Saturday, January 30, 2010

When I am making my rounds during my weekly treasure hunts I constantly stumble across cute, interesting things. I usually bring home one or two little gems along with my furniture, mainly for staging or they may have been on my "looking for" list for a special spot I have been waiting to fill. Other than that I really try hard to keep my knick-knacking to a minimum. But it can be a challenge!

Specially when I see something with a lot of character, like this little hand stitched winter scene.

I have slowly collected a few little pieces of art like this for Wren's room. They are so fun and original that they just have to be for children.


for a grand total of $2.50 it really was just too cute to pass by.
Another reason items may come home with me is that they make the perfect gift for someone. These paint by numbers horses are the perfect mix of fun and cheesy, and with a touch of paint on the frame they will look adorable at my sister's place. Plus, the $1 price tag makes it a cheap way to tell loved ones you were thinking of them.
Looks like Wren wants these guys too!

The one thing I always have a hard time leaving is Milk Glass. I think the most I have ever paid for a piece is $3.99. This one in particular was only $1 and was the partner to one I had waiting at home.


I always like to collect pairs (it is my inner geek trying to create perfect symetry I think). This cabinet has been paid for and is just awaiting pick up from out of town, but it is the perfect display piece for an all white collection. Perhaps the next cabinet will be just for me~

Hope you are finding some treasures and creating some treasured memories this weekend too!

18 comments:

Anna said...

I LOVE milk glass and find it so hard to pass up too! Good thing it seems to be plentiful at Goodwills.:)

Lindsey said...

I love the pictures! I need to go looking!

Mary said...

Oh, little Wren is just the cutest! And there is nothing better than finding a cool piece for $1.00! ~mary~

Melissa said...

I love reading your posts! You should write a book! or/and a monthly magazine! =)

Stephanie said...

so funny - I just shared some of my beloved milk glass on my blog too {along with all my other goodies from goodwill this week!}

i LOVE a good treasure hunt =)

beautiful cabinet! i'm painting my china cabinet soon, as well. tryng to decided what to do with the backing. did you wallpaper that one or is it some type of modge podge?

you're too talented!

Shady Lady! said...

looks like bargains too good to pass up!!!

where do you live? i couldnt ever find anything about where you live when I was looking at the furniture on the site. its all wonderful!!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Where are you getting your milk glass in the city? $3.99 is the MOST you've paid?!!!?? Holy crow!! I've gotta come out shopping with you - they're usually about $18 where I'm going!

Kari --- said...

I found this exact china hutch at the Sallie Ann here today.... my mind was racing with the possibilities... but alas, I don't have a truck! lol.
Gorgeous milk glass....I collect, too... and refuse to pay more than $5... (and that was for a really large serving bowl!)

foggogs said...

all your finds are beautiful and fun... but Wren tops them all - she is so cute!

Jen said...

I'm so envious of your time to thrift but I have 3 kids that would not tolerate that! My 12 year old daughter wants to be you. She has decided that her house is going to look like yours when she grows up. Too cute!

Caroline said...

I love a "pair" as well...beautiful. And it should be completely guilt-free when the most you spend is $3.99!!

~ RM said...

It's no wonder you love milk glass!! I like it too, its clean, classic, and a little dreamy....

Wren is so cute studying that picture! Thank goodness there is another baby girl out there with only a little fuzz on top- I beginning to think my girl's hair will never grow in!! ;)

KarenSue said...

I came across your blog while wondering thru blogland. It's so good to find others that do what I do. I'm trying so hard to get simple but when I fing things that speak to me to very difficult. I'm enjoying your blog.

Hamptontoes said...

Holly,
Again, a great post! I found many treasures yesterday at the NYIGF...heading back today to continue walking the "miles" of exhibits! Enjoy your Sunday.

Dominique said...

I also have a weakness to milk glass. :-P

tiffany said...

That hand stitched scene is darling! I love finding special little treasures like that!

abby @ tales and trials said...

I love your milk glass vase. I just found my first piece of milk glass {a simple bowl} at an estate sale.

Stephie @ Made By Stephie said...

I have the same love affair with milk glass...love your find!

 
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