I thought I'd take a break from altering costumes for my son's Shakespeare play (yes, 5th graders doing Shakespeare-and they do it well! Does that rock or what?), to say hello and show you a few of my finds from over the weekend. I did a little thrifting and a lot of antiquing and came up with quite a few treasures, some for me, some for sale. I am only showing you the white or white-ish ones since it is, after all, White Wednesday, possibly my favorite day of the week! Least productive day of the week since I spend WAY too much time hopping around looking at all of the pretties, but still my fav! ANYWAY, I scored the beautiful little glass apothecary jar shown above and below. I saw it and just knew it had to be my new mother of pearl button container. It's going to look great in my studio.
I got a set of 4 of these pretty little doilies. I will use them for some project down the road. Or maybe just enjoy them as doilies, who knows? I think its important to keep an open mind, right? My husband would tell me we could go broke keeping our minds so open, but he doesn't have to know everything!
I paid a lot for the heart shaped doily, but I have never seen a heart shaped doily before and I do have a special place in my HEART for heart shapes, so it just had to be. I think this would be great incorporated into an altered blouse or in a beautiful Magnolia Pearl inspired purse or tote. What do you think?
Or maybe into a lovely pillow inspired by my very talented blogging friend Rene' . Hmmmmm.... No Rene, I'm sorry, this one is mine.
These beautiful earrings are going to be cannibalized for their incredible beads and will be made into a necklace along with some of their vintage jewelry friends that I have been
This beautiful little fella (or maybe gal) almost didn't get picked up because of his very gold paint job. But when I walked over and really looked at the detail, I realized that it just had to come home with me. I will do a little makeover on him/her and subdue the paint a bit. I'd like to leave a little of the gold and silver peeking through though. Any thoughts? Email me or just comment on this post if you have any ideas on how to do this. Come on, you gals are the most innovative, creative, and talented people on the planet, I know you know. (smile)
Just love the detail on that sweetie. Ivy crown (or is it grape leaves? A horticultural genius I am not, I leave that to my brilliant husband), bird's nest in the hand, sweet face... does it get any better? Well, after a little make over it does, but other than that, I think not.
I almost fainted when I saw this incredible vanity tray. Nuff said.
Lastly, the thrift store was a bit of a dud where home goods were concerned, but where clothing was concerned, I was pleased. Check out this gorgeous top from one of my fav stores, White House Black Market. I couldn't buy it fast enough. Love its lace detail and the color is divine. I'm thinking "date night".
Well ladies, must rock and roll. I'm linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday. YAY!
DON'T FORGET to enter my 100th post giveaway here. Time is getting short for you to win a copy of Fifi O'Neill's Romantic Prairie Style and one of my lavender sachets. Entries need to be in by midnight Mountain time tomorrow, March 31st with the winner being announced April 1st, so get on over there. You'll be glad you did.
Until next time,