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Friday, April 8, 2011

~Some of my Favorite Things~

 These are a Few of My Favorite Things!
 I have Really Fallen in Love with 
Hand Carved Mother of Pearl Buttons. 

 Last Weekend I went to a 
Local Flea Market and Found 
all of these Lovely Rhinestone Pieces.
I Love to Visit with the Vendors 
to Find out the Back Ground 
of my Purchases. 
These Pieces came from a Woman Who Adored Jewelry!
Well What Woman Doesn't... But this Woman! Wow!
Her Dear Husband Loved Buying it for Her!
  Her Collection was not only Extensive but Beautiful!
She Had Passed some Years ago 
and her Dear Husband Couldn't Let Go of her Things.
He Passed Recently 
and Now the  Family was doing their 
Best with taking Care of the Estate.
It was Nice to Visit with Them 
and it Sounded Like their
Parents Adored Each Other! 
I Just Love That.

The Junkin Gypsies
Took a Trip up to a Little Town  named Corvallis, 
Just to North of Us. 
Lemay wanted  me to see a Little Used Book Store
that she has been Frequenting for Many Years.
This Place was PACKED with Used and Antique Books!
She said" OK! You have an 50 Minutes!"
"What! Thats Not Enough Time! Your Kidding!"
She wasn't...
She Told Me that there is 
Never Enough Time in this Store!
She was Right!
I did Find this Godey's Ladies Book!
Happy Dance!
It is So Amazing to Read and Hold in your hands 
something that was Written and Published  159 years old!
Charming and Sweet is what comes to mind 
when you Peruse through but...
Baby we Have Come a Long Way!!!Lol

~The Intercepted Letter ~
(Busted By Mom!)

 ~A Domestic Scene~
~Taking Tea in the Arbor~

These are A Just a Few of My Favorite Things!
What are Yours?
Linking Up with A Wonderful Hostess,
Debra of Vintage Inspiration Friday 
and  A Common Ground!
Happy Friday Everyone 
& Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Sassy Marsha said...

Swoon sums it all up!!!

Corvallis . . .I've been there many MOONS ago! I used to live in Vancouver, WA and worked in Portland, Oregon. I came home b/c I missed the sun and warm weather . . shows you how long ago that was, ha ha ha, it's still snowing up the road from where I am now!


Tammy said...

Wow, what a gorgeous lot you found, huh?. How sweet to have had the chance to speak with the vendor. The book is such a treasure too. Great illustrations. What is the book about?
Thanks for sharing your finds!

Linda said...

Lots of beautiful eye candy, Jill...and the book was a real find!

goddessandmagick said...

You did good! with those jewels from the Lady! I do understand about , want to know a little about where they come from, is so romantic!I got few from my Mother in law! is fun to see the old days thru a piece of jewelry!

Anonymous said...

Jill, I would have needed longer than 50 minutes too!
Love the buttons and all the jewelry and how you've displayed them on the paper with the beautiful calligraphy.
XO Diane

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Jill! What fabulous finds--love the jewelry--and lucky you finding a Godey's Ladies Book! I'd love to get my hands on one of those! I've long loved vintage mother-of-pearl buttons...so beautiful!

I'm still swooning over the beauties from the giveaway--I'll be posting about them in my next post (in a day or two). So much loveliness it's intoxicating!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Jill,
wonderful treasures you found!!Love them all:)
TFS.Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa said...

You have the most exquisite taste! Love the buttons and rhinestones... well actually.. I love it all!!! I need to head down your way.. what wonderful flea markets you have!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jill,
Your blog is absolutely beautiful! I just became your newest Follower and can't wait to read and see more. I love vintage buttons too and enjoyed seeing yours.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Barb said...

What wonderful finds! Ü
Happy week-end,
Barb in Texas


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