Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Few Finds and What's Going On!

Hi Friends! I thought I'd check in. I'm sorry that there haven't been any "Market Monday's" lately, or even some posts filled with estate and flea market finds. To be honest I haven't been feeling well at all. You never know with R.A. Some days you can feel pretty good, and then you have a few weeks of terrible. Ahhh!
 These are the only things I've bought over the past couple weeks. The large Fire King black polka dot bowl was at the Goodwill. It's the tiniest bit faded, but I couldn't leave it there for $4.00.
 I've never bought china before, but I always see the prettiest pieces at the Goodwill that I go to. I finally decided to pick this Bavarian cake plate up for $3. Isn't it pretty?
 At the flea market a couple weeks ago I found this McCoy planter in the large size. I already have the smaller one, and I love to use it around the holidays with glass ornaments in it. I'm picturing a large bottle brush tree in this one! $3 And even the seller was surprised he had it marked so low!
 There is NEVER vintage x-mas at the flea market. So I was thrilled to find this stocking for $3.
 And these German glass birds were in a bag marked $1.00!
Well, I had to head back down to the Mayo last week because my right foot has been bothering me a lot. I can't believe that it's almost been a year since my surgery!
They took x-rays and the surgeon determined that the screw (it's huge) is causing some problems, and I no longer need it at this point. I guess the joint has done all the fusing and healing it's going to do.
So next Monday I go back down to have the screw removed.
I think it's going to make me much for comfortable. So here's hoping!
Well, just wanted you to know why I haven't been a good blogger lately. I'm hoping things get better! And I'm really excited for Halloween and Christmas. Looking forward to making things, swapping, decorating, and all that fun stuff that we do!
Have a great week my friends!
Erica :)


  1. Ooh, I love the Shawnee pot. Some day I will find one of those polka dot bowls in blue. They are so cute! Hope you are feeling much better this coming week!

  2. I hope you are feeling better soon. Love your finds.

    XO Danielle

  3. Sending you good thoughts. I hope you are feeling better after your metal removal. I cringe thinking about your foot. Bring on holiday crafting!!! I don't want to rush summer but I'm ready to mess up my craft room.

  4. Feel better soon, Erica!! Take care..

  5. Sweet bowl and very pretty plate! Hubby had his "hardware" taken out of his leg and was very happy! I bet you'll feel better when the screw is out!

  6. Oh Erica, I hope you feel better soon! I love your cake plate you picked up. So very pretty!

    Hugs, Kim

  7. Hope you are feeling better soon. Your McCoy planter is a treasure, and yes! It would look darling with a bottle brush Christmas tree in it!

  8. Talking about the holidays already? You crazy girl! I finally got my 4th of July decorations taken down yesterday so the thought of Halloween kinda scares me a little bit.

    That Fire King Dots bowl is a major score (as I'm sure you know). I have 4 of the reds but have never seen the black in person. Lucky!

    Hope you get to feeling better. It's sure no fun not being able to do much when you have so much to do.


  9. Love the stocking! ♥

  10. Rochester not the 'road trip' you had in mind but if it will make you feel better it's good to go. I'll call after What Cheer and tell you if you're going to go next year! :-)

  11. Great goodies, love the dotted bowl and cake plate! Sending positive thoughts and cyber hugs for your procedure next week. Feel better and kiss that screw bye-bye. Post when you can! xo, Pam

  12. Love your finds!!! So glad the Docs can do something to make your foot feel better! You need to be in good shape to keep looking for those flea market treasures!

  13. Oh my gosh I love all the sweet vintage things you found. Here in Alaska we don't have vintage items everyone got rid of all their extra stuff before making the very long trek up here. I have a red dot, black dot, a tulip, and apple bowl, love them. Found those on Ebay years ago. Well I wish you the best on that surgery and I bet you'll fell a lot better w/o that large metal screw in your foot.

  14. LOVE the polka dot bowl. Won't it be perfect for Halloween?

  15. Heidi is right, that bowl is perfect for Halloween!
    I hope you feel better soon! Good luck getting rid of your hardware. :-)

  16. You did great on all your buys. Hope you get to feeling better. My sister has RA so I know what you are going through.

  17. Sorry to hear about the RA acting up. I hope you're feeling better soon :) I love the polka dot bowl you found - so unusual in the black. We have a new Goodwill quite close by that I should visit - but I never seem to find the treasures like you do.
    Best of luck with your foot surgery!
    Smiles, DianeM

  18. Ugh. I am on a new med and for a week or so I thought hey this might be working. But the last few days? BLARGH. Not good again. Its the exhaustion that is killing me....

  19. Love that Christmas stocking!! So cute! Hope you feel better soon and taking the screw out will help!! Take care! xo Heather

  20. I can't believe you found a fireking bowl at GW. Great find. ALso love the Christmas stocking. I had a knee surgery years ago and went back for a screw removal later cuz it was bothering me. It was much better after and a very minor surgery. Good luck, Erica!

  21. Lovely finds! Love that polka dot bowl and the Christmas stocking! Hope your foot feels better soon, and hopefully taking that screw out will help! Hugs, Holly

  22. Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry you're not feeling well. I had a couple of screws removed from some of my 14 surgeries on my knees and it did help. I had one screw that kind of poked out on my knee and I'd always cut it when shaving, so now I have a shaving scar there in addition to all the other scars I have........that's life!

    Hugs N' Love,

  23. Dear Erica,
    Please just take care of yourself and I pray you heal fast! Love your goodies you shared especially the Fire King bowl! I been looking for one for a long time, no dots in these part!

  24. Dear Erica, I just want to thank you for visiting my vintage Christmas blog earlier. I LOVE what you do and I am looking forward to continuing to see what you are up to in the future! Clearly, I can see that we have some commonality of spirit! On the other hand, I am so sorry to read that you are not feeling tip-top so I send along wishes to feel better soon! Take care, Cackie

  25. Hello Erica...I stopped by for a visit...I hope that you are feeling better. I love your site...Jody

  26. Heh Kiddo, how are you doing? I felt so bad for you when I read your post...you sure have a great attitude. I was telling my daughter Gina all about you the other night.
    Take care and yes, it's fun to be thinking about the fall and fun stuff!
    Linda Lou

  27. I sure hope your procedure helps. Sorry you've been feeling a bit miserable (or maybe a lot miserable). But your eye for adorable vintage finds is definitely still functioning at 100%! Cute finds. And girl? What are those green shoes? They are kinda' cute! :)

  28. I'm sorry I missed this post. I have been wondering where you were so I came to your blog. So sorry you haven't felt well. Then to top it off your foot.....hope you are doing better now. I have missed you here in Blog Land. I posted a picture of my sweet doll. Just love her. Take care.

  29. Hello Erica! I'm sorry to hear about your foot, I hope everything goes well with your surgery. I haven't forgotten about you...I've just been super busy with some home projects. I'm just now catching up with everyone.


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