Sunday, April 19, 2009

Show and Tell

I have been having the best time treasure hunting lately. I have been hitting some great antique shops, thrift stores and flea markets. I wanted to share a few of my finds with you. First up is this great vintage washboard. I can't wait to get my hands on it! I also got some great vintage photos from magazines, old letters (so fun to read- these were rather juicy I might add), more buttons (never enough) and a great book from the 1800's.

Next are these old player piano rolls. I just love them! I have so many ideas on how to use them but most of all I just love the way they look.

My favorite score is this dressform. I already have a plan for it and I just can't wait to get started on it. I am on the fence about keeping it or selling it. I guess we will have to see how she looks in the end!

Finally, this is a new "Marie" garland. I am really into this shade of blue right now. It just feels so serene.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week!


Susan said...

You would have a heydey in my shop! I love old letters also...I have had some juicy ones as well...has to be the literary lover in us!

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

What great finds! I just love treasure hunting.

I'd have to agree with this lovely blue. It's a fabulous color!


Lisa said...


You did find some great stuff! I love that color blue too. Can't wait to see what you do with the dress form.


Marie said...

Hi Carrie,
You really did find some treasures. I can't wait to see what you create, especially with the dress form.

Cottage Flair said...

Treasure hunting is so much fun, especially when you find so many wonderful goodies. Your Marie garland is beautiful. Blue suits her.

gail said...

Hi Carrie,, I love all of your treasures! I like findng really old letters too :) The player piano rolls are awesome, BUT I love this dress form! I cant wait to see what you do with it. I say KeepIT! They make great display pieces for photographing!
Have a great week.. (())gail

Tedi said...

Carrie, Obviously your feeling all well again.. if you're on the hunt. Great job! I'd keep the dress form, but I bet when you get done with it... it will be worth a fortune! Tedi

Carolee Crafts said...

Your show and tell tempts us with the provoking thought of the finished articles that you will produce. Cannot wait to see the finished dress form.

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

I'm glad you had some great finds! I love the blue too, it is just so charming! Can't wait to see what you do with the dress form.

Have a great week!

Pei Li

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Wow! You've been a busy gal :) Can't wait to see what you do with these lovelies, especially the dressform.

Have a wonderful week creating!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Player piano rolls and an old washboard...we are on the same wavelength there...but I want a player piano for my rolls while you will turn them into something fabulous !!!


Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hey Girl~
Loving those new treasures, especially that dressform. I just recently found one too and so enjoyed embellishing it. I know yours will be gorgeous when you are done...
Pink Hugs

Shabby Shan said...

I love your Marie Garland, it is so pretty! I can't wait to see your dressform when you finish it. I am sure it will be beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


Craft Diva said...

great finds, carrie. can't wait to see the dress form in her glory.


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey Carrie!
I'm totally with ya on that shade of blue. It's fabulous!
I can't wait to see what you do with all those goodies. You're the best at altered art!
bunny hugs,

Kimberly said...

It's so much fun looking for special treasures. One of my favorite things to do is look for treasures in antique shops. Have fun creating with your special finds!

Patricia said...

You have some great shops on your route it seems. What great finds! I have to join the majority here, can't wait to see the dressform. Think if you sell it there's going to be a log(in) jam.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Beloved Creations said...

Love all the blue and Marie