Sunday, March 28, 2010
I have always adored the Made in Germany Waechtersbach Christmas pattern. Always! I grew up with one single piece of it that my mom brought out at Christmastime - a mug. It was my favorite mug because it said 1979 on it, my birth year, and because it long kept my cocoa hot. When I see the pattern now, and I know you can still buy it new in department stores, I get happily nostalgic.
Now, I've been scouring the thrifts and for the first time in months, this purchase is one I'd actually consider a score. I found both bowls at a Goodwill, bottom shelf (I'm adding bottom shelf since I now have a belly; bending down is like an Olympic sport and mine was a gold medal performance). There were two other pieces: a cupcake stand and a tray, but both were chipped beyond my liking. Since it was "Christmas," both pieces were half price. So the total came to a whopping five bucks and change. Woohoo!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A baby is on the way, a baby is on the way! I'm due to have a little boy in June and we're naming him George. Things may turn a little childish here...!
I am searching the thrifts for this 1970s children's lit series...it was a favorite of mine as a little girl. I'm hoping to find some to -gasp- tear apart and maybe frame for his nursery (which, by the way, I haven't even started!). These are the sweetest hippos; their silly stories could make you smile even on your worst day!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I remember the first time I learned of Liberty; I was thirteen and somewhere on the East Coast with my mom. We were touring material shops in the Northeast and one of our stops was like a Liberty warehouse. The prints on their own were plenty charming, but the feel of the cotton mesmerized me! I didn't have enough spending money to buy any yardage, but I'm glad I didn't - the memory alone is worth enough. And now as you probably know, Liberty is at Target! Glee! I only wish it were a permanent fix.
Taking a page from my mom's own book and perfecting the birthday gift that is a bunch of little, thoughtful presents in one big package and using it on her! Her birthday is approaching in early April and I found this sweet little creamer to put in her package.
It reads, on the bottom, "Made in America." I like that! The brand is Lamberton Scammell and through painless detective work I discovered it is an old brand of restaurant ware (also, not very common).