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Monday, July 5, 2010

Blues, Teas, Rhinestones, and Brooches!

The Fun of the Hunt:
Garage Sales, small town stores, and Goodwill!
What awesome finds this month.
The two handpainted brooches in this post are the ones I mentioned in my previous post.
I just couldn't let them get away! And the blue book is one of 3 childrens books that I found at a local store. Aren't they darling?? One blue, one pink and one lavender.

This teapot is from my mother's collection. I think it's called Windsor. At least that's what is on the bottom of it. The details of the ring of flowers around it is so sweet.
I love all the different colors. It matches my new books!

The 3rd brooch is painted with lavender and purple. It looks perfect perched on the new book.

I have been unusually blessed with the earrings I've found recently. I love the look of rhinestones, and whenever I see some, I get them if they aren't too high priced.
They are so sweet!! I love the way they look, like they could be worn to an evening Symphony performance with a black dress.

These are the marks on the bottom of the teapot. I sure do wish I liked tea....
I'm a coffee person!!

I just found that Kathy is having a new blog party called Victoria Blog Part. It looks to be a wonderful addition to the Tuesday parties and so I'm joining in on the first one!!!

I find that my stack of Victoria Magazines sit in handy places and that I refer back to them constantly...they've become a huge part of my life, and a huge part of why I love the style I do.

Pull out your Vintage copies of Victoria and join in the new party!!

Come and see!!
I'm joining up with a number of people for their weekly parties.
Please come and visit each of the sites below and join in the fun!!

Sally over at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday here:


Show off Your Cottage Monday with Cielo is here:

Teacup Tuesday with Martha is here:


And Sandi over at her blog for Teatime Tuesday here:


Also with Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at:


Kathy at A Delightsome Life:





Beth said...

Doni, That teapot is beautiful and I love how you've displayed it in your photographs.
Blessings, Beth

Unknown said...

Hi Doni, the teapot is a very special treasure. Those painted brooches gorgeous!


SmilingSally said...

Hello Doni!

I love dachshunds, and I love blue!

Happy 1st Blue Monday!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your teapot is so pretty, love the colours.
I find the 2 pink books very interesting, likely a few good hours of browsing in them for you.

Dena E's Blog said...

Hello Doni,,,Happy 1st Blue Monday to you!!!
Love you GORGEOUS Blog and of course the pups too !!! Your about me was very refreshing BTW.
It a real blessing from God I believe to be able to get to know wonderful women who are Christ followers like you...Thanks for sharing from your heart with us
Blessings and Hugs Dena!!!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Doni
I love your handpainted brooches! Take care..


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Doni dear, your bling2 really pretty.. but of all the bling2s.. i really the handpainted brooch.. just beautiful! while the teapot is such a precious treasure! thanks for sharing and wishing you a great day ahead!

Kathy said...

Hello! Your photographs are very beautiful! Very feminine, very Victoria - like gorgeous still life paintings! I am so glad you joined me! I truly appreciate it. Thank you for sharing things that are beautiful to you in your life!
I am a coffee lover too! Waiting for mine at this moment! Whether it is coffee or tea - a moment with Victoria is very uplifting!
God Bless,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Hello , my friend!! It was so good to hear from you!! How are you doing?????
I love everything that you have shared with us today!!
I am so backlogged it isn't funny. If you visit me and read back a few posts, you will see why. Life is just a bit crazy this summer.

Hugs to you,

Appleshoe said...

My my you certainly have a lot of lovely things here. I don't know where to start. The 3rd painted brooch is exquisite and I love the puppy pictures. Soon we will be getting our first fur child. Take care.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Doni,
Your teapot is so pretty! Love all your earrings and brooches too. I love bling! Thank you dear lady for joining me for Tea Time. Hope you have a delightful day!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What lovely finds! I don't think I would have been able to pass those brooches either.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! Love the tea pot and the bling. The way you have set it up is so beautiful. I had to go back and stare and drool. I am going to go visit that blog you recommended. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. Blessings, Martha

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Doni! Thanks for the great comment you shared on my Victoria post! I loved reading it. I wish everybody could read it but my comments aren't posting to my blog today. Thanks for stopping by! Jacqueline

Snap said...

Beautiful post with your new found goodies and your lovely tea pot. Lovely vignettes.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello :) Oh my!! So much wonderful eye-candy in this post....Love it all! Great finds and wonderfully precious treasures you have shown us! A beautiful vignette you have put together :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Wow where do I begin...first your header is gorgeous, second I could die happy looking at those puppy pictures and last of all I love your mom's teapot. I have a thing for beautiful pastel floral designs and that is absolutely perfect!
Tina xo

nannykim said...

Love that teapot!

Creative Grammie said...

What a beautiful post! I just love all those vintage jewels. That is a gorgeously feminine teapot.

Terri said...

Oh, Thorn and Petal are so precious!!!
Your Windsor tea pot is just lovely! And your new broaches too, as well as all your other fab finds. I love vintage rhinestone jewelry as well.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Natasha in Oz said...

I just love that Windsor teapot! It looks fabulous surrounded by all of those jewels too.

Hope your week is wonderful and thanks for sharing all of your beautiful treasures.

Best wishes,

parTea lady said...

I really like that teapot with its soft pretty florals. Your jewelry is lovely too.

Anonymous said...

Oh lovely.. so gorgeous..

Unknown said...

Your china is wonderful but the jewels and yr dogs are just perfect too

Love DAwn xx

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for sharing your post with the ladies.
You have a wonderful way of displaying your treasures. Love the hand painted brooch.
Welcome as a follower, I have joined with you!
Thank you for encouraging the ladies to join the tea parties. The more the better!!
Have a blessed week.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful blog you have!

I hope to participate in the Victoria reviews when we return from vacation!



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