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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Antiquing

Sunday was a really really fun day.  I went antiquing with my sister-in-law.  She's a great friend and our friendship survived the divorce and for that I'm so grateful.  We share a love for antiques and vintage items and both picked up some neat stuff.  I meant to bring my camera along but
                        forgot it at home so I can't show you what she bought.... :(

I didn't spend a lot of money, but I found some sweet little treasures that I can't wait to share!  I spent
a little time researching them on the internet last night but didn't have much luck.....

I know, I should turn off the flash but I don't know how on this new camera! 
It's too complicated for me, I do believe.  I found the gold corbel at a garage sale last spring and never did anything with it.  Am thinking of hanging the plates above it....  They are Queen Anne by Stetson with 22 karat gold trim on them.  I found a Queen Anne pattern on but it doesn't have the center design.  You can't appreciate the intricate design without a close-up shot....

Is the woman a sheep herder?  Did women even do that way back when? 
Little Bo Peep did, didn't she?  I just love the sweet details.  I don't think she's too
interested in her suitor, do you?  Here's the other one...

This lady looks like she's got a bad of PMS going on.  LOL
I just love my new plates and can't wait to hang them....

Can you pick out my next little treasure below?

If you guessed the picture on the wall, you're an observant soul.  It's new but it came from my mom's house and the print is called "First Blow for Liberty"  In Memory of the Patriots of 1776. 
No, my second little purchase was that cute little book.  Let's take a closer look....

Isn't that just adorable?  It's called Reg'lar Fellers and it was copyrighted in 1933.  It reminds me of a comic book but in book format.  Definitely got to read it to get the scoop on those reg'lar fellers.....Anyone know anything about such books?  Here's a closeup but you must
pRoMiSe to ignore the dust.....

I will have to do some research....  Was this the precursor to comic strips
or did the comic strips come first? 

Here's my last little treasure.  I did do my homework for this one....

This danged camera picks up dust that isn't visible to the naked one!  Check out the Spartan Brand Aspirin tin.  Can you imagine purchasing 24 aspirin for 15 cents?  The lady sold it to me for a dollar cause it wasn't priced.  When I got home and googled it, I found lots of them for sale on ebay
for ten bucks a piece.  The tin dates back to 1910.  A real steal
for something a hundred years old, don't you think? 

Hope you enjoyed seeing my new treasures!


  1. Hi Terri
    Great scenes on the plates. Would make a nice scene for a toile fabric. Precious granddaughers!!!

  2. Terri- What great finds! I have a couple of the Big Little books from when I was a kid...and I think they were old even then. lol I love your plates too...they are lovely. I think that first damsel is playing coy. Maybe that is Little Bo Peep all grown up?

    I have a wonderful ex-sil too and we have remained best of friends..and they have been divorced at least 15 years-maybe more. That was always a blessing to me. Hope your day was wonderful. xxoo Diana

  3. Did you see where Kim at Savvy Southern Style painted and textured her sconce/corbel thing?

  4. Great finds Terri! Thanks for stopping by my post. Trader Joes is a chain of smaller sized grocery stores with a lot of specialty food that's cheap! Has a cult following ~ started in Southern California and now they are in the Northeast, Midwest & came to the South about 10 years ago. Their website is:


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