Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vintage Vignette and a Flip

It was another disappointing week for estate sales - I visited two sales, and there was a lot of cute stuff that was not old and a lot of old stuff that was not cute.  It's ok, though.  I didn't have a big haul, but I found a few items this week that I'm excited about.  Two of my favorite finds are in my little vignette below.

 

Let's break it down, shall we? 

I found this fabulous vintage deer needlepoint this week and I was thrilled.  It's beautifully done and I love it.  Oh, and the best part, I paid $3 for it.  Sorry about the glare in the pics - it's incredible in person. 

I got these globe bookends today for $10 at the antique store where I have a booth.  I was pleasantly surprised at that price because most things at the store are pretty pricey!  The books are just vintage favorites that I've had for a while. 

I completed the vignette with some past flea market finds - an old tea tin that I bought for $1 and a collection of old souvenir matchbooks, displayed inside a vintage mason jar.

I thought I would also show you my latest "flip."  My Etsy shop and vintage booth are essentially hobbies that let me clear things out and buy more vintage goodies without the guilt.  Most of my profits from the vintage booth are promptly spent at the other dealer's booths.  Today, I picked up my February earnings, which included the sale of this groovy piece of pottery for $40:  

I celebrated the sale by treating myself to this lovely little vintage sterling silver ring with a purple stone:
I tried to capture how the light makes a "star" in it.  It is so pretty on, and I had to have it.  As a bonus, I struck up a conversation with the booth owner, and she was such a fantastic, interesting lady.  I love meeting and talking to fellow treasure hunters!  She gave me 20% off, so it came out to $40.  It was meant to be!

Thanks for coming along on my vintage adventures!  As always, I love to hear your comments, and word verification is off.  Don't forget to check out more vintage and creative fun at these fine places:


38 comments:

  1. So digging that vignette! Awesome find!!!

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  2. I used to collect matchbooks, way back when, wish I had kept them!! I had a lot!!

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    1. I've bought a few collections for next to nothing, and they look so cute displayed in a lot of ways!

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  3. That needlepoint piece is incredible! I thought it was a paint-by-number at first glance. Can you imagine how long it took someone to make that??! Very cool find. :)

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    1. Thanks, I was so happy to find it. It does have a paint by numbers look - I love those as well. This is done in several different stitch sizes, so it has a very interesting texture. Thinking about the patience and work that goes into these things makes them that much more special.

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  4. Lovely vignette, all of your finds complimenting each other. Love the new ring as well.

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  5. mmmm that is lovely! and that ring is WOW!

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  6. Love how your finds work together. Those globes are very fun. I know an artist that uses old matchbooks to make really amazing art! Enjoy your new ring - very pretty!

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  7. i cannot begin to tell you how gorgeous that needlepoint is. stunning!

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  8. Framed needlework - that is a SCORE!

    Visiting from ISBMTF

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  9. OHHHH! A booth keeper!?!?! ME TOO! Following now!

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    1. Thank you! So happy to follow back!

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  10. Wow! Whoever got that blue vase is a lucky girl! Love the ring you treated yourself to.:)
    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award today. Please see my post: http://live-love-scrap.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html
    Thanks!

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    1. Ooh, how fun! I love it! Thank you.

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  11. The needle point is great as are the book ends and, you're right, 10 dollars is a great price for an antique store. You're like me, you sell some stuff only to take the profit and invest in more -stuff, lol. :)

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  12. I love this needle point! You did a great job putting it all together. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award!! Check out my post!!
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/03/liebster-award.html
    Jamie
    www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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  13. Way jealous of that needlepoint!
    That's great how your earnings ended up being just the amount of the ring. Its the great karmic wheel-of-stuff in action!

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  14. Beautiful vintage display! Love the tea tin and jar filled with match books.

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  15. I have a ring very similar to that one that I wear all the time! I bought it in a little shop downtown and am wondering if it is made by the same person? I must say that we both have amazing taste!

    Great finds. I especially love that deer needlepoint.

    Erica

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  16. That is a wonderful Vignette. I think handmade art is the best.

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  17. I love the vignette you created with your new finds and I seriously heart ceramics... it is an underutilized form of original art. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!

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  18. It looks great! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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  19. I thought that was a paint by number when I first saw it, but a needlepoint is even better. Great finds!

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  20. Love that needlepoint and the ring is a stunner! The vase is beautiful, too! Lovely finds. xx

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  21. What a lovely vignette. I adore the bookends. So sweet. I am following you now on Bloglovin'. I love my daily Bloglovin' updates with all the little pics. ;)

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  22. I love the cross stitch! I haven't done that in sooooo long. Thanks for checking out my blog. I am a new follower of yours as well!

    Maria
    KeepingItStepford.com

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  23. My booth provides me with enough to feed my addiction to all things vintage and craft supplies. At our mall we are constantly buying from one another. We call it the circle of junque! Love your treasures.

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  24. Those little globes are way cool! My guy loves vintage stuff and wants to have a B and B some day to have an excuse to get so the things he wants! What a keeper - I can't believe I found a guy who likes furniture and B and Bs.

    Glad to have found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!

    Http://www.diaryofaplagueyear.com

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  25. What a lovely needlepoint picture! Your vignette looks wonderful. thanks for sharing at TTF.

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  26. Fun finds. Love that needlepoint!
    Liz

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  27. Very nice needlepoint; kind of looks like a paint-by-number! Love that Mason jar too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  28. Your vignette is perfect! Love that needlepoint picture!

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  29. Hello. I saw you at the hop social and I am your newest follower in GFC from http://inhighheelsanddogtags.blogspot.jp/. I look forward to seeing you over at my blog next :)

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  30. LOVE that great woodsy needlepoint, what a deal!!

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  31. I love vintage shopping! As a matter of fact, I just came back from one and bought an old metal industrial high stool chair :)

    Stopping by from Aloha Hop and a new follower of yours!

    xo,
    Jessica
    http://thedoilyduck.blogspot.com

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