I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson







Thursday, December 2, 2010

December Roars in....

December has arrived, roaring in like the proverbial March lion. And took my white canvas windscreens and deck rail with it! The wooden deck was demolished just a week ago, maybe  a contributing factor along with the 50+mph gusts?


A day to stay inside and enjoy my latest flea market treasures...


I love these old dusty Christmas ornaments!
They were just what I was hoping to find on Sunday...and there they were...


The guy selling them was so happy someone loved them. And he let me sort through and toss out the c.1990 plastic ones (oooh, sorry, babies! someday you'll be treasures too.).

These probably date from the 1940s to 50s--- Either  German or Made in Japan, I forgot to look at the tops to see. The boxes of 12 were 10 cents a dozen when they were new, price tag still there: Woolworth's.

I love the faded colors....


Here's my turquoise and blues...


And pinks...


And the hand-painting....


Look---a butterfly!


A skier...


Snowmen...



Another snowman, faded but still charming!


All rendered with just a few flicks of a practiced paintbrush and some glitter, now tarnished by age...



The storm passed by sunset, leaving us with a promise of fair days ahead. Doesn't it look like June?

                  


love

           lizzy

           gone to the beach.....


3 comments:

  1. These are nice treasures Lizzy. I had some and tried to clean them. Be very careful. A lot of the paint came right off. Just dust. I learned my lesson. Very pretty in the bowl just as they are.

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  2. Hi Peggy! Good advice and useful reminder! Last year I bought a wonderful old strand, a garland, of ornaments like this---only miniature. And I just HAD to wash them! So silly. The lovely paint washed off with the dust. Now i just dust carefully with a very soft fluffy paintbrush.

    love

    lizzy

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  3. So very lovely! I have some the same ornies. I just love the old treasured ones. Kit

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