I thought I'd share some stuff I ALREADY HAD (or at least got prior to this weekend when I swore up and down I wasn't going to buy any stuff).
Atomic chip and dip set for my upcoming soiree for George and Jane Jetson:
Lazy Susan crudite/dip set purchased weeks ago at the flea market from my fabulous new friend who lives not too far from me and whose name I completely forgot. I was almost MORTALLY EMBARRASSED when I saw her and her wonderful husband this weekend and she said, "Oh! It's Vintage Christine!" This lovely lady reads my blog and I don't even have enough brain cells to recall her name, so I'm hoping that by flattering her all over this paragraph she'll first-name-identify herself down there in the Comments section . . .
My favorite china pattern in all the world: Royal China's "Blue Heaven".
My second favorite pattern in all the world: Marcrest's "Swiss Alpine".
You guys are missing the boat is you're not grabbing old Glasbake--it's just as old as Pyrex and Fire-King and usually a bunch cheaper (just remember that if it has a "J" next to the logo and/or says it's microwaveable it's newer). This baker is called "Cameo" and it's a beautiful shade of blue. It took a great deal of scrubbing to remove decades of baked-on grime (photo was taken midway into the cleaning process as my fingers were cramping up and I needed to take a break since I was THIS CLOSE to losing my patience and tossing the dirty little thing out the window) but it was totally worth the effort. Plus, had I actually thrown it out the window there would have been hell to pay since the window was closed and major breakage would have occurred.
The shape of this creamer is sinuous. Anyone recognize the pattern (no marks on the bottom)?
Beautiful vintage pin!
I had previously purchased the earrings in the photo at TJ Maxx for a nice low TJ Maxx price. I'm not sure if the turquoise is reconstituted but that's real pearl and definitely real sterling (well, as real as silver marked .925 can be). Seeing as how I was desperately looking for things to do around the house this weekend to keep me away from the garage/yard/thrift sales, I dug into my huge stock of beads and found beads to perfectly match with the earrings! Ain't it purty?
A note on the condo: we may have problems. I am a bit depressed so I MAY need to go shopping. Just wanted to warn you.
P.S. A few of you readers may have noticed that when I mentioned I saw the lovely lady who sold me the Lazy Susan I said "this weekend." Don't worry. You're just hallucinating. If you WEREN'T hallucinating you'd know that the words "this weekend" are actually "last year". Just get yourself some thorazine and you'll be fine . . .