Monday, August 30, 2010

SOME THRIFTY TREASURES FOR TUESDAY

I have a few thrifty finds that I haven't shown you yet, so here they are! 

I found this Blue Ridge Pottery plate at the thrift
It has a chip, but for 35 cents it will look cute on someone's wall
Who doesn't love Pyrex?  
These two bowls were at the thrift and since it was
Sr Day I got 30% off!! 
Love this pattern, Spring Blossom

I have long wished for a piece of 
Pink Milk Glass....finally found one I could afford
Pink Milk Glass is hard to photograph and get the gorgeous soft pink color.  This piece was in a thrift for $2
Check out this pattern
Lots of staining on the inside of this piece
I did some research and found this information

During the 1950s Jeannette introduced Cameo Glassware consisting of “exquisite traditional styling in gleaming milk white,” according to a catalog page published in the Collector’s Encyclopedia of Milk Glass by Bill and Betty Newbound. Competing with many other companies, their bowls, compotes and covered dishes looked similar to those made by Westmoreland and Fenton although Jeanette’s milk glass wares were nowhere near as plentiful in terms of the quantity produced.
Jeanette’s most popular milk glass with collectors is the company’s Shell Pink line. Made in the late 1950s for a short time, this line incorporated many different patterns and mold shapes in pale pink milk glass. While Fenton, Fostoria and Cambridge also had their versions of pink opaque glass, Jeanette’s Shell Pink comes to mind most often when collectors refer to mid-century milk glass with a rose tint.  This is a candy jar missing it's lid but still gorgeous!

I am very happy to have this piece 
I am joining in two fun parties today
Go visit Linda at Coastal Charm
&

Always,
Linda

Sunday, August 29, 2010

THIS WEEKS THRFTY/YARD SALE FINDS!

What a busy week but I managed to visit a few Thrift Shops and one yard sale.  Here are my finds for the week!

 Remember I am trying to be more selective in my buying
 I found 3 green Harlequin plates and some books at a Thrift store in Athens, GA on Saturday.  I had lunch with my daughter and son in law and we stopped at this thrift store.  Everything was very cheap!!!  I got the 3 plates, 4 books and a cool glass for Blake for $2.50 
Driving over to Athens to see the kids I stopped at a church yard sale and found this red travel case for 50 cents
I only paid 25 cents for this old Fiesta cup
 I also got the 3 qt clear glass Pyrex bowl for $1

At a Salvation Army Store I found these two items


A vintage restaurant creamer and a ruffled edge milk glass dish
Both of these items were $1 each
I also found these spoons with the bamboo handle and a old refrigerator dish (at least I think that is what it is) without a lid
The refrig dish was $1.49 but half price so only 75 cents! 

I am joining in with a lot of other junkin friends 
Go visit DEBBIE here 

Thanks Rhoda

THIS IS MY 200TH POST OF 2010 

I'm sure this calls for another giveaway! 

Stay tuned!

Always,
Linda

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY!

Hi all!  In an attempt to post more of my photography I am joining in with Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday!  This is my first offering! 

 Side of church in Cades Coves, Tennessee
Inside the church
Please visit the other wonderful participants in
Always,
Linda

Thursday, August 26, 2010

RAINBOW SUMMER SCHOOL ~ BLUE

I'M LATE, I'M LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE! 

Miss Jenny's Summer School 
I have an excuse!  A really good one!

I was helping one of my best friends Terry celebrate her 50th Birthday!  So I hope all is forgiven.
I'm going to share a old post I did all about Blue

BLUE MONDAY - ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN


Today I'm posting some photos I took last year at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.  Such a fun place to visit and different flowers blooming all year long along with great fountains and other displays... 


 
The following information is from the Botanical Gardens website:

Created for the Atlanta Botanical Garden in 2004, Dale Chihuly's Levy Parterre Fountain Installation is a one-of-a-kind sculpture in blue and white, interpreting shapes and colors of water, ice and sky. A captivating assemblage of twisting, brightly colored glass, the sculpture sparkles in Levy Parterre Fountain, where it is especially lovely lit up after dark. See it sparkle from a whole new perspective, the top of the recently renovated Alston Overlook.
This is one gorgeous fountain!  My photo does not do it justice.

One of my favorite spots in the gardens is the Lilly Pond

 





  The reflections are so pretty and the blue's are beautiful!




Thanks Miss Jenny!  Please visit all the other Blue posts

Always,
Linda

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A DESERT ROSE TEA

Today the heat abated a little and I could breathe!
I took my tea to the deck!
I wanted to use my Desert Rose Teapot found for $1 at a yard sale
 I have a teacup and saucer both thrifted at different times
The Zinnias are almost gone (heat exhaustion) but I found a few with a touch of pink for my tray
This cute bunny bud vase was 50 cents at a yard sale
Pink napkin with a napkin ring also from the thrifts.  I only have one of these rings but perfect for a tea tray.
I love the details on the teacup handle
This decorative scarf was bought at the Worlds Longest Yard Sale
According to some the Desert Rose by Franciscan Ware is the most popular American Dinnerware of all time and is still a best seller!  
This company first produced this dinnerware in California, then it was sold and was produced in England.  The Desert Rose pattern was first introduced in 1941.  A timeless and beautiful pattern.
Join me?  I'll grab another cup! 



I'm joining in these fun parties today

At Artful Affirmations
At Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Linda at Coastal Charm

Always,
Linda

Sunday, August 22, 2010

SUMMER IN THE SMOKIES

I enjoy living in Georgia!  Well except for the unbearable heat we've had this summer, but that has happened all over the country so I guess I can say....I enjoy living in Georgia!  We are close to the Atlantic Ocean, The Gulf of Mexico and the glorious Mountains!  A day's drive can get you to so many wonderful and different places. 

Not long ago Mr ALC and I took a trip north to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!  Of course we had our camera's and I want to share some of my photos with you.  These photos were taken in Cades Cove in Tennessee.
  This area was settled in the 1800's by farmers and the hardships they endured were incredible but they hung on and made themselves a community in this breathtaking place.

 This church was so pretty against the blue sky
We went inside
Plain wooden benches
I loved the light pouring into this dark room
Old Grave Markers
This man fought in the Revolutionary war
Beautiful carvings
Newer headstone 1927
Most of these headstones are so old the engraving has worn away

Life was hard but this community grew 
There were so many farms and buildings I didn't get photos of them all.  We will be going again to Cades Cove, maybe in the fall.
Near Gatlinburg, TN is Running Fork Motor Nature Trail
It was closed due to renovations but we were able to visit the first farmhouse on the trail
This is a 'saddlebag log home'
Fireplace
Loved this back porch
Just a short way from the cabin
 Was the Barn

I hope you will have a chance to visit this incredible and huge national state park sometime. We are lucky to live so close!

Wishing you wonderful memories of your summer
I am joining Seasonal Sundays at

I hope you will visit and see what Summer has meant to 
so many other bloggers!

Always,
Linda