Love at First Sight

While browsing a somewhat local flea market, we were hot, tired, and ready to go home. Just as we were leaving I spotted this beauty—a vintage enamel strainer/colander complete with a beautiful floral pattern and gold handles. Doesn’t it look just darling sitting beside this porcelain bunny I also snatched up?

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Speaking of love at first sight…this is one of the reasons why I love my significant other so very much. As an extra special treat for my birthday he took me to Michael’s to buy me some yarn (like I really need anymore ;)). Now normally I always plan a project before picking out colors/making a trip to the yarn store, butttt how could I pass the offer up? This will be the color scheme for a future project. Not sure what yet…maybe a pillow cover made of grannies since I’m currently already working on two afghans. I’m sure I’ll be able to find something in one of the three books I’m waiting to get in the mail. I love, love, love my pastels and sometimes that means choosing a couple colors from the baby yarn :p.

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Happy day wishes to you!
—Kelsey

Your Trash, My Treasure

So, as I said before, I love treasure hunting, as in going to yard sales and flea markets. I don’t go, as some do, to purposely find antiques to resell. I enjoy going to simply find cute and/or vintage items for my future home. I have had great luck so far this summer.

I am sharing some of my favorites from this year. I have been playing around with a photo editing app, PicLab. It has some good free filters and overlays. What better way to test it out than on some new cutie things?!

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First and foremost, a whole set of vintage Pyrex crazy daisy bowls! Snatched them up for $5…asking price on eBay $80. I think I will hold on to them for a while.

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I have recently found an interest in old rolling pins, and this is the most unique one I’ve found so far. My mother found a similar one in a yard sale last summer. Can you see the little molds? Some are cute critters and some are simple designs. Each side is different. After a little research, we learned they originated in Germany. They are known as Springerle rolling pins. There are many variations. I’d love to have a whole collection.

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Isn’t this pretty? I can picture it sitting on the stovetop in my future home. I believe I paid 50 cents for it. A stamp on the bottom shows it was hand painted in Portugal.

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Boy do I love my trinkets! I have too too many. Right now, most are in a storage unit, but I’m thinking when I get a home I’ll have a closet to keep all of them. That way I can always be switching out my decorations and not feel the need to set everything out at once. I hate clutter!

Tell me about treasures you’ve found!

—Kelsey