Thursday, October 7, 2010

Surprise in my mailbox and rummage sale finds

This little surprise showed up in my mailbox this week! Isn't she cute?  My friend Kim of Birds Eye View on Etsy makes these darling tags. She surprises her creative friends now and again with a "happy" in our mailbox. This is one of her fall "tag in a bag" designs.  Guess what?  There was a little surprise inside!
Instead of a message, Kim put this picture inside! I love it! I'd like to tell you that is our staircase but it's not. We took this on a recent trip to a bed and breakfast that we love in Amelia Island called The Williams House. Thanks, Kim. I love it and she is sitting in a flower frog on display.
Scored this cute little printer's tray at a local church rummage sale this weekend. The price was right! I plan to alter it very soon and will share some interesting ideas I have for this on my blog.
This was a fun find for a Florida girl. I love cigar boxes, and the husband and his friends enjoy a cigar on the back porch just about every weekend. This one is special because it is from a Tampa cigar company. Tampa and more specifically Ybor City were a cigar capital many years ago.  It is hard to find memorabilia though from local companies.
Of course, I can't pass up dictionaries and an atlas for $1 a piece! This wreath making girl is always in need! The worn and tattered covers were very appealing too. You'll see those in a future project.
I love the pattern on this Reader's Digest book. I'm always drawn to these. Maybe a journal is in my future?
And last but definitely not least a HUGE bag of vintage lace, napkins, table cloths, fabric...all stuffed into a plastic grocery bag for $15.  Everything is clean and just gorgeous. I stopped counting at 25 pieces and the bag was still half full. I was worried if I kept emptying the bag that the price might go up!

Looking for some great inspiration and fall projects? I'll be linking up to three great parties this weekend!  Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday is hosting a fall party. This is my first time joining Debra and her friends. Thanks for the invite!  I'm also excited to be linking again to Inspiration Friday at Southern in my Heart and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.
On Tuesday, I'm linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm.  This new blogger is enjoying making friends and seeing all these great projects. Hope to see you all there!

20 comments:

  1. Adorable tags. Those "finds" are incredible. You scored with the bag of linens and lace.

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  2. What wonderful finds, Vicki!

    Wow, a whole bag of yummy linens for $5, I'm swooning!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Anne

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  3. Hello, ladies. I hope you are looking forward to Friday as much as I am. These were fun little finds for a church rummage sale. I was expecting lots of baby items and shoes! lol

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  4. awwww, thanks Vic for featuring my little Happy tag to you in your blog today! I really enjoyed making that and Love that pic of you and Paul!!! :) Glad you love it!xo ♥

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  5. what great finds... and I love your wreaths. thanks for visiting today. ;)

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  6. Oh the vintage lace is wonderful! Such good buys all of them. Nice to meet you too Vicki! Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  7. What great finds. You have a very nice blog...I love your book wreaths, I made one last week. They sure are fun and easy. Best wishes :)

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  8. What a sweet mailbox surprise, and it looks like you also scored BIG in the shopping dept. Enjoy your art parties this weekend.

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  9. Thanks for taking the time ladies to stop by. The parties are just full of inspiration and make for some really fun weekend reading and browsing. Nice to meet new friends!

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  10. Vicki,
    Love your blog girl! You got a great designer, LOL. You got some great finds but the big bag of lace. You should put it back into that hefty bag & send it to me. You don't want that stuff do you? LOL Can't wait to see what you do with it all. Lisa

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  11. Hi, Lisa. Thanks for stopping by...doesn't this blog scream Karen Valentine? lol I love her. Hey, "the lace is in the mail" kinda like "the check is in the mail." Have a great weekend.

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  12. Love the tag... what a sweet gift from your friend!
    Great finds, especially the printing tray and cigar box... beautiful!
    Thanks for stopping by to visit... nice to meet you!
    ~ Jo :)

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  13. Love all of that lace! Thanks so much for stopping by my porch party.

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  14. Great finds...OH the linens!!

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  15. Those tags are so cute!What a sweet friend. I would have flipped over that bag of laces. You know a good buy, that's for sure! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Lisa~

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  16. I can't wait to see what wreathes you make. Good score on your finds.

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  17. Great finds. The vintage linens are beautiful.

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