The sundry items are jingling around like a pocketful of change today, so let's reach in and see what we come up with.
I found these glasses at Goodwill on Saturday. Actually, at two Goodwill stores, 30 miles apart. The three cocktail glasses have seen some wear, but I couldn't just abandon them on the shelf in favor of their spiffier siblings. It seemed more appropriate to keep the family together.
Besides, I kind of like the patina on them. It shows they were enjoyed in a former lifetime. Can't you just imagine the red lipstick stains and matching manicured hands that held those highballs? Or the crisp white shirts and skinny black ties, and pencil skirts and pumps viewed through the condensation on the cold glass? Is that Dean Martin on the hi-fi?
All I really know is when the new season of Mad Men finally premiers, you can bet I'll be raising one of these.
I also found this piece of old ironstone. Talk about patina, this plate has seen the entire last century and then some.
The mark apparently dates it to before 1900, when the "Ld" (for Limited) was added, so sometime between 1869 and 1900.
Other Things I've Taken a Shine To
We watched Water for Elephants last night, and what a great movie. Robert Pattinson did a wonderful job, and it was good to see him in this role (definitely smiling way more than a brooding vampire, for one thing).
And...okay. The man is just so fine. There, I said it. I was going to be all mature and respectable, but I can't help it, I could just stare at that face all day. Beauty is beauty, and who am I to deny that I appreciate it?
All things ga-ga aside, I think all the actors, including especially Christopher Waltz, Reese Witherspoon, and Hal Holbrook, did an outstanding job in Water for Elephants. I was really into the entire story from the get-go, not just drooling over the remote.
But speaking of vamps, to say that I am excited to see Breaking Dawn in a couple weeks would be an understatement. And I will be wearing these, because I am a big dork who actually called my eye doctor, who had to look at that same link to approve my order.
And I could hear the smirks in their voices on the phone, those white-coated professionals, because, well, just when you think you know your polite and unassuming middle-aged patient, she calls up and asks for vampire contacts, and that right there is likely to make your whole day.
Just wait till they see what Norm wants to get.
I finished the backing for the kaleidoscope quilt. And now I am having a dilemma. The quilt is too big to baste as I normally would on my kitchen floor, the only hard floor in the house, and it's bigger than any quilt I've quilted on my machine so far. And why did I not see this coming?
So there's that to mull over.
Meanwhile, the weather is getting colder and I'd like to start wearing my cords and other heavier jeans, but they're all too big now, so I need to do some alterations, several pairs worth (*groan*). But that job is one that has to be moved to the front burner ASAP, like today.
After that, plans are in the works for quilting the black and white quilt, and I've got another couple quilts in the hopper to cut out. Details to follow.
Mutemath has a new album out called Odd Souls, and this is one of the songs that I've been listening to all week. I would love to see these guys live. Come to Madison, Mutemath!
And, just because, this is a cool acoustic version of an older song.
Go on...break the spell of the Typical!