Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Goodies That Came Home With Me



Yesterday was so much fun!
I got to tag along on an adventure with Tami from Vintage Connections!
We stopped in at several antique/vintage/retro/gift shops, all of them new to me.
One was so huge, we only got through half of it.
(Yes, I do hope to go back and browse through the other half, very soon.)


I tend to gravitate towards retro/vintage rather than antique;
often things that remind me of my childhood.
So these are the little goodies that came home with me:
Pale blue gingham apron with smocking and ric-rac trim.
Long string of vintage mercury glass beads
Two Christmas tree brooches to add to my collection
Aluminum heart molds
Green and red felt/chenille/spun-head ornaments
Cornflower (Corning Ware) loaf pan 


Thank you so much for making my Saturday so much fun, Tami! 
I can't wait to get together again soon!

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PS- Be sure to check back later this week.
I need to show you the sweet paperdolls that Tami gave to me.




34 comments:

  1. Lovely reminders of a fun filled day, Gayle! Looking forward to what else you have to share this week!

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    1. She is such a lovely person. You would like her.

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  2. I spy several things that are my favorites too! I have a weakness for mercury glass beads and
    spun-head ornaments. Looks like a perfect day!

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    1. There were probably more of them on the other side of the store. I tell you, I need to go back before Christmas!

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  3. Love the little figures and your apron is beautiful! How great to find the bread pan, sounds like you had a fun day:@)

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    1. There were two of the loaf pans... I might have to go back and see if the other one is still there.

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  4. That little apron is sweet. I love the little pixies. What a fun day!

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    1. I thought they were darling! They fit right in with the other decor that is on my Christmas tree every year.

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  5. Oh your things are just lovely - just the sort of thing I would buy too. I'll be back to see what comes next.

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    1. JoAnn, we love so many of the same things! It would be fun to go shopping with you someday!

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  6. Oh, great finds. The apron is so pretty! Love Christmas pins too, and you found a couple really nice ones!

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    1. We found those in a huge tub full of bling.

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  7. Looks like a heart shaped pocket on the apron! How fun to go shopping with your friend.
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. Yes, it is. So many cute details on this apron!

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  8. Oh, that apron is amazingly pretty. I do believe that if you wear it while cooking . . . everything you fix will be just like Mom used to cook :)

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  9. Looks like the two of you had a great
    time. Your goodies are great!

    M : )

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    1. We really did. The first time I met her I knew I'd found a kindred spirit.

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  10. My daughter would love to tag along with you to those shops. She loves vintage retro stuff. She has decorated her apartment with furniture from that era. I still have Corning Ware in my cupboard that we still use.

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    1. I'd love to have your daughter as one of my "treasure hunting" buddies! I love the simplicity of the blue and white cornflower. Perfect for me and my kitchen.

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  11. I love to see what people bring home from vintage places. I just posted my finds here: http://www.pattyantle.com/2013/11/franklin-french-lick-finds-keeps.html Hope you get back and finish the rest of that shop soon!

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    1. Patty, I'll be over in a sec to see what you got! I definitely need to go back asap!!

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  12. What a fun day!
    I go for the retro-vintage stuff too.
    Like you said, I think because it reminds me of my childhood home!

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    1. Parents home, grandparents home... all those things from my little girl memories. :-)

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  13. Oh, I love that beautiful gingham apron! Sweet finds!

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    1. When we got to that booth, my eyes went straight to that blue gingham and I knew it was coming home with me.

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  14. Such sweet items. I would have come home with these too.

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    1. Donna, there were so many goodies there... I think I could easily have walked out with half the store.

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  15. Boy does this stuff just say "you" or what. How could you stop with just half the store?

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    1. Michaele, we got hungry and decided we needed to go get some lunch. I think it was probably the biggest antique mall I had ever been in.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies