Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn Arrives in the Four Seasons Bathroom

Here it is!  Autumnal Glory!  Fall is here at last!

The  Dhuri Indian  rugs are what gives us the color scheme 
for this time of year.

The blue fishes in the Summertime bathroom here, have been replaced by this trio of pretty brass fishes that I found  in a Houston thrift store at half-price, so that would be ten dollars...

We love our Gary Larsen in the Library!

A pivotal point in our decorating is the change-out of the picture over the "throne".  This is a print by an artist named Carl L. Blonner.  He was popular at the same time as Charles Dana Gibson, who painted the Gibson Girls.  I can't find out much about him, but I'll keep looking.  I like his style and I found this at Canton for five bucks a few years ago.

Need. More. Towels.

This little plaque is an antique postcard reproduced on a thin piece of wood.  It was made by my friends Troy and Rob of Rue Chic out of Dallas.  
They used to show at Warrenton during the Antique Weekends, but not for the past few years.
I wonder where they are now?

Now... I need your advice. 

 You see, I don't like the shower curtain I chose...too brown...too dark...

Just. don't. like. it.

Would you please just pop on over and take a look at these three shower curtains and leave me a comment on which you think would best work for my Autumn bathroom?

I'd be ever so grateful!

Oh, and guess where I'm going today?

It's Antique Weekend at Warrenton time!  YEA!

Links Peva Shower Curtain

Hometrends Squares at Wal-mart

Tuscany at Wal-mart

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Thrift Scores! Locally and from New York City!

I'm still getting back in the swing of things after our trip to New York city... and so without further is a sampling of my local thrift scores from this past Friday and Saturday...

Yes, it's Christmas in September!

 A Lefton Christmas tree-shaped plate - this will go with my other Lefton Holly Berry pieces which go on display during the Winter version of the Four Seasons bathroom...I know you can't wait for that!
 Everybody needs an Elf bootie complete with holly & holly berries...

 A very sweet Chintz style jam or mustard jar, no markings but there is an unreadable foil sticker on the I'm thinking Japanese...
note the break in the pattern and the gold is worn but no chips at all!

(There are two Noma single candlesticks in the background still in the packages...not too exciting but they have orange bulbs in them...yes, I collect them...)

An unmarked McCoy mint green Wishing Well Wall Pocket...I'm thinking maybe cotton swabs in the Fall version of the Four Seasons bathroom...that one will be done within the week I'm hoping...

a 2010 Chik-fil-A "Eat Mor Chikin" ornament...everybody needs one of these...

 And treasure from the Green Flea Market on the Upper West Side of Manhattan...We went to the Sunday Market located at  Columbus Avenue between W. 76 & 77 Streets. To get there we took the bus and walked. (and walked and walked)!  8-)

Alms Collecting Buddha
(Begging Buddha)

Signifies compassion and caring for all beings...

Arms bent at the elbows, holding an alms bowl at chest level 

I was so excited to find this Buddha!  

And I was able to put him in my carry-on bag with no difficulty at all!

Very Fitting! 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back from New York City...

Well, we are back from New York City!  

Seeing Roxette was great!  Sadly, I did not win a Meet and Greet pass to personally meet Per and Marie and the rest of the band.  
A disappointment but ~ being at the concert was really wonderful!

Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle - Roxette! - Beacon Theatre, NYC - September 2, 2012
On the Bucket List: See Roxette... Live!  ~ Check!

Per! - Been waiting a long time for this!  8-)

Tamara and I really packed a lot of activity into the short time we were there and I'll tell you all about it over the next few posts!'s always good to be home!

PS - I don't have the photos that Tamara took yet, so this post will probably be revised over the next few weeks...stay tuned!

Setlist - September 1, 2012 - Beacon Theatre, NYC

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big Love
04. Spending My Time
05. Stars
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But The Radio)
07. Perfect Day
08. Things Will Never Be The Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7Twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower
13. Crash Boom Bang
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous

Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced with Sinatra’s New York, New York)
17. Listen To Your Heart
18. The Look
19. Church Of Your Heart