Monday, December 2, 2013
Treasures...Bought & Received!
Hello and happy Monday evening everyone! I am popping in for a quick post tonight featuring a few recently found or received treasures! First up is this beautiful set of vintage strawberry glasses. There are 8 of them! My sister stumbled upon these at the Hospice Attic during their 50% off sale and bought them for me. They were a whopping $0.90...that's right, about eleven cent each! I was thrilled...:)
I really can't wait for spring to set a strawberry table...:)
Next up are the treasures sent to me by my sweet friend Linda from A La Carte! A few months ago, I won a giveaway Linda was hosting. Well, this wasn't long before her once in a lifetime trip to Paris and in the midst of all her preparations, sending the package got put on hold for a bit. Totally understandable...:) Well, Linda told me she would pick something up in Paris for me to include in the package when she sent it. This really wasn't necessary as I totally understood her not being able to send it earlier, but being the lovely lady she is, she did pick up a few things for me. Well, last week, I received this package from Linda and in it were so many treasures. I had so much fun unwrapping each one. Not only did she send the things from the original giveaway and a few Paris items, but she also sent some extra vintage and Christmas items. The note she sent was the best part though...I appreciate kind words and comments so very much...from all my blog friends...:)
Look at all the treasures she sent me!
This plate is just lovely and will be adorning a shelf in the new guest room soon! If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, please pop over and let me know what you think...:)
Look at all the Christmas goodies!
The sweetest set of vintage ornaments, still in the original box.
Most of these are items from the original giveaway...:) The little bird is living in the nest on the lamp in the guest room.
A few Paris themed items...:)
I love the snowman postcard ornament!
But my favorite piece in the entire box was this lovely strawberry dish towel/runner! Linda is such a precious lady and sweet friend. If you don't already know her, please go pay her a visit...:) Thank you again Linda, you are such a dear!
I found this pretty set of aqua blue snowflake salad plates at a Goodwill store. There were 7 of them in three different designs for $3.
These are some of my favorite plate finds ever! They are just gorgeous and were just $2 for the set of 4 salad plates. I look forward to creating a tablescape around them.
I found these awesome vintage postcards with the glassine envelopes for $0.49 each!
I just love them...:) Now I am trying to decide how to display them! Ideas?
And I bought yet three more apothecary jars. I know I have a serious problem people....I can't pass them up! These were all around or under $1.50 each if I remember correctly. The biggest one is made from two pieces that I don't think were original to each other, but it is so pretty with the fluted edges and the big glass ball on top! And for the record, I did not have a bell shaped jar yet...lol! They are sitting atop a set of 4 white and silver winter placemats that were new with tags for $2. They will look so pretty with my snowflake plates above!
Well, that's it! I have already found homes for all of the above items and am proud to say I have started sorting and purging every time I clean. The great thing about vintage is you can buy it and use it for a while and then resell it! Of course, my ETSY inventory is overflowing the shelves I have it on, but maybe eventually I will get that up and running!
Until next time....