Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you so much for your kind comments!! I'll try and get some inside snaps on our next visit to the Basilica, it is a lovely and well appointment space. I also wanted to mention how wonderful it is to see so many new followers!! Thanks for joining up to follow.
Today is going to be a shortish post as I am still stitching on an exchange piece. I wanted to show the things I picked up out and about ...
Starting with the blue and white transfer ware platter, I found that when I was in Florida and it just arrived via Safe Ship. While in Florida I took some time to shop the various Thrift, Consignment and Antique Shops and Malls - in the greater Daytona Beach area. I did some research before I left and found quite a few places to keep me busy. In a rather large space called "Nicole's Beach Street Antique Mall" I found this great platter. The pattern is "Canova" by T Meyer c. 1830-50. It was a super price and on sale so how could I pass it up! Moving to the right is a "new" to me copy of Charles Dickens' Christmas Stories, published by Rainbow Classics of Ohio in 1946. As you might remember I collect "A Christmas Carol" books and often find that "ACC" is included in larger volumes of Christmas Stories or often in a single volume with "A Tale of Two Cities." What "A Tale...' and "A Christmas..." have in common except an author is beyond me. Moving clockwise is a great older walnut frame with a gold fillet, I picked up for a $1 at an Estate Sale and rounding out the purchases are two "bronze" plastique religious roundels also picked up at an Estate Sale.
That's about it for the thrifty weekend buys. Thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!!