December 6, 2009

Recent Acquisitions

An overcast Thursday found G-pup and me in Mrs. Huizenga's - an eponymously-named vintage mecca on Roncesvalles here in Toronto.

Not intending to buy anything, let alone clothes in this second-hand shop, my eyes fell upon a turquoise-blue pea jacket and after deciding to buy that (it was $28) I found a vintage velvet coat in the most amazing shade of red. So here I am like a plump bird ready for winter.






A couple of years ago I bought this saucy jug from Mrs. Huizenga's.

If it had had a lid and a dolphin spigot, it would have been worth hundreds. I paid $38. It's a dutch chocolate pot from the 18th century. It has a lovely patina and an attitude that goes for miles. I love its anthropomorphic posture.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice finds....

giulia said...

You look fab in both coats, Pup. Wish I'd had the same luck on Thursday as I tried on coat after coat in a boring dept. store (my vintage coats are too snug & I don't want to ruin them this winter). I left in disgust, still wrapped in an old thrift raincoat...admittedly, over new cashmere cardigan. But still. Mimph. The chocolate pot is charming & amusing simultaneously...it sounds like you have excellent luck at Mrs. Huizenga's.

ciao-meow & so good to see your post this a.m. We had snow yesterday & last night!

xo

Einbildungskraft said...

dear ms elder pupchen

ahh nothing like bright colors bringing warmth, on a grey day, grey over here too, a storm is in the offing. there will be refreshing rain after such a dry summer here ...

and love the saucy pot-chen, definitly has a heartwarming attitude!
sending you good vibes on a grey sunday
Beth

Polly said...

I like that red coat a lot, but the turquoise jacket is simply stunning!

Poetikat said...

Well done! And they both look ideal for you. I like the colours. The first one makes me think of the "Twitter" bird. ha ha.

You're all ready for the season now.

Kat

dogimo said...

SCORE TIMES TWO! In one trip. Nice.

Diane said...

Great colours!

Gotta love that jug's confident pose
.... of course I mean the chocolate pot
:-)

Rouchswalwe said...

Pot bellies are underappreciated.

T. Clear said...

Love the coats! I have a nearly-identical red velvet coat, which I wore as part of my "wedding ensemble" two years ago. One of my workmates found it in a consignment shop, had it repaired and cleaned, and gave it to me for my birthday.

Kitty Shepherd said...

LOL at Diane's comment and Rouchwalwe's, they are both so right!