Last weekend Hubby and I went to a couple little antique stores in the near-by town of Castroville. It's a tiny, sweet little town that isn't really known as a destination town, but I think that's sometimes what attracts me to visit. We picked up some treasures and I thought it would be fun to share with you.
This doll is really a bed light that hangs over a headboard. I'm not sure what she's made of and she's a little worse for ware. But I'm going to try to restore her as much as possible. This is definitely NOT my kind of thing to do, but I'm going to give it a whirl...someday...soon...I hope! (This poor lady was bald and some body tried gluing stringy doll hair to her with the toughest glue I've ever encountered).
What a find this was! This little table cloth is round and has three lovely Southern Belles embroidered on it. I didn't find much wrong with it except for a little mark that one can totally forgive and overlook. Isn't the embroidery wonderful?
I started a new collection which is all about rhinestoned perfume bottles. The teal one above doesn't have rhinestones but I'm going to glue one of the buttons I found on it's top. I know it's not ideal, but it was only $5.00 so I couldn't pass it up. And who knows, it might turn out great.
I love the sweet blue birds hand painted on this little ceramic oval. I don't think it's old, but that doesn't take away from the cuteness factor. And anyway, it'll be old some day, right? These are the buttons I found. All of them for $6.00!! I love it when that happens!
Three more great finds. I love this very old heart pillow with a 20's lady on it. She's all hand embroidered and has a fancy, lacy fan. I got this one for a song, and will probably keep her. I first thought to sell her, but she's just too nice to let go for now. And the tapestry is great, too. It's a little dirty, but I can fix that up lickity split. I might turn it into a pillow, but will probably sell it.
Great colors on the tapestry! How cute will this be as a pillow or on a little foot rest? Oh, if I only had the time and space for all the projects I have going!
This antique looking iron is really a piggy-bank. I know I paid too much for it, but I just loved it for my laundry room. You know how you always end up with small change while doing the wash? Well, I'm putting it all in here. And how cute will this look in my laundry room when I get it all decorated with vintage treasures.
Sometimes I find awesome bargains, and sometimes I pay too much, but I guess it all evens out in the end. I treasure the time I spend with my wonderful husband who patiently follows me around and carries my purse when needed. Talk about treasures!