Thursday, May 20, 2010

Got Stuff?

I Do!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, I have some new stuff! Mr. Precious and I took a little weekend trip to Kerrville, Texas, and we found an antique shop called Sunrise Antiques. Oh, it was a wonderful place and one of our own bloggers has a spot in there ~ Anne from Fiona andTwig. She had the most lovely things and has a most lovely blog. Go pop in to see her sometime.

Now look what I found ~ a marvelous little green egg dish!


If you visit me much, you know I adore the yard birds - Roosters and chickens. This precious little egg dish came with a set of salt and peppers! I love this stuff!


Look at the shape of this little egg dish ~ too cute!


Here's a close up of the little chicken salt and peppers! As I'm looking at them they look a little angry. Oh, no, angry chickens! I do believe I know why they're looking like this - they are missing their little cork bottom stoppers. Yep, so no salt or pepper will enter into their little green bodies. No no Nannette!


A really up close look! Yep, that's an angry look! I'll have to have a little talk with these gals after I'm through with my post!


My new little egg dish does look cute sitting here with my thrifted chicken canisters, don't they? I love this stuff! :)


Okay, in the same shop I found this lovely olden tablecloth. And guess what? I got it for $3 and a few pennies! Yes, I did! 75% off the price tag! Woo Hooness for me. Isn't this a nice cloth?


Then along the way home, popped into another antique shop and fell in love with this darling little sugar bowl! Oh, isn't she pretty? I used her in my last tablescape! Too cute!

Okay, you may want to get you a cup of tea because I'm going to tell you a little story and you know how I love to tell you little stories.

Once upon a time, on our way home, we saw an estate sale sign! Follow yonder sign I told Mr. Precious and he of course obeyed me! :) There stood an olden very sad little house whose contents were being sold to those with money in their pockets and purses.

When I walked into the door the lady in charge told me if I found something over $20 I could have it for half price. I really liked the sound of that and commenced to scout the place out looking for a special treasure.

As I was walking through the rooms of the olden house and peering into each and every corner I saw something sparkly but it was almost hidden. It had a dinner plate sitting on top of it so I lifted off the plate and look at what I found...

Sparkly gorgeousness! Oh, my goodness. I grabbed up this most beautiful bowl into my most dainty hands and headed to the cashier.


Let me tell you, there were ladies trying to grab this sparkly treasures from my tiny hands, they were pulling at it and they were grabbing. Some were even trying to trip me up so I'd fall and then they'd catch my sparkly find! Well, maybe I'm stretching the truth a bit, but they were asking me, "Are you going to buy that? If you don't want it, I do!" Let me tell you, Dear Ones, I didn't let my little shirt hit my back before I found the cashier.

Isn't she beautiful? I think she's pressed glass, I'm not sure, and she is very heavy. Her price was $40 and I bought her for $20! Was that too much? I don't know, but I thought I was getting a great price! Price doesn't matter so much when you're so much in love with the sparkly piece.


Brought her home and poked her into my crystal bar. Yes, I have a little tiny wet bar in my den that is filled with my crystal! I'll have to post about it sometimes. Anyway, my most sparkly treasure looks like she's related to my little nappy bowl. Is that what this is called? I just don't know much, I tell you. Don't know much, but I know I love you...that's all I need to know! :) Oh, I can't help myself, I'm always just singing! :)

And then, and then...as I was paying for my most sparkly bowl my tiny most gorgeous baby blues spied something else...

Six little salt cellars with matching spoons! Oh, they were precious! I asked the lady how much these were? She commenced to tell me they were very olden...yes yes, I know, now how much do they cost? She said how wonderful it was to have all of the matching spoons...yes yes, I know, how much? She said they were very unusual...yes yes yes, I know, BUT HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? She said $12! Sold! I'll take them. They're mine!


Oh, I grabbed my wonderful little stuff into my most slender arms and ran to the car and told Mr. Precious to 'step on it'! I'm sure I saw that group of ladies glaring at me through the windows of the little olden house and coveting my stuff! I used these little salt cellars on my last tablescape.

Whew! We made it home and now I'm surrounded by my new treasures! My stuff. I think I'm stuffed at the moment! :)

I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Second Hand Rose

Father has a business strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father's store
Even things I'm wearing someone wore before
It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

I’m wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That’s why they call me
Second hand Rose
Even our piano in the parlor
Father bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand curls
I'm wearing second hand pearls
I never get a single thing that's new
Even Jake the Plummer, he's the man I adore
Had the nerve to tell me he's been married before!
Everyone knows that I'm just Second hand Rose
From Second avenue

I'm wearing second hand shoes
Second hand hose
All the girls hand me their second hand beaus
Even my pajamas when I don ‘em
Got somebody else’s ‘nitials on ‘em
Second hand rings
I'm sick of second hand things
I never get what other girlies do
Once when strolling through the Ritz a girl got my goat
She nudged her friend
And said "Oh look there my old fur coat"

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue
From Second Avenue NU!
~sung by Barbara Streisand