet friend. Hugs, Riki

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T !!!! SweetPea puhleese email me before you spend that much on anything again. I'm not landlocked ... much ... and can get shells. Plus I have lots of "stuff".
What fabulous treasures you found on your travels. thanks for sharing with us.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Charlene! thanks so much for coming by and entering the give away! And thanks in advance for the shout out about it. Love that precious teapot and pitcher, just my kind of cottage goodies!
Hope you're having a great weekend!

sissie said...

What beautiful treasures you are sharing with us today.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment.


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I love all your beautiful eye candy, thanks so much for sharing!!! I really enjoyed your visit today, hope you visit again soon! Blessings~~~Daphne

Monica@The White Bench said...

Charlene, I'm SHOCKED too to hear what you paid for your shells!!!!!!!!!!They're wondrous, but a little too expensive :(((((( Girl you have to plan a vacation at the beach!!

Yaya Chique said...

Hi sweets! Thanks for droppin' by the Yaya...and looks like you have been crusin' some of my fav places to shop! Beautiful treasures my friend! Have a great week...xo...deb

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