Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet Sweet Oleander

In my parents house we always had a big oleander plant. My Dad would drag it out in late Spring and drag it back in in Fall.. When it would bloom, the air was filled with the sweetest scent, a scent that always made me feel like everything was going to be alright.

When we went to vacation to Italy in the 70's, I was soooo surprised to see and smell oleanders everywhere, litterally!


I was also happily surprised to see one in front of a designer boutique near my workplace.
I stop by it every morning and take a big whiff out of those adorable pink flowers.


                                          I can almost smell them right now! :)

Now on the Pyrex front I went to pick up a Butterfly Gold that I had purchased on Etsy. Much to my surprise when I grabbed the box I could hear the broken pieces rattling inside. UGH! So I came home and took some pics and wrote the seller.

It wasn't very well wrapped....I asked for a refund.....Stay tuned on that!

                                                                        See?

Have a great night! And keep on thrifting!
 

3 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It makes me so sad to see Pyrex in pieces like that because someone did not take the time to wrap it properly! :( I had Oleanders all over the place growing up!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

awww...I hate that sound when you pick up the box! It has happened to me a few times, and the sellers have been very kind about refunds. Hope your seller is too!

The worst part is that you still don't have your Pyrex! Good luck finding it again at a good price!

Mom Walds Place said...

I've heard of Sweet Oleander. I think there was even a perfume called that. Maybe someday I will be lucky enough to smell one too!

The Etsy art teams have workshops. I'm thinking we need vintage workshops too. Packing fragile items could be one.