Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Summer Junking Expedition Yields Vintage Bounty

My sister-in-law's front porch... Love the color, love the whimsy!

Her covered porch is festooned with Japanese lanterns, twinkling dragonfly lights, Mexican parrot carvings, vintage furniture, potted plants, and--I'm sure you've noticed--


I've just returned from an overnight visit with my sister-in-law Claudia, and the kitchen table is now loaded with the results of two days' worth of estate and garage sale hunting. Yippeeee!!! It was a banner interlude.

It's going to take me a bit of time to sort out and photograph the gems, but I'll show you a tidbit or two now to whet your appetite.

Claudia was pleased to score (among dozens of other things) a kitschy little donkey figurine and a vintage windchime...

 ...and I snared the big kahuna of a pair of glittery gold celluloid art deco period Christmas reindeer for (wait for it!) ten cents apiece!!!

This is just the beginning of the treasures I hope to be able to share. Most will be listed in the shops eventually but only after I've had the thrill of fondling and gloating over them all for a while first. These deer are NOT going anywhere, though, but will join my ever-burgeoning herd. 

Your lack of surprise is noted.


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