Monday, March 18, 2013

Vintage Woodland and Whimsy

I had not originally planned to shop this weekend, because I was busy preparing for company - we had friends over to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and my husband's birthday.  I spent Saturday running back and forth to the grocery store - I have never made Irish food before, so I didn't have the routine down, if you know what I mean.  It turned out great and we had a fun time stuffing ourselves and gathering around the karaoke machine while the kids played.

My neighbor Tracey, who is not only my karaoke buddy, but the best estate sale shopping partner ever, was there, and so, of course, we had to take a few minutes to look at the sales online.  Sure enough, there was one sale close by on Sunday, and we made plans to wake up early and get there early.  I'm so glad we did, because it was awesome!  Surprisingly, for the second day of a sale, there were lots of fun things left.
I ended up with a bunch of cute things for my home and shops, and the theme of the morning seemed to be woodland and whimsy.  Take a look at the loot:

Vintage Ceramic Snails (wooden mushroom found last week)

I thought this was a jewelry holder, but the cashier clued me in - it's a family tree photo holder.  

This tree is definitely a jewelry holder.  It is so cute with the little owl perched there!

This vintage owl was so cute, I could not resist.  He's a planter, but makes a great paintbrush holder.

I picked up these kitchen tile trivets on a whim.  Such pretty colors!

Cute little Baby Ben Westclox alarm clock. I cleaned it up, wound it up and it works great!

One of several tins I picked up.  

I hope you had a great week, and thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments, and word verification is currently off.  Don't forget to check out more vintage goodness at these great parties!

31 comments:

  1. I'm falling off of my chair right now! I love those snails and that mushroom!!!! Oh and the owl! Rock on! You did good girl!!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks so much! I have a lot more to clean up and photograph, too!

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  2. Love the owls and the clock, looks like you had a fun day!

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    1. I sure did. Thanks for following!

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  3. Forgot to mention I'm your newest follower too!

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  4. That is definitely a photo tree, I used to have one just like it.

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  5. I love the mushroom and the little snails! I'm usually too lazy to get up early on the weekends for estate sales, but maybe I should start!

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    1. It's so worth it if you love vintage!

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  6. Great haul! I love absolutely everything, but I think the owl container and the family tree photo holder (my grandmother had one of those!) are my faves. Nice work! :)

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    1. Thanks! It was one of those sales where I kept gasping every time I turned a corner!

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  7. Awesome finds. I love those snails. I've been really drawn to funky or unique ceramics lately. If they are interesting and well done, I snatch them up. I can't resist. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) Have a good week.

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    1. Thanks! I especially love teeny tiny ceramics like those snails!

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  8. Those snails are adorable! I do love Estate Sales and need to hit one soon!

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  9. Wow! I love everything you found! You've inspired me to stop at my favorite thrift today...

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  10. Love all the vintage treasures the mushrooms are darling. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin.

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  11. I seriously love all of your vintage finds! Especially that owl planter and the two jewelry holders :)

    And as part of this Liebster Award, I "nominated" your blog because it's awesome.

    In case you're interested:
    http://youngmommymemoirs.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much, Cole! I'm honored!

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  12. Owls and mushrooms! my favorites! I like the snails, too! That owl planter is awesome!

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  13. I absolutely love it all! That jewelry holder is fantastic. Good that you got some shopping in. And the party sounds like fun. :)

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  14. Those ceramic snails are great!!! A good sale is hard to resist! :)

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  15. Hello! I found you through Aloha Hop and I followed you via GFC and Bloglovin' Feel free to visit me back at: http://melm1206.blogspot.com/

    I love this collection of finds, my faves are the snails and the tin you have pictured. Great items there! :-D

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  16. Over from Junkin' Joe - drooling over the tin and the Baby Ben. The snails are definitely in the too cute category!

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  17. Great blog! I found you from the Aloha Blog Hop and I'm your newest follower!

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com

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  18. I've seen so any snails in the thrifts lately. & the owl planter rocks!

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  19. Hi! Just popping in to say hello (*waves*)and to say how much I love that tin!

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  20. Hi Marium!

    You have nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! This award is given to bloggers who have less the 200 followers so others can get to know you better. Here is the link to my blog so you can get started:

    http://thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com/2013/03/liebster-blog-award.html

    Send me a link to you blog post through my comments so I can see your answers. Happy Blogging!

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  21. Awesome finds!!! Love the little owl...just toooooo cute! Thanks for sharing and a very fabulous day to you and yours! HUGS...

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  22. These are great finds! I recently got a great shaggy rug that I plan to decorate around. Estate sales sound like a great place to look!

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  23. That photo tree is beautiful. I'd love it if you'd jump over and link up at my "Go Get Your Garage Sale On" Linky Party, and share some of your great finds! http://www.brightgreendoor.com/2013/05/go-get-your-garage-sale-on-with.html

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