Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sweet Saturday -- thrifting and picking flowers

Last weekend we went on a search for a barn sale after seeing a sign posted on the side of the road earlier in the week.  The sign was gone when we went back, but we shopped in a few fun stores in the town and learned the details of the sale from one of the shop owners.  The drive through the hills on the way to the sale was beautiful.  The setting for the sale was amazing; I wish I'd taken some pictures.  The sale itself was so much fun.  I found a number of pieces of furniture that if I wasn't in such a strange living situation, I probably would have bought.  I also found a beautiful little vase that I talked myself out of buying.  It was fun to look anyway.

The next day we decided to drop in at the flea market in our town.  That building is filled with all sorts of interesting things and it's nearly impossible to look at them all.  I found a couple sweet milk glass vases and a pair of vintage cafe curtains that I want to use for a sewing project (I love hunting for vintage fabrics!).




These curtains just may end up becoming the lining of this purse I recently finished crocheting.

After finding the curtains, I discovered a vase identical to the one I'd passed up at the barn sale, for a quarter of the price.  All three vases and the curtains cost a whole $4.25!  I can never have too many vases because I can never have too many flowers.  The lily of the valley here just started blooming.  There's a large patch of it beside the driveway and I picked handfuls to bring inside.  My three new vases were just the thing for them.










They smell delicious.  Definitely sweet!

For more sweetness stop by Diana Evans' blog and Sweet Saturday!

17 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm glad I found you through Sweet Saturdays! I have my own fantasies of having a little farm with goats and chickens. Lucky you! :)

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  2. Sounds like you had some fun! Love the fanric will look great in your lovely purse. Cool vases! Have a great weekend!

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  3. oh this sounds like the perfect day, great finds too.

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  4. Hi Anne!!!! be still my heart!!! I love this post...especially the lily of the valley....I can almost smell them....These are my favorite flowers and I have a story behind why I love them so much!!!

    You can check it out here

    http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-lily-of-valleyit-means-so-muchday-25.html

    I love your Sweet post for Sweet Saturdays!!! you made my day!!!!

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  5. Gorgeous! And what perfect vases for them!

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  6. Gorgeous photographs, I know you will paint a water color of at least one...
    That purse is pretty...my favorite color and the perfect size! ♥♥♥

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  7. Beautiful! I love your purse and that milk glass is FAB! Thanks for sharing ;) xoxo

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  8. I love to go thrifting. I don't know HOW many time I've found something wonderful AND sweet. LOVE the little handbag and vases. :)

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  9. sweet finds. I also like vintage fabric or pretty much any beautiful pattern.

    have a sweet day!

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  10. I'm so jealous! Those vases are amazing... great finds!

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  11. They look great grouped together! Good finds!

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  12. Love the Lily of the Valley flowers...reminded me of my Grandma's yard and all of these wonderful flowers she had growing at the side of her house! The 3 milk glass vases are beautiful and the flowers the perfect finishing touch!

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  13. The vases are stunning and display the flowers perfectly. Very luck finds!

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  14. Love, love, love Lily of the Valley, and such pretty vases!

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  15. I have lily of the valley all over the front and back yard, but I never thought of cutting them. Now, I will :-)

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