Friday, March 12, 2010

Swoony Vintage Goodness

Do you ever get that
Urge in your spirit...
That calling to your soul...

A trill in your heart...

That longing deep in the hollows of your heart

& you JUST KNOW

Today
*This Day
*

Is thee day
to hit the thrift shops???

Yesterday was one of those delightful days...
~Thee most divine 1960's enameled brooches~

~Thee sweetest silly book~

~Swoony cross stitch throw~
(it's already found a home on my wingback chair)

I may have died & gone to vintage jewelry heaven

& then I hit the mother load of...

**Vintage fabric trim**
Mind you that I have no need for these other than to stare at for inspiration & perhaps work myself up into a frenzy anticipating embellishing pillows & skirts & wall hangings & whatever my antiquated heart can think up!


I may put some of it up for grabs in the vintage/supply shop as most of it came in rolls of 8 yards :)

*******************
I hit 3 shops in 2 hrs! Boy was I pooped after!!
(& late to pick up The Boy from school...oopsy!)

Do you birds have some favorite haunts you always go back to again & again?? The place that always has the best curated collection of collectibles ??

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Well my lovely birds I must take off...
Mama bird called & she just got back from the coast! She's loaded down with more treasures for deconstructing & weaving back together! I see another vintage post in the very near future :)

Wishing you a weekend full of
Sunshine & Creativity!


I will leave you with this...
a portrait of a girl
who had 15 minutes to kill
before heading out to sushi
with her girlfriends :)

{Good Girl Salutations}

Someone should really hide my camera!!
{giggle}

...Johanna

16 comments:

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, gosh, I am jealous!! Don't you love when you stumble upon the most wonderful things like that?? I can't wait til it gets warm out and I can hit all the garage sales, too. :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

God I love you! You should have 15 minutes to kill more often!

Holy Vintage JACKPOT! I'm drooling over your vintage brooches what fabulous finds and the trim...gorgeous!

Have a fabulous weekend Sweet Friend!

Fringe said...

oh my GARSH! those goodies! that trim! what a major vintage score. you lucky girl :)

can't wait to see what you do with it all. whatever it is, i'm certain it will be dreamy and beautiful.

wishing you the happiest of weekends, sweet girl. even if it is yawny for the loss of an hour...

xo

simplydelicious said...

Love your finds! I stopped by a thrift store on my way home from work and picked up some J.Crew khakis, a pair of Dockers, and a pair of L.L. bean Khaki's...all for 5.25. I'd say I got a deal!!

Nina said...

What lovely finds!

Createology said...

What a wonderful treasure hunt you had at the thrift and gift stores. Yes, I do have different ones that seem to have some things I always need. I certainly never find such wonderful jewelry at any of my places. Maybe someone else gets it before me. LOL

AnniePat said...

oh...oh...the trim...awesomeness...

Kate said...

LOVE that first trim! Would look so cute on a skirt!!! Get sewin' lady!

SewSweetStitches said...

Sounds like a fantastic day! There's a "Paris" flea market at an old drive-in theater in Dayton on Sunday mornings, but you gotta get there at 6am! Reminds me of those kinda days :)

Kristin said...

I hope you had yummy sushi. Those brooches...I die!

Saving Capulet said...

YES!! I get that thrift shop fever day!! my gosh all your vintage finds are so so gorgeous!

alexkeller said...

looks like you had FUN!!!

E said...

I love those brooches! I've been thinking how I need some lately...

Meg said...

ooh love the vintage jewelry... i wish i had the patience for thrifting!

Uncanny Festoon said...

The thrift Gods were looking down on you...and the trift faries must have been whispering in your ear...Goodnes what a haul!



Joy.........always

hotpants™ said...

I can never find any good thrift shops here. I guess I need to get out and look more.

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