Monday, March 8, 2010

Some recent antiquing and thrifting finds.....

So I've been fortunate lately with my shopping (not that I "need" anything, but really what does "need" have to do with it, right?) The album above was found at St. Vinnie's for a ridiculous price and I love it because of the ornate frames inside..............very pretty, a nice alternative to the plain ones.


The egg shaped box was found by Melanie when she was here and she let me buy it because she knows I'm a freak for old boxes...didn't even notice what was written on the back until we got it home. OMG, the "Sugar Plum Candy Shop"? Really now, who wouldn't want to shop there. I googled it but unfortunately came up empty, nothing to be found online about it.The little boy and girl statue was 99 cents at Goodwill, not the type of thing I normally buy but thought the pale blue was so pretty!This victorian era book is stunning, wish I would have taken some pics of the inside, it's just beautiful in all it's taped up goodness.Melanie also found this group photo for me, it's signed on the back with all the students signatures...and the hatbox was so pretty it had to come home with me, I especially love the see-thru ones.
Well, gotta run and pick up dd from school, it's beautiful and sunny (for the moment anyway) here, hope you have some sun too! I'll be back soon with my shadowbox project I'm working on...

5 comments:

Lori said...

Gail, you found the most delightful goodies...i love the album...and the sweet candy box...that hat box is gorgeous, i once passed one up at my local shop, and when i went back to buy it, it was gone...i am still kicking myself over that!!!

Fete et Fleur said...

What loot! You made out like a bandit!! The album is a once in a lifetime find, especially because of the decorated pages! Enjoy!

Nancy

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That is a wonderful name for a candy shop! Wish you could have found out more info on it. Went to college in Eugene, but never have heard of it .would have loved to discover it when I was a student there!

colbycottage said...

Wow Gail your blog looks beautiful! Great finds,I also found an egg with the same candy store stamped inside. Have a great week!Kathy

Beth Leintz said...

Wow- you had good shopping last weekend- love those ornate mats from the album- I almost never run across any like that.