I did not spend one thin dime on junk this week.
In fact, I have been junk-sober for 15 days!
I did shop my house.
Yes, I did find treasures.
Like this hand-tinted portrait of my great-grandmother, Belle Moore.
It is in deplorable condition.
I need to do something about it.
However, decades ago, an artist friend of my Aunt Sarah did this portrait of Belle based on the one above.
My aunt was kind enough to give both the portrait and the painting to me.
She hangs in my bedroom.
A large graniteware basin.
Two small basins.
A glass floral frog.
A vintage kitchen list.
A small framed dried flower.
Spindles with bobbins of thread.
Two of a collection of pin tomatoes.
A basket with tiny doll clothespins.
A metal tub of crochet thread.
I had forgotten how much I love this tiny primitive table - probably for a lucky doll.
The black arrow points out the joining pegs.
It is only a foot high.
A tinted portrait of a lost great-grandmother.
Why would anyone toss this away?
A rusty tin cache pot.
Several flash cards for French - there is a box of these somewhere.
A piece of an old baking powder sign.
Piles of prints.
I do love 40's prints - especially florals.
I am keeping the gold one - a framed watercolor.
Country scenes - most likely souvenirs of Europe.
Even more florals.
I will confess to having more than a hundred of these prints searching for ...
The perfect group to hang in the entry.
The others I have gradually sold.
A primitive cabinet begging for a makeover.
1970's Home Plans.
Super groovy styles!
Like, way cool, man.
A vintage wrought iron fixture.
I have bought numerous fixtures for the entry without finding ONE to fit the space above the door.
Another item I had over a hundred - embroidery hoops.
I was collecting them for someone to use.
She selected the ones she wanted and left a bunch.
Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods graciously allowed me to send her a boxful. Horror Monster is quite excited to invest in one of her crafts.
You do know Sadie Seasongoods is found in the best magazines!
This corner is next week's project.
I can spy many forgotten treasures.
Horror Monster will soon be a svelte craft stash.
I am vowing not to shop for another week - except in the house and the yard.
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Show And Share No. 269
Vintage Inspiraton Party #196