Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rednesday aka Wednesday!

I know I say it each and every week BUT man time sure does fly!!  I can not believe it is Rednesday so soon.  Seems like I just posted some red treasures.  Wait, that was last week!  Please join Sue at her blog, Sue Loves Cherries, to see other great and wonderful red treasures. I am also going to link up with Leigh at her blog, Tales From Bloggeritaville for her fun meme, Thrifty Thursday.  So on Thursday head on over and check out the thrifty finds for the week.

OK~ here we go with this weeks red and thrifty treasures.  On May 4th I posted a lovely red milkglass apple treasure that I had picked up out junking.  I love it.  I had a comment left by Sherrie @ A Conversation at Goodwill, that she too had posted a milk glass fruit only it was a strawberry.  She had never seen a strawberry much less the apple.  How exciting that we would both post milk glass fruit that we had recently found!  I left a comment for Sherrie on her blog, you can see it all here, and told her that I loved her strawberry and I would certainly be on the lookout for one.  WELL, guess what??  I found one!!  I went to Tucson the following week and hit a couple of thrift stores after my appointment.  I was delighted to find it. However, it almost broke my thrifting bank, it was $3.00!  Now I have two milk glass fruit pieces.  Wonder if there is more to be had?  I did a search on EBAY and came up empty handed.  Does anyone know?

And here she is with her new girlfriend.  All my treasures make friends with the new ones and no one ever fights!
You know, being apart of the military, we have a saying "It sure is a small world" because someone always knows a friend of someone, or attended the same schools, or were stationed at the same place at the same time, or in the case of three of my neighbors on my street, our oldest children were all born in the same hospital in Germany within a 2 year time span.  Well, I'm here to say that "It sure is a small world" in the decorating/thrifting blogging world.  Who would have thunk that 2 bloggers on opposite sides of the United States would find the same milk glass strawberry within 2 weeks of each other. : )  Now I can not speak for Sherrie, but I have been thrifting for many, many years and have never, not ever, seen either one of these two lovely fruits until May 2010!

Just for giggles I picked up this pair of Gnomes at a recent yard sale for 10 cent each. They stand 2 inches tall. The little red and white polka dot mushrooms I purchased that same day I was in Tucson for 50 cent at a thrift store. It measures close to 1/8 inch high.  It was still in the original 1962 package, Made in Hong Kong.  I'm sure that I shouldn't have taken it out of the unopened package, retaining value and all, but how I am going to love it and enjoy it all wrapped up in plastic??  Anyways, don't have a clue how I'll decorate with this little 70 cent vignette once I move but I knew I needed them in my life.  Isn't that all that really matters??

When I was a little girl I lived in Germany with my parents.  Yes, I'm proud to say that I am not only an Army spouse but also an Army brat!!  Anyways, we used to participate in Volksmarches quite often.  These hikes would be 10km through the lovely German forests.  I am almost positive that I remember seeing the red and white polka dot mushrooms growing wild.  I keep meaning to ask my mom if this is in fact a true memory or just a figment of my imagination.  I have lived in Germany for 9 years of my life and have seen these mushrooms decoratively so many times that I'm not sure that they are actually real!!  Does anyone know the answer.

Well, I've asked you all quite a number of questions today.  I didn't intend for this post to be an informative one for me but if you know any of the answers, give a shout out in the comment section!

Thanks ever so kindly~


Angela said...

Don't know about mushrooms that your talking about. As for those fruits that you have found, I got the apple, LOL. So here is another blogger, in Canada to boot! I should send the lady that looked up my milk glass items I found a few weeks back. Some precious blogger did research for me (without me even knowing) and told me my 25 cent milk glass was going for 12 to 15 dollars..YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO...Ok, what other question did you ask.lol Ok,,just checked and I think that was it.. That is so cool though about you and Sue both finding them..I got mine a few years back so really I didn't find it in 2010. So I can join in all the excitement and say..yahoo, three bloggers from the Northern Hemisphere has found them. Now that would have been cool. Wonder if we would have gotten into some magazine for that? lol...I crack me up sometimes,,LOL

Anonymous said...

What great finds! Hope all goes well with your move. Wave to me from I-10, if you are traveling that route. ~Karen

A 2 Z said...


I love your Rednesday post. I absolutely love those little gnomes. Good luck with the big move.


Mary Ann said...

Ann: Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Is there any way I can talk you out of that strawberry, I love it. Have a great Rednesday.

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Ann ... yep the mushrooms are real enough, we have some like that in Australia growing in the pine forests.

Thanks for dropping by today, I enjoyed your REDnesday post.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Oh, yes, those mushrooms are real, and they do grow in Germany. My grandma grew up there (another military family) and she loved them too, and would tell us about her fond memories of those mushrooms. She also decorated with them. :-)
Happy Rednesday.

craftyles said...

I also have the strawberry and don't know anything about it. It sure is cute. Love the gnomes.I miss the thrift stores in Tucson-used to live there 12 years ago and that's where I really got into thrifting.

SueLovesCherries said...

I love the gnomes and mushrooms - I'd have taken them out of the package, too!

The mushrooms are called Amanita muscaria and are found in the northern hemisphere mostly. Generally considered poisonous, their fame is for their hallucinogenic properties!

Sherrie said...

Thank you for mentioning me and also e-mailing me to let me know. It is absolutely fine. I love sharing my treasures. I just read that strawberries is the new trend. Say good bye to cherries, oops don't tell Sue at Sue Loves Cherries. Thanks again. Now I want to find an apple.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the gnomes! I never saw colored milk glass before -- now I'm going to have to keep my eyes open in the thrifts and GW.


Anonymous said...

Hi Ann, I like your gnomes and the red with white polkadots mushrooms....darling. I've never seen milk glass like the fruits you found. Nifty. Happy REDS~

Lesa said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love those little gnomes and the fruit! Didn't know there were red polkadotted mushrooms-- Interesting!
thanks for visiting my blog.


~~Carol~~ said...

You got me wondering about the mushrooms, so I Googled some images, and there were some red polka dot mushrooms! I had no idea that was a real thing!
Love your milk glass fruit! I have the same two, and now I'm wondering if there are more too. We need to have a complete set, don't you agree?!
Happy REDnesday!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Where have I been - I've never heard of red milk glass before. Loving your strawberry and tomato (and that they have become fast friends - so cute!) And I adore your gnomes, so cute.

Happy Rednesday,

nannykim said...

So funny about both of you picking up similar items. I haven't seen those before! Cool.


Mica said...

I recently ran into the strawberry at a thrift shop...i didn't buy it though...keep your eyes out maybe Etsy too...Love them... and the gnomes are adorable..Mica/The Child's Paper

AshTreeCottage said...

My Mom used to collect lot's of milk glass, but I never saw any like these before. They are wonderful!!

Susan and Bentley

daylily777 said...

I 'm glad you found the adorable strawberry . I never knew that milk glass came in fruit shapes. I like them too, I will be on the look out for them. Love the gnomes .

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What great items! And, thank you so much for your kind comment and your thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to your child as well. This all kinda sucks, doesn't it?!