Sunday, March 14, 2010

~SWEET VINTAGE FINDS and Rebecca Meets Ginger~

Yesterday was a jam-packed day!  After filling up my SUV with finds bound for my A Gathering Place Shoppe (a little booth space I rent in an Oklahoma City Antique Market), I was off and running! With Miss K and my Mr. AGPMan in tow I had plans to visit at least two estate sales and a wonderful antique shoppe on 10th Street.  Truly my favorite kind of day!

At sale #1 I found the amazing vintage mirror you see above.  I haven't decided if I'm going to keep this one and paint it out or offer it for sale in either my local shoppe or my soon-to-be-reopened website.  This sale was NOT great.  But I did snag some other interesting (but little) finds.  Small snippets of lace, tiny silver trays, etc.
At sale #2 I found this charming old chair.  It is sturdy and strong and in amazing shape.  This is another piece I'm not sure I will part with, but MAYBE.  It will definitely be painted cottage white and the aging seat cover will be changed to either a neutral or a soft floral.  I still have some of that fabulous reproduction Barkcloth filled with those luscious pink roses and I may end up using that.  Stay tuned for makeover pictures coming up in a few days...

I also snagged an old glove box and several pairs of vintage leather gloves and a sweet pink rose bone dish that looks perfect in my china cabinet...

But...the DELIGHT of my day was this...

A little after noon I popped into my shoppe to unload my fresh merchandise and I got the most INCREDIBLE surprise...

As I was walking back towards my shoppe-space  I spotted a pretty blond lady and a tall dark haired beauty smiling out through the doorway...

Guess who they were?????

None other than Miss Ginger from GLITTER and ROSES and her gorgeous daughter, Tammy!  I was more excited to meet them than I can even say!  We were able to chat for a few minutes and I still feel sooo blessed to have stumbled upon their visit!  Talented Ginger has a darling blog and I hope you will take the time to visit her.  I also just found out that Tammy is going to be starting a blog of her own before long.  I'll be sure to keep you updated on that!

Now...can you believe I didn't have my camera with me?  Ginger didn't either so we were both forced to use the cameras on our phones.  Still, I am thrilled to have this picture of the four of us...into my scrapbook it goes!

I hope your weekend was full of beautiful things.  Mine was just lovely...



Paula said...

Dear Rebecca,

I am so happy you had a weekend full of beautiful things! How wonderful to meet a fellow blog friend in person! A lovely photo of lovely ladies!

I love the mirror and chair you found. They will be perfect painted white! I love the reproduction pink roses barkcloth. That would be beautiful for the cushion cover. Your other finds sound so sweet! I look forward to seeing your makeovers.

Love and blessings,

Unknown said...

If I haven't told you before, I'll say it now: you have the most excellent taste in things! Your newest treasures are so pretty! But best of all is meeting friends! yay! So glad for you happy day!


Anonymous said...

Great mirror, Rebecca and I'm glad you were able to meet some of the girls! ♥

Ginger said...

Sounds like you had as good a day as I did, love your great finds. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Tammy and I were so excited to meet you, we are both so in awe of you and your beautiful booth. Your family is so awesome. Tammy is excited to start her blog, think she is going to try to work on it next week when she takes a couple of days vacation.

Talk to you soon!!

Hugs to you

Maggey and Jim said...

New to your blog and it is beautiful..
I can't wait to see what you are doing with chair. I love those projects..Have a great giveaway.

Debra@CommonGround said...

What a wonderful surprise to top off a great day! I want to see shop photos!?

Mari said...


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
I just love coming to visit your blog. You always inspire me and I feel uplifted after viewing your lovely pictures and sweet writing.

I love your finds. That mirror is so pretty and that chair, of my,
I wouldn't part with it either.

I'm glad you met Ginger and her daughter. I just love Ginger, she is so talented and sweet too.


Unknown said...

How wonderful you all met by chance ... wish I'd been there!

How lucky you to find that mirror, & the other lovelies ... now to see what you will do to make them even more beautiful than they are ... & I DO know that is possible.

I LUSTH MY FRUMT TUUTTH, still chuckling over that one.

Hugs of love, Marydon

VM Creation Atelier said...

My dear Rebecca!-)*

Such a great post and such a beutiful feelings by!!!

I like these mirror SO much and what is also realy great is the photo where I can seeing you from today!-)))I mean the photo from the relly daily life...

Much love and hugs,


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. That mirror and chair you got...LOVE THEM!! I don't think I could part with either of them :)

That Cameo fabric; I purchased a complete full size set from a seller on Ebay from Canada about a year ago for $100, which I think at that time was a pretty good steal. But I don't have too much left of it, so I only create something with it every once in a great while now.

The 3 photos of you, your daughter, and Miss K; well, they look like they are just all from 1 person. You guys look so much alike, it's crazy :)

Take care, warmest, Brenda

Tanza said...

Ooohhh ~r~,
Waaahaaa ... baaahaaa ... I want to be able to go to your sweet shoppe, and bump into you all there too .. that's NOT fair !! But, I'm thrilled you got to meet each other without me ...
Ginger seems like such a sweetie too .. It sounds like you had a wonderful day, and your beautiful finds, are sooo you !! I can't wait to see the makeover .. Always a treat ... hoping your Sunday is blessed and you are doing some fun things too ~
big hugs ~tea~xo

Lisa said...

Oh how very exciting! I love getting to meet new friends! Your blog looks lovely by the way! I adore your new header!!
Hugs, Lisa

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Mailing address please??????

:-) ;-0 ;->

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Rebecca!! You are such an angel! Thank you so much for linking to my little ol' tutorials!!!! I'm so in love with your finds ~ and know that whatever you decide for either one that they will be GORGEOUS! Wishing you a wonderful week dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn


Love the chair. I'm always on the look out for that's fun to change the fabric on them.
Found a few things this weekend also.
How fun to meet friends. I would like to see photos of your space/booth too!!!
Deb :)

Barb said...

Rebecca, wish I could see your little place. I had friends that had booths like these for many years but they aren't doing well in Florida anymore...can hardly find them. I did LOVE them so!!

So glad you met with friends. I am going over right now. Such fun pictures. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Sunday.

PS....I am up to my ears in cottage white is good!

xoxo, Barb

myletterstoemily said...

what a fun surprise!

i just noticed that you love
"my antonia". it is one of
my favorites, along with
"the song of the lark."

willa catha is just amazing.

so excited for your shoppe.


A Southern Rose said...

Your booth behind you in this picture looks beautiful! I would love to go there and see it in person. I love the mirror and chair that you found. They are going to be so beautiful after you get through with them. How exciting it must've been to meet some other blog friends. I'm going to go snd check out her blog. Thanks for sharing. Also, I asked my daddy out on a date the other night after I read your post about you and your dad. That post really touched my heart and opened up my eyes...made me realize that I need to spend more time with my parents. Thank you.

Lee Laurie

I posted about it this morning.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rebecca ~
What fun finds !! Don't you just love love to have the warmer weather on its way which means more and more great sales ~

Anonymous said...

There's something for you over at my place

karen said...

Wonderful picture of you all. And I can't wait to see the redo on your great finds.

Unknown said...

That mirror is AMAZING!!!! I would hate to give that one up if I were you!!

The French Bear said...

Rebecca, how wonderful to meet your friends!!! I am glad you found a few things!!! I love your post about Miss K and her tuuttth!!!!! He he, the best!!!
Margaret B

Laura said...

Hi Rebecca-
What a wonderful day you had.
Your blog looks lovely!
I can't wait to see what you do with your new finds-
Have a great Monday,


Miss Gracie's House said...

all sweetness here this morning...sweet finds...sweet new friends and such sweet memories with your granddaughter...I can tell she thinks *you're* the sweetest, too!
blessings to you this week,

Deanna said...

Rebecca, Fantastic things you snagged!!! Enjoy seeing your finds and then how you doll them up.

Luv it when I hit the jackpot and come home with what I call my treasures. Tis such fun.

I wish I had more time to stop by your shop when passing through Oklahoma. Whirl wind trips. I'd enjoy shopping your booth!

Spring is just about here and it will be great.

Nancy's Notes said...

I am so happy I stopped in, your finds are fantastic and so is your blog! I'll be back again!

Nancy's Notes

Stacey said...

Rebecca, will you email me and tell me where your shop is? Is it in Bethany? I've got to track you down. :)



Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca...what a great surprise! Do they live near you or were they there from out of state and knew where your little shop was? What a cute picture but when I tried to enlarge it... :( nothing. Shoot!

It sounds like you did pretty good in your search...but as one blogger says..some days are like diamonds!
I didn't do so well this past Saturday either. I think folks were still reeling from our bad weather which suddenly turned lovely.
I loved the photo of you and your sister. I would love to see my sister soon and a visit is in the making here also.
Goodness, but you are busy! How on earth do you keep up? YOUTH! It HAS to be YOUTH! :)
Hugs and love to you, Rebecca!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I was so excited to hear that you and ginger met! When I first saw it on Ginger's blog , I was squealing. Ginger is a good friend of mine and actually inspired and encouraged me to start my own blog.I was so happy to see 2 sweet bloggers get a chance to meet! Wish I was there!! Miss K is just too cute!!

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