The world! Okay, the planet earth can't really be considered vintage since it is prehistoric, but this globe lamp is definitely vintage. I love this globe, but learned early not to send Sydney looking at it to find a country because the world has changed significantly since it was made. I love the fact that it lights up and that it is sooo cool when lit. I found it at a garage sale a long time ago and it took me a while to figure out how to get in it to change the bulb, but I finally got in without breaking it.
And, the next two things are items I picked up at an estate sale last Friday. The first is a water carafe with an inverted cup that sits on top. I love these, but they're so impractical down here where anything with cold water in it will sweat like crazy, but I still love them. This one was at a great price, but there's no maker's stamp on the bottom, so probably not very valuable. But, the light blue is fantastic!
And, this rooster, I fell in love with and felt sorry for. For some reason, the red on the comb and the beard were painted on top of the glazed finish. I guess that was so they wouldn't shine. I've been toying with the idea of repainting them, but haven't decided. The previous owner collected roosters and there was quite a selection spread out on a table. But, this was the one I was attracted to. He was the oldest, and oddly enough, was only marked 10 cents, but when I went to pay, they didn't want to give me 90 cents change, so just gave me the rooster. Who can complain about anything free! Right now, he's sitting on the back of my stove, but I won't let him stay there long. He needs a better (cleaner) place. And, I want to find a small container to put in the hole and fill it with toothpicks. It's too deep if I don't put something in it, but I haven't found anything small enough yet. It's only about an inch across and the whole rooster is maybe 5" tall and 5" from beak to tail.
On a quilty note, I gave up on the teeth for the nutcracker block last night and just gave him a great gold chin. I tried three different things last night and am tired of working on that. I've spent as much time on those teeth as I have any of the other whole blocks for the quilt. Decision made, action taken, and we're moving along.
Vintage Thingies Thursday is hosted by my new friend Suzanne at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-thingies-thursday-sewing.html. Go over and see the sewing patterns she has posted and see the other vintage items that you can get to through her links at the bottom of the post.
Y'all take care and we'll see ya' round the net. Lane