Friday, March 3, 2017

A Little Antique Therapy

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Every now and then the antique bug hits and I need to visit an antique mall to do a bit of browsing.
Mind you I already have a bin of antiques that I couldn't find room for in my house, that I am challenging myself to repurpose for offerings this year. But it still doesn't squelch my desire to go picking now and then :)
Just the browsing inspires me... I loved the vignette above!

It's interesting what grabs your attention - pincushions, of course.

This well dressed rabbit even with his smooshed nose is so sweet.

An entire bassinet filled with pyrography boxes - be still my heart!

This booth had a travel theme and I loved the hearts cut from maps - genius!

Ok, I'm sure that no one that reads my blog would have looked at this twice!
But the sight of it brought many memories flooding back...
My sister and I had a toy box just like this! Of course I had to send this picture to my Mom and sister right away. And was so relieved to hear that it is safe and sound in my sisters basement filled with old toys for the next generation :) That made me smile!!!

So try as I might, you know that I couldn't leave empty handed...

Who can resist old buttons, a heart cookie cutter (especially since this was in February) and a pincushion.

The tatted button on top was so sweet, and then I turned it over

The original coloration was so pretty.

And I had a splurge *sigh* just couldn't help myself:

I love cameos! I have a few from our trip to Italy a few decades ago.

Her face is so pretty and I loved how they updated it with fresh water coin pearls and iridescent stones.

A new favorite necklace of mine!!!

 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8:38-39

Blessings, Patti


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Oh what wonderful treasures!!! but I especially love the cameo......

Simple Pleasure said...

Such treasures...enjoy and always remember, IF THERE'S ROOM IN YOUR HEART, THERE'S ROOM IN YOUR HOME!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart

WoolenSails said...

Fun finds and it is fun to just browse the antique stores.
I consider it exercise, walking around at the bigger ones, is a great way to walk in the winter;)


Marilyn said...

Those are some cute Antiques.
I too love Cameos and collect them.
Yours is just gorgeous, enjoy wearing it.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Beautiful things! There is an antique show in town, and I may just have to stop in today.

C Reeder PhxAz said...

The scrolling up and seeing my brothers' toy box in such fabulous condition took my breathe away. A total flood of memories!!! Love the treasures you found.

Darlene said...

Such treasures! Love the little ❤️

Rachel said...

Beautiful finds! I love cameos too, I wish I had more of them!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Antique therapy is good for the soul :) You always find the best treasures.
Hugs :)

Prims By The Water said...

OMG Patti, I had a toy box just like that one too! Thanks for the tripdown memory lane. Janice

annie said...

Love those old buttons, but wow that cameo!
I just love them!
Beautiful, love the beads too!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Patti, I just love antiques! I did a double take when I got to the toy box. We had one just like it, I believe ours had a padded surface with a vinyl coating. Enjoy your week!