Friday, May 18, 2007

Keepin' busy....

No time for loungin' here. I've been busy making stuff for my store and scrounging the estate sales for fabulous finds!

This gem (to the left) came from some friends of mine that bought a box of stuff at an auction and found this scrapbook inside. It's full of retro pictures of women and children from old magazines. I love it! This is my favorite picture (above). Thanks so much, Lisa and Brent!!! It's so fun to have friends that know what I like and also love to junk:) hehe.



This vintage white metal basket came from a garage sale nearby of a woman who is a florist. She had some fabulous stuff, including these little nests and eggs and birch bark cones that I put inside. Not sure what I'll have in the basket permanently, but I thought it housed the eggs well for now. The book you see on the table next to it was a grand find. It's a Victorian photo album in good condition. The greens and golds on the cover with the birds are just perfection. It also also happens to match my blog banner perfectly! The pages inside are pretty amazing (see below) and each one has a wonderful illustration around the photo frame. Lovely!

Hope you all have a great weekend! See you here on Sunday night:)

P.S. Hop on over to Bonnie's blog for a fun giveaway!!

13 comments:

Rachelle said...

Oh wow-I'm totally jealous of all your finds, especially the basket!

dawn said...

Great finds!!! Love the sweet little girl - she just has to be the star of a future collage!

Merci-Notes said...

You uncover the best finds!!!
Ladies, tune up your computers! hehe
With kIndness,
Mary

Cerri said...

You are quickly becomming the estate sale queen!
Wow, great finds Kari!!
~Cerri xoxo

Donna said...

Wowee! Such loveliness. You have the BEST estate sales up there. What treasures. I will be at your etsy shop at 9 p.m. sharp on Sunday. I love that first picture in your kitchen theme post. Very intriguing. The album in front of the white basket is to die for.

Heather said...

Oh wow! I adore that Yummy album. Great stuff gal!

Bonnie said...

Hi Kari
The estate sales you go to, you pick up some pretty amazing things, we just don't get things like that, we call them auctions here, but I have never seen small things going like that, mostly furniture and jewelry. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway.
Have a good weekend!!

Lu said...

seriously, i need to check out an estate sale. you really have me intrigued.

Ann(i)e said...

wow, what a treasure and like you said, even more special because it's from friends who truly know you!!
XO
PS we are planning our next MN trip....early September...would love to meet up!

Miss*Laurence said...

Just realized 9pm is 3am Monday for me :-( !!
Well don't forget to post some pics anyway...

Jules said...
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Jules said...

oh wow i want to live near your garage sales,and have your friends .What a super present was that scrapbook and i so adore that little girl in the chair pic.Also the nests and the eggs i have a thing about nests,actually i should blog the little surprise ones around here,one will end up in a teacup on its side,in a wreath of roses etc Loving your blog thanks for my visit.One complaint i had to make my own cup of tea,but then i can see you are busy LOL
Jullie
P.S I deleted my previous comment it had a spelling error,hate that !

cammyk said...

You find the most wonderful goodies!! Thanks for sharing them with us.