This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

More Treasures.............

On Friday Laura and I went to our local fav thrift shop. I found some treasures as usual. I must stop going there. Some one is very generous and donates great things. Their prices are a little high for a Thrift shop but this one thinks of itself as a "Boutique" well I can deal with that. They have lovely donated items, new items like hats, scarfs jewelry that are very nice. The 2nd hand items that I have found myself are often expensive things. I feel I am helping the cause as well as getting nice things for my home. I have no problem saying I found them at a thrift shop or garage sale. I love getting nice things for a good price. It's the thrill of the hunt.
Here are some pictures of some of my recent finds.
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This is a Crystal bowl, can you believe it? 9.99.
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So is this one, a Lenox
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OK so I got this one for the fish pond. The fish like to play with them
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I got a few nice linens that day too.
Then we found an estate sale. Wow. What a beautiful house. The lady was very tiny and we heard them talking about her. Its a shame when people are going through personal things. It comes to us all. She had beautiful taste. The things were good quality and expensive, I only bought a couple. There were a LOT of things though so I did find a few I could afford. The good thing was that next day would be 50% off. I could not believe that Laura actually got to my house early Saturday. Woo Hoo we were off.
These are some of the things I bought. Linens and cushions.
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A beautiful wreath for 12 dollars. I could not wait for the 50% off I wanted it for sure.
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I have decided to collect more teapots. So this is a couple that I found at the Estate sale. I love the one cup pots
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This little fairy just had to come home with me.
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I am always looking for things for the garden. These were from the thrift shop at the right price. Just need a clean up and a couple of plants.
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I found this at another sale and as I want a butter dish, I thought this would fit the bill.
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An angel I could not resist from the estate sale. A lot of my garden ornaments were no good this year. So for 5 dollars I thought she would be a nice addition. I usually get fairies but Angels are most welcome.
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Berry dishes, not sure why I wanted them. Guess I got carried away. The main bowl has a chip in it. I really do not need it so may use that in the garden. A bird bath or something like that? I will put it with my ornament things for later.
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This may also end in the garden ornament pile for later but I love the colour, I found that with the butter dish at another garage sale.Everything else was the Estate sale.
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I found a basket of flowers at the estate sale but they were selling them all stem by stem. So, I found this vase of flowers for 5 dollars and I think there is a nice selection there for making wreaths. Another project. Will that get done? It is a heavy glass vase and that may be useful.
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The last thing I was in two minds over. It is a dinner service for 4. I normally only buy sets of 8. This was so pretty that in the end at 50% off I paid 22 dollars for the set that included salt and pepper, cream sugar and serving dishes. I will do a post maybe when I get them unwrapped.
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Now I have to say that I have no idea where to put this set. For now it will remain in the box till I work that out. Maybe when we fix up the other room I will find a place. I am looking for a large dresser of some sort. When we change our back door from where it is now. The entrance will be bigger and I want a very large piece of furniture there to hold all sorts of things from shoes to toys. If there is room for storage so much the better. That is another story.
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  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Great great finds. It's amazing how clean and lovely the items at the estate sale were. So many times you go and things are a mess because our elders just give up taking care of them. Enjoy your treasures.

  2. you have the best time collecting your bits and bobs, I just love following along on your adventures!

  3. Wow girl!! You rocked with these items!!! You really scored!! I have to admit, I love the linens! And, the dinner service for 4 is really pretty! Big Hugs ;o)

  4. You found some amazing things, Janice. I especially love the pink glass decanter! Thanks for citing me at Renaissance Mermaid :)

  5. Hi Janice, thanks for visiting my blog and being a follower! I'm glad I found your lovely blog and am following you now! You found lots of darling things at the thrift store and sale. Love the teapots, set of dishes, sweet fairy and the linens. I will be back to see your previous posts I missed!

  6. wow, you found some great things!! I love the linens and the china and that angel. thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed your comment about how going to the thrift store is like going home! To me, it's like going to my dear grandmother's house.

  7. You are a woman of my own heart. You love all the things I do.
    I also feel sad when someone dies that the things are just given away like this.
    especially if the person made a lot of stuff. I told my kids when I die keep it for the grand children who would appreciate it mainly because stuff like this would not be sold.
    As antiques the value also goes up.
    To create something like in crochet or embroidery is something very special.
    I loved my grand mothers things I still keep them.

  8. oh nice finds. The embroidery is so nice.

    I have my entry up today Treasures in my house.

  9. Hi Janice, I love your linens and that pink glass bottle! You'll be featured at Revisionary Life Thrifty Thursday Link Party later tonight...Thanks so much for coming to the party!

  10. Oh, how fun! I love going treasure hunting. You found so many wonderful things.
    The new dish set is gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful finds. The linens are gorgeous--one of my favorite things to collect.


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