Sunday, August 3, 2008

A few wonderful finds ~

I went treasure hunting Friday and just had to share with you the little treasures I found! I don't know what it is about these precious little baby shirts but when they are only 3.00....they are coming home with me!! I love them! I've been thinking of a few ideas to turn them into artwork but haven't quite gotten around to working on them.

The most adorable little cigar box (if they can be adorable), Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass which is so small, I just love it . . . a French text book, more sheet music (I know, but it ranks right up there with fabric, whoever dies with the most WINS), some great old photos, a group of tiny bottles and one looks like it has that violet hue! An old wallet with our initial on it and the most precious postcard with a big shell and baby on it . . .

Why do I love this tattered, stained, old photo (above)? I can't quite tell you except that she's adorable and I love tattered, stained and old.

And look what Walt Whitman says about beautiful women:

Wishing you a peaceful, happy Sunday ~
xxoo, Dawn


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Dawn,
I love your finds, I'm with you when it comes to old photo's, just to look at them and thank, these are someone's family and they are just lost. You did good.

Unknown said...

Those are some fabulous finds. I love old photos and old bottles.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

i wonder if he really meant the old are more beautiful than the young? that is really beautiful if he did.
the picture of the baby in the seashell is it.
xoxo nita

Shopgirl said...

You find the finds we would all love to find....three finds, now four....I can't say enough about what you do. And I too really like the little baby girl, she is adorable.
Speaking of is the Grandbaby coming along?
Hugs, Mary
night Owl!

Tina Leavy said...

love your new finds...especially the little baby shirt.
but they all are great though.
hope you are having a good weekend
p.s. new Small Town Living magazine is online..
with an article about vintage photos.

Lori said...

you did find the most wonderful things Dawn! i really love that precious little baby shirt...what a great price too!!!

Vee said...

Lovely treasures...I found a few myself yesterday.

I really like Walt Whitman every now and then.

Jessi Nagy said...

oohh so lovely!!
i love the baby hanger.
so charming.

Doreen Frost said...

What great the little baby shirt ..and the hanger :)

Take care,

Anonymous said...

You found some beautiful treasures! Love them all and can't wait to see what you do with them!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, Treasures! And I totally and wholeheartedly agree with you: chips, cracks, tatters, tears, water stains....etc....all add character and tell a story! If only they could talk....

My Arts Desire said...

Oh Dawn!
I would say that your day of hunting was fruitful! I'm with you all the way on the tattered and worn photos. Do you suppose they evoke a sense of "well-loved" in us? Sort of like the story of the Velveteen rabbit. To me they speak of a photo that has been touched and savored and gazed upon repeatedly. Too pristine means they got stowed in a safe place and forgotten. Doesn't make them less special, but no one lovingly and adoringly went to them time and time again to smile and remember...

Are you enjoying the Atlanta heat?! Sure wish we'd get a decent rain out of these storms that keep rolling through.

A blessed Sunday to you and yours,

vikki said...

a blessed sunday to you, sweetie! love your lil treasures & finds. anything old, tattered, chippy, rusty, stained the better! sweet loves ~ finds m'dear. will write later... hugs, vikki ♥

~*~Patty S said...

Walt Whitman is THE MAN :) Such Lovely things you found, wonderful. The sad little one sitting by the sea, ohhhh that is just so precious!!!

Barbara Jacksier said...

Hi dawn

For some reason blogspot eliminated the dashes in your url on my link! That's why I thought your blog had vanished.

I have a lot of catching up to do. Good thing I have a quiet few days coming up. Can't wait to see what you've been up to.


Anonymous said...


in my book, tattered, stained, torn,....equals well loved!!!
and i'm glad we subscribe to the same book!!!

meleen dupre

Jann said...

I love all of it, especially the precious photo of the little boy in the shorts. Thank you for sharing! Smiles, Jann

Anonymous said...

Such Lovely, Scrumptious Finds!!! So inspiring!!! That little girl in the photo is adorable! Can't wait to see what you do with her.


Nita Jo said...

Beautiful. You find the most amazing things. Love the tattered photo. When I find photos at shops or yard sales, I think of the hands that once held them... loved them...

Julie said...

I found some of those little shirts before my oldest was born. We lived in Alabama at the time and it was the first time I had ever seen such a thing. He lived in them that first summer.


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