7/25/10

The Lovelies From This Weekend

So, I almost didn't stop at my favorite vintage joint in Mammoth Springs, AR this weekend because I wanted to spend more time with the kids and Brett's brother and sister but the opportunity presented itself in the form of a missed nap and waiting for long lost company (that I WISH lived so much closer to Springfield so we could see them all the time!).

I let Brett's sister drive us in the hip hop van in case we found a load of vintage. Ha! No, I really just like to listen to her music and pretend like I'm 16 again, too. Just kidding. Not really. Anyway...(tired)...I found the apple cookie jar first. I saw a big strawberry one and decided against it but then the apple one was less kitschy and I thought it should come home with me. A little ironic that a cookie jar is in the shape of a healthy fruit, though. Right?

I turned the corner and saw this one and gasped out loud. I've been a fan of this folksy, floral, embroidery piece ever since I first saw it a few years ago and figured it was one of those elusive finds. Imagine my glee when it was on the wall for $11.00. I took it to the front and the lady who is always working laughed and told me she found it, almost threw it away, then thought twice because she knew I'd eventually be in and that I'd buy it! It made my day that she not only recognized me but knew what kind of taste I had in vintage! I love that.

The silver bowls have yellow enamel in them. How pretty! One will go in my room on my night stand if I ever get all the clean laundry put away. The floral photo album is kind of beautiful, too. I think I may use it for an art journal cover because I have about 100 loose pages that are needing a home. I love that I'm needing to be picky and STILL finding good vintage!

Have you found anything extra special lately? What's on your dream vintage list?

xoxo,
Rachel

p.s. After looking at the bowls carefully, I discovered they are Catherine Holm of Norway! Even more of a treasure now!

38 comments:

cococricketsmama said...

that picture/sign is pretty awesome! I think that must have been a fairly popular pattern way back in the day...but it's a fab find!
I've found a hodgepodge of milkglass, dresses/accessories and doilies and have already mailed them back to Mexico from our summer vacation here im the US.

CrowNology said...

Awesome finds!
Love the colour...
xo
Andrea

seesuestitch said...

that apple cookie jar is so pretty, great finds!

Sue

garcia.sol said...

What amazing finds! I love the sign, soooo jealous, would kill for one of those!! too rad! And I'm digging that yellow in the bowls too!

Veronica said...

Whoa, guess what. I found a nearly identical embroidered piece last weekend at a yard sale, except it says "Welcome to Our Pad" instead... and it was only $0.25. Hehe. ;) The only problem is that its coming undone on the back, so I'm going to hot glue it back.

Love the apple cookie jar! :)

Tori said...

hi Rachel, I love your blog and that embroidery piece is adorable. I just did a post on some of my recent finds too! I found a great globe and set of aluminum canisters. Check it out if you want:
http://torithomas.blogspot.com/2010/07/found-treasures.html
Thanks!

Stephie C said...

Great finds! I am dying for some great wall art like your sign you found and that apple cookie jar is super ironically cute :)

1 Funky Woman said...

That sign is too cute and perfect for you, love the cookie jar also!

Vivi said...

Love the 70s feel that these items are working!!

Jessica O'Brien said...

i gasped out loud at that embroidered sign as well! not particularly my style, but just so heartfelt + delightful. happy to see it in such great condition!

i've seen bowls like those yellow ones before, but never had a use for 'em. great finds!

xo, jessica
http://www.jessicafulkerson.blogspot.com/

Big Yellow Dog said...

Great finds! I love the embroidery piece!
Margaret

Liz said...

Cute finds!

Lexi said...

my dream vintage finding list is a mile long :) I recently just found a mark 27 camera that I am super excited about. I just love the trill of the hunt! Great finds as always!

Katie said...

Ahhh! I looove that embroidery! I wonder if the pattern is still floating around somewhere? It would be fun to make it in modern colors.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

we had a red apple cookie jar when i was a kid. how fun to have a green one!

courtney.janelle.sews said...

yeah!! that embroidery is so great, glad you found one.

A. said...

That sign would make me gasp out loud, too! I think *that* is my dream vintage find. :)

ana said...

such great finds :)

Rachel said...

That embroidery piece is hilarious and awesome!

Michelle said...

Ooooh...lovely finds!! :) that embroidery is to die for - I've seen it around and always hope to run into one! :)

I went thrifting and found a *ton* of vintage doilies & pot holders - my newest much-hunted items. I have a duvet cover/quilt in the works using lots of vintage linens, so I'm always hoping for lovely colorful florals while I'm out, too. :)

Ashleigh said...

Amazing finds. I wish I lived in the mid-west all the good thrift seems to be there.

Roxanne said...

God Bless Our Pad?!?!?! That's so psychedelic. I love it!

With Love, Jamie said...

I would be sooo super excited if i found that embroidery piece too!! It's so awesome!
Oh yea, and I just got my newest issue of Bust, and surprise! Your in it! Sweet :)
xx, Jamie

D R E W said...

oh my goodness, that crewel piece is a total find!

i keep hoping to find a mid century two door cabinet/credenza or a wooden eames chair.

Skooks said...

i would have snapped up that picture too. adorable!

*kim* said...

I cannot believe you were in Mammoth. I am 20 minutes from Mammoth and love to go thrifting there. There's a fun place across the line in Thayer as well. Great finds!

Lillabilly said...

Those are some brilliant vintage finds! I just love that sign and sooooo wish I had one like it!

Elizabeth said...

I guess my dream find would be a pretty dress that fits. :) Love the sign.

poppymilkface said...

holy smokes, i am JEALOUS of that embroidered piece! aack! SO STINKING CUTE. great find! (:

just stumbled upon your blog and had to say "hello." it's so cute, as are your kids! (i'm a crafty, work-at-home mama too!) anyway, great blog and nice to *meet* you. cheers!

~emily

Holly Knitlightly said...

I love how that lady kept it just for you! So sweet. I love all of your finds.

a little bit vintage said...

Great finds! I have some framed embroidery pieces my grandmother made. They are in my daughters' room.

BTW, I didn't realize that you lived in Springfield...my parents live in Hartville. :)

Smiles,
rachel

Meg said...

that embroidery piece is amazing!! i LOVE it! also love the cookie jar. i found a lovely green magazine rack at an antique store last weekend :)

Stormy said...

The bowls are pretty cool but I LUV the "god bless our pad" sign!!!

Lora said...

amazing! i love that "God bless our pad" sign - awesome!

mymcmlife said...

On my vintage/mid-century modern wish list? A wood frame rocking chair with cushions (I was just commenting about that over at Making it Lovely today), a queen size headboard and a patio set.

Mixie Studio said...

That "God Bless Our Pad" sign rocks!! Soooo jealous. ;) Thanks for sharing your awesome vintage finds!

oklyous said...

oh, why don't I make such finds?
I guess because I do not have the space for it, nor go looking for it.
But lucky you;)

though thinking about it, I did find some good books and wonderful fabric (curtains) this week - ups;)

Domestica said...

I've been chasing that God Bless Our Pad sign for a few years - it's always sold or snatched up right before my eyes. Not giving up hope, yet - glad to see there's more than the 3 I've seen:)