This week TheBrenda's Photo Challenge is hosted by Karen M. Thank You Karen. I don't have any difficulty in seeing the beauty around me, often things that I find beautiful no one else does, hence "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
I must admit I'm a basket junkie. When we were first married I went out and bought baskets, my husband had a fit, he said he wasn't working to pay for baskets, well he got over it. As a matter of fact when my beloved niece didn't have a bread basket, I just couldn't believe it, she's been married for 5years. I'll be fixing that.
I also need to draw your attention to the navy blue table cover, that's a tree skirt, a Christmas Tree skirt, it's a huge painting project that I've set my time for as Christmas in July, I love the blue of it I believe its a Catherine Holman Design I'm doing on it, Love Catherine Holman designs.
There are many other things I love to look at, and sometimes buy, when the price is right. I bought this little teacup when I was 12, yes 12, it cost 10cents at Pan Daca's store. I had used my snack money or bus money after polish school. I don't have the saucer for it, but I keep looking and look what I find in the process.
I always figure if I find a saucer for this teacup, I'll have to look for a cake plate to match, because no one has tea without a piece of delicious cake.
This is a figurine I picked up in Poland, about 30 years ago, again a real steal, the lace on the dress is damaged, but at the time I was designing dresses so your petticoat would show and thought that was quite cool.
Just a couple of finds whilst looking for a saucer.
I wasn't looking for the saucer on this adventure, I had gone in to a local florist to get flowers for a friend who's husband had passed away and the florist had a box of dishes on the floor label free to good home. When I checked it out on E Bay it's probably 100 years old and worth somewhere in the $185.00 range. Now that's if I've entered all the info correctly. Antiques Road Show here I come. (along with my $5,000 penny, but that's another blog.)
And then there are the beauties that are closer to my heart. My yard is a mess, as is my house, with all these car parts. My brother in law has nervous twitches every time he sees this. But, if you're a mom, and you've experienced your child moving away, you'll understand why I keep these around. It must mean he'll at least come back for his car.