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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New And Old Treasures To Share

Hello my dear friends,

I just love to share my treasures with all you lovely bloggers out there and I  love seeing all the wonderful treasures you find!!

Today I would like to share a few older findings and a few new ones. Most of them are vintage or antique and one of them is a new store bought item.

I am so lucky to have found these little Victorian coin purses ~ there are so many possibilies which I could use them for.

Do you like the little stars?

Can you believe it, these stars are actually sweet water pearls! ~ yes, I did say "pearls".

I found them at Michaels and I fell in love with them. They are "made" by inserting a piece of star shaped plastic into a clam and nature does the rest!!

I love old tarnished silverware ~ especially old small spoons!

It is the detail on the handles that captures me and makes me buy them!

Believe it or not but this is the ONLY pincushion I have ever bought so far even though I get such a buzz out of making pincushions ~ I don't really collect them.

Ah yes ~ you can never have too many baby shoes. These are one of my favourite pairs. I found them at an outdoor market last year and at first I had only found the one shoe and I was happy with it with the thought of turning it into a pincushion, but then the gentlemen that was selling them told me there was another one out there. I had to look through a huge amount of stuff stacked, packed and shoved onto and into shelves but I finally found the other shoe and now they are one of my treasures that I love to look at ~ and I am not turning them into pincushions anymore.

This is a little treasure I found over the last weekend. This little saltshaker drew my attention to it because the glass is so crisp and perfect where the top is completely corroded from the salt and just makes it look very special!

My final new find were these two little old tatty vases. I found them at a church sale I visited over the weekend. I love their shape and how old, tatty and tarnished they are and I know exactly what I am going to do with them ~ yes, you all know too!

I hope you have enjoyed my treasures and I will be on the lookout for all of yours when I head into blogland the next time.

And last but not least ....

... time is running out to sign up for my giveaway.

So if you haven't put your name in the basket yet ~ off you go!

I hope all you lovely bloggers out there are well and happy.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. the best treasures ever!!!! lucky you!

  2. You found some great treasurers!! Love the coin purses. They are hard to find here.
    And baby shoes: you are right. You can never have too many. =)
    Love it all sweetie

    barbara jean

  3. My goodness, those stars are too cute, I can't believe they are real pearls. Wow. I'd say you have found some great stuff, the coin purses are wonderful.

  4. Hi Karen,
    I love the coin purses, of course! The stars are awesome! Isn't it amazing what they can do nowadays? The salt shaker is beautiful, corrosion and all. And so are the vases. The shoes, you can never have too many of those.
    I already signed up for your giveaway and keeping my fingers crossed! :)
    Have a great Tuesday.

  5. Hi Karen,
    wonderful treasures you found!! Love the coin
    purses and the baby shoes are just adorable!TFS.
    Have a great day.

  6. Your treasures are the best. You really have a special eye for charming finds. Happy end of May...

  7. Great treasuries Karen. Love those coin purses and the vintage pincushion is awesome.
    xo Tina