Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Left in the Dust

This past weekend my adventuresome thrifter friend Michelle and I hit the local flea market.  The hot and humid weather, combined with a lack of vendors (could they have been at Brimfield?), was a bit disheartening.  But that didn't stop us from trekking the field in our boots for some scores.  The vendors literally left us in the dust (churned up from their departing cars) as we said our goodbyes. 
But a lackluster day of thriftin' is better than no thriftin' right? 

Here's what I was able to find before everyone packed up...
This sweet devotional poetry book, vintage card and mother-of-pearl buckle atop a pretty white apron:

I love the sweet angel faces on the book:

The card has some tarnished glitter on the flowers:

Here is the sweet vintage white apron:

It has got a delicate peach ribbon attached:

These 12 cocktail napkins came from the same vendor with the apron:

Last Friday I found these other gems while visiting a thrift store near my mother's house.  Two repro-mercury candlesticks and more vintage cards:

I just love their colors, imagery and sentiments:

Lovely finds all in all!
I'll be sharing with White Wednesday and Vintage Inspiration Friday.  Check out Michelle's unique finds from the dusty flea market, too, as well as her fabulous studio post for Where Bloggers Create.


Little Cottage said...

Love, love, love your blog.
Feels like a welcoming breeze on a hot summer-day :))

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Really love all the finds. The napkins are gorgeous! Got my little angel wings today--thank you--I love them! So sweet.

Anne said...

What sweet finds!

Anonymous said...

You took your luck in stride and found some beautiful gems!

xo, abby

It's me said...

What a great and beautiful finds darling.....xxx..

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Sweet finds Susan...hope you are braving the storms!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Susan,

I just love all your vintage finds. The apron and cocktail napkins are gorgeous! Just love the intricate design. Thank you for stopping to visit me.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You've been turning up some beautiful things. Such sweet vintage cards. I think you might know how much I love that delicate gorgeous apron. So wonderful to look at! Good thing you put up with the dust!

The Porcelain Rose said...

I LOVE the little gift books and old greeting cards! They are so beautiful. The gift books have the sweetest poems and the most beautiful illustrations. I have been collecting them for years. I use them in my decor whenever possible. I tuck the cards into the side of a mirror, put a few in an antique bowl or pin to a message board. The little books are a sweet addition to a tray or tucked into a drawer. It's the special touches that make life wonderful.
Always enjoy my visits here.
Luv, Luv,

Heaven's Walk said...

Any shopping trip is a good one, Susan! Ahhhh....the thrill of the hunt. :) Love your mercury candlesticks and the pretty apron! :)

xoxo laurie

awal.ny said...

The cards are sweet, love the pastel colors.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Beautiful finds, Susan. I always love these precious books!

Carole said...

I always look for the pastel colors post cards but not always easy to find. You did very well,


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