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. šŸ™‚

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 thisĀ 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

1 Comment

  1. Shari Harniss

    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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