Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

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.


I'm feeling kind of giddy today.


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

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


  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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