Friday, April 20, 2012

Thrifty Finds and Tulips and Bees!

Hello Friends!
I so want to get this post out to you all.
But I also want to play with my baby girl who's visiting from NYC!
So here's a little post of what I've been up to:
I had one of those "stars in alignment" weeks
where I found some wonderful things at the thrift stores/estates sale,
some of which I actually needed!
OK, really wanted, anyway!

Do you even see that 25 cent price tag on those lovely linens and handkerchiefs?!

 OK, if there's silver, even silverplate, and I have some dollars in my pocket, I'm buying it!
And, oh, I do love those little mirrored trays:

Is this not the sweetest, it's a little pocket with a flap, in perfect condition
with some sweet little embroidery on it...I'm thinking maybe a rosary pocket?  Anyone?

Love this little Marie Antoinette style demi-tasse:

I always need serveware, and these are silverplate and especially pretty, I think:

I also got a bag of lace, some of which is handmade,

no picture, but it is lovely. 
I really do treasure women's handiwork.
Also found some lovely china, which is to be a gift,
so no pic on that yet.  ;)
OK.  So, that brings me to....
I needed a little thank you gift,
and found a lovely Spring-y tin of tulips at Trader Joe's.
I wanted to make it a little more special,
so I added a little whimsical scallop around the top,

and embellished with a burlap handmade flower with rhinestone,

and added a little "merci" pennant.

I think it bumps it up a little from
"I just stopped at Trader Joe's on the way here and got you this plant!"  :) 
I hope.
And so easy-peasy!
Since there are bees swarming in my neighborhood this week--
and I'm not complaining...because I respect bees and the work they do :)
--here's a couple of  beehive freebies for you:

Click to enlarge, right click and save!
You may like to stop by Pink Saturday for links to some pink lovelies!
Have a great weekend!


JoAnne said...

What wonderful finds Lorraine! And you certainly did bump up that sweet tin of tulips.
I have a couple of estate sales on my radar this weekend. Hope I have as much success.

Lululiz said...

Fabulous finds, the stars really were very much in your favour.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Lovely finds Lorraine. I love collecting doilies, linens and hankies too.


1CardCreator said...

Can I go shopping with you! What beautiful treasures and those prices make me love them even more! Your planter is adorable, I'm sure it was appreciated. Have fun with your daughter! ~Diane

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I want to come treasure hunt with you. Great finds. Enjoy



LV said...

Looks like you had very successful outing this trip.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What fabulous finds!!!! I want to go shopping where you go shopping as I never find anything like this here!!!
Trader Joe's is so great, I wish we had one here! Love how the planter turned out and loved your special touches!
♥ Jil

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

happy Pink Saturday Lorraine! Are those tulips for moi? Love all your finds and that little white pouch with flap.....wouldn't that be the sweetest bride's pocketbook for her special day. Room for a hankie and a few other essential. xo

Laurie said...

such a clever way to spice up those bulbs! i sure miss having a Trader Joe nearby...what fabulous finds, and enjoy your time with your daughter!

Protector of Vintage said...

Gorgeous treasures and at affordable prices!!

Light and Voices said...

Such bargains and lovely items to fill your house with beauty and sparkle.
Joyce M

Trisha said...

You found some wonderful pretties! I really like how you fancied up your tulips too!


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I see you are a serious treasure hunter. I love everything you just showed us. I believe the little pocket thing was used by woman to carry their hankies. It is so pretty. All your finds are very lovely.

Brenda Brown said...

Your finds are gorgeous, love all their shabbiness.
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Micupoftea~ said...

Hi Lorraine~ Thx for visiting my blog. LOVE Trader Joes, love the Bee Skep image. Lovely post~

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a beautiful post. Vintage linens, love them all and your are so sweet. Who get anything for a quarter anymore? Amazing! Beautiful silver too. Great how you made the tulips extra special. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Heather said...

What great finds!! I love all of them! Thank you for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Happy Pink Saturday :0) Hugs!!

Tami Kenner said...

Oh Lorraine..what perfect finds!!! Old linens and silver pieces make my heart skip a beat!
Happy Pink Saturday! xo Tami

chubskulit said...

Love your pink this week. So pretty!

My PINK..., have a great weekend!

Barbara Jean said...

wonderful finds.
Great prices!!
barbara jean

Olivia said...

Wow! What darling treasures you have found! xo Olivia

Dru said...

Oh Lorraine ~ such wonderful finds!I don't know the size of the embroidered envelope - but I do know many times women made these to hold their hankies and sometimes lingerie. Thanks for visiting me and always leaving such a sweet comment. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru

Dru said...

OH and thank you for the images as well! Dru

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This was some wonderful finds!! I also love the Gorgeous doilies. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Earth Day Tablescape. Hope you and your family have a wonderful week coming up.
XXOO Diane

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what awesome finds! What a blessing to find so many beautiful items. I am new to your blog and am very glad that I have discovered it!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, you found some really great things at wonderful prices, Lorraine! I love that Marie Antoinette teacup.

Now following! : )


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