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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vintage Finds in Cream, Pink and Green...and a little Blue!

If you love to crochet with fine thread and appreciate the old bedspreads our ancestors made then you are like me...I love to find a good vintage box full of new old stock crochet thread...
This is a gold mine for me!

And even the box is in great shape!

Last Saturday we both felt like taking the day off so we drove south to a river town, had lunch and hit the antique shops.

I've been getting spoiled with garage sale prices lately but I did really well that day!
For some reason when I unpacked everything I saw a color theme, it was all pink, green and cream!
It started with that square pink architectural piece.

I found 4 crochet arm chair doilies for $2 and the crochet pincushion for just a few dollars, it has pink silk ribbon laced through it and in great condition...

I LOVE this lingerie bag... hand made using linen fabric, embroidered and tied with a silk ribbon bow...

This is one of my favorite all time finds. It was marked down from $20 to $15!
Not a single flaw or stain anywhere, just waiting for me to find it.
For a girl who never liked pink, it sure is finding it's way into my home!

A pretty hankie holder for $6. All the ribbon is silk.

I had to get this, I LOVE the color and it was $2! I believe it's a letter holder and it's old and I thought just plain cool. 

I looked at this box last winter but passed it up.
For some reason I had to pick it up this time, I'm sure it was marked less than the last time.
It's shabby but I love the colors. It's covered in paper, looks like wallpaper.

I had no clue what it was but the shop owner said it is a perfume box.

Two days later I regretted not buying the other pink architectural piece so back I went and also found this vintage cloth shoe bag for cheap!  I've been looking for one for some time now.
This has that faded old look which I love, a quick hand wash and pressing will make it even better.

There was one shop we did not go into because they are always too pricey, I went in the on the second trip and found what I've been looking for.
This is the larger size grocer tin marked Loverin & Browne Wholesale Grocers.
This looks to be a gallon size and in beautiful shape, no dents or rust.

I found one last spring at a flea market without a price tag and the guy said $100! What...are you crazy!!! Back on the shelf it went...fast!

This tin was marked $30...more my speed!

I had such a good day, both days...isn't it just so much fun when you come home with some really pretty things and didn't spend a fortune!

They all make me smile when I look at them...the colors are so soothing!

Linking to;
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday


Blessed Serendipity said...

I am drooling over all your wonderful finds! That embossed tin is beautiful and your crocheted pieces are lovely. Love that they all look pretty together.


Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Looks like some good pickin' days for you. Nice finds!

Debbie said...

You always find the neatest stuff, Faye! Seriously!! LOVE the pink architectural piece.

Min Self said...

That is a nice tin. I love those sorts of things for storing my jewelry.

Cottage and Broome said...

Pink, green and cream is my all time favorite color combo. Love everything you bought, it would be perfect at my cottage. Glad you had a fun day, Laura

vintage grey said...

What beautiful treasures you brought home!! xo Heather

Diana said...

You found some beautiful treasures. I love it all. That tin is especially gorgeous.

Susan said...

Great finds! I love the lingerie bag and adore that shoe holder - wow!

allisamazing said...

You got some wonderfully beautiful treasures!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What cool finds you got there. Now you have me on the hunt for some pretty linens, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ivy and Elephants.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH you did find the goodies, Faye...LOVE that gorgeous lingerie bag and the unusual letter holder especially!

Anonymous said...

Tell me about it! That box of vintage crochet threads...is absolutely gorgeous......a gold mine indeed! thanks so much for sharing your vintage goodies with me.....I'm drooling.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

janice15 said...

O my word, I'm surely like you I love vintage Crochet thread. I used to go to this great thrift store called savers and always found some and now they are gone I would find a large amount for 3 dollars sometimes...I sadly miss the place for more reasons than one. They had been there for 30 years..Everything thing that you found was wonderful..my eyes were in awe all the way down...great finds...By the way I'm one of your newest followers...I'm Janice @ spoonwither.blogspot.com Plz come by and visit and join me too...Lovely post! Have a great day with love Janice

Rebecca said...

Oh I'm sooo glad you wrote me back and let me know about the LINK! How totally WEIRD~ One just never knows. I thought maybe you had turned your bloggie to private!

Regardless...your things are fabuloso and I'm so glad I could get in and see them. Just lovely! YUM!

Be would surely be JUNKIN' FRIENDS~

Love to you~Rebecca

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Love love love your vintage finds the sweet lingerie bag it my fav!!! I ejoyed visiting your blog today and I HAD to follow you. Hugs, Beverly Tea Cottage Pretties...

eJoops said...

So pretty and delightful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Pink Slushy Magic, come and see.

PS. New follower in your blog.


Now it looks like you for sure had a P.S.E. (Positive Shopping Experience!).


Marie Arden said...

Lovely vintage lingerie bag. So hard to find those now. I always use one when I travel.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You had me at "the ribbon is all silk" ....what a pretty hanky holder! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

Honey at 2805 said...

What pretty treasures! Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Thuis Thuis said...

Hey, just stop by. I look on Pinterest
and there you where.
Love your blog.
love following you.
Enjoy your day.
Love, Annette

Anonymous said...

OH my~ that box of crochet is SOO inspiring! I love the way it looks~

Thanks for sharing

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

All wonderful finds! I love all the pictures and descriptions. Glad you found a tin for $70 less than before!! I really love the lingerie bag!

jeanetteann said...

OOOh love it all. x

Shelley Huff Artist said...

so I was wondering... what a good price to sell one of those boxes of thread would be... I have 3 of them, that I got from a friends grandmother. any tips on what

Shelley Huff Artist said...

oops... let me start all over again

how much would a box of that bedspread thread be... I have 3 from a friends grandmother. I won't use it, but I am going to put it up for sale


Faye said...

Hi Shelley, I hope you come back here to see my answer. I can't access your profile so I can't write to you any other way than this. Best bet is to get on Etsy.com and search vintage crochet thread. I can't even remember what I paid for mine but it was reasonable and also no shipping cost. (I think you have to enable your profile so others can find you, it's still confusing for me at times).