Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Lucky Day.....

Ever wonder why it is that when you go to the antique shops, sometimes you may end up coming home empty handed and feeling disappointed; and then there are those times you feel like you’ve hit the “mother lode” and you came home giddy with joy?

I’ve had it both ways, but today was one of my lucky days and I’m giddy with joy right now and I have lots of pretty new spring things to show off.

About an hour from where I live is a town called Buffalo that has several wonderful antique shops as well as several shops that hold what they call “Occasional Sales” where they are only open the first Thursday – Sunday of each month. I was able to schedule a couple of vacation days this week from work and timed it perfectly for this month’s weekend for the Occasional Sales.

I visited four different shops in town today and these are the new treasures I found. Can you tell I’m in love with pastels?

I found a darling little patchwork table cover that has my favorite colors of blue, pink, green and yellow. It’s not very large but will work perfectly on my coffee table or even as a wall hanging.


A white wicker flower basket (something I’ve been searching for, for a long time)…
A few pastel flower pots in pink and yellow…

A vintage Avon jar in a pink quilted pattern with a perfectly mellowed silver lid.
A pretty flower vase.

A pretty rose patterned antique gravy boat……

Some cream colored small doilies (sorry for the bleary picture)...

And last, but not least, a tiny spring basket with flowers and eggs in shades of pale pink yellow, green and peach. So cute.

Oh my… that’s a lot of new stuff, but even so, I managed to stay within my budget for the most part and didn’t go too overboard. Might have to put in a few extra hours of overtime at work to make up the difference, but it’s totally worth it.

Now, I just need to figure out where I am going to display all my pretty new things…

Hope you are all have such a good week as I am. Thanks for stopping by. Come back again soon.

18 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

All your finds are lovely, and things that I would have zoned in on as well!!
I love those "jackpot" days!
:)
~Becca~

Melinda said...

That was definetely a lucky day! I ADORE the table cover, LOVE the gravy boat, and all of the items are beautiful! I was shopping yesterday and had a "lucky" day too!! Check my blog later for a sneaky peaky!

Kris said...

I would definitely say it was your lucky day. What sweet buys. I love the avon jar and the easter basket.

Kris

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

How fun. I love those days too! You found some wonderful things, I really like the table cover.
Valerie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awww you lucky duck! hehehehehe I love your treasures here! especially the one in pinks and roses on it!.. LOVE it so much! and the easter basket is so pretty too! have a great day! take care!.

Stephenie said...

I'd say you hit the Mother load...
You found so many wonderful things. I just love that quilt, what beautiful colors. I also love the gravy boat. Love those rose's. Your lucky!!! I want to go shopping now.
Stephenie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Isn't it fun to have so many new things you love!!! I could shop for those type of things every day...If I could afford to!

Jean said...

Wow, you did good! Love the flower pots. they are great.
Have a great weekend.
Jean in virginia

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Love all of these goodies! the patchwork is so pretty. I dont know why it does seem like some days you find SO much and others nothing. lol

have a great weekend!

Tanza said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks soo much for stopping by, and saying hello... NOW, I found you !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all your pink.. That Avon jar is to die for.. I'll be back to finish looking around.. What a complete PINK joy to see you !!! Have a wonderful day... hugs ~tea~xo

Tanza said...

Kim,
Sorry forgot to mention and wanted to.. You commented about all the pretty pink painted items in my kitchen.. Well, go visit my friend Rebecca, I have her link posted on my blog now.. She does all this for me, and I ADORE her, and all she creates.. You'll enjoy her soo much.. Visit her blog too.. xxoo to you, ~tea~

Holly said...

LOVE it all, Kim! Hey if you can't find a place for that gravy boat, I can find a place for it over here! ☺ Ha-ha!

Hope Winter is over for you soon!

~ ♥ ♥ ~

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...love your blog! I noticed the wicker basket...the old floral one...I used two of these at my daugther's wedding a year ago. One of for the entry table and one on a table going into the reception...these were the only silks we used. I'll try and send you a picture...they are LOVELY! Thank you soooo much for sharing!

Hugs...Rebecca

C. C. said...

Hi Kim!

Very nice! I love the gravy boat! It is always neat to find some things you love!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oooh I love your finds. I went to my local shops and I had a strike out day the other day but today.. Oh my. I'll post when we pick it up but my husband purchased me a lovley old fashiond sweater dresser. Pull out drawers and such.. oh my.

LOVE YOUR BLOG.. i'm going to go on reading now.

Marilyn said...

What great finds & your photography is lovely!!
Have a great day!!
Marilyn
xxoo

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

It was so much fun seeing all of your finds! You did hit the motherlode girl! They are all so pretty, and I can imagine all of the fun you will have finding the perfect spot to place them....I love that avon jar and that gravy boat...ohhh, everything is gorgeous! Hope you have a great night...
Big Hug,
Queenie~

Lori said...

Kim, Just happened to wander over to your site and wowo do we have alot of the same loves! I think its pretty remarkable! Pressed for time but went through many of your posts, I'll have to come back! Wonderful new finds!! Glad to meet you, Lori