6/20/09

Turquoise Sunday

Okay, so time passes and things get better...THANK GOODNESS!! Anyway, Thursday afternoon, the kid and I had a nice chat and Friday, I had the day off and got all my errands done and a cmas block finished and Friday night, I stayed up late and worked on my leader/ender. I was using a bad fabric in my lights and I know that part of a leader ender is that it shouldn't be matchy-matchy, but it was really throwing my triple irish chain into chaos.


After therapy, we went driving in the country and had a nice small town lunch. We love to do that. Most of the time, we touch everything we see in all the antique shops and spend about $4.99 and have a ball. But, today was a little different. We found tons of stuff...cheap! and later I realized it was all turquoise. Not sure what the significance of that color was for today, but it sure found me and just kept jumping out in front of me.



First, we found a shade to go on our old turquoise lamp. This poor lamp has had the most hideous shade on it for years and we found this one for $4. It's one of the old heavy paper shades with the fibers showing, like really good vellum and leather laces holding that to the frame.
Then I found this. It's an iron cord holder and you clamp it to the board and it keeps the cord out of the way. When I was a kid, Mrs Statham had one and I thought it was the most clever thing in the world, and have lusted for one since I became a quilter and really started to use my iron A LOT. Anyway, now I have one and I can't wait to get it on the board and give it a spin.
We've been collecting this set of dishes for years (okay, so I'm a sucker for dishes), picking up a piece here and a piece there and enjoying the hunt. About 25 percent of what is below we already had and we went into an antique shop and found the rest. She wanted several hundred dollars for it and I said I couldn't afford that and she said make me an offer and I said $50, just to be polite, but expecting her to turn me down...and she didn't. She upped it to $60 and we spent the next 15 minutes wrapping it in paper. Love it. And, it's the brightest turquoise you ever saw. Now, I've gotta find somebody to invite to breakfast soon. It will be the perfect set for that.
A fun day for all. Sydney picked out a few things with her pocket money, but I'm about asleep, so I'll have to wait to post pics of that tomorrow. Y'all have a great evening and I'll see you around the net. Lane

7 comments:

Becky said...

What marvelous finds, Lane! I wish I was closer....I would definitely love to eat a meal on those beautiful dishes!! I love the color turquoise. It just looks so clean and happy!
Have a restful day.....

kwiltmakr said...

That iron cord holder, my mom had one when I was growing up. I can understand your desire to have one. I used to love to watch my mom iron and the thing swayed back and forth. Love your finds. Nothing like a day out bargain hunting.

Piece by piece said...

Sounds as if you had a fun day, love your turquoise dishes. By the way, so glad I found you again to read your trials and tribulations concerning your family and quilting. Patricia

MaryMM said...

Wonderful finds!! I too remember one of those iron cord holders along with the shaker bottle of water to moisten the cloths for ironing. Will stop aging myself now.....rest well. Mary

Vesuviusmama said...

oh, invite ME to breakfast! Those dishes are darling! And I love the lampshade. I've actually been toying with the idea of making a fabric shade with the pieces of a lampshade that suffered the wrath of two clumsy, wrestling boys. I've never seen an iron cord holder before - very interesting!

CapLady-Molly said...

You really had a great find day. Do you ever hit all the stores in Round Rock ? We used to when we lived in Rockdale, when we lived in Austin there was enough stores there so we didn't have to go out of town. I love your dishes, the color really brightens things up. So will it be breakfast or brunch ? Very nice

Nancy said...

Oh, I LOVE the iron cord holder and wish I could find one, especially in a fun color. I live two doors from a thrift shop and usually have great luck in there. I collect creamware and transferware and have found many pieces there. Your dishes are great!