Treasures

Treasures

Some of my little treasures!!

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Rocking chair

Rocking chair

Rocking chair with small round table and lamp

Gone with the wind

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the wind style globe lamp!

Gone with the the wind, I’ve never seen the movie. I do however love the style of lamp from that era. They look so stately and regal to me. My mother in-law has an antique one in a rich green with hand painted flowers it’s absolutely gorgeous. I will try and snap a picture of it and put it up. On another note, I added a small pitcher to my collection. It’s lovely, dainty and floral, what more could a girl ask for?

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Small floral pitcher marked RS Prussia.

Yard sale finds for June!

June yard sale finds!

June yard sale finds!

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As the weather gets warmer, the sales seem to pop up everywhere. There are a lot of town/village yard sales coming up that I won’t want to miss. I’m on the look out for a glass hurricane oil lamp, and as always a pitcher or ten to add to my collection,any old antique or vintage utensils/rolling pins,blue ball glass canning jars (I have a ton of he clear ones w/bail lids),antique lamp;preferably Gone with the Wind style,old glass medicine bottles,and i think that sums it up! I believe I will have to have a sale of my own just so I will have room to house my new finds!

A gift of flowers

Gorgeous peony flowers

Gorgeous peony flowers in a milk glass vase

I received a phone call from my 90 something year old neighbor this past Sunday. She called to ask me to come over because she had some flowers for me. I walked over to her house and there she was sitting on her little porch with a bunch of these beautiful peony flowers and a bright as sunshine smile on her face. It is such a great feeling to know that someone was thinking of me. It makes me want to do something kind for someone who is not expecting it. I put some in my bedroom and some in an aluminum pitcher that I had. As a bonus, they smell phenomenal.

Peonies in my aluminum pitcher.

Peonies in my aluminum pitcher.


Trunk sale!

Happy Saturday! i knew I had to go to the post office this morning and being that it was Saturday, I knew i had to get there early.  i could not start my morning off right without my coffee indulgence, so two cups later and I was ready for the day.   On my way to the post office there was a “trunk sale” in the village where I live. When I say trunk sale I literally mean people put all of their items in the trunk of their vehicles and set up shop in a parking lot! Plenty of people showed up to sell their goods and an abundance of shoppers were browsing. It was an interesting concept and quite a fun spin on your typical yard sale. My package was mailed off to its destination so I of course made a bee line over to the sale! I found a “Gone with the Wind” style lamp, 2 vintage sifters, a country wooden star candle holder, a small floral pitcher, a cute silver plated dish that was tarnished beyond recognition ( I polished it immediately), and a crochet doily runner. Overall I think I did pretty well.  Here are some of my finds:

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

Gone with the Wind style lamp!

2 Bromwell sifters

2 Bromwell sifters

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Silver plated dish after a good polish!

Wooden star candle holder Wooden star candle holder

Small floral pitcher

Small floral pitcher

Mother’s Day gift from my sister

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My sister stopped by and brought me a Mother’s Day gift, she is amazingly thoughtful. She knows that I love mason jars so she got me a mercury glass one and Gardenia scented potpourri since Gardenia was our mom’s favorite flower. I hope all moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day.