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Trips to antique shops, flea markets, yard sales, etc and treasures found

Hello Dear Friends

How has your summer been? I do hope you are having fun and staying cool. It is hot and humid here in Texas and although I am enjoying my summer, I am looking forward to cooler weather. I have played with my nieces and nephews, went to a baby shower for a dear family friend. You know, one of those people who although isn’t related is just like family. I have watched Carly grow from a sweet little baby into a beautiful young woman.

It was so much fun to see her and wish her a very happy future. I also went shopping with my niece, mom, and sister. A little girl time is always fun, even more so when shopping is involved. I purchased a pair of really cute, red, heart earrings on sale, and my mom bought me an awesome shirt. After this adventure filled Memorial Day Weekend hubby took a week off of work. We spent it hanging around the house, chillin’ out, and relaxing. It may not have been very exciting, but is was fun and a much needed break. I have found a few treasures lately in our regular visits to the local flea market. I purchased two adorable vintage scarves. I loved the image on this one.

And this one was just too cute not to bring home.

Quite coincidentally, I found this lovely post on Elegant Musings all about vintage scarves. Please do check it out!
I also purchased a glamourous and gorgoreous tiara because every girl needs a pretty crown! It is just one of those little things that can make one feel beautiful and special.

I couldn’t resist this little gramophone pencil sharpener.

One of my favorite finds was this towel with a map of Ireland! How cool is this?

We spent a lovely evening with dear friends grilling burgers and eating brownies and ice cream. It is so fun just to sit and visit for bit. We all seem to be so busy and it’s hard to find a date when everyone is free. Everyone had fun and I know we all cherished the time together. Lastly, but not least, my husband brought home a vintage typewriter. It is an old Remington that the school was going to throw out. Micah rescued it and says he is going to type his novel on it. I think it is cool to have a piece of history sitting on the desk. It’s fun to type on too!

June has indeed been a fun and busy month! We are looking forward to the long weekend. We are not sure yet just what we will do. What about you? Have you big plans for the 4th of July weekend? Wherever you are and whatever you do, have fun, cherish time with family and friends, and please do stay safe!

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Highlights From Etsy

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Have you ever seen or heard of A Cameo Creation?  I discovered them sometime ago and fell in love.  They are the prettiest cameo portraits in lovely frames.  They will usually have a sticker on the back that says “A Cameo Creation.”  They were made in the 1940’s through 1960’s.  They can be found in thrift stores, flea markets, and antique shops and are inexpensive.  I fell in love immediately and began my own little collection.  We spent the weekend rearranging a few pieces of furniture which led to moving pictures as well.  I hung a bit of my collection here in the living room.  They are know on my mind so I thought I’d see what Etsy had to offer.  I found some lovely pieces!

1. The Tin Tiara
2. Analogueshop
3. VinTiDgCo
4. TheIDConnection

And now a couple of shots of my collection!


Treasure Hunt

Last weekend we got out of the house and went on a little vintage treasure hunt.  We had so much fun and we found some great treasures!

Isn’t this cherry red handbag awesome!  I’ve had my eye on it for awhile and finally brought it home.

These two portraits have a sticker on the back that says “A Cameo Creation.”  I discovered these last year and just fell in love.  I have found several in various places over the year and am excited to be able to add these to my collection.

I found these two necklaces and just thought that they were gorgeous!  The price was right, too!  Oh, and the pearl earrings aren’t vintage.  I found them on sale (1/2 off) at Kohl’s and was delighted.  They are a perfect match!

This was another awesome find.  My first Ray Conniff album was called “S’Marvelous.”  I found it when we first began collecting vinyl and I absolutely adore it.  I love Ray Conniff’s music and this album is a great addition to the collection.

I have often looked at vintage gloves.  They are so pretty, but usually not in the best of shape and rarely fit.  I have small hands and have always had a hard time finding any gloves that fit.  These fit perfectly and have the sweetest detailing.

Well, that’s it for this vintage treasure hunt.  I can’t wait for the next one!

Flea Market Style, Spring 20ll is Here!!!

One of my favorite magazines, Flea Market Style, has a new issue on newsstands now!  I just love this magazine.  It is pretty and full of wonderful, inspiring ideas!  If you love flea markets, vintage, and home decor than you simply must find a copy of this magazine!

 

Vintage Treasures

I was looking at this little blog of mine and realized that I haven’t shared any flea market/vintage treasures in awhile.  I still make regular excursions to the local flea markets and still hunt for treasure.  Here are a few items I’ve found quite recently.

One of my favorites has to be this little vintage handbag.  I was so excited upon discovering it!  It is the perfect size and goes with just about everything!!

Next up are these little plates I found for $2.  I love the gorgeous patina!  They go wonderfully with the fruit decor already in my kitchen.

I found this tin in a lovely little “shabby chic” booth at one of my favorite flea markets.  It has a hinged lid and was made in West Germany.  I fell in love with the shape, pattern, and colors of this tin at first sight!

I can’t resist looking at old linens, tablecloths, etc and occasionally bring home a brightly colored handkerchief.  Don’t they make such a lovely trio?

I saved the best for last!  I found a lovely vintage backgammon set!  My parents had one of these and I can remember playing with it as a child.  Notice I said “playing with it.”  I never knew how to play, but was always fascinated by it.  Hubby and I bought a cheap, modern set and have been learning the basics. They don’t make these like they used to, and I was thrilled to find this set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of a few of my vintage treasures.  Treasure hunting is lots of fun!  I encourage you to seek your own treasures and share.

Theirs and Mine

As often happens while perusing the internet, I became inspired!  First I saw this picture from Elegant Musings.

“This is so cute,” I thought. “I want to do this.” Here are my results.

I just happened to have a Bride and Groom paper doll set that I had picked up at one of my local flea markets. I used the Bride’s clothing and some lace I had in my stash. Isn’t it just too cute!

I found my second piece of inspiration on Pinterest.


Pinterest/Splendid Sarah

I thought it was so pretty and such a creative, wonderful idea. We just happened to have some pretty glass bottles laying around and one or two other thrifted finds. I played a bit and this is the result.

Inspiration can come from so many places and it’s so much fun to look around and use what you have in new, exciting ways.

 

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Flea Market Style

Have you seen this magazine? It is full of beautiful pictures and wonderful ideas. As you’ve probably guessed by the title, it’s all about flea markets and the beautiful things you can make with the treasures you find there. It is just a great magazine and I’m thrilled to have found it! Click here to find out more and visit the magazine’s blog for more inspiration.

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