Thursday, April 14, 2011

Retail Peace


Another Spring storm is headed our way so I took the opportunity today to hit a favorite antique store.  I could meander the aisle for hours.  No one tugging on my arm...no concern about time.  It is the draw of the hunt that relaxes me.  The thrill of find that brings me back.  There are no lines to wait in like an estate sale.  No one is running to get the bargain and you are in no hurry to get to the next room.  These are the days I take to relax and enjoy someone hard work.  I am willing to pay a bit more for the peace.


 There is a particular booth that I love at each of my favorite stores.  Imagine my surprise when I realized it was 50% off.  The sweet nursery book came from her booth.  The Kodak tins have been re purposed by a women named Nellie.  The melon and blue color are beautiful and topped with a decal.  I found remnants of cookies inside?   Strawberries on a vintage tablecloth that will look divine with red and green gingham.  Red metal lunch box with the faintest of stars around the bottom.  Another thing I can't pass on!


I adore these juice glasses but can't seem to pay the price they call for.  This one was marked down.  Detail that can't be explained.  A special place on my desk will be carved out for this.

 

Ten little Indians coloring book perfect for a frame.  The tea towel was a steal at 50% off and looks like the perfect piece for a bag.


I have been eyeing these forever.  Sweet little pillows, collars or aprons on dresses.  They were too steep for me until the sale at the booth.  I had to hold myself back from grabbing more.  


Did someone put Paula Clare on a hankie.  Could this be more perfect?  Oh how far we've come from this to our over PC world.  



Put this under the "baby doll crib looked empty".  One of the vendors hung old rattles and toys on a tree.  It was darling.  The duck has a Knickerbocker label and the rattle has tole painted flowers.  The vanity basket had me at the decal...I really cannot explain my decal hoard? 
Rain and cold weather are moving in just in time to get some crafting and sewing done.  
Oh the sweet price of peace...well worth it.

16 comments:

Kim K. said...

Oh my. I'm so glad I didn't shut down my computer yet for the night. Your finds are just lovely. How wonderful that your favorite booth was having a sale too. I love every single thing. I can't wait to see what you do with those linens. I love that juice glass. It's calling for some fresh daffodils.

PS. Tomorrow morning's blog post is going to be ground breaking. You ready...I hand stitched a pillow. You won't ever be allowed to inspect it. But it's a start. You are an inspiration!!

donna said...

Renee you got wonderful deals. You really hit the jack pot. I just love all your finds. The decal in the basket looks like the one that was on my baby bed. I just love it.
Hugs
donna

GardenofDaisies said...

Renee, It's always better when you find out it's on sale! I LOVE the little bunny juice glass. And the 3 Piggies kerchief! So cute! (You'll have to share the location of your favorite antique store with me.)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww i just posted some tags with that adorable little deer over at shabby blogs! Tomorrow I'll have some more tags with her over at my place:) Hope you like my Deer!! :D

shez said...

fun shopping

Sarah said...

I used to buy those decal sheets on Ebay 12 years ago or so. And now I find myself needing one and I dont have them anymore, lol.

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Renee,

Lucky, lucky you. Your package will be on it's way, and thank you for being so patient. Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs,
Meri

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Very cute pictures as always :) Have a good weekend!!

Miss Holly said...

I just love you style!! So cozy......

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh my goodness, what a dreamy haul! That tea towel and the hankie with the cottage on it almost make we want to weep, with the cuteness of them! And that lunchbox....I am very green with envy right now!
Happy Weekend,
Carol

birdie blue said...

you find the sweetest things, miss renee. the fact that it was half off, is the icing on top of the cake.

we've a stormy weekend predicted, too. gives me an excuse to put off some of the yard work and finish a few things...guilt-free.
xo
~molly

Nan said...

What darling hankies those are so hard to find I never did find any good ones when I lived in CA had to buy them new, reproductions.

kluless said...

I understand 100% what you mean about the browsing being your relaxing time. It is exactly the same for me. My mind goes blank except for the hunt and my planets come back into alignment!

Corey Moortgat said...

I've got a major decal hoard, too! I simply cannot pass up anything with a sweet-looking decal!!

Paula Clare said...

EEP! The little hankie is truly ME! I LOVE IT! You found some delightful treasures...the little cowgirl and the Indians coloring book could easily be part of MY stash! LOVE!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love nursery decals too, Renee! I'll have to look through your blog and see if you show any others! I also love that you show vintage cards in your posts! These are all cards that I would buy- if I had the money! Ha-ha! I am your newest follower. ♥