Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
I actually bought a four foot tall silver glittering tree, a couple years ago. It brings me such delight, to see it all glowly with its white twinkle lights. Tacky and classy all at once.
Oh yea.... I found a few kitten themed Christmas cards. I wish one of the big holiday card companies would invest in producing mid-century style cards. With a little glitter added to them. Love the fun & sparkly Christmas cards, the best.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Where to begin.
I had mention earlier, that I had purchase a home and moved this past Summer. It was an ugly move, in late August in Texas. Had I known how brutal that move was going to be... I would have just packed a suitcase... got my car keys... and threw a match to the rest of it. There was over 100 boxes of crap plus my furniture. The only reason I did not flake completely out ... was I had hired a moving company. Three really nice men showed up with their truck. Who really kept me from throwing that match. Honestly, they were really nice and got it all handled.
But now the fun part, is having to unpack. And attempting to find a new place for everything, that made it out here with me. Let me tell you.... I purged and tossed out a sh*t load of stuff before one box made it, onto that moving truck. And I still ended up with over 100 boxes.
So as I unboxed... months later.... I get little surprises.
Like how I found my seven sets of sheets... and not one matching pillow case.
Yea, it is the little things that bring me joy. *sarcasm*.
Seven sets of sheets and I can not locate any of the matching pillow cases, I have for them.
So I decide to hit up eBay and find some general cuteness. I am past the age where everything has to be matchy-matchy. I decided to get vintage pillow cases that are just cute. And I was surprised by how many of them are still in their original packaging. I am buying the ones that were most likely from the 1960's.
One may wonder, why I am buying off eBay versus just hitting up the mall.
Well... something awful has happen to the linen department, in the past decade. It has became a miracle to find legit cotton linens. I am a huge fan of the 300 thread count. I don't need some outrageous 1000 thread count. I just need them to be soft and made of COTTON.
There is a special new "microfiber" product that has invaded the linen department. And what exactly is "microfiber" sheets. It is sheets made of spun plastic. I don't even want to know how this unfortunate slick feeling "fabric" invaded the bed linens. But I am not a fan. And now legit cotton linens are not near as plentiful. Plus you have to flip over every thing you touch. Just to read what it is made of now. It is exhausting to spend so much time in the linen department, trying to avoid all the plastic made sheets.
I am going to need some real COTTON involved in my bed linens. The Percale sheets from the 1960's feel like cotton. And they are 50/50. So I am baffled by the weirdo "microfiber" and why it feels icky.
All of the pictures shown above... are of a couple rose cover linens.... I purchased off eBay. The Cannon pillow cases were NRFP. Then I purchased the flat sheet and one pillow case, covered in roses.... I am in love with that rose covered sheet. Everyone one of them are vintage Percale. And they feel like brushed cotton. So what is up with the newer microfiber stuff ?!?
Plus I am still stalking eBay, looking for more vintage pillow cases. I saw some with blue roses... that were really cute and look like they need a new home with me!
As if I needed to start collecting something new.... I have a new set of vintage flatware, that I am lurking around eBay attempting to finish out the set.
I found this lovely set of flatware on Craigslist one weekend. I was looking for a Duncan Phyfe buffet for my living room. But ended up buying this gorgeous Hiawatha flatware instead.
It was a place setting for 12. Missing one dinner fork and knife. Which really... does not matter. I mean rarely do I do a dinner party for more than 8. ha! No, really it is so easy to find replacements for these vintage sets. I didn't think twice about it missing a couple of pieces. I did what all good crazy girls do... I hopped on eBay to buy some more. ha!
What I ended up buying... was the the matching Hiawatha luncheon set.
I saw those four gumbo soup spoons and knew that luncheon set had to be mine!
I have a slight obsession with those gumbo style spoons. And they are rarely cheap to obtain. Since I knew getting more of those spoons would be pricey if purchased individual.... I picked up some Pickwick pattern ones. Since their handles are very understated.
I am still loving the Cornflower kitchen stuff.
I never get tired of looking for the oddities, to add to the collection.
So as I roam around eBay, I occasionally see something great will pop up.
Like this stunning set of tableware with the cornflower motif on the handles. And they are looking for brand new home! Won't you give them a new home for Christmas?!?
I do not own these...
but they sure are pretty!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I really never intended to let this lovely blog... go dormant for so long. Life just gets in my way, of being able to get my act together enough... to take pictures and get them posted.
Then add to it.... I purchased a really cute home, this past Summer. That was built in 1955... that had been fully gutted and renovated. I have been attempting to figure out, how to unload all my kitchen crap. To get it all displayed in and the perfect place. So I can take some pictures!
The only thing I have truly come to realize... is my pantry is going to be a china closet/my closet of shame. It is the only place I truly have, were I can organize all those crazy dishes.
And I am still buying more dishes. It is a never ending thing with me. I see a great vintage set of dishes... next thing I know, they are in my back seat coming home with me.