Thursday, November 4, 2010

Harvest Gold Daze

**** Good morning. For those of you visiting for Pink Saturday, I do not have a new post prepared. I broke my glasses yesterday and for the moment have been a little vision challenged. I will be back on-line; hopefully this evening. Please don't forget to scroll down for my giveaway that ends November 10th. Thank you.****

You may recall that at the start of each month, I switch out my major shop exhibit with something totally new to the shop. I have had "Something Old" vintage wedding pieces, "Aqua Explosion" showcasing some of my favorite color McCoy pieces and most recently my "Spooktacular" black and white display.(Please click here to view). I have several women that can't wait to see the new display each month.

"Harvest Gold Daze" That is what I am calling my November center display. Layered on top of a vintage velvet tablecloth, are pieces of amber glass, topaz and amber jewelry, candlestick holders and candle rings. All are from lawn sales, church rummage sales, and of course Goodwill.

One of my favorite pieces is this 1960's Lucite candle and candlestick holder. I found this years ago at a lawnsale for under a dollar.

Here is a pair of Lucite candles and candlesticks, still the same amber color and silver accents but different design. These are a recent find from Goodwill for $2.99 for the pair.

I mix jewelry, like this necklace, in with my tablescape.

I placed an antique wooden folding chair on top of my table, to give height to the exhibit.

I love the chair's worn black leather cushions. Church sale this summer $3.00. I like to use chairs to stage my vignettes; however, all my chairs are sturdy to be used for sitting.

I have a collection of shot glasses, candy bowl, candle ring and jewelry perched on a cake pedestal that has a clear glass top and amber glass and silver base. You might remember this from last year's Amber Thanksgiving. (Please click here and here) Again these are all a combination of found objects.

Sitting on the chair is an old apothecary glass jar filled with gourds. A fall-themed wreath adorns the lid. Next to the jar is a framed lunar moth. It is gorgeous. You know how I like to decorate with natural elements (Please click here for my Deer mirror.) This beautiful piece was $.10 cents, yes a dime at a recent church fair.

A fabulous pheasant feather hat, in more of a headband style, is nestled in the autumn wreath. This was a Goodwill find for $2.99. I know what you are thinking, you never find such deals. Well when you live within walking distance to one, it is very easy to stop in while walking to the Post Office, to the bank or to the grocery store. Most times, I am purchasing an item that has just been put out on the floor.

A table full of juice glasses. I love to use them for cider to accompany my Thanksgiving meal. Does anyone else still use juice glasses?

I have three glass pitchers, and honestly don't remember collecting or having three. I have that problem a lot. Anyone else?

Amber glass bowls, one with a wire holder for a chip & dip set, and several candy dishes. If one is eating candy, it should be from a pretty dish. (I find it makes for less calories - - Honest)

I am showing and sharing my Amber "Harvest Gold Daze" with Suzanne @ ColoradoLady for Vintage Thingie Thursdays (Please click here or see Suzanne's button on my sidebar) I always learn something when I go over to visit this great party. Thank you Suzanne for hosting.

I am also joining my good friend Linda @ A La Carte for her party Junkin Finds. (Please click here). Who doesn't love to junk and even better, to show off their junking finds. Please stop on over to see all the fun posts.

We still have a few more days before my Give-Away ends on midnight November 10th. I am celebrating my one-year blogging anniversary. Please click here to see how you can enter or see my sidebar button. Next week, I will be showing what fun prizes await the winning entry. Give-aways are so much fun. Thank you all for joining me.

Got it at Goodwill


Linda @ A La Carte said...

This display is gorgeous. It always amazes me how grouped together items of a color group become much more then it's parts! Those candle holders are to die for girl!!

Coloradolady said...

I love amber glass in the is just so pretty! I bring a lot of mine out and use it during the fall months. Happy VTT!

Denise said...

Your display is lovely as are your photos.Whenever I visit you I want to run out to my Salvation Army or Goodwill.

Mimi said...

Oh, lots of amber/topaz, which just happens to be my birthstone...I love the soft glow it all gives off. Those candles are cool!

Rebecca said...

I love to use colored glass for the holidays-brings out that something extra special to use!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for linkin up to Junkin Finds!

Elaine said...

Beautiful amber's nice when you can blend all your treasured find together and make it look so elegent

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the color, and the quantity together makes a nice statement.

gail said...

I love amber glass and your collections is wonderful. I just got four glasses that I love and it's such a great color for this time of year!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the candlesticks. The display looks so pretty.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sherrie.. I posted a PINK SAT early.. ( have to work crazy hours this weekend..) but just wanted you to know you were the one I had them hop too....

Diann said...

What a beautful display! I so wish I lived closer so I could visit your shop! Everything looks just gorgeous!

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Susan said...

I love all the amber glass. I even spotted a bowl like the one I own!!