Saturday, September 15, 2012

An Afternoon of Vintage Blessings

There are times when I visit blogs where the author has posted their weekend finds and my heart is a little envious (shh! don't tell anyone, as a jealous heart is not good, so you see why I used a envious, as it just doesn't seem to relay the same connotation that jealous does, at least in my mind). I know that the commandment says not to covet thy neighbor. (Good thing I am not in Mr Swem's math class or he just might whack that ruler over my knuckles for not behaving like a proper lady!) Aren't we glad that our children don't go to school in the early 70's.

I decided that I would go to a couple of garage sales after I was done providing therapy. On the way to the garage sales, I drove by our local St. Vincent DePaul and the reader board said 1/2 off housewares, hardware and furniture. Oh boy, must stop. Found a few things - ironstone coffee pot, brass colored metal finial, ormolu cherub lipstick holder, carte posta wall hanging, metal floral picture frame and wire pedestal basket with braided jute trim.

Then on to the two garage sales. First one, nothing. The second one, well what can I say...... my heart was aflutter. A Royal glass keyed working typewriter with its own tweed case, 

a family scale with a large amount of patina,

  a small glass cloche and gray, brown and tan decor balls with a Frenchie type design, just perfect for the jute topped wire pedestal bowl that I found an hour earlier at St. Vincent DePaul.

 Oh boy! did I score today or what? I can no longer be envious, because today I was blessed. In addition, I actually think that this display makes a nice vignette, double score. All purchased for less than fifty dollars.


Thank you for visiting. May your day be filled with joy and beauty!

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful treasures on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love them all!


  2. Wow you found some really good finds. I am envious of you now. I love the typewriter and the cherub lipstick holder and really everything you found. I love to see what other people find at yard sales and flea markets. Take care, Darlene

  3. You did find some great treasures, I love that scale, I just bought one that is a pretty aqua but the face is completely rusted out. I'm also wishing I had that typewriter. You did good! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  4. Thank you for sharing your terrific finds at Potpourri Friday!

  5. Hi ~~ The vintage scale is wonderful. Great finds.

    Have a sweet blessed weekend.

    Pearl 13.1

  6. I have such a love for vintage or shabby anything. The scale and typewriter is fab here. I have great news for you! CONGRATULATIONS, you are my winner of my giveaway honoring my newest grand baby. Please contact me with your mailing address.

  7. Oh my goodness, the typewriter alone is a treasure. I've been after something like that forever. Great find. Enjoy.
    Much love,

  8. Oh, that scale! Thank you for joining HSH!