October 12, 2011

The reward of the hunt...

Even with the busyness of readying for the Fall Market at the shop, I still 
managed to find time last weekend to do a little hunting...

Treasure hunting that is! 

Here's a little grouping of some of my finds.  These were captured (but none were harmed)  from several sources including (but not limited to) yard sales, local antique shops, and of course, right from the WCS where I rent space. 

Always happy to support my fellow dealers...  :)  Anywho...I'll show you close ups
First...I've been so excited to share this. See that pic below...the lovely bottle from The Beautiful Life?

Well, I've been coveting that for a couple weeks now from their website. I'm really loving the French Nordic look lately.  I think the price is around $26.00 and not a bad deal.

But...I was holding off, trying to behave (financially speaking)...ahem...cough cough
And then...look what I spied at a yard sale... and for only $3.00
A French Vinegar bottle which appears to be aged and still full of the vinegar to boot!
Here's the paper tag still on the back that reads product of France.  I just love when the sweet Lord rewards me with something so wonderful, and for much less than the original thing I wanted.  I imagine it makes Him smile when we wait on Him. 
This heavy iron chandelier was also found at a yard sale.  I LOVE the frenchness (is that a word?) of this, don't you?
Little Big Ben is actually a good size and I purchased this from Mary Ellen at the shop.  I was drawn to the aged patina around the edges, giving it an almost zinc- like appeal.
I also found these old covered jars for $3.00 each (at the same yard sale as the French Vinegar bottle) I think I may embellish them with some black numbers.
Here's that cross that I promised you a pic of in an earlier post. Isn't this fabulous? Rusty and crusty in all the right places. My biggest problem will be deciding which room gets to have it.
Picked up this vintage industrial look desk lamp at a local antiques shop for $14.99.  I was thrilled since I saw another like it in the same store for over $30.00.  My lucky day!!
Another yard sale find...an old iron creamer. Painted white...shabby and rusty with drippy paint.  Be still my heart!  This set me back $10.00 but I couldn't resist it's French Farmhouse look.
Lastly, I just wanted to show you a sign I painted for my space at the shop.  My fellow shop girl Maureen suggested I put the little vintage clock faces on the side....
since after all... I am A Shabby Moment in "TIME"
Well, I hope all your hunts are successful, finding that perfect treasure to "mount" on your wall!
I'm linking up with White Wednesday at Faded Charm and Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground.

Oh...and don't forget to enter my giveaway.  You still have until October 19th to enter. Click my giveaway button at the top right of my blog for details.
karens sig 2

21 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Lovely finds and you have a lovely blog. I am one of your newest followers.

Danielle

Barbara Jean said...

ooooh! Wonderful finds.
LOVE the clock! and the sign is terrific

blessings
barbara jean

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Good eye and great photos ~ those are some amazing finds. I love that vinegar bottle. Why don't I ever find that stuff at any of the estate sales I visit? BTW ~ new follower.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

SOooooo many wonderful finds! I dont think I could pic a favorite BUT if I had to it would be your new sign! Sweet and clever!
Enjoy a rusty, crusty, shabby day . . . and we know that's a good thing ;-)
Lynn

Geneva said...

Love all your finds.. enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the lovely pictures. My favorites were the white vinegar bottle and that timeless cross. You have a Beautiful Blog... I've enjoyed looking around! ":o)

Susan said...

You scored big time Karen! I'm so happy for you! Your patience paid off, and the Lord did want to bestow that little gift to you. The bottle is perfect. I love all the aged wear on your finds. Your sign is amazing, too. Great idea to put the clocks. Time is precious, and a gift, isn't it?
- Susan

My Sparrows Nest said...

Hey...I love your blog. I found it after you commented over at Common Ground's blog. I was drawn to your heart for the Lord! Always love finding a sister in Jesus who loves the same shabby vintage things that I do! I love your new sign for your shop with the clock faces! I too love it when you find a "steal" on something you love and you feel like God put it there just for you! I am going to enter your give-away even though I don't know what it is yet...LOL....going to find out now! Hugs and Tweets!

My Sparrows Nest said...

I love your blog so much! I was wondering how you signed up for the SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL through feedburner. I tried using it but couldn't figure it out. If you remember how you did it, I would love to know!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it ti ALL! oh my..don't know which one i love best! that's a whole lot of lovely there karen! ;)

Rhonda said...

Those are amazing finds and to be French, is more special. I found your blog through White Wednesday and I'm so glad I did.

Faded Charm said...

Such wonderful frenchy finds:-) Don't ya just love when it all goes together?

xoxo
Kathleen

Ido said...

Fabulous finds, can I come shopping with you?
Have a wonderful day!
XXX Ido

BECKY said...

Wow Karen! You sure hit the jackpot! I wanna go junkin with YOU!!! Love it all!!! Especially that fabulous bottle!! But I would have gotten all of it, too!! Love your "rusty, crusty" phrase!! And love me some of that too!!

Have a wonderful evening!
Hugs,
Becky

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness your treasures are just simply delightful!!!! I am over the moon for your Shabby fall mantel you created and your cute white pumpkins! Tres Chic! Love it!
Hugs,
Olivia

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I am hopping on over from faded charm - LOVE all your nordic finds...really loving that french vinegar bottle!

Have a great day!

Cheers,
Jessie

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

P.S. I am now following along. :)

Cozy in Texas said...

Great finds.
Ann

A Cottage Muse said...

You do find some amazing treasures Karen!
You deserved to treat yourself after all your hard work for the show! Tune in tomorrow, I am showing off your space!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your finds. Yes, they have the LOOK. Love the faded colors, especially that cross. The bottle for $3 was a steal.

d e l i g h t said...

You were so lucky! I like your vinegar jar better than the other one! Love the lamp. I found one similar recently and they can be used almost anywhere!

Bobbie said...

Karen...What truly wonderful treasures...wow and at such great bargain prices. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind comments. Have a lovely weekend. Bobbie
P.S. I am a new follower...can't wait to see what you find next. :)