Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Little Treasures


A little Show and Tell...
Pictured above (on my newly painted kitchen counter tops) are five sweet ironstone butter pats that I found in the booth of Vicki Potter on Butternut Hill in Bouckville.


Here is an old ironstone bowl that I took a chance on...
(risked $4...I know...I'm such a risk taker :))
...it was so dirty...almost black with grime and mud.
She cleaned up pretty good!


Another budget friendly piece of ironstone...


My shopping buddy Judi and I split the cost of a box of this old Daisy cotton thread. 
It still had it's Woolworth tags...
Love the texture...





More lovely creamy cotton thread...this time on wooden spools.


Another sweet bowl from England
 which matches several larger bowls at home.
(Also found in Vicki's booth...The Rose Arbor).


Sigh...two box fulls of lace.


...more threads in blue tissue paper.


And then there was this...







A porcelain paint palette...
Made in Germany for F.R.& Co. in New York


...several white lacy hankies


Some serviceable white cups and saucers for the lake house kitchen.
Homer Laughlin...Best China
It was $5 day.
  Every single thing (or lot) in this booth was $5 on Wednesday. 
 On Thursday it was all to be $4...
then on Friday $3...etc.

So...I got 8 cups and 8 saucers for $5!
Now, if only I could get Mr. Flea to drink from these instead of his favorite mug!


A metal crown...
Perhaps I can wear it out kayaking or in the garden. :)


...an assortment of odds and ends.

Anyway...that is all I will show you for today.
More to come soon!

Obviously, I can't reveal the treasures
 that I found for the three winners of the Give Back...
...we must keep the surprise!

:)

P.S.  To W. The Antiques Lovers in Italy...
Please click on the blue email me button on my sidebar
 and email me the address where you would like your surprise
 from the flea markets sent!




60 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

Your photos are so gorgeous they actually make me feel peaceful just looking at them. Love the idea of you wearing that crown doing yardwork!

Marilyn said...

Just love the creamy-ness of all the beautiful things you found. Love it all!!
Have a great Day!!
Marilyn

Lilybets said...

Hi,white treasures!Beautiful things!Have a nice day,hello from Sicily.

time worn interiors said...

You found some great stuff there! I love everything. I think I'm getting rid of all my butter pats, but I have about 150 of them! Hahahaha! I'm just tired of dusting around them.
tot

Thilda said...

Lovely treasures! Paint palette is my favourite. :) Also love those many things in earlier post. You can never see them in Finland!

... said...

Your finds were gorgeous...loved each and every one! Thank you for sharing such beautiful photographs.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful little treasures. I love that porcelain paint palette. Such great patina.

Pattie said...

Love that paint tray...

Lara said...

Good morning, Laura. Wow, you have found some beautiful stuff! White ironstone is my weakness. ;) Love the porcelain painter's palette - what a rare find! Lovely pics!
Lara

JDConwell said...

Thank you for making my morning. Such beautiful images...

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi Laura, LOVE what you found!!!! I love the color pallet. And Saturdays post was just great. I saw a lot of those same things when I was there. It was so much fun. Brimfield is next!!!!!!Can't wait:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I don't know where you shopped but you must promise to take me next time! Wow, what treasures!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Laura....you've already got me drooling this Monday morn!!! I love all your beautiful finds...and the paint palette is amazing ~ and thank you for all of the lovely pics in your previous post, so much GOODNESS!!! Have a great week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

outjunking said...

I didn't see anything I didn't like. The paint palette, wow!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Nice Photos Laura, I send you again an email with my deatails, hope you recive it this time!! Thanks W. the Antiques Lovers

Mary Anne said...

Good Morning Laura:

I adore your blog and have yet to ever hear back from you . . . . life is full and regardless I love all that you create and put together. You have inspired me often and more than you will ever know.

Mary Anne

Modern Country said...

Oh this is just so lovely pictures Laura! Everything a girl could want! I have not been to the flea market in ages and I must say I envy you a little bit. Here you have found many wonderful things. Especially the lovely cotton threads on wooden spools. And Also the porcelain paint palette. What a discovery!

Have a good start on the new week
Aina

sharon said...

What beautiful peaceful pictures Laura, the white theme is stunning and how I would love a porcelain paint palette!

Darla said...

Great items at even greater prices! I zoomed in on those wooden spools, love them.

Nancy said...

What Beautiful finds, and there is more?!! Where is this Market you visited??

Nancy

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i'm drooling all over my keyboard here! Wow! Gorgeous finds!!!!! Love...love....sigh.....

Karen said...

What wonderful treasures, I've never seen a porcelain paint palette before,its beautiful.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love your photos! What finds! Happy Monday!

~Shanon

house things said...

Wow! Everything is so beautiful! Where is this market, so many great treasures to be found.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love the goodies AND your beautiful photos! xoxo

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Oh My
I am so jealous any way you might be interested in selling your butter pats? Let me know!!!!!
Love it all, fabulous pic's too
xxoo
Pam

Emily said...

The porcelain paint palette is beautiful! Especially to an artist like me :-)

Emily
emilysummers-designer.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

You really found some great treasures! I love the porcelain paint palette, I can't wait to see how you display it!

It's me said...

Great things !!! love form me....xxx...

Egretta Wells blog said...

Laura, it seems everyone's favorite thing you got is the porcelain paint pallette. Mine, too! It made me gasp for breath! I have so much fun looking at your blog, always. Egretta

Deana said...

That paint palette is fabulous! I love how crisp/clean all of that white looks in your photos.

An Eye for Detail said...

Your photos are wonderful: I'm just loving all that white!!!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Love it all! I like the neutral shades of white, cream, & "rust" of your newly found treasures, Laura. And to think...this is only PART of the booty! ;)

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Oh wow, you really scored! I love the threads.


Kelly

Anonymous said...

LOVE ALL YOUR WHITE ITEMS. GOOD BUYS TOO. SMILES, SUSIE

manon 21 said...

Effectivement de beaux trésors,et la couronne magnifique!

Bonne semaine

Manon

Blondie's Journal said...

I am eating up all the creamy colors of your treasures! Beautiful photos, Laura!

XO,
Jane

Sandi said...

Amazing finds Laura! The thread, scissors, lace, butter pats...oh shoot I love it all!!!!
Blessings~

Carole said...

All those yummy neutral tones... so pretty.
Especially love the paint palette and crown. Wonder if it really was a crown once...but no matter it's a crown NOW.

x
Carole
ps looking forward to seeing the kitchen

Beatnheart said...

where is this place!! I must go. Add me to the list of people loving
the paint palette.

janice15 said...

Wonderful .... wonderful treasures that you found...wish I had some...just lovely...Happy Monday...

Jamie said...

That paint palette is stunning

Mona Kay at Blissfully Refurbished said...

Oh, I just LOOOVE all the white and ironstone!! Thanks for sharing those pics with us!!

Cozy Little House said...

Your styling of photographs is just stunning!
Brenda

north pal said...

laura, does it ever make you feel bad that you show us these marvelous goodies and we cannot buy them? you make us drool and our ♥'s ache for some of these goodies? no, i really am happy for you and it has to be such a thrill to come across some of these usual finds. ENJOY! Bestest,Denise

Burlap Luxe said...

Laura what perfect finds, and that porcelain painters tray for water colors is fabulous!! I wish it were my find :)

All the ironstone is Yummy! loving all things gathered and collected!

I WISH I could see more of your beautiful work on your counter! How did it turn out working with the counter paints, I am sure you are enjoying the rewards of your hard creative work!

Laura is your hubby now pleased with the the turn out? he is now wish you did it a long time ago I am sure :) :)

Enjoy your finds.
Keep inspiring your treasured finds.
Cheers
Dore

lynn said...

oh my what wonderful treasures! ALL right "up my alley" as they say! Love to collect Homer Laughlin white ironstone!

Corrina said...

Hi Laura, wish I lived near you and your supply of gorgeous things. My daughter is an artist, how I would love to give her that porcelain pallete. Here in Australia it is getting harder to find those kind of antique bargains. Love your pics too xx Corrina.

judi said...

laura,
your pics are fabulous! love them all...the butter pats in the cloche, the wood spools of white thread AND the paint pallet is the creme de la creme! it's a good thing we started on opposite ends of bouckville or we may have been having a tug of war on some things! lol. i didn't realize that those cups/saucers were homer laughlin...score!
and please send me a pic with you wearing your gold crown in the garden or kayaking. ok? ;)
judi

aimee said...

awesome finds! i wish i could go to one of those fab flea markets :)hey, dreams can come true!
blessings,
aimee

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Awesome finds - love the thread and lace. Such great finds. Love the 'odds and ends' too.

It's me said...

Do you mean the first petunia picture???that is old wood.....we put that behind the water zinc......the second picture...you see my curtains insite our house......enjoy your day....love from me...xxx..

SueBee said...

OMGoodness! Be still my heart...you inspire me so..
Enjoy your day!

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Laura your photos are fab U lous.

I would like you to pack it all up for me!!

Dana @ Tattered Style said...

Looks like you had a splendid day of treasure hunting. Love your finds!

het tuinengeltje said...

What a wunderfull catch..! Nice pictures especially the old lace.

Have a nice day,
Sylvia

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow Laura...what great "stuff"!!
I am in love with that porcelain paint palette! (What a tongue twister!)

La Dolfina said...

I'm dying over that paint palette, incredible!!!
Amazing finds my friend, just amazing!!
Love your eye

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I do like all of your finds! My favorite are the butter pat dishes. Do you know what I use them for? to hold my tea bags and spoons. I really need some white ironstone butter pats..at least one. Hmm, I will be on the look out. Wishing you safety through this terrible storm.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Be sure to tie that crown on tightly if you are out kayaking in this weather! Honestly, take care, I hope you have no problems from the big storm.