27 October 2009

Expo treasures

I am so happy I have wrapped up my last show of the year!!! This was a challenging show to do as my sales were truly underwhelming... But I always have so much fun with my fellow dealers and with visiting friends!! And, I get to do a little shopping, too!! I am very excited with my little treasures...

The shopping starts early Friday morning in the parking lot, when dealers open up their trucks and some great bargains can be found!! This darling old tray was one of my parking lot finds, I just love it!!

I also found an old tin, a baby silver cup, an old book and some old check books (one as old as 1896!!!)...

... a bag of vintage watches...

... a great painting for a song...

... a cool wood box...

Then, inside the building, I was able to sneak out for a little bit and was thrilled with what I found! Love, love, love this old embroidered round tablecloth, and the price was a steal!

...also found some clock faces...

.... How adorable is this book??!!

... a bag of old sacks...

.... a vintage slip, which I hope to be able to wear....

... a set of skeleton keys...

... an old journal with unwritten pages...

... a wonderful set of six victorian swiss dot sheers in great condition, just a bit yellowed... They will, hopefully, grace my bedroom windows soon!

... a pile of old fabric, including a hand woven piece from 1870...

... And finally my favorite treasure, a small gorgeous handpainted trunk, chippy and well loved!!! As an added bonus, the inside is painted pink!! Does it not scream my name?


  1. Oh, you did so well! What real treasures you have found - my mum would adore that Chinese cloth.

  2. You did gooooood! LOVE the skeleton keys! I have a "thing" for them!!

    Now, maybe you can relax...or not! lol

    Lou Cinda :)

  3. Wonderful treasures...the trunk is great, great, great! We just have our Christams Emporium and I'll be glad to be done for now with shows too.

  4. Great treasures! I love the keys and the fabric and the swiss dot curtains... you did really, really good.


  5. wow! looks like you hit the jack pot! Love everything! Have just found your sight through cottage industry....

  6. Oh Wow - just love the finds! The Trunk is just Soooo You!

    x Vicky x

  7. Thumbs up on all those great finds! And it's good to hear you had a great show. Yee haw! ~Mindy

  8. Mãe do céu!!!!!! Tanta coisa maravilhosa!!! quem me dera lá ter estado!!! aqui não se encontram coisas tão giras! pelo menos não a preços baratos!
    Adorarei ver fotos do destino final!
    tudo de bom,

  9. I had a great time visiting with you at Expo!
    I love your finds, you had much better luck than I did.

    Lunch, lunch!!!!!

    Thea, Thea's Interiors

  10. LOVE those white dotted swiss curtains! Had blue dotted swiss in my kitchen as a bride.....lots of wonderful finds!
    Take care, Laura

  11. Wow! You really got lucky! I love the trunk and the skeleton keys, and the old checks and journal...and the.....

  12. All your finds are wonderful, but I truly love that painting and tablecloth. Oh and those watches are fantastic. I have to agree...the trunk screams you to a T!

  13. as make me drool with your fab finds!!!!!!!!! love it all.....ooohh but that painting, old linens and trunk are yummy. thanks for sharing.

  14. What great finds! Love the ledge book with empty pages.

  15. Lovely to find your blog. Great finds on your hunts!

  16. Isabel --- yes, the trunk is SO YOU! Super treasures you found and thanks for sharing.
    Betty :)

  17. YOu found some great treasures, it was good to see you on Sunday at Expo. Florence


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