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March 24, 2011

~Nesting Finds~

Hello Guys, Well this week finds have been really slim picking on my mountain...In order to go treasurer hunting you have to be able to get out of your driveway and we are again being hammered with snow..
I did get me a new old fan with frame...

I paid $28.00 for the whole thing Love it...

Got this sweet ca. 1880 shaving mug box..not that great condition but for only $30.00 I love it

The inside is pink satin
Found me a shaving mug and lather brush to go with it

Found a new photo album with the pictures this time..Score

I love the details on the inside of it..How fancy they were years ago
For now I put my fan and frame in my DR garden window
This is my little window alcove seat in my DR

The glass roof in my sun room and now you can see why I can't get out of my driveway..lots of snow..My whole house feels like a cave right now..Spring time in California ha ha!!
I am joining Courtney " French Country Cottage " for feather your nest...Thanks girl for a fun day..
Until next time from my snowy mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gloria


Madeline's Album said...

What great finds. Love them all. I still can not believe that California is getting all that snow, and that here we are having beautiful weather. Most of my spring bushes are in bloom as well as my spring flowers. Hope SPRING will come to you soon. Stay warm and have a blessed evening. Madeline

Julie Harward said...

WOW...that is all so beautiful...we have the same taste but I am poor! Love that you share! ;D

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

I just love your treasures!! They are stunning as always!! We too had snow here 7-8 inches!! No signs of Spring here....maybe they are under the snow!!


Lynn said...

Great finds Gloria! Lovin' your window alcove in the DR! Hope the snow melts soon for you:@)

lvroftiques said...

Oh Gloria! You do better NOT getting out of your house than I do when I can travel the whole darn area! I realize I NEED a framed fan like that! I have a fan that is framed, but not fan shaped kwim? I just love that shape! And the shaving box is killer! I don't care a wit that it's not perfect...Only adds to its charm! The album is sooo cool too! Girlfriend when I come over can we have tea in that little nook? I've never noticed it before! How freakin' perfect a spot is that for tea?? And girl lipton in a bag is fine for me *winks* I can also see the snow! That a heaping LOT of snow! You can come see me (If you can get out of the driveway) and get away from that stuff! Did the rain melt it off at all? Love ya! Vanna

Olive said...

What a preety window with all your new treasures in it. I would send you some spring if I could!

Janet said...

Those are all such great finds! Love the fan and frame! Sorry about getting so much snow! There's a lot of snow here in our local mountains, too!

Deborah said...

I love all your great finds!! I also LOVE your blue lamp. I had one similar and my cat knocked it over and it broke in a million pieces!

Blondie's Journal said...

That frame is gorgeous!! All of your finds are fabulous! And they all look precious in that gorgeous garden window.

Sorry about all that snow...I hope it ends for you soon. We got a little last night but other than that it is just so darn cold! Hurry up spring!!!


Sonny G said...

OH I love your treasures...
snow snow go away, Little Gloria want to play:)


Sue said...

Well it certainly looks as if you did some great shopping considering you didn't leave your house! We actually had snow here this morning after several days in the 70's...yuck. Luckily for us, it didn't stick. Your treasures are so unusual. I love the corner holding the photo in the album. They certainly took special care with their photos.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

OMG...you really are buried in all the white stuff! Seeing all that snow on the roof of your sunroom does look a bit cave like! Hehe! Sorry...I know that it's NOT a laughing matter! Poor thing! We are supposed to get snow tonight and then again on the weekend! Arghhh!

Well my dear, the snow didn't stop you too much! wink! You certainly found some pretty things this week! I love your new lacy fan and that case is gorgeous...isn't it!!! It looks perfect in your dining room garden window!!! I just love that little alcove area...sooo sweet and cozy!!! Sis, I love the pretty shaving mug box...it's fabulous! And...your new shaving mug and brush will look really pretty in it's new/olden fancy box! You're right...they just don't make fancy things like this anymore...wonder why? Like your beautiful antique photo album and how ornate the pages are! Sooo beautiful! I guess that is why folks started scrapbooking...to make fancy photo albums again!!! Anyway, I just love all of your new pretties, Sis! Thanks for sharing them with us!!!

Love ya, Sis!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Miss Gloria~
Well, your yard is looking a lot like mine!! I am ready to MOVE!!! lol! You found a couple lovely treasures- that box is darling and love your fan. Hope we get our California sunshine back ASAP!!! Stay warm & thanks for sharing at my party! Hugs, Courtney

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your finds! The shaving cup and brush is wonderful!

Unknown said...

Happy Spring Gloria,
Even though it does not seem like it..Sooner or later Old Man Winter is going to get the boot! Love all your beuatiful finds..I have been lucky myself the past couple of trips out shopping!
Stay happy and warm,

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful!! I just can't get over all the snow you're having. I am so grateful we're not. Spring has arrived in Texas ~ some days are incredibly wonderful, some not so much (wind) but hey, that's our great state! :-)


Unknown said...

So fun! It's nice to see traditional Victorian decor! It is a style I love! Reminds me of Maymont, in Richmond, Va!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Gloria,
What gorgeous stuff you found there girl! I love it and it looks so beautiful in that alcove there!
I understand the snow thing, we are in the same boat!
Like I said before, I would pay top dollar for a tour of your home!Big Hugs,

Debbiedoos said...

Gorgeous as always Gloria. I really can't believe all the snow you have had there up in the Mountains. Stay warm. XO

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Great finds, my friend!
Come by when you get a chance.

Divine Theatre said...

All Hail Gloria! Queen of Vignettes!

Unknown said...

Wonderful finds!!! I especially love the celluoid box and the photo album.....pages are gorgeous.
stay warm,

Bohemian said...

You and Richard C. are the only ones I know who have those wonderful Fan Shaped Cases, LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for weighing in on my Post you diminutive little thing you! *winks* I do understand how difficult it is to gain weight when you need to also since before age 50 I tended to be scrawny and wanted to be bigger... now just the opposite of coarse! *LOL* I know what I need to do and now it's a matter of disciplining myself to do it CONSISTENTLY!

Happy Spring... Dawn... The Bohemian

Desire Empire said...

HI Gloria

Lovely finds. I like the little boots best. Sorry to hear about all the snow.

Thanks for visiting
Best Carolyn

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I adore your treasures~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

For someone who couldn't get out of their driveway, you did GREAT! That frame and the fan are gorgeous! The vignette in your window looks so pretty. Love those old boots. The picture on that shaving mug is soooo sweet, and how great that you found an album with photos in it. I can't believe you still have snow! I hope it is okay that I borrowed a photo from your blog for my Favorite Things post. laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow...puts my silly garage sales to shame. I DO love it when I find cute little things though. My fav's are those laced up boots..and that doll! Oh Gloria, the look on her face is just the cutest. Sooo haughty! I love it. A doll with a "tude!" :)

And...we are wet down here but you have really gotten the snow. I can't wait for the clouds to lift so I can see the snow on the distant mountains! It could be Christmas at your house instead of coming up on Easter in about a month. Snow...I do love it. Not liking to drive in it as we have had to do that and it still haunts me! :)
The flowers are blooming here...and yours will be soon.
Your things and Chari's are two of my most favorite blogs to drink in THINGS! Lovely! You would never want me for a visitor because I wouldn't be able to settle down long enough to talk. I would be walking around gapping like a fool!
Love and hugs to you, darlin'~!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

I love all the beautiful treasures you came home with.
I hope the snow melts and you will be able to enjoy some spring.

Happy weekend

Vijay said...

Visited your nice blog:)

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bj said...

Hello to my sweet friend...
MORE SNOW? OMYGOODNESS, girlfriend, ya'll must be getting OUR share of the moisture. We are sooo dry out here, I just know we will burn up this spring...there's already been some serious grass fires around us. Sooo dry. Will you please pray for rain for us out here in West Texas? Everyone here is praying hard.

oh, I love all your pretty things.
Thanks for sharing these treasures with us. I haven't bought anything pretty in a long time...need to get out more. :)
Take care and....stay warm.
xoxo bj

elizabeth said...

Visiting from French Friday! Thanks for your kind comment on my post!

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. Gloria, I don.t think you love me no more. I miss hearing from you. We had snow again too. I think the jonquils are gona die, as it got real cold last night. Does this ever spring. Stay safe and come see me. Richard and Sissy Dog

Anonymous said...

Gloria that is an awesome shaving mug!!! My the finds you and Vanna find are just amazing! I see she named her newest bust after you- now you can keep an eye on her at all times!

Did you know I am going to get to see Vanna next week? I am so excited!!

bee blessed

Picket said...

Morning girl...I can't believe you are still getting snow! But then what am I saying...here in Alabama we could get a surprise snow in April one day & muggy hot humidity the next.. lol Sis I have never even heard of a fan frame...you sure have an eye for beautiful antiques...do you put on a frilly dress with lots of petticoats and put a red rose in your mouth and wave that fancy fan in front of your face and dance for Len....well I had to ask...I mean y'all are snowed in you said and I figured you have to entertain yourself! lol lol I love you to pieces girl...Hope you see some sunshine soon...Picket

xinex said...

Love the fan, Gloria. The case is exquisite. Great finds! Hope you get to stay warm....Christine

9405018--Pat said...

Wow what a beautiful finds. We had snow last night but it's gone today! stay warm...thanks for sharing..pat H

Tootsie said...

we've had that snow too....it sucks pigs butts....two feet last two weeks...but...today it warmed a bit..the sun came out and my greenhouse roof is clear! All my flowers were dancing in their pots!
I love your finds...wish I had a few to share...junkin around here has been nasty bad...seems any old piece of garbage is worthy of a sale sticker anymore!
xoxox...missing and luving you!

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