17 August 2009

treasures


~I love these old stamps


~I picked up a few more folding tape measures


~I had two back pillows that went with these chairs and they are now covered thanks to some old grain sacks


~I fell in love with these old white bowls - perfect for cereal!


"wash and brush" - because really, can we ever remind the children enough...?


~I found a few more white napkins to add to our family collection



~I am going to use these knobs for my chicken wire cloches that I have been making


~my very favorite grey blue scale


~a couple more frogs


~I found four more clocks - I especially love the old pewter colored one


~I found a few new cameras


~I really liked this blue scale from Snohomish

Well, I have returned from what could quite possibly be one of the best weeks of my life.  Honestly, there is something about seeing friends that you have known for, in some cases 25 years, in some cases, even more.  I was once again reminded that you don't have to see someone every day, or every week for that matter to share a special friendship - the sort where when you see each other after many many years, it is as if no time has passed at all.  It really is nothing short of amazing, and I feel nearly teary thinking about how the time, as short as it was, was so incredibly precious, not to mention outstandingly fun!

While I was back in Minnesota, I was able to spend five hours wandering the streets of Oronoco, as it was their annual town-wide vintage sale.  I am not sure heaven really encompasses the feeling, but it is a good start.  I found so many fabulous treasures, the best one being my time spent with Jill of Forever Cottage, whom of course I didn't take one photo of...  Visit her blog - you will see photos of her there!

A couple of the treasures above were found at the Hot Blogust Nights event the evening before I left.  Some were found when my dad - yes, my wonderful dad of massage fame, took me shopping one afternoon.  The rest were found in Oronoco.  Ah, Oronoco... I have two words for next year.  Panel Truck.  'nuff said.

I am hoping to have my shop open again by the end of the week, but I want to get a few things done first, and I have a few custom orders that I need to finish before opening again.  

Have a fabulous week,
xo

42 comments:

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...I so so love all of your little treasure vigniettes. Everything is so beautiful and makes me feel calm and peaceful. Your finds and collections...love them!!
Thanks for sharing...so glad that you had fun with your friends...lifes good!!

a little bit vintage said...

Oh my, I LOVE all of your finds! :)

Rachel

bella shabby said...

Welcome home , Kim. I didn't know you were going to Oronoco. My uncles set up there ( yes , I have junkin' blood in my veins!) We hope to go soon , so many shows , so little time! Sue

Simply Mel said...

I love those scales, and I am fortunate enough to have my great-grandfather's old scale. It is still weighs everything perfectly!

Beach Vintage said...

Welcome back. Love all the treasures you have found, but my favourite is the clock.

Jackie said...

You really did have a great week - look at all those beautiful things!!

Laurie said...

I truly loved each and every item you have pictured. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip!

Susan said...

love those knobs!!!

Suzan said...

Lovely pictures!

/Suzan from Sweden

Nora Johnson said...

You really did have a great week - and what a terrific treasure trove in those pics!

Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday too!

xxLola & Nora:)
btw left a little tag for you in earlier post ("Interviewed by Oprah!" Part 1) - that's if you like that sort of thing?!!xx

Queen B. said...

what cool finds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm Julia said...

Faded beauty is so comforting, isn't it? Something about older things makes the modern world seem less overwhelming. Beautiful finds, Mimi. Glad you had such a wonderful trip :-)

paige said...

wow, i love each little treasure you found & i really love how you capture the simplest of items and make them even more beautiful. you have so much talent!
xo

Jen R. said...

What great things! I love that clock! I am so glad you had a great time! Jen

Simone said...

Oh wow, I LOVE everything, such beautiful finds!!

So glad you had a great trip and I so agree that some friendships are just always there, certain experiences and shared times just bind you together don't they - your reunion really sounded like fun :)

Glad you are back! xo

Maisy said...

welcome back. my oh my.....i just adore all your finds.

Jen Kershner said...

I am absolutely green with envy at all of your finds. Gorgeous! Every last one of them.

blondiensc said...

Wow, I love the old clocks, love them!!! Sounds like you had a really nice time and I know what you mean about not talking to friends for a while but feeling right back where you left off when you do see each other! Glad you are home safe and sound. xo

Joyce said...

Your trip sounds like it was fun and many wonderful treasures too! I love the scale and the rulers. xoxo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Great finds! I haven't heard of the place & I love next door...must be checking it out for next year! Great block letters...

Jacqueline said...

I prommise I'm not just saying it, I really do love all of your treasures...the printers blocks (stamps) are terrific...I have some..mine and my husbands initials...Aawwwhhh
I say this all the time but you have the best markets in the U.S....I need to come and visit ..SOON. XXXX

Jill said...

Kim,

It was such a pleasure meeting you and hanging out in the heat of Oronoco! Glad the rest of your trip went so well. Your treasures look right at home!

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julie said...

love love love everything! wow! i want them all! great job!

vintagelaundress said...

Great finds! The feed sacks are fantastic!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great finds. I love letters and the scales were wonderful. I need some of those grain sack pillows. That is the thing right now.

So glad you had fun in Minnesota. It's a great place and sounds like you have some great friendships.

I love your new picture. The other one made you look alot older...no offense. I was surprised to see that you were so much younger than I originally thought;)

Lori said...

These are indeed treasures Kim ~ of course you have such an eye for things too. You would have had a blast sifting through everything this past week-end with me minus the 100 degree weather of course!

Torie Jayne said...

Hi, So many wonderful pics here, you have so many lovely things! x

Jeanneoli said...

We have so many of the same loves and collections! I am so glad that you had such a sweet time with friends...true friends. Great finds.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I don't know whether to cry or move to the 'states'!

LOVE it all.. and want to steal your cameras, scales and clocks. Lovely haul. Much better pickings than we have here. x Julie

Kristin said...

Oh Kim, I think if I came to your house I would just go into each room and drool over how pretty you make things. To laugh with friends or just be quiet in the company of people that you have known for a lifetime is priceless!

solarcellphonecharger said...

great stuffs

solarcellphonecharger said...

great stuffs..

Blessed Mama said...

The folding rulers reminded me of my Greek step-father "Papou". I miss him, but seeing those put a little smile on my face. :)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I'll take one of each, please! And yes, you surely must have found heaven's neighbor...

Morgane said...

HI
I JUST DISCOVER YOUR BLOG and find lots of thinks i share with you : the love for vintage thinks is one of it ! I'm french , young teacher : if you want to visit my blog your welcome !
Morgane

Chez Zizi said...

You have absolutely wonderful finds. I want to know how I find the kind of "markets" you girls do. I love your decorating. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.
xoxo Ziz

Barbara said...

I love all of your wonderful finds...especially the cameras and the typeset!
Again, Snohomish was fun and it was really nice to meet you.
Barbara
bhalsteaddesign.blogspot.com

Lissa said...

LOVE these photos! Especially the grain sacks on your cushions!

maryboys said...

i am so thrilled at all the beauty in this post...every item is on my own list of favorites. so beautiful.

mary:)

Callie Grayson said...

Love all the treasures!!!
I am looking for a few frogs now, and a bit more linen for my dining room.
my mum comes out next week, so off treaure hunting with her:)
xx
callie