Friday, March 13, 2009

Sooo many great finds!

Oh today was pretty great. After class I went thrifting, I couldn't find anything thrifting! So I went to an antique mall in Ocean Beach, CA. Close to San Diego. Where there is a great store I already love to go to called Vignettes Antiques, but I also went to another antique store called Newport Avenue Antique Center, where I found this cute little jewelry stand!

At the bottom are these pretty roses.

The hands are little clamps for necklaces and I guess bracelets.

As I was walking around earlier I had found some cute hankies I liked but I didn't grab them...until I had the idea for this!

The jewelry hanger is now a hankie hanger. I think I saw an idea similar to this on someones blog before, a long time ago, but I am not sure...

So after I found this little stand I went back for the hankies.

As you can see the one overlapping the other is white, the one below is kind of off white. But I really liked the flower on it.

This one is hard to photograph but I loved it!!! It is so lacy and delicate looking. At Vignettes I had seen these vintage wedding gloves, but I had passed them up before. But oh how I pined for them! So I was sooo happy when I went back today and they were still there.

Vignettes is all about the French, shabby, and romantic style, leaning more towards the French/romantic. But it is absolutely wonderful and the people who work there are so nice.

The gloves are a little squished at the fingers so I am trying to think of a way to flatten them out without damaging them. I didn't really know what to do with the gloves though. Above are a few ideas I had.

I also considered hanging them from the jewelry stand.

At Vignettes I also found these towel holder stands. I love things with lion heads on them. These are really old too.Maybe the gloves should go here? lol I tried it out at least.

Then I thought I could hang some hankies from them. Doesn't look too bad but the hankies are kind of stiff and so I had a hard time getting them to stay lol. I will find something to do with them! Any ideas you guys have for the gloves, hankies, jewelry stand, or lion stands I would greatly appreciate!


bj said...

Oh, what great finds...those little hankies are the prettiest I've ever seen! I love the holders, too.
I love all your Easter finds....You really do great at the thrift or antique stores. And,its so much fun!!
xo bj

Queen B. said...

Love all your finds !!!!!!!! How fun.
i went thrifting yesterday also ! I found a Martha Washington style sewing table that is 50% off 125.00. I wounder what I could put in it ??? It's from the 40's, so more 'vintage' ...not a true antique.

Queen B. said...

Also, if you have a TJMaxx, they got in LA ROCHERE glassware !! It's the oldest glassware company in France- they started in the 1400's !! Their glasses are 3.99 each !! I bought every single one they had, I was soooooooo excited to see them. I love nothing more than a FABBY DEAL !!

Gayla said...

Recently on some blog I saw a wreath with roses made from antique hankies. I wish I'd remembered which one, but they rolled them up like cabbage roses... really cute. Love your treasures!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

My mom used to have both of those towel holders in our bathrooms were I was little. Where did you say you got them again? ;)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What yummy treasures!

Chatelaine said...

Very pretty hankies. I started collecting them recently. I put them in my jacket pockets so that they just peek out. You can see a bit of lace or a splash of color.

I love the jewelry stand. You can use it for photos too. I think I would put the lions head thingie in my bathroom with a pretty guest towel.

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tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Wow, you found some really fun things!

m ^..^

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Law Wife said...

(Sorry, I had left a comment above but was signed into the wrong account!)

Wow, this makes me want to go antique shopping!

Thanks for following my blog :) The Big Mama's blog did a great video on 4 different ways to tie a scarf! Here's a link to it on Vimeo:

Thanks again!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh so so so cute! Those hankies are perfect with it too :)


Glenda said...

You are doing good finding things. The hankies and the other finds are truly great.


The White Bench said...

Your finds are really gorgeous! Loove the hankies...
Thanks for your comment on my pink picnic post!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those hankies are gorgeous and I love how you displayed them!

Tracey said...

The hankies look so cute in the jewelry clips!