Monday, May 17, 2010

Wonderful Finds!!!

Hi Bloggerettes!  It's about time she put up a new post....yea, I hear you saying that.  Well, here it is.  I'm going to show you all my lucious, mouth watering thrifting and auction finds.

Look at this vintage bed jacket in the sweetest color of pink.  Look at the satin ribbon tie.  If you ain't jealous, then you ain't breathin!

Off to the church sale I went!  I was finding so much stuff that I started a stack over by the check out desk.  I said to the man in charge, "Please kind sir, will you watch my things for me while I look around some more?"   "Well sure honey, I'd be happy to."
I gave him my sweet smile and off I went.

Found these lovely laces and collar inside a dirty box...

Check out the monogrammed linen napkins.  There are five
of them and they are scrumptous!  Not my initials, but I don't care.

I loved this linen piece more when I saw the tag sewn inside with the name of the person who made it.

Now, I go back to the table where the nice man is watching my treasures....."Oh no!" I said to the $%*)$#!@, man.  "Where's my stuff?" I asked.  "Oh no!" he said.  "Someone must have taken it."
"Well, how did that happen?" I said.
"Don't know lady." said the  @#$%*! man.
I wanted to strangle him right then and there for his uncaring attitude!  Oh well, I hope who ever grabbed my stuff is happy with  my pickins.

Okay, after my ruffled feathers settled down, I went on to my next destination....the auction.  I ended up with these wonderful
teacups!  There were no saucers but they were too pretty to leave behind.

There were two little Johnson Bros. saucers and actually they mix pretty well with a few of the teacup patterns.

How about this lovely rose lithograph...

Now for the Piece de resistance'......this wonderful
reproduction of a victorian atrium that I found at
Home Goods.  Not sure how to decorate it and I'll do it later...
I couldn't wait to show it to you.

Whew, this post was really long.  That's what happens when I go
two days without a new one.....I'm so glad that you stayed with me.
You all are so sweet that way.
I'm linking up to Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays !  Go there for more wonderful ideas and thrifty finds.  You'll love Linda and her blog.


Blue Creek Home said...

My sweet mother wore pretty bed jackets so I have a real weakness for them. I love your pink one!

And I am mad with you about that @#*& man who let your treasures go to someone who didn't even have to dig for them. That's was some easy shopping! NOT ACCEPTABLE!

Lovin' the atrium - I would love to have one!


Diane said...

I give up! I'm moving to your neighborhood! *sigh* No finds like THAT around here, Sissie!
But sorry you lost some of them!

Nancy said...

The best things just find you, don't they? Yes, that bed jacket is really pretty! You did well!!


Low Tide High Style said...

Wow Sissie, you find the best stuff! Too bad some of your treasures went home with someone else, but the ones you did bring home are great finds! I love that bed jacket!

Kat :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I LOVE your sweet bed jacket! My Mum always wore them too. Love the teacups; especially the pink and gold one and I LOVE the Victorian atrium! You did well for your sweet self other than that clerk not keeping his eye out for your treasures! I'm sure you'll find something beautiful that will make you forget all about them. Thanks for sharing and have a super evening.


Kim said...

Wow Sissie, I don't know where to start! First off I woulda taken a swing at that @#$%^ Man! Ha! Just kidding of course, but that serves as a good warning to all of us - don't leave our stuff unattended (or with a man). In spite of that, you did GOOD! I especially love those teacups. And that atrium is fabulous!!! Good for you Sissie!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm soooo sorry to hear about your loss...I'm always afraid that this is going to happen to me...I hope she can sleep at night:) Your linens are just my style...I would love to see your booth...I know I would be in heaven there!


katie said...

Such great finds. I knew the minute you said you started a pile and asked someone to watch it there was trouble to follow. Sorry that happened.
Great lace, love the bed jacket, I had almost forgotten about those.
The atrium is wonderful.


Hi so glad we connected LOVE your laces & terrarium. Thanks for your vist. xox Laura

afistfullofweeds* said...

O.K. Sissy you know what the problem was?? You asked him to watch the wrong stuff, Bet he watched you WALK away!! LOL Dumb men! Love that bed jacked, I found one recently also! That Atrium is divine!! Come check out my giveaway.. Rhonda

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

How fun! Love it all. Love the Attrium OHHHHH
Thank you for stopping by...Yep, we have spoiled babies :)

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Oh WOW Sissie!! You found yourself some gorgeous, fantastic, amazing, incredible, etc.... treasures!! Love the bed Jacket; what a pretty pink color; the teacups, and oh my, that repo Atrium!! Wowzer!!

I just LOVE stopping by here when you have sweet treasures for us to see :) Be sure and stop over to mine as I started my first giveaway today, so hop on over and take a look:) Warmest always, Brenda


Well hello! I just love all of your finds...and as far as I'm concerned, your post could have been twenty times longer and i wouldn't have minded, i like drooling! lol
that crochet lace trimming is deliciously divine! i love it and would love to figure out the pattern! wow! wow! now that is an art!

read your older posts too...and I just have to say that I love your kitty photos...very adorable...magazine worthy!

have a great night!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

have I told you lately , that I love you r blog

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! I love everything you got Sissie, from the church sale with that useless man to your Home Goods atrium! You done good, girl! : )

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I just KNEW you were going to say your stuff was gone! But looks like you did get some goodies.....

Linda said...

Despite the loss of your 'pickings' you still got some nice finds. Love those linens (monograms are so sweet) and that bed jacket! Yes I have pink envy!! Great Atrium can't wait to see your final use of it!! Teacups are so sweet and the mix and match with saucers is always fun!

Claudia said...

Oh boy, whoever took your stuff wasn't very nice. And neither was that man! But the stuff you did get is fabulous! I love the atrium and the bedjacket is gorgeous.


Say It With Roses said...

Wow! What marvelous things you found starting with the gorgeous pink bed jacket...when I was having my babies, getting a new frilly and usually pale pink or blue bed jacket to pack for the hospital was something I looked forward to shopping for...kind of like the icing on the cake after not being able to see my feet for months....hehehe!
I love mismatched china...says so much and your Home Goods atrium is looks nice how you have it...wish we had a Home Goods around here....I have never been to one and I would love it I know. We have TJMAXX where I find wonderful things.....
How old was the man behind the counter?..Maybe he has early dementia?..anyway you wound up having a wonderful day it looks like!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Sissie..those lithographs are so lovely! Have a wonderful week!

Jenny said...

Wow, you did great girl! That bed jacket is going to look amazing with your coloring. And the rest of your finds are really swell, too!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

HI Sissie!
Thanks so much for your visit today and sweet words.
I loved this post of yours. The picture of the bed jacket made me smile because when I was a little girl I had one of these from my mom. I thought it was the prettiest thing on earth!

Rebecca said...

Um....did you want me to send you my address???? Just wanted to make sure you knew half of that haul was for ME! :)


Chrissy said...

Oh I love all that old lace,lucky girl you are!! talk soon,Chrissy

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie......I feel your pain when the man didn't watch your loot! I love the stuff you got though so..what else can you do. I guess you got to keep a death grip on stuff you want. lol Also thanks for becoming one of my followers! I think I am really going to enjoy your posts!~Hugs, Patti

Tami said...

Wonderful finds....I saw an atrium at our TJMaxx like that and have done nothing but think about it ever since....oh how I wish I would have bought it, what are the chances that it is still there!?

Kathy said...

Sassy Man!!!!!
Linens are gorgeous...a great surprise coming out of a dirty box!
Cups and saucers...Oh-la-la!
Yummy STUFF!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

stefanie said...

love everything...what a mean man!!! he just doesn't understand!!!

Kathysue said...

I think you seem to find the most lovely items. They are truly treasures. So sorry someone took some of your treasures that had to be so frustrating for you but what you did bring home is wonderful as always, Kathysue

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful finds. So sorry you lost some of the things you had picked out.

I still have the gown and robe set that my mother wore on her wedding night almost 50 years ago. It is a beautiful off white flowy set that I used to love to dress up in. I need to pull it back out and see what I can do with it. Thanks...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Sissie, I know that $%*)$#!@, guy. He must travel between the US and Germany ;-). Some weeks ago I gave him some vintage linen towels and yarns to save for me and when I wanted to pay for it the towels were gone. The things you lost were for sure more exciting and I'm sorry that this happenend to you as well! I'm glad you found some other great stuff though. The laces are very yummy and I love that atrium.
Have a great Tuesday, Sissie!

Riet said...

Oh dear Sissie, what a bummer but you still found many other gooodies. Love the lace and the bed jacket and of course the atrium. All beautiful.
Have a nice day

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, you found some great things, sorry that someone picked up your goodies, I always worry about that happening when I'm at a sale, sometimes I'll even pay for my stuff and then go back in and do some more shopping! Blessings~~~Daphne

My name is PJ. said...

Do your friends ever rub your head for luck before they go thrifting or to an auction?

Wow - what finds! And the &*(^() man should suffer for letting someone else pick up your stuff.

Debby said...

Hi Sissie, love all of your beautiful finds, yummy!!

Lululiz said...

Oh Sissie, I think you showed admirable restraint, I would have thumped that idiotic man on the nose! Sorry you lost so many treasures, but the ones you did go home with are absolutely gorgeous!


Hi Sissie, I love your "pink" bed jacket! I haven't worn a bed jacket since my three children were born! I never see anyone wear them any more when I visit a hospital, etc.
You found such lovely things; I can imagine the smoke coming out of your ears when the "gentlemen" was so indifferent to not watching your stack of lovelies! You did find some great things, thank you for sharing!
I will be doing a post on my pink pillow on Saturday, thank you so much, love it!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

That beautiful lace!!! Lovin' it!!!

Mollye said...

Morning Sissie girl, Love the entire post and the top image of the sweet pink bedjacket, well it so reminds me of a little number my momma bought or perhaps sewed for me to wear in the hospital when I gave birth to my first child at age 18. You'll have to know that in the early 60's a woman could not possible show her upper arms or any sign of cleavage. I HAD to be modestly covered while looking demure and sweet. Grrrrr! the good ole days? ha

Paula said...

Hi sweet Sissie,

I love that pretty pink bed jacket and those laces and linens are gorgeous!!!! Such pretty and special finds. I am so sorry that man let someone take your pretties! I feel so bad for you!!! The teacups and saucers are so beautiful and I love how you have them displayed. Your photos are always so pretty too! I also love the Rose Lithograph, it is perfect in your vignette, and the Victorian atrium is stunning! Wonderful finds!!! Love, Paula

Dorthe said...

Sissie, dear, you made wonderfull buyes, and I could knock down that man-------how could he do that.......But your other finds are so beautifull-love the cups, and napkins,and linens,-the atrium is fantastic even not old, wow, so great for you, sweet.
Hugs and love,-Sissie, from me.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hey Sissie, You got some great the bed jacket and lace. I have been on the lookout for a tabletop atrium. Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it. Someone grabbed my pile of stuff at a garage sale once. They obviously saw me pay for it and when I turned away they grabbed it & just walked off. I can understand you wanting to strangle that man!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, Of course I am a follower.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Whoops, I put the 2nd comment on the wrong post! Sorry...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your blog is just beautiful...and I am always inspired...I have had so little time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope you will stop by...I have a great Disney giveaway...

Rene'@BargainHoot said...

Love those tea cups, they are so pretty and delicate looking! I'm a new follower!

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