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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Treasures

I have all sorts of lovely new (some old) treasures to share today!  Last week was not so great having to have 2 teeth pulled but the weekend came with many blessings of love, comfort and beauty.

First, I received another package of beautiful lace from Gina in Australia:

Gina hunts through her local thrift shops and keeps her eyes open for lace.  She knows I have this obsession for it!  Thank you Gina!  All are lovely and much loved!

Next, I received a beautiful Valentine from Pat:
 

And just look at that gorgeous brooch that Pat made!

  

How in the world she does such tiny stitches is beyond me!   She is so gifted and thoughtful.  Thank you Pat!  This is a treasure to me!

I think I mentioned in my post over the weekend that my husband was going to take me to the Flea Market on Sunday.  I found some really pretty things there.

First are these laces:




There are over 100 yards of daisy lace on that roll.  I only paid $8.00 for it and it's cotton so I can dye it!  The little green pieces will be used on some sort of little art dolls.  Haven't decided for sure yet but I thought they were so pretty and unusual.
Next, I bought this pretty vintage plant stand:



It needs a bit of cleaning up and a fresh coat of paint.  I'm not sure what I'll put in there.  I don't care for too many plants in the house.  With 3 cats, I'd be cleaning dirt up off my floor all the time.  I just couldn't pass it by for only $10.00.

Last but not least, is my Valentine's Day gift from my husband:

 

I fell in love with this when I saw it!  I don't think it's all that old but it's so ornate!  A little while after I had looked at it, Scott had disappeared.  Shortly there after, he returned carrying this pretty birdcage!  He told me that as soon as it gets warm outside, he will paint it white for me.  I of course will cover it with roses and ivy and a pretty faux bird.
On Valentine's evening, I took Scott out for dinner to one of our favorite places.  It's where he took me on our first date!  He had some kind of steak and I had Taco salad.

It was a lovely day and a lovely weekend!

4 comments:

craftypatty2 said...

WOW what treasures I will have to start looking for these at our local thrift stores, they would be great finishes for my cross stitching and crafts I do for our local Hospice. Thanks for the blog.
HUGS

Cathy K said...

Wow, Pam, you scored big! I LOVE that birdcage that Scott bought you for your birthday. Well, the lace obsession is another thing we share, LOL, and someday maybe we can go "hunting" together. I'm trying to start using it instead of saving it to just fondle and drool over! Hugs, Cathy

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Treasures indeed! You have a pretty thoughtful hubby to sneak away and get you something he knew you wanted. I can imagine it painted white and filled with pretty things too. I so envy you your flea markets (ours are totally boring by comparison and, even if you find something good, the prices are almost as high as new, and even sometimes higher).

Pam said...

Glad you had a lovely weekend Pam and you found some smashing goodies. Look forward to seeing them when you have worked your magic!

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