Monday, July 19, 2010

Digging Around...Look What I Found!

A whole array of antiques and fun things... just sitting around my house!

All of these things were purchased at one time with the intent to resell .... when well, I must have gotten sidetracked.

Like this book for instance. How often do you come across a TIFFANY Wedding book?
Let's just say I don't have a lot of time to sit down and read so it took awhile for me to check it out before I could let it go.... and I guess I forgot I even had it.

Just look at this yummy cake. This book is filled with beautiful things to look at.

Then there was this tray I think I bought a year ago. I didn't know how I was going to use it in the shop. Now I found some pretty mini perfume bottles for it and I just love it.

A vintage Rummy game. Dear Hubs and I were into playing cards for awhile and we thought this would help our Rummy game. We haven't been playing too much Rummy lately since summer has been so busy. I'm going to put it in the FOR CRAFTERS category. I think the number cards would look great in a mixed media project.

Someone at my church had a kitty kat collection from her Grandmother and asked if I wanted to buy them for my booth.... I sold a few pieces at the antique mall and forgot I had this salt and pepper! Just found them in the attic.

Now this is a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS tablecloth. It has a few minor issues which made me set it aside and then guess what.... I FORGOT about it! It is too pretty to be in a closet so I pulled it out and took pictures of it. I can see beautiful things either made from it or spot treated. (It has minor spots of discolor and an odd colored edge. (I'll show more on the website when I upload everything.)

I can't even tell you how many years ago I set these maps aside. (Maybe 10?)
I was saving maps for decoupaging the inside of shelves or for vintage suitcases.
Found them while we were moving furniture in the basement!

These two Jardin flower containers were purchased awhile back on a shopping trip for Bella Rosa when I set them on top of my shelf in the office and yep, I forgot about them. They are not old which is probably why I did not take photos of them at first but gosh they are too sweet to ignore.

This pretty green Haeger flower pot/ planter is such a lovely green color. I've had it for about 7 years and I'm finally getting it ready to sell!

I just love tassels. This gold beaded tassel is gently used but has so much more mileage. It has a unique style so tassel lovers should really like it. Again, it was placed in a drawer for some reason or another and I forgot about it. I get sidetracked with new inventory that so many things get misplaced here and there.

Vintage keys! I have found about 3 different sets that I intended to list but didn't get a chance. So here is one.

This is my only recent find. A Detroit Glass Company art glass bowl. The baubles and beads however, have been laying around so I decided they made a great pairing.

Now this, this little beauty was in my jewelry box. I played a little tug of war with this one but I finally decided to place it in the shop. It is a nice heavy piece.

I was going through some prints and framed pieces. This black and white photo came from my own photography work. I have had it framed and signed for three years now and haven't placed it for sale in my booth. Believe it or not, I have sold about twenty of my own pieces. We'll see if there is a gardener out there who would enjoy it. I like to take pictures of old antiques and give them fun names. I called it "Garden Daze."

This pink rose chocolate pot is so sweet. I was thinking of keeping it for myself to decorate the office. What do I need to decorate the office for? I am SURROUNDED by the things I am selling all the time!

More old maps. These are even older and came from an antique reference book.

All available in my shop, Bella Rosa

8 comments: said...

haha, you and I have a lot in common!!! Rachaelxo

Deborah said...

Lovely stuff! I too buy stuff and forget it. Luckily you have an outlet. all I have is Etsy and it takes more get up and go than I have these days to use that venue properly. But again you have good taste (my kind of girl:))

Linda said...

Some wonderful finds you had tucked away!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! Great re-finds! ;-)
I love those adorable kitty salt and pepper shakers and that pretty tablecloth.


Gina said...

OMG!! What gorgeous items. I especially love that Tiffany Wedding book. How enchanting!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Jillian,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. You have a beautiful blog! Love all your pretties!

Ms.Daisy said...

I'm so glad you "found" these things in your house! Great looking items for your booth and Bella Rosa!

Ms.Daisy Mau

kab said...

Okay Sista you know the kitty S and P's have my name on them! :) Can you add them to my "tab"?