Thursday, 9 June 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday and a little project


I have been so caught up in crafting since we got back from France that I haven't had a chance to post pics of my recent boot fair finds. Sometimes they find their way into my craft stashes before I photograph them, and then they are a lost cause, lol, I'll never remember to get them out again and photograph them. But I did find a few things today from recent boot fairs, which I have photographed, and here they are -

I can never resist old books, especially old books with beautiful illustratons, like these bird books for example -


And bling, gotta have a little big of bling in my shopping bag -


I really liked this vintage brooch, with the beautiful piece of mother-of-pearl, gently cradled by wings.... fanciful, I know, but that is what this piece made me think of, wings -


Couldn't resist this little Sadler cream jug either, I love the Art Deco design and the delicate crazing all over -


You might be able to see it, if you click on the pic to enlarge it.

Hotel silver is very difficult to find, but I did come across these two hotel silver bowls -


They are such a lovely shape, perfect for a delicious icecream dessert.

Want more silvery treasures? I also found three Viners of Sheffield silver plated toothpick holders -


Their quality is outstanding, they are so heavy, but I still couldn't believe the price I saw quoted on an American site - http://www.tias.com/39/PictPage/1922525859.html, $85.00!!! Flipping heck!

I also found some really pretty metal stuff, for when I eventually get round to trying my hand at mixed media collages -



and a bunch of the tiniest little keys, which are just so adorable -


Last but not least, a 1930s vase and flower frog in the most delicious green -


I had to stick a few silk flowers in ( also from a boot fair, to be taken apart ), just because I love pink and green together so much -


There you go, that is part one of the post done. End of my treasure hunt photos. But..... I also wanted to show you a little project completed today, which was so much fun to make. Once again, I used a vintage tray cloth, I really like using them -

It is a little pouch, perhaps for hankies, or small serviettes or similar.

If you like white vintage treasures, and haven't already done so, do enter my giveaway -


Wishing you a wonderful day/evening, wherever you are, toodlepip xxx

13 comments:

Bunty said...

What a great idea - I love your tray cloth pouch! Great boot fair finds too, especially the bird book.

Barbara

Ido said...

I love those toothpick holders!!!! What wonderful treasure you have found!
Have a fantastic day!
XXX Ido

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my gosh, you find the most amazing things Liz.
Its been so long since I've been blog hopping, off to see about your giveaway if I'm not to late.
hugs Lynn

khess136 said...

It looks like you hit the motherlode with your treasure hunt, Liz!! Good for you ~ I'm sure you'll make some amazing creations. I'm in love with the charmer you created at the end of your post!

Blue Creek Home said...

You find the most gorgeous treasures of anyone I know!!! I want to go junking with you.
Love everything, but I have a weakness for all that pretty vintage jewelry! And, your creations are incredible.
Thanks for coming to the party!
Rhonda

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
wonderful treasures you found!! Love the keys and I love your tray cloth pouch.Gorgeous.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Good morning, Liz! I just love what you do with those tray cloths. This is another gorgeous project!

You have found some wonderful treasures again. The jug is so pretty and I love your silver finds too. The metal pieces are fabulous as well and I'm looking forward to seeing you using them for your creations.

Have a great weekend :-)!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

ahhh...what a good stash you found! I love the metals~they will be wonderful for mixed media. Enjoy your weekend.
deb
linenslaceandlattes

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

ahhh...what a good stash you found! I love the metals~they will be wonderful for mixed media. Enjoy your weekend.
deb
linenslaceandlattes

Serenata said...

I love the little pouches they are so pretty. The books look great as well. You amaze me with all the treasures you find!

Dorthe said...

HUHUUUU Liz , another bunch of fantastic finds--those toothpicks cups, are just wonderful,and what a find-also moneylike...I love the pitcher, and all the bits and pieces for you to create with- so gorgeus -and wonderful is your pouch-very,very beautiful.
hugs,hugs-Dorthe

Lyn said...

what a lovely post I love the birdie pouch.
xxx

Sandra Foster said...

What a "windfall". The pouches are so nice! sandra