Thursday, December 12, 2013

SHARING PHOTOS OF GOODIES I HAVE FOUND IN COLLECTIBLE STORES AND FLEA MARKETS THIS PAST FALL.

SOMETIMES, WHEN THERE IS SOMETHING I AM LOOKING FOR, I HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO COME TO ME.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD THAT HAPPEN TO YOU?  I HAVE PASSED SOMETHING BY, WHEN A PRICE IS TOO HIGH, AND EVENTUALLY I WILL FIND THE COVETED COLLECTIBLE I HAVE BEEN SEEKING, AND WILL FIND IT AT ALMOST HALF THE PRICE FOR WHAT I HAD FIRST SEEN.  IT IS KIND OF SERENDIPITY!!!  I THINK OF THE PHRASE 'ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT', AND SO MANY TIMES THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE WITH ME.

SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO HERE ARE SOME SWEET, SIMPLE TREASURES I HAVE FOUND RECENTLY, AS MY HUBBY AND I ENJOY GOING TO VINTAGE FLEA MARKETS AND COLLECTIBLE STORES.  IT IS AMAZING WHAT CAN BE FOUND THESE DAYS, AND THERE ARE SO MANY VINTAGE ITEMS WHERE NO TWO PIECES ARE EVER ALIKE.

I FOUND THIS COLLECTIBLE NICOL SAYRE REPRODUCTION AT AN ANTIQUE FLEA MARKET IN CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA.  MY HUSBAND POINTED IT OUT TO ME AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE THE PRICE WAS GOING TO BE OUT OF MY RANGE.  WELL, BECAUSE THE RIGHT HAND AND LOWER ARM ARE MISSING, THE VENDOR HAD DISCOUNTED THE DOLL TO $15.00.  IT WAS A BARGAIN! I DIDN'T HESITATE TO CAPTURE THIS CHARMING DOLL.  AND I AM SO HAPPY I DID, AS WHEN WE DROVE ON TO MORRO BAY, WE WENT INTO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE COLLECTIBLE STORES AND THE STORE HAD THE VERY SAME DOLL(BUT SHE DID HAVE HER HAND HOLDING A PUMPKIN) IN A VENDOR'S BOOTH FOR $85.00!  I AM A DOLL MAKER SO I AM GOING TO ADD THE ARM AND HAND ONTO THE DOLL I FOUND.
I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VINTAGE LACE OR HAND CROCHETED BEAUTIES.  THIS VERY CHARMING IRISH ROSE PIECE OF LACE WAS A LOVELY FIND.  I ALSO FOUND THE SWEET HAND MIRROR TOO.
BLACK LACE IS ONE OF MY WEAKNESSES TO FIND.  THIS GORGEOUS PIECE WILL PROBABLY FIND ITS WAY ON TO A HAND-MADE PILLOW, OR INTO A VINTAGE LACY JOURNAL.
THIS WAS THE REAL FIND. A LOVELY 7 FT. BY 4 FT. HAND CROCHETED TABLECLOTH FOR A SONG!  I SAW THE PRICE TAG IN A COLLECTIBLE MALL AND ABOUT FELL OVER.  ONLY $25.00! NOW THAT, WAS A BARGAIN!


THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AT THESE LOVELY FINDS OF THE SEASON.   MAY YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!!!
POSTED BY Teresa

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love all the gorgeous lace! I do not know much about hand made or collectible lace, but I do fill my spaces with it in the form of doilies, table cloths and curtains. Very beautiful pieces you have found here!

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Beautiful finds. The crocheted lace is stunning and oh what fun to rummage through vintage and antique stores!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Teresa,

What amazing finds! i'M so happy for you that you found that collectible doll!

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs to you friend,
Suzy

Janice Petty said...

Merry Christmas Teresa! I have been a bad girl in writing my friends as of late. I love your finds, especially the Nicol Sayre doll who is my absolute fave doll artist and the one who mostly influenced me in learning dollmaking. I have been a busy bee, mommy has been stable and in fun spirits for the past several months. I have to post Thanksgiving pics of her soon. God's faithfulness is without measure and I am so grateful for His love and provisions! Stay well my friend and may the new year bring you and your loved ones health, joy and peace in abundance. Much love, Jan