Finds & Friend Mail

Happy July friends. Hope life is treating you kindly. Life slowed down a lot for me this past week after I caught a stomach bug, but thankfully I’m better now. Though I had to pass up a number of social engagements and estate sales, I did manage to get to my neighborhood thrift store once and found a few goodies. 🙂

My first purchase was a bag of hand-blown glass candies!

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Three were damaged and had to be thrown out, but I was still left with a group of 19. These are likely Murano and quite pretty.

I also found a huge blue and white chinoiserie ceramic bowl with a mysterious signature on the bottom. The 12″ shallow bowl has no great age, but is quite fetching and would look good in many decors.

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Any ideas on this marking?

I found another Ken Edwards El Palomar Mexican pottery piece. This time an egg cup.

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It’s not valuable but his pieces do sell for me and I’ll be adding this to a lot of other Ken Edward items.

In the purse area I spotted this big and bold turquoise leather B. [Bruce] Makowsky tote. I’d never heard of this brand, but the leather was super soft and it was well made. Worth the gamble in my books. After some digging at home, I discovered that this brand is sold all over the place including Nordstrom’s, Macy’s and QVC. New purses typically in the $125-$250 range. Pre-owned prices for a similar size bag widely vary. I’ll likely sell mine for $65.

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Not much, but still they put a smile on my face.

Here’s what else put a smile on my face. My new friend Shari recently sent me this vintage kimono jacket. Isn’t it fabulous?

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It’s in a beautiful muted gray and cream silk pattern and fits like a dream. I’m going to love wearing this out Shari. Many thanks. XOXO

As always, happy hunting,

Karen

One comment

  1. It looks like it was made just for you!

    It was my pleasure to send the kimono. I appreciate your blog and useful knowledge very much!

    Hugs!

    Like

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