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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rusty, raggedy and worn...just what I love!

How wonderful is this photograph....
A mother with her sweet baby ~
For you...

Precious children ~ for you as well...
(the little baby looks really surprised!)

Here are a few more treasures
that we discovered this past weekend ~
Why am I drawn to these photos of strangers?
Their faces...the beautiful shades of sepia ~
I love tiny leather pouches and
have used them in my artwork before.
And of course, you know one can NEVER have enough buttons....

Raggedy old books...
one is even a French text book from college!

A year book from an all girls school ~
The cover is what sold me....

And I discovered that I'm in love with Ace Hardware.
I found this wonderful wire that I'm going to use to make hangers
for these cool glass containers.

This one even had a little rust!!!

I've been working on another load to take to the antique space Friday.
We're slowly getting things together and
we don't actually pay rent until March 1st ~
and we've already almost sold enough to pay it!!

And I just have to show you this!
Tammy from Rock River Stitches bought my fairy in a jar tutorial
and placed a photo of her little grandbaby's face over the fairy's!
I just love her Tammy!!

Wishing you a wonderful Thursday sweet friends,
hugs and love,


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Such beautiful old photo's! I love the old books they are so cool to decorate with. So glad to hear your doing so well in your new antique space! Have a blessed day!!
Daphne Nicole

Lori said...

Dawn, those photos are gorgeous...i really love the mom and her baby, that is really sweet!!!

Theresa said...

Dawn, I found old pictures yesterday while cleaning and thought of you:) Have a blessed day my friend! Do you know anywhere local selling the "Flea Market Style Magazine"? Thanks!

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dearest Dawn,

Beautiful photos! I love looking at your treasures!

I'm off to visit Rock River Stitches!

Have a wonderful day!


Lululiz said...

I am so happy to hear that your antique booth is going so well. Hardly surprising though, your treasures are just lovely.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~
Oh my gosh I know what you mean about the pictures and buttons ~ I am dying to go to a giant flea market and just look and look forever and find some more treasures ~ Where ohhhh where is spring ???
I love love your finds !! Ohhhh girl, You have to show us your space soon ~


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love the old photos and I chuckled when you called them "strangers". In our home, I call them "instant relatives". If I like the photo, I put it in a frame and mix it with my Real relatives!!LOL!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the books and buttons...and all the old stuff! The little fairy is precious! What a wonderful way to display this beautiful photo!

rockriverstitches said...

Dawn, thanks for stopping by my blog to see my fairy in my jar. I was
going to email you today to let you know I posted about your wonderful
blog and tutorial, but someone else let you know.

Have a Great Day!

Miss Sandy said...

Yummy stuff! Love the fairy baby, she did such a great job! Happy junkin'

Julie said...

Such wonderful finds, Dawn! I love vintage photos, too--I just find I get lost in them. Love that book "Maids and a Man"--fabulous! Thanks for sharing these--hope your day is marvellous!

Sugar said...

I especially love the books! I wish I could find treasures like that around here, but I've never really looked. Maybe I shall soon! Thank you for sharing and giving such wonderful inspiration.

sepiadreams said...

Hi Dawn...Love the old photos as well. Please post photos of your booth as you redo it. Can't wait to see it...LOve Tiina.....

vikki said...

~♥~ Hi Sweetie ~ How fun all the items you collected... my faves, too! thanx for the images... them! after i have used some pages from an old book {when collaging, etc} i think the covers would make wonderful journals of your own personal items... happy creating & great going on your space... love. it when i make rent right away, too!! it just means we git to go & find more treasures {for ourselves & the space...} loveya with many hugs & blessings, vikki ~♥~

Kathy said...

Great collectables Dawn...Love the old sepia photos...and I think I just bought the same wire...always good for many things creative.
Sounds like your doing well with your booth.
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

CarLe Etc. said...

Oh my,isn't it somehow reassuring when you find a soul~sister...I too,love the sepia photos,tiny leather pouches,buttons,and tattered old books...and the topper is my fav ...the black wire from ACE(so many uses for that wire) know I bet there are alot of us out there...many Blessings

Dorthe said...

Wonderfull finds, dear Dawn,
As I`m sure you know, I love them all, thanks for beautifull photoes, dear.
Fantastic that you already sold so much in your booth, a succes for shure, and whom would`nt love your treasures, and art.

Love and hugs dearest friend.

Barbara Jean said...

Wonderful treasures you found, and great fairy jar.

Have a super day.


barbara jean

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Coucou Ma Belle,
Hope you are having a good day despite the cold. I love the photos you have shared with us and the precious photos. Especially the adorable baby who's sticking up hair as well as the surprised look too !!! What wonderful goodies that you have found. We certainy love the same things - books, buttons and bits 'n bobs. I'm so pleased that things are selling so well. I soooo wish could pop over and from here to see it in person.
Warmest best wishes,

SharDon Exclusives said...

Dawn, a friend of mine is a geneologist (sorry if I spelled it wrong) anyway when she goes antiqueing she collects old pictures and she calls them "orphan babies" and she gives them a home at last unless she finds their families. I always thought that was a sweet name. She puts them on her site and trys to find their families then sends them to the correct family so they can be reunited. Just thought I would pass that on.
Thank you for the sweet pictures. They are always appreciated,


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