I'm posting two days in a row if you can believe it, but only because I was brave enough to venture outside into the still frigid temps here in Minnesota (where it was still -14 below zero when I left my house around 9:30 this morning) to visit a few antique shops to see if I could dig me up a new treasure or two.
As much as I complain about the cold, braving the cold temperatures was so worth it this morning because look at what I found............
This gorgeous vase with it's lovely rose floral pattern and soft rose colored swagging was sitting high up on a shelf and I almost missed it, but I just happened to look up as I was walking by and it totally stopped me in my tracks. I thought for sure it would be way out of my price range for the shopping budget I had allotted myself for today, but I was surprised when I looked at the price tag and saw that it much less than I would have thought and within my budget too. Yeah for me!!!
I could live without the brass handles and trim around the bottom, but thank goodness it's not too gaudy so I will put up with it just to be able to admire the beauty of the rest of the piece.
This vase is actually quite large in size, standing around 10 3/4 inches high. Not sure yet where I will end up putting it, and I have to find a pretty spring bouquet of flowers that will compliment the floral design on the vase, but hopefully with spring just around the corner, the floral department at Michael's or JoAnne's will have something that will work.
Here are a few close up shots of the floral pattern.......
A perfectly pretty piece to make my weekend shopping excursion complete. What about you? Did you find any new treasures for yourself?