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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The goods...





It seems funny when I show you my found treasures
after a day of junkin'.
Because I always buy the same ol' stuff!!!
I can't help myself though...
these are the things I'm drawn to.

The treasures are usually small, a great price and
very neutral in tone, right???

My friend Debby and I spent the entire day
in Griffin, GA and visited a bunch of antique stores.
I didn't even feature them all on my last post...
I found a few wonderful things at each and every one!


Here's a peek at my recent finds ~




Buttons? Always.




My very first daguerreotype! I've always loved them but they were always
way too expensive...this one was very reasonable so she came home with me.




One beautiful, little baby slip...a few baskets...



A bag of buckles...why? I don't know, I just loved them!
A couple of old sheet music books...ceramic hands that I filled with
some old buttons and one mother of pearl buckle that were found too.



A wonderful old hat, gorgeous lace with just the right of age on it,
and can you see the small galvanized bucket under it all?





An empty scrapbook with a gorgeous cover....




A beautiful quilt scrap...wouldn't it make a wonderful needle book or two?



I loved this string holder with scissors too!



These spice jars are from the thrift...I hand washed each and every one ~
Now to decide what to do with them :)






This beautiful pillow with a brand spankin' new feather insert
was discovered at the thrift too.
After taking the slip cover off, laundering it and pressing it...
it looks gorgeous!




I also found some beautiful fabric at a few antique stores...
just 2 yd remnants but I've been wanting to make Clara
a few little summer blouses ~
We'll see if that happens :)



Lastly, I wanted to share a little pincushion that I made for a friend ~
housed in a tart tin and dolled up a bit.
I so hope she loves it!!!!



Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday precious friends ~

hugs and love,
Dawn






24 comments:

Becky @ Vintage 541 said...

Such fun treasures you found Dawn...and your tart tin crown pincushion is fabulous!! Love it!

~~ Becky @ Vintage 541

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Dawn, I never EVER tire of your sharing your awesome treasures.

You have such a gifted and talented eye to find the most amazing things.

Looks like you really scored this time!

morkaren said...

Du er da rigtig god til at finde "guld" på markederne, det er en dejlig masse fine ting du der fik hjembragt, de dejlige krydderi glas ville jeg nok sortere mine knapper i, og have dem stående fremme til pynt. knus morkaren.

Lesley UK said...

Having seen all the lovlies you bought, I REALLY wish I'd been able to go with you .PS I don't think my bank manager would have been too thrilled though lol

Karen B. said...

Sweet Dawn,

yet again you found some amazing treasures~ I love the hat! And you pincushion ... beautiful!!
many hugs and love
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Judi said...

THAT Hat is dreamy!.

Theresa said...

So many beautiful finds:) LOVE that pillow! I always enjoy looking at your treasures! Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You found some great things, Dawn! I love the jars ~ I'm sure you will come up with something for them. I also like the single shaker you found. If nothing else these all make for nice storage pieces for your craft room.

Okio B Designs said...

Amazing finds Dawn! I'm so looking forward to the start of garage sale season here. I'm hoping to hit some estate sales this weekend. I've got the itch and I hope I find some lovely goodies like you did!

Jeanine

Vee said...

All wonderful...I want to see things the way you do. Sadly, it's just not going to happen. At least, I can see them because you share.

Leann said...

All creamy and dreamy!

Lovely:)

simply bev said...

Lovely treasures! Those spice bottles are fun and the photo of the young child is adorable!

Cheryl said...

What wonderful treasures, can't wait to see what you do with some of these fun items.... I am looking forward to springtime when I can start garage saling & then June when I come to Georgia for days full of treasure hunting!
Cheryl

Junkchiccottage said...

Dawn these are some really great treasures you found. Ohhhhh I love the crown pin cushion. That is beautiful and such a sweet gift.
Kris

Joolz said...

Wonderful finds! Have fun creating!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Dawn..............You have some beautiful finds there. I too just gravitate towards certian things.. Cant help myself. I love everything you picked.. Of course you do have an eye for amazing..so .. wouldnt expect one thing less my sweet friend... HUGS and prayers for you a beautiful week .

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my look at all that fabulous yummies....Dawn I just love reading your blog and your photos take me to another time and place...love love....your finds are simply amazing, so vintage chic...your little crown pin keeper is so pretty and delightful...thanks for sharing.
hugs Peggy Lee

Lady Pamela said...

Hi Dawn,
Don't you think the picture looks a lot like your Clara? I certainly do.
*Smiles*

Mary Alice said...

what are you going to do with the belt buckles???

FredaB said...

It is so much fun looking at what other people find at the thrift store or flea market. Almost as good as finding it yourself.

Hugs

FredaB

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, I get so exited seing all the beautiful treasures you have found, and so happy for you-as I know how much you appreciate all the wonderful old "gold" and know you will create wonders with them!
I love the hat and the daguerreotype, what a fantastic find.
Hugs dear friend from me in Denmark :-)
xx,Dorthe

Barbara Jean said...

I always love all your finds, Dawn.
They are what I would buy too.

Love your little pin cushion. a little crown. so cute!

blessings
barb

Laurie said...

Oh Dawn, I never get tired of looking at your finds and your creations!

Unknown said...

love your blog and have had a beautiful morning back reading after having no computer for the last couple of months loved it all thankyou for sharing

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