Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fabulous Finds

As I get back into blogging, I'm finding things to catch up on. Like, some fabulous things I've found over the past month or so...

I spotted a Santo doll years ago in a decorating book and have been on the lookout for one ever since. I found some a few years ago that were (supposedly) authentic antiques. They were, however, very expensive! I just couldn't bring myself to spend so much on one. I kept looking and recently found a reproduction Santo that was more in my price range. She's so beautiful and I've been wanting one so bad that I splurged. I love her face!


The antique store that I found her in had a pretty rosary draped around her neck. After I brought her home, I quickly went on Etsy and bought a red one for her.


She's 27" tall. The orginal Santos were used in Catholic ceremonies and were heavily adorned. I'm thinking that she might look really pretty with a gathered silk skirt in an antique ivory color.


Something else I've been wanting for a long time...years...are some cowgirl boots. And, not just any cowgirl boots. I wanted "Old Gringo" brand boots. I've tried on mannnny boots over the past few years and always fall in love with Old Gringo. They have such a great look and feel. I like how the tops are narrower than most brands too. That works well on my skinny legs. The only problem...they're usually around $500! That's definitely not in my budget! Imagine my excitement when I found some online for only $149! I bought them for myself for my birthday. Here they are...


I've heard women talk about how, when they put on a great pair of high heeled shoes, they feel powerful, wonderful and like they could conquer the world. When I put these on, I know exactly what they're talking about! I love them!


I'm always on the lookout for transferware. These days, it's pretty hard to find. When I do find it, it's usually expensive. I stopped in at one of my favorite antique stores recently and found three pieces of transferware! And, the prices were great!

I'm not sure if I've ever seen this pattern. It's called "Paisley"...


Here's the back...


Another cute little plate in the "Branble" pattern...


Here's the back of this one...


I even found a little cup!


Here's it's bottom...


I feel like I've been hitting the jackpot of fabulous finds lately! I wonder what I'll find next?! I can hardly wait to find out!

7 comments:

KarenB said...

I have a Bramble saucer just like yours. I love red transferware. Your boots are fun, it looks like blue stitching. If so, LOVE THEM. I think the Santo should remain as is, just because the bottom is so sculptural. Just my preference, I guess. Looks like you've done some fun shopping lately.

jomamma said...

I LOVE red transferware the best. Nice boots. I'm in the market for new boots too, but may wait until the summer. It's Rodeo season in Texas and the really jack the prices up for the wanna-be's. I can't do the pointy toes, I have to have working boots.

Sel and Poivre said...

I can't wait to see what you find next either!

Sandra said...

great finds! Especially the boots - I love me a good pair of boots...

SantosCageDoll said...

You have a beautiful Santos! She's our favorite of all, we use her on our business cards!

Angie Elliott said...

Hi Cheryl,
I like your boots! You'll have to take a picture of you in it. Also, have you seen the baby blanket made with the anzula, better or worsted yarn at http://www.purlbee.com/ ? Is the stitch easy to do? You know your still my inspiration when it comes to knitting

ladyoftheloom said...

We must be twins on opposite coasts! I just read through all of your posts about transferware and found this one with your boots. I LOVE them, lucky you.
Alice