23 April 2008

Treasure Hunting

You may have read where I mentioned some fun shopping last weekend in Arkansas. I didn't have a lot of time to shop, but I was able to squeeze in a few places and find a few treasures.
My first stop was to a wonderful shop called Coming Home. It's owned by a mother/daughter team who are very talented with home decor and antiques. I actually worked there with them for five years--until my first child was born. I loved it: all of the wonderful *pretties* to work with, doing displays, helping customers (at least the nice ones-ha!). Of course, all the *girls* that I worked with made it so much fun! So....I always have to pop in when I'm in town to say "hi" and check out all of the awesome stuff!
This time I found:
1. These really cool black leather wall "L" shelves in the clearance room. They were just what I needed for a certain spot in our family room. Wait till you see how they turned out!
(just ignore the mess in the background--I was more excited about my new shelves than I was about cleaning up the aftermath of our trip)

2. Next I found these adorable bird prints. They're reproductions, but they have the most curious Singer Sewing Machine logos on them. I wonder why--does anyone know?

3. This store sells Old World Christmas ornaments which I ADORE!! I picked up a few of those, too, because apparently I can never have enough of Christmas stuff.

Clara with the Nutcracker for the Princess

a turtle for Mr. B

a pair of chickadees in a nest for Vince & me

4. Next we hit the local Michael's (we don't have one where we live). First I found this gorgeous Martha Stewart wrapping paper on clearance ($1 a roll!!). I love to keep a good stash of wrapping paper, so I snap it up whenever I find it on clearance.

5. Then I found some small greenery picks that I've been looking for. I have a little plan for them.6. Finally, I found these bronze pots on clearance. I also have a little plan for these. It involves those leather shelves you saw above.

7. My sister and I also hit a few antique shops. I saw lots of good stuff, but the only things that I sprung for were some vintage books. I found an adorable copy of The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew and three Hardy Boys books that I needed for my collection and a Hardys Boys Detective Handbook--it's so cute, I've never seen one before!

Well, that's it for the treasure hunt for now. Soon I'll show you what I've done with some of the above treasures:)


Heather & Reese said...

Great finds, Lora!

:) Reese

Songlee said...

I can't wait to see what you do with your purchases. And no, you are not old. I thought of you when I wrote my blog! Just old to be in school - haha! Hope to see you tomorrow.

Kari said...

I must post photos of my lovely finds, too! =)

Jamie said...

Fun stuff, looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Betsy said...

How fun! Can't wait to see what you have planned for the shelves!