Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shopping lately... and a Sneak Peek too!

The theme of this blog post is shopping. ;o) It doesn't get more fun than this!! Lately I have been hitting some of the local antique stores and thought that you all might want to see some of my "finds."

My first couple of purchases happened when my parents were here for a visit. 

This is a daybed (it dates back to the 1800's) that I put on layaway for Kat. I just love it and can't wait to get it home, but I am not ready for her to move out of her crib yet, so I worked out a deal with the shop owner so that I could leave it there for a couple of months. I plan on bringing it home by the end of June. I just need to figure out exactly how I am going to sheet it and outfit it for Kat's use.

My next purchase was something that my parents bought while they were here for me....this great old suitcase. 

It has a bakelite handle and is a deep red with butter yellow trim which is exactly the colors that my living room is decorated with. It was a steal and is PERFECT to hold all of Ben's and mine piles of magazines so that they are hidden away when someone drops by.


When my parents were here, we went to a local antique mall that had tons of sports memorabilia. I told Jacob about it and he wanted to go check it out this last weekend. He found a few treasures, but I am even more happy with what I found. 

First was this set of 4 tea/biscuit plates/cups. I have been dying to get a set of these for years(ultimately I want 8-12) and these were an absolute steal with being in mint condition in the original box at only $12 for the whole set. I couldn't believe it

Then I found 2 huge jars of old cream/white buttons for only $3 each. I am so excited! I use white/cream buttons all the time and these are just beautiful!

And finally along the lines of shopping...

Here is a bit of a sneak peek for you all of some shopping that you could be doing soon. This is the first sneak peek of Unity Stamp Co. June kit of the month. I LOVE that little clothesline. Isn't that just the funnest image?!?

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. June kit of the month
*MM papers
*watercolor pencils
*corner rounder
*jute cord 
*Bazzill cardstock
*copper brads

I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek and maybe a bit of fun along the lines of vintage fun with papercrafts (if I get my project done!)


Kristen said...

oo Christi what awesome antiques!! :) I live in a house FULL of them and appreciate them! The buttons are awesome!

Thanks for the sneak peak! :) I already love the KOM just after seeing that one image!!!!! Your card is absolutely adorable!

BonnieRose said...

ur buttons are fab! u found some gorgeous things.. good for you! and omg.. the new unity kit? I gotta have it.. thks for sharing with us.. love your style gf! hugs fr fargo!

Ashley said...

Look at all those finds! That's awesome Christi! And I love your card, so cute! Lovin that stamp!

Jenn said...

Fun stuff!

Karen J. said...

Great finds, Christi!! I love antiquing and vintage items. Great buy on the buttons. Very sweet card!!

Jen said...

Looks like you have lots of fun stuff today! Those buttons remind me of the button tin that I have from my mom and grandmother...they used to take buttons off of used clothing and kept them in a tin till they needed them...I now have the tin full of buttons (and don't want to use them). Thanks for the preview...I think I'm gonna like that KOTM already!

Angela said...

I am HOOKED on the Goodwill and Garage Sales. I feel your excitement WAY OVER HERE! I found a beautiful HUTCH for only $50.00 and I about shot up to the moon with excitement. Kind of like when I saw your sweet little card today. HOW CUTE IS THAT! Thanks, Christi for always being a breath of fresh air!

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