Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lovely Gifts

I found many treasures this week and a few treasures found me! First up are the treasures found. I dashed out to an Estate Sale right around the corner from my office during lunch on Thursday and found these lovlies:

Vintage Coat
(in excellent condition and fits me perfectly)



Love these pillowcases



 And of course some fabulous rusty junk




On Friday I ran out to another sale but they didn't really have that much stuff.  I did find these cocktail napkins for $1, they need to be soaked but I love them and they will go in my collection.


Now for the treasures that found me. I received a sweet little package in the mail and just had to share it.





This thoughtful gift came to me from Paulette at Cheerful Thrifty Door. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw these lovely vintage patterns. Aren't they gorgeous! Thanks Paulette!

I also received this amazing gift on Monday from a lady at work, it was her mother's. You can read more about it here.








I stayed home today and started working on the cupboard. It has four layers of paint on it. I haven't refinished that much furniture so if you have any helpful hints on removing paint please let me know!





 I did finally find some wood under all that paint!


Hoping you all had great luck with your treasure hunting this weekend!
More pic's on our Facebook Page.

25 comments:

  1. Those patterns are fantastic!

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  2. I'm so glad you received the package, and that the patterns have found a home with someone who appreciates them.
    I adore the vintage coat and what a bonus that you will be able to wear it!
    Having a grandchildren weekend hope to link up with my finds later today.
    Thank you for mentioning my blog in your post, you are very sweet.

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  3. The detail on the sewing machine is fabulous. What a great gift. I know the cupboard will look wonderful once you've finished restoring it. How exciting to see the old wood being revealed bit by bit.

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  4. Love it all especially the rusty keys and lock. The sewing machine is wonderful; how nice of your friend from work to gift it to you.

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  5. Love the sewing machine!!!!

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  6. Love all your finds...especially those charming pillowcases!

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  7. You found some great items this week. I really like the cool padlock!

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  8. Can't wait to see the cabinet! Love..Love taking pieces like that and bringing them back to life!

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  9. I'm more than a little jealous of those amazing patterns and that snazzy sewing machine. Beautiful!

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  10. Wow, that coat is beautiful. And how fun that you received such lovely gifts. Looks like you won't be bored anytime soon with all that to work with. Have fun! Found you at Southern Hospitality. Hope you'll stop for a visit to see me at Quirky Vistas.
    Liz

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by with your great comment today! It was fun to know I've found a like-minded treasure hunter! Forgot to tell you how much my heart clenched up in a little knot when I saw those keys and that lock and then the added skip to my lou that my eyes did when they saw those patterns. Isn't it great to love such junky old nostalgia? Hope to see you at my place again real soon!
      Liz

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  11. Fabulous finds! Loving the locks and keys and REALLY love the sewing machine

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  12. that sewing machine is AWESOME! I am the dumping grounds at my work for anything old and I love it!

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  13. Dropping by from Sophie's Flea Market Funds:
    what gorgeous finds! love the old keys and the stunning illustration from the vintage patterns

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  14. So many wonderful treasures! I think my favorite is the pillowcases. Looks like you have had some great luck lately!

    ~Trisha

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  15. like the vintage double breasted coat and love your new singer featherweight sewing machine those are always a great find

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  16. Great stuff! I love the old key and the sewing machine is sweeeeeet!

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  17. Some great finds! NIce to have that coat for yourself. My daughters middle name is Rose, so I would have snatched up those pillow cases for her bedroom.

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  18. This vintage coat is truly amazing. I cant believe the deal you got here! Great work!

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  19. You are so lucky with the sewing machine!! I just scored one via ebay for 200 pounds! Do you know you can check what year it was made? Go to the Singer website & they have a list of the dates from the serial numbers.
    As for the painting, I would do a lead test first & if there is none, I would use a heat gun & scraper.
    Good luck
    Lush
    London, UK

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  20. I see here a lot of expression and character, I like!

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  21. I can never resist rusty locks and keys! Laura

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