Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Night Sky And Other Offerings!

Here we come to the last offering for our October sale. Oops. No. You can't have any of these for 1/2 off. Sorry. I must say I'm confused. Anyway, these lovely items from the night sky are beautiful as well as beautifully priced.
I must say our beautiful jewelry case is looking bereft these days. It's waiting for new offerings, come next week. Still, there are some interesting things here. I like that necklace toward the left that looks like an offering for a cashmere sweater in Autumn colors. Sorry, I'm not featuring the sweater. Those great silver buttons are still there, too. Doesn't anyone sew anymore?

Before I take us on a tour of these shelves, I have to say that if any of the items you see in the store have a white rectangular sticker on them they're not half price. I just peeked at both shelves in their full glory and hey, I'm nervous, there are such great things here. Truly, truly beautiful! If the item you're interested in doesn't have that blasted sticker, you're OK. It's half price. There's some of that thirties depression glass there--actually, maybe quite a bit and that's an absolutely lovely vase on the lower shelf, all the way to the right and there's a lot of other good stuff here: pitchers, coffee pots, vases and more. This wasn't quite shot with the "between the legs" dexterity (you've seen tennis players do that, right?) but I must say I am getting good at taking these pictures. I'll really claim that, after I see the full blown version. All of this goes for half price Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week and then the sale is only a memory. October comes to an end soon and that's when this sale bids goodbye too. Haven't you just loved this sale?
Again, watch out for the rectangular sticker. Is that hale and hearty Minnesotan, the proud pheasant, still there? Yes, and you can take it home for 1/2 price, as well as anything else in this cupboard, unless, of course, it has that rectangular white sticker. I remember Fall days in Minneapolis at our home on Lake Harriet: a brisk October wind blowing, and an even heartier version of this guy in our yard. Little cups grace the fourth shelf from the bottom and what is that silly thing almost square in the center, second shelf from the bottom? The chef from the movie with the clever rats? Oooo I love him. It's got to be him! I can't wait to see if that's him--or a reasonable facsimile. I'd take that reasonable facsimile and go on a pretend party. Actually, I can't go on that pretend party, after all. When I peeked I had to look at what I thought was that chef or its facsimile and the mistake is so funny I just had to leave it. I didn't peek at anything else, I do so love being surprised. There's another lovely, perhaps depression glass bowl, just waiting to hold a Thanksgiving offering of apples. The platter close by has to be depression glass, but I'll only know when I see it hale and hearty.
Here you have our Dollar Rack once again, and sorry, everything here is still a dollar. I am becoming more and more fond of fabrics. There is a lovely red jacket and a pink one just to the left of it and believe it or not, the sleeve of a red striped blouse that would go beautifully with either one peeking out at you all the way to the left. A couple of men's stern gray jackets hang in the center and a potpourri of shirts of many colors to perk them up peek out here and there. I'm not for gray on my guy but with a lovely shirt to liven it up and pull out all those gradations of gray, that I'd go for!

Above the rack, you see just a bit of that wonderful Nut Tree artist's work. Sorry, I've just been told--the blessed white sticker again so anything by the artist that's in the shop is full price. Do have a grand time shopping and watch for that white, rectangular sticker!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Misplaced Set of Keys... The Confusion!

A set of misplaced keys prevented me from taking pictures at the shop this week so I'm featuring pictures I took which I just happened to have on hand from last week. How about that for brilliance? I again want to point out the wonderfulness of this cupboard. All of these items have been appraised. None--repeat NONE of these items are part of our October 1/2 sale but aren't they lovely? Look at that rose colored glass on the bottom shelf; the oblong glass dish on the shelf above it; that wonderful jumble of little cups above that and I do love that large decorated wooden platter on the top shelf.
Don't you love fabrics? Here we have a lovely collection of them among women's jackets. Browse in comfort from your overstuffed chair at home. I'm dying to make my own personal tour. I think you know I like bright--how about that bright green one in the middle countered by the bright blue to the right?
Okay, just to repeat, we are in the middle of our October 1/2 off sale so everything you see here is 1/2 off. How about that? No more are you guys interested in plain--plain used to be the order of the day. A man perked up his wardrobe with ties. Ties! About time. How long did the white shirt reign supreme? Too long. Here you see an interesting assemblage of men's goodies--shirts and jackets, one jacket square in the middle just waiting for the right guy. Maybe it's already been claimed. I wonder whether that red shirt just behind it is really a sweater? I do get frustrated not being able to see what's actually there until I post.
The men definitely have it this time. I scrunched over a little more to the left on the bottom shelf because I became fascinated by all those shirts. Who says men's clothes aren't bright? Here you have bright--bright yellow and bright red and one mostly red shirt that looks like it's heading for Hawaii. Hey, take me along!

Here are men's slacks--one looks like it's dying to join the shirt heading to Hawaii. Like that antique cupboard, men's slacks have been sadly neglected. No more.

This is the same Dollar Rack from last week. Hey, no problem! I've had it on the best authority that this same rack is on display this week with some items added to it. All these items are still all to be had for $1.00. Sorry. No 1/2 off here!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Backwards!

The Dollar Rack disliked being in first position so much it deleted itself first time around. I soon convinced it to show itself again. It again has a host of good things!

I am really backwards, Guys, but once you have the pictures loaded forget about changing them around. They're most stubborn. Trot into the kitchen room and you'll see this cupboard all the way to the front. I love that tray on the second from the bottom shelf. I've been eyeing it, actually. You're lucky it's still there.
Another artistic pleasure to enjoy. Look at those mugs on the top shelf and that dark frying pan perched so invitingly, second shelf from the bottom. I do like this shelf when it's in its artistic mood!
Come in from the kitchen room and you'll find this cupboard, all the way to the front. The October sale has cleared some things but some new things beckon!
I'm calling this the Pheasant Cupboard, in honor of the guy on the top shelf. He looks like a Pheasant. If he looks like a Pheasant, hey he's a Pheasant!
I have not featured this cupboard often, not knowing what to do with Pig who sits at the top and looks disdainfully at my efforts to include him and not leave anything off my picture. That is impossible so this shelf does not get the attention it deserves. Some if not all of these items are appraised, so expect to pay more for them.

I promise I won't go at this exercise backwards again. I hope I didn't make anyone dizzy.