3/23/2011

Treasure Finds

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Ohh my goodness...time does get away from me! Last month for Valentine's Day, my honey planned the sweetest little weekend getaway for us. We had such a wonderful time! Honey also took me shopping that weekend...to a few of my favorites places! I found some really nice things and thought I would share them with you today. I hope that you enjoy!
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Treasure Finds...

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Cherubs and a Masonary Rose Planter
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One of my favorite places to shop is at the Antique Flea market. I found most of the items that you will be seeing today while shopping there.
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First of all...I found this beautiful masonary planter. It is solid masonary and weighs a ton! I just adore the beautiful rose border around the top edge of the planter! It stole my heart just as soon as I seen it!
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I am "awed" that the creator of this pretty planter was able to form such intricate and beautiful roses out of concrete! Aren't they pretty?
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A Trio of Serenading Cherubs...
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I love all sweet cherubs! This beautiful trio of cherubs stand a stately 12 ins. in height so they are really nice sized and I believe that they are made out of porcelain. Each cherub has a different musical instrument. The cherub that you see in the above photo is my favorite! I created a vignette for my dining room table (a few weeks ago) using the cherubs. Creamy white ironstone, silver, mercury glass, white tulips, and the serenading cherubs made for a pretty table top vignette!
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A Silver Champagne Bucket...
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I found this gorgeous silver champagne bucket at the Antique Flea market too. I'm tellin' ya...I made out like a bandit that weekend! All of these pretties were Valentine gifts from honey! He spoils me rotten and I love every minute of it! Hehe!
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The silver champagne bucket is the inspiration for my mantel's new spring decor! If you would like to see more...just click HERE.
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I added a vining ivy to the champagne bucket for the mantel vignette. This is a close-up shot of the gorgeous lion head handles and rings! Ohhh...I love this!!!
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Crystal Candelabras...
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I actually purchased a pair of these fabulous crystal candelabras. Aren't they gorgeous? They are manufactured by Godinger in Poland...the pattern is called "Shannon". One of the reasons that I bought the candelabras is because I have the matching pedestal cake plate and dome. I found these crystal beauties at Dillards.
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Each candelabra measures about 10 ins. tall and 12 ins. wide and these babies are h-e-a-v-y! I love, love, LOVE all the pretty dangling crystals!!! I need to create a tablescape using these crystal pieces!
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Country Hen Dishes...
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Ohhh...I have been "eyeing" these pretty hen dishes for some time now. They were all reduced for clearance at Hobby Lobby that Valentine's Day weekend! Yeeeehawww! I bought all they had. Sure wished that I could have gotten an entire place setting for four. I am working on finding the extra pieces that I need. I bought four charger plates...they were priced at only $3.99 each, three salad/dessert plates...$2.99 each, and two soup bowls...$2.99 each.
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I love the irregular shape of these pretty dishes! It gives them a "nest like" appearance...I think. They are off white with two bands of red around the rims. Each piece has this pretty little gray hen! I love it!!!
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A close-up photo of the bowl. I also found a couple of jars in red, chicken wire baskets. You can see them behind the bowl. Sure wished that I had taken photos of them. Sorry! They were also on clearance. I thought they would make a nice addition to the gray hen place setting. I can use them for flowers or candles...many possibilities!
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I just couldn't believe my good fortune...I found two placemats at the Antique Flea market that looked like they were made for the gray hen dishes! Again...I sure wished that I could have found at least two more to complete a place setting for four.
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Now I will have to get busy and create a tablescape with these new treasures!!!
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A Pillowcase with French Embroidery...
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It was love at first sight!!! I love the beautiful...white tone on tone...embroidery on this pretty pillowcase! This gorgeous garland of flowers and pretty bow is sooo frenchy looking! This was another treasure find from the Antique Flea market.
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Ohhh...sooo pretty!!! This beauty is already on my bed!
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Well dear friends, thank you for letting me share my newest treasure finds with you today! I hope that you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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Open House Thursday...hosted by Sherry over at No Minimalist Here.
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Feathered Nest Friday...hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
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Home Sweet Home party...hosted by Sherry over at The Charm of Home.
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today, my friends! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here. I would love to visit with you!

Warmest Spring Wishes!

38 comments:

Babs said...

Beautiful treasures... how lucky you are finding them. I especially like the planter and the embroidered pillowcase, and as usual, they're arranged beautifully.

Pat said...

Everything is so beautiful Chari. I love it all and especialy love the chicken plates!:-)

Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake said...

The plates and placemats are so great!! The silver is soooo pretty with all the white candles in them. I've been studying your fireplace surround -- love it!

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
WoW! You did make out like a bandit! Lovely loot, my dear friend! What excites me ( almost as much as your curly white ribbon) is how you're going to work with them to dazzle us on your posts! I can hardly wait. Oh, I be watching ever so closely!
Fondly,
Pat

Miss Char said...

OMG what beautiful treasures. I looked at those plates too at HL and the pillow case is just so delicate looking. Thanks so much for sharing.

Beth said...

Hi Chari, Thanks for showing us your beautiful finds! Love the embroidered pillowcase and the planter, as well as the hen and chickens - can't wait to see you tablescape with them. I know it will be pretty and creative!
Blessings, Beth

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Oh, the pillowcase! So pretty!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The French linens really are gorgeous! You find so many beautiful things for your table! I love the dishes you got on sale! What a smart shopper you are! It's fun to decorate for Spring, isn't it? HUGS! ♥

Carol said...

Very pretty!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Chari this is all gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE the masonary bowl and that champagne bucket!! You hit these places at the perfect time girl to come out with all this great loot!!! What a great Valentine's Day from your sweet husband!

Lou Cinda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Thank you for sharing your wonderful finds at my party. You sure did make out like a bandit..sure beats flowers, huh? I love everything you bought and what a sweet honey to take you shopping.
Hugs,
Sherry

lvroftiques said...

Oooohhh those were some great finds Chari! I love those cherubs! You know how I feel about those *winks* And the hen plates are fab! I love their irregular handmade quality. Beautiful shots too my friend! Vanna

Revamped French Maison said...

Chari your crystal candlesticks are gorgeous! Heavy crystal is the only way to buy imo. Such a great pillowcase and cement pottery piece too! Love it all! You are spoiled....thats how it should be! Tell the hubby thanks from all the blogging girls. Lol....we like seeing all the treasures too.

Have a great week my friend.
Shanna

Vintage Gal said...

Beautiful treasures and I especially like the country hen dishes ~ so cute. ;-)

BonjourRomance said...

I love all your treasures. The embroidered pillow case is gorgeous. Your Honey is the real treasure! Enjoy it all,
Mimi

Lori E said...

Some really fabulous finds. The placemats are perfect aren't they. I have a few different sets of dishes that are shy a plate or bowl or two. Frustrating until you find the missing pieces.
Makes for some creative dinner party invites. We can invite 2 couples and one single because we are short a plate. Lol.

Red Door Home said...

So many pretty treasures! Love the silver champagne bucket.

Daphne said...

That's some fine shopping you've done! Enjoy you new treasures!

Bevelry said...

Chari.. I love your finds. The champagn bucket is lovely.. the plates are adorable.. but I think my favorite is the pillowcase. I have an embroidery pattern on my machine similar.. You have given me the idea to do it smaller on some napkins.

Cindy said...

Wow Chari!!! I love everything! Your sweet little angels, hen dishes, the placemats are wonderful and your pillow cases are so, so pretty!

janet said...

hi Chari, wow you can put together such beautiful vignettes, WOW!! the cherubs are adorable
hugs
janet

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
Wow girl! You sure did make out like a bandit! I so love those hen plates! I will keep my eye out for you at any Hobby Lobby I go to. And all the other goodies are just splendid! I love them all, can't pick a fave!
Guess what? It snowed again yesterday and I thought I might lose my mind. It's like Jan. outside and it's almost April. I am so ready for spring that I told Dan I was ready to sale our house and move south.
This weekend we might get away for awhile. I have been neglecting my poor hubby and he needs some attention. hehe.
Love Ya girl,
Cindy

Theresa said...

Beautiful finds! Love it all but I have a serious LOVE for that pillowcase:) I am always snatching up pillowcases at Estate Sales! Enjoy your day dear Chari! HUGS!

xinex said...

You have so many pretty treasures, Chari. Great finds! I know it is wrong to covet but I am coveting them all!...Christine

Diann said...

Oh girl! You most have been in shopping heaven!! What beautiful treasures you found. Those candleabras are gorgeous! And the pillow case just stole my heart! Beautiful! And you are going to have so much fun doing a tablescape with your new chicken dishes! Love the two placemats.
Next Friday will be my first "Thrifty Things Friday" party. I hope you will join in whenever you can. any thriftiness is invited to join!
Have a wonderufl weekend!

Becky said...

Oh Chari, what fun! I love your cherubs, but the concrete planter is just tdf. And how cool was that to run across the placemats to match the dishes??? I'll be looking forward to see how you use them on your table.

Becky

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your pillowcase~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Happy wife, happy life...and your husband has that one nailed! :) What a shopping trip you had and your finds are just fantastic, Chari!! I love every single thing you bought.
Anything that has to do with musical instruments, I love! The cherubs are darling. Of course you KNOW I love anything to do with Chickens or Roosters! I had the same thing happen with the placemats I bought last Spring. NO more... :( I only have the two. However...those were a big money item for me. We don't have a Hobby Lobby here...but how I wish we did.

And...by the way...you leave the MOST fantastic comments in the world. I am serious! I love them..it is like getting a warm and very dear letter from an old and cherished friend. Well, you are NOT old but you certainly are cherished! Thank you so much for your kindness. You are such a joy, Cheri!!
Hugs and love,
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. I spelled your name with a "e" I think..and I KNOW better! Sheesh!!!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey you....so happy you came by..I love to hear from you!!!This post is full of treasures..love it all!! Have a great day my friend! x0x0x

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Beautiful, beautiful. . . as always you do a wonderful job decorating. I love the dainty pretty pillowcase. How lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent of decorating. Hugs, Karie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

gorgeous pictures- the lighting on the beautiful items is incredible!

Karen

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Chari~ Such beautiful treasures you have!!! I just love your french embroidered linen and the plates and placemats are darling!! The whites and silvers together too~just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this at my party this week!

Cindy said...

Hello dear Chari,
Your newest finds are very lovely. I adore the pillowcases and the crystal candelabra, but the hen dishes and the rooster place mats are my favorite! What an adorable place setting that makes.
I hope your day is sunny and bright like mine is!
Hugs, Cindy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari,
I think your baby angels look so lovely amidst the mercury glas. Very heavenly!
I LOVE the pillowcase. What a precious find!
Yvonne

bj said...

Beautiful!!
I have my post up and will come back to link. :)

Sherry said...

Chari,
You have some beautiful things there! I love the stone urn with the roses around the rim, the champagne bucket, and the crystal candle sticks. Just beautiful all of your fantastic finds are. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

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