Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Friends and Shabby New Finds

Because I took some time off from work last week and am still on vacation this week, I had the chance to chat with the same two women waiting for two different mid-week sales. They are both avid estate sale shoppers and are both extremely polite and courteous. I had so much fun visiting with them and hearing of their shopping adventures.

This week's treasures had a shabby chic theme. I had a lot of favorite finds but I love this Fenton, Silver Crest Tiered Stand. It is so sweet.

My other favorite find was this vintage brass display stand with clasping hands.
I found several wire baskets that can also be used for displaying items. 

These two vintage pieces caught my eye because of their cool Depression-era green color. One is a wooden utensil box with Dutch windmills on the side. The other is a chippy metal tissue box with painted flowers.

When I first saw this "California" state hankie, I was excited because I liked the image. When I got home and looked at it more carefully I realized that it had several misspellings. Or maybe it is intentional because even the large word "CALIFORNIA" seems to be misspelled.

It was a fun week of treasure hunting. Meanwhile, my bathroom remodel is more than half-way done {it would have been completed by now if I didn't keep changing my mind.}

This is linked to:
Brambleberry CottageCoastal Charm, Common GroundCreating a House of Grace, French Country Cottage,  Her Library Adventure, It's a Very Cherry World, Mod Vintage Life, Savvy Southern Style, Tales From Bloggeritaville, The Colorado Lady, The Shabby Creek Cottage and Very Merry Vintage Style


  1. I love those wire baskets! There is an antique booth at my local antique mall who has a red utensil holder just like the green one you found, but it is marked Not For Sale. Bummer! I always check when I'm in, just in case they've decided to sell it. ;)

  2. Again... you're one lucky lady, Lynda!

    I just love that vintage brass display stand with clasping hands and the green boxes (wooden / metal). Beautiful! They'd all look great here in my home! ;-)

    Speaking of which: My latest post on my blog is showing a lot of photos from my home. In case you'd like to see how I live... (I haven't shown EVERYTHING from my home ofcourse - only a little bit from 6 of the rooms.)

    Have a great weekend in sunny C.A..

    *LOVE* Lisbet

  3. You found some great treasures this week! The Fenton tiered server is beautiful. I'm especially fond of the vintage clasping hands display item; that is a fantastic find!

  4. Everything that you thrifted this week is awesome, but I like the brass hand display the best. Congrats

  5. you have done so well, i love all your treasures, i'm not entirely into shabby chic but i must admit that i really like all your shabby chick finds. plus i love the green boxes and the vintage brass display stand.

  6. Beautiful finds! I love the claw clipped stand and the tiered one too.

    E :)

  7. Love your blog Lynda. It's wonderfully different and very inspiring and fun :)

  8. Oh my goodness! What treasures!

  9. That was one vacation you enjoyed in more ways than one. You really found some great vintage things.

  10. What lovely finds - not sure which I like better the wire baskets or that sweet, sweet tiered white dish.

  11. What fantastic finds! Love the tiered stand and the wire baskets. Found you via Mod Vintage Life. Tootles, Kathryn

  12. What a nice soft tiered dish, I just love this piece. And thos hands would look great on my desk. So many wonderful finds.

  13. I love these sort of things as well

  14. Wow! Gorgeous. I love the brass display stand. It would make a great talking point at a party.

    Madison xxx

  15. Wow...I would love to go thrifting with you! great finds

  16. Love them all; if I had to pick favorites it would be the Fenton tray and that cute clippy stand! Thanks so much for linking to Share the Love Wednesday!

  17. Everything is delightful but the tired stand (first Picture) is my favorite. That is just gorgeous!

    Barb ♥


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