Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Vacation Booty! Vacation Booty! I Swear...This Vacation Was Like Living An Episode Of American Pickers. Status: Can't Help Myself.
Is that it? Is that all we brought home? Oh no my friend...oh no! This is just a little part of it. This bunch all came from one shop in Cave City just down the street from the Wigwam Village.
It's not a huge haul but we had to find something to do as a pretty good rainstorm hit town that
first day. It was short lived and cooled the air something comfortable! It did on the other hand
provide a bit of adventure while we were shopping. Seems the building air conditioner started
smoking on the roof during the downpour which alerted the local fire department who showed
up in full on fire fighting gear! Axes and helmet! They must have thought I was nuts. I barely
looked up to say hi...I was busy poking and prodding through all the stuff. They probably
thought..."uhm, dude...the building might be on fire, aren't you a little concerned?". I figured if
the situation got to that point they'd show me the door pretty quickly. Turns out it was just some
steam, or at least that's what everybody decided the best explanation was. No fire was found.
This Canonsburg Temporama small chop plate was hidden behind lot's of general "antique
mall stuff". I almost passed it by. These finds are always the best. Nothing else in the booth
suggested I'd find this plate. Nothing else had that vintage modern vibe at all and the price
reflected that. Yup, I got it cheap! I don't plan on starting a collection of this pattern (but we
know how that goes!) so I'll be making this plate available on c-list shortly.
These two salt / pepper shakers (they each have BOTH salt AND pepper shakers built in), as
well as all the following pieces, were in a booth that was 50% off! These, of course, are the
Girlfriends. We need to come up with more display space for her collection. It's growing at an
How about this liqueur bottle! It's made in Italy. Totally Googie. What kind of liqueur do you
suppose I should keep in it? Peppermint Schnapps? Oooo...how about Goldschlager? That's
not only good for shots, but would look pretty in there too! Maybe I should just make a lava
lamp out of it! That'd be pretty cool, huh.
I bought this because I still hadn't found the Russel Wright pitcher! I thought, well...it'll keep a
spot warm in the china cabinet until I find the real thing. Silly me. But how could I have known
that I was going to find it's replacement well before it ever would have a chance to occupy the
china cabinet at all! It's still a great pitcher. And I find that it's color and shape fit nicely with the
Russel Wright stuff. I think the "pattern" is California Casual but since there isn't a pattern
name on the piece and there isn't any decoration to identify, I'm just not sure. Anybody know?