Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year/New (Old) Finds

Happy New Year dear blog friends!  Just thought I would say hi and show you a few of the cool things I’ve been finding lately.  Isabel and I went to our favorite monthly flea yesterday and while it has been better, we both managed to find some good stuff.

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Everything here with the exception of the barkcloth vanity organizer was found at the flea. The organizer was found at Goodwill and it’s a keeper.  I love those for storing all my little bits in the craft room.

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I also found some bling and other littles at the flea.  Some of these items have already been packaged up and some will be used in some craft projects I have planned.

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I love these little rose calling cards and was tickled that I found some more to add to my collection.

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Have been eyeing these adorable vintage paper covered hat boxes in Debbie’s space for awhile and I finally bought them.  They will replace two I currently have in my craft room that hold my collection of vintage lace.

And finally, one of my favorite recent finds:

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This lovely hand painted roses glass jar trio was found at the Goodwill.  I initially left them there because I was being cheap and thought they were priced too high.  After leaving the store and visiting a couple other shops, I was still thinking about them and decided to go back and get them and I’m glad I did.  They cleaned up nicely (they were a bit grubby in the store), and have no cracks or chips.  I’m a sucker for just about anything with hand painted roses.  I can totally picture these with bars of soap in the large one, cotton balls in the medium and q-tips in the small one on a bathroom vanity.

Today is the last day for the kids to be home for holidays.  I’ve enjoyed having them home and having less chaotic mornings, but it will be nice to get back to a regular schedule.  TTFN!

18 comments:

~Tonja~ said...

Awesome finds....I just love to find stuff like this...
Have a Blessed day...
Tonja

Andy's Attic said...

You did well!! I can see why you went back for the jars....they do call your name :>) Happy New Year!
Annette

A Cottage Muse said...

It has been weeks since I have been out treasure hunting...your beautiful finds have me wanting to go now!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what great things you found.
Love that jar of buttons
Alison

kluless said...

Love those apothocary jars with the roses. You were SO lucky they were still there. I missed a couple of great candlesticks yesterday at Salvation Army when I waffled over the price and whether or not I really "needed" them. Well of course I didn't, but when I went back (without ever leaving the store) they were gone. You snooze, you lose!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Wow--you score some good loot!!!
I love the rose cards!!

Florence said...

You scored well! Wow! Hugs Florence

Wanda said...

I don't know, girl. Looks like you scored pretty good for the first of January! You came home with some of my favorite things.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Great stuff! But what I really loved is that shabby secretary a few posts below...that was a treasure...woulda' picked it up in a minute!
Yes...the earrings were the perfect touch for dd...she actually wears them a lot!
Happy New Year!
Rene

mitziscollectibles said...

I love all of your treasures, but the calling cards and the handpainted jars are my favorites. Seeing your haul makes me want to go out shopping.....

Lyn said...

Hi, Pretty finds. I live just outside of Portland and I didn't even know they had a flea market here? Love your blog! Lennie

liz said...

Love your jewelry selection . . . and I am still thinking about your wonderful belt buckles!! :)

Happy New Year!! xoxo - liz

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

You find the best stuff, Lisa. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Some real treasure. The glass jars are really cool.

junkology said...

Just found your blog! Thanks so much for putting me on your blogroll! Looking forward to having a new blogging buddy!! I LOVE all those calling cards, btw.

Off to update my blogroll! Happy junking... kristi

Collected Vintage Charm said...

Ms. Lisa,
Love your blog & it's always so fun to see your latest finds. It was nice running into you in Camas a few months back. Miss those days when you'd stop by to visit me in Milwaukie & share your finds. We love so many of the same things!
Blessings,
Raylene

Anne said...

I like the little green glass cake plate the best. So cute.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ARen't you glad you went back for the jars? I do that at thrifts too often- pass things up because I think they are over priced for a second hand shop. But then I stop and think about how much cheaper they are there than at an antique store or flea market and realize they are a good deal.