Hello my dear friends,
I had such a lovely day on my birthday.
I was spoiled over the entire day with too many beautiful gifts again and lovely little surprises and as always everyone was so sweet to me. A part of my day was spent out and about junking with my daughter Ashleigh, something we hadn't done in such a long time and it was so nice. Not only that but I was very fortunate to find some treasures too and one of them is just so amazing!
I am a total lover of tarnished and tattered things and tarnished treasures were what I found.
A few pieces were what I would call 'your 'classic' findings which are little tarnished trays with and without stands and a tarnished little creamer ~ I always love finding this neat treasures.
A big smile came over my face when I saw this ...
... and then I saw double ... and I mean double.
I found a set of Seagull pewter candle stands in the shape of tulips which are the matching pieces that are meant to go with the tulip candle snuffer ...
... which I had previously turned into pincushions.
I am so happy that I was finally able to find of a few of these beauties.
However my next finding I think is what it would be called the 'piece de résistance' and I am over the moon about it. It is a Evans table lighter in the shape of a strawberry. You read right ... a strawberry.
(Photo courtesy of the Pinterest)
In it's earlier days (the 1940's) it might have looked like this and been covered in a coat of enamel, most probably the color would have been vibrant red but over the many years of it's life it was lost but that is so OK with me because just take a look at it now!
Isn't is absolutely stunning?!
And take a look inside ~ see it really is a old table lighter!
I have never before seen one this beautiful and so lovely and there was no way I was going to leave the store without it.
I had forgotten to share these two cute pieces were treasures that I had found a few weeks ago ...
... and they are little vintage egg cups ...
... so adorable!
I already have plans for most of these beautiful pieces, I just need to find the time to work on them and to do my little magic. Needless to tell you all what I am going to turn them into ... right?!
So ... whenever you have a few spare moment why not stop by here at Todolwen and visit me ~ I might just have something new to share with you.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.