Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shopping at the Antique Mall

My car had to go in for scheduled servicing, so DH & I decided to spend Saturday afternoon browsing one of the local antique malls. We would've gone to more places, but the car was done sooner than expected, plus it was pouring rain. :-)

I always like to look for things that can be used in CQ, naturally, like lace, fabric, hankies, buttons and jewelry. But I am also on the lookout for interesting books, paperweights (which I collect), bottles, cookie jars (also collect those) and, well, anything that strikes my fancy. You know what I mean, I'm sure!Treasures found: an old Vogart pattern envelope with patterns (there were several of these but I only bought one), some old crocheted doily parts, silk-covered buttons, a lavender-colored tiny jar, a vintage spool, a hankie, and a porcelain planter featuring a little girl and the Eiffel Tower.
Isn't she precious??


I can't wait to try dyeing these buttons!

I plan to wrap trims or laces around the spool to add a vintage touch to my studio. The hankie and rose doilies will probably begin appearing in my work soon. I'm a sucker for roses!

Cathy

5 comments :

Heather said...

Ooooo! Antique Malling.... yummy... and your finds... delicious!

I love the rose hanky. Sweeeet!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy, I love your antique finds. The rose hankerchiefs are truly beautiful. I think you like roses as much as I do. VBG The wee tin with the little girl at the Effil Tower is soooo sweet and lovely. Great shopping day. Hugs Judy

Melissa said...

OOooooo I love looking at antique mall finds and sharing them too! I really love the rose hanky and crochet parts! It's also so inspiring for my work too to just be around all the pretty things!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Your treasures tell the story of a wonderful day antiquing! As the auctioneers are always saying, "Good eye!"
Hugs,
Kerry

Marsha said...

What a good day of antiquing! I love treasures you found. I need to go on a treasure hunt. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Sat.