Friday, February 4, 2011

Braving the Cold

First let me apologize for not posting any new posts in the last two months. We had an awesome holiday season. Many thanks to Maya at Completely Coastal and also to Debbie at Love of the Sea for featuring our items on their blogs during the holidays. I love following them. If you don't already, you should go check out their blog sites!

No matter where you live in the US, if you've been watching the news this winter you've become well aware of what a cold and brutal winter it has been, especially on the East coast. I was so happy to hear that Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow and hoping spring will indeed come early. But in the meantime, we've been braving the cold temps and snow and visiting the outdoor flea markets. I still can't believe the vendors still show up. Anway, here are a few new items we've found in the cold and snow, some of which have already found a new home.

This is a photo of Marily before and after. I gave her a makeover. She's actually a vintage cast iron bank. Although the rubber stopper in the bottom is missing but could easily be replaced with a cork if you still wanted to use her as a bank. Or just use her as a beautiful decor item. She is still available in my Etsy shop.

This is a beautiful little shabby chic spice rack. I found this at the local flea market and knew my customers would love it and they did! This one is no longer available.

And here's another cold weather flea market find. Anchors away! Nope, it's really Anchors Aweigh...and it's a song. Did you know "Anchors Aweigh" was written in 1906 as a march for the Naval Academy Class of 1907? The music was composed by Lt. Charles A. Zimmerman, bandmaster of the Naval Academy; the lyrics were written by Midshipman Alfred H. Miles. It was first performed at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia in 1906 (Navy beat Army 10-0!).

And these great bookends are available in my Etsy shop while they last.

Thanks for reading my post. I promise to start blogging more. Next I have a great new site to share with you with awesome coastal decor items!


Love of the Sea said...

Hi there - I am going to check out some of the new items in your shop!! I love this little mermaid - how pretty! And thanks for mentioning Love of the Sea. Much appreciated!!! :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Thanks for the mention Carol!! The anchor is precious, love it..., and I saw it's already gone!