Tuesday, July 27, 2010

personal shoppers...

It has been a while since I visited Linda over at Coastal Charm where she hosts Nifty Thrifty Tuesday so today I thought I would join in on all the fun. Have you ever had a personal shopper? How about a personal shopper that loves to go thrifting? Well I happen to have two!! My good friend Sue from our campground and her Mom, Martha have been spoiling me with wonderful treasures lately. Just look at what they have found for me... How sweet is this pink cookie jar! It will go perfect with the pink "Patisserie" sign that I got from Paula. Ok, ok...the cookies will be from the store...you know my secret. At least they might look homemade if I put them in this sweet jar. Oh and look at the other two pink pretties that came with it... Look at the sides...
These will be perfect storage in my craft room (which so needs a makeover). Knowing I love all things pink and rosy, check out this lovely dish...
I have been looking for a petite dish to fill a little wall space in my bathroom ~ hopefully it works! Then, just when I need new pillow shams for my bedroom look what came next...
I just love white linens on my pillows! I know I should have ironed them but I was so excited and wanted to show you them this morning! I have also been looking for old books. Old and worn with aged to perfection pages. Books with wonderful covers, illustrated or plain. Books with covers falling off so I could make up some book bundles for my home and my booth. My personal shoppers didn't even know these were on my list but look what they found for me... What a perfect patriotic trio!! And just in time for the holidays, the green one (which just happens to be "Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens) will be added for a simple holiday vignette... For now I have the red one nesting here... And the others here... One night around the ol' campfire Sue mentioned that when they moved into their house they found some old letters. She has let me borrow them to share with you ~ look how wonderful they are... There are dozens of them post marked from 1923 to 1924 some with great old 2 cent stamps. Old letters and telegrams to street addresses and hotels in Rockport, Fall River, New Bedford and Taunton...
I have not read them yet but I am imagining they are holding a romantic love story from the past. I am going to take my time and gently read through them soon and share the secrets they hold with all of you. Maybe I will come across some old photos to go along with the words. Thank you to Sue and Martha for thinking of me while out treasure hunting. Your thoughtfulness touches my heart! Also, thank you for visiting today to see our thrifty finds ~ and thank you Linda for hosting this nifty get together over at Coastal Charm! Enjoy your day ~ I am off to make my wish list for my personal shoppers!!

12 comments:

Jane said...

What wonderful friends! They really knew exactly what you liked. Do they hire out :-)
The pink jars are amazing, rarely do you see jars in pink. I love the dish. I have been collecting old ironstone pieces lately and hope to get enough to group together in my dining room. And the books were great finds. One can never have too many old books!
And the letters! How cool was that to find those in their house. What tales they might tell!
Thanks for sharing all your great thrifty finds.
Jane

Mariette said...

Dearest Sandi,

That was an interesting post with lovely images! The letters are quite a treasure; they will hold some story!

Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm not sure which to be more jealous of--the shoppers or the LETTERS! I'm CRAZY for old post! Fun old books too--nifty! Jacqueline

Victoria said...

What sweet friends those two are!!! I can't wait to hear what's in the letters. The old books are lovely as is everything else:)

Crystal said...

I don't know whether to compliment you on your goodies or good friends! I think I'll just say you have both wonderful friends and they brought you fantastic gifts!

Debbie~ said...

Your friends are so thoughtful, but I think they're having the time of their lives finding YOU treasures, how wonderful! I especially looove the letters, I can hardly wait to hear what adventures they hold! Thanks for visiting my blog post about my kiddos wedding! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Sandi said...

WHOA...I need a personal shopper too! Wait, I have one...my friend Peggy. Isn't it great to have wonderful friends that know us so well?? Love it and love your goodies!!
Blessings~

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh how fun to read through the old love letters. Yes, please share with us. thanks for stopping over.
Londen

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! I love everything especially the old letters, they are always so much fun to read.

:) Michelle

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi,
I love, love, love your pink jars, the color is so wonderful!
And your vintage letters are fabulous! What wonderful treasures!
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Lucky girl! You're a little bit spoiled, aren't ya? ;-)

Hugs,
Anne

Rose said...

i don't think i've ever seen pink jars. the letters would be a special find. i've never seen old letters. that's exciting. have a good day

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