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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Picking We Will Go...

It's finally starting to look and feel like spring! Did you hear that parts of Colorado and Nebraska got snow over the weekend? Thankfully we only received rain and no severe weather. Spring is sometimes a turbulent time, lots of changes going on. 

We were traveling over the weekend to celebrate with my husbands family and had a wonderful Mother's Day celebration with his mom. On the long drive we stopped in at a few second hand and vintage shops on the way.  I'm sharing a few photos of some items I picked up. Most will end up in my shop, but I may have to squirrel away a few to enjoy for myself first!

I was using my new smart-phone and have figured out that it must be smarter than me, because it occasionally just starts taking pictures on it's own. Pardon a few are a bit blurry, I am still trying to get the hang of the thing.

First off, I found this cute Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear book in a paper-back version. I couldn't pass up the cute illustrations. I'll share some of them later on.

I also found a Billy Bunny book published by the Vogard company which also published the Raggedy Ann books back in the 1920's.  Next up is a cute book called Little Elephants Christmas (1944) and another book with some great illustrations called A Home for Turkey Gobbler.

Here are some darling pottery pieces! 
I found dogs in boats, dogs with bows and a Scotty dog salt shaker.

I also found pigs, teacups and of course some deer!

The planter above is a darling version of Bambi! Unfortunately, it has a small chip on one ear. Otherwise it is stunning with the gold application! The planter is on top of a fabulous vintage table cloth with pink roses.

I fell in love with this cute little Raccoon planter!

.....And how could I pass up this charming Elf with his cart??

Here is another shot of some of my fresh picks! The gigantic peanut with the squirrel on top was a great find, so darned cute! The squirrel to the left matches the squirrel on top the nut!

Below are a few photos of one of the most organized antique shops I have ever seen. There is never a speck of dust on anything! I can't imagine how she keeps it up. It is a very old fashioned store and she does not use the internet, so the only way to buy is in person. She is located in South Dakota, if you would like further information you can contact me. The owner's are very quirky but sweet.

Oodles of Pyrex and glassware.

Some fabulous Christmas Pyrex. Sorry for the blurrr.

I love the fruit pattern Pyrex, but I just don't have the room for it!

This was only a small part of the store, we were in a hurry so 
I had to get back to my shopping!

I hope you all have been having a wonderful week and that your weather has also been Spring-like! Soon I should have some flowers to share, things are just getting started around here.  For now, I will be organizing and photographing some of these items to list in my shop.

See you soon!
~~ Diane ~~


  1. Yes I did hear about the snow out west. Saw lots of awesome pictures of it on Instagram! Made me want some snow :)

    1. Keith, hopefully when you move to Germany you will get your wish next winter!

  2. Some great finds! That store owner must do nothing but clean constantly -- her store sparkles! Very unusual for an antique / collectibles place, I agree. Most of them figure a coating of dust drives the price up.

  3. Hi Kindred..wowness..what super-lovely and gorgeous treasures..a feast for the eyes..fantastic pics of that place,..wonderful stuff! Hope you had a lovely time away..sure looks fun!
    Wishing you many blessings this Springtime..thanks for adding sparkles to my day!

  4. What a great store! Lots of treasure there!

  5. Wow, amazing finds. And that store is in incredibly wonderful condition. Talk about being organized! You would have LOVED being here this past weekend. We took a stroll downtown and instead of the Farmer's Market behind city hall, which is there typically on weekends, there was a vintage/antique/retro sale going on. Items all the way back to my childhood...and even my mom's childhood! Items that I hadn't seen since I was a little girl. It was fun.

  6. That's quite the collection of interesting stuff that you found!

  7. cool vintage holiday books

  8. What a quaint antique store! Your tour brought back some memories of things my mother had when I was a little girl. You found some wonderful treasures. I think I would have come out of there with a teacup in each hand!

  9. Oh Diane - you really found some adorable things. Does make one wonder in an antique shop with that many things how they kept it clean. I am so glad you shared these adorable finds. Meant to tell you I love your choice of music on your blog. So peaceful. Have a wonderful spring day.

  10. Wow so many lovely things, I will look forward to seeing more pictures. Good to hear spring is on the way to your part of the world. Have a lovely weekend.

  11. I love those books and the raccoon planter, and the story behind the Raggedy Anne book, sweet :)

  12. Wow, that shop is amazing! I would love to go there! Diane, you found some great things! You have to let us know, when everything is in your shop! I spotted a cute little green dear ;o) Too many good things ;o) A wonderful time you had ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

  13. I love the books! Amazing they're still in one piece after all that time.

  14. Seeing the little pixies always tickles me pink and reminds me of my grandmothers collection . i loved them and when I was a bit older she would let me dust them ~ I use to think that was such a privilege to hold and look at them so closely !

  15. WOW! That shop, I nearly fell off my chair! And so many cute things.

  16. Diane,
    Look at all these vintage books, I love them! Jess just bought me the latest Little Golden Book - remember those? The elf is so sweet. I think I'm partial to him hehehe. This sounds like a nice antique shop that the owner keeps it up nicely.

    I'm glad that spring is coming your way finally. It is getting warmer here every day.


  17. you always find the cutest little treasures

  18. Cute treasures and thanks for sharing photos of the beautiful antique shop!
    There`s so many pretty treasures to look at...


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