Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vacation Day Treasure Hunting - Part 1

Hello my friends and happy Thursday to all of you. Have you been having a good week?

My week has been amazing. I've been enjoying my vacation days immensely as the weather has been perfect and I'm feeling very relaxed and stress free. I think I could really get used to not working during the summer time. This is definitely what I would call the lazy days of summer.

To make things even better, I've had lots of free time to do some treasure hunting this week and boy have I been having a streak of good luck. So much so that I will need to do a couple of blog posts to cover everything and show all of you that wonderful treasures that I have found.

Early in the week I visited my local Salvation Army thrift store and I found a couple of really cute things there. I found a lovely tin canister with a soft yellow background covered with a beautiful floral pattern and a sweet little vase (pink of course...) with a lovely swirled ridge pattern.

Being the terrible photographer that I am, I couldn't seem to get a good enough picture of both the tin canister and vase together to show the true color of the canister, however, I did get a picture of the canister lid that came through sharp and clear showing the exact color.

A good start to the week don't you think?

Next up is a treasure I found in one of the antique malls in Stillwater, Minnesota. I've been on a streak of collecting pretty vases lately and this one fits in with my collection perfectly. It of course features my favorite flower the rose and it also has the perfect cottagy look that I love so much. See that cute yellow crocheted potholder behind the vase? That little cutie is something I found at Kmart of all places. It was part of their summer line of picnic ware.

Gotta run, so that's all for today. I'll be back with more tomorrow. Have a fabulous day!!!

9 comments:

Melinda said...

Great finds Kim! Glad you are enjoying your vacation!!

Queenie said...

Hey Kim!
These are so pretty, and I know you had a fun time hunting your finds! I hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kim! Love what you found at the Salvation Army! Anything pink and with roses is great but you got lucky girl!
~Patti

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

glad you are enjoying your vacation. Such pretty finds. Love them. Don't forget and show us your other goodies. :)

Debbie

Carol @ The Roseberry Cottage said...

Great finds! Enjoy your vacation.
Carol

Mary said...

Hi Kim! Glad you're having so much fun on your vacation! Nothing like finding such great treasures to dream about when you go back to work! Now, that cute yellow tin would look just perfect in my kitchen, which I'm slowly transforming into a yellow and white kitchen. If you ever tire of it, I can give it a wonderful home! Love your potholder and vase, too! You always find the best things! Happy Thursday, and upcoming week-end!

debi @ life in my studio said...

I Love your pretty new treasures! I want to go shopping...maybe I will do that today.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Kim, what a great find! love the tin so much! the colours are sweet! glad that you had so much fun! have a great weekend!

Piney Rose said...

Just lovely!