Saturday, August 30, 2008

Painless Labor

I'll be shut down until Tuesday, but I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day. Trashmouth Debbie

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trash Day Thursday Oops

One should never operate heavy equipment, drive, or try to post when one is tired. I guess if I'm going to put things on the table, you might like to know what they are! This little pink rose planter is made in California #303 $6.00
Here is another made in California pink planter on detachable stand, #307 $8.00
I hope you can see the color on the top of this cutie, patootie hinged trinket box $6.00. The paint on top is raised which doesn't show up. If I were guessing, I'd say this was a made in Japan even though there is crossed arrows on the bottom. I'd tried to photograph the bottom, but the glare made it impossible to see. Sorry, I'll keep trying.
This is a lovely Clarice Cliff,Royal Staffordshire bone dish. The pattern is Tonquin $10.00
And finally, another Clarice Cliff bone dish in the same patter, Tonquin---but, ahh, it's brown $15.00
I'm sorry this was such a messy post. I won't do this again when I'm this tired. If you find any other mistakes, pretend like you don't see them. Maybe this is God's way of keeping me humble.
Same drill, just e-mail me or leave a comment and I'll get back to you. Later-------Debbie

Trash Day Thursday

Y'all forgive me. I was so busy today, I almost forgot to take out the trash. My mother always told me not to air my laundry in public, but since I'm among friends here I go.
This is a popcorn coverlet. It needs some repairs, but it makes a beautiful dust ruffle. I've used it a lot and I do mean a lot. $35.00
This is a round flocked-feeling lace tablecloth. That's the only way I know to describe it. Flocked $5.00
This is just a pretty, little double edged lace thingy. I love, love, love the lace on this one. $6.00
I know y'all are going to be fighting over these. They are straight up, 1960's, 24kt gold plated(I kid you not) soap dishes. They are manufactured in the good ol' USA, straight out of Shreveport, La. Aren't they a hoot? $5.00 pairSold
I like the Greek key pattern on this little tea towel. It's patterned and crocheted on both ends. $3.00 Sold
Here we have what I think is a mantle scarf. It's 48" long, straight on one edge and lace on the other. $12.00
It's hard to show the detail on this 20" fingertip towel. It's really beautiful and would look wonderful in a cabinet. $10.00
This is a double whammy. First up, the darling tulle coat hanger complete with tiny flowers at the top. So sweet it makes your teeth hurt. But then the dress! VaVaVoom-HubbaHubba! It's a ca.70's, Bob Mackie silk sheath, size 6. I'm guessing on the age, since I don't know diddly about vintage clothing, but I really dug the colors. Groovy! $25.00
I probably won't do linens again. They are just too darn hard to photograph. Like this large, metallic thread, embroidered tablecloth. A lot of shiny here, but it just doesn't show. I measured one side and it was 43". There is some staining, but for a fall table it would be fab. $20.00
If you saw anything you might be interested in, leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Chapter II

Due to popular demand, I'm back with Chapter II of Liz & Fran's House of Curiosities. I'll not bore you with a lot of talking on my part, but get right to what y'all want to see. (I may have to do some commentating as we go because I just can't seem to keep my mouth or mind quiet.) So without further adieu, drum roll please, raise the curtain and on with the SHOW!
This one is for the 2Chippy's. Frannie loves her crack head babies.
Parts is parts.
They really have a leg up on displays, don't you agree?
I'm only a bird in a gilded cage.
You don't really think they cook in this kitchen, do you? Surprise, they do.
They did all the mosaic on the countertops themselves. It is gorgeous!
They bought this little piece from me to store pots and pans in, but being Liz & Fran, they had to add drama to it.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the cleverest one of all?
The following shots are of the butler's pantry they transformed into a home office.
Talk about the emperor's new clothes!
They got this pie cupboard from us and transformed it into a computer center. I told you, what box?
OOPS! I'll try and repost this picture later.
I'll end this by driving y'all crazy. There will be a Chapter III! Also, I'd like to play a little game. Look over the pictures and let me know which vignette or item you loved the most. I know there is a lot to choose from, but I think this could be fun. I learned this little game from my friend Portia. If you don't play with me, I might sulk and forget to post Chapter III. How's that for blackmail? Enjoy-Debbie

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Bomb.Com

This is a lighted funeral parlor stand they purchased from us. Is it not the coolest?
The wheelchair will be for sale, but not the carpenter's bench they got from us. Some things they are keeping.
This chandalier is the is it not?
Fran has a passion for trophies. Can you tell?
Don't get attached to these chairs. I bought them some time ago.
This is religious tableau in the dining room on a beautiful sideboard they bought from us.
They customize all their chandaliers.
I hope y'all are ready for some unbelievable displays because wait until you see what I've got to show you today. I hinted about Liz and Fran's home in my previous entry. I'm going to have to do this in a two-parter because there is just so much to see. They are two of the most talented women I have ever met in my life. They don't just think outside the box-they look around and think"What Box?". When they were vendors in antique malls, I was their stalker. I would follow them to whatever venue they were using for selling. When they had a shop in Terrell, I went every week. I had to since everyone else who knew them was doing the same. Liz is an artist and works in every kind of medium, with oil painting being her latest passion. Fran is a visionary who sees in 3-D. Give her a germ of an idea and the wheels start turning. They helped me set up 2 years ago at Zapp and my regular customers didn't even recognize my tent.
As I said before, you are going to love their home beginning with the front porch. They do it up to the nines for holidays. They treat it as another room of the house and are constantly changing it. People in town do drive bys just to see it. Just to give you an idea, this past Christmas, the theme was "I'll Be Home For Christmas" complete with a family of manniquins dressed in 1940's vintage clothing. Dad was in army fatigues, Mom in robe and Jr. wearing flannel p.j.s and his dad's army hat. The tree was all in vintage ornaments. They hung barkcloth curtains, made up a bed, every detail from the 40's was there to see. It was the sweetest tribute to our men and women overseas.
This porch just sets the stage for the rest of the home. It looks like a shop with all the displays around and you are going to see things you wish you could buy. Well guess what? You can. Not everything, but a lot of it. They are about to totally redo the house, s-o-o-o, they will be selling a lot of their collections. They will be holding a yard sale(yes, I said yard sale) this weekend at their home in Terrell. If you are interested in attending, leave a contact # in comments and they'll get back to you. This is only 2 rooms of the house with Chapter II coming later, so I'll stop now and let you get back to oohing and aahing.