Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The rest of my weekend treasures....

Here's the rest of Saturday's garage sale and flea market (from yesterdays post)...I don't know why my pictures are fuzzy....they look great when I Photoshop them but then when I get them on blogger they look fuzzy!

3 lovely vintage tablecloths...2 at $4 each and 1 at $7

A beautiful white vase marked Abingdon, a little creamer form the flea market from Germany and an old bow tie in the box from the garage sale...from $2 to $5

A pink chiffon purse form a little girls "coketail" party. The invitation, flowers and pink velvet  hair bow were all inside. 
This is exactly what I needed to go along with my $5 pink prom dress posted here.

2 round linen table cloths with crochet edgings are underneath.

A beautifully embroidered Redwork with expertly crocheted trim, it has a few light spots and I can't tell if it's faded or a variegated thread...but it's still so beautiful. I'd like to hang it above my bed. 

The design is me all the way...early to bed for sure...and the branches and flowers. It's exactly what I would pick if I had 100 different designs to choose from.

I love this most...a linen table runner with the prettiest design I've seen yet.

Those pink clusters are solid french knots! And the colors are to die for....

An old beaded purse that has seen it's better days but for $2! Look at the tip of the clasps...they glow in the light.

A cotton crochet heavy bedspread that is coming apart at the seams.
Now I understand what the 4 pieces of crochet were intended to be when I made that giant crochet rose posted here.
They pieced a bedspread together using the crochet strips and cotton....the wide crochet is like giant insertion lace. Then they edged the entire thing with the crocheted scalloped lace.
The lace is hand sewn onto the cotton and I can remove it and make another giant white rose using the scalloped crochet!!! It was 5 bucks!!!

From the flea market I found this tall wicker hamper...I think it's a hamper..with a little neutral stain I can brighten up the wood. For some strange reason I just love this thing even though it's a little shabby.
And a small basket.

A cool wire paper basket with little springs on each corner...why? I don't think they show up very well here.

We think the foot stool may have been used in  a passenger car of a train?

I had to have the shell backed child's rocker!!! Mr. Wild will sand blast it and paint it a nice color

 A couple of guys were selling mums that were at their peak for $2 each or 3 for $5...I started with one and came home with 3!

A wicker basket and a beautiful crochet piece...yes that's the back of the price tag but I kind of like it there and was thinking of stamping something on it.

A cloths line winder for dirt cheap, the sugar bag and the perfect pink pillow ticking came from the garage sale.

All of these treasures were not pricey. I don't buy it if it's too much unless I just cannot live without it. I try to be frugal at sales and I truly have more fun finding a bargain. But it's terribly addicting so it adds up anyway!

Someday, when I'm old and ready to unload some things I'll start selling it but for now I just want to enjoy it all.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my 'junk'!

Just when I finished posting and walked away this guy was perched on the top of the open window and flew to the tree so I grabbed my camera for this pileated woodpecker.

Linking to;
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday


Francine said...

So many beautiful things ... the embroidery on the table runner is amazing! Great finds!! :)

Angela said...

You are on quite a roll!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

"junk"? hardly! I think you hit the mother load! I really love the red embroidered piece...well all the pieces actually!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

FUN finds!!! Linens are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your "junk" finds.

Ruffles and Relics said...

thanks for sharing.. the linens are beautiful!!

Pamela said...

More lovely treasures! You were one shopping lady!

Sarah said...

I love your finds! Especially the table clothes at the very top. Many a time I've seen lovely ones but have had to pass them by because of the cost!

Lynn said...

I pretty much would've bought everything you did! I LOVE your treasures, especially the vintage tablecloths and other linens. I'm your newest follower and I love it if you could stop by Cottage and Creek and say 'hi.' I enjoyed my visit!

Anna said...

those tablecloths are beautiful! You got a lot of great deals!
We have seen those pilated woodpeckers in our yard too

Jann Olson said...

Wonderful finds! Love the redwork!! The little girls pink purse is precious. Hope that noisy woodpecker doesn't keep you up at night

Honey at 2805 said...

What beautiful linens your found. One man's junk, another woman's treature!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated!

A Cottage Muse said...

OK Faye...I want to go pickin' with you...you found some fabulous "stuff"!!

DearHelenHartman said...

That little beaded purse is a treasure for sure and what luck to get a woodpecker to pose for a picture! Had a fun visit here today.

The Quilt Ladies said...

I love the beaded purse, great finds. www.thequiltladies.com

Sue said...

Wow, you found a lot of treasures. I especially love the redwork ~ so beautiful.
Have a great day.

Connie said...

I can not believe all the goodies you find! Then you capture wonderful photos with them. Always fun to stop in and see what your latest purchase is!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Oh my goodness--beautiful finds!

tami said...

Oh Faye I love all your finds! I posted my finds for Pink Saturday too. I think your trip was a little better than mine this week..lol..The little pink purse filled with goodies is my favorite..and oh my goodness what a gift to get to see that woodpecker.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Loved seeing your wonderful finds...some awesome pieces here. I especially love the tablecloth with the lace...amazing for $5. Vintage art pieces abound from this find. Love it. Hugs, Gayle (in Canada)

Ellen said...

Wow you sure did score big. I just love linens and you sure did get the cream of the crop.
We have lots of woodpecker salso.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I don't think we could shop together since we are both drawn to the same things! Haha! What treasures you have found! The linens are each so lovely. That table runner is gorgeous. The bedspread has so many hours of work in it; what a great price you paid.

I like the thrill of the hunt as well and also do not pay much. It makes the treasuring hunting all the more satisfying when we do come across such beauties in our price range, don't you think?

Sherry said...

You are doing a great job. We need to go shopping. LOL Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

Sandi said...

you are a girl after my own heart. I love old crocheted lace pieces and old embroidery pieces too.

Although, you definitely have had better luck finding beautiful treasures.