Friday, 24 June 2011

Treasure Hunt Thursday........ on Friday

I do have a good excuse though, lol, I was busy busy busy getting two additional prizes ready for my giveaway yesterday. And writing out lots of names. And doing the draw. All very exciting and I forgot all about photographing some bits for the Treasure Hunt.

Treasure hunting didn't go very well last weekend. It had been raining for days, so the boot sales were all cancelled, as the fields they are held in were too soggy. The only treasure hunting I got to do was a little garage sale on Saturday. Actually in the garage, not in the garden or on the pavement, because, yes you guessed, it was raining.

It turned out to be not too shabby, because I managed to find this beautifully decorated very old chamberpot -

I love the beautiful Victorian design and that gorgeous deep green.

I also found a French salt cellar, that was a real surprise, you don't usually come across them here -

It is a very heavy quality piece and in remarkably good condition.

And I found some nice linens! Woohoo! -

Oh, and also got these dinky tiny little cookie cutters there -

The best find for me, however, was a good length of this beautiful antique lace, it is ever so fine and delicate, and so soft -

I am hoping for better weather this weekend, fingers crossed. Can't go too long with a boot sale, lol, I'll get withdrawal symptoms!

I am linking this post to Treasure Hunt Thursday No. 12 over at Blue Creek Home!

Have a lovely weekend, toodlepip xxx


Michela said...

you always do well, even in the worst weather condition!!!
Have a good weekend

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, I love it all, but gosh, I love those linens...they are breathtaking!!!

Florence and Mary said...

Oh I love the chamberpot!

Victoria xx

suziqu's thread works said...

Liz you always come up with the most gorgeous finds! That chamber pot has a very unusual design on it and, the lace, well........ what can we say!
Have a great weekend and hope the weather is fine!

outjunking said...

Oh that green transfer cup gorgeous. It's all great finds.
I have just become your new follower.

Tina @ TinyBear said...

That was great finds for a not so good hunt Liz :o)
Love all the linen and the lace.
The french salt cellar is beautiful. Have a wonderful saturday.
xo Tina

Lynn Stevens said...

I sure wish we had yard sales like that here!
Gorgeous stuff!
hugs Lynn

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You didn't do so bad for just one garage sale, Liz! I love your finds, especially the linens and lace of course. Who would have guessed ;-)?
Have a great weekend :-)!
Hugs to you,

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! For one simple garage sale, you sure made out well. Lovely treasures indeed. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie, you did find beauties ,Liz, the linens are wonderful, and the pot- in fact almost beautiful, :)
I too love that color-also the cookie cutters are sweet.
Hugs from Denmark.

Fabric Art said...

Liz you're always lucky, you find so many fine things, love the lace and linens, the other things are also very beautiful, we also get a lot of rain here where I live in Denmark, are longing for the sun.Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Anni

Floss said...

That's a great haul, Liz (deja vu, saying that, of course!) And the strip of lave is Valenciennes, I think - very nice.

Rhonda said...

Girlfriend, you've done it again!! You are really the luckiest treasure hunter I know!
You know my heart flutters over pretty vintage linens and laces, but I'm lovin' the chamber pot - some family pottied in high style!!
The crystal salt cellar is wonderful too.
Thanks for linking up! I love having you.

The Cranky Queen said...

You are a true Lucky Ducky! Love all the items, especially the transferware. Tiffany

Nancy said...

Gorgeous linens! My favorite is that green transferware chamber pot! BEAUTIFUL!

Thanks for sharing.