Bad Blogger & Field Job

Bad Blogger~

I feel like such a bad blogger. There is so much going right now. I can't post about it now but I will next week. Also, I'm planning a giveaway next week so be sure to check back. It's a cute one!

Field Job~

My friend Maria just started a new job. She works in “the field,” which is what I do as well. We love our field jobs… office from home and travel around your territory. Not that anyone cares, but my territory is the whole United States.

Well, last week Maria called me to tell me about her day at work. One of the sales reps at her new company was training Maria in the field. Maria said, “Jill, you would love her. She exactly like us, she works really hard but when she spots a cute shop she pulls over.” I couldn’t stop laughing. That is so true! We do work hard but when there is a cute shop or an antique shop, I always stop! Why not? It makes the day more interesting.

There is a small town north of Beaumont, TX and when I pass through I always have to make a quick stop. The town is Lumberton and they have a GREAT antique shop, The Country Lane Antique Mall. I love it because it is merchandised well and the prices are fantastic. I also have a second favorite stop in Lumberton, The Antique Mall of Lumberton. They also have great prices. This week I was in Beaumont for work and made a stop in Lumberton on my way home. Actually, Lumberton is not on the way home but pretty close.

I’m not a big collector but I love vintage lady head vases. Lady head vases were primarily made in Japan and they were used in florists’ flower arrangements in the U.S. from the late 1940’s to the early 1970’s. While in Lumberton, I found 2 additions to my head vase collection.

She is missing part of her finger but I think she's great. I love her big hat and eyelashes.

I picked up this head vase too. I'm very happy that she is dressed in pink.

I found these at an antique shop in downtown Omaha. The hunt is part of the fun.

I have the head vases displayed on my dresser on a pink leather tray. My bedroom is white with a few black accents so I love this pop of color.


Jules said...

Welcome back, friend! I was thinking about you and I’m glad you’re doing well.

I think one of the best parts of your job is that you get to see so many places that you normally wouldn’t. If I saw a cute shop, I would have to stop too! Thanks for the mini-lesson on the head vases. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anything like that before.

I really like both of the vases you found in Omaha. The new one that you got is really pretty too. The tray that you have them displayed on is just my style. Your bedroom sounds very shabby chic and I love that.

Lauren Kelly said...

You sound like a fun person to go shopping with, we need to go shopping sometime together, haha!! :)

Lil' Woman said...

I want to go shopping with you...you must find plenty of cute shops traveling all the time!

Jill said...

I have never seen or heard of them before. They are so cute!

In this wonderful life... said...

I too work in "the field" and love my little side shopping..hubby might not. I've turned from girly stores to baby stores though! haha

These ladies are so elegant!

My parents go down south some and my mom loves the shops by Kerrville. Do you ever go there?

The Ashes said...

I find the lady heads just a tad bit creepy...

Very unique collection tho!

Abbi said...

yay, you're back! missed ya!!
my mom would love it there! she loves antiques! i'm leaving for okl city next week maybe we'll detour there!! lol!!! or maybe we'll find some good antique shops along the way!!

midnight macaroons said...

We are driving over to New Orleans in a few weeks and I've already told my hubby we'll be stopping into the antique shops you suggested. Thanks a million for sharing your new finds with me. I'm head over hills in love with your vase collection. Oh my goodness! I love the green one with the pearl earrings and bow (2 die 4).

AmyT said...

ahh don't feel bad...I'm always a bad blogger!!!! I love all your finds!

amazeingteacher said...

i love your collection! it's so fun and girly just like you!

John C. said...

Just wanted to say congratulations on what you can't post about!

jlc said...

We love you and you are not a bad blogger at all!!!

Keep in touch, and I'm glad things are going well on the job!! :)

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Wow! What great finds. They are so girly and unique. When I get younger, I want to be you.

Hope your week is going well and that "things" are moving along smoothly.

Love you~