Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Few Finds From The Weekend


 This weekend, while out and about...
I picked up a few vintage finds.
First, a classic white ironstone pitcher.

 This sweet cup says Forget me not...


 These 3 vintage soap boxes were full of odds and ends
and sitting on a table at the community center flea market.

I told the seller that I wasn't interested in the contents...
...just the pretty boxes.

She simply dumped the contents out on her table and said
...here, you can have the boxes!


...and this...
simply too dear to pass up for 75 cents...


 I love these old brass label holders...
which must have come off of a file cabinet...
...perhaps an old card catalog...
...there are at least a dozen.


Believe it or not...
I found this old pocket watch at Goodwill.



 A great old suitcase...


 ...with a vintage travel sticker from Colonial Airlines
a Canadian airlines in the 40's and 50's...
and an old Syracuse University sticker 
on the outside...


...and a nice clean, preppie looking inside...


 Two pretty wooden, gilt angel panels ...


 My favorite find...
...an old bridal piece with wonderful wax flowers.


There were a few other goodies too...
...those photos will have to wait until another time!

Since I have a white ironstone pitcher at the start and am ending with a white bridal wreath..
.I will link to Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday!
Check out the other participants!


:)

57 comments:

Jamie said...

Love those soap boxes.

bj said...

Well, good grief...these are ALL fabulous. What a time you must have had, finding all these goodies. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite....t'would have to be the ironstone pitcher and those cool label holders. Can't wait to see what fabulousness you come up with, using those !!
hugs, bj

The Catnap Cottage said...

Love the pitcher and the soap boxes - girl, you made out like a bandit! :-)

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

oh love that suitcase, I have an old footlocker with dartmouth stickers, they tell me it was from the early 40's. Great finds!

cityfarmer said...

girl, how do you do it?

you must arm wrestle every chickie that gets close to your pile

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Laura,
Where do you put all of these great treasures???
Love the ironstone pitcher
obviously my favorite :)
Blessings
Pam

Ashley said...

Amazing and precious finds!! Have a wonderful day! xoxoxo www.1942charm.blogspot.com

Ozma of Odds said...

...it's time!! ~ for you to open an Etsy shop!!! lol ~ Seriously!!
Then you can share wonderful treasures that you come across in your travel!! ADORE the vintage waxed crown.
xo, Rosemary

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

WOW!!
You found so many wonderful goodies!!
TFS,
Tam

High Street Cottage said...

Incredible finds! The Elgin watch is a keeper! It's most likely silver and that company is still making watches today, they've been around though since the 1800's. I would have that one apraised.

Tammy said...

Great finds! Love the pocket watch, ironstone pitcher, and suitcase! You are a rock star picker! LOL! and don't you love it when they say " you can HAVE IT!!! "
Tammy :-)

Air Kiss said...

Oooh love that white pitcher & the boxes - darling!
:)
Lara

E said...

Oooh! You did good! :) I love the pocketwatch :D

north pal said...

wow,wow,wow, did you ever hit the jack pot. that white pitcher is so grand and i cannot leave out the wax bridal wreath. that is a super find. don't you feel just a little guilty? ah, come on, just a little bit? Enjoy!! Bestest,Denise

Suz said...

That is an unbelievable number of great finds! My favorites? Your free boxes!
Hugs,
Suz

JunqueMagnet said...

Great finds.As a Syracuse alumni I can only say that my inner child is screaming with jealousy over your suitcase find (so VERY unlikely to come across one of those in Ohio).Simply awesome.Thanks for sharing.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh my goodness Laura
so many wonderful wonderful finds.. the pocket watch the suitcases.. but it is the Violet Soap Box.. I absolutely love.. I had one exactly the same as a child... you just sent my memory into flip flops.. I suspect it belonged to my mother or grandmother but who knows what happened to it... probably a different brand.. but the same violet artwork... Just beautiful!!!...

I'm off now to check out your last post which i've been trying to get over to .. the sunrise.. ciao ..xxx Julie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that watch! Really like the boxes, but what was in the boxes that she dumped out? :D

LizlovesVintage said...

Oh, I love that pocket watch. Great finds in your neck of the woods. Do you ever go to the Elephant trunk? Hugs, Liz

Vintage Home said...

...Wow the Jug!..and the Bridal Wreath...melt my heart...so sweet!

Lynn Richards said...

My goodness!!!!
My favorites are the white pitcher, the brass label holders and that Pocket watch!!!!
Great weekend!
lynn

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

That pocketwatch! That suitcase! You're singing my song.....

Doni said...

Laura, those are AWESOME finds! AND THE BOXES!!! WOW...FREE!! And that watch is gorgeous! I'll bet you sang all the way home! Hope you enjoy your wonderful finds...I know I would!!
I'm having a giveaway at my blog and would love for you to come by and join me!
Blessings to you, Doni

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Post had My Heart Racing....Between the Beautiful Floral Soap Boxes & the Head Piece ~ Amazing. Hope you get a chance to stop by, Have a wonderful week....
Cheryl

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh, the forget-me-not cup!
Oh, the soap boxes!
Oh, the brass label holders!
And the pocket watch...Oh!
xx

fairchildstreet said...

I like the forget me not cup. Charmaine

Rebecca said...

The soap boxes are my favorite-such colors and details!

Cate said...

Hi Laura,
love the fleamarktet finds, especially the nice looking suitcase!
I found myself one at our local fleamarket which is only once (!) a year every Oct. 3rd but it's just antiques heaven!
Hugs,
Cate

A Cottage Muse said...

Lucky girl...you got some amazing pieces!!

Bonjade said...

Oh so amazing...so many lovely finds.....
Cherised by you.
Fine day

tales from an oc cottage said...

OH! I love the suitcase! It reminds me of It's A Wonderful Life!

m ^..^

koralee said...

Such amazing treasures! That suitcase makes my heart sing!

Hugs....

mercedes said...

What a wonderful WW post and pics! I can't decide which goodie is my fave... but the bridal wreath (gasp!) and the sweet mother and baby are at the very top! You certainly have an eye for the good stuff! Thank you sooo much for visiting my blog & for your sweet comment.
:) mercedes

Jill said...

I have that exact Madonna and child picture and frame hanging in our bathroom! It's beautiful. I'm telling you Laura, you pick up the best stuff! I really love the brass label/pulls!

brocantezussen said...

What lovely finds. This weekend there are a couple of fleamarkets in the neighbourhoood. I hope I will find some treasures too

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You must hit a much better Good Will then we have here. Except for the clothes it's pretty junky stuff and way overpriced.
Love the bridal piece.....just lovely!
xx
Carole

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

What GREAT finds ... love the label holders!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
You always find the BEST things. I think that you have an extra something in your brain that sniffs out these precious things !! I, like Julie, remember those soap boxes from my childhood, although I hate to admit it !!!! haha. Makes me feel really old !!
Oh, and, I forgot to credit the photo that is yours, in my Blue post. I am going to rectify that straight away. Sorry !! XXXX

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Looks like you scored with your new treasures. Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Thank you for visiting my site on White Wednesday and leaving a nice comment about my photography. Those vintage soap boxes that you found are lovely!

Evi said...

you always find the nicest things.
Can't believe the watch was from Goodwill!
I have never found anything old there, just lots and lots of clothing.
XOXO, Evi

Faye said...

LOVE that pocket watch! What a find. Every thing you found is great, I've been looking for an ironstone pitcher just like that after I let 2 slip away!

Happy WW!
Faye

(wildrosevintage)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Shut UP.
You did NOT find that amazing pocket watch at GW! Wow, amazing finds, I'm majorly impressed!

Hugs,
Anne

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You found some wonderful items this weekend. I love the face on that old pocket watch, and I have an old ironstone pitcher like that. It looks great with everything. You're going to love it.
Blessings,
Marcia

Mare said...

thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment......
I love your blog.......so vintage:)
have a nice day.......
greeting from croatia:)).....
M.....

carpe diem said...

hello! all is beautifull!!! I like the antics labels!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

The bridal flower head piece is amazing, Laura. Lots of great finds!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

YOWZA!! Love it all - but I have to say that the Forget Me Not cup is just absolutely my Favorite. Thx

Bleudelavande said...

Ooohh my friend you always find such wonderful treasure!!!! I love the tea pot and the old bridal piece with those wonderful flowers!!!
Have a nice day and see you soon

Curtains In My Tree said...

OMG My chest hurts I am sooo excited about seeing all those treasures. My friend would want that violet box so bad. she has all violets in a guest bedroom. You hit the jack pot, mother load what ever you want to call it. Also That old pocket watch is a jewel. I would be a happy owner of any of those items.

Janice

The Feathered Nest said...

So many wonderful finds Laura!!!! But oh my, that pocket watch is GORGEOUS!!!! I love me some Good Will...I hope you're doing great sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Carine said...

Beautiful finds.
I do enjoy your website.
A great discovery....

Diane said...

Lauren, well, everything is wonderful, but those FREE boxes are IT!
Diane

Rosemary said...

Wow Laura!
You found so many pretty things. Love the old label holders.
Have a nice weekend!
Rosemary

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love that old ironstone pitcher...I have three that shape! I can't believe you got that pocketwatch at Goodwill, it's beautiful :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Yummy finds.... especially the pocket watch...what a lucky find!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Laura, You really racked up on all these goodies. Of course I love the ironstone pitcher.
xoxo, Sherry