Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Found Treasures.....

Hello ladies and happy Wednesday to you all. I hope this mid-week day finds you happy and well.

If you were here over the weekend and saw my previous post where I showed a darling vintage wicker sewing box that I had found while out antiquing last week during my vacation, I now have another wicker piece to share with you as well. This one is a wicker tray of sorts with a handle on it and was found in the same antique shop.

It is a very soft faded creamy yellow color, just the shade of yellow that I love. It's extremely hard to get a picture of the true color of it as you can see between these two photos where one is a bit lighter than the other.

For the moment, I have it sitting on a small bookcase that separates my home office space and my laundry room. You can see the washer and dryer in the background and of course, the big old ugly water beige heater as well. Having the bookcase here with some of my pretty things displayed hides a bit of the ugliness on that side of the room. Not enough to my liking, but I'm still trying to figure out a way to block the view while still allowing the light from the southern window on the office side to brighten up the laundry room side as well. I'm thinking maybe a sheer curtain of some sort if I can figure out how to hang it.

And of course, a visit to an antique shop usually isn't complete for me until I find a some new crocheted potholders to add to my already too large collection. This time, I added another pink one and a pretty pale green one as well. They were a bit musty smelling, but I just threw them in the wash inside a small lingerie bag when I got home and then let them air dry and now they smell all fresh and new.

The day after my visit to the antique shops, I stopped in at my local Goodwill store and found a plastic baggie full of lace trims for just $2.00. I'm sure they are new and not antique, but they sure are pretty and I will add these to my collection of "crafting things" to be used someday if that creativity bug ever gets around to hitting me. Until then, I can just admire their prettiness.

Is it sad to say that I am already looking forward to my next vacation so I can do even more antiquing? As I'm sure most of you know, it can be quite addicting and it really is hard to stay away from your favorite antique shops when you know there just might be a new treasure or two waiting for you to come find them and bring them home.

11 comments:

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love each of your finds, Kim! I've yet to find trims and lace at my GW- some day maybe! ♥

Sheila said...

Another wonderful find for you.. Baskets are my weakness. I too love any kind of basket and any shape and size basket.. That pale creamy yellow is wonderful... Sheila

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

What more sweet treasures you found! I'm lovin' that sweet basket; you'll have lots of fun creating different vignettes to display in it.

You could always hang some hooks in the ceiling to hang a curtain rod from, and then use clips to hang a sheer with. Just a thought :)

Hope your day is a fun one!! Warmest always, Brenda

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Oh Kim, I love that basket. I passed up one similar last year and regretted it ever since!

And I have bags of trim to waiting for the creative bug to hit me too! One of these days...anyhow they are so lovely to look at!

Thanks for sharing all your fab finds! I always enjoy seeing what you get.

~Holly

GardenofDaisies said...

That's a really pretty basket!! And I love the crocheted potholders too!

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

I LOVE your sweet basket!!! I found a pink one on Etsy and waited too long to purchase it, and it sold. :( If I find one again, I am not going to let it get away!
The crochet potholders are lovely and the laces are sweet. They have a vintage look to them. I am glad you had fun antique shopping!
Love, Paula

stefanie said...

oooo, what sweet treasures...love the basket!!!

Linda said...

Love your basket and all your great goodies!

Lori said...

Hi Kim!
Such a cool basket! Oh now who can resist a crocheted potholder? Not I either!!LOL later,Lori

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
Your finds are lovely! The tray is so pretty as are the pot holders. I think the sheers would be pretty hanging there.
Valerie

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs
Duchess