Sunday, August 21, 2011

Treasures Found...and a Mid-Week Train Ride to Fun and Relaxation!

Before I hopped on a train last week to go visit a very dear friend up North, I managed to hit up a couple of estate sales and thrift stores!  I wanted to fill my space at the shop with new treasures before I left town for a few days!  Some of these treasures were difficult for me to part with!  I took a little break from packing my bags to play with my finds, (always makes it a little easier to let them go).  Here's a peek at what I added to my booth last week!
I just adore this handmade wooden peg doll!  She is not old, but so unique and lovely!  She was a last minute purchase at a sale not far from my home.  I hesitated to buy her...and now I think she was my favorite purchase of the day!  That's usually how it goes, isn't it?
I love putting together these pretty book bundles.  This one displays so nicely on the little wooden tabletop pedestal I recently painted and shabbied.
A pretty cameo pendant tops off the book bundle beautifully!
I brought home two of these sweet Bavarian teacup in mint green and one in pink!
I stumbled across several pair of beautiful old costume clip on earrings.  I had just enough time to put a few on pretty cards to add to my display.  These pink ones are probably my favorite!  I'll be adding more to my space this week.
This old musical jewelry box isn't in mint condition but I just love the Frenchy looking design on top...and it's pink, inside and out which makes me love it even more!
I rarely pass up a large metal basket...they are so very useful!
All in all, a successful treasure hunt!  And...don't think I didn't carry home more treasures on the train last Thursday!  My dear friend was sweet enough to take me to some of her local thrifts and antique shops!  She knows me so well!  We had a great visit and it was so nice to get away and relax!  Now, do you think I was sensible and only purchased lightweight linens and such to tote home on my journey?  Of course not!  Ceramics, stacks of ironstone and even a family of cast iron geese travelled on the train with me!  I will surely share them all with you in upcoming posts along with some other fun things I've recently picked up! 

Once home, I had to switch gears and get to work on an "army guy" themed birthday party for my littlest one who turned 3 today!  It was a busy but fun weekend and now I am ready to crawl into bed and rest up for an even busier week ahead!

Thank you so much for your sweet visit!  Have a wonderful week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

I will be joining the White Wednesday party over at Faded Charm today!


  1. Happy Birthday to your little Soldier!

    And what amazing 'scores' you discovered... had to laugh about transporting them though... I once discovered an antique bedside table roadside ready for 'big trash day'... there was no time to run home for a vehicle so I balanced it on my Grand-Daughter's Stroller on the long walk home... we looked like a traveling Circus Sideshow! *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. Hi Amanda, I loved all of your beautiful treasures. I think my favorite was the little wooden peg doll too, she's so cute! I have a pink jewelry box like the one you found, love the colors on it! Couldn't help but laugh about you carrying the ironstone and especially the family of iron geese home with you on the train! I too have always managed to get things home with me if I want them bad enough! Have a wonderful week!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  3. What beautiful vignettes! You certainly found some lovely things. I especially like the cameo.

  4. Oh all your treasures are truly beautiful...But I am REALLY in Love with Miss Peg...she is Beautiful for sure...I know I would be a REGULAR in your shop if I were Local...Great finds.. :)

  5. Oh I think I love everything in this post! Those pink earings are fabulous..and I just love how you've used a Postcard print off to display them! that is so clever!

    your book bundles are temptingly delicious..they would fit in perfectly with my home decor.....YUM!

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  6. Love all your finds, especially that sweet doll.


  7. That wooden doll is very cute. Nice finds. Happy Birthday little guy.


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