Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Blue and Pink Kind of Day.....

Don't you just love the kinds of days that are just about perfect in every way?

Well, I sure do and Saturday was one of those days for me. The weather here in Minneapolis was just gorgeous yesterday with sunny blue skies all day and temps in the mid sixties. A perfect day for some antiquing and to make things even better, I decided at the last minute to visit an antique mall that I hadn't been to in a while and I was surprised to find out when I got there that they were having their big 21st Anniversary sale this weekend and just about everything in the store was 20% off. Woo Hoo for me!!!

Despite the store being very, very crowed with shoppers looking for just the perfect treasure, I still had a great time and I found lots of cute things to buy. My stash of goodies came to less than $40 so I was thrilled to pieces. As you'll see, blue and pink was the theme of the day.

Lots of pictures to show today so sit back, relax and enjoy looking at the new treasures I found.

The first is the full stash of goodies all group together....

A sweet Fenton bowl/candy dish in the yummiest shade of blue with peek-a-boo cutouts along the top edge of the dish....

A pretty way to display some smaller tid bits....

Like these pretty rose advertisement and calling cards...

And perhaps some vintage button cards filled with pretty pink buttons....

Going back to the blue theme for the moment, how cute is this plastic travel tissue case? This piece too is my favorite yummy shade of blue and is in perfect condition...

This next item you are seeing may well be the beginning of a new collection for me. After seeing several of these featured in different posts among my fellow bloggers, I couldn't pass up this small china flower posy when I spotted it in a display case. The tag on this one said there was a small chip on one of the leaves, but if there is, it's so small that I can't even find it.

And because I'm the type of person who believes a person can never have too much of one thing, if it's something they really love, I had to add two more pink crocheted potholders to my collection.

Now that I'm here at the end of today's show and tell, I just realized I forgot to get a separate picture of the cute blue shoe stretcher thing-a-ma-jigs (my way of saying I forget what they are really called..) You can see them in the first picture though.

I hope you enjoyed the chance to see all of my new goodies I found on Saturday. Today's shopping won't be quite so much fun. Shopping in grocery stores never really is.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you back here on Tuesday with some more pretty tea things..

13 comments:

Sandi said...

Everything is so pretty Kim and you got some great deals! I love buttons too so you are spot on with those in my book anyways. :)
The shoe stretcher is neat also and all your other pretties.
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings~

Marilyn said...

What wonderful finds.... My fav is the candy dish & the tissue keeper!!
Love,
Marilyn

Mary said...

Oh Kim! I adore your goodies. Love the pretty blue lacey Fenton bowl, love-love the blue tissue case (what a treasure!), adore the pink crocheted doilies. They're yummy...not to leave out the precious china posy. Hope I didn't leave anything out. Wow, you had a great day shopping yesterday. Congrats! p.s. I did,too, at Salvation Army. Got some goodies ;)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kim....You found some really pretty items! I love that little bowl and I have to say I love the pink potholders! So cute!~Patti

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

How great you found a sale and got all those wonderful goodies!

I picked up a porcelain flower bouquet this past weekend too. I'm really getting hooked on those too!

Thanks for sharing your fab finds!
~ Holly

Cindy- shabbynsweet said...

Hi Kim, you certainly found some great items. Love the tissue holder and china posy. Thanks for showing us. I'm off today to find some treasures. I find that Mondays are good days here to go to the Op Shop, second hand stores because people clean out over the weekends. So i hope i'm as lucky as you. Take Care
- Cindy

GapGirl said...

Oh I love those circular doilies. I too, just adore pink!!!
XoxoGapGirl

debi said...

Love your fun finds! Looks like it was a perfect shopping day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Kim Hi, you always got lovely things everytime you went thrifting.. great finds! I really love the china posy.. seems you have started a new collection! hehehe.. keep hunting!..

have a good week!
xo
fitty

julia said...

Lovely blue bowl!! We had great weather here in TN too.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

Oooh, you got some nice goodies there. Love that blue bowl, and the pretty tissue holder. Hopefully will see you tomorrow!

Debbie

Queenie said...

Oh your finds are scrumptious! A blue and pink post...what in the world could be better!? I Always love catching up with your posts...love that candy box and the calling cards too! I hope you are having a wonderful week...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Vicki said...

Hi, Kim,
You found some wonderful buys and at great prices, too! That Fenton bowl is gorgeous, such a pretty shade of blue! Thanks for sharing your goodies with us! Have a terrific week. I hope your beautiful weather continues for you! Vicki