Monday, March 31, 2014

Junkin Trip Treasures

Hi Friends,
I really intended to share my finds with you sooner
but we have had such gorgeous garden planting weather,
I just had to dig in the dirt!!
As I left off from my trip to central Texas,
I was sharing the gorgeous Blue Bonnets
Indian Paint Brush Flowers
in my post HERE if you'd like to visit.
RoundTop and the towns that line the huge spring sale
all along the road,
looks like this.

Tent after tent along with shoppes in old houses
filled with treasures for every wish one might have!

It was very windy the day I was there and not everyone was open
as the event was just setting up but going on now through the 6th of April.
I would have loved to visit inside the Simple Cottage~~~
I did okay though as you will see with my SUV filled with goodies
and put together like a puzzle.
That's Mr. CMDesign making it all fit.
Here are my goodies below.
I have already started to have tons of fun
redesigning with them and soon, most will be on the shelves
This great train case~
Love this large iron basket~

and 2 yards of vintage lace.

This great find made in Italy, Cake Keeper!
After I removed the lid knob to clean it,
I saw this made in Italy mark.
The glass bottom is in perfect condition.
My customers still love these keepers
painted with roses or in a French style.

I don't always find the embossed lettering styles.
Just look at this old and distressed platter.
The background is already designed for me naturally.
All I have to do is add a design.

Heavy iron bathroom hooks~
a little farmhouse right?
I see a dry brush technique for this one
to make the words stand out!
Medicine bottles and Muffins cups, love these~~~
I was so excited to find these great shells.
The three larger ones are the size of
luncheon plates.
Can't wait to create with these.

Look at his wonderful plant stand.
I decided this will stay with me
along with the pillars below.
At least for now~~ LOL

Great set of vintage and distressed

But my find of the trip was these darling
cow creamers.
I got hooked on these visiting
Shelia's collection
on her blog Note Songs!!
Shelia has a wonderful collection and she did a week long series to share her pretties.

Aren't they the cutest?
The larger one with flowers is very vintage
and has gold trim.
The smaller fellow is made right here in Texas
and marked on the foot.
(sorry for the blurry pic)
Love the touch of black strokes in this floral painting.

I'll be back in another post to share
where these little sweeties will live.
I guess you figured by now, I'll be keeping these treasures too.
I did finish a few creations already
and here is one of the old medicine bottles
ready for the shelves in my shop.
For this one I used lots of lace and trims,
silk flowers and hanging gems.
In the center I added a distressed ink
oval card stock stamped with a French postal stamp.
So that's all for now my friends.
Hope you're having a good week and spring weather in your area.
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon.
Till then~~
Wishing you Southern DayDreams
Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! Wow, what treasures you found. I follow Shelia, too, and the cow creamers are a big hit! I remember grandmother having a cake keeper like this one. Can't wait to see what you do with all your goodies.

It is 81 in Georgia today. We have the windows open!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

My first words were Wow too, when I was looking at all the treasure you came home with - what fun!
I love cow creamers too, aren't they lovely, so will go and visit your friend.
So glad that you have gorgeous weather there, so you can get out in the garden.
Wishing you a happy April

Betty said...

You found so many wonderful things and I can only imagine how beautiful you will make them.

Jan Hermann said...

I'll say you sure did a good bit of shopping and found some lovely items. My jaw dropped when I saw your cow creamers - I knew Shelia would "hook" someone with her cows in review posts she did!! ♥

Denise said...

Such wonderful finds, glad you shared.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

WOW great treasures. Better watch out or Shelia will be after your little cow creamers LOL.
You really got some wonderful items. You needed one of those golf carts to see all the vendors. I would have been pooped out after the first 6 and never made it back to the car.
Went to the Rose Bowl Antique Show and I had one of those little grocery carts that you take to the store when walking and I got quite a bit in there, but ran out of cash.
Looks like you will be busy for a while.
Have fun with your treasures.

farmhouse-story said...

i really love that cake keeper, and the old posts! you found such great things, celeste! charming little medicine bottle:)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I was reading Laurie's post about your little houses. I found some at Michel's and they were $1.00 each.
Just thought I would give you a heads up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste and welcome home! Oh, what finds and I can just see your beautiful touch on them. You found some cow creamers! Oh, they're just wonderful. The one with flowers is so pretty and elegant and the little Texan is adorable! You just bless my heart! :)
Be a sweetie,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really found some amazing treasures! What fun! I was going to try to pick a favorite...but that kept changing, so I'll say the cow creamers. They are the cutest ever! As cute as Shelia's! heehee! Sweet hugs!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Celeste, that was so fun! I think I will put Round Top on my bucket list!!! That looks like so much fun! Love the vintage bottles and cow creamers...And of course I love vintage lace, what a great load you got. That cottage in the third picture would male me slam on the fun thank you for sharing

ps: thank you for cheering me on with the flea....I wish all of my blog friends could come...How fun would that be!!


Donna said...

Wow, wow, and Wow! You found so many amazing treasures, I was drooling over each and every one:) Can't wait to see what you do with those neat spindles, they are huge! Good thing you have an SUV to haul everything in:) The cow creamers are so cute, and that little train case will be adorable once you add your special touches to it. The cake saver is so neat! What a find! Have fun playing with your goodies!!

Brenda Pruitt said...

My favorites are the cake keeper and that cute flowery cow.

cynthia lee designs said...

You sure did find some awesome goodies!! Love the little cow creamers...they are so sweet!! I have a white cow creamer and a little white pig creamer.
Hope you have a great week.

Kathy said...

Oh what a fun trip and great finds. Love love those creamers! Thank you for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh my, what wonderful goodies you have found, that was one fantastic trip! Have fun with it all, and looking forward to seeing your changes bit by bit! Hugs, Valerie

Bente said...

Wow, so many treasures. Love all of them.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You found some great items, Celeste! I think I would be both excited and overwhelmed if I was there. So much to look at and take in. I wouldn't know where to start!

DeeDee said...

Ok I am so very jealous..I have looked everywhere for one of those train cases to make me a sewing box... you have alot of true treasures... thanks for sharing.. but I am still jealous of that train

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

You found some wonderful treasures!!

Cynthia said...

This looks like so much fun! I really like the cake keeper. My grandma had one of these. Wow! Much joy, Celestina!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, so many great treasures, I bet you had a blast! I can't wait to see all the "Afters"! Your bottle is stunning. ~Diane

Sola Scriptura said...

You found some fantastic treasures! It must have been so much fun, I wish I could have joined in the treasure hunting with you :)

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!
I'm so glad you had a good time on your trip! What great treasures you found to work with. The cake keeper is amazing. They are so hard to find with the raised lettering. It will be so fun to see what you do with all of your finds. the bottle is so gorgeous! Your Etsy shop is going to be filled with excitement.

We finally have spring weather here in Ohio! Yippee!! I'll be escaping for a Scrapbooking weekend at our groups favorite cabin in the woods this Friday. I can hardly wait! It's a beautiful place to regroup and refresh. Then when I get back I'll be getting our little flowerbeds ready for some new plants. We're sooo ready for this sudden burst of nice weather after having snow last week!

Have a great week!
Love & hugs, Edie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celeste, sent you a PM; now you've got me wondering the antique name for animal creamers, cannot remember for the life of me. Great collection!

Red Rose Alley said...

I really like the heavy iron bathroom hooks. The cow creamers are so sweet. Shelia from Note Songs is a lovely blog friend of mine too. I always enjoy looking at her home d├ęcor.

What great items you found on your trip. Isn't it nice when we come home with lots of goodies?

Happy April, dear friend.


Createology said...

The Mr. really is genius at packing. Such wonderful treasures you acquired. With your beautiful style touches everything will be making me swoon. Creative Bliss Dear...

Dorthe said...

Hello dear,
You surely had luck finding so many wonderful items, on your tour. They will all be so special when you have finished painting and creating with your beautiful touch.
I love the bottle ,so romantic and shabby lovely.
Hugs from Dorthe

deb said...

OMG! You hit the jack pot! Such lovely treasures you found. Wish I was closer so I could check out that awesome Spring Sale! Maybe it just as well, I would probably be there till next Spring, they'd have to kick me out! LOL
Your bottle is beautiful, can't wait to see your finished creations. You have such a eye for creating. Love the pillars too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Celeste! I'm waiting to see your vignette with one of those little creamers! Now, honey, you do not look old enough to have been married 41 years! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

R's Rue said...


Melanie said...

Those are lovely treasures! I would have to keep those cow creamers too! Love the cake keeper! I have one but it does not have the embossed side as yours does, enjoyed seeing that! What fun your trip must have been! I love spring yard sales too! never know what treasures you will find

Julie Marie said...

What fabulous finds Celeste!... how fun the little creamer was made right there in Texas!... and I especially love that cake keeper... and from Italy even!... I think you should keep that for yourself... can't wait to see what you create with everything else... xoxo Julie Marie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What wonderful treasures you found, Celeste, and I know when you give them your magic touch, they will become fabulous treasures. laurie

Jillayne said...

Wow, you really lucked out! I love all your treasures and know that you will enhance them beautifully with your own special magic touch. I am so happy you found a few to keep for yourself as well - wink, wink!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..