Cambridge Glass "Crown Tuscan" vases and Seashell line candy dish. The pink kitty is actually a salt (or pepper) but I bought it as a figurine since I hardly ever find onesies to complete a set. Also shown is a Lenox perfume bottle. These are all on my beautiful $75 antique dresser that my brother-in-law refinished and he did a GREAT job!
Yesterday I dragged my husband to a depression glass show in Pensacola. As soon as I walked in I about fainted--so much beautiful glass! And so expensive! Of course the dealers were complaining about the lack of sales but they were charging ridiculous prices--granted, you know when you go to a glass show prices are going to be high but you also know you're getting top of the line glass. But still . . . Even non-glass items were sky-high. I spied a pair of Shawnee "Little Red Riding Hood" salt & peppers and since I have one (that I bought for a couple bucks because at the time I didn't know about this particular collectible and just liked the look on her face) I flipped one over to see the price and about fainted. $159! The vendor also had the cookie jar, sugar and creamer, and some other stuff but I decided not to look at THOSE prices!
Aren't we supposed to be in a recession or something? ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE BUCKS FOR A PAIR OF SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS? Puh-LEEZ! Even I, the world's biggest spendthrift, was shocked. So shocked, in fact, that at the very next booth I spied a tiny Fenton cranberry opalescent hobnail vase and when the dealer saw me pick it up to look at the price, he said, "For you, I'll make it $**" and I said, "Sold! Honey, pay the man!"
Retail therapy calms me every time.
My husband doesn't seem to enjoy being a complete blob at La Condo like I do so we won't be here long--I'll take him home in a day or so and then come back with the kids and without the hubby. He's much happier puttering around in his workshop. As long as he's able to feed himself, which he does quite well as evidenced by a garbage can full of fast food restaurant trash, he'll be ok without me for a few days.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend and thinking lots of positive thoughts for the speedy recovery of Miz 1950's Ranch's kitty boy, Chris.