Saturday, April 3, 2010

What's In This Box?



While searching for those green silk panels that Kate and I found in Anthropologie a few years ago...the ones she used in her apartment back in college...I came upon this old candy box...



Some hidden treasures!



Some antique decorative hair combs and a tortoise pin in the shape of a starfish...



...a copper beaded purse...



A little silver and black beaded bag and another rhinestone and tortoise comb...



And a SINGER advertising fan in perfect condition!



Pretties from a bygone era...
I had forgotten about these...
What else will I find?

It was a fun day shopping with Kate and her sweet boyfriend..
...these two, both talented artists had me laughing as we searched IKEA and Home Goods for the right accessories and necessities for Kate's apartment.

This morning it is back to cleaning and sorting...
...although Mr. Flea may have other plans as it is supposed to be another beautiful spring day!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring to all!
:)

33 comments:

Juli56 said...

Oh so beautiful treasures!

Happy Easter to you and your famiy

Sabine

A Cottage Muse said...

Exciting time for your daughter! Exciting for you to find such treasures! Happy Easter!

Theresa said...

Wow, buried treasures! Love the beaded purse! Enjoy this beautiful weather and sounds like you really enjoyed your day with Kate and her fella! Have a blessed day!

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

I love to open an old box like that and find the best treasures, your are wonderful!

Enjoy your spring weather, in utah today we are getting LOTS of snow. darn.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Looks like your Spring cleaning offered you a great reward in your 'find'! Isn't it fun to find stuff that has been totally forgotten?
Have a wonderful day and blessings for a wonderful Easter.
Susie

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow - what a great find! I love that Singer fan and those hair clips are just darling!

Happy Easter - Jeanine

All Seasons said...

Wow...what a lovely things in this box, what a great find!! it look likes comming from the Titanic :-)

Have a wonderfull Easter weekend, I hope the sun will shine ☼

Hugs from me
Patricia

Val said...

A box filled with dreams for all women!
Val

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Laura,
It seems that 'out of office' agrees with you! I'm having a wonderful time...living through your adventures. :-) I have a couple of years and will be able to do the same thing. Enjoy your time...after all those years of working hard for someone else, it's about time you can 'play' hard for yourself. Maybe start painting?? ;-) Tami

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Laura!!!
Oh please.. if only I could find a stray box and it would contain beautiful beaded purses... then life would be complete!! hehe.. actually I think you have me inspired.. I cleaned out 2 shelves in another cupboard today.. all i found was old computer equipment ready for the dump.. no where near as exciting as your finds.. Have fun today... and a wonderful Easter if I don't see you beforehand.. xxx Julie

katie said...

You certainly did find treasures. What a nice collection.
I need to start looking around my house. All I seem to have is dust bunnies.


Enjoy your day.

I_am_Tulsa said...

what a gorgeous find!!!!

Jane said...

I wouldn't mind spring cleaning if I uncovered things like that!
Happy Easter.
Jane

vintage frenchhen said...

Happy Easter Laura, I hope you enjoy your day! Marcia

Tami said...

Beautiful pieces....love, love, love the purses!

Have a Blessed Easter!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Laura,

What a wonderful find...and you had this in your stash???!!! What wonderful works of art those purses and combs are...you don't see craftmanship like that too much anymore. Now I'm REALLY excited to see what else you discover during your spring cleaning! Have a wonderful weekend! Maura

dogsmom said...

I love finding special treasures I have tucked away. Do not think I have any as special as those hiding here. Not that I hid away.

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Laura, what a beautiful treasures.
I wish you a Happy Easter.
Lovely greetings from Mea

Mélanie said...

This box is full of treasures !!!

Cindy Geilmann said...

I could just eat the things in your box up. Love love love them. They remind me of grandma.

Love
cindy@stitches

French-Kissed said...

What a fabulous discovery. So fun to find things we had forgotten I hope you do have a beautiful spring weather weekend and a Happy Easter!

~jermaine~

{my NY daughter just moved to Brooklyn from the West Village and loves it! Perhaps she and Kate and neighbors.}

Linda said...

What fun to open that box and find such great goodies! It's exciting to re-discover our treasures.

It's me said...

Hello Laura

Nice box with beautiful things in it !!

Happy happy easter my darling !!

Enjoy !! hugs from me........

TheSmithHotel said...

My mom and I have been going through boxes at her house. We have come across some great treasures that were forgotten about!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Les Cotrions said...

Lucky Laura! Beautiful treasures you found!!!
Wish you all Happy Easter with the sun! We'll have rain!
Big hugs to you and Rob!
Vale

LiLi M. said...

Happy Easter to you to Laura! Have fun treasure hunting in your own house ;-)! Love that photo of the little girl sleeping in the chair...you?

Sandi said...

How beautiful and what a nice surprise! I would love to run across a box like that in my house that I had forgotten about! :) Happy Easter!!
Blessings~

Linda said...

What lovely goodies...I just LOVE the fan! Have a wonderful Easter with your family!

Lisa said...

What a great day!!

Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

Beth said...

Wow, I love your fan and purses! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Beach House Living said...

My goodness those are all wonderful. I actually wear some antique combs now and again..

Dar said...

Love your fabulous finds. The hair combs are wonderful, as well as the beaded purses and the fan...how lucky are you girl!
Happy Easter as we Remember

janice15 said...

yOUR THINGS ARE AMAZING i JUST LOVE COMING TO SEE WHATS ON YOUR BLOG..THANK YOU FOR SHARING..JANICE