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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Great finds - Last part (No more, I promise!)


These are the last of my findings of goodies from my California trip. (I do have TONS - well almost tons - of beautiful vintage linens I brought back with me, but you'll have to go to Vintage Linen Treasures.com and/or my Ebay to see those). Anyway...I was so thrilled when I found a hat box full of millinery flowers. The lady wanted $50.00 for all of them which is way out of my comfort zone. So I asked if I could hand pick the ones I like. She said yes, at only $2.00 each. I also got three spools of vintage velvet ribbon. Those might go up for sale...someday.

I also bought all these beautiful rhinestone buttons from the same lady. I don't remember how much I paid for them but I think it was somewhere around $15.00 for ALL of them. I didn't think that was too bad. They're so pretty and shiny! I think I might be part magpie. I LOVE shiny things. Hee hee hee

You would think that, with all these lovely buttons and trims, I was a crafter, or seamstress, or something. But no. I can sew and I can create (sometimes), but I don't have a lot of time. So I just collect all these pretty things and look at them. Good thing DH really is a dear!
Patricia :o)





23 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

What sweet treasures! I remember buttons like those on my grandmother's dresses and little overcoats. Oh such sweet memories they evoke.

Smiles,
Lea

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love rhinestone anything. I pile mine in a crystal candy dish and dig through them. I also use them in my sewing:>) I have become a huge fan of the milinery too, they can be quite expensive but I think you got a good deal! Beautiful finds!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Oh my! What wonderful finds!!! I just love the buttons. Don't have to sew to use those! They would be gorgeous scattered around your favorite vignette.

the rusty cupboard said...

I too collect vintage items. I love displaying them. They are all over my home and store.

Baggaraggs: said...

Your things are quite yummy. Robin

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What wonderful finds Patricia! I LOVE those beautiful buttons! Lucky you! Have nice weekend!

Hugs,
Maryjane

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a great find you had. Oh, my love the pink roses. This is my first time here. Had a great time!

I just love the sweet little creamer with the roses in your header!!
The embroidered pillow cases bring back memories. My mother & I did them when I was a kid.

Maison Douce said...

I love it!! You did really good!! I completely forgot to link my post to my mom's linen closet, thanks for reminding me!! It's linked, now, so come back and check it out!
Isabel

Violet said...

Beautiful!!! I love those flowers and adore the rhinestone buttons... and everything else!!!

Solange Belém said...

Hola Patricia,
És hemocionante ver teu blog.
Amiga, que bonitos buttons, me encantan.
Amiga, te deseo muchos éxitos em 2009 e tambien muchas felicitás.
Um grandioso abrazo e um besito para ti.
Feliz Año Nuevo!

Sol

Rose Haven said...

Hi Patricia...

Ooooooooohhhhh, how I LOVE the rhinestone buttons!! Anything rhinestone!!!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Did you notice our Blog name change from Jan & Tom's Place to ROSE HAVEN? And, YES, you can link now...that's why I included the button and the Link in my post.

Then I'll see you and your comment on Thursday!

Jan

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a good find! You can embellish so many things with all of these! Just lovely! blessings, Kathleen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Patricia! I have caught up now with you posts and saw the little angel that Kathy made for you. She is so cute! I have one, too and just love her to pieces. You and Colleen look like you could be sisters!!

Great finds and I would have kept the tablecloth, too. Sometimes those reaaalllly special pieces pull on our heart strings.

xoxo
Becky

Rose Haven said...

Thanks for linking up to the TEA CUP GIVE-AWAY! Good luck!!!

Solange Belém said...

Hola Patrícia,
un beso muy grande y que disfruteis de este sábado y domingo.
Mis saludos.

Sol

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh say...why don't you skip around my house and drop a couple of those? Great finds!

Tina said...

Love the buttons!!! Thanks for the visit to my blog, hope to see you again and come by Paper Cowgirl too :)

maryboys said...

oh. my. the bling and the millinery are just too much! lucky you! thanks for visiting and posting on my owoh giveaway:)

Couture de Papier said...

done! Yummy finds!!
Wow! One Heart One World Giveaway. Thank You Denise

Linda said...

What gorgeous vintage finds...I'm so envious! You are in my prize draw...thanks for visiting.
Linda

Lori Anderson Designs said...

Hand over the buttons and no one gets hurt.

:-)

Joyfulsister said...

OOh look at all your treasures!! I have been collecting buttons just lately, but here in Hawaii there is just not many vintage shops or places to get them (sigh). I just have to keep looking lol. Thanks for sharing them, I love looking at treasures others share with me.

Hugz Lorie

Famille Gerdel said...

Oh, good treasures!

Anne