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Sacramento

The monthly Sacramento outdoor show was this past weekend ( Feb 12 ) on Sunday, and as usual, I was out shopping with my flashlight at about 5 am. There was a lot of competition, but there were a few treasures to be found as you can see here:

D&M Tudor Taylor Taylor

D&M Encaustic Tile Garden City Bauer Matt Carlton Bauer

2 of these items have been shown before but now are in iron bases.

 

Here are a few items that have recently been "Transformed"

  Taylor Tudor  Deco Encaustic Tiles

The pair of deco encaustic tables on the right will be for sale!!

I will be traveling to Pasadena this next weekend     Be sure to check back and see if I have found anything fun.  Also, I have a great table that is on its way to me as I type -- Although I have not seen it, I bought it over the phone. The table is coming from South Carolina. Someone on a trip there tipped me off that the wonderful OCTAGON IRON BASED TABLE was sitting on the back porch at an antique shop in a sleepy town. The price was right and after 100 dollars shipping it is on its way and I cant wait to see it--as soon as I get it ( assuming it is in 1 piece ) I will post photos here.  My guess is that its a   TUDOR   :-)  We will have to see!!

 

MY PACKAGE ARRIVED!!

Well, my package from SC arrived today and it was in one piece. To my surprise, when I opened the box, inside I found one of the nicest D&M tables I have seen to date!! Since I collect D&M I was very very happy to say the least!  :-)   I also traveled to the southland this weekend to deliver some tables. While I was there, I had to shop the stores in Pasadena--If you have not been there to shop you should take the time to go.  Many thanks to Tim Gurley for selling me a tile set with a parrot. I have had my eye on it for a while and now it will be finding its home here with me. I also found a French tile that was made with nice craftsmanship. Here are some photos of the items I discovered this past weekend.

D&M Taylor French Tile

ALAMEDA OR BUST!!!

Rain Rain go away!!     The rain and wind this weekend put a damper on the Alameda outdoor show, but according to eye witnesses, the show went on with about 100 dealers showing up to sell their goods. Yours truly decided to not show up for the event because of the rain that was forecast. I was told later that it did not rain there!!

I also heard that the wind was so bad that the porto-potties were blown away!!

Oh well, even though I did not go, there is always next month  :-)

I did meet up with a fellow tile and pottery enthusiast named Rick ( who also sells at Alameda ) and he was gracious enough to sell me a great Hispano Moresque tile table made of iron. The red paint will be coming off, and will soon be replaced by black paint. I have always wanted this tile set, and this table will be finding its place in my home this eve. Shopping a few stores in Soquel turned up some more nice encaustic tiles. My friend also found a great Taylor 6 tile table with tiles I have not seen yet. Other than that, it was a fun weekend watching the sea otters in Monterey Bay!

Hispano Moresque Encaustic Tiles Taylor Taylor

Here is a photo of my parrot table after it was grouted this week. This is the Taylor set that I purchased in Pasadena from Tim Gurleys shop down on Fair Oaks Blvd. I had this table that was empty from a previous project, so I decided to set the parrot tiles into it.

   Taylor   

I also decided to regrout my Hispano table and here is a photo that I thought was a little funny!

    

Here is what it looks like now that it is finished:

 

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