Sunday, May 6, 2012

Finding Treasures In A Peaceful Place


We had a few lovely, quiet days at the lake...
...enjoying the beauty all around us... 
while opening up the camp for the season,
and cleaning up the yard and garden.


On the trip up we made a quick stop at the booth
 and added a few things.
I will have to return soon and spend some time alone...
if you know what I mean...
...to do a major overhaul to my little space.


On the way home we passed through a small town
 that was holding a town wide yard sale.
With only a short amount of time and an indulgent Mr. Flea...
...I was able to find a few treasures.


And then yesterday we went to a local church sale.
I love church sales.


Where else can you find something priced for a dime?
Feeling a bit ashamed and as if I was taking advantage
 of the kindly lady who was minding her table of bric a brac...
I offered her a few bills and told her to give the rest to her church.


Among my finds were these two old books from the 1890's....
...and this child's necklace with a heart made from mother of pearl.

I hope you had a good weekend too.
Did you do anything fun? Get any gardening done?
Thanks so much for dropping by...
:)

28 comments:

Di said...

Lovely finds, I spent the weekend rearranging and cleaning! Had some quality time with the grandson...enjoyed every moment. Love those blue books. Di@bottage-wishes

PURA VIDA said...

Tennyson? Your lucky day! That heart charm is sweet too

melanie said...

oh...I love old books...those are lovely- great finds!
melanie

Angie said...

Those 2 old books are beautiful! I had a fabulous "junking" weekend out of town while my daughter was at a music festival. I brought home lots of things that make me smile.

Blessings,
Angie @ Knick of Time

Lorrie said...

Lovely old books, and you've styled them beautifully for your photos.

pballard said...

Love your header.. Enjoy your week ahead..

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Love the new header too.
And what good little things you found. Church sales are the best! And I just did the same over weekend...gave a few more dollars. I felt too guilty paying .05 each for super cute vintage childrens books! :)
Erica

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Lovely artistic photos, you've done the books justice! x

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I certainly understand the indulgent husband and 'not alot of time' scenario for hunting finds. Hope you hugged him:)- that scene happens here too! And yes - your photos of these precious finds are awesome. What a great blue!

Karen in CT said...

.. sounds wonderful, and how very gracious you are to give extra dollars .. lovely pictures, just beautiful .. the necklace is so sweet ... thanks for the post

Karen in CT

kathee said...

Such beautiful old books and I adore the sweet necklace! Books are so perfect to add to any vignette.
Thanks for sharing...Have a great week, xok

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These are beautiful old books. We just have to squeeze in those wayside stops! So much good stuff there.

Andy's Attic said...

You changed your header!
Sweet photos of your finds. I love church sales too. I almost always come away with treasures for next to nothing. We have a week of super weather coming so I will be busy outside for a change.

time worn interiors said...

Ha! You sound like me! I can't stand it when something is to cheap, most of the time I pay more! I figure it will all come back to me somewhere down the road!

Love the books and the necklace!

tot

Anne said...

Your photographs are lovely.I can't pass up old books either.
We had a rainy weekend here and another rainy day here today.
Anne

Kate said...

Hi Laura
I love a good church sale as well

Great finds so lovely. Have a wonderful week!

xo
Kate

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Love Vintage Books and that Spring and Summer book is truly a gem:)
have a great week
~Cheryl

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Laura - What a coincidence! I just wrote a post on my antique / vintage books :-) Your latest treasures are so pretty. Beautiful styling, as usual. You are an awesome stylist!! Have a great week, Loi

All Things Chic 2 said...

Lovely post!!!
I was at a church sale to on the weekend, they are the best...
Blessings Lori

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love the old church hymnals also, and just love yours , blue ?

I had some good finds also and posted on my blog this week, seems like all of us are having good luck finding things we love

Linda Keaveney said...

What are your plans for the tiny necklace???
Lovely photos...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Ciao Laura!!! just a quick look at your blog as i just arrived yesterday from Tuscany!!!Lovely!!! will spend now 2 days home and then i will took my english friends in Venice for 2 days! saturday i will be again at Corte dei Miracoli with D&A! will wrote you soon!! wish one day i will have the chance to see your lake house! Bless Mr. Flea!!! Love to you...

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Shari said...

I just love this blog..all your pictures come out so nice.. Love the books you found..
Shari

summersoul said...

what sweet finds! I know what you mean. I feel that way sometimes when I find something which is terribly underpriced. I found a metal pastry board (will blog soon about it) that is designed to hold a rolling pin which is from the mid 1800s this past weekend. As I toted it around the flea for the remainder of the day, numerous people stopped me and asked if I knew what I had. They all noted that it with the rolling pin it is worth 10 times what i paid.

have a good one
MC

frstyfrolk/Cyndi said...

Your posts are always so enchanting! I love my mail subscription to get your latest messages!

You always find the most fabulous things!

Thanks for sharing with us!
Smiles, cyndi

boomgaard said...

Super bloemetjes lelietjes der dalen, mooi gecombineerd met het oude boek.

Groet,

Marieke.

Kris said...

Hello Laura,

I found you via Sweet Pea on FB and followed the link to your blog. It looks like you had a wonderful day thrifting. I'm am very fond of old books (really any books) and antiques in general.

You have a very lovely blog and I have added you to my blog roll so that l won't miss any of your posts and have become a follower.