Friday, February 27, 2009

Valley Girls Junque Sale 019

A date in the center...July 8, 1916...maybe a Wedding? This could have been one of those friendship type gifts that people got together and made for a bride...just like projects that the Valley Girls and I start...key word is START...I have all sorts of projects in similar stages...but mine are accompanied by ALL the materials needed to complete the item along with the full instructions and fabric for two or three more...that's why we're having such a huge JunQue sale.

Valley Girls Junque Sale 020

One of three quilt tops I'll be taking to the AntiQue and JunQue Show March 21...this one has amazing old fabrics...double bed size

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Valley Girls Junque with a Q Sale




The Valley Girls Junque Sale plans are gearing up and I'm starting to select treasures to send to new homes. I bought this very vintage set of Shell Pink Ware in San Antonio a few years ago...don't know how old it is, but it has tiny little butter pat plates...yes, butter pat plates! It is such a sweet set and I just know it will find a new home with someone lovely...in addition to the serving bowls, there are three different size individual bowls in this luncheon set...a little berry bowl, a cereal bowl and a salad size bowl...certainly from a bygone era! I'm not even sure of the names of that many different bowls...when was the last time you saw a butter pat plate (if ever)?
We have lots of pretty things and tons of shabby chic items and some really rustic one-of-a-kind treasures...you name it and one of us has probably has a collection of it!
The sale will be the perfect setting for a reunion of Valley Girls and our Central Texas friends...


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine...Seeing RED


February may be dead and brown outside, but Valentine's Day brings the inside to life with red and pink everywhere...I had a meeting scheduled at my house last Monday, so it was fun to put out a few seasonal items...just wish I had taken a picture of the serving table...my co-hostess, Bernice, made the most amazing chocolate cake covered with fresh fruit on top...from scratch no less...probably the most beautiful homemade cake I have ever seen...

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.