Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Finds

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I promised and here it is - the trove of treasure I bought from Linda at A La Carte.

The thrill of the hunt is sometimes surpassed by the thrill of someone shopping for you.

Linda is purging her collections and asked if I would be interested in them.

For several weeks she would send pics for me to choose.

Of course if you read her blog, you know it would not be Linda without a piece of pink McCoy pottery.

A pair of black glass creamers.

The blue sugar and creamer with the black rims are darling.

Then there are the cobalt blue cousins. 

Dinner service for six with a sugar and a creamer to match.

Three creamers of various sizes.

A small bud vase.

A pair of S&P's.

Two serving plates and a small bowl.

Amber glass candy dish with the lid intact.

Two green sherbets.

A large family of kitchen tools.

My favorite is the aqua pot strainer.

Or it might be the tiny measuring scoop in the middle.

A whole clan of creamers.

Chicken S&P's.

Leaf dishes - probably bridge ash trays.

Bulova clock radio twins - fraternal, not identical.

Probably born mid-1960's.

Yes, they work.

I was able to pick up three AM stations clearly.

Both do have snooze buttons.

There was another box of assorted trays and other items.

When bloggers meet, you know there will be presents.

Linda's gift to me was so special it brought tears to my eyes.

She gave me several photographs of her paternal grandmother. (She had duplicates.)

So from baby ...

To young girl ....

To beauty queen of Ottumwa, Iowa ...

To a young woman with beautifully marcelled hair,

I present Miss Emmagene Sinclair.

Thank you so much, Linda.  I will treasure these.

See y'all!

My Etsy shop is on vacation so I can clean up a bit and clear out items lingering too long.

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  1. What gorgeous photos from Linda! I also like the cobalt glass. xoxo su

  2. Very sweet gift from Linda. Her grandmother was quite beautiful. sb

  3. My mom used to have that pot strainer except hers had a green handle. Don't know what happened to it. LOVED it! Wish they still made them. What fun shopping at a friend's house!!

  4. My dealer friends and I buy for each other quite a bit. We also recently started trading items that seem to do better in each others separate malls.

  5. I am so glad my treasures found a new home with you! I know you will sell some and keep some. I would not share those photos with just anyone, but I KNEW you would treasure them. She was a beauty wasn't she. Oh, and I've already started another small pile of things for soon.

  6. Wow, those pictures are so sweet, what a great gift! She certainly was beautiful :o)


  7. Swooning over so many of your item's from Linda !! Please get your Etsy shop reopened soon , I'm having Donna withdrawal !!
    Happy a wonderful weekend my friend , TT & Yogi 😊

  8. Miss Emmagene was stunning! You got some wonderful things from Linda. I'm feeling a bit jealous of all the little creamers. ;)

  9. Such great treasures! How nice for Linda to let go so you can have them all. Love the series of pictures of Emmagene. So special!

  10. The leaf dishes can be used for candy or nuts!

  11. Great stuff Linda offered to you. The photos are really special and even more special that she shared them with you.

  12. The cobalt glass is my favorite. I love the creamers and the shakers! You always find such delightful things, and I love living vicariously through you! Enjoy!

  13. How enjoyable to see all of the treasures. The cobalt blue glass is such a lovely shade of blue and always catches my eye whenever I see it.

  14. Oh, my goodness! Those cobalt pieces are fabulous. I have never seen blue salt and pepper shakers like that.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  15. Wow! Amazing gifts... Wonderful for us to look at, too!

  16. I saw Linda's post all about your fun time together. You sure came home with a load of fabulous goodies. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  17. Great fun! Love all your cobalt blue pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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