Friday, May 14, 2010

~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC TREASURES - The PINK ROSE Kind~

~DARLING CUP & SAUCER~
(Austria)
 
 ~SO SWEET~
(Love Her Hand Painted Roses)

Today is Friday and I'm more excited than I can say for the weekend to be here.  I have back-to-back days of estate sale shopping planned (STORMS STAY AWAY!) and by now you should know how happy this makes this pink rose lovin', mind ever changin', vintage lace buyin', high-maintenance gal! :)  I even began early yesterday by doing a little bit of junkin' in the rain!  Despite the still somewhat GLOOOOOMY skies overhead I had fun!

During my scavenger hunt I unearthed a few sweet treasures!  The Demitasse Cup & Saucer above was found at a shabby old Antique Mall in Bethany, Oklahoma.  I don't ALWAYS find neat stuff there...but sometimes! :)
I also found this one...
~NEWER CUP & SAUCER~
(But certainly charming!)

I'm on an endless quest to find Theo Haviland China at a GOOD, FAIR price!  I'm hardly ever successful tho... :(  Booo Hooo!  But sometimes I do find plates like the one below that just call out my name.  Theo or not, this darling pink rose plate came home with me!
~BRIDAL ROSE PLATE~
(Austria)

Now, ever since my pinky rose friend, Sweet Tea, sent me the top to her Liqueur Decanter to paint,  I decided I had to have one, too!  I mean...she can't have something I don't have, right? :) :) :)   One of the Antique Malls I stopped in at had several and they were all priced over $125 each.  (No...they did not have silver or silver plate lids!)  Boy...they were pricey!  But...the NEXT Antique Mall I visited (this one in Oklahoma City on 10th Street) had the one you see below for a mere $18.  Now I have two!!!   (I win, Tea)!
~VINTAGE DECANTER~
(Can You Say YUMMO?)

Now...you all should know by now that it is impossible for me to return to my La Chaumiere de Briarwood without at least ONE THING to paint!  I truly never know what I will find in that category because over the years I've grown pickier over the things I'm willing to makeover.

I spied this aging Pie Carrier (Picnic Basket) hiding in a dusty corner and BECAUSE it still had the riser on the inside I decided to give it a new home as well.  This little beauty is a project for this coming week.  She will no doubt be PINK and graced with hand painted roses!  
~WORTH THE MAKEOVER~
(Aging Pie Carrier/Picnic Basket)

Now...the last little pretty I found on my jaunt was sorta weird looking to me at first.  I'm not even sure WHAT it was meant to be used for.  :(  But, who cares....it was a neat wooden piece that would look smashing made over for the romantic cottage home!  In my cart it jumped!
~OLD TOLE PAINTED THINGY~
(For SPICES?)

Here's the inside...
~ANOTHER SWEET FIND~
(Whatever it is!)

Now...tomorrow is PINK SATURDAY and I will be joining in the fun for another day of PINKALICIOUS EXTRAVAGANCE!!!  In the meantime I'm back in my studio working on new pretties for my website!

Now...before I go...

Thank you ALL for the well wishes you sent to us all here in Oklahoma and for your generous, caring hearts.  The weather in my beautiful State continues to be a bit dark and dreary.  When storm clouds arise they certainly bring moments of clarity and I find it becomes easier to focus on all the things I'm thankful for.  Despite the raging winds, we know God walks beside us a all the way.

Have a wonderful, peaceful, blessed day~

Love to you...

22 comments:

Tanza said...

Ooohhh SWEET ~r~,
Beautiful finds !! Just Gorgeous !! LoVe the cup and saucers !! the plate is scrumpulicious, GORGEOUS !! Okay Girlie, YOU FOUND A DECANTOR !! LoVinG it !! They are soo Beautiful !! Aren't they just so delicate, girly, frilly looking !! I'm so excited for you !! Now, get to the paint, I CAN'T wait to see it all redone in all it's glory !! And, only YOU can make it happen !! Woo hoo for you, my junk lovin' girly friend !! Soo happy your day out was so successful !! Way more fun to come home with uncovered treasures !! Now, here's wishing you an awesome, beautiful, sunshiney ONLY day ~ xo
Big Junkin' hugs ~tea~

Nancy said...

Hi Rebecca,
You certainly found some very nice treasures! I love that plate! It's so pretty. I'll be watching for how you transform the basket and wooden thing. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Nancy

RosesMarijke said...

Hi Rebecca!

I loooove all those

treasures...beautiful!!


xxMarijke

Lisa T. said...

Maybe it's for plastic wrap? Can't wait to see them all dressed up!

Smiles,
Lisa

stefanie said...

oooo, I know that picnic basket is going to be beautiful!!!

Marydon Ford said...

G'day sweet Rebecca ~ Your finds are SpEcTaCuLaR!!! I love the china but know when you are done with the re-do on the other other items they will be 2D4! Anxiously awaiting to enjoy ...

We have been keeping you, & all our other blog friends & our family members lifted in prayer for safety during this wicked weather you all are enduring. Be safe.

Have fun 'shopping' this weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Paula said...

Hi sweet Rebecca,
So glad you found so many pretty rose dishes!!! That was a great price for the decanter! I saw the one you painted for Sweet Tea and it is gorgeous! I can hardly wait to see the makeovers! I hope the sun comes out soon and the storms pass! Yes, you are so right, we know God walks beside us all the way! Love, Paula

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Rebecca :) Those cups and saucers are so lovely, and you always seem to find such wonderful treasures! I can't wait to see the makeovers you will do with them, as I know they will be just beautiful!

I'm participating in Pink Saturday for the first time. I've decided to take some pictures in my Dining room as I have way too much pink things in my home to choose from, and this way everyone can see a lot of my pink :)

Have a fabulous weekend! Warmest always, Brenda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oooh, such pretty finds! You know, this would be a yummy PS post itself!! I so love the sweet teacups with roses on them. Can't wait to see your sweet hp roses on the new/old wooden pieces you got. Try to stay dry ~ now we are getting your rain!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh Rebecca, I LOVE your treasures, especially the second teacup! What pattern is it? Is it Bridal Rose like the plate? What a gorgeous thing it is! I'm swooning! Cannot wait to see the work of art you will perform on your goodies! Wishing you a weekend of sunshine and joy, my sweet friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Linda said...

Hi Rebecca,
I like all of your special "finds".
I think the pie basket will be beautiful painted pink with hand painted flowers!

You are blessed with creativity and talent...and such an eye for beauty.

And...you are certainly beautiful inside and out.

The weather in Kansas has been stormy too. But better days are ahead of us huh? (smile)

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Connie said...

Chick, you have not dropped by to see what I got for Mother's Day! I think you'll get a good laugh... We went to California and I was treated royally by son and DIL. And if you laugh, I'm knee-capping ya, sugar!
xoxo,
Connie

Victorian1885 said...

Your new items are great & I can't wait to see the transfermations. Have a good weekend & have fun hunting for treasures!

Wanda

karen said...

Great finds. Good luck on no rain. We have had rain off and on all day. Thunderstorms stay away. Have fun if you get out.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Rebecca... your finds are gorgeous! I CANNOT pass up any pink handpainted roses china, no matter what! Your decanter is pretty and I also can't wait to see how you paint it... I loved Tanza's! And today, my STUNNING French sachet arrived!!! It is so beautiful and I am so happy with it, thank you so much for doing my special order, (no lavender, wish I could have had some, darn allergies!)... it is beautiful beyond words... wishing you a wonderful weekend flea~marketing, and finding more fabulous treasures... xoxo Julie Marie PS I think we are getting some of your bad weather here today... thunder and lightning storms and downed power lines all over!

Mari said...

HEY THERE SWEET REBECCA,
I LOVE YOUR NEW DECANTER (PLEASE GIVE ME FIRST DIPS IF YOU GET ANOTHER ONE FOR ME HEEHEE :))
AND I CANT WAIT TO SEE HER IN ALL HER GLORY WITH HER MAKE OVER.....IF ITS ANYTHING LIKE SWEET TEA'S IT WILL BE FABULOUS SWEETIE :) SEE YOU TOMORROW FOR PINKY PINK SATURDAY :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love all your wonderful things you got girl...that woodren thingie is wonderful just as it is...but I know you will give it your magic touch...I pray all is well in your world my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

joey said...

Oooooo what gorgeous treasures ! I can't wait to see the basket when it's all painted. So hurry up ! heheheheeee. Love the decanter.
Hugs, joey

June said...

Hi sweetie, I have been thinking of you for days and worrying about how you are doing. i am so sorry about the bad storms that have been ravaging your beautiful area and am sick over the losses of the people. You all have been in my prayers.
Thank you for letting us know how we could be of some help.

Your finds are all amazing and I really can't wait to see the make over on the basket and that awesome wooden thingy!
I loved your sweet message!
hugs

The Tablescaper said...

Love the cups and saucers. Love all of the pin flowers. It's lovely and pink and adorable.

- The Tablescaper

Sandra said...

What a pretty and dainty cup and saucer. We had some serious weather today! It was scary at times. Many tornadoes were spotted but none touched. So scary! I hope you have a good weekend.
Sandra

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You had me with that first shot, Rebecca! It is GORGEOUS.

XO,

Sheila :-)

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