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

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