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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Feast or Famine

What's It Wednesday #98

I am still giddy and doing a happy dance over this weekends finds! Most ventures yield a trinket here or there, but I found a gem at every turn Saturday. First, this fabulous old Victorian flower basket. I've seen them on the blogs but thought I'd have to go to eBay to find one for myself. Digging really paid off when I found this under a bench at a local antique shop.

Then in the same shop I spied this amazing old candle sconce. LOVE the detailed flowers and leaves.

Oh, did I mention they're a pair!? Forty dollars for the set. Yay!

I made a quick stop at Goodwill, which yielded this pair of Staffordshire dogs. Now I know they aren't the real deal, but they look great, and at $4.00 each, I call that amazing! I was on a roll.

So I popped into my favorite thrift shop and found this cute old silhouette made from resin of sort,

and this one from the fifties.

Oh, yes. A pair, left and right facing, for only $5.00. Oh boy!

Now, you won't believe the luck, but a yard sale produced this gorgeous I. Rice perfume bottle with atomizer still in tact.

Last, but certainly my favorite, this truly ornate old wall shelf. The detail is incredible, as was my day. Most times it's a famine, and I don't find anything, but sometimes it's a veritable feast! Keep digging.
Hugs,
Patti

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93 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

Wowsa what a score! So many beautiful finds. You go girl!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Patti,
Thanks for the feature. Much appreciated. I joined your fun party again this week. You and Paula are the hostesses with the mostess. Have a great week.
Kris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wonderful finds and great features, Patti!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have not joined in a while, but thought I would share what my daughter found. Thanks for hosting.

Jody and Stan said...

You two always find the most wonderful treasures!! Thanks for hosting!

Hugs.
Jody

Jeannie Marie said...

I do love your silhouettes! What a bargain! Sharing a new style baby shower this week!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Where do you gals manage to always find such cool treasures?

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Gorgeous flower basket! Thanks for the party, Patti :) Hugs and Spring greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

sweetvintageofmine said...

Yes.....You were very BLESSED on your shopping adventure!! LOVE the perfume decanter...beautiful! Roxie

Artsy VaVa said...

Wow...you found some great stuff! Thanks for hosting the party.

Shannon said...

Y'all have a knack for finding fantastic items! Thanks for sharing and hosting!

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Cottage and Broome said...

Wow, you did have a great day shopping for treasures!!! I loved everyone of them, the wire basket was a favorite. Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW, Patti- you really did find some amazing treasures! YAY!!!!

I looooove thrifting days as you have just had! : - )

The Porcelain Rose said...

Wow! You scored!
Lovely treasures and what a bargain.
I, too... love thriting and always come home with something. I especially love the silhouettes.
Thanks for hosting!
Elizabeth

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You sure did hit the jackpot, love your treasures! Thanks so much for hosting.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Nice job, the shelf is fabulous!
Karee

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You found the most wonderful vintage collectibles. I love the way you present your finds.
Joy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Patti, I love the silhouettes. What a great deal. Thank you for hosting the party! xo, Julia

Jann Olson said...

Wow! You really did score Patti. I found a pair of the oval silhouettes at a yard sale this past summer. Gave them a redo and hung them in my basement bath. Thanks for the party.
hugs,
Jann

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Patti, you weren't just a kidding! What beauties! I am drooling over that ornate old shelf. I almost forgot, thanks for hosting..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Lori Lehman said...

Thank you for hosting the party! I missed a week somehow so I linked up 3 posts this week! Hope both of you are having a wonderful week!

Jill Harrison said...

oh my, you do find some gorgeous things. I was recently in a WONDERFUL store in South Australia. I wished it was in my town. So many gorgeous things, and not overlvy priced like they are in Perth.
Thanks for inviting me to the party. Have a great week.

Diane said...

What great finds. Love the basket and silhouettes. Thanks for hosting!

Linda said...

Beautiful finds, Patti. Thanks for hosting. Linda@Wetcreek and Wetcreek Museum Blogs

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh what a haul,love it all,lucky you
x

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

You definitely hit pay dirt this week!! Fantastic finds!!

Thanks for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I can't believe my eyes! You have found so many wonderful items. The shelf is so beautiful, the carving is amazing.

Brittany Ruth said...

Love the vintage perfume bottle! I always see them at fleas in germany but pass them up. I'm going to grab one next time!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! A feast for sure Patti! Great finds. Thanks for hosting and have a good Wednesday.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I like all your finds the staffordshire dogs first of all then the basket and the picture like I said I like it all
I didn't go on a hunt this week trying to get ready for a yard sale to downsize Christmas decor

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

With that luck, you should still be shopping ~ lol!! NICE finds Patti....can't wait to see what you do with all of them you clever girl :)
~Karla & Karrie

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

The 50's silhouette is my favorite - but WOW, I love every single thing you found! Next time, I'm going to follow you around!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh you lucky duck! What wonderful finds! I had never seen a Vicorian basket like that, you learn something new everyday right? And those sconces?! Nice! What fun!
Gina

must love junk said...

I have a weakness for wire baskets, and yours is wonderful!
Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Jeannie and Linda said...

Patti, what beautiful finds, you were on a roll. Love the features this week. Thank you so much for hosting, and have a great week.
Jeannie

Scribbler said...

I am going shopping with YOU! That basket and sconce are to die for.

Denise Stain said...

That shelf is AMAZING! What great finds!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your finds are wonderful and I am loving the ornate shelf you found! Thanks for sharing and hosting. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susie said...

Great finds. Can't believe how many nice things you got in one weekend. I truly love silhouettes. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

what a haul! So many wonderful things. I love the silhouettes; I have always wanted to start collecting them, I guess it's not too late.

Crystal said...

Wonderful finds! thanks for hosting the party! :-)

Teresa said...

And Hurricaine Patti strikes again ahahah no use to throw yourselves under the tables because she's already there digging the treasures.
I'm starting to frett where do you storage, put all those beauties.

But that's a worry for another day....... eventually........ today is GO PATTI!!!!!

Nothing like the thrill of seeking and finding is it, pretty Lady?!

Enjoy!

T (let me go now, no time got chatting... lots of parties to attend ;))

Patty Rumaker said...

Thanks for hosting this party. You found some wonderful items. I go to those stores you mentioned (but here in Dallas) and I never find anything. I must be going at the wrong time or not often enough. I love the two dogs you found!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Mary @ Ms. Redo said...

You really scored at the thrift stores!!! Thanks for hostessing the party,

Mary

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Hi Patti,you really did find some amazing treasures!
Thanks for the feature. Much appreciated.
xoxoxo
Vesna

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Thanks so much for having your linky party for us today. I hope you have a wonderful Halloween with your family.
xxoo
Diane

xinex said...

You have so many beautiful stuff. Great new finds too and my favorite is the basket...Christine

Babs Richman said...

Wow! You did have an awesome day! Love the silhouettes and the decorative Staffordshire dogs. Don't you wish you were that lucky all the time?

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW did you ever find some wonderful treasures. Everything is the best - you were really lucky to find all the amazing items.
Have a great weekend.
Mary

Susan Clayton said...

Some great finds. Love the candle holders! A great party - as usual and now I have to catch up on my work! Have a blessed week!

Sarah said...

Patti, great finds! The beautifully carved shelf is my favorite too. '-)

Alessandra said...

Wonderful, gorgeous find! The wall shelf is amazing...such beautiful!
Kisses
Alessandra

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love the old wall shelf. Thank you for hosting! Have a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Ann Huffman said...

Thank you for the party, Patti. You made some great scores! ~Ann
Tarnished Royalty

Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the feature Patti!
Lisa

Laura said...

Wow! I can hardly believe you found so many elegant pieces in one day! How awesome:) I especially love that wall shelf!

White Lace and Promises said...

Thanks for stopping by. I just loved the wire basket. Wire-anything is my thing! So excited for your and your great finds. Treasures for sure!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Ooooo what a lucky duck you are! Great finds, and I love that Victorian wire basket. I bet you'll find all kinds of wonderful uses for it!

Great features, too, Patti.

I want to thank-you for linking-up to My Happy List! You've made my day.

xo,
RJ

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh golly! I see I'm featured. Thanks so much! I'm honored. I appreciate your visit too! So sweet.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I also meant to say how cool your new finds are. Love the atomizer. Oh I love days when you get the goods!

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful findings. Basket looks so lovely with beautiful design...

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Patti --

You just have an eye for spotting vintage treasures and knowing the creative way of showcasing them. Thanks for hosting another delightful gathering.

Debra

Sisters Treasures said...

Hi Patti, Thank you for stopping by our blog, Sisters' Treasures. I've been a fan of your blog for quite a while. You got some fantastic treasures on your hunt. I totally understand about the feast or famine hunts for antiques and treasures. I especially love the little shelf. Have a great day.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

You DID have a feast and your new treasures are a feast for the eyes. My fave is the ornate shelf too. Thanks so much for hosting.

June said...

WOW---did I already so WOW?! You really did do awesome my friend. Don't you just love days like that!
You must still be on a high after these finds.
sending hugs...

Diann said...

Oh, that ornate shelf is gorgeous! what a find! thank you for sharing with us at TTF.

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh Patty, I want to shop in your stores. Wonderful deals you got. I especially love those cute shadow pictures. I've thought about starting a collection of those for so long now; the only problem is that I tend to collect so much vintage stuff! One really has to know one's limits, (At least the storage space of one's house...lol) Lovely catching up with you again; I'll have to favourite your site and come visit more often. :)

Linda Bouffard said...

Hi, Patti, Thanks for another great party. You always find the most unusually beautiful pieces. God bless. Linda

Linda Bouffard said...

Hi, Patti, Thanks for another great party. You always find the most unusually beautiful pieces. God bless. Linda

Danita Carr said...

These are wonderful finds! I want to shop with you. I love yard sales and thrift stores. Thanks for posting

Johanna said...

Hi Patti,
you got fabulous finds. So nice to see the new perfume bottle for your collection. And the wall shelf is really beautiful. What a fun to find those treasures. Thank you for sharing the features as well an for hosting this event.
Best gretings, Johanna

Art and Sand said...

Great finds!

I have to agree with you- that shelf is my favorite too.

Our photos said...

You found some great stuff!
Greetings, RW & SK

Linda said...

You found great treasures. Thanks for hosting. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Danielle said...

Love the silhouette. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh wow...it was a feast day! Such wonderful finds...I'm in love with that wire basket!

Kelly said...

Wow! You really did find some great things. This is a great time of year to go to garage sales. You have a good eye for things to find too.

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti,
First of all, I wanted to ask you, what font did you use on your post today? I LOVE big font - the bigger it is, the more I like it. The old wall shelf is gorgeous. Would like to have that in my home too. The perfume bottle is so delicate and lovely, and the Staffordshire dogs are so cute. What a good price you got for them. My favorite was the candle sconce, it's beautiful. I love candles around the house. They make the home so cozy.

I hope you are enjoying the Autumn days, and please do let me know what font you used. This post was just lovely today.

~Sheri

Leovi said...

Truly original and creative these compositions, I like very much, greetings!

SizzleandZoom said...

I agree you found some amazing things but my favorite is the silhouettes from the fifties.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Wonderful finds! And great features. Thanks for inviting me to join, though I see I am late for the party!
Penny

Terra said...

You found great goodies, including the dogs and the elaborate sconce.

Laura Turner said...

What absolutely wonderful finds! I LOVE days like this! My favorite is the shelf as well. Thank you for linking up with Inspired Sunday and for your sweet comment about my Halloween card display on my typewriter.

Laura

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow Patti - awesome, beautiful finds! I appreciate you sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Gail said...

Hi! I found your wonderful blog quite by accident. I saw your button on another site and clicked on it. So glad I did! I joined your party and am now a new follower! You have some amazing finds!

Patty Antle said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your treasures. Love the wire basket the most. It's so much fun to go junkin!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Patti, what beautiful finds!
Thank you so much for visiting.
So happy you enjoyed The Mouse Inspector.
blessings,
Penny

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Congrats on your great finds! I LOVE your wall shelf, it is so beautiful. Hugs, Beverly

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I am delighted to share that your post was one of the Top Viewed at A Delightsome Life - I will be featuring you in this week's party - I appreciate you hosting,
Kathy

Pura Vida said...

crazy about that wall shelf too!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Love the wall shelf.
Sherry

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

You sure found some great things there, I esp love the perfume bottle and the wall shelf. Thanks for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link-Up. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Palomasea said...

What fantastic finds, dear Patti!! I would be giddy too! :) The perfume bottle...oh wow....now that is my weakness....
Thank you so much for visiting me, sweet friend...it makes me very happy to know that a quote has touched someone....
Blessings and wishes for a lovely weekend,
- Irina

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