Friday, March 23, 2012

Recent Purchases... or is that Nectarine???

Gentle Readers and Dear friends I do thank you for all your help with my Blogger problem... I am still trying to fix it... I am really happy that it is not just me and my ineptitude with computers that is the cause.
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Today's week end wrap up post is gonna be a short one.  I forgot to show the bits I picked up last weekend while out doing our regular estate/consignment/Goodwill shopping....


... although not much was acquired, what I did get I was pretty excited about.  From l to r - I found this great coffee table book of Royal Portraiture by Beaton - published in 1988 it looks brand slap new - and for a few $'s worth every penny.  When it was published 20+ years ago the cost was $45 so I was a winner with that one.  Then there is the small majolica milk jug - mid circa 1840-60 - English...  $4 - how on earth could I pass on that.  Usually these type of jugs have identical scenes on each side, this one has different scenes on each side - one side is a hunting scene the other is a gypsy camp scene - these silly things go for some big bucks and as I always say - you gotta know just a ittle bit more than the next guy to make it pay!!  Then the last thing was a hard back copy of "The Boleyn Inheritance."  I just finished "The Constant Princess" and thoroughly enjoyed it - I really have avoided Philippa Gregory books thinking they would be like historical Harlequin Romances, but to my great surprise "TCP" turned out to be a super de duper read and this one is also turning out to be a great read.  I really like that she lends a voice to the secondary characters in history.  There are a couple of estate sales out there for tomorrow so who knows what I'll find!!

Now, regarding Today's Post title..  you know I love me my Chucks - and I have way too many pairs of them, well, I certainly needed another!!  So I went surfing on the net and found some on sale at Sears - slam bam slap me ma'am - and they were bought - and arrived yesterday.... and I got them on right now ......


......and Rico hates them!!  I always have my camera with me so I just took this snap (how ugly is our carpet at work??) I think they are really orange, but they are called "Nectarine."  I often have a hard time finding them in my size - not that I have an odd sized foot - it is a 10 - what it is, is a very common size and usually the 10's are all gone - or only high tops are left - I do not like high tops.... sweaty ankles, don't you know!!  Like I don't like to wear long sleeve shirts - I hate anything around my wrists or ankles - I am just wierd that way!!  Another tid bit about me that you couldn't live without!
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That's about it for the week sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by and for you great comments!!!  Do stop again.

Take care,
edgar

26 comments:

ariadne said...

The shoes are lovely! I would call them sour orange as these are so popular nowadays in Greece!AriadnefromGreece!

Shelly said...

I'll join you on that 'weird' wagon Edgar! I don't like long-sleeve tee's or blouses. Especially those that button at the wrist! I'm checking out a 3-family estate sale tomorrow myself. Hope you find some great stuff on your end!

Have a great weekend!

Margaret said...

Nice purchases! I love majolica and would love to own a piece someday. And Philipa Gregory -- I love her books too! I think I OD'ed on them for a while, but I do enjoy them. Love the chucks -- I think they're a great color!

Vicki said...

Love the shoes! Envious of your majolica! Have a great weekend...

milly said...

Hello

Lovely purchases and those Chucks are a great colour!

Mama Joan said...

Thanks Edgar for the interesting little tidbits about you. I enjoy them. Great colorful shoes:) Have a great weekend,

Mary said...

Love your chucks...my favorite color. I just got some orange crocs. Styling!!!!

CalamityJr said...

Oh, what my daughter wouldn't give for those shoes, lol! She's a graduate of the University of Illinois - go orange and blue.

Beth said...

I think your Chuck's are lovely. I have one pair of black ones that are shot, I need to get some new ones. How many pair do you have?

Daffycat said...

I am so glad to hear I am not the only one that doesn't like long sleeves or tight-at-the-ankle shoes! I always get long sleeved shirts at Christmas =(

Mouse said...

ohhh I am with you on those shoes :) do they do them in mice sizes hahahaha ... nice estate hauls as well :0 love mouse xxxx

Debbie said...

FIRST TIME VISITING YOUR LOVELY BLOG, AND THOUGHT TO SAY HELLO!

Christie said...

LOVE the shoes!!! They are a great color.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Find yourself an orange, uh, nectarine shirt and you'll be all set to visit the University of Tennessee Vols!

Julie said...

Had a lovely catch up read here Edgar. Your framer did a wonderful job with your beautiful stitched pieces. Enjoy your latest reading book.

Katherine said...

Cute shoes! This week, The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) was in the news because she was playing field hockey with the England Olympic team. The newscasters all made a big deal over what they called her tangerine jeans. I only say this because you are apparently interested in British Royalty and perhaps Rico would like them better if they were tangerine? I love Gregory too! I have her Virgin's Lover on my desk waiting to be read.

Denise said...

Love the shoes! And I'm with you on the long sleeves! eek.

Great finds last weekend - way to go!

marly said...

Colored shoes make even ordinary clothes great. Orange canvas with jeans is better than an expensive dress with black oxfords!

becki said...

LOVE LOVE those Chucks!!!! My jr high colors were orange and white, so that is the exact ones our team wore. GO COUGARS!!

Christine said...

I LOVE the orange Converse. I actually like the high tops but it does take an inordinately long time to put the buggers on!

Mother of Mayhem said...

I like those Chucks, although they look pumpkin-colored to me! You always seem to find the best stuff to buy at the sales. Wasn't Cecil Beaton involved in the filming of "My Fair Lady"? Anyways, look forward to reading more of your adventures.

Karen in Maryland

Susan said...

Great finds. And I don't see anything wrong with the shoes. I work in DC and everyone wears brown, black or grey, I'd love a pair of shoes this color just to spark things up a bit.

Anne said...

Those shoes are great and bright and happy! I love them! I also love the Cecil Beaton book you found! So great! Love Phillipa Gregory books too!! Have you picked up any Anne Easter Smith books? She's historical fiction too, sort of like Gregory but she writes from pre-Tudor times.

Tracey said...

Great finds! And I love Chucks! I have a black pair with pink trim. :) Wore them today as a matter of fact.

Stitchinowl said...

I love Converse sneakers! Orange is a fun, tropical color - enjoy them. Now you are making me want to buy a pink or purple color just for the heck of it!
Carolyn

Edgar said...

Yes, he was the Costume and Art Director for My Fair Lady... and did a wonderful job - winning both Art Direction and Costume Oscars for his work!!