Sunday, September 13, 2015

What I Found (Last Two) Weeks

Late summer with hints of fall. The air is sweet. Breezes are very welcome. School is back in session and routines are reappearing. Later afternoon and evenings and early mornings are cooler and the mid morning and afternoons are hot enough but not enough to run the AC. Gardens are getting closer to finished and my tomatoes are ripening. Coastal BC.

My finds over the past two weeks, eclectic.

"Welcome" small chalkboard with Johnson Brothers The Friendly Village cups and saucers, a wooden maple leaf coffee spoon holder with a vintage aluminium ice cream scoop

Jockey and horseshoes brass bell

Capo de Monte, Italy, lidded comport, flower candle holder and vase

Copper and brass - utensil holder and brass and copper pitcher

tall Angel with Dove

Wolves and bears on ice (the snow is wax)

Had a bit of fun mixing Photo Collage with Pic Monkey to make the collage below. The vintage chalkware flower seller and the Johnson Brothers Dishes were mixed using overlay and rotate in Photo Collage then edited in Pic Monkey using a polaroid border on a green background.

A pink and blue bouquet for party hosts Sally, KatherineBeverly and for LaVoice who always reminds me it is time for another special party.

If you have a few minutes to spare, why not visit some lovely bloggers
 who share their thrifted finds. 

Distressed Donna Down Home, Penny of Penny's Vintage Home, Brenda of Cozy Little House (and the coffee table that would not cooperate), Denise at Second Time Around Finds, Sue at Granny Sue, Linda at  A La Carte, Sherry at Back 2 Vintage, Cathy of My 1929 CharmerJudy of 20 North OraEddie of Eddie-torial Comments, Martin of Things I Find in The Garbage, Shara of Monkeybox, Lorraine of We Are: Clamco, Joan of Scavenger Chic, Audrey at Timeless Treasures

The list is growing.

Oh dear, having too much fun with Pic Monkey borders again. This is my 'shelf' mantle in the kitchen. Put a few bits and pieces together, used a stencil on chalkboard and used chalk ! Quick way to see if the stencil word fits before painting.

Thank you for dropping in for a visit today.

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  1. Joy, you have been busy finding some great stuff! Love the tea cups and I keep hoping to find one of those great ice cream of these days. Thanks for the shout out and I have some new blogs to check out thanks to your list!

  2. My Mom still has one of those old aluminum icecream scoops in her utensil drawer - along with a few wooden red handled items. My tomatoes (two plants) went wild this year - probably 15-20 pounds from two plants. Never have I had any luck with tomatoes. There are still at least 20 tomatoes on the plant although it does seem to be slowing down and I pluck them the second they show any pink at all. No chance of frost here until November lol. If it starts raining I might go pick them all though. Great finds this week! I really need to get out my fall decor minipumpkins :)

  3. Great finds Joy. I especially love the brass and copper pitcher. My daughter collects The Friendly Village dishes and they look so pretty for Fall and Winter table settings.
    Happy days.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. My favorite is the pretty cups and saucers.

  5. Hi Joy,

    I've always loved Capo de Monte. So delicate. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  6. Oh what great finds. Love the Jockey Bell. Never seen anything like it. This is a unique collection. I love The Fabulous Fall picture at the end. Why not come over to my blog and link your post at the Fabulous Fall party. Come and party with me.

  7. Joy ~ delightful finds and love the creative card you made ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  8. Hello Joy, I have to say your vintage finds are awesome. Lucky you. Some of these things I have never seen such as; the jockey bell. I am a big fan of pretty cups and saucers too. I shared one from my grandmother today.

    Happy Blue Monday.
    Love, Jeanne

  9. Well, that bell doesn't fit with my decor, but I sure do love it!

  10. Such pretty treasures! I love the last photo the best, so cute!
    Have a great week :)
    Joy @ Books and Life

  11. Joy, The angel is lovely. Soft, muted, peaceful. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  12. Some great finds Joy! I especially love that cute little chalkboard. Thanks so much for linking to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week!

  13. Thanks for the sweet shout out Joy. You found some good stuff. That bell is amazing@!

  14. You found some great stuff - the Friendly Village teacups and the copper pot are my favorites!

  15. Great finds - I especially love the copper pitcher! Thanks for sharing them at the Vintage Inspiration Party!

  16. Great find on the teacups and I like the the wolf figurines.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  17. Fabulous finds - especially like the bell - very unusual!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  18. You sure found some fun items. I love the teacups, such a great pattern. Looks like you had fun.

  19. Love the shelf mantel decorated for fall, so pretty! You sure found some great finds! ...coming from Fall into Fall! ~Rhonda

  20. Joy, I love your maple leaf spoon holder!
    And I have the set of dishes to match your Johnson Brother tea cups.
    I drag them back out every Fall.

  21. Such good stuff you find. You must have some really wonderful thrift stores.

  22. Great finds! I love the copper and brass! Thanks for joining Inspiration Thursday this week!

  23. Wonderful finds. Really a nice surprise seeing my name among certain ones. Thank you. I do not need to thrift, just get rid of what I have.

  24. Hi Joy, what lovely finds and I love how the shelf is decorated in the kitchen for fall.
    I am visiting from A Tray of Bliss party.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

  25. Joy that copper utensil holder is my pick. I'm on the lookout for similar things here, but they don't crop up much in suburban! Gorgeous finds, and thanks for sharing with us at A Tray of Bliss's Five Star Frugal linkup. Love, Mimi xxx

  26. Once again, lovely finds :) The tea cups won my heart immediately! Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

  27. Joy, the first vignette is just lovely as is! Love the Johnson Bros. cups! I have a few pieces, but no teacups. The copper items are perfect for Fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  28. Hello Joy, Love the Johnson Bros cups - my favorites! Great finds - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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