Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Digging for Treasure

Spring is here!  Daffodils are popping up and sharing their bright yellow cheeriness and a hint of green is returning in the stray patches of grass.  Birds are chirping, worms are stirring, and it's almost, but not quite, time for the auctions to begin.

In the meantime, I'll have to humor myself with the weekly trips to the local thrift stores.  Occassionally, I do get to skip out of town for a visit to some lovely little shops, but more often than not, I must limit my searching to local stores. 

One of my favorite stops does not have heat, so if you're going this time of year, you must bundle and move at a pace to keep yourself warm.  Nothing is organised.  Almost nothing is priced, but there are good deals to be had, so I visit them often.

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to stop by for a looksee through their rows of goodies.  Among the precariously stacked, disorganized, hope-you-don't-trip-over-anything stock, I was lucky to chance across a few treasures.

This box of jars was calling my name.  The uses for these jars are limitless, but these will be hung on the deck with a tealight to add a glow on those late summer nights, snuggling on the deck with my sweetie.

Who? Whoo? WhooOOoo?  Something else was calling to me.


It was Mr. Owl!  Just what I shall do with him is uncertain, but first a bit of primping is in order.  He was calling out for someone to give him a little tlc.  Do you like owls?  I'm sure he'll find a good home once we give him a little love, perhaps as a protector of my flower garden.

Then there was the "click, click, click" coming from this gorgeous beauty.  Once, and only once, I typed a paper on one of these.  Isn't she pretty?

And finally this little guy

A gorgeous metal finial.  I can't tell you how thrilled this little find made me.  The patina is gorgeous.  I've been wanting to make some finials for my flower gardens, but this little guy will be staying inside with me. 

Not too bad for an hour of digging to unearth some beauties.  The best part of the trip was sharing it with my oldest son.  He loves to search through the boxes of this and that to find the real treasures hidden in their depths.  His treasures are a little different as he's always on the hunt for stereos and such.  He's always great to lend a hand or give me a tip as to something he's seen that he knows I'll love.  Occassionally, he brings me home surprises.

Please take a moment to visit my vintage shop.
What lovelies have you found this week?


  1. Great Finds :)!!! I wish that there were more thrift shops here ....

  2. OMGoodness a girl after my own heart. I am so glad I clicked on your button on Mid Week Mingle. I want to buy all of your antique canning jars, why because I like them! Why I wont :( I have nothing to do with them! I am now a faithful follower and most likely shopper! Hope you will check out my blog!

  3. Very creative blog. Following you from Makobi Scribe. (I didn't even know what a finial was!)

  4. Those are my favorite kind of stores! There's just so much that every time you go in there's always something new

  5. Hi! I am stopping by from Welcome Wednesday. I am a new follower. Great blog. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

  6. following from the hop

  7. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back?
    thank you :)

  8. Thanks for linking up your post - you will see there is always something going on over at my blog - hope you make lots of new friends with the various link ups - check back often ... but I will remind you by computermail (just warning you!)


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