How did people find treasures before the internet? Estate sales, antique stores, thrift stores, garage sales and.. where else? Can you think of another way? Facebook has a new thing called "Marketplace" and I've been perusing it of late. WELL.. day before yesterday I spied a cut crystal pitcher at a very reasonable price. All you do is click on the photo and it sends a message to the seller, which I did and after some back and forth messaging we agreed to meet her and buy it. I'm so pleased with it! It's around 100 years old and is beautifully made.
I can't imagine being the artisan who created these, that's a lot of crystal cutting!
And then there is eBay and Etsy. Remember the violet bottle I got on the left? WELL.. I was cruising around on the 'net and saw that these bottles originally came with a stopper with a crown on it. SO.. I found one and got it! I like the color of the violet better on the new one.
These adorable bottles were handmade of clay, then glazed and then painted with oxides. The one on the left has the words painted on, the one on the right the words were excised after the bottle was dipped in glaze. You can also find other pieces of this kind of pottery with sayings on them. Called "Motto Ware".
I love the little crown stopper on this, this bottle is heavy and seems still full of violet perfume, but I unscrewed the little crown and nothing came out so I'm not sure why.
We have another restaurant in our rural community, alongside the Sandy River, called "Tippy Canoe". It's been there for *ever*. Several years ago a new owner purchased it and has specialized in seafood. She used to have a restaurant in Newport, OR right on Yaquina Bay, but now only owns this one.
I ordered their shrimp "louie". Oh my goodness, this was very good. The shrimp was fresh and delicious, with fresh greens, sliced olives, mushrooms and a boiled egg, with grated cheddar and mozzarella. YUM!
Here is the sign. The Indian in a canoe on top has been there for years, but when Shirley bought the place she had a new sign made for below.
Off I go - I have a meeting to attend about a book being written about Vista House - I was asked to write my memoirs of my 15 years as executive director of the Friends of Vista House - which will be included in the book. Then off to swim. Busy busy! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)