Thursday, January 07, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

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It's Show and Tell time again! This week I'm sharing 2 of the 3 things I bought last weekend at the flea market. You'll have to wait until next week to see the big item. It's outside and I haven't been able to get a picture of it in the daylight yet. Hmmmm, it's big and outside, I bet you're curious now, aren't you? Well, it's not a car! LOL

I bought this beautiful vintage pillowcase! It was marked $15 and when I picked it up the vendor said "you can have that for $10." Why does that trick always work on me? Actually, I'm really glad I bought it and $10 was a good price with all that drippy-lace edging! Since there is only one, I may not use it on my bed. I may just drape it over something.
I also bought this beautiful silver-plate serving spoon for only $6! It's so pretty and very ornate.
The dish in the first photo was from a previous flea market trip, I just needed something with a little color for the photo.
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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 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!


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Cindy!

Both your linen and spoon ae absolutely beautiful!!

Gee said...

Hi Cindy,

I have been longing to join in Show n Tell Friday and today my dream comes true. I have been away for nearly 2 months.

My, I always love what you shared with us. I love the dish you bought earlier and the pillowcase too.

Sammy Girl said...

Howdy, Cindy!
I was just going to leave a comment on your Alameda Flea market post and saw your BEAUTIFUL PIC for show and tell Friday. Wow! Cindy, can I post this pic (the first one) and send people to your site to tell them about Show and Tell Friday?
Have heard many wonderful things about Alameda (and lots of pics of fab goodies) and how I need to get down there!
Betty :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Beautiful drippy lace is right! It's gorgeous! I think it looks great used as it is in the picture.

Your flea market post is fabulous! What eye candy! Wasn't able to pull the link to Marilyn's blog up though....I'll try again later.

Thansk for hosting's been awhile since I played on Show n Tell but I always enjoy it.

Orphaned Decor said...

I just love your blog. Your home is sooo beautiful. I also am lusting after the pillowcase. I love imagining what the room that came from must have looked like. Thank you for hosting. Leslie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are both beautiful,but would say my favorite is the spoon. I think I would have to use the beautiful pillow case even without a match.

Charlene said...

LOVE the lace on that pillowcase! Doesn't it make you wonder what happened to the other one? Kind of like when you see a shoe on the side of the road... ??? Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest! I've missed palying Show & Tell. So glad to be back! HUGS! Charlene

Gattina said...

It looks very fine and elegant fits perfectly to the silver spoon or other things in silver.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I'm finally jumping in to play, what fun! :-)

I am in love with that gorgeous spoon and pillowcase, what wonderful finds!

Thanks so much for hosting this fun party!
All the best,

Really Rainey said...

You find the most amazing goodies... So beautiful... I love the detail in that serving spoon!
~Rainey Rockin Vegas~

Martha said...

Gyönyörűségeket vásároltál, csak irigykedni tudok. Üdv. Martha

Gracie said...

How beautiful! I'm sure you will find the right place for the linen!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

You lucky ducky, Cindy! I really wanted to go to Alameda last sunday...the weather was fabulous. Couldn't get anyone to go with me *pout*

I was drooling over the photos you posted. So many wonderful things!

The serving spoon is so charming and I'm crazy for the beautiful linen with the drippy lace.

You tease! Big and outside...and not a car. hmmmm Well, if you posted a photo of it in your previous can't be the vintage cradle because you said it was already sold; the fabulous dresser w/mirror you mentioned was way overpriced. So, I'd have to guess that fabulous armoire..or the hair dryer with the coin operated tv ha!

I hope Lauren is feeling better.


Hootin' Anni said...

I so love walking around in a flea market!! You can find some fabulous things [such as your find today!] for a good price!!!'s gorgeous.

My Show n Tell, HERE, ---it's 32 degrees out, and I have one lone iris blooming!!! Come see the rich beautiful purple!! the dead of winter.

Happy Friday!

Susan said...

Both so lovely!!!

Dixie said...

It's amazing what they use to do with something as simple as a serving spoon... and the pillow case is just beautiful... now what's that outside? I can't see over the fence to take a peek! tell me! tell me!

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Cindy!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday time. I love the linens and spoon. Antiques linens and their color and texture are a fav!

Thank-yoi for the party!

love, kelee

someplace in thyme said...

What gorgeous finds, that pillowcase is beautiful. I am lucky to have stumbled onto your blog, of course I had no choice but to follow, thankyou for all the beauty, Char

maría cecilia said...

Dear Cindy, with just these to so lovely items you bought I would have made my year (... well, not really, I´m addicted to flea markets).
No nice you share them in these wonderful pictures with us, it makes me so, sooooo happy!!!
Wishing you and family this year brings much happiness and blessings to you, and lots of new lovely treasures for your beautiful home!!!
Muchos cariños,
Maria Cecilia

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I love that serving spoon!

Elsie said...

O.K. Cindy ya got me wondering,big
and outside...hummmmm,is it a three
tier stand I wanted?LOL. I love
your spoon and your pillowcase. I
have some vintage linens that has
that same crochet border on them.
I not sure what mine was,they were
cloths when I bought them but I
think they were pillowcases at one
time. That is a very pretty dish
too,I was surprised it was not blue.:O)

Sandy said...

You are a gal after my own heart. The pillowcase is just lovely.

concretenprimroses said...

I adore vintage pillowcases. The old "cheap" ones that my mom had when I was a kid never pilled like so many that I buy now a days, even expensive ones.
I hope my post of a potential/partly started craft project was ok to post. I'm so excited about it that I'm showing all my friends here in the physical world!

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Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

These were both very pretty. I can't wait to see what you have outside :-)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Some lace and silver...LOVE IT!~Patti

BellaRosa said...

Cindy what beautiful treasures you found! I love visiting you and seeing what beauties you find and how you display them :) Besos, Rose

Leann said...

Hi Cindy

Happy New Year my friend. Hope that your chest is much better and that you are healthy and happy!

Thanks so much for hosting this great day. As usual I'm enviou of your flea mkt finds. Can't wait to see what's outside!


Amy said...

This is my first Show and Tell Friday.
I love your vintage pillowcase-- what a great find! You blog is so much fun to view. The flea market post was fabulous!

WendyBee said...

Great finds! I especially love the pillowcase. As someone who has made filet crochet lace edging, I know that $10 is a steal!
If you really paid even minimum wage for the number of hours that lace consumed, that pillowcase would cost an outrageous amount! I know you will enjoy!

Kathysue said...

Cyndi I love the drippy lace and there is something about a pretty spoon in a cup of tea,just lovely ,you always find such good treasures. Kathysue

Just a dreamer said...

Cindy, your blog has been a total inspiration to me and decorating (all over again), my personal space but one thing I'd like to ask. Would it be possible to somehow let us know (with a different color perhaps, like Susan at Between naps on the porch) when we have looked at participating bloggers on show & tell Friday. I always lose my place when I have to leave the PC and come back a day later. Just a thought. Jackie

Faff Around said...

Sorry I posted my post using the worng link (didn't follow the directions properly) Reposted with correct one. Are you able to remove the other.

Looking forward to being a regular particiapnt in S & T Friday.

Åsa said...

Hej Cindy!

I love your blog, soooo wonderful!


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said... heart skipped a few beats when I was introuducted to you blog....OH SO my taste in things.
Victorian Silverware, lace, shabby, linens...FLEA MARKETS in the warm sun....and more.

I may not be ready for show and tell JUST yet, but give me time...and I will be.


KK said...

I just love vintage linens. I am so inspired by reading your blog. Such beautiful pictures. I am drooling over them.

❦TattingChic said...

Such lovely pics! My you have a lot of McLinkies there!

Joyousworld said...

Cindy....What beautiful finds ...It is always exciting to come accross such things. Ornate spoons are my weakness. I am looking forward to see what is outside...

Anonymous said...

I found you among the pages of Romantic Homes Magazine. How wonderful.

I need to buy lamps for my traditional livingroom, any suggestions? Everything is too tuscan and too brown. Help.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Hi Anonymous, you're the first person to say they found me through Romantic Homes Magazine!

If you have a HomeGoods by you they have a great selection of lamps and their prices are really good! Also Marshalls and Target have some nice ones too. Good luck!

Barbara said...

Cindy the fountian is beautiful and has a Antique-Unique look about it. Isn't it wonderful that you can call your Dad on DIY projects. I bet he loves hearing from his Little Girl and loves helping you out.