Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thrifted Finds and More Valentine Love

Yesterday I went to that little flea market here in my town. There was actually a little line when I got there which surprised me.

Anyway, I'm so glad I went because look at what I found.

A local antique dealer just closed her shop and she had three big tables full of treasures for just $1.00 each! I got all ten vintage frames, four with glass for a buck a piece. I also got the little box, vintage earrings, vintage collapsible cup, pearl necklace and three other necklaces, and the two tin heart ornaments (not old). I got everything pictured here for $21.00.

Click on picture for a better view of the cool junk I got.

Next, I headed over to a town just down the road as I saw that there was an estate sale going on. I usually don't have a lot of luck at estate sales, but occasionally I get lucky. Usually I am too cheap to pay the prices they are asking, and I wouldn't say that the prices yesterday were fabulous, but they weren't too bad. Here's what I got there.

After uploading this picture I realized I didn't arrange things very artfully. Oh well. You get the gist. I love this little pink stool. Also found the vintage fruit dish towel, pink and brown apron, bag of trim featuring little pink rose appliques, vintage sweater, little rose & heart necklace, pearl choker, and bag of vintage plastic clips. I got all of this for $24.00. Not too bad.

Close up of pearl choker and sweater. I love vintage sweaters and wear them all the time. Usually with a rhinestone brooch from my collection. This one is a neat greyish tan color that I think will look great with a white t-shirt and jeans.

All in all, I'm very happy with the short time I spent thrifting yesterday.

Later when I checked the mail, I got a package. Oh boy! Don't you just love getting packages in the mail? I sure do! And I was really looking forward to this one as it was from my "oh so charming, itty bitty swap" partner Jo. Yesterday I showed you what I sent her. Well, take a looky at what she sent to me.

Everything was so wonderfully packaged, I didn't want to open anything, it was so pretty. Did I mention Jo likes all things French? I just loved her little french themed gifts. She even drew a picture of Le Tour Eiffel on the envelope. Just gorgeous. And look at the little rose treasure chest! Wow! She went all out.

Here's a picture of what was inside all of those fab packages. Lots of yummy goodies and dvd of French Kiss, and Paris CD.

Here is a close up of the itty bitty valentine Jo made for me. She is really one creative person. I wish she had a blog. Really Jo, I know you are busy with your twins, but you really should have a blog to show everyone how incredibly talented you are.

Last night I got a call from the lady at the Polk Flea Market which is being held tomorrow. You may remember me trying to get into it last month with no luck. Well, she called to tell me she has two tables available if I want them so I said yes! That's what I will be doing tomorrow. Selling at the flea market. I do realize that it is Super Bowl Sunday, so hopefully people will still come and want to buy my junk. I will be busy today getting everything together so I can leave here tomorrow at 5:00am. Ugh! Wish me luck!


melissa @ the inspired room said...

Great finds Lisa! I love everything you got!

Happy weekend!

Sandi McBride said...

Have Mercy Lisa, you must have horse shoes falling out your...well, you know...I'd make some neat shadow boxes with those know, get hubby to build a little box to fit each frame and for the bathroom some neat wall paper with a bathtub, little toilet..etc...that would be so neat! Then you could put it in a giveaway!!!!Yeah! Oh, sorry, got carried away. But your pretties are all so...well, pretty

Scrappy Moments said...

What Fun Finds. I love The Pearl Choker & The Valentine Goodies, What an Adorable Itty Bitty Card, That Must Have been a Fu Exchange :)


Charlotte said...

The title A Thing for Roses drew me to your blog. Pink roses - ah, they're my favorite. I use to think it was white gardenias. I still love them, but no - it's pink roses. Enjoyed your blog.

Back Through Time said...

I love all your stuff!! And I have several of those shoe bag thingys. I LOVE them! Yours is beautiful, I would have bought it too!
Stop by my blog.........I have something for you!!

Vintage Tea said...

More great finds!

I've finally got round to completing my weird facts you tagged me to do if you dare look over at my blog!!!

Best Wishes


Tammy said...

You are finding too much fun stuff! I must come along!!!!

Michelle said...

Great stuff! I love it all.. the exchange looked like fun :)


Anita said...

I loved your blog! I found you on the Halo Hill blog. Beautiful pictures of lots of great stuff. Anita@ The Pink Funny Farm.

Stephanie said...

Ok, so we are from the same area and I didnt know about the estate sale ! I need to send my email address to you for futures sales !! LOL
What antique dealer closed ? I went shopping today w/ Pam and found LOADS of Goodwill treasures and found a really fun store in Albany !
I love the things you came home with ,especially the hearts !
Have a great weekend, Stephanie

cherished*vintage said...

gee-whiz! I want to live in OR where treasure hunting is so great. That pink stool is a sweetie! Have fun Sunday, I hope you sell lots!

Esther Sunday said...

LOVE your finds!!!!! Good luck at the flea market sale! Love, Esther

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! That was a great sale! I love those old frames and that jewelry!

Lori said...

Lisa, Boy I find some buys but yours beat me by a mile!!! Have fun with all the new girly treasurers you've found! Lori

Counting Your Blessings said...

So how did it go yesterday? You got some great stuff on your junking jaunt. Aren't old frames great?! Hope you have a good Monday. Blessings.. Polly (p.s. got the website up!!)

LisaLaughs said...

Hi, Lisa!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! What a lucky girl you are to have found those lovely treasures!! I hope your flea market day was fun yesterday!! Take care!!


Aleta said...

A total score on those frames!! Pretty, pretty choker too! You're right, those sweaters ROCK with a t-shirt and jeans!!

Hugs and hugs, Aleta

Jo said...

To my very SWEET swap partner, LISA (A thing for roses): WOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW and I'm so thankful for your sweet thoughtfulness!!!!
I caught a terrible cold last Wednesday, then the blizzard came to town and I couldn't open your surprise package or get to a computer until today!!!!!!!!! And was I ever totally enthralled with your most beautiful itty-bitty valentine cards to me....FOUR absolutely GORGEOUSSSSS itty-bitties just for all those SWEET lovelies for me and my lil' ones...the heart candies,the sweet chocolate, the adorable lollipops, the hand-made cards, the beautiful cherub tin, the precious vintage notes, beautiful papers, your kind note oh, I could just go really created such simple yet elegant beauty just for truly went over and beyond and you totally made my day...I'm in love with everything you sent...I'm so lucky to have met you you and had this opportunity to swap with you...I truly can't believe that we were on the same wavelength on our creations...hoping you liked what I sent...GREAT MINDS REALLY THINK ALIKE! I will post your sweet goodies you so graciously and lovingly gave to me and also my pixs of the neat stuff I sent you really soon... check them out at
Looking forward to one of those days, when time will be on my side + I'll be able to muster enough courage to start a blog...thank you for your vote of confidence...really means a lot! Again, thank you so much for making me feel ultra special and bringing warm sunshine to my lil' ol' heart! xoxoxo Jo ;)

Sarah said...

Oh! What a lucky girl to get all those great frames for a 1$ each!