I had Friday off (end of grading period) and decided that I would spend it doing something I love... hunting for treasures!
My drive took me to Rogers, Minnesota and luckily for me, the antiques stores in town were all having a big sale this weekend... my timing couldn't have been better!
The majority of my finds were purchased at 30%, 40% or 50% off their original price. I didn't even bother to look in booths that weren't offering at least a 30% discount; what was the point of wasting my time and money?
I came home smiling and content.
Here are some of my finds:
darling vintage Spaniels planter... love the colors!
Aren't they cute? They look like nerdy little bunnies....
the cutest vintage buttons... I bought these for the packagin; it's very difficult in my neck of the woods to find these buttons in their original button cards. Oh, I love the artwork! (The fact that they were only 25 cents apiece certainly didn't hurt either!)
Baggies full of vintage paper doilies came home with me as well. I like having these on hand for various projects. It alway amazes me to see the lovely designs.
The necklace is made out of buttons and is darn cute... I plan on using it as a "garland" for an altered book cover (more on that later) I'm working on.
....you know how I love children's books and illustrations, so imagine my delight to find this linen book for just a dollar!
Although the cover is worn, the illustrations inside are just gorgeous.
Note the date: 1919
(I hope I'll look this good when I'm 93!)
A bag marked "misc linens" and priced at just $2 (less 30%) was tucked away in a crate. For me, these bags are like a pinata...
full of treats and you never know what you will get.
Like this set of napkins.
I love it when the linens have little notes tucked in with them, that gives me a bit of history about the piece.
Several embroidered pieces, a few white hankies...
Crocheted pieces (in great shape!) and a baby gown...
There was even a pair of crocheted gloves.... made in France!
They are in need of some TLC for stains, but still lovely.