Thursday, December 10, 2009

Show and Tell

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This week for Show and Tell I'm sharing what I bought with the $41 I took to the Alameda Flea Market last weekend. For $15 I bought these bottles that form a circle around a metal base. They aren't very impressive in the photo below but I knew with flowers they would be great! I only had gardenias still blooming in my garden so that's what's in there now but I think roses are going to look great!
Then for $5 I bought this old bottle with a pretty stopper in it (below). The stopper doesn't really go with the bottle which is why it was only $5 but I think it looks great!
Then for $18...it was actually priced at $20 but I got it for $18, is this cherub lamp! I had bought a soft pretzel for $3 so I only had $18 left, luckily she was willing to come down. This came from the same vendor as the bottle. I told her she had the best prices there! I'll be painting this heirloom white. I'm also going to rewire it to be safe! I have another one almost just like it but without the crystals.
I'm thrilled with my new purchases and I think I did great for $41...including the pretzel!

I'm so sorry, I've been so busy this past week that I didn't get to visit everyone that participated last week. There were a record-breaking 91 bloggers participating! Thank you all! I'll try to do a better job this week! I really appreciate all of you who join in!

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's posts...it may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!



60 comments:

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

You did do great for $41, especially considering you got a pretzel! :) I love your bottles that you have the flowers in. That's my favorite.

Arleen @ Seasons for All said...

Hi Cindy. I love what you did with the bottles you found at the flea market! And adding tiny white buds so compliment your paperwhites. Thank you for hosting this fun event! ~Arleen

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Good deals. I really like the lamp. Thank you for hosting. Rosie

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful finds, but, I'm actually swooning over the gardenias. My very favorite flower on the entire earth!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Leann said...

Cindy

Congrats and you great day at the flea market! I love the bottles and mmm gardenias. Your house must smell divine!

Hope that you are feeling better!
Leann

Heidi said...

Great job, Cindy! I've been wanting to get up to the Alameda Flea Mkt. forever!! One of these days....
You scored some terrific bargains. I love the way the bottles look with the gardenias.(How wonderful that you have them in your garden - I'm so envious!) I have candlesticks that look just like the base of your new lamp - I adore those angels! What great finds, and a fun day for you.
I'm so glad to be joining in on Show and Tell this week, thanks for hosting, I look forward to you stopping by.
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Vicki said...

Hello, Cindy,
I love everything you purchased. I would love to have the four bottles to display roses from my garden. The lamp and perfume bottle were very pretty! Thank you for hosting our event each week. Vicki

A Little Of This And That said...

Such exquisite taste. Love everything!

Lynn said...

Cindy,
You did great. Of course I love the cherub lamp and OMG the cloche I see to the left of the lamp with pearls and silver balls. I love the cloche with the etched glass, each time you show it I just would love to find one like that. That could not have been a flea market find. I love glass bottles. Would you believe I actually have a clear old fashioned root beer bottle with dried berries and ribbon on my dresser. There is just something about that I love and have never replaced it. Yes, your roses are gonna be awesome in your bottle. Love the glass stopper. Think it looks great like that with just a touch of ribbon. Have a great day!
Lynn

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Cindy!

oooh, you got some pretty finds!

Lenore said...

You did a great job with the $41.00.
I love the vintage bottle and the cherub lamp....looking forward to seeing it after you've painted it.

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

Hello Cindy and Merry Christmas!

Oh I LOVE your milk bottles and carrier. They are WONDERFUL and what you have done with them look so pretty.

Thank you for hosting the "Show and Tell" and Thank You for showing us your wonerful buys.

Until next time I wish you good health and lots of happiness.

Shana said...

Cindy- what a shopper you are!! Your purchases are beautiful and you display them in such a lovely way. I so admire all the pictures of your home, it looks so tranquil :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Cindy...
Oh my gosh sweetie, I have to tell you that you bought some serious purchases, including that darn pretzel and stayed at $41.00. I love a gal that can stay on budget at a huge sale like this one.

Oh my gosh I love that lamp, and I cannot wait to see how it looks when you are finished. I also love the bottles in a carrier. So cute.

The magnolias are so lovely in the bottles but I agree the roses will be that little bit of punch that you need.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would so love to have you visit. I would be honored to have you follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Charlene said...

Cindy you hit a great load of treasures! I do love your cherub lamp. And of course you know I love pretty bottles so that was a favorite too. Will you wire the lamp yourself? I haven't tried that. Think that's over my skill level. Thanks for hosting Show & Tell. Such fun. Hugs~Charlene

Charlene said...

Cindy I love your treasures. I don't know if the lamp wins out or the bottles. Will you wire the lamp yourself? That would be OVER my skill level. Thanks for hosting Show & Tell it's so much fun. Hugs! Charlene

Gattina said...

Bravo ! not only you a very good bargain, but you also got beautiful things for that !

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

HI Cindy,
those are some awesome finds especially for the price. What a bargain!!
♥ Rebecca

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, I can't believe the price you paid for that precious cherub lamp!! I would have probably passed on the glass bottles and holder, but now seeing them in your home, I think it is stunning, too! Come see some of my favorite Santas!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Mrs Twins said...

Wow! YOu did really well for $41! I would love those little bottles.
I really enjoy looking at your home and Show and Tell Fridays.
May I wish you seasonal greetings Cindy and thank you for making Friday's such fun!
Hugs and Love Suex
suesfavouritethings.blogspot.com

AL said...

Hi Cindy,

Sometimes flea is the best place to go for good buys! I am fond of old bottles especially the old but good ones! You really did a great job finding those lovely bottles.

Nany said...

I love when you combine your elegance with everyday moments that's why I enjoy your blog so much...Great great finds Cindy...I love the bottle and the lamp is very pretty...I love gardenias...I have to leave my loved one in the previous house...but .. Fortunately my mommy have a big and beautiful one...Hugs

Hootin' Anni said...

I've always enjoyed Friday's Show n Tell...and appreciate you taking over the reins from Kelli's....thing is, I don't think we should expect you to visit ALL...perhaps if they'd left you a comment then, probably so...but to go through nearly 100 blogs?!!! I don't think so.

Anyway...I love your finds. Can't wait to see how you've refinished the light.

Mine's posted now...it's another new one for my collection of Holiday Decor..La Befana

Cindy said...

Wow, great job! Very nice, you have a good eye for seeing what "could be."

Jean said...

Love the bottles and holder! Can't wait to see what you do to finish off that lovely lamp. Thanks for hosting! Jean

Robyn said...

OH CINDY, I'm in love with those bottles and holder! I have some weird fascination with glass and your bottles and holder are just too sweet. I totally would have snatched that up for sure! THanks for sharing that! I shared a bottle too, lol!

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

You really did do great. My daughter has a cherub lamp very similar to the one you bought. She bought her's at an antique store. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting this event each week.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Madame Bovary said...

wow!!
you have a very interesting ideas!
i love the milk bottles with roses, y will copy it!kisses from spain

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did do good! I have a couple of old bottle with mismatched stoppers, but they are still pretty. Had planned to join in this week, but so far have not taken photos. Thanks for hosting.
Have a great weekend.

Gracie said...

You did a great job with just $41!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Great, great finds!! The bottles are wonderful, the lamp is a steal!
xo Lidy

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Looove the bottles! Happy Holidays to you!

Dianna said...

I'm a sucker for bottles and glass containers.

I recently tried etching glass containers with paint. They were easy and I thought what great gifts with goodies inside.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ You are great with money.
You got some nice things,I love
the lamp. Gee you didn't have to
starve either...:O)

Sue said...

Cindy...You did good!! You found some great bargains. I can't believe that your gardenias are still blooming! They only bloom here in FL in the early spring.

Sandra said...

Thank you for hosting this little Show and Tell event...it is nice to have a place to post about your individual favorite things.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Cherubs are so you, Cindy. I love the other finds. They will fit so beautifully in your lovely, romantic home.
Brenda

Julie said...

Hope you are feeling better.

If you don't know what to do with the bottly with the crystal stopper - you can use it for bubble bath!

Frippery said...

Wonderful finds and beautiful photos as usual. I love this event! Pam

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Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

I'm joining your link party for the very first time and I can't wait to check out all the other ideas. You have a beautiful blog!!

Stephanie Hall Burns said...

Cindy I have been to the Alameda flea market before (the day I went was also freezing as I recall) and it is really a great one! Good job with your stuff! :)

julia said...

the bottles are made for milk right?.so nice..you've done a very nice touch with adding flower...love it...

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous decorations full of sparkling light to brighten the holiday season. How delicious to have fresh gardenias on call.

Glenda said...

Boy have I been missing out on a lot of things.

Haven't been able to blog or get on the internet, so this is a luxury for me this evening.

I sure wish I could have made the Eddie thing in Alameda, it would have been a fun day for sure.

Happy Birthday to Lauren !

Ciao

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cindy; Wow you sure did get a lot of bang for your buck.... the lamp is just gorgeous.... have a great weekend,

Hugs;
Alaura

French-Kissed said...

I absolutely love the beautiful simplicity of the wire bottle arrangement and I think the gardenias look so elegant. I guess if you want more of the bottles to show roses would be a good choice. I think this is going to become one of your favorite pieces. I have an antique condiment holder that I have refitted with small glasses and love keeping it filled with herbs and flowers from my garden. The best part about a piece like this is that it does not take a profusion of flowers to make a powerful statement. Also love the cherub lamp and the bottle. I would love to shop with you, but I am afraid we love all the same things ~ but I'm sure we could get along just fine. I hope you have a great weekend, Cindy. ~jermaine~

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Dena said...

Hi Cindy,

I love the gardenias in those bottles, but I can just imagine how pretty they will be with roses too! You did really well!

Hugs,
Dena

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Cindy~ ~
You made out like a bandit! I love everything but specially the lamp. Very pretty.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Anonymous said...

Cindy you did great.....I have that same lamp but I think mine is bigger, I have it in my bedroom, I love it!!! I sent you just a little something last week, I hope you get it soon, let me know when it arrives, it is in a small little envelope. hope you are well. Merry Christmas Cindy!!! and thanks once again for helping with the giveaway, I think I will do another to kick off the new year....

Tracey

Betzie said...

YOU DID GOOD!! I LOVE everything and would have bought each and every one of them myself!!! That lamp was a steal!!!
Happy Holidays and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the great deals you got, especially the lamp. Would you mind sharing with us how you rewire an old lamp? I'm always afraid to buy them and never thought of doing that. Thanks so much! Bridgette

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

When I was visiting my daughter in New England, a friend of hers had similar bottles where she had put a branch of bittersweet in each one.

My daughter (who was an interior designer before having four children) looked at each other knowing that was one idea we were going to take home with us.

I love those kinds of bottles.

Marilyn said...

Hi!
I just stumbled on your beautiful blog & found it fascinating!! I plan on following.....
Until Later!
Merry Christmas!
Love,
Marilyn

prashant said...

Thank you for hosting this fun event!

Work from home India

Salone Di Petros said...

Hi I love the bottles perfect for roses. You have a breathtaking fascinating site, my first visit! I love all your pictures cant wait to look at some of your archives. Looking forward to following. Thank You, for sharing your beautiful pictures. Sincerely Jonny

Gypsy Purple said...

I totally LOVE that bottles with the flowers in!!!!!

Beverly said...

You did really ... good with your $41 dollars. My favorite is the bottle holder. It is so unique.

And, you made me hungry with your pies and poached pears. I love poached pears.

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