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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Treasures found in Wimberley... or What's on Dixie's list...

Sometimes my lists don't make any sense to anyone else.. but they make sense to me...! First on the list... "White Popcorn Spread"... or White Chenille Spread... I needed one, a "cutter" to make some pillows and to recover a small chair...Got it!... and only paid $5... beautiful! Wicker basket... Susan at Between Naps has a beautiful basket of daisys hanging on her red front door... I've been looking for one of those long flat baskets since first seeing Susan's basket... I found one that I think will work.. needs some paint.. but... at $3.50... I'm going to give it a try... Silver... or... Vintage Silverware... how about this... 27 pieces of 1847 Silver Plate, Rogers Brothers Ancestral Pattern, circa 1924... $52... just what I was looking for... isn't it pretty... a whole box full and on sale! I didn't find a chair... but I'll keep looking... I did find a few other little treasures to share with you... like these pretty blue bird salt and pepper shakers that were sitting amongst some Lu-Ray Pastel dishes, but I haven't been able to find any info that would indicate they were from the Lu-Ray line... they are just very similar in color. Do they remind you of some white ones from Target...? Me too! Something for Ricky... remember the shoe collection for only $3 each... How about a Frankoma Cowboy Boot for $3...! What a deal. Ricky loved it! I think this came from a bar or resturant.. A Paul Masson Vinyard wooden plaque from California... I like it! and look at these! Only $7.50 each... I got 4... doesn't it remind you of those Horchow chargers? a sweet bunny and egg for Easter... in my favorite blue and white...
Silk scarves for only $3 each... I managed to find 4 that I really liked... A pretty little handmade apron that I couldn't resist! It was only $3 after all.For a collage of frames I'm working on... I found one for $3 and one for only a buck!Candy really liked these little birds I bought for my front porch table... I think she liked them because they came pre-rusted... $8... no extra charge for the rust! and that thing I bought that made everyone say... huh? It's a glass float used for fishing... I'll be using it for something else, that does involve water... but it won't be floating..
Then, there always seems to be that one thing that calls out to me. Something that may not make any sense to anyone else (alot like my list), but it makes sense to me... something that I just cannot leave without... Something a lot like Lahoma's painting... or something like this...
A framed photograph of Connie Reeves... a member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Connie died at the age of 101, due to injuries recieved in a fall from her beloved horse, Dr Pepper... from one cowgirl to another... "what a way to go"...

Our next little adventure... First Monday Canton... wanna come?

Just enjoying my new treasures down here in French Lique...

24 comments:

ann said...

oh Dixie,I know you just missed my birthday,but those chargers are just too nice.Well,if you insist,i'll take them just this once.
Girl,you made a hall.How fun.You got so much.Was it g.sales or flea market ot what.Good luck in Canton,If you like Shabby Chic,be sure to ck out the shaabt chic house...Ann

Bonjour Madame said...

I wish we had good flea markets here. You always find the greatest things. Thanks for the ideas about the photos in sepia tones!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Well, girl, you done good! I'm crazed for those little bluebirds. Especially since they're nesting in my yard. Today I sneaked (snuck?) out there and delicately opened the lid. Huge, tall nest. Couldn't see any eggs. I wanted to see those eggs! Anyway, I love your finds. I too am a blue and white gal!
Brenda

Raggedy Girl said...

What lovely treasures. I hope you had a great weekend.

Roberta Anne

marty39 said...

What wonderful finds. I have hunted or ages for those chargers and finally found some affordable ones and they are on back order. Where in the world did you find yours? Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You sure got a lot of treasures, I love nothing better than a good Flea Market, I hope to make it to First Canton.
I really like the green fish float..lol it looks like something I would buy. and the silver is beautiful.
Molly

Anonymous said...

Dixie, Hi! Sharon from Buffalo. It was fun to meet 'real live' bloggers at the Wimberly Flea Market. I was with Barbara of 'Purple Goat Lady'. While unpacking a large bag from the trip, I wondered what the wonderful scent was coming from my clothes. Then realized it was the bag of lavendar you gave us at the market! Thanks! Hope we can get together another time and you can be entertained down in our part of the country! Sharon

trash talk said...

Looks like you made quite a haul girl! Love the photograph and what a way to go...doing what you love best. Maybe I can get a chance to meet you in Canton if everything keeps going smooth. Bella is doing wonderful and I'll be doing an update this week with photos. Debbie

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Wow Dixie, you came home with some treasures! Love the $3 frame! The silver is beautiful....great finds my dear!


White popcorn spread and green float balls (lol)..... I never would have guessed what they actually meant!! Too funny, that list of yours!!

Was in Canton on Friday.... came home with some beautiful, huge, Asparagus ferns and some cute flip flops! Count me in for a trip there!

bj said...

Oh, Dixie girl...what treasures you did come home with! I love that silverware...just beautiful. I have a basket just like your's so I want to be sure and see your's when you get it all fixed...I, too, love Susan's full of daisys..
The old cowgirl photo...I can see why you would love it. So glad you found it..
xo bj

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Dixie...wow, you got some awesome deals! I love the way you shop! That was a steal of the basket! There's a pic in one of Mary Carol Garrity's books and she has a basket very similar to yours on her front door. I think I have a pic of it on my computer. I'll check and see if you have an email address for contact and if so I'll send you the pic. I love all your finds. And how cool that Connie Reeves was still riding at 101...glad she was doing what she wanted and loved, right up until the end...awesome! Susan

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What treasures you found, and what bargains! I would have jumped on every single one of those finds if I had been there before you. I'm not going to start giving you a list of what I liked, because I loved all of it. You did great, and I am sooooo jealous of this and the Canton trip! laurie

Candy said...

Reading this was almost as much fun as living it. On our next trip I hope to do a little more shopping together--booth 330 was so much fun.
What a treasure Miss Reeves is.
Hope you had a restful day, Candy

susan said...

I'm glad you found the things you wanted. Wish I'd found the chargers first :) That picture with story behind it is the best! I enjoyed my visit!

Arich & Syble Harrison said...

I like that glass ball thing.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Did you hear me sigh "Oh my" when I saw the silver, and the birdie S & P, and the boot, and the bunny and egg, etc.....

What cool things you found!

Happy Monday☺

Chandy said...

Dixie, I am salivating over those silverware! Gorgeous! Lady you found some good deals! And I know you'll find that chair soon enough. ;-)

Smilingsal said...

So many nice things, especially the blue birdies and the blue and white bunnies.

Judanna said...

Beautiful, beautiful, what great finds. I see you had a great day!!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Whoa...you got a lot of great stuff there! And I love the netted seaballs. I have a bunch of them. Some really big ones...and I think they are really fun to decorate with! Those frames were a great bargain...I'm looking for some myself and haven't had any luck. I'm anxious to see what you do with them. And the rusted birds & birdbath is a treasure for sure! And lastly thanks so much for the wonderful comment on my blog. I'm still grinning just thinking about you grinning! I'm so glad you came by!

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, you really found some great things! I love the silver, I've been looking for some to start a collection - what a great deal. Hey, I'm a fan of your site, so stop by and pick up your "fan" award! Kathy

char72 said...

Fantastic finds!
Charlotte

Deanna said...

Dixie girl, I'm still wiping tears from my fat little cheeks because I missed out!

I loved all of the goodies you found! The flatware is beautiful! I might have wrestled you to the ground for that haul...LOL!

Hugs,
Deanna :D

à la parisienne said...

Oh, I love the silk scarves!I wish I could go to Canton- I am having withdrawls!