My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Squeeeeeeealin' with Delight!!!!!

First of all let me say my whole expenditures for this magnificent catch yesterday was around $20.00! I had a really fun time finding some of these things.

The little picture below just kept screaming "take me, take me"!! So I did. The picture isn't too inspiring but I do love gazebos and the food frame is worth every scent I spent on it.

Same thing witht his one - a white frame and pretty roses, so how could I pass it up?!

I consider this one of the "finer catches" of the day. A pink and aqua roses (!) wood frame. I think I'm keeping this one instead of putting it on my other selling blog.

I've been looking for a lampshade just exactly like this one to pretty up for so long!! Well, I found it for a SONG yesterday. Doing the "happy dance" over this one!!

Be still my beating heart!!!!!! I collect pitchers - not ordinary ones, but roses and beautiful ones like this! This is not going out the door, but on my shelves. Catch of the day.............

Another darling find. A little holder to put pens and pencils in. Every phone in my home has paper and pencil by it and I have 5 phones in this house. I can answer any phone and have the necessary items to take a note or message by either one of them. I'm NOT one of those people who answer the phone and tell the caller to "wait a minute while I find a pen and paper." Silly idea to NOT have all items next to phone.

This little clock was so cute I couldn't pass it up. I do NOT need another clock in my house so this will go on the website to sell. It reminds me of a french clock. Some of my rooms have 3 clocks in them simply because I cannot pass up lovely clocks. Plus if I have a visitor and want to check the time without looking like I'm "clock watching" I can do it and not be obnoxious about it. Very important to me because I would never want to offend someone in my home by having them think they are boring and I'd want them to leave. Never happen in this chick's home! I find all visitors delightful!

Okay, some little candlesticks for making lovely cake plates and 2 are green which is ever more delightful. And they were very, very cheap!

Okay, these were hard to pass up also. I can use them for storing pretty items - ribbons, buttons, clothespins or just anything I think should be displayed beautifully.

This I agonized over for hours after bringing it home. Keep it, sell it, keep it, sell it, keep it, sell it. I asked my chickees on my group and they helped convince me it needed to be in my home. It is a 10" pink pearlized serving bowl! It is soooo much prettier in person than in the picture. It's gorgeous and I love it so I'm keeping it. It has "embossing" on it and just brings joy to me looking at it.

This tiny plate will probably go on the other blog to sell. It is so cute and just a spectacular deal so it isn't going to be very much money when I sell it. I truly want people to be able to have some beauty in their homes as I do, so this will be affordable and can be used to hang on the wall or a place to store tiny items in your home - say your watch while you are washing dishes or something like that. I have an Old Country Roses dessert plate on the ledge over my sink to hold my little pill box and a book of matches to light candles to fragrance the room and a spoon my hubby puts there during the day so he doesn't have to get a clean spoon every time he drinks his Pero.

Another serendipitous find for me! I love to collect little flower teapots and this is a tiny one. The rose on top is the lift off lid. It has a little chip in its spout but for the price I could not resist! It stays!!! ;-)
That's pretty much all I got yesterday. I was very happy and pleased with what I found though. All in all a productive day for this little chick!!! Now you'll just have to come back and see what I can do with the stuff I found today when I get the time to give some of them a "makeover"!


  1. I love the clock! So cute! Lovely treasures you have found! HUgs, Vanessa

  2. Fabulous treasures!!! Love these!

    kari & kijsa

  3. What a haul! And you said they didn't have much in Idaho. Looks like you hit the mother load then. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

    Aunt May's Cottage

  4. wow.. what a good bargain you have here.. love the pitcher, teapot and the pink & aqua frame.. so pretty..

  5. WOW! You found great stuff! My faves would be the pink/aqua frame and the rosie teapot. Great stuff -- and tomorrow the yard sales start for the weekend! WOO HOO! Can't wait to see what this weekend brings you.

    And I gotta agree with Bertie -- whodda thunk you'd find such great stuff in IDAHO? That is one of only two states that I've not shipped a window to, the other being Hawaii. (yes, I've shipped to Alaska.)

  6. You found some lovely things. Score!
    Enjoy your day.


  7. Wow...what great goodies you found! I love everything! It's a good feeling to come home with such a haul! Love your blog!

  8. Well, then, my ravishing wren, how about free? I'm finishing up a sweet wee window to do a blog giveaway! I hope to have it done in time to start it on my b-day next week, but if not then, then soon after.

    I will OF COURSE let you know when it's up and running. And if that doesn't work out, send me a few photos of your house. If it's half as cute as your laundry room, it will be adorable perched in a magical English garden, yes?

  9. oooooooh what great finds!!You hit the jackpot!!!

  10. Beautiful cuteness!! I love all of it and that bowl... would have kept it too ;)


  11. Oh Connie what treasures you found.
    So may pretties

  12. Great Stuffage Chickie !! I think a little green candle holder needs to go on the green rimmed rose plate !! :)

  13. I have totally enjoyed visiting you blog today....lovely, lovely!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  14. Whooohoooo! You found some wonderful treasures! Where in the world do you shop?

  15. Excellent finds! I just love that pink bowl! Why do so many of us hunt for treasures? I'm addicted to it! I wish I could find a real old pirate's treasure map~~I guess I'm a booty lover!

  16. Connie; Connie; What a haul. I love collecting teapots and tea cups, so my fave is the teapot but I must say the rest is beautiful. I want to shop where you shop.


  17. Uh Oh i am guilty of having 3 phones in my house and constantly having to say Hang on a sec while i find a pen! THEN racing around with the phone speaker covered while i shout at everyone WHERE ARE ALL THE PENS !!!! LOL. BUT if i had that gorgeous lil storage thingy you found then i would be saying "Oh yes i have a pen right here in my gorgeous lil storage thingy" ha ha ha.
    loooovin everything you came home with, what a great day! Are you still happy dancin? i would be!
    That 3rd frame is DELISH my luv!

    Luv N Hugs,
    Shann x

  18. Connie, you had a great treasure hunt. The pink bowl is cute as can be.

  19. WOW Connie, what great finds!!I want to shop with you. That pink bowl is beautiful. Good one to keep! Sweet little teapot too. And those frames!!!!!!!woohoo!!
    love ya, Celestina
    la rea rose

  20. what a great haul! looks like fun!

  21. You find the sweetest things! I actually have a mate to that little green trimmed rose plate!
    That sweet tea pot is adorable!


  22. Connie, you found some wonderful little trinkets! You are making such pretties with all!!!

    Love the picture, the teapot, shoot, I love it ALL!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  23. What wonderful treasures!!! Love the pink bowl!!!

    Happy treasure hunting!


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