Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday shopping day

Yesterday, I went shopping with my two best buds, Linda and Duane.  We decided to hit the shops around where Duane lives since they're small-owner businesses and fun to explore.  First we hit A Modern Line  (formerly known as Kaleidoscope) and I scored with a new (vintage) piece for my matte white pottery collection.  It's the one on the left -- the bowl with the leaf pattern on the top.  This piece is unmarked.  As we continued to browse, I came across a piece of
wall art that I just had to have.  I've always loved enamel, particularly enamel on copper pieces.  This work is 3-D enamel on copper with 2 separate pieces of metal.  It's signed by the artist, Marlene Tremblay, and now hangs in my dining room  Wish I could have gotten a better picture of it because the colors are lighter than they appear in this photo and the darker section on the left actually has a lot of depth and a tiny bit of sparkle.  Very happy with this!  Linda spoke with the shop owner about a mid-century headboard for the bed in her guest room.  She's going back to the shop to pick out a stain and put down a deposit.

Our next stop was D&D and more.  Always a nice place to browse -- there's a little bit of everything in this shop.  I scored again with a small octagonal piece of Hull pottery in matte white.  (The second piece in the pic above.)  Then we stopped in next door at The Seminole Heights Antique and Consignment Shop.  This store is packed with items in various booths from different vendors.  Linda bought a lovely green vase in mint condition.  It was made by Haeger.

After shopping, we were starved so we headed to one of our favorite places to eat - Nicko's Fine Foods.  We sat in the 'Elvis' booth and Linda and I ordered breakfast food (they serve it all day on weekends) while Duane had her favorite Greek burger -- it comes with a big fat slice of feta cheese.  Mmmm...  After that we headed back to Duane's to relax and gab before calling it a day.

When I got home, I finished the purse I was making for my 5-year old niece, Ava.  I used really bright colors on this one and gave it a touch of zebra.  The purse isn't quite as orange as it appears in the photo.  It's more of a very bright pinkish coral.  I hope she likes it.  


  1. That purse turned out so pretty. The colors really pop, along with the zebra touch.

    Claire was quite fortunate yesterday, as was I. I'll just add that my little vase is only 5" tall--very cute.

  2. Yes, it was a good day for me! Great finds. :) Your vase is about the same height as the little Hull one I bought. It fit in very nicely on my mantel in the family room. The bowl went in with other pieces on the shelves on the landing.

  3. I like George's photo--it's such a simple idea but he made it look dramatic.

    I'm going to stop typing it's too slow.