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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #42 and Spring Giveaway!!!

Spring is Here!!!
And it's about time, right???  I'm so excited.  The fireplace has seen it's LAST fire of the season, the dust and grime are slowly but surely being cleaned up, and the firewood can stay OFF the front porch!
I am having a giveaway to celebrate, so be sure and read all the way to the end of this post to find out more about it.  And by the way, it will be open to EVERYONE wherever you may live!!
(this should be fun!)

To start out though, I wanted to share with you the MAJOR finds of my last few weeks at the garage sales and yard sales in my area.  The weather has been windy, but still, there are some great sales out there!


I truly apologize if I knocked anyone over while I ran to pick these up.
Just kidding!!  I didn't run....well, almost, but NOT!!!  My heart sure did kick up a few notches though!!!


The teapot and sugar bowl were actually in two different places, and I found the sugar bowl first...
on the 50 cent table!!!
The teapot was not that inexpensive, but almost!



Truly gorgeous.  I fell in love instantly.  The name of the pattern I think is Florentine by Crown Ducal in England.  By the way, I am now on the hunt for a creamer if anyone knows of one!!


At the same sale as the teapot, I found a box of linen napkins.  Again, gorgeous, and I apologize if I knocked anyone over.  Actually, the box I found was full of them.  There are 3 different sets.
One of the sets has the crocheted edging and corners, another set has an embroidered W on them, and the last set has no embellishments, but they are beautiful.





Hand made tatted edging and a big piece of deep edging complete the box, and to think they all came from the same place!  I even bought 2 hats, in boxes which I will share with y'all at another time.

I will be joining up with some parties to help celebrate my finds as well as let as many of you as possible know about my own giveaway.  I think there are a lot of us who have wintertime doldrums and who MUST have some sun and beauty in our lives this time of year. 

These are the parties I will be participating in:

White Wednesday

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Treasure Hunt Thursday

Open House Party

Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
Frugalicious Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday

And now, here is a picture of the Giveaway items.
1. To join in the Giveaway, please leave me a comment on THIS POST.
Tell me the coolest find you ever found at a yard or garage sale, etc.
2. To earn another entry, let me know you are a follower already or become a new follower and leave a comment.
3. To earn another entry, blog about this giveaway on your own blog and include the picture of the giveaway items (below) on your blog post or sidebar WITH A LINK BACK to THIS POST.
4.  And for anther entry, JOIN THIS Party, or any and or all of the Pearls and Lace Thursday parties from now until May 10th at midnight. 
A winner will be chosen and posted on the May 11th Pearls and Lace party, so be sure and leave me an email address if you don't have a blog so that I can notify you should you be the winner.
This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere, and I'm looking forward to making new friends from all over the globe!!!
All the best to you!!
Blessings,
Doni



A whole roll of lace edging, One pair of green clipon earrings, a piece of embellished metal, hand made roses made by me and a small heart shaped pillow (also made by me), buttons, seam binding, doily, and a ceramic air freshener that is beautifully decorated.  More items will be added as the month goes by, and I will be posting more pictures of the items in later posts.  Stay tuned!!  Lots of ways to enter all month long!!





65 comments:

Mystica said...

The best thing I found in a thrift shop was in an op shop in Melbourne (beautiful lined cabbage rose printed curtains for 5 Dollars!) Absolutely gorgeous.

Mystica said...

I follow you on GFC all across the world from you in Sri Lanka!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I am a follower. The best find was an antique oil lamp that was for an old 3 wheeler bike. I love old lamps and lanterns and did not know at the time what type it was. I paid $15.00 for it and found out it was worth $2500. That was many years ago and needless to say I sold it to a member of the 3 wheeler club!!! ~~Sherry~~

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Yes I'm a follower!!! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE those puppies! "TOO CUTE"!!! I do love all your posts and that teapot is GORGEOUS! AHHH, all those pearls and lace are Sweet... I would LOVE to win all those goodies!!!
HUGS to you,
Donna

sonya said...

Hi Doni,
The coolest thing I ever found at a yard sale was an antique wooden rocking horse! I posted on it awhile back. Love it!
Blessings,
Sonya

sonya said...

I'm already a follower! :)
Sonya

sonya said...

And I'm joining your pearls and lace Thursday!
Hugs,
Sonya

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful vintage things. But girl, those puppies have stolen the show!! Oh, you have so many ADORABLE puppies! I can not get another, I have three, but I sure enjoyed seeing them. Happy VTT!

LV said...

All I can say is you made a haul on that shopping trip. I have many linens, but want all I see. You found some nice ones.

Blue Creek Home said...

Isn't it funny when you spy something great across the store and you just know that someone else is racing toward them at the same time???
It takes forever to get to it! I am glad you got to all of those pretty things first. Love the box of linens.
The best thing I have found was a Waterford picture frame for $5.00 or maybe the Barley twist table from the same store.
Thanks for coming to my first Treasure Hunt Thursday.
Rhonda

Blue Creek Home said...

I'm a Faith, Grace, and Crafts follower.

Blue Creek Home said...

I have your giveaway on my sidebar now.
Thanks
Rhonda

Sarah said...

What wonderful treasures you found...great job!

Sarah

Kristen said...

I have found a lot of great things. I guess I would go with the dachshund purse I found for my sis. It made her so happy and for 50 cents you can't go wrong :).

Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I'm a follower.

Kristen
searchforgod@yahoo.com

Suzie Button said...

The best find I have discovered is a vintage queen size bedspread that had a huge victorian lady stitched in the middle! LOVE it! I made it into a wall hanging! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I am a new follower! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Suzie Button said...

I added your giveaway button with a link to you on the sidebar of my blog! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

Kathy B. said...

I don't go to many yard sales, but I do remember the first one I ever went to about 20+ years ago and purchased a little brass box. I polished it up and decorated it with tiny dried roses and put on a shelf in our living room. I still have it and it is one of my favorite things!

Kathy B. said...

I am already a follower as lakecorv aka kathy.bruner. Love your blog, and read it every chance I get!!!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hello Doni....!

THANK YOU So much for popping by my place & taking the time to vist....I DID indeed have a BALL & would HAPPILY ship back to Texas....hahahahahaha.... :o) !!

I LOVE your Teapot & napkins....What LUCKY finds were they....!! Oh....Don't worry....We junkers are a HARDY bunch....When we're knocked to the ground by an enthusiastic garage saler we simply hop up, brush ourselves off & stick our elbows out FURTHER.... :o) !!!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend & HAPPY hunting....!

Cheers from Australia,
Tamarah :o)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Doni,
What great treasures you found!! And you can't beat those prices!!
I would love to be entered in your generous giveaway and I have been a follower for some time!!

Hugs,
Debbie

MeMeSue said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower and can't wait to go exploring through your blog.

I've posted about your blog on my blog..please feel free to stop over and visit at memesue-lilofthislilofthat@blogspot.com

Since I'm pretty new to this whole blogging world and the world of thrifting and hunting everything I find now is exciting to me. I love all the ideas I've been getting although my husband is not too happy...LOL But I guess my greatest find right now would have to be the bird candle holder I've just posted this week about...she's a beauty!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Beautiful treasures!

Patricia Torres said...

oh.. wow!! that lace is gorgeous.. gorgeous!! I've linked in as well.. Thanks for hosting.. Hope you have a fab weekend.. and do pop in to my blog.. as well.. :-)

Susan said...

What a gorgeous give away! I love all your finds!! I am a follower so count me in!

Susan said...

My coolest find was from a "Blessings Sale". A little old Gentleman with a long gray beard was having a sale because he was moving!
When I got out of the car I spotted this large white vase with roses on it! It was hid under the table behind some boxes!
I ask him what he wanted for it and he said a 1.00. It was a Johnson Bros vase. I have it displayed in my loft area of my new house!! Go to my blog and you can see it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

You had a great day at yard sales and found some wonderful things. Love the linens! The best thing I ever found at a yard sale was a beautiful 18th century table for $10.00! Great giveaway and I am a follower.
Hugs,
Sherry

Mandy @ Angel Baby Design said...

Best Garage Sale Find: A small piece of Lladro (figurine) for $1.00! I almost flipped out :)

Trisha said...

You always have such beautiful things to share! I love being a follower of your blog!

~Trisha

Leann said...

Well I can't say the coolest thing, because I love them all - but I did find some great pink horse prize ribbons that I adore!

Thanks so much for hosting a great giveaway!
Leann

Leann said...

Me Again

I've been a follower for some time now and love it!

Leann

Leann said...

Hi Donnie

Just add the photo and link to my sidebar.

Sick of me yet?

Leann

Struan said...

what an absolutely gorgeous blog you have! you are so clever - I have just started a blog The Curiouser and Curiouser blog, showing items that I find unusual old and unique - that I have made, picked up cheaply or I've found, I hope you like it http://thecuriouserandcuriouser.blogspot.com/ xx

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful teaser and linens- and darling pups!! Thanks for sharing at FNF!

Sarah said...

I'm now a follower!

Sarah

Sarah said...

Your button and link are on my blog too!

Sarah

Queenie said...

What a beautiful and generous giveaway...please throw my name in the hat...I'm your newest follower and I'll add your giveaway to my sidebar too :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I just discovered your blog last evening. I'll be coming by often for sure. It's filled with so many of the things I enjoy. Faith and crafts to name a couple. So much inspiration here.

Please count me in on the giveaway. Is that seam binding, lace and buttons I see in that picture? I'm in.... a girl can never have too many of those things.

~ Abby ~

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Dear Doni,

Thank you for popping in to view my world
so I could find yoursI and for the sweet comment.
I love the name " faith grace crafts "
and all the beauty & inspiration you share here !
Blessings & Happy Easter

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, it must have been so exciting to find the matching teapot and sugar bowl in two different places! i once went to a flea market in Greece and looking through a small pile of broken fancy jewelry, i came across an old madonna and child pendant that looked like it was made of silver and mother and pearl. i asked how much it was and the woman motioned for me to take it for free. i couldn't believe it at first but she kept waving me away and nodding and saying something like "souvenir"! later i looked more closely at it and it has 1000 stamped on the back. i wonder, could it be made of pure silver?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

and i'm glad i get another chance to win because i am a follower!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i've just put your giveaway on my sidebar.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

What a wonderful giveaway. so beautiful. I would love to be entered.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

I am also a follower of your blog. Thest thing I ever bought was an old jewelery box with a hidden bottom full of vintage jewels. Sweet!
Linda

Suzann said...

I love to go junkin, you have to be careful though the women there do get aggressive!!!! :)
Please enter me in the giveaway, I am already a follower
Suzann ~xoxo~

The Paper Princess said...

The coolest thing I ever found while treasure hunting was a wonderful old bible that someone had discarded because the cover had torn from its spine. It is a KJV bible that has special commentary on the book of Revelation and events to come. I was amazed it was discarded and available for so cheap - I hope to one day find someone who can fix the cover for me. In the meantime, I take special care when I use it but it has proven to be an invaluable reference!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

The Paper Princess said...

I currently follow your fabulous blog!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

The Paper Princess said...

I posted my latest card on the 5-4 linky - hope you like it!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

The Paper Princess said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar at Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Well I hope I have this right. I too had a great shopping extravaganza. I am a new follower. Not sure why I wasn't before, I enjoy your posts all the time. Must have been a senior moment! Oh well have a great Mother's day.

HPS

LL

Char said...

What a most generous and beautiful give a way. I am now your newest follower. I don't know if we have ever met before, but it's nice to meet you.
I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and a very happy weekend, Char

Gail said...

Oh my goodness, it has been a long time since I went to a yard sale, but we go to auctions every so often around here and I would say, a set of clear glass dishes has been my best find. DH also found great old windows and galvanized items dumpster diving. LOL

Gail said...

Just became follower #300.......stop by Decorating My Tin Shack for a visit sometime.

Grammy Goodwill said...

hmmm ~ my coolest yard sale find would have to be a large framed picture of the Eiffel Tower, right after I decided to decorate my spare room with European souvenirs.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I just became your 301st follower. Thank you for the chance to win such a great giveaway.

Lisa Macomber said...

just found your blog, thanks for the chance in the giveaway. I have been to so many estate sales and yard sales how do I choose my greatest find? Nothing of value I wish but recently I found a vintage milk glass swag lamp that matches to a t, my table lamp in the same room. Gotta love that and at a price of $10!

Lisa Macomber said...

newest follower

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Doni
I've just found your blog and it's beautiful!

The coolest find at a garage sale for me was a vintage Indian stamp used to imprint the henna stamps on young ladies hands - for $1.
I had a grin from ear to ear all the way home!!

Please enter me in your giveaway.
Hugs
Shane

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Doni

I'm now a new follower too!

Thank you!
Shane x

Sherry said...

The coolest thing I ever found at a garage sale is a stack of beautiful linens, napkins, tablecloths and many small items for S10 for the whole pile. I am happy that they came to my home because they will be appreciated for their beauty and the love that went in to making them.

Sherry said...

I am a follower of your blog and have been for some time.

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

I just found your blog though another and I am now following you!!

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

I posted your giveaway on my sidebar!

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

I love your finds.. Funny how we can get so excited over some things..:0) I have found a few goodies I just love but I have been very lucky finding old and tattered quilts lately.. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for hosting!

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