Remember last week when I showed you the cooler I bought?...well that was the first time that I had been out treasure hunting for quite a while and since then, I've been itching to get out and see what I can find in the thrift shops.
Sterling likes to go with me so we went this week to several places...here are my finds.
The above photo is a vintage embroidered round tablecloth. It's embroidered all the way around...lovely. It will go nicely in my livingroom.
This sweet tablecloth is square an I'm sure it was made to fit a card table. The design is stitched in all 4 corners and is really well done on nice thick fabric.
This platter might not look like much to you but it's really cute and very large...about 20" round. I love the color of green and to make it even better, there were 2 of them so I got them both. They will work for serving up lots of good things on a buffet table don't you think?
I found a pair of vintage "bling" clip earrings...I'm ready for my close-up...LOL
Wow...these are a really long and a really pointy pair of scissors...they kind of look like a weapon that would have been used in a case on Perry Mason...or maybe CLUE....well, I love them and will not use them for a weapon but will frame them with some other vintage sewing things.
I found some large vintage feedsacks that I will happily add to my stash...
I found 2 of the same print and I took a picture of both because one has blue flowers and one has turquoise and I didn't know if they were different dye lots or one had faded....although I can see now that you can't really tell by the photo but there is a big difference.
I really fell in love with this one...it's my favorite.
I have a thing for hand mirrors...I love the way they look on my dressing table. I found this one to add to my collection. It meets all of the requirements for loveliness for me - pink, floral, graceful lines, vintage and some bling....thats what I love!
Sterling said "Mom, you gotta come see something, I know you're gonna want it."
I kept putting him off because I was busy going through a pile of vintage linens but he kept saying, "you better come, someone else will get it".... but he wouldn't tell me what it was.
I wasn't too worried about going to see whatever it was because there is ALOT of junk at a thrift store and I didn't think Sterling really understood the kind of things I was looking for...
...well I should have known better because he is an artist and has a really good eye.
Anyhoo, long story not so short, he led me to this very large, very heavy, very beautiful carved vintage mirror.
Uh yeah...he was right, I sure did want it and will never doubt him again.
He knows I really like old mirrors too and I have a wall full of them above my fireplace mantel in my livingroom. The center one is the same size as this one, about 3 feet x 5 feet. It also has a wide carved frame although the design is different.
I wanted to show you some of the carving...sorry the pic turned out blurry....just take my word for it, it's a real treasure....at a thrifty price too!
I seem to have found alot of vintage silver this trip...this will also look darling in my livingroom...
I need to go find the perfect candles for it...won't it be a great centerpiece for a cozy candlight dinner?
More silver spoons and serving ware to use in my kitchen. I love eating off of silver...we use it every day in my kitchen. They are all mismatched which is what I like. Just like a scrappy quilt, each piece adds it's own character.
Click on the pic for a close up of the details...every one is just gorgeous.
Another large vintage serving spoon with a red bakelite handle...I love to use these also and pick them up whenever I see them. They are getting harder to find.
By the way, if you are wondering why you see the same cute little pink floral fabric in the background of alot of my photos, it's because I take the pictures in my studio and that's the fabric that covers my large rectangle ironong board that Mr. Honey made for me.
I found a linen dresser scarve already stamped and ready to stitch...it still has the original vintage tag on it. The pattern is on each end. I bought it for Kassidy to embroider, she loves kittens.
I also got 8 really big red coat buttons...they aren't too vintage but they look like it don't they? Sterling saw these on the floor in a sandwich baggy and picked them up and put them in my cart...I'm going to have to take him with me more often.
He likes to look at music things and old books and whatever else catches his eye.
Okay now...don't laugh, just hear me out. When we were looking at the old records I came across this old set of square dance records. They are 78's and a set of 3 are in there.
The music plays and you can hear the caller giving instructions....
Has anybody out there ever square danced? I think it's fun and I grew up square dancing so I thought since we have a record player in our family room (of course we do) that we could give it a whirl...pun intended LOL!
Now don't judge me too harshly and I hope you will still visit my blog after learning this about me....and besides, remember it's all about the dancing for me NOT the traditional square dancing clothes like the huge gathered skirts with tutu's under them...no thanks, I'm fine with jeans and a t-shirt (boots too)...that's more up my alley....after all, remember I'm a small town girl who loves small town traditions....don't knock it till you've tried it!