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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Blissful treasures

The hardest thing about Bohemian Bliss was selecting just a few treasures to take home. There were so many wonderful things!

My mindset right now is furnishing the Fashionista's new apartment. I picked up this sweet plate and great napkins I thought she would love. However, the stamp and vintage floral frogs are all mine. :)

I can never leave a vintage ballerina behind.

They are currently showing up in the "Happy Birthday" corsages I have been creating for my Etsy shop.

I love this funky large piece of wrapping paper. Again, it will become something in the Fashionista's apartment.
I adored the dreamy soft, muted colors found in this pin. It is currently attached to my large sun hat.
Clever! I had to have this sweet tea cup plate glued onto a candlestick. My favorite part was the old votive cup turned over which created a interesting cloche.
Love this! It will soon find a home in the lavender guest room I am in the midst of creating.
I've saved my favorite for last. I did a swap of jewelry with Heidi for this lovely little bird.
He is a vintage Florenza piece. Who among you remembers the tiny saccharin sweetener tablets that were in vogue in the 60's and 70's ~well before Splenda? This little guy held them beautifully.
Given that he still had his original tongs and that his eyes were the color of my peridot birthstone I knew he had to come live with me.

Have you found any sweet treats lately?


Coastal Sisters said...

You found some wonderful treasures! I love the vintage wrapping paper and the little birdie :)

I have our new babies pictues posted so come over and peek :)


Linda said...

Oh such sweet finds! :) The vintage ballerinas made me smile, as did the owl wrapping paper, and the adorable bird. Everything is lovely, as always.

Thanks for sharing,

The French Bear said...

That little bird is so wonderful, what a great find!!! It looks like you made quite a little haul!! Ha ha, what fun!!
Margaret B

Mildred said...

I love all your treasures Laura. You know my birthstone is peridot too!!!!! HA
Seriously, the little bird with the tongs is the sweetest of all.

I know you are having fun with the Fashionista's apt. and your new guest room. Can't wait to see pics.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

The little bird is simply adorable! I wouldn't have known what it was originally for. I can definitely see why you traded for it. Thanks for showing us! ; )

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the bird he is my fav. too! I love your blog, its so sweet and charming... it makes me want to run out to a antique store.

Neabear said...

Love the cloche. That is clever. I never knew there were things for holding the sweetner tablets. Always learning something new from my fellow bloggers. That is the fun part.

Carrie said...

what pretty finds.

Nancy said...

Oooooh, I love all your treasures! They are so pretty. I especially love the saucer glued to the candlestick.


Allidink said...

What sweet treasures you've found! I love that birdie sugar holder! And that pin you have on your hat :)

All the best,

bettyann said...

love your new treats..I love little fav looks like a little girl's skirt with beads hanging from the hem..

Muthering Heights said...

It looks like you found some beautiful things!

Anouna said...

All is so beautiful here in this blog. I like the bird y very pretty. Saludos from Santiago de Chile.
God Bless you

domestic bliss said...

Hi Laura,
I love your treasures! Did you see what Minnie did with the papaya paper in her breakfast nook? We just decoupaged our old counter in some of the funky paper as well- I LOVE it!
Hope you are having a blissful summer so far!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a bonanza! I love the way you incorporated the ballerinas into the hair ribbons you create!

I really liked the flowers on the first plate!

Paula said...

Great finds!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love the birdie! I remember those tablets, too.

ceekay said...

That saccarin bird is so cute! I love the little tongs. Looks like some great finds. No I haven't bought anything anywhere...having a dry spell!

Miss Sandy said...

Fantastic finds! The little bird is my favorite too. I do remember my grandmother sweetening her tea with those tiny white tables. I hope the remainder of your week is sweet!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love that cnadlestick/plate trick! I saw it once at a tea room, and now I pick up glass candlesticks and vintage dishes at yard sales whenever I see them to make hostess/birthday/whatever gifts. AND...I found a glass cloche at a yard sale last week. That one I keep my my dish. :-)

That little bird cracks me perfect. You found yourself some sweet tweets, er, treats for sure!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

The birdie is darling. Stop by our blog to enter our first giveaway!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

How I covet the little gold birdie. Great snag Laura. Your birthday corsages are very sweet. You are always tremendously creative in all you do. Hope your Fashionista is doing well in her new home?!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Your blog is one beautiful post after another. I loved the bohemian houses tours. And the shopping trips and all the goodies you found here. especially the sugar bird.
Lovely blog!!

Mimi Sue said...

Great stuff. Looks like a great event. Mimi

Tea Time With Melody said...

How did you get my tea saucer, I thought I put it away!!! lol Everything is lovely, lucky fashionista.

My daughter just moved into a 1600SQ house and I was putting things here and there while unpacking and she was right behind me moving it. lol Oh well.....out with the old and in with the new.

perilloparodies said...

Oh, what lovely treasures, Laura!!! Love that wrapping paper, the Fashionista's napkins, and especially your new birdie friend. Oh, he is gorgeous! And... that candleholder/tea plate idea is rather a fetching idea... I have done something similar, but could not manage to keep the two pieces together, and was afraid of breaking the glass I placed on top of the candle holder landing... Any idea what kind of glue was used to keep it together? Thank yo for sharing. Hope you are well.. Looks like you came away with plenty of "ricordi"... sigh of content for you. :-)

Nan said...

What great finds! I was trying to think of my stuff....and when you asked if we found any sweet treats lately...yes!

part of a chocolate bar stashed in my 'in' box!!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Hi Laura! I have something sweet for you...come by and see!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Laura,

How wonderful that you were able to go and help your Grandmother with her move.
Love all the beautiful China she gave you and how much more special when they have been in the Family.
Also like the necklace you put together. Glad that they all got back home safely.

enjoy your weekend