Saturday, January 9, 2010

A New Treasure...........

Happy Saturday girls.........

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?


debi said...

-14?!!!! We were crying when it was +9 here. You're really brave to go out in that.
Your vase is definitely a worthy find. Beautiful!!

andsewon said...

Me... well once it hits 20... it is just cold period no matter how low it goes.
I stay in!!
We are in teens at night... so cold and windy...not right just not right..we are not suppose to be this haha!!
Pretty vase... looks like you...;-)
Is that gold maybe the 24 kt ...seems in really good shape.
Will look pretty with some roses in it for your afternoon tea.

Melinda said...

I agree with Lola..the vase is so you! I love it. Great find Kim!! I have started thrifting again lately has well. Its been months (since October!) since I last thrifted and I have missed it.
Seeya again soon!


Nanette said...

Hi Kim,
What a beautiful find. I love vases and this one is particularly pretty. You have had it cold there this year! Hopefully this next week will see a little warming. Stay bundled up!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

gasp!.. beautiful! seriously!

Jen Kershner said...

No treasures for me but yours are gorgeous!