Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Treasures

After a very busy month at work, I am taking some much needed vacation days. I have accumulated quite a bit of vacation time that I need to use up before the end of the year, so I decided to take this week off and just relax at home and enjoy some of my favorite activities.

Of course, my very favorite activity is browsing the antique malls and that is what I did yesterday. I found a few really cute items to buy and bring home and I even stayed within my budget. It's amazing how some days when you go to the antique malls you find nothing and other days, you find all kinds of goodies. Yesterday was my lucky day.

I found this sweet little wicker basket with a handle. Price was marked down to just $3.00. I thought it would be cute either sitting on my kitchen table holding napkins or on my desk holding office supplies, notes or something of the like.

I also found three sweet little vintage postcards, each for less than $3.00. I wasn't able to get a clear close-up shot of them, but you can see a glimpse of them in my new little wicker basket.

In the same booth at the antique mall, I also found two really sweet crocheted oval shaped ecru colored doilies.

The last item I found, and probably my favorite was a white hobnail flower vase that stands 9 inches in height. I was shocked when I saw that the price was only $6.00. I could hardly believe it as I knew it was worth much more. But then I noticed on the sticker that it was marked "As Is". Took me a minute to figure out what the "As Is" was, but then I noticed that two of the hobnails were chipped, so I realized that the vase could not be filled with water. The chips were barely noticeable and I almost missed them. Even with the vase not being able to be used for its original purpose, it can still hold artificial flowers and the chips can be hidden by keeping them to the backside, so I couldn't just leave it there. It just had to come home with me.

The vase now sits on my desk in my office at home with some silk flowers that I had laying around that weren't being used. It looks so pretty and very much like spring.

The week's not even half over yet, and I am not done visiting the antique malls, so maybe I will have more goodies to show later in the week.

Have a lovely day!!


Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Kim!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! Looks like you found some lovely treasures! Love your pretty plates in your blog banner!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Sounds like you are enjoying your vacation time! Browsing antique shoppes is one of my favorite things to do, too. I especially like the rose postcards that you found.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim! I saw that you visited my new blog & THANK YOU! You know how it is to be the new kid on the block & it was kind of you to post. It is sooooooooooooo much fun to have new friends in so many new places. Keep in touch! And yes, I too went to an Antique Mall today on the HUNT for old buttons. Pearl, Black unusual... You got the picture. And you got some goodies too. Have a great week off.

Dawn said...

It sounds like you have a plan for your vacation :) I think you got some great deals. I like the wicker basket. It's very pretty. The vase is lovely as well. I hope you find some more treasures during your vacation.

take care,

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

what wonderful finds! Happy hunting on your vacation! Hugs, Maryjane

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim!

thank you for visting my blog and your sweet comments.
So I've heard that a lot of Scandinavians moved to Minnesota. I just have to come and visit one day!

What nice things you have found and for really good prices.
The basket is cute and the dolies, did I spell that right!?
The vase was very cute!
What treasures!
Have a really nice weekend!
Hug from Bodil.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim.
Love your treasures,the vase is stunning and looks great against the color of your wall.
Enjoy the rest of your week
Love Kristina x

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

Kim that hobnail vase is so gorgeous! I love milkglass and i have 2 little hobnail vases that are sooo sweet to me.
You found some very pretty stuff! I hope you're enjoying your 'me' time.

Luv Shann xo