Friday, March 25, 2016

Ultimate Easter Basket Find!

Well Happy Easter everyone!  And in that spirit, I want to share with you my latest thrifting find.  I found this cute wicker Easter Egg at Goodwill last weekend.  I think I only paid about $1.50 for it.  It is adorable and fun.  Here's some photos of it.......


Isn't it just the cutest thing?


Gotta love the handles!



An aerial view.....lol



Even the inside looks great!


So now, I'll have to dress this basket up for Easter.   I'll be filling it up with Easter grass, jelly beans and chocolate eggs when I get it home today!

Happy Spring & Easter you all!

Do you have a special holiday thrifting treasure you'd like to share?  Pls leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by!  





Monday, February 8, 2016

Yesterday I was out an about and had to make my rounds at the thrift shops.  My all time favorite is Goodwill and I wanted to share the treasure I picked up there shopping!


Look at this beauty.  Just love trays and especially the tole painted ones.  It's a little chipped here and there, but oh, its so beautiful!


And look at that price!  Can't beat it!


It is adorned with gorgeous roses.......


And smiling Daisies......


More dazzeling Roses.......


Oh, and those elegant Hydrangeas............



And have to have the sultry Iris........


Let's not forget the ever promising Rose Bud too......


This tray will be perfect for serving drinks on.........


It even has handles for carrying!



The Wikipedia definition of tole, from the French term,  tôle peinteis painted sheet metal.  And it is definately the most pretty piece of sheet metal that I have seen in a long time.  Makes me want to have a cup of tea or a glass of wine.  The wine sounds better!

I'm joining the following linky parties this week:


Do you have a favorite thrifting treasure you'd like to share?

Thanks for stopping by!

Please leave us a comment......would love to hear from you!  :)   




Friday, January 22, 2016

Hey All.........I haven't blogged in a while...........been super busy at my shop and with my family.  But I thought I'd share a great book with you all on this cold snowy day.  Yes, we are expecting snow in Georgia today!

  
VINTAGE is one of my favorite books, because as you must have figured out, is set in a vintage dress/accessories shop in Madison, Wisconsin.  The name of the shop is Hourglass Vintage and the owner Violet Turner, take you on a tour of owning a shop like this.  You her follow along on the daily adventures of shopping for vintage items and engaging customers.

It's a great read for a snowy day, while you are curled up on the couch with a hot cup of tea.  You'll be warmed by the friendships and bonds made with her new employee, April, and a dear customer, Amithi.  April is pregnant when she begins to help Violet at her shop, hoping to bring the bookkeeping methods up to date and to computerize everything for the shop.  And Amithi is a favorite customer of Violet's, who is betrayed by her husband.  She begins selling her Indian clothing items to the Vintage Hourglass shop, in an effort to leave her past life behind.  Violet pleasantly discovers that Amithi is a fabulous seamstress, which comes in handy at the shop.

This is a must read for anyone interested in vintage clothing, vintage shops, flea markets, etc.  It is very heartwarming and such a great book to enjoy!

Please share your favorite book with us.......do you have a favorite?


Thursday, February 23, 2012

French Script Treasure.....

Haven't been blogging for a while, only because we have been busy at the store re-doing and moving things around for the new buying season.

So now that the store is all situated, I finally found some time to scoot out and do some treasure hunting in Atlanta.......so here is my first and recent find.....and I'm so in love with it!

Found this baby at a Woodstock Flea Market....ou, la, la......


Looks so good in my front hallway......



Can't you tell I'm in love with the French Script stuff......


The shade just makes it......of course......



The base is not too bad either......a good match for the shade......don't you think?


It fits so perfectly with my antique table......looking for a table runner to complete the look.....will keep you posted!

Hope you all are enjoying Spring.......I have Spring fever bad!  Only because it is about 75 degrees here in the Atlanta area.......but I'll take it!

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
 Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Have a great weekend!
   

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wino Cheer

The holidays are here and it's time to bring out my favorite Christmas Holiday wine glasses........they make an appearance every holiday season.  Purchased them at a local flea market and they are just so cute.......they make me smile everytime I see them......<smile>


Love all the painted whimsical lights.......


Very cheery......


And the red stems...............they absolutely rock....!


The wine looks so much better in these glasses......<grin>


Tastes better too!

Do you have a favorite pair of wine glasses???

This week I'm joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, November 14, 2011

Turkey Mosaic

Every year my favorite Mosaic Turkey comes out of storage and makes an appearence in the month of November.  I've decided that she is a female Turkey and we have named her Isabelle.  She just seemed like an Isabelle to me.  Very majestic and colorful!  We have her sitting proudly in our great room, so that she can show off her many colors all throughout the Thanksgiving season......


We can't wait to see her each Fall.  Kind of miss her when we store her away after Thanksgiving......


Love the many colors and the light inside, that makes her so brilliant..............


 Even the back of her is beautiful!


I think she is trying to tell us that she is very glad to see us too!


Well welcome back, my old friend, we are very happy to see you again for Thanksgiving this year!  We all have so much to be thankful for.  You are a reminder of what is so special to us all.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving decoration in your home?

This week I am joing the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Home Sweet Home Party at The Charm of Home
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vintage Spice Set

Just love all things vintage.......each piece always has so much character about them.  Every nook, cranny, and crevas, tells a story of a former life.  My favorite set of antique spice containers came from a consignment shop that used to be in Woodstock several years ago.  The shop name was Alida Lois and they had all kinds of high-end furniture and accessories that would make your head turn!  But they have since closed, so I will share with you one of the treasures I found there........this cute vintage spice set......


   Each spice container looks like a book in an antique library......they are ready to spice up your life....literally!  <grin>




They even have the indention at the top like a library book.....



Lots of detail painted on the front of each one.


Even a mispelling or two.....you'll see the other one below.  And I never noticed it until I was photographing the set for this post....


Love the look of the volumn numbers at the bottom of each container......very quaint and elegant....like it's telling a fairytale.......




So they sit on the shelves in my kitchen by my collection of cookbooks and what nots........just too cute to use.  Actually, I'm afraid I'll break them <smile>.  And that's my treasure to share this week!

What is your favorite flea market or consignment shop find?  Would love to hear what that is!

This week I am joining the following blog parties:

Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House In The Roses
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Show and Tell Wednesday at Blue Cricket Design
Rock 'n Share Wednesday at The Shady Porch
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense