Tuesday, August 11, 2009



Happy Tuesday, Everyone! It's so nice to be visiting with you again. So much has been going on lately and much to catch up on. Because of my birthday and the Wizard of Oz Gala I haven't done a post in a while on the treasures that I have found. The photo below is an arrangement of some of my country treasures on the top of our fireplace. My son, Jordan, made this arrangement for me and took the picture.



I saw this Little Red Riding Hood wall pocket in an antique store one day. I looked at it, amazed that it wasn't more expensive. I didn't buy it that day, but went home and looked it up on ebay. Let me tell you, I couldn't wait to get back to that store and buy it! I was just hoping it was still there! I see these occasionally and they all look different. This one has a design number on the back.

This is another of the sweet motto prints I picked up. I loved the color of the frame and of course, the steep roofed cottage!



We have been traveling all over Missouri going to antique stores and flea markets that we've never been to before. We are having so much fun this summer. On a trip to Camdenton I found this little bird that I have been looking for for a while now. Isn't it adorable?!




There's some things you pick up and you think, 'That's cute, do I want this?' and then there's things that you grab up quickly and say, 'Oh, I love it!' and you don't dare put it back down. That's the way it was with this little bird creamer.





This planter was from a shop in Osage Beach, MO. Is that cute or what?! You know, if you're ever in Missouri and go antiquing you may run into me! There are certain things I look for when I go. Planters, of course, Folk Art Pfaltzgraff, enamelware, tea trivets and figurines. I can't resist a sewing machine drawer and I love the old woven sewing baskets. I always have my eyes open for Enid Collins wooden purses, vintage cards, dress patterns, and postcards.




Some of my treasures were inherited. This sweet little set of deer belonged to my Aunt Pearl. It is a joy to have them now. She lived in Illinois and I only saw her once a year.





Sunday I was in an antique store in Joplin and found this sweet little deer. He was so precious that I had to bring him home with me.





I hope you enjoyed catching up on my treasure hunting with me. I wish we could just all get together and go antiquing! My kids and I are going to continue enjoying our daycations this summer and see what else we can find!
I hope you all are enjoying your week! Twyla

35 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
I so wish I would joy you on your daycations. You find such treasures on your travels. My favorites today were the 3 little deer and The Little Red Riding Hood.
Best Wishes
Lindsay
x

Holly said...

Good morning, Twyla! Jordan definetely has an eye for design. My Christopher is that way, too. He can make a real pretty bouquet but I can't!

The bluebird creamer is perfect for you, Twyla! I hope you didn't have to go too far to get your litle red riding hood! ☺

I'm so glad you'll have these happy shopping memories to keep forever! ♥

marble rose said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING - the birdie is so so cute!!!!! We are gearing up for the WOO Party! Although we are camping that day so goodness knows how that is going to work!???


Fleur
xxx

Chandra said...

adore the little fawns! So chic! I now officially have deer envy! ;)

beedeebabee said...

Hi Twyla!
I love Jordan's arrangement!
I also loved all of your new treasures. The little birdie is so cute and those little deer are ADORABLE! I enjoy peeking into little shops too. Lots of times the most jumbled up ones have the best stuff tucked away in the corners!!!
Hugs, Paulette :o)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

I want to go antiquing with you! We could have so much fun! What great little treasures you have - I love looking for old dress patterns too - and children's books of course :)

Stacey said...

Hi Twyla! Everything you collect has such a sweetness to it. I really like them.

Summer is about to be over for us. School starts next Monday for college and Tuesday for high school.

Michele said...

Hi Twyla ~ I love all your little planters...especially that little bluebird creamer!

Sounds like perfect times spent with your kids...and awesome memories!

Hugz,
Michele

Shelley said...

Hi Twyla,thanks so much for sharing your treasures with us. I love seeing what other fellow bloggers collect. You found some very sweet little things. Sounds like you and your children have a great time sharing the same interest together. My eldest daughter and I used to get out together quite a lot but,life has kept her to busy lately and no time for fun.....I miss our adventures together,very much...

Blessings

Bearly Sane said...

What a lovely assortment of things you have shown us today...I must admit the little blue bird creamer is my favourite. I'm rather fond of jugs myself and have a few around my home.
Hugs,
Sandi

Tammy said...

I'm like you, that cute lil' bluebird would have stayed in my hand...lol!
;D

SparkleFarkle said...

Such incredible lovelies! And Oh! Oh! Oh! The little bird pitcher: good to the last drop! It looks to be one of the tweet hearts that fluttered about Cinderella as she sang! Such wonderful treasures to call your own; thanks for sharing them all!

BTW, you’ve been TAGGED! http://sparkle-soup.blogspot.com/2009/08/from-up-my-sleeve.html

goldenbird said...

So many sweet little things! I love the Little Red Riding Hood, bird creamer and set of deer from your aunt. I really want to get out and visit more antique stores in my area, too.

Heidi Ann said...

I absolutely love all of your treasures. Quite a find on that Red Riding Hood item!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I just bought a little vintage deer this week at a thrift store. I need to take pics of it. I never thought I would love little knick knacks so much...did you? Love all your pretty things!

Sherry said...

That little bird is just the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! I love the dog and kitty one too and the deers are one of my favorites.

Thanks for sharing!
Sherry

Sue said...

All your treasures are lovely. I agree with you one the little bird creamer............very cute.
~Sue~

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Twyla,
Love the bluebird creamer!!! It's always fun to see what treasures you find! Thanks for sharing them with us.
The Little Red Riding Hood items are always High priced around here!!
Warmly,
Deb :)

marie*jolie said...

The enamelware has to be my favorite. I have a wee addiction to the stuff! What a sweet collection! Don't you just love it when you find fabulous goodies?

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Wonderful finds and so vintage. You have such a talented family.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Protector of Vintage said...

I haven't found many treasures this summer, so I enjoy tuning in to your blog to see what you and your kids have rescued!! Have a nice evening!

Jacqueline Jaggers said...

Oh my goodness, I fell in love with Aunt Pearl and her treasures. Thank you for sharing such sweet vintage finds. I'm just like you, I'd buy them all up in a twinkle and find a place quick. Come see my blog when you have a chance. I have started my childhood story today living at Once Upon a Fairyland. I know you'll enjoy the charm of it my new "like minded" friend.

Marie said...

I enjoyed seeing your treasures. I wish I was able to travel and look for these things. My brother-in-law and his wife go looking all the time and have a house full of vases and and all kinds of things. I think it would be really fun to do the world's largest yard sale. I love watching that on TV.

Melissa said...

What wonderful treasures. I really love the little birdie and I have one of those adorable fawns (from when I was a little girl). Hope you have a wonderful week.

*Noelle* said...

the animals are so sweet and cute:) i loooove that lil bluebird the best!

have a great day!

Grandma Nina said...

What a great idea to spend the summer taking little daycations for treasure hunting. My mother and I should be doing this instead of cleaning and taking care of family all day. You've inspsired me.

creative breathing said...

Twyla, You have found the most cutest treasures ever! I always love visiting your blog to see what new treasures you have discovered. If I may, I wouldlike to use the wonderful little kitten image in a last minute card for my block party. Someone I don't know has asked to join, and I am running out of greeting cards! Thanks as always for letting us share Tuesdays with you! Elizabeth

Bella Crafts said...

Very sweet treasures, and the bluebird has my "best of" vote!

parasols and maryjanes said...

Love that like block framed image. The whole thing is so precious. You have a good eye for selection.
Carol R

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh my gosh, I love the bluebird creamer, it's so darling!

Florence and Mary said...

So many cute things!

Victoria xx

TattingChic said...

Hi there! Those are fun goodies you got on your trip!

Hey! I got your pink slippers just a day or two ago! I will be posting them on the blog in a little bit! (a day or so or more) Thank you!!! I love them! I've always wanted crocheted slippers and never had anyone who would make them for me! :)

TattingChic said...

errr...I mean knitted slippers...NOT crocheted!

Nan said...

Your treasure hunt was so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Jillian said...

Oh wow! I just saw you are in Missouri. I used to live there...on the eastern side of the state. Are you near St. Louis?