Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Vintage Finds

On Saturday Morning our local Retirement Village hosted a Trash and Treasure Market and an Open Day.  I have been to a few before and there is always a treasure or two to be found. The ladies are lovely to chat with and keen to show their new items they have crocheted, or jams and jellies they have made.

I found these gorgeous Vintage Hanley plates. Just perfect to use for lunch. Six dinner plates and six side plates for 20 cents each! Bargain.




There was a barometer underneath the tables without a price. So, I asked one of the ladies how much it was and she gave it to me for free as they had just dropped it and one of the hands had fallen off. It didn't matter, as it was immediately appealing to me and it would be easy enough to put a new mechanism in it.




Look where it was made....an added bonus for me as I am a bit of a lover of all things French.



Then it was time to create some more floral loveliness and these florals are what I came up with to add to my ETSY store.


So enjoying sewing these cushion covers from my stash of vintage and vintage inspired floral fabrics. Such a joy!

31 comments:

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh...get out of my way...20 cents are you kidding me...you are a bargain hunter indeed! Love the look of your fair weather barometer...can't go wrong if it never changes to stormy weather.
More gorgeous cushions too!! Yum.
Kiss Noises Linda

Barn House Antiques said...

Oh I love retirement village trash and treasures, you often find some great things.

Your cushions are so lovely!

delia hornbook said...

Love the idea of using a candlwick bedspread as a backing for a cushion ;-)) those are very pretty and so are your plates. Have a lovely week, dee x

Anonymous said...

Found you Pam - glad your hair is looking gorgeous in your profile pic :-)
you really have a passion heh? Beautiful photography too, you should send it to the home mags or to greeting card manufacturers. A great talent!
Carolyn

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Wonderful bargains!! I particularly like the plates :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

wow! .20 cents each. That's a steal! And you got something free to boot. Looks like it was your lucky day. Your pillows are gorgeous. Have a great week. Tammy

Sarah B said...

Oh you lucky thing! Those plates are a steal! I have a dinner sized one in that same pattern that my great aunt gave me - it's gorgeous.
Look at that pretty chenille on the cushion. It reminds me of my late nan :)
X

**Anne** said...

Gorgeous finds Pam and more beautiful cushions too. Thanks for sharing.
Anne xx

Mystica said...

I've never found anything in Melbourne for 20 cents. These are so very pretty. Enjoy the find.

Kym said...

Such beautiful finds...don't you just love trash and treasure markets. I am also adoring your gorgeous cushions ..just divine..Kym X

jeanetteann said...

I have never been to a retirement village trash and treasure. I don't think there has ever been one here, sounds great, and what bargains lucky you, the plates are gorgeous. Love your cushions too xx

kit and nancy. said...

just beautiful pam! sounds like my perfect saturday. those plates are absolutely delightful..and 20cents!!!! just lovely.

A Treasured Past said...

Great finds Pam, and I am loving your new Etsy store. I hope it does well, Tam x

Tiff said...

Those plates are gorgeous! What a steal! I love that barometer ... Would it surprise you to know I have a similiar one?! Hee hee... Needless to say I love it! Those cushions are so so pretty! The chenille is super stunning! X

Rose H (UK) said...

Wow, the plates are lovely so pretty, and what better bargain than 'free' for the barometer! Though I hope you have better luck than me though...I had my Aunts barometer when she died and had new glass fitted, about a month later it fell off the wall and smashed to smithereens :o( I've just kept it in a box as I really can't bear to part with it.

brismod said...

20 cents? You can't buy anything for 20 cents these days not even a lolly! Love what you've found. xx

Natasha in Oz said...

Why is it that I never find these kinds of amazing bargains?! I need to go shopping with you Pam!

Your cushions are so pretty too. I really don't need any more cushions at my place but if I hear of anyone who does I will be sure to send them to you!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me.

Catherine said...

Delightful plates! I wonder if we could persuade them to add the trash & treasure bit to the open days here?!! X

The Cloth Shed said...

Would never have thought to use a piece of candlewick bedspread for a cushion, but it works very well. Great idea!
Julie x

vintage mum said...

Love the name Trash and treasure your cushions are sure to do well good luck
Cate x

Restyled Vintage said...

great finds, Pam! I have a similar candlewick bedspread as the one on your top pillow that I plan on chopping up for cushions too...but that project has to wait till I am on your side of the ditch...not long now...eeek!

xx Karen

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous blog you have. I adore those plates they are so pretty, what a fabulous find! x

BeachVintage.com said...

You hit the jackpot with that barometer......love it"

Stylish Settings said...

Love the barometer!
Cheers
Kylie

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Thank you for your lovely welcome back comment dear Pam. Your latest finds are delightful and so are your cushion covers! ♥ Carla.

Naturally Carol said...

Wow..that pile of goodies should have you glowing with achievement all week! The plates are a particularly amazing find. I love the way you've made the chenille cushion too.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your barometer and those dishes are amazing....great finds!

Carmel's Closet said...

20c?! How marvellous! Your cushions are divine, perfect for snuggling under a blanket with in this weather (cold today in Sydney).
Carmel
x

Cottage and Broome said...

What's not to love about those dishes!! So pretty!

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