Saturday, January 8, 2011

Retro Saturday


It's winter and what do we all lack (at least in this neck of the woods)? Colour! So I thought I would brighten your day with a few retro things I found recently.


Check out the fella above! He is a wooden candelabra of sorts. He is a little beaten up but has a great patina and will brighten up any table.




This kitchen wall plaque was covered in grease with no shine at all. I've always loved these things. Looks like something Carmen Meranda would have worn on her head!




This little, about 5 inches, Japanese urn was also SHOUTING OUT at me. Check out those colours!




This 'planter' (I wouldn't use it, not solid enough for me) was also pretty dirty in the shop. I was surprised at its brightness when I cleaned it up.




There now, I hope this has brightened up your day and that your weekend is going very well. Amazing what a little colour can do for ya!



17 comments:

  1. I recall a candlestick just like that in my mother's house. It was a pair with the other being a lady.
    My fave is the lion planter. Great finds!

    I love reading your retro saturday posts :)

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  2. Love the planter, such a lovely lion. I don't know about that candelabra, though. He looks a little like a clown, and clowns scare me.

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  3. you must have so much fun shopping! :)

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  4. When I was a kid, we had a couple of those plaster fruit plaques on the kitchen wall -- bananas and peaches (or perhaps apples?). And isn't it amazing what a little soap and warm water can do?

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  5. About the fruit plaques, are those chalkware? I love that stuff. My mom had 3 black fish made of it in her bathroom for years. Also love the old "Made in Japan" ceramics and porcelain. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Nancy, I have a couple that are chalkware but this one isn't.....it is china/porcelain. Me too about the 'Made in Japan' stuff! I love it and have a bunch of little things.

    Louise, Ron is the same way about clowns!

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  7. My goodness. I remember my days as a blond haired youth roaming the streets of Holland. Those were the days. Except I did without those fancy knee pads. Kids were tougher then.
    Your Friend, m.

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  8. Love the lion, Jim! (But then, I love anything lion) It is definitely this week's winner! :-)

    (My "sign" is Leo, LOL!)

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  9. Color this time of year is good in any shape or form! I think I like the 'Carmen Meranda' piece the best, although the Lion has my vote too!

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  10. Hello! I just popped in to say hello, and I haven't forgotten you! I happen to rather like a bit of retro myself! I am intending to catch up with you and a few others in this new year... I have been in a bit of a strange place with one thing and another, but I most certainly have not forgotten you or your kind thoughts to me! Hugs and love! Susie xx

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  11. ohh, the planter is quite pretty...it would use a nice place to put little trinkets :)

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  12. Susie, haven't forgotten you either! Good to hear from you.
    Sharon, so you're a Leo are you. Gr-r-r-r....you're roar isn't that bad now, is it?

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  13. They are all so bright and cheerful. Your house must be a treasure trove.

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  14. Terry, that's one name you could call it! lol Actually we have 'cleared' most of it into boxes to have some 'breathing room'......

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  15. I love the splash of color when things are so bleek outside. I wish we could leave the christmas lights up all winter, just to add a little sparkle to the night.

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  16. I need to go shopping with you as you find such fun things.....

    Gill

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  17. Oh, I love your colorful finds! It may be winter, but those little goodies bring springtime indoors. The fruit wall decor is so retro!!

    Liz

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