Thursday, September 27, 2012

trinkets and treasures



Leaving our library the other day with my usual stack of books, I spotted a little sign out of the corner of my eye announcing our village's historical society was hosting a 'trinkets and treasures' sale at 9:00 the following day. Intrigued, I resolved to return.


Arriving at 8:45, I eagerly joined a few people in line. The doors soon opened, and I followed my fellow lemmings inside. While most of what was offered was of the vintage photograph, newspapers, periodicals and other paper ephemera variety, there were a few odds and ends of interest.

A heavy earthenware green pitcher, a jadeite nutmeg shaker, a couple of sweet little hand-painted plates, a vintage Madonna planter, and last but not least, vintage circle pins. 


Such a sweet Mary, I couldn't resist.

I adore circle pins. Retro with a simple twist, and perfectly suited for daily wear. 

Some darling 1920's dollhouse furniture was available, but, alas, was priced out of my reach. I thought of you, Kimwhen I saw it...

And, of course, now I can't get it out of my mind. Isn't that always the way?


21 comments:

It's me said...

Wowww what a great colors !!!....love it !!...xxx..

Anna Scandinavian Cottage said...

That's so lovely! I especially like the small pitcher!

Sentimentally Me said...

Trinkets & Treasures??

I'd be totally IN on that!

Sweet finds for sure, love that Mary especially!

Naturally Carol said...

Great treasures..love the little green jug and the pins, that was a very serenditipitious event.

Shelley said...

Some very sweet things you found...the doll house furniture would have tempted me as well :) Blessings

Kim K. said...

You lucky lady. The circle pins are precious and your jadeite nutmeg shaker is perfect. You know I can't resist dollhouse furnishings. Although the price has to be right.

polkadotpeticoat said...

What beautiful treasures, they all go together so nicely......I can't believe you left the doll house furniture...

vintage grey said...

Such beautiful green treasures!! love the nutmeg shaker and pitcher! Happy weekend to you! xo heather

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Great finds! ♥

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow such sweet treasures! Love everything you got! And those pins are adorable! :) Happy Friday! xo Holly

Vicki said...

You scored some nice loot. I'm always impressed of your "collectibles" knowledge, such as knowing something is specifically a nutmeg shaker. I have my grandmother's Madonna planter; I think it's maybe 1950s-era (solid white ceramic); she, too, has the most sweet, serene face; very calming. I wish in my area there was something like a trinkets & treasures occasion here and there but, alas, no; lately, just garage sales with too many clothes.

I echo your last sentence about not being able to get something out of mind, seen and wanted to buy. (How many times! The ones that got away.) It reminds me of a painting I saw at an informal sidewalk art show for new/unknown talent, 30 years ago. It was a fairly-large oil painting of an alpine village scene in I assume Austria, maybe France or Switzerland, with two nuns on the hilltop foreground wearing their blue habits, gazing down to the valley below; ethereal-bucolic-pastoral, yet real, and with beautiful spring beauty, lovely colors (like "Sound of Music" - opening scene of the movie with Julie Andrews). I was an amateur painter myself, as was my mom, and I'd studied art in college, so I was no expert but I definitely knew what I liked, and I LOVED this "blue nun" painting. It was very detailed and realistic. I had just returned from those same locales in my first and, so far, only trip to Europe; I felt it was an authentic depiction. I was awfully young and just didn't have the $250 to buy the painting (today, a steal!). I scrounged up the money and even got an advance on my paycheck, went back the next weekend, and that particular artist and paintings had moved on from the show, with no one being able to give me a lead. I went to every art show in the area for the next year, always looking for it, dragging my non-artsy and bored boyfriend along with me. I wish I'd had the savvy to negotiate a "deal" on the spot, at first sight, or at least made a deposit, anything to hold the painting but, you know, I was such a "kid" and didn't know about things like that at the time. Through the years, when something like this has come up, I've said to myself (a million times!), "Vicki, if you don't get it now, kiss it goodbye!" and, well, it's usually what happens when the early bird doesn't catch the worm.

Bohemian said...

What you did 'Score' is Lovely... but yes, those things we have to leave behind are sometimes haunting memories aren't they! I like to call them the ones that got away...

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Shabbygal said...

Such lovely finds! Funny how little lovelies can warm your heart! Traci

{oc cottage} said...

what awesome goodies...you lucky duck!!! ;}

m ^..^

lil' strawberry said...

cute! i love it. such pretty colors, :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful treasures, Molly! I love the green pitcher and the forget me not plates.

Linda said...

I adore the circle pins...and the pitcher...and the plates...oh..OK...I love it all!!

craftyles said...

Sweet treasures. I love the pitcher and circle pins. I think I may have one of those from my Mom. I'll have to dig it out.

Everlasting Blooms said...

LOVE the colors! I wish all my dishes to be made out of robin egg blue or jadeite...{sigh}...

Happy Monday
xoxo
~ Lynn

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

beautiful finds! love all the pretty green pieces and the mary is so gorgeous.

Doojies said...

Your blog is stunning!!!!