While out and about, I found this intriguing egg decorating kit in a thrift store which I rarely bother with. This is such an interesting find. The set is complete, other than two of the dye packets, and I can't wait to try my hand it.
So many beautiful patterns - I'd have taken the box just for that.
Later in the morning, I hit the jackpot in an antiques store that I stop in maybe once a year. It just goes to show... While there, I picked up several mid-century pieces, the most interesting being this amazingly large fat lava lamp. I had never come across one until today, so this was an exciting find. The colors are a vibrant mix of orange, black, pumpkin, + blue, and it's in great condition.
I know I've shared my newest passion for mid-century Italian decanters with you. One of the booths had several nice ones, but sadly only one was unique enough for me to carry home. Apparently amber and green were the colors of the era because that's what I typically find. However, this one is very large, is handblown, and is in mint condition, thus made it totally worthy of my affections.
Next is an Italian fish decanter. I waffled a bit on whether or not to take him with me. I almost put it back several times. I don't know why, it's a sweet little piece, is quite unusual, and even has its original stopper. Of course, I'm glad I kept him now.
Last, here's a better look at the fat lava lamp. Aren't the colors striking? It's not quite my style, but there was no way I was going to pass up such a rare piece. It's such a perfect example of German pottery and is very collectible.
I know one of my customers is going to love getting their hands on it.