July 23, 2012

Vintage Embroidered Water Buffalo

I just love this guy, sometimes 5 photos on Etsy can be too limiting!

Do you want this Water Buffalo to come live at your house and be your friend? Well you are in luck!

Mid-Century Monday

Weber's Root Beer, Stratford, NJ

July 18, 2012


We went to Brimfield on Saturday. We haven't gone in a few years since we lived in Boston. I didn't buy much, but I really like to walk around and look at everything.

Such as this taxidermied boar's head.

Bonus if you can spot Eloise the Dachshund

Little teak Viking- I think these guys are so cool. This was in the same booth as the enamel pot above. The seller has a bunch of really nice old Danish stuff, Dansk, etc. We were there on the last day and this was one booth I would have really liked to see at the beginning, since I can only assume he had already sold some of his better stuff.

I really wanted this buffalo print- I kind of wish I had just bought it


Mini racecar... so cool

July 13, 2012

Eloise the Dachshund and a Delorean

What? Sometimes we just go to vintage vehicle-related events.
Please note the hoverboard, etc. 

July 7, 2012

David Stewart Lion's Valley pottery

I have a few thrift store White Whales, and David Stewart Lion's Valley pottery is one of them. David Stewart was a potter in San Diego in the 1970s. I absolutely love his work. I mean, I like a lot of pottery from that era, but the combination of the terra cotta with the neutral glaze, being the perfect size for cactus and succulents, and the goofy animals...I'm sold.
After finding a Gainey Ceramics planter in DC a few months ago (and walking through the store with it going, "Bob! It is my White Whale!"), I had been really holding out hope that I would find some David Stewart pottery. When we were in California, I did find one nice Stoneware Designs West piece, but no Lion's Valley- not even at the Rose Bowl!

I was very dejected.

Then last week, we went thrifting in Baltimore- and what was in the first Value Village that we walked into? (No, not the crazy man who kept trying to talk to me about how glassware "really makes you think," or the vintage Coleman ice chest that I almost bought to use as a coffee table and kind of regret not getting).

Absolutely perfect condition Lion's Valley pottery bird planter! It doesn't have the sticker, but looks
otherwise untouched. Now on Etsy, it can be yours!

These are the two pieces I have; I bought the snail on Etsy and the alligator was a present.

Here's my dresser with some pottery, and a cactus in a planter that I made:

Anyway, I want all of these animal friends to come live with me.

In addition to the animal planters, he also made other planters, figures, bowls, etc. 

Please note this nice opuntia in a Lion's Valley Pottery planter on The Brick House. Which is like my favorite blog ever. 

July 2, 2012

Terrain at Styer's

Terrain at Styer's is about an hour away from my house, and I like to go out there every few months and wander around and not buy anything. There are a bunch of small buildings on the property and they do all sorts of cool design-y plant things, like this staghorn fern display. I love staghorn ferns- I am worried that one would not be happy living on my balcony though. This goes on the list of plants I will have when I own a house. 

This building is covered with rows of Wooly Pockets- the blue and purple flowers look really pretty. 

Rock garden with cold-hardy succulents. The cobweb sempervium are one of my favorite weird succulents. At my old job, I had one in my office, and someone threatened to cut the cobweb part off when she was mad at me.

I almost bought one of these carnivorous pitcher plants- they had a whole bunch of these hanging up and they were huge and amazing. When I have more space I am getting one. (Side note: apparently they can eat mice. Which is disgusting. I did not watch the Youtube video.)