September 22, 2018

Welcome, Autumn!

Autumn is such a glorious time of year!
A season when the chilly air calls us
to snuggle into our sweaters while sipping our
favorite warm drinks from mugs.
Enjoy my selection of things that speak of autumn.
Crisp, cozy, autumn.

"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall."
-Oscar Wilde

Alan Shapiro Photography

Curious Print Pattern

"Wild is the music of autumnal winds amongst the faded woods."
-William Wordsworth

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
-Albert Camus

"And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep 
and autumn was awakened." -Raquel Franco

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."
-William Cullen Bryant

"How beautifully leaves grow old! How full of life and color are their last days!"
-John Burroughs

Want more?

September 20, 2018

Beautiful Blue Peacock Pottery

As you know, I'm a major fan of hand-thrown pottery,
so I was happy to find Blue Peacock Pottery on Etsy. 
The talented artist is Marisa Krivachek of Saint Lucas, Iowa.
Marisa creates terrific mugs, bowls, platters and more,
with interesting shapes and eye-catching glazes.
I really like her style, don't you?

Find more of Marisa's creations here: 

September 16, 2018

Hardware Gizmos at the Morningstar Marketplace in Thomasville, PA

My husband and I were driving on Rt. 30, 
through Thomasville, PA, which is just west of York.
The Morningstar Marketplace caught our eye
and we had no choice but to veer over and check it out.

Along with farm market vendors with a super selection of fruits and vegetables, 
other foods were available like baked goods, meats, and cheeses.
Vendors also sold typical flea market antiques and such, plus
crafts, collectibles, garden plants and tons more.

Our favorite by far was a large tent with an enormous selection
of what I'd have to describe as hardware store items.
It was fun to just dig through things and neb into bins and boxes.
Lots of curiosities to pique our interests, that's for sure.

A song from Disney's "Little Mermaid" came to mind...
gadgets and gizmos aplenty, whozits and whatzits galore, thing-a-mabobs...
you get the idea.

There was such a wide variety of totally random items!
Before ya knew it, I was snapping photos. 
(My hubby has come to expect this and knew it was coming.
God bless him for being patient with me when I get started.)

So here is just a small representation of some of the stuff we saw~

 First, we'll get to the nuts and bolts of the place...😉

A flyswatter in any pastel shade that could suit your fancy.

For the kiddies-

Now, what little boy wouldn't love these?

Or, better yet... is that really what I think it is? Yup.

Here's the Morningstar Marketplace website.

September 12, 2018

Collections: Sturdy Vintage Pyrex

Vintage Pyrex. Highly collectible.
Popular, colorful, retro fun!
 Great to display and show off, but still ready to use in the kitchen!
Enjoy some Pyrex Eye Candy!

Here's a chart with just some of the many patterns~

Seasonal displays~

Pyrex dates back to 1915.
How 'bout this cute & quirky vintage ad?

Here's the Pyrex website.

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