Friday, December 30, 2011

End of the year antique-ing

I took a little road trip yesterday to northwest of Denver to meet up with Suzanne at the shop that's at the halfway point between our homes...
I got to meet her buddy Cheryl who I've heard so much about, and we had lunch and exchanged Christmas treats, too!  (I can't believe I didn't take any photos of us!)
I made Suzanne this Ball jar that I'd filled with the sweetest vignette: an antique photo of a little girl in winter garb...
with lots of sparkly stuff inside...
and topped with sheet music and glitter!
She gave me some beautiful things, including this prettily wrapped gift!
It's an absolutely beautiful day book!  I haven't had one of these in years!
I can't wait to begin using this...in a few days!
The bird theme is just over-the-top beautiful!
We so enjoyed hunting for treasures; we were all still enthralled with all the great vintage Christmas stuff...
if you're sick of Christmas, look away!

I loved the gold flower, above, with its tin petals and mercury glass bead center!
But what I really wanted was this vintage bottle brush tree; I'd never seen one like it!
It came complete with a glass star, and all the beautiful, chippy glass ornaments!  I wanted it so much, but was unwilling to pay the $32 price. 

Okay -- no more Christmas.  Here are some of the other great things I loved at the store:
There was this lavender pair of bed slippers -- quilted satin with ostrich feathers!!
Tons of beautiful ephemera -- and that library card cabinet in back was full of sorted postcards!
Lots of pretty things...
like this to-die-for "cake box"!
~Swoon!
I can't believe I came home without ephemera; instead, I fell in love with this pretty box of hair pins!
I just loved that it had compartments and that the pins were different sizes.
Some beautiful ribbon...
and trim; I had received some of this in a matchbook swap and used most of it up, so I was thrilled to find some more.  I love this stuff!
Oops, I said no more Christmas, but I forgot about this -- isn't it the cutest?  It's paper ribbon.
This gorgeous needlepoint stole my heart...
with its careful stitches, bright colors,
and satin backing.  It was only 99 cents so of course it had to come home with me.
The rest of my bag was filled with BUTTONS!  I still need to sort and photograph them for you, so stay tuned for that, either here or on my Button Floozies blog!

 I'm thinking up an end-of-the-year kind of post for tomorrow or the next day, so be sure to visit again for new year wishes, friends!

5 comments :

Liz said...

Love the tin and the hair pins - unusual find!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

pam said...

I love the day book, especially how she cut to fill in some of the shape that was already there! I have one just like it and have been trying to decide what to do with it, now i think I have a great idea. I love the christmas all year round! Glad you had fun!

LuLu Kellogg said...

The cake box and the slippers are my faves!!!

LuLu~*xoxo

Beth said...

I pinned the jar. I love this idea and I want my daughter to use it for decorating for her wedding. We'll see... Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year, and happy blogging.

Mina said...

I love the ball jar full of wonderful treasures. It is so very lovely, Laurie. Everything at the shop is gorgeous. How could anyone be sick of Christmas? I hope your new year is full of peace and love. Hugs to you, Mina.