Friday, November 12

Would you like fries with that?

I said on my last post I may be taking the night shift at McDonald's to pay for this hoard.
Take a gander & you'll see why!!!
We shopped EVERYWHERE!
From Winnie & Tulula's, The Tin Rabbit, & every yard sale between Nacogdoches & Fort Worth.
You know there were no husbands on this trip! 

When we got home Dawn set everything out on the dining room table so we could wallow in the beauty of it all.
Then she started creating little vignettes & taking pictures. 
 I'm so glad I'm not the only goob in the world that does this stuff.
This little sequined tuxedo must have been for a dance recital or something.
 I could not resist it, for the tarnished trim & fabric alone.
Price tag....$10

 And these sweet communion medals, only $3 each!
My Cupie Cone made by dear Ann.
She now hangs over my bed!
My first Christmas decoration of the season.
The stone angel....Ann. The crown she is wearing was a gift from Karla. 
Still obsessed with Interior Alchemy, Dawn & I both searched high & low for treasures to fill our cabinet of curiosities.
The turtle shell came from Debbie too, we picked up antlers, hornets nest anything nature inspired!
(sorry Jodie or anyone else who is 'nature phobic')
I found the most amazing book from a thrift store,  it's loaded with engraved illustrations, poems & songs.
Really a great find for $9.
The rusty scissors from a yard sale, $1.

I picked up this Victorian jacket at a little shop along the road.
Surprisingly it wasn't all that black lace that attracted me,
it was the perfectly, imperfect hand stitching on the inside!
To me that is art.  I think it would be beautiful displayed in some way, perhaps a tattered collage.

I uncovered this cool, Victorian lampshade in Debbies booth at W&T's.
I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet, but I just love the stained & tattered muslin shade & the wonderful trim.

I think I've mentioned my box obsession before.  I just can't pass them up, this beauty came from sweet Deb!

Dawn unearthed this enormous roll of paper in a shed behind a country estate sale. 
It'll live on a ledge in my studio.
It reminds me of Theresa Cano.

Dawn & I had such fun in that short amount of time.
Leaving her family, traveling all this way to see me...well it was a real gift.
But she didn't come empty handed.  Ann & I each received a beautifully altered box filled with lovely bits & pieces.
My box was embellished with a copy of the same tin type she gave me for my birthday.
Two old friends, how perfect!
We each got a sleeve off of lacy vintage wedding gown.
 Some of her lavender scented egg soaps, & this teeny tiny tin type.
Oh I love tiny things too!

But the best gift of all came on Sunday morning.

When I woke up it was as if Santa had come down the chimney  & fluffed my mantle!

she 'feathered my nest'!
Thank you girls for one of the greatest weekends ever!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Lisa, you found some great things, but I'm curious why the paper reminds you of me. Wish I could have been there to tag along with y'all. Happy Friday, T

Boxwood Cottage said...

She featured your nest? Didn't she feather it? ;-)
Lisa I so loved seeing all the gorgeous photos you shared from your trip to sweet Ann and Deb and I love your purchases too! I'm also searching for a wasp or hornets nest and pretty antlers over here. Nature is so inspiring!
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo~ Carola
P.S.: I'm going to an Antique market on Sunday and hope to find something for you for a future swap. What do you think about a Winter swap, after Christmas, no Stress!

The French Bear said...

Wow, so much to see......beautiful!!! I loved reading about your adventure!!!
Margaret B

Gloria said...

How fun! What treats! Glad you had a great time shopping. Now go to MacDonalds so you can work the night shift. Tee hee.:) Have a great weekend.

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

You hit the motherlode...wish we had shops like yours up here is Canada!!! Can I come shopping with you? Susan

Amy said...

Looks and sounds like you girls had one heck of a time!
Beautiful finds

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

you are so lucky to be able to share your passion with friends and what finds. happy weekend, hope it stops raining here, otherwise the brocantes will be a wash out...linda

Little Leslie said...

Gee, did you leave anything for the rest of the world?
These things are fabulous. I would be like the kid on "Home Alone", running around with my hands on my face.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my goodness! What amazing finds! The Victorian jacket and your sweet Kewpie cone took my breath away...

Thanks for sharing all these beauties today...


Anonymous said...

Lisa...what wonderful eye candy!! I absolutely love those rosary medals. Way can't I find good stuff like that?!? Thanks for sharing...Sally

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Looks like you girls had so much fun together! I love all your finds! The statue and cone from Ann are my favorites! And that little sequined tuxedo is so adorable!!! I love how Dawn fluffed your mantle!! You have so many lovely vintage treasures!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Stunning stuff, Lisa!

We need to talk about the rosary medals, me being Catholic and much for one? Seriously.

Stuck at home or I'd call ya back.


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a hoard of fantastic treasures, Lisa! If you had taken your hubbies with you, they would have had to take the bus back because there couln't have been enough space for all of you in the car after your shopping spree ;-).
Have fun playing and decorating with all your new goodies :-)!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~I LOVE your finds Lisa!!~*~* Hugs,Rachel

Dorthe said...

Oh Lisa.....
I lost my speach---so much wonderfull things in one place,and that place being yours, is fantastic, dear girl.
I can start from an end and uhhhh, the gorgeus medals, the so beautifull and special cone from Ann-the angel statue, so lovely-the jacket, I would love to touch that, the box,-and,and,and--- how gorgeus a pile of great stuff.
And then on top ,-the sweet gifts from dear Dawn.
I know this few dayes, will be a very happy remembrance, for you sweetie, as for Dawn,too.
Wish you a wonderfull week-end with your family, and all those BEAUTIFULL things.
Hugs, Dorthe

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh my gosh you got quite a haul there!!! All wonderful but that Victorian jacket is to die for. Lucky girl and glad you had such fun.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

How brought home a real treasure trove!
I love the Victorian jacket!!!!

Jennifer said...

apply at Michaels, Home Good or something fun like that... Mc Donalds .... nah! Treasures found, more out there to clutter with! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Vicki said...

OMG! What a haul! I don't know where to start. The first photo I saw, I got really excited about the lampshade, the turtle shell and the coin purse. Then the communion medals...this Catholic girl loves those too. I probably would have wrestled Anne to the ground if we were shopping together! lol Crazy for Ann's and Dawn's creations too. That Victorian jacket has so much beauty in the textures that I can't stand it! I love that Dawn "feathered" your nest. Such a fun post and brightened up my time at the day job today. Hope you guys get to do it again soon.

Home and Heart said...

So much GORGEOUS stuff!! Next time take me!!! (pretty please?) :-)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Awesome treasuries Lisa. The cone from Ann is georgeous. I just knew it would come home with you. I love the jacket too. And your mantle looks beautiful. What a great time you had together.
Thank you so much for sharing.
xo Tina

Miss Sandy said...

What a haul! I love that frame and the stone figure, both stunning. How lucky you are to have had such a wonderful weekend and get a little nest fluffing in the process. Thanks for sharing the visual goodies and have a great weekend!

Lululiz said...

I don't know where to start, my goodness, everything you picked up is just fabulous. The Victorian jacket, what a little treasure, it has the sweetest buttons. The book, was a find! The beautiful statue, sigh. And the lovely gifts! Fantastic treasures all round.

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I have gone over your photos several times just to take in all the goodies! I am in love with the cupie doll cone, she is adorable! Heck, I'm in love with it all.
Gosh what fun to shop with gals who love the same things that you do, but of course you need to be faster than the others when gettin to the good stuff before they do! LOL.

Glad you had a good time. There is nothing like having such wonderful, loving friends.


The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh my,,,you did have some fun. what wonderful treasures!

Linda said...

OH you did find some fabulous goodies, Lisa...what a FUN weekend!

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

I love it all,but that cupie cone really has me. judy

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

THAT ORNATE FRAME IS TOO DIE FOR!!!! You two had way way too much fun! The treasures are awsome. So glad you shared Dawn while she was here.
Hugs, Pat

Charlene said...

That loot was a GREAT HAUL!!!!!!!! And your mantle is certainly 2die4! Tell Dawn she can fluff my mantle any day!!! AMAZING JOB & TREASURES! Can't wait to see you Sunday. The thought of our class will help me stay sane while taking Larry's Dad to the family reunion. YIKES!!!!! How many diapers shall we take???? OH NO!!!!!!!! Calgon take me away! HUGS!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Hi Sweetie! Wow, I spy several things from my shop!!! I was just visiting Dawn and telling her it's been like a both coming here..I enjoyed it so much!!! The stone angel looks gorgeous...why did I sell that???? I am loving that, that's fabulous! I love the cone in the frame!!! Hi Cupie! You look so cute...why did I sell you??? Aren't we lucky to have these beautiful boxes from Dawn???? I love them and I love the precious gifts you brought me!!! I've already made plans for one of them...oh and your mantel is gorgeous...Love Ya! Ann Oh and I mailed your package!

Tami said...

O how I love all your new treasures!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

trash talk said...

Can I get some fries with that shake...'cause girl your treasures are rockin' my world! Amazing how it just all goes together so beautifully.
If I had known Dawn was in the fluffing mood...I woulda put her to work in the window!

A Cottage Muse said... find and select the best treasures!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Here's my question for you gals: Did Dawn carry that gorgeous gift box on board with her or check it? I am picturing the security guys when THAT went through the scanners!
I'm sure they were totally puzzled why someone would be carrying tattered goodies on board! ;-) LOL!

Rebecca said...

Love it all, the angel is TDF, it looks great in your house. Love the cone of course, love the buttons on the Victorian and can't wait to see the medals in your artistry. Best of all love the love spread between you gals.

Gracefully Vintage said...

You so Scored. I love all of it.. I want it all as well. YOu have a Great Eye..
THanks for sharing..

time-worn interiors said...

You girls hit the mother load! So glad you had a good time! Isn't life wonderful!

Barbara Jean said...

oh, all looks like soooo much fun!!

Love all your finds, and Dawn does do a wonderful job of 'feathering..."
Lovely hand made treasures by all.

I must say, I am glad I am not the only one who buys rusty scissors. =0 (my sweet fella thinks I'm nuts!)


barbara jean

Shopgirl said...

Oh My Goodness, this is amazing, you hit the Mother load! You must have had a wonderful time, treasures, treasures! Hugs, Mary

Susanne said...

Too funny, "no men on this trip"!

Whenever I see guys at crowed shows I think they are just takin' up space!

Beautiful loot!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oh Girl...
You picked up some beautiful finds...(except those animal things)

Dawn did a fabulous job with your mantle. I wonder if she hires out? I really need her here for Christmas ;) You need to come too!!! But don't bring dead things.

Love the jacket. Can you imagine someone sitting and stitching it? loooove!!!!

I'm still buried in cleaning but took a second to come check on you and make sure you Child Protection hasn't picked you up. I know it's hard for you to get back to the real world of "family" after having such a lovely time away with the girls ;)

ps...if you ever want free dead stuff, call me. I'll be more than happy to pin my nose and fill up a box of road kill and ship it to you...
(the roads of Louisiana are filled with it!)

Susan said...

I woould work the night shift at McDonald's myself for all those beautiful "finds". Susan

Miss Gracie's House said...

Hi Lisa,
It is a good thing we do not shop together :)...we would have to have *rules*...seriously, that is GREAT stuff...I would buy it all (except maybe the tux...can't wait to see what you do with it)...I've been away for awhile (so busy!) but had so much fun tonight going are so lucky to have gone to ann's...I adore her style! Your pics are so inspiring...I want to re-do everything...hope you are back soon.

Anonymous said...

Eeek! You found a copy of a Delsarte book! I had one & have been looking for another one FOREVER...look in there for one of my favorite images:
So fun to hear more about your trip...I am still soooooo jealous!

vicki said...

Oh my gosh - you made a haul for sure! I can just hear your creative mind whiring! (You might need to take 2 night shift jobs to pay for all of this!) Such fun~~


Erica said...

Looks like a fabulous haul! Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful time. What a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Ah-mazing finds, ah-mazing decor, shops, did goooood, girl.
and you had so much fun with my blog friend, robin - very cool!

love ya, jan