It'll never end, will it? This insane need to collect collect COLLECT. Here I'm trying to be good and then I go over to Miz 1950s Atomic Ranch and she's screaming and clawing her eyeballs out over missed lampshades and cooing over stuff she DOES win on eBay. eBay? Did someone say eBay?! Must go to eBay. Must buy something with massive amount of eBay bucks ($2.94) that are about to dissolve into thin air. Here's how I wound up with a new collection: I posted a picture of a creamer that had a "sinuous" shape (remember it?) and was wondering who made it and what the pattern was. Miss Pam identified it first as TS&T's "Boutonniere" pattern. So when I googled it, I found that it sold for about $11.99 at Replacements.com and of course less everywhere else. Then I saw the matching sugar and needless to say, I'm currently watching a couple auctions, as you can't have a creamer without a sugar for pete's sake. TS&T also made the extremely popular and pretty LuRay Pastels line and I'm happy to say I got a superduper great deal on a bunch of pieces a couple years ago, so since I was already ON eBay and IN their TS&T sub-category I searched for more LuRay stuff. HA HA HA. It's 99% "Buy It Now" and just outrageously expensive. Oh, but then I found . . . TS&T "Flor del Sol"--avocado green with white daisies. I LOVE avocado green anything, and there before me was a gravy boat and matching underplate, auction ending in 20 minutes, and NO ONE had bid on the little darling. It was $.99 and I won it! The shipping was listed at $8.02 but I used my eBay bucks and it's all mine for just $6.07. Woo hoo!
Other pieces of Flor del Sol on eBay were cheap cheap cheap, too!
I think I overdid it yesterday showing so much stuff so I'll chill out today and just share this Stangl "Antique Gold" candy dish:
And this beautiful pink candy dish, Made In USA, with a sticker from Sylvan's in Pasadena, CA. Sylvan's was, I believe, a flower and gift shop and is no more.
And oh my yes, I do love my Pyrex casserole nesting in a brass stand. I have another Pyrex casserole with some great turquoise and gold decorations that I think would look even better in the stand, though, so hopefully it'll fit.
Well, that's all fah . . . what? You want one more? Ohhhhh, ok.
Here's my lil "Shot Dog". Purchased for three bucks at the local thrift store that benefits a home for young female recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. So when I happily carried it up to the counter and said, "I love this! I'm kinda surprised that you guys would be selling something that used to contain alcohol"--well, the girl at the counter gasped, her eyes bugged out, and I honestly thought she was going to go into cardiac arrest. "Oh my lord Jesus!" she whispered. "How did THAT get in here?!"
Honest. I am NOT making this up.
Due to the fact that I was convinced that she was going to throw it on the floor and stomp it into oblivion any second, I whipped out a five dollar bill, told her to keep the change and hightailed it outta there.
My little rascal, "Shot Dog"!
Have a great day, and don't buy anything I wouldn't buy. Which pretty much leaves the field WIDE open, doesn't it?