Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday

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For Vintage Thingies Thursdays
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Thanks ladies for hosting!!!

This is one of my garage sale finds.
It was only $2.00.
I have one exactly like it that my
8 year old granddaughter wanted for their play house.
So i was glad to find another for her to have.
I kind of wanted to keep the one i had,
even though it is only bathroom clock
at the store.

And I love this, only i wish it was a different color.
I know, you are thinking, well just paint it!!
I just don't know if the detail would come through if i did.
Besides, I wouldn't be able o decided between a sort of patina green,
or what else i would like?
Since it is going in the store,
someone else can decide! =0)

These are my vintage finds.
Vintage tatted doilies.
I just love tatting but would never have
the patience for something so delicate.
They are beautiful, and my first full doily finds.
I have always just found tatting on
pillow cases, or pieces of it that were
just done and not added to anything.

And look at this big rectangular one.
Isn't it beautiful?

This is a piece you do not see every day.
It is a piece off an old fence.
I found two of them.
They are very delicate in nature,
and I can't even imagine the home they must have decorated.

Hope you have enjoyed today's finds.

Don't forget about Get R Done Friday coming up.

Get R Done Friday

Get R Done Friday

I'd better get something done!!

Blessings on your Thursday everyone.

barbara jean


bj said...

You have some great items here. I really do like the clock...
And I have always loved tatting..such pretty work.
xo bj

ClassyChassy said...

Nice showing for the day! And, yes, you better get a project done, my partner in crime!!! Its almost time!

the vintage vignette said...

What lovely finds, Barbara Jean! I would love to visit your store I bet it is lovely :)

marty39 said...

Beautiful finds. I especially love the tatting. So delicate and lovely. Hugs, Marty

CHER said...

wow, Barbara Jean, Gorgeous finds!!!Have a blessed day, Cher

Holly said...

My mom used to have a bunch of tatted doilies...a great-aunt or somebody made them. Of course, they looked kind of out of place on our 1970s furniture!
The fence is really cool!
I've enjoyed your participation in TST; you really find neat things :)

Christina said...

Hi Barbara Jean,

I love the tiered rack. If there are grooves in the platters, then I think you could paint it and keep some detail. You could always throw some glaze in the grooves to make the detail show up better.

The iron fence piece is fantastic too. Great find.

Sue said...

I love your doilies. My grandmother and great aunts heavily starched them and placed them on tables throughout the house. Your piece of old fence makes a nice background for your vignette. Good finds! Sue

Roslyn said...

Delightful doilies!Do you use them?

CC said...

Ooooo, I love all your pretty things, and that tatting!!! It's just gorgeous. The only tatting I have is on pretty hankies and I just love them. Tatting is so delicate.. and sweet.
Happy VTT and have a lovely and safe weekend..

Coloradolady said...

Barbara Jean, I absolutely love the parts that came off of the fence. They look wonderful on the wall. I would say you found some great things that day!

Have a great VTT and a wonderful holiday weekend.

~~Carol~~ said...

I like that clock, and I would love to find some pieces of fence like that! It looks great on the wall!

Allidink said...

Great finds!!! I like that clock too! And the doilies :)

All the best,

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great finds. The lace tatting is a lost art, but true treasures. Jackie

farmlady said...

I just love the idea of using the old fencing for the window. Very clever and beautiful.
I that clock was in working order that was a "DEAL". I like it in black. It stands out well.

Anonymous said...

lovely treasures!! fav is the old fence..i've got a few old galvanized iron relics in my garden :)

Lisa said...

Love your stuff!! You found some great ones!! Hugs, Lisa

Sandy and Joe said...

Great finds! I especially liked the tatting (all that work!) and the beautiful piece of fencing. Thanks for sharing! Sandy/rhubarb reign

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh, I love it all -- the clock (how sweet of you to get it for your granddaughter!) and the tatted doilies -- especially that last one!! You scored!

Bea said...

My grandma tried to teach me to tat, but as a teen I wasn't interested. Oh how I wish I had learned. I have a couple of doilies done in tatting but mostly just the edging. Love the rectangular one.