Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Collection of new vintage finds

Hello friends,
My Mom (Twyla) came home the other day with this beautiful crocheted apron! We both love the aqua and white stripes!

She was also so sweet and gave me this little metal doll bed. I thought of Holly from Girls at Heart when I saw the decal on the sides.

It has this pink and blue pattern on the bed but it also come with a pink blanket and pillow.

I know he's kinda rough, but what pretty colors this old bear has! I want to think he was very well loved and from the looks of him I would say he was.

I know Mom is the vintage planter collector in our family but I had to have this kitty planter when I saw the aqua roses on her head!

I am beyond happy with this find!!!!! Vintage Wallpaper!! A whole roll of this beautiful wallpaper! So cool! I have admired vintage wallpaper on etsy for awhile now but just had never committed to paying the high prices so I was thrilled to find this roll for only five dollars!

This is the before picture of a new project I will be working on. This was a wall display for Boyd's Bears. I am going to redo it with paint, vintage card images and some of my new wallpaper!
If it didn't have big scratches in the top I would leave the dark brown but it needs some work!
And it will definitely not be a calender when I am finished!

I hope you all had a great weekend, Lindsey


Queenie said...

Hey Lindsey and Twyla!
Ohhh you found such wonderful tresures Twyla thanks for sharing them in a post Lindsey! I especially love that apron, it's precious... and I love the kitty planter too...yep that bear was very loved...I can tell.

Happy Birthday to looks like y'all made it extra special for him!
Big Hugs,

Florence and Mary said...

How cute is that apron!

Your bear looks so much like my mum's old one I have!!

Victoria x

Anonymous said...

Cute finds.I love the apron,I never saw a crochet apron.I wish I could do that my mother wears them often.Thanks for sharing!

Jillian said...

You found some grea stuff. I especially like the apron and the planter. Cuuuuuuuuute.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! Love everything! Oh yes, they are all must haves. That's sweet that something made you think of me. ♥

I can't wait to see your shadow box when you're done, Lindsey! I'm wanting to make one, too.


Hi there. Your vintage finds are so neat. I especially like the pretty wallpaper. I collect antique-vintage sweet doll photos and doll books.

Warm Blessings,

Country Dreaming said...

Hi Lindsey---
Very cute goodies. Can't wait to see your "after" of your calendar house.

Take care.



Hi Lindsey,
Such sweet finds and I saw some vintage wall paper at the house I'm working at..guess I better buy some!!
Can't wait to see the after.
Deb :)

Chandra said...

I have serious apron envy right now! :)

cwa said...

What great finds you have there! I just can't wait to see your makeover of the little house. Blessings to you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful treasures! All the things I love! I think I must be related to the two of you!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lindsey and Twyla!
What a beautiful apron. I, too, love those vintage aprons...and lots of new ones, too! One can never have enough aprons! ;-)

There's also something really sweet about a well-loved and tattered stuffed animal. We have a few around here and I'll always love them.

Have a great week. Always nice stopping by.

goldenbird said...

I like that apron and the kitty planter with the aqua roses. So cute. I thought of you yesterday when I peeked in a vintage doll shop and saw several Barbie and Midge carrying cases.

Pearl said...

It's always such fun to see some of the treasures y'all come home with! Everything's just wonderful ... my favorites are the sweet kitty planter and the awesome Vintage wallpaper! That is something I've been wanting for a long time, and am still searching for some ... I'll be looking forward to seeing the end result of your latest project ... no doubt it will be amazing!

~ hugs ~

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hiya Lindsey! What great finds! I especially love that little kitty planter! Can't wait to see the after pictures of your new project! Hugs, Paulette =D

Bluebird Papercrafts said...

Fun stuff! I need to move to your state. You have the best flea markets!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

You guys find the cutest things.

Oh! I love the old bear best of all! So precious and so very loved.

Happy Monday!

Dapoppins said...

Oh. i can't wait to see how you redo that shelf thing.

Love all your sweet finds!

Heidi Ann said...

You've hit on some childhood memories for me with this stuff! I still have the great old metal doll crib we all enjoyed playing with so many years ago. And the teddy bear totally reminds me of teddy bears that Lori and I were given for Christmas when were about 5 and 6. Mine was pink, and hers was blue - I named mine Pinky, so she named hers Bluey!

Piney Rose said...

What great things - I especially love the wallpaper!

Jacqueline said...

I really love this post. It's so fun to see the random things we find in our junk and trunk treasure trips. I love it all. Your mom has inspired me with all those baby planters and the bear is my favorite. I was busy today giving gnomes a bath and getting them settled for the winter. Out came the scarecrows, asking if it was their turn to play in gnomeland. They like to turn it into scarecrow land but 5 gnomes always stay behind all winter, on guard.