Monday, 25 February 2013

vintage finds




I think this post might have been inspired by Dirty Janes. It would be fun to set up a small shop there and a way to clear some of the vintage stuff I've accumulated. 
This is a collection of some recent finds from my travels to garage sales,  2nd hand shops, blogging friends and my mum's house. I've had a set of aqua mason jars for a while, this one just looked good in the photo.





I love this bathing beauty on a Byron Bay cookie tin found at a garage sale. 




This old chocolate tin belonged to my grandmother. I love the colour and the fact that it was used by her and is now useful for me. It's already filled with some of my beads and things. You can never have enough tins and wooden boxes.
The buttons & button box also belonged to her, she was a great sewer and knitter who grew up in a family of tailoresses.




The piles of old books, spoons and tea towels were from Dirty Janes. I seem to have my usual blue and white thing happening here again.



Cute scales from blogging friend Lilies for Kate




I found this lovely linen tablecloth at a pop-up 2nd hand store that has popped up in our local shopping area. The old keys were found by my partner in finds on the side of the road. 




So tell me.. what have you found lately?


Cheryl
x




25 comments:

  1. I am in love with vintage and when it's blue, well that is just heaven. Have a wonderful week Cheryl.
    Carolyn
    PS That tin of your gran's is the bees knees.

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    1. thanks carolyn.. i'm loving the tin too.
      x

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  2. You always put your vignettes together beautifully. Love that tin too ;) Kate x

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    1. that's a compliment coming from you kate. love your scales in there.
      x

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  3. What a gorgeous collection of vintage finds. Love the tin. x

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  4. Love your grandmother's tin and buttons. I found some lovely silver cake forks recently, couldn't resist! x

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  5. I do love your blue and white posts. They are inspirations. I did a blue and white post but with a different twist.

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  6. Love vintage finds especially beachy looking ones! Your pale blue treasures are beautiful... Love your scales too!!! Very envious ;-) Rach xx

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  7. Lovely finds! And the blue theme is perfect! Here the temperature is freezing, so there are no yard sales... It's a slow thrifting month!

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  8. Hi Cheryl
    I have a bit of scale envy there
    Havent even unpacked my treasures from Normandy brocantes yet so that will be fun when I refind them

    Have a great week thanks for popping in ciao ciao xxx Julie

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  9. all these are beautiful cheryl and it's lovely that there is a story behind them all. I adore the tin and skeleton keys are something I have a lot of and love!
    what a cute little cloth...is that a sail boat I see on it?....gorgeous.
    I'm always on the lookout for old pieces with history.
    Bec x

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  10. I love the display of your vintage finds so nice with everything being colour coordinated in my favourite colours - the tins are my favourite.
    Sarah x

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  11. You find the best things......and put them together even better ;O)
    T xx

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  12. Lovely finds Cheryl. I haven't found anything old lately just a few Easter bunnies in Bed Bath n' Table.

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  13. Oh, I've found too many things to mention. How did she spot the keys on the side of the road? What a fun find!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  14. You have some fabulous finds! The chocolate tin is so sweet.
    Mary Alice

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  15. The style of this vignette is so amazing with the soft blues and whites. Love the chocolate tin - I have my grandmother's - also filled with her sewing bits. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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  16. I love the bathing beauty!
    Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
    I would love it if you linked up:)
    Here's the link
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I do my best to market the inspiring projects through my social media sites and follow too:)

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  17. Beautiful finds! Makes me want to go antiquing! x

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  18. I love the pretty blues...the bowl and books are perfection! What a lovely vignette you've made with your treasures! I think I'll go thrifting tomorrow! You just never know what you'll find!

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  19. So many wonderful treasures.
    x
    Melissah from Coastal Style

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  20. Love the linen tablecloth and spoons. Popping over from Scandi. Just love your blue and white set up. x

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  21. Ooohh.....love that chocolate tin...it is absolutely gorgeous :0)

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  22. Cheryl, what a beautiful story behind everything... thank you for sharing it all. Love how you have those momentos from your grandmother that work in so well with your other collections and add great depth to their meaning. I had a pair of pillowcases from my grandmother for many years, but eventually, even though I washed them by hand, they wore out. The blue box and the buttons are a treasure you can pass down from generation to generation, along with their story.

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