Friday, October 19, 2012

Little Fat Italians, Antique Scales & a Brass Lamp

Well, not live "Little Fat Italians", but the fun faux kind.  I love surprises and ones that are from a loved one is always super special.

My youngest son has lunch at a fun Italian Deli often and he said they have a whole wall full of these little guys, all different, but this is the one he liked and it made him think of me.  Isn't he the cutest.  I need to get some chalk so I can write a message on it.  He dropped him off on his way home from work and surprised me. Fun, fun, fun.

 He works great with my scales vignette.  I think he will work great with anything.

 Three different antique scales, one filled with fruit.

An egg scales, holding a wooden egg.

 A candy scale holding some faux candy candles.

 It's always fun to play with something new.

My second treasure today is this fun brass lamp.  GW came through again.  This is really heavy and well made, great find for $7.99.  This will be perfect on the desk for my oldest son from Oregon while he is here.  It won't take up much room and will give him light right where he wants it.  

So, have you received any new treasures lately.  Always fun to play with something new, and I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have all three of my children in the same town for a while.  I am loving every minute of it and watching them laugh and joke, makes my heart sing.

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  1. Marty you always put together the prettiest vignettes on your counters! Your little fat Italian man is too cute! Love the lamp too!

  2. He looks so happy to show everyone to your beautiful kitchen!

  3. Hi Marty! Everything looks wonderful! You always do an amazing job decorating and putting things together :) Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. What a cute little figure, Marty! I saw a tall chef looking one {about 19 inches} but thin the other day that made me think of you. It was some store I'd never been to before, but since it looked interesting I went in. I am looking forward to the holidays when my son will join us. About a month away now, but I can't wait.

  5. I love your new guy and love the scales! Such a pretty vignette!

    Have a great day.

  6. What a sweet gesture from your son! LOVE your wonderful scales displayed together, and what a buy on that gorgeous brass lamp. super deal!

  7. What a good son! You created such a lovely vignette and way to go on the scoring that brass lamp! :-)

  8. I love your little fat Italian! He is adorable and such a perfect addition to your darling kitchen vignette too. And yes ~ it's always so much fun to play with something new. That's just the way we blogging girls are ~ always playing. Have a great weekend Marty.

    Hugs from Idaho,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. YOur son is sweet. You have a great vignette there and I love the scales. HAHA I thought those where real truffles, that cracked me up. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Your little guy is so cute, and how sweet of your son!!! I like it that he holds a menu the egg scale!!!

  11. Great little scale collection. Love them in your vignette.

  12. What fun ...a fat Italian man for your kitchen! What a sweet surprise. Kids never know what to expect. Love the lamp (especially for the price)...WOW! Have a great weekend.

  13. What a fun vignette. Your GW definitely has the best finds ever. Great lamp.

  14. Love the antique scales ! I've been searching a long time for one in decent condition that doesn't cost a fortune.

  15. a little fat Italian....thought you were talking about my husband :)

  16. You obviously raised GOOD boys, to have your son drop off a gift to you JUST BECAUSE! How sweet, and I love the little guy! I am so happy for you thsat you have 3 kids all in town at once. Have fun! XO, Pinky

  17. Dear Marty
    A beautiful corner in the kitchen with beautiful objects.
    The lamp is lovely. It's nice to have all your kids close to you!
    Have a nice weekend !

  18. Love your kitchen vignette, Marty. What a sweet son you have.


  19. Your son is quite the sweetie! Little Fat Italian fits right in! Always amazed at the great bargains you find...great lamp, too! ;)

  20. Aww...what a sweet Grandson to remember his Grandma like that! So cute!

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  22. What a sweet, sweet son, Marty! You raised them well. :) I love your new, little, fat Italian man! He's a fun addition to your kitchen! I love your candy scale (and, of course, the candy perched on top). You remain the queen of vignettes!

  23. I am so happy you get to have time with your family together! What a joy! Your little Italian Chef looks so adorable with your scales, which I love, too!

  24. What a blessing sweet lady to have all your three "treasures" so close to you! I'm loving your fat's my birthday and you get the surprise, lol! A s always, I love your vignettes and the fat chef and each scale vignette is adorable, cute and fun! Thank you so much for your wonderful birthday wishes and you made my day. Big hugs,

  25. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at HSH!

  26. So cute Marty! I always love your vignettes! Thank you for sharing the "little fat Italian" with us at Inspiration Friday!


  27. Marty, you always put together the cutest vignettes! I just love those scales--so beautiful and such cool patina on each one. But I really love the "Fat Italian"--isn't it just wonderful when one of your kids spontaneously gives you a gift? Super-sweet!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I appreciate it so much!