Wednesday I spent a few hours at SuzAnnas Antiques, sweeping, dusting, fluffing, and primping the booth after removing all vestiges of Christmas Past. Vanessa, my booth partner, who has gone home for an extended visit, is enjoying time with her family..........and warm Brazilian beaches, lucky gal!
I was pleased with sales over the holiday season even though several items I thought would sell as delightful gifts, such as the neat Queen door hanger, and the sweet crystal beaded bowl, didn't!
Thoughts of Spring are making re-decorating lighter and brighter in the antiques/vintage business. A little yellow here and there as in pretty pastel bowls.....................
...............and I added a pair of delightful English Carlton Ware Fruit Basket pattern grapefruit bowls. Made in the early 1930's, these are in perfect condition without crazing, chips or cracks. I've found one other grapefruit bowl selling online for $90, I am selling this pair for $50 - a steal for a collector, or a lovely gift for someone who loves rare, embossed china.
An urn holding pale yellow tulips on a large wooden trunk is a great piece for storing all kinds of things as you organize - well you are organizing these days, aren't you? Around here so many odds and ends need a new home, either here at the cottage, or somewhere else far away!
More pretty Spring inspired items will be showing up in the weeks to come.............even though we may be shoveling a lot of snow again within a few days!
Do you love being snowbound.......for a couple of days?
Do you make good use of such time - organizing perhaps - or curl up by the fire with a hot chocolate and a great book?