Friday, May 30, 2008

Vintage Finds

A good friend of mine and I have been going around hitting the flea markets and thrift stores the past few months. We have found alot of really cool "finds". I thought it was time to share some of my goody's.

On this shelf you will see my old canning jars of Vintage buttons. My friend (which I will not mention her name) and I were chatting one day and she commented she needed some buttons, not knowing I was on eBay...Joking I said I could win us some buttons. I bid 50c over the other bid. Not expecting to win...but YES I did, I am now the PROUD owner of 12lbs. of buttons from an Estate. I also love Valentine's, said friend also graced me with the beautiful Vintage Valentine's, a couple she made me. The Heart Pillows I made along with the quilt square with my Vintage Buttons on it.

We were at O'Fallon Thrift store, O'Fallon, Illinois. We found this wonderful Vintage Lamp. The jar is one of the Old Blue Ball canning jars with the metal canning lid. The lid has the lamp unit inserted into it...I love it setting on top of my sewing machine cabinet. It is full of wonderful Vintage Buttons

This beautiful basket was my Grandma's. I can remember it sitting by her machine and by her chair when she was darning or sewing something. The Vintage sewing items I found in O'Fallon also.

I love finding old embroidery floss...there is Coat's and Clark, several different brands that I had never heard of. That basket is full of all colors of threads.

I found these Vintage Embroidery Floss at the St. Clair Antique Mall, in St. Clair, Illinois.

I love these "shabby" vintage flowers...they look so beautiful sitting on my sewing cabinet.

I love this little tea pot. On the lid there is a little tea pot, a cup and saucer, and a saucer with a wedge of pie. I also found the Vintage table runner, Its so pretty.

Thanks for looking,



Cat said...

totally digging the teapot! also like the metal lunchbox in pic #1

Debbie said...

Thanks Cat, The Valentine's lunchbox came from Wal-Mart this year, had candy and cards in it..I loved it.