Friday, August 22, 2008
Treasures from Blissfield
I have shared some photos of some of the treasures I purchased at a lovely vintage and shabby shoppe called PATINA located in Blissfield , Michigan while visiting my friend, Barb , yesterday. I also purchased a lovely glass cloche ... that I will share with you when I get it in place in my home.. These objects all have a plan on how I am going to display them.... I will share that with you in the next couple days... The loving cup ... probably my second favorite purchase I will transform by tomorrow... I had bid many times on ebay to buy a Silver Loving Cup and couldn't hold the bid. They went for far more than I was willing to spend.. This one is not as old as some I had bid on in the past but it had the shape I wished for and has been engraved and I did purchase it for 30.00.. That was a small portion of others I have bid on and it is going to be perfect for my fall into Christmas display I am planning so I was a proud peacock when I saw it... It was the first to go on the checkout counter... I found the Antique Jar and I think it to be my favorite... The original label had been shoved in the lid.. I do not know allot about this bottle but the label says SIMON RAU and Co. Druggists Bethlehem,Penn. and some script hand writting.. The glass has a slight tint to it like a smoke or a skin color. Hard to describe... I paid 24.00 for it and I now know after seeing the label and enlarging it to read it ... I think I made a special deal... They had another and I should have bought it also. I do have a plan for this also and I am sure I will display in different ways.... If anyone can give me more info on bottle I would love to know more. I may try to search on Internet to gain knowledge.
I also purchased the lovely creme color crepe - like scarf with fringe in excellent condition... I use scarfs everywhere in vignettes... 10.00 .... A vintage white shabby platter with a silver knife handle attached with a small opening for a bud .. I had a feather I just tucked in to show you the platter.. I have some hopps growing out in my yard and the hopps are just starting to come on and I plan on using a twig of the dried hopps in the handle as soon as available. I hope to make a matching little wreath and just some of the vines for decorating also. I thought the platter was a cute idea.. The knife handle has been added to the platter by gluing buttons onto the platter and the handle for spacing and worked quite well... 17.00... I showed some sheet music I will frame and do altered art with.... I had a lovely time and am well pleased with the items I was able to find to use with my change over for fall.. I just didn't stay with my budget but I will be able to stay within 125.00...... Hope you enjoyed my sharing......