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:
Vintage Thingie Thursday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Open House Party
Show and Tell Friday
It's a Hodgepodge Friday
A Crafty Soiree
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest Friday
Home Sweet Home
Feathered Nest 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!!
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!!