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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My favorite Part........

Hmmmm ~ That title can make things go downhill badly. What I mean is, being a shop owner has many many different jobs and responsibilities on a weekly basis. I know many of you out there already know this. There are the jobs we love to do (Flea Markets on a warm day ~ Estate Sales in grand homes ~ the process of polishing old silver...yes I do really like it) and the things we can live without (Flea Markets on a cold day ~ finding out you bought a reproduction piece, getting notice an item arrived broken). 
One of the things I really like best and look forward to all week long is styling my stock and photographing them. 

Yes, I have the worlds crappiest camera, but it works perfectly fine for me. No bells, no whistles, you can tell by my flash refection in some photos ~ but if I had to worry about a great camera right now, I think my head would explode.  Really I can't hold too much more up there.
Of course I have to wait until the sun is "just right" in my front rooms ~ and cloudy days are a bust! Its all worth it though when a gorgeous shot of a loved item shines through. 
These are a few items I acquired in the past few weeks, the weather has not been cooperating so photos have been on the back-burner. 
Almost Forgot ~ A Little help please. Does anyone know what or who this is???? Isn't it bizarre? I had to have it. I know Ive seen it in several antique shops but the makers mark is totally worn off and my searches are in vain. Because honestly, what can my keywords be:) Many thanks for any help ~ its driving me nuts. 

Linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for another fun White Wednesday ~

Also with Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday ..........and

The lovely Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday ~ All links are on my sidebar ~ please share the love

Have a great week everyone and remember, only 18 days till Daylight Savings Time kicks in:):):) Segway to....HUGE End of Season Clearance Sale at ~ check it out.

Dee XO


  1. Your photos always look great. Love the one with the bottles and the other one with the Dundee jars. Sorry I have no idea what your vase is called but I'm sure someone will. Lots of knowledgeable people out there. (Saw Craig last night:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. Hi Dee, I love your collection of marmalade jars...fabulous! I can't help with identifying the pitcher, sorry. Hopefully someone can help with the mystery.

  3. You have a good eye!
    I have no idea what the pitcher is but I know someone who may...Richard from "My Old Historic Home" knows everything about everything! If you are not following him I think you should!


  4. Oooh! Look!,r:0,s:0

  5. Gosh I'm no help I have no idea about that vase. I know how annoying it can be waiting for the sun to shine wanting to take pics but it's been pretty good lately.
    Now the time to do something with them:)

  6. Hi there ... your pictures are just right!! Simplicity is my motto for 2011 ... Hope you are having a great start of the year... I must check out your shop soon...its been way too long ....HHL

  7. Pretty sure it's a chocolate pot...I've just never seen one with that design before.....

  8. Thank you all so much for the thoughts on my crazy little pitcher ~ turns out, its actually Roseville Pottery and its somewhat popular ~ odd but true. Thanks for all your help.

  9. I love your Dundee jar collection. I see those in the antique shops, but wasn't sure what to do with just one or two. Yours look great together in a group.

  10. Hi Dee. It's freezing cold here and if spring doesn't come soon I am going to FLIP out!

  11. I love photographing things too, but your right, a cloudy day can ruin things. I'm really laughing about that pitcher. I could not imagine, what it might be, lol! Thanks for linking up with VIF, Dee!
    big hugs,

  12. Darling pieces- I love the little busts too~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  13. Love your wonderful pieces! That pitcher is interesting! Looks like you found out the mark! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie


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