what in tarnation…

is this?

toy?  joy? 

i used to work with a japanese woman.  that would’ve come in handy today for translation purposes.  ah well, woulda coulda shoulda don’t.    

i say it’s a japanese pedestal stoneware vase.

and i think vintage.

anyway, i bought it.

it’s beefy, 9″ tall, ’twas cheap(!), not cracked or chipped(!), and it’s some kinda pottery/ceramic dealio.  looks good on a shelf.

and then there’s this thing.

it’s a shawl/poncho/wrap/scarf that can serve double duty as a blanket or a rug in a pinch. 

made in portugal.

again, it has me walking that fine line between cool and homeless hobo.

 

i’m trying to channel clint.

i’ve got the scowl down pat.

i totally need a hat, a ciggie and some facial hair. 

here’s a couple thrifted items i can identify.

this is a belt.

and these are a couple small enamel dishes.

in organic wine news, i did not have a headache today and i may have had more than one glass of wine last night.  and on that note, it’s happy hour….

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5 Comments on “what in tarnation…”

  1. That’s a ikebana vase by Toyo of Japan. Some of their pieces fetch pretty good prices! Nive find 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    I don’t know about the hat or the ciggie, but wait till menopause hits and you’ll get the facial hair…….just ask me how I know….lol

    xo Linda

    • fries in a cone says:

      i’ve experienced the rogue black hair from the chin. let’s not even talk nose hairs. it’s always somethin’…

  3. Mary says:

    Really good finds! I love the shawl poncho thing. I have a tendency to live in one cozy sweater or cardigan pretty much all winter long when I’m in my apartment, and that would definitely fit the bill. Also terrific Japanese vase. I wouldn’t have been able to pass it up either. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like it! 🙂


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