28 May 2010

on the 28th of May 2005

I married my best friend! I love my husband even more today than I did five years ago when we made our vows.  In honor of our first "major" anniversary I made a lovely breakfast.  I used our wedding china, some anniversary presents and lots of little memories to decorate the table.  I'm going to enter this post in the 92nd Tablescapes Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch

The "je t'aime" espresso cups were from our three year anniversary trip to St. Louis.  I found them at Sur La Table.  The china is the Lenox Solitaire pattern, which was also my mother's china pattern.  Our sterling is Grande Baroque, by Wallace.  (Kevin finished out my 3rd place setting this anniversary, thanks babe!)
The crystal pattern is Queen Anne, I can't remember the maker.

I found the candlesticks and the vase at an estate sale in a small town in Oklahoma.  The little felt heart was my first attempt at hand sewing. The deer salt and pepper shakers are from our "babymoon" when we went to Big Cedar Lodge last October.  The roses are the first ones from my garden.

I found these lovely napkins at an estate sale in Oklahoma city. Remember, I told you my affection for all things "Valentine" in a previous post.

I can't remember where the tablecloth is from, I think maybe my mother bought it and gave it to me.

I sure do love setting a pretty table.

27 May 2010

Cameo love

One of my favorite things to buy anywhere, anytime is vintage jewelry.  Cameos are my favorite, but I also like sparkly things and pearls. (so basically I like it all!)  Lately I have been buying tiaras on ebay, but I'll save that for another post.

This cameo necklace is one of my most worn accessories. The black and white brooch was a little treasure I picked up at a bazar in Prague. I can't remember where I got the ring, but I do remember that it was only $1.  **special thanks to Shabby Blogs for the fun frames.

25 May 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

The first time I saw this cake plate I didn't buy it.  I was at an awesome estate sale and there was so much else to look at. I ended up leaving it behind.  The next day I went back to see what was left (and now on sale!) and I stopped to admire it once again.  I heard a voice in my mind saying "Kevin will kill you if you buy another cake plate." But, I decided that it was too cute to leave behind.  Lucky for me! This is probably one of the best kitchen finds in my collection.  Everyone always comments on it, and several children have asked me if they could eat it, or if there was something good inside. Ha! As if I could make something as tasty as this looks.

24 May 2010

Tutus and Tupperware

I always wanted to be Tinkerbell.  I guess that's why I bought this fabulous ensemble, even though I knew I was expecting a boy.  The green tutu was almost buried under a pile of plastic tupperware, but it caught my eye.  I slyly opened the box to look further, careful not to alert anyone that I was interested. I couldn't really tell what it was, but I knew it was green and fluffy and I had to have it. I stood back and waited for the auctioneer to come down the row. I calmly made my $1 bid. No one else was interested in old tupperware, so the box was mine. What a rush, I felt triumphant the rest of the day!

23 May 2010

Please be Mine, Valentine

Valentine's Day is one of my personal favorites. Not so much for the lovey-dovey stuff, but rather for all the glorious hearts and flowers and adorable decorating supplies you can find. After-Valentine's Day Sales are almost as special to me as after-Christmas sales. So, you can imagine my delight when I can across a box of charming, unused Valentines.

 There were even a few Halloween themed ones.  How cool!

22 May 2010

the elusive zipper earring

Ok, so maybe they aren't that elusive, but I was very excited to find my own pair of vintage zipper earrings at a sale recently. They were tucked in a bag of 80s jewelry all for only 50c. Lucky me!

21 May 2010

Doggie Treats

I am starting a blog to keep track of all my awesome estate sale and auction finds.  I love hunting through sales looking for treasure.  I also enjoy taking pictures, so I think starting a blog where I take pictures of my discoveries is the perfect idea.

This morning I got up early, left the baby with Kevin and went to a great estate sale.  I bought several fun things, including a bag of doll clothes for $1. Little did I know that it was actually a bag of adorable doggie clothes, sized just right for princess Fiona.  She wasn't too happy about the photo shoot, but don't worry, she was amply compensated!

(I don't think she liked being a clown)