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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fabulous Finds

What's It Wednesday #33

Mondays are usually blah and uneventful, right? Not when I take a trip to my favorite antique store (that’s now open on Mondays!) I found this gorgeous vanity tray with an etched mirror! I’d not seen one like it before. I carried it around in my arms the whole time!

As I walked past the checkout counter, I spied with my little eye a pretty beveled glass box. “Is it sold?” I asked. Nope, they hadn’t gotten around to putting it out yet. Yea me! That star diamond cut glass top and those cute cherubs just had to come home with me!

Now I really just came to look for pillboxes, but this powder jar with hand painting and cameo lid wooed me away. That blue is irresistible!

I love all the religious artwork and statues I’ve been seeing lately, so I had to have this beautiful statue of our lady, (only four dollars)!

My eye always goes to things that are unique, and this umbrella shaped thermometer is perfect! Bone ivory carved handle of a dog (it even has a chain!) attached to a brass umbrella. It’s quite old and still has the mercury inside! This is getting pretty rare since mercury hasn’t been used in thermometers since 1974.

Okay, so I was almost done paying up, and was almost out the door… until suddenly my supersonic birdcage radar honed in on this beauty! I need it like another hole in my head, but here she is… home at last! Hope you have a great week and get some fabulous finds too!
Hugs,

Patti

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76 comments:

suzyq said...

Thanks so much for hosting - your finds are beautiful and that birdcage is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Great features - glad to be here
Hugs,
Suzan

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

As always, your vignettes and grouping are totally amazing and wonderful. Thank you for hosting, glad I had something to share. Loved your features too.

jeanetteann said...

OOh you do find such gorgeous things. I'm in love with that mirror tray with the gold trim,and the blue powder box. xxoo

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

That was clearly the best Monday! What treasures. The powder jar is stunning, the colour, the cameo, the hand-painting, a perfect combination.

Sandy said...

Pill Boxes and Vanity Trays are one
of my favorite things, although I
don't have a large collection..
Love your finds.
thanks for hosting once again.
Sandy

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love love love your finds. The mirror and vanity items the most!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

You really find the coolest knick knacks. I could never find things like that. Love the bird cage. I would have purchased it myself. Enjoy all your findings.
TFS. Ana

sissie said...

I wanna shop where you shop!
I would have wrestled you down to the floor for that vanity tray....so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So many wonderful finds!!
Thanks so much for hosting!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sue said...

Thanks so much for the feature! we are enjoying all the little vignette areas of our yard now. Luv, luv your new finds- the the pillbox and the birdcage- just amazingly pretty! :-) Sue

Babs said...

It looks like Monday was a BIG day for shopping the antique store. Yay Monday. The vanity mirror is gorgeous and I love the little thermometer. So unusual and beautiful. Thanks for hosting and showing all your fabulous finds.
Babs

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Does this antique store know how they increased their bottom line by being open on Mondays for YOU? Haha-you really got some beautiful pieces -- my two favorites are definitely the etched mirror (never seen one etched like that either!) and the beveled glass box.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am always amazied what all you have and find. And yes dear these are Finding Fabulous
My favorite is the blue hinged jar

I was just told of a great vintage store and can't wait to go next Saturday

Anne said...

Patti,
What a lovely mirror tray!Great features too!
(((Hugs)))
Anne

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thank you for Hosting and for the reminder.
Have a wonderful week
Sonny

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well you certainly have "an eye" for beautiful things! Love all your finds, especially the powder jar!!...
Great features from last week!..Love the flower pots!
Have a great week!! and thanks for hosting...always love joining in on the fun!!

shannon i olson said...

thank you for the feature!!

Pondside said...

Thank you for the reminder. I don't often have a post that is suitable, but this one seemed to fit - in an odd way!
I love the birdcage. This is the second post I've seen in as many days - I think I'll have to look for one!

Susie said...

Patty, I adore all your sweet treasures. You did very well. I have never seen a thermometer like that before. Smiles to you, Susie

janice15 said...

O my, all the lovely things that you obtain with you visit at the Antique store...The Vanity tray is simple gorgeous and I adore the Powder jar...and the little umbrella thermometer is amazing. Such great finds..It's funny what our heart likes...I will be your newest follower...when you have time plz. come by to visit me as well...@ spoonwither.blogspot.com...Have a lovely rest of the week..with love Janice

Antiques And Teacups said...

A great collection. I love the thermometer! How cute is that! A real antique novelty! Thanks for hosting ans sharing!
Ruth

Diann said...

Oh. I am in love with that gorgeous vanity tray mirror! What a beauty! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful day.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love the mirror! Thank you for hosting. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

De tout, de rien said...

Oh wow, love the thermometer and the birdcage. I never see fab birdcages like this around here!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

That thermometer would have so come home with me! I would love that in my Victorian Guest room...I don't find these gems like you do!!

Mary Ellen said...

Goodness girl you have eyes of an eagle when it comes to spotting beautiful things!! They are all gorgeous!

Linking up today!Thanks!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Patti, your really found some wonderful treasures!

Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I've been a follower of your awesome blog for awhile, but this is my first time to post at the linky party. HUGS :)

Have a great day.

Susie said...

Thank for hosting. Your new treasures are awesome. Your blog is gorgeous!


Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

You found some fantastic treasures! Thanks for hosting!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Beautiful finds! Real treasures :)
Thanks for hosting :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What wonderful features!

Thank you for hosting!

Jeanne said...

Those are most definitely fabulous finds! Every one is more beautiful than the last! It is always such a pleasure to stop over.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the mirror tray and box you snagged, looks like they were great find! Thanks for hosting, Laura

NanaDiana said...

Well, first off, I LOVE your finds-some amazing pieces there. Thanks, too, for hosting and featuring some amazing projects- xo Diana

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Patti! Your recent antique store finds are terrific! Isn't it fun looking? Especially the buying part, and when you get them for a good price and then to bring them home and have fun deciding where it's all going to go! Yay! Have a great week!
Gina

GinaBVictorian said...

Me again! I forgot to say that I love, love, love that vanity tray! Lucky you!

sparklegem said...

What wonderful treasures! They're all so beautiful!

Rhissanna said...

I think I express the sentiments of everyone here when I say, can we come shopping with you? We'll be good, honest!
We'll not break anything and we'll remember to say 'please' and 'thank you'.
You always find such wonderful things!

Katherine said...

Oh your finds are mesmerising!!!! I love everything to pieces! :)

Hugs,

Janet said...

You really found some beautiful treasures! I absolutely love the bird cage! Thanks for hosting!
Blessings,
Janet

SavannahGranny said...

Hi, Thanks for hosting a fun party. You certainly had some great hauls. Love the thermometer and the birdcage. All of theitems are great.
Blessings, Ginger

Tracy said...

Great finds Patti! That vanity tray is to DIE for!

Deb@Indiapiedaterre said...

Oh my goodness, that birdcage is beautiful, a fantastic find!!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous finds Patty, my goodness, you sure scored, but than you always do!! Love the birdcage too. The features are so pretty. Thank you for hosting and having me, so fun.
FABBY

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Patti, You always find the most beautiful things! I love each and every piece. Thanks for joining the Open House Party this week.

Gina said...

What gorgeous finds! I love the vanity tray & powder box.

Thanks again for featuring my project and thanks for hosting!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love the umbrella thermometer! I have never seen anything like it.
You do have an "eye" for treasures.
xo,Tina

Johanna said...

Hi Patti and Paula,
this is shopping after my heart. Whow, I love all your purchases. The vanity tray is amazing and the little blue pillbox also. The other things are really interesting and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mystica said...

These pictures are so beautiful. Such a pleasure for the eyes.

Collette | Serendipity Handmade said...

That powder jar is absolutely beautiful! All of your finds are great, particularly Our Lady of Fatima, but that one is my favorite.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Patti,

You always find the best treasures!!!

Dee

debra said...

Drooling over that powder jar :)

Tif said...

Great finds!! New Follower (under 300 blog hop)
Tif
Ramblings of a Southern Belle
http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love lots of pretty things for my dresser...we love so many of the same things! I have a mirror tray very much like this one! Perfect! I so enjoy visiting you!

Sherry said...

What great finds! Love the birdcage and the religious statues are expensive, great price!
Sherry

must love junk said...

Thanks for hosting :)
Susan
must love junk

Jody and Stan said...

I'm thrilled you featured me this week! What a wonderful surprise. Love all the other features too!
Thanks for hosting a fun party.


Jody

Pam said...

Such beautiful finds! Beautiful pictures too. Glad I found your blog!

Pamela said...

Soo pretty! Thanx for sahirng at THT!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Hi patty and paula. I tried to upload my pictures but they would not go through. When they did after several attempts I put in your blog instead of mine. Could you delete the first upload I did. It does not let me do it.
Thank you for letting me join in. Thanks. ana

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my what gorgeous finds. I'd love to know where this antique mall is! :0)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SWEET PATTI!!!

OK, you have some great finds here! That box! WOW!!!! And my favorite shop is NEVER open on Mondays!!! And another fav of mine is only open ONCE A MONTH! Go figure.....

Oh dearest, thank you for leaving a comment for me! I will be away but I will try to sneak in early in the morning but if my girlfriend is an early riser like myself, well, that won't happen! Are you having a splendid summer?

ENJOY! Anita

Gustaviana said...

thanks for the kind words...
xxx i am sorry that i dont visit as often as i like.... but I like the things that you find realy gorgeous... big hug from the netherlands xx viana

June said...

Patti, you have such beautiful taste! That is truly the loveliest vanity tray I have ever seen to date. The little cold cream jar would have definitely come home with me too. That blue is my favorite!
sending hugs...

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hello over there Patti....!

I hope you're in the midst of a RELAXING weekend....THANKS SO MUCH for dropping by....!!

Your finds are GORGEOUS & I don't know if I could pick a FAVE....The blue of the little powder jar is STUNNING & the birdcage is ADORABLE....!!

Have a FABULOUS week when it rolls around to your side....!!!!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

I really appreciate your eye for the details and oh so beautiful collectibles you stumble across!
I also have this fetish of collecting religious statues and figurines,even loved the pedestal gilted frame where the photo of Mother Mary is placed. Thanks for hosting the lovely party,am so glad to be here.

Hugs

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Fabulous finds, and your collections never cease to amaze me! Your vignettes are beautiful, and you should do a post on how you create them. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your birdcage is a gem. They add so much charm to a room -- and yet I don't have one. Will need to keep my eyes opened for such a wonderful find.

Thanks for hosting.
Debra

Shannon (Oh Baby! Unique Diaper Cakes) said...

Gorgeous as always, love the birdcage! I'll call you soon-I'm in a redecorating frenzy right now. :)

Southern Flair Crafts said...

Thank you for featuring my Earring Display - I'm so honored!! Love your party. Thanks for sharing your lovely finds.

Tammy

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild . com said...

thank you for contributing to our linky party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

next time, would you be so kind so as to not link up your party but a creative diy/craft project instead?

that's fabulous.

Sandy said...

I just love the Mirror Vanity Tray. I have an old one from my mom and it's displaying tiny perfume bottles that I've been collecting from around the world.
thanks for your visit also and I'm happy to join in your party today...
Sandy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your finds are wonderful! Great eye for the birdcage! I appreciate you hosting - I hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Marlene said...

Hi Patti thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments. I do so love yours, you have such lovely things to share with us. Love the mirror tray. Much catching up to do with your posts. Well, I missed the party again, but, I did add a party button to my blog.
xxx

French Hen's Nest said...

I love your fab finds and your blog! I found you at My Romantic Home
Friday party.

The French Hens will be following you. Please visit our nest.

Linda and Jeannie

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