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

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse

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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