Monday, November 30, 2009

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You know me, I find it very hard to resist a bread and butter plate, especially of the restaurant ware variety!  I found two of these darling plates at a thrift shop in Portland recently.  They were just calling out to me!

For inquiring minds (SOURCE):

This is a piece of TEPCO (Technical Porcelain and China Ware Co., El Cerrito, California, 1918-1968); from a Tepco catalog:  "One of our employees, who spent a considerable amount of time in the Hawaiian Islands, returned to the Tepco factory and told us about this beautiful flower that grows everywhere on the islands. After seeing the hibiscus 'Tepco China' decided to use this flower in an over-all pattern, thus calling it 'Hawaiian.'"  The pattern was made during 1930-1960.

Sunday, November 29, 2009



I have an odd thing for office supplies, especially of the vintage sort.  These stickers were found by me in my girlhood bedroom, where I was this past Thanksgiving.  I can't remember where I originally scored them.  I have a few theories:  they came from my grandpa (my grandma used to work for an office supply company); they came from my mom (she knows about the odd thing I have); or I sniped them at a garage sale way back in the day.  I can't remember!  But when I stumbled upon them last week, I was just as charmed as I'm sure I originally was!

Friday, November 27, 2009



Here's the scoop:  I love Christmas!  I'm still growing my very small collection of decorations, therefore I do scan the holiday aisle(s) in the thrifts for small treasures.  My heart swells for homemade ceramics (see Mr. Jack-O-Lantern here), and I have this vision lately to find dozens of ceramic trees to put all over my "mantle" -- a.k.a. the top of one of my cabinets -- thereby creating a forest of fancies.  My grandma made a tree like this way back in the day, and it still fascinates me.  Anyway, this little guy, perhaps a napkin holder at one time, might hold my holiday cards.  Like I get that many!  But who knows...maybe he'll bring me tons this year!


Thursday, November 26, 2009



I saw this little painting propped up in a thrift store and thought I might want to hang it up in my future "reading room."  Even though I doubt it was painted with Oregon in mind, those colors exactly are an Oregon beach.  It was painted at least a few decades ago -- the back of the canvas indicates as such, but unfortunately it's not signed so I can't offer a little thank-you to the artist. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  ♥

Friday, November 20, 2009



A nice Pyrex surprise found at the Goodwill.  Love this pattern!

Saturday, November 14, 2009



Finally!  I have the whole set: yellow, green, red, and now the blue nesting mixing bowls...and I found two blues at once!  They're definitely prettier in person than this picture...I'll have to photograph the bowls altogether.  Make them feel special, you know?  Teehee.

Friday, November 13, 2009



Hope your Autumn season has been crisp and that you make a fire in your fireplace in my name!  We've had a very warm fall here, but that changed this morning (thankfully!).  I put these Pyrex pieces out for my Halloween display and they're hanging on through what remains of Autumn.  I love them altogether like this.

A few (but very few) recent trips to the thrifts turned up some goodies which I'll share here soon.