Friday, September 2, 2011

Cocktails Anyone?

A while back I went over to my sister Van's house for a visit and spotted something in her foyer that I really wanted. I had no problem telling her that I wanted it, in fact I kind of blurted it out. She said she wasn't sure if she going to keep it or not and would let me know. I have been patiently waiting every since that visit. So  much to my delight I received an e-mail from her yesterday informing me that she was ready to let it go. I told her I would be over right after work. I couldn't get there fast enough to load up my new chair and bring it home. I am so loving it!

I was off today and had my plans together this morning for some thrift shopping. First stop was Catholic Social Services. I must say it was nice to take my time and leisurely stroll through the store verses rushing through during my lunch break. I found a couple of things I am very excited about. Back in the sewing area I found 2 American Fashion Institute Master Pattern kits. These will be staying with me. The next item I came across is quite adorable, there on the shelf mixing up some cocktails was Jeeves. He is a decanter made in Japan (he came with a little bar and glasses). Although I do collect bar ware, I think Jeeves is going to the booth. The last item I picked up was a lovely glass bottle, not sure if it is a perfume bottle or not, but it was unique and it will accompany Jeeves over to the booth.

Quite satisfied and ready to move on, I headed over to the Salvation Army. I found several books that had beautiful illustrations and had to put them in my cart. Also found another sewing book for my collection. Picked up a few sewing notions, several glasses and a old paint by number picture.

I love the Frog!

Marked France

Heritage Princess House Glasses

So I had a very successful day. Hope you did too!
If you want to see photo's of all the illustrations that I photographed you can find them here.


  1. You DID have a successful day. So many treasures... and cocktails? What more could anyone want? Love the illustrations.

  2. Your treasure hunting really paid off this week!

  3. This is a lovely haul!! The Japanese decanter is really striking and the illustrations are gorgeous too - good eye! :-)

    Jem xXx

  4. You did a great job thrifting! I love the little barman he's so sweet!

    E :)

  5. Love the illustrations - great find!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. The glass decanter caught my eye as well you had a successful shopping this week.

  7. Love that glass decanter. It's beautiful. I wouldn't have been able to pass it up.

  8. Ha! Jeeves is awesome! Great find!

  9. Oh my goodness! My heart stopped when I saw your Candlewick Cologne Bottle! I love me some Candlewick glass (take a look at my most recent post to see what I mean). They sell for well over $100.00! What a lucky find for you!