Thursday, May 28, 2009

Itty Bitty Finds.....

Hello my sweet friends....

Don't you just love it when you can find something really, really cute for really, really cheap? If you're anything like me, I'm sure you just answered YES..

Wanna see an itty bitty little something that I found for just $1.00 at one of my favorite antique shops?

Here it is.....

It's the cutest little jar ever with a flower shaped lid in the softest shade of blue. It stands just 1.5 inches tall and is 2 inches wide. It's an old Avon Cream Perfume jar and was empty when I bought it. The empty jar was a little plain so I filled it with some old cream colored buttons I had.

Now, it sits on my computer monitor riser right in front of me so I can have another pretty thing to look at whenever I am sitting at my desk in my office at home (now if I could just find a way to hide all those darned electrical cords....)

What kinds of things do all of you surround yourself with on your desks and/work areas at home and at work? I would love to know.

12 comments:

debi @ life in my studio said...

Ooooooh! What a pretty, sweet little jar!
I love to have favorites on my desk like a teddy bear, a pretty clock, a couple of cute angels, and other little mementos. Of course, right now, my desk looks like it needs a shovel. hehehe!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cute little jar! Just love to find special treasures. I don't have many "pretties" around my desk area :-(

Sandi said...

That is just too cute Kim! I have everything surrounding me since my computer is also in my studio! Pretties everywhere! LOL
Blessings~

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Kim,
Thanks for stopping over for lemonade on the porch! Thanks for all you said too...
Wow, I love that little jar...that is the cutest little thing, and I like that you showcase the vintage buttons in it!
You did great on your finds in the posts below too...I know you were thrilled to find such goodies!
You know I'm lovin' that teacup too....I sure did enjoy my visit with you today...
Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be catching up with you again soon...
Big hug,
Queenie~

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

P.S. Your bed is beautiful....the bed coverings are gorgeous too!

C. C. said...

Hi Kim!

Very sweet little jar! The buttons just finish it off, too! I also like the cup, etc. in the background of your first picture with all those little flowers on it.

The only thing that I have ever actually done to make the work area pretty is I sewed/quilted a pink with pink flowers cover for the computer and sewed silk ribbons to tie bows with on either side (you know, to tighten it up to fit better) and then a matching key board cover. I can sew and craft all day long, but I seem to be somewhat challenged with actually decorating...terribly aggravating. I'll be the gal who the great-great-grandkids love to discover her trunk in the attic full of treasures while the rest of the house is plain! How funny!

Have a supurb weekend!

C. C.

Pamela said...

Hi Kim,

I love your blog. And I am envious of your little Avon your. I am an Avon Rep. and I love Avon, have loved it since I was a little girl and my mama was an Avon Rep.

I collect vintage Avon as well, if you go to my blog and look under labels for Avon you'll be able see a small part of my collection.

I wish I still had all the Avon stuff my mom and aunts bought for me.

Jean Tuthill said...

Thanks for coming over to visit me...I love company. I love the little cream sachet jar and I just recently found one, too. It's pink with a lady "painted" on the lid. It's so pretty, I have it on my perfume tray in my bedroom. I remember Avon as my first real scent when I was a young teenager and I loved it.

Tanza said...

Hi Kim,
What a sweet lil' jar.. Now, if that was PINK..mmm..But, that blue is soo soft, and ocean like.. What a find.. Don't you just LoVe finding a treasure.. And only a buck..even better !! You did good girl !! Blessings for a wonderful week-end..hugs ~tea~

Stephenie said...

That is the sweetest little perfume bottle ever...What a pretty shade of blue to...Oh, can't forget, what a great price to...
Stephenie

Katie said...

That jar is so precious! Just that perfect shade of shabby blue!

Holly said...

The second I saw the jar my mind said "Avon". I must have seen it in my childhood. I just love the human brain! It *is* a sweet and pretty little jar! Yes, I love to find pretty and cute little things for CHEAP!

The top of my compter table (hutch style) has family portraits and little pretties but the actual work area is shared with 2 messy boys so I don't even try there! ☺