Friday, May 21, 2010
What treasure filled days! I am officially cut off from shopping this weekend, so good thing the past week yielded a bounty. Most of it is all for me (hooray!) - but the owls are for sale in the shop right now :) I've been watching eBay for a set of Danish Modern flatware... found a monstrous 80 piece set for $12 at a thrift store on Monday! Woot! Made in Holland, teak handles - smitten. Also found a beautiful little vintage flower pot crafted in Italy; and the owls mentioned are a little sugar bowl and creamer set.
My favorite treasure was actually found in a downtown garbage bin last night while walking home.... Someone ditched a huge, gorgeous orchid plant on top of the garbage. It was done blooming, but the plant is in great health. I imagine someone had it in their office and thought it was dead when the flowers died off; lucky me! I have about 10 orchids, and all of them have come home to live with me after people (or the place I used to work) thought they were garbage once they were done flowering. Some orchids require 6-8 months of "resting" before they will bloom again. Most all of my little orchids have graced me with another bloom cycle, I have one that has not blossomed in over 2 years - but the plant is healthy and I quite enjoy having them in our greenery-filled apartment.
I found this interesting bit about orchids on wikipedia: The number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. I wonder what kind my little guy is!