Tuesday, October 5, 2010

keepers and a giveaway...

I went to one of my favorite haunts the other day (I can use that...it is October!) and picked up quite a few things to share with everyone over at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. My booth needs to be restocked and changed up after the sale this past weekend but it looks like a lot of my finds just might be keepers! Let's start with what is definitely going like this shabby pink chair and pair of oil lamps... The lamps have sweet roses on them... As you can see I still have not made a decision on my new rose painting, I will soon! Anyway, another treasure going to the shop is this wonderful old wooden box... I actually did think about keeping this one. I love the pale, weathered shade of red and thought it would be perfect around the holidays...Can you picture it filled with some burlap wrapped packages by the tree or by the fireplace filled with some birch logs...sigh. Then that little voice in my head reminded me of my "no new stuff" rule, which if you have been following along will be broken if I keep the rose painting anyway. And while this was not on my "must have" list it is beautiful and the price was jaw dropping ~ but if it goes to the shop and sells the money could be saved for something on that list in the future. It is big and the next few things fit in to the amendment that I made to the rule already ~ no new big stuff (hee hee)... Pretty nifty huh? Those little wooden boxes were a few dollars each. See the sweet little french school song book... I picked up two of these (for a quarter), one to keep and one for my giveaway ~ more on that at the end of this post! Unfortunately there was not a complete set of this vintage silver with stunning detail... At a quarter a piece they are all keepers!! I also found 2 sets of these pretty salt and pepper shakers (yes a quarter a piece too)... One set for me, one for my giveaway!! This part of a vintage music book (only $1.00) will be perfect in my booth re-do (are you reading this Jim?)... And...last but not least...something that was on my "must have" list... A vintage silver bucket to chill my champagne ~ it is my birthday month! Which brings me to my giveaway. I published my 100th post the other day, and I almost have 250 followers and 10~10~10 is my birthday!!! So I am putting together a giveaway which includes the little french school song book, the salt and pepper shakers, a few things I will show you later this week as well as a few surprises! I am also going to attempt to make a giveaway button to share with you. The giveaway will start Sunday the 10th and run for 10 days ending on the 20th. October 20th was my Mom's birthday ~ we would have so much fun celebrating our birthday month together!! Now I get to share it with all of you!! Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome here every day with your thoughtful comments ~ I truly feel that I have made many long lasting friends! Thank you Linda for hosting Nifty Thrifty Tuesday! Oh and speaking of nifty and birthdays....Happy Birthday Catie!! See you all tomorrow!!

24 comments:

KATHY said...

I love all your great stuff!! I found a big wood box just like yours!! I'm going to use it for the holidays. We think alike....Kathy

Polly said...

Ohmigosh Sandi, what fabulous finds!!! You found a french book!! I never find those and trust me, I look everywhere I go!!! My mother in law just bought me a few when she was in Canada. Your giveaway sounds awesome!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Also, I love the silverplate loving cup!

Patti said...

Geee...I wish I lived near you and your shop!! Love those salt and pepper shakers and especially the pink chair! Great finds - I'll be back for your birthday!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Wow what great things you found. I LOVE that red box. That would definitely be a keeper if I had it;)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Olivia said...

Sandi,
Too funny! MY Birthday is also this month on the 15th... I love all the treasures you found for your shop! Please enter me in the giveaway, remember to treat yourself for your Birthday!
Hugs,
Olivia

Sandi said...

You found some amazing items for a quarter Sandi! I want to shop with you!! Can't wait until your giveaway!!
Blessings~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ooh..i can't wait!~ Should be fun!!!

Heaven's Walk - said...

What a FUN job you have, Sandi! I would give anything to just shop and buy fabulous vintage stuff to resell in a store! I was definitely born with the "shopping gene". lol! Love your great finds, girl! That French song book is to die for - and that box and chair are just awesome!

Hugs! xoxo laurie

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Happy Birthday, why not start early? Love all your treasures, especially that wooden box. Can totally picture it by the "tree" :)

Tks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW! I would say you hit the jackpot! Wonderful finds!
XO

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

keep that box girl!! atleast for a little while! ;)

Okie Chic said...

Love all your finds especially those salt and pepper shakers.

Kathleen said...

Coveting the red wooden box! It's wonderful.
Kathleen
http://www.firefliesandfamily.blogspot.com

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

You did find some treasures! I would start a collection of Victorian rose paintings if I were you that is a nice one. And I also collect them maybe that is why Im so partial to it. And the primative box is a cool one with it's great paint job on it. I can see it by a Christmas tree stuffed with vintage teddy bears in it. Thanks for stopping by today......Julian

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Woo hoo!! Lovbing the silverware!! So elegant!

Happy Birthday!
*hugs*deb

meeyeehere said...

That is a SPECIAL birthday indeed!Mu son was born 8/8/8 almost 2 months early,he was a hit at the hospital.We have lots of birthdays in my family this month.Happy birthday to you and may you have many many years of health,happiness and luck to be with you for the rest of your days

Paula said...

Hi Sandi! I LOVE your trophy urn!! Always wanted one ~or 10 ~ of those!lol:)
Looking foward to your giveaway!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Fun treasures!!! Now I have to sit and watch you keep them all...forget about your space!!! LOL!!!

NanaDiana said...

Sandi- What a treasure trove of "finds". I love the old music book but my favorite is the tropy urn too! Hugs- Diana

Linda said...

Oh I would want to keep the beautiful roses painting, too!! Sometimes you just find something that calls to you~ then I try to get rid of something else and make room for it!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Lucky you! I am LOVING the pink chair!
Have a pretty day!
Krisin

Jane said...

Fabulous finds and how nice of you to share some with us. I'll be back on 10-10-10 to help you celebrate your birthday.
Jane

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Loved your finds. What are you hoping for this birthday?

-Danielle

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting my pics of your back yard. I really wanted to come to your shop when we were in MA, but we weren't near Wrentham :(.
We loved Sandwich and Yarmouthport, and New Hampshire. Those are the places I'll be blogging about next. We just loved our trip to New England. It was so beautiful! We made it to 5 states in 6 days. Looking forward to your wonderful birthday giveaway. That is great that you are able to celebrate so many occasions in one.
Love all your vintage finds. I want your rose painting if you don't keep it :). I am a new antique/vintage vendor; and it is so hard when we buy everything we like :).
~ Julie

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