Sunday, March 11, 2012

Found Bits And Pieces


 I picked up a few bits at a sale here in Dad's retirement village.


A pair of sweet French clay santons.


A lovely blue and white transferware dish...minus its cover.
I plan to fill it with succulents or perhaps a few herbs
 and keep it in my blue and white kitchen.


A few yards of creamy white crochet trim.
You can never have too much of that! (:


Or too many of these...
...mother of pearl buttons.
Delicious...like candy!




A child's faux cameo ring...
...something so sweet about it.


And a lovely Limoges bone dish.

That's all for Show and Tell today!

I've been picking up odds and ends as I find them and will be cleaning them up
 and getting them ready for a photo shoot or my little booth of treasures soon. 

Hope you have had a great weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
:)

36 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Ohhh you found some great things!!! I went to ET today and found some cool things too. I will post about them this week. Stay tuned;)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

blhitchcock901 said...

I'm always about bits and pieces. They are my favorite. I don't think you can ever have enough. They make me smile. Wish I could find more buttons. Have just started collecting buttons and doilies and they are sooo costly. I need a yard sale from a seamstress!

Anne said...

Lovely finds.I always pick up that crochet lace.I can always find something to use it or display it too.Love those buttons.And that ring is so sweet.

Anne said...

Lovely finds.I always pick up that crochet lace.I can always find something to use it or display it too.Love those buttons.And that ring is so sweet.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You totally scored at that safe! WOW! I love every single thing you found, how delightful!!!

WELL DONE!

PURA VIDA said...

The cameo ring is so darling. Love it all. I just bought a red dish like this and put some ivy in it. Cute stuff you got!

All Things Chic 2 said...

All lovely treasures!!!Blessings Lori

505whimsygirl said...

Oh wow. I love EVERYTHING you picked up. Yes, there is something about buttons that are just so inviting. The little figurines are too cute.

Yep, I'd say you've found some great things!

Hugs,
Kay

Anne Marie said...

Hi Laura...
That is a great idea planting it with succulents...I think antique casserole dishes are so great, and if I had the room to store them, I would collect them

your sea picture btw, were very calming - thanks for sharing -
God bless,
Anne Marie

freckled laundry said...

Very pretty. You're right - you can never have enough crochet trim. Love the stuff. That's child's cameo ring is precious.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Nice finds indeed...I love the buttons..got alot of them in Belfast last year they are so pretty! Good news,got you a jar today..really nice one...they are called "AQUA" I was told..hope you will like it...will try to get it out in the next few days,your not that far from us really so should not take to long!! x0x0

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, You found lots of treasures. When we get moved to Orlando we'll have to meet up at Webster or Mt.Dora for some antiquing. Hugs, Sherry

Muffy's Marks said...

Bonus.. you made some great finds!! Enjoy placing them in your home.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

You are one good treasure hunter!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Of course, my favorite is the blue and white transferware dish (even without the top).

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lovely stuff! I find these things irresistible too!

Deserae said...

You found some wonderful treasures! Those mother of pearl buttons are so beautiful!!!!!
~Des

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Nice trasure Laura!!!

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear Laura, oh, you found some great things! I love the wonderful transferware dish....you are a very hard-working blogger, unfortunately I'm not so quickly to follow every post... just now I saw your sea pictures, they are so lovely and let me dreaming of summer.
Wonderful week for you
Bine

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Stumbled on to your blog this am and I love it all! I spent summers at the Jersey shore too, having grown up in NJ.
I just wrote a post about some flea market finds and I hope you will check it out if you have a chance!
Looking forward to following your blog!
Erin

Karen Bates said...

Lace is always good! Love that little ring.

Amy said...

I mentioned you in my blog. http://keepsacred.blogspot.com/
Hope it's ok. I am unfamiliar with the proper procedure in this instance.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

You found some lovely treasures in that little village. Good eye! Love that blue /white dish.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Treasures for sure. Loved the little cameo ring, for faux cameo, it sure looks like the real thing. The French santons were so detailed. I have never seen any santons at flea markets, only in photographs. I'm a collector of santeros and retablos now I'm going to keep an eye out for French clay santons. I always enjoy the treasures you have for us to look at.

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Wonderful finds - love all the crochet lace and the buttons too ofcourse.

Bliss said...

If I ate buttons as candy they would probably still go right to my thighs.

~Bliss~

LizlovesVintage said...

What great finds Laura! I love the transferware. Beautiful pics of the beach. I so want to be there :)
Have a great week!
xxx Liz

tilli said...

your blog is beautiful!!!

luci wallis said...

Oh what wonderful finds...Love those mother of pearl of buttons!~
Bristol

Tracey Broome said...

I have recently found your blog and I am enjoying it very much! Do you sell these pieces you find, or are you like me and have a house full of treasures? I include small dolls and found objects in my sculpture, I love the little santon couple, what a find. You can see the dolls I use on my blog, mostly frozen charlottes, but now you have me wanting to find little couples like this one!

Design is... All in the Detail said...

I just found your blog and fell in LOVE! Thank you so much for the beautiful images and inspiration. I thrift too and enjoy seeing your treasures. I hope you have a lovely evening... Jalon p.s. I am your newest follower.

Barbara Fisher March House Books said...

Such a pretty blog! I was browsing on Pinterest and found one of your pins, having seen that I had to pay you a visit. I love flea markets, antique sales, car boot sales, and any other sale but they don't look quite as pretty as the ones you visit because I'm in the UK and it's usually grey or raining! I’ve now followed your blog and am going to go back and follow you on Pinterest too.
I collect lots of things mostly of the ephemeral kind (postcards, greetings cards, menu’s lots of books – anything made of paper really), plus the odd pot or two! I also buy and sell vintage children’s books and talk about them on my blog marchhousebookscom.blogspot.com/
Barbara

BailiwickStudio said...

You find the best things! I'd also have been drawn to all the treasures in this post, in particular the buttons and the crocheted lace. ::Jill

time worn interiors said...

You amaze me! You can find treasures no matter where you go! Great stuff!
tot

La Dolfina said...

Love all your finds Laura especially the French Santons!!!
You are sooo good!!

Andi's English Attic said...

I think I love everything there. Especially the crochet and limoges. xx