I popped in to my favorite vintage store recently and found some little treasures.
Sometimes a girl needs some shopping therapy.
Especially when the price is right!
Everything I found was under $10, most were just a couple of dollars.
The first thing I found was this lovely milk glass vase.
I do love pretty vases!
I also found the sweet embroidered table runner.
These pottery pieces caught my eye.
The hand painted mug is from Greece.
I thought it was just right for a nice cup of tea.
The pottery crock has beautiful fish designs, each one different.
It will be very useful to serve shrimp cocktail or display flowers for a seafood dinner.
The blue glass fish compote with lid and spoon was my Dear Mother's.
This sweet little basket stole my heart.
Here it is with pansies on a pansy pot holder, also once my Mother's.
I now have two!
The start of a new collection?
With dried lavender wands and potpourri.
The scent is heavenly!
I found these three glass bowls, the bottom one with a lovely blue tint and scalloped edges.
I have a weakness for blue.
With the addition of some ice cream glasses.......
I created a tiered serving dish.
Perfect for strawberries!
I also found this hand made pillow slip in perfect condition.
I love the crocheted inserts.
It is an unusual size and I will need to make a custom pillow, but it will look just right on a summer bed.
Of course I had to buy some books!
You can never have too many, I say!
Especially when they are as lovely as these.
This one is from 1963.
With hand painted illustrations on each page.
This beautiful book has instructions for water color painting.
Published in 1983, it has wonderful tablescapes.
I also found two lovely books on Friendship.
Both published in the 1960's, they have sweet quotes and verses and pretty illustrations.
Here is an example.
Beautifully frame worthy.
And of course, something to hold all those books!
This will be a project, as it needs some updating.
I am thinking cream or robin's egg blue with decoupaged roses on each end.
A project for a rainy day!
I found some sweet 'Little Golden Books' to add to my collection.
Someday I hope to have grandchildren and it doesn't hurt to be ready!
I just love the detailed illustrations in these beloved little books.
I know there were days when I felt like 'The Little Red Hen' when I was raising a family!
And how magical are these illustrations from 'Thumbelina' ?
I hope you have enjoyed my vintage treasures and are inspired to find some of your own.
In this throwaway world it is always nice to rescue a few precious finds.
Simple little pleasures for very little money.
I will leave you with a little verse from one of my books.
'We cannot change yesterday,
that is quite clear
Nor begin on tomorrow until it is here -
So all that is left for you and for me
Is to make today as sweet as can be.'
I hope your day is as sweet as you are!