Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I got sidetracked on the way to Starbuck's


In honor of Vintage Thingies Thursday, I have a little story to tell you....

When I got up on Sunday morning, I had just a teeny, tiny red wine headache from the night before. I came downstairs, started the coffee pot, fed the cat, unloaded the dishwasher and went to the fridge to get the milk. Open fridge, no milk. Just so you know, I would rather not drink coffee than have it without milk. Not cream. Milk. So I trudge upstairs, pull on last night's shorts and a T, hop in the Dodge and head to Starbuck's for a 1% mild Misto which everyone else in the world calls a Cafe au Lait. I am almost there, when I see a woman hanging a sign on a tree and a bunch of stuff out on the lawn. I know what this means. I circle the block, park and head inside. Here is what I found:

Two vintage frames for repurposing, a basket of shells (lots of coral!) for a beachy project, a few vintage vegetable playing cards, and a petite porcelain shoe with blue flowers.

An old doll in a gorgeous costume, some vintage light reflectors, 2 tiny frames, and a print of a French garden painting by Edouard Vuillard that I have always loved.

More Christmas delights found in a crumpled grocery bag.

This was my favorite find of the day. She has style. I love how she stands with such integrity. I mean, I know she has no arms and has lost her head, but that dress! I want one in my size to wear to my 50th birthday party. And pardon me, but let's just take a peek under the skirt and red (!) petticoat...

handmade bloomers!

Since it was 1/2 price Sunday, I got the whole pile for $6.50. I would just like to add that my 1% mild Misto tasted particularly delicious after this treasure hunt.

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18 comments:

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I had one of those little girlies when I was a girlie!

misselaineous said...

What a wonderful "meant to be" moment. If you'd had milk in the fridge....you would have missed all those neat finds. Call it karma...kismet...whatever...i think us junkers have a special sense of something...Sue @ VRS calls it Flea-dar...as in zooming in on the 1 cool can't live without piece @ the Flea. Whatever it is, you got it!! I'll be 55 soon...too soon...can I have that dress in HHHOOTTT pink...and don't forget the bloomers! LOL :o} *elaine*

trash talk said...

But did you get any milk while you were out?
She's cuter than a hat on a puppy!
Debbie

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi,

Nice to meet you! I am visiting from the vintage thingies Thursday link. Wow, you got some great stuff! See how a bad thing (no milk) turns into a great thing? Sometimes we never know. lol! I got a great deal too one day when I had to take my hubby to work. I posted about it on my blog from last Thursdays party. When I was taking him to work (which I didn't feel like doing) turned into a great day for me. Same thing happened, I spotted a sale!! Wow, what a cool restaurant! My kind of place. Really neat how they made the lights with the vintage cans!

Stop by and visit me when you have time. I will put the coffee on! :)

Franny said...

Love the handmade bloomers ;)
I'd wear those on my birthday every year!

Coloradolady said...

What wonderful finds, and a bargain price! You never know why things work out the way they do...not having milk turned out to be a good thing!!

Have a great VTT!

CC said...

Strange how wonderful life can be. Just look what that "no milk moment" helped you find..wonderful treasures all.
I did clock on the follow button..I just love your blog and can't wait to see what you find next. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

viridian said...

It's so fun to go junking. Happy VTT.

Will @ rita deco said...

Those bloomers look itchy!
Maybe she scratched 'her head off'.
Bad....I know.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love her little shorts under there, so cute!

Becky said...

Oh!
My!
Gosh!

What a fabulous morning you had!

I'll happily sign up to be a follower. Tell me where you live so i can follow you to the great sales too!! heehee

Lisa said...

My father always made me "milk coffee" when I was little. Still have to have milk in it today or no thanks.
What sweet finds along the way.
Love the doll someone put in a lot of work on her dress. I can just imagine a grandma making the dress and a jealous little brother taking her head off and hiding it!
I just noticed in the restaurant picture that the sweet-n-low is in a half of a ceramic strawberry. I have one of those what a cute idea!!

Anonymous said...

The doll in native costume looks just like one my Dad brought back from Greece in the early 50's to my grandmother

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oooohh she's a cutie alright!!

EverydayMe said...

Pam... I just to have 2 dresses like that one except in lavender and pink... our babysitter ( Mrs. Egghert and Mrs. Snodgrass) made them for my sister and I for our Barbies... I wish I knew what happened to them... they really were works of art... Thanks so much for bringing back a lovely memory! {{HUGS}} Michelle

Jewelgirl said...

When you least expect to find treasures that's when you find things you love! Happens to me a lot
and I try to carry cash for the
unexpected sale! I joined you too!

Candace said...

Now who would have thought a teeny wine headache would lead to such great treasures!
Cheers!

Barb said...

Just found you, and did sign up to follow.
So glad then, to find that made you happy. =0))

Off to read more.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean