Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A pipe dream, more like a stick shift Dream

I bought this stick shift in Cuero, Tx. The store owner said that the man she bought if from did not want to give it up, but his wife made him, poor guy!

This stick shift makes me want to buy a 1985 Ford Truck. The one below looks almost exactly like the one my older sister had to drive in high school. Her first car had been stolen (out of our blocked in driveway, very suspicious) so she was left with my one of my grandfather's ranch trucks. No AC, and a bullet hole through the top where one of his friends aimed too low.
.I dream of installing my Virgen de Guadalupe stick shift into an 85" Ford Truck of my own.
A girl can dream ; ).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Only one purchase today, which is a little odd. I don't know if it was that there was not much to find, or if I was just being more selective. Anyway I did pick up this interesting  (to me) piece.

 Small plate with United States Army Medical Department Stamp.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The World At Your Feet

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that is a globe on the floor next to one of my living room chairs.

 I found it as is, with a string run through the hole in the top and bottom, but without a stand. At first I had grand plans to make it a lamp/light fixture like those I saw in Round Top, but alas I am not that crafty. So on the floor it goes, and there it stays (at least for a little while).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Too many pillows?

Too many pillows? Too much pattern?

This situation was a total accident, I was making room on my other couch and tossed the cheetah and union jack onto the aqua sofa. When I looked over I though that looks Bad A**! And it funks up my somewhat tame living room.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Everyday Table Setting

My dining table had been bare for a while, with only a large vase as a centerpiece. I started playing with some napkins and placemats I had picked up (at St. Vincent De Paul in Dallas). I added some pewter chargers (Texas Thrift Store San Antonio) and my Blue Willow dinner plates (Goodwill Dallas, that I paid the way high price of 1.99 each). I added a wrought iron plate/plant(?) stand with deer antlers (both purchased from a shop in Cuero).

I'm really digging the look.

A quick trip to the flea market

I usually hit the Mcallen flea market on Saturday and Sunday, but this pass weekend I was selling at Edinburg Market Days so I could only make it to the flea market on Sunday.

I like to get there around 9 in the morning to avoid long lines and to get a good parking spot.

Anyway...... Here are my finds for this week.

Box of vintage pressed glass Park Lane by Colony green goblets (7 goblets in the box)

And the rest of the haul.....

Funny story about the brass deer... I stop to ask the price and the dad is slicing and eating watermelon and points back with his knife to his son who yells out diez (10). I reply "diez?" not sure I heard correctyly (because I think that is a ridiculous price. In a bad way not a good way). I put the piece down and start to walk away the dad yells ocho (8), and I keep walking then he yells cinco (5) and of course I turn around and say sold. I love it when that happens. And although 5 dollars was still a little too high (in my opinion) I knew I was keeping it for myself so I was okay with it.

Most of these items will be up for sale at the next market days. (except the brass deer candle holder, see post below).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Obsessed with Brass

Lately I have found myself drawn to any and all things brass. I just love the patina of aged brass and it really goes well with the decor of my home.

A few months ago I was pumped to find these two large hammered octagonal planters.
Of course I don't have a place for them..... yet.

I pick up candlesticks and nic nacs when I'm out thrifting

And the piece de resistance

A brass plant stand
Oh so pretty!