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July 28, 2011

Blondes Get More Freebies?

Even though treasure hunting (ie. yard sales) yielded many sweet finds, I couldn't resist stopping into one of my favorite antique shops.  (We actually ran into the owner yard saling).  I purchased this luminescent glass dish for $7.00.  Neither the owner nor I have any idea of its age or origin.  I don't even care - it is turquoise and glowy.  Sold.  But after I picked out my purchase something odd happened . . .


So glowy . . .


The owner gave me this white vase (I'd been talking to my mom about) for free.  It isn't anything super valuable (it was priced at $14.00) but he has never given me a gift before.

My free gift amidst my mom's treasured polka dot mugs.

I suspect it is my new hair colour.  Much less subtle than what I desired, my hairdresser added stripey blonde highlights.  Perhaps blonde(ishly brunette) gals get more gifts?  Lol. 



From the blooper reel (I always love the blooper reel on DVDs):

Ooops, too focused on the camera!

For some reason I thought using a flash (while facing the mirror) was
a swell idea . . .

Totally missed my head.

Twice.

I'm feeling kind of giddy today.
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9 comments

  1. That glass dish is gorgeous! Great score :)

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  2. I love t he white vase and how cool is it that you got it for free :)

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  3. My (late) Grandmother gave me a dish that's almost identical to that one! I also know nothing about it...

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  4. OMG...I'm laughing so hard at your bloopers. I thought I was the only one who did that! I love your new haircolor, and I love your dish and vase.

    It looks like the dish is an opalescent Fostoria #2720 Heirloom Handkerchief Bowl. I'm not sure about your white vase. Fenton made a lot of melon vases in milk glass, but most of them had ruffled tops.

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  5. Oooo-love that dish, and your new hair! Very pretty!

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  6. soo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love the hair!

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  7. Thanks for all of the kind compliments!

    Dana, you never cease to amaze me with your knowledge. I googled the name of the dish and, indeed, I think it is a Fostoria piece. If so, I scored quite the deal! I saw similar bowls for sale for $50.

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  8. What a gorgeous find! I also love those polka dot mugs! How fun!

    Emilie
    www.liveeatsmile.blogspot.com

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  9. Love your finds. Man, are you lucky. Whenever I go, there is nothing there or my little munchkin is too impatient for me to have a good look. Your highlights look great.

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