Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"New" Finds

If you are an antiquer like my Dear Hubby and I, you will understand the frequent visits to antique stores, shops, antique malls, thrift stores, auctions, and even YARD SALES. Now way before I ever started selling antiques, I always went to antique shops, or antique malls. I would NEVER have thought of going to a yard sale. This was so "not me."

Well, many years later, I have since changed my tune...and even look forward to "finding" vintage items when I am out and about. I went to my first auction just 8 years ago. Never even realized these things went on in small towns around the country...I was finally in on the "secret!" With my TV career there wasn't much time for auctions. But I was instantly hooked!

So I was thrilled this past weekend when I found this lovely:

The photo does not do it justice. It is one of the largest Valentine's Day cards I have ever seen, at 15" across! Sure, there are little pieces damaged here and there, but still I was happy with my find. Marked Germany on the bottom, these paper wonders are hard to find after all these years. They are quite romantic and fit in with the Victorian themed decor...I've always liked them. And this one has beautiful PINK ROSES on it! Ooh la la.

I also found a pretty picture frame to put vintage photos in. Even though it is not old, I still thought it was a cute piece. The bottom picture in the frame is of my Grandpop and Grandmom in the 1930s.

There were some other items I found which you can check out in my "virtual store" here.

Looking forward to seeing whatever you may have found in the antique world, or something you crafted...or even thought about decorating in your home. Leave me a jazzy comment, I love to learn new things...from so many crafty and creative types the possiblities are endless.

Gotta use the new signature....I've always had stars in my i's!!!!!


PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i love the valentine you found! how pretty =) i've never seen one that big. debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Jillian!
Love that signature w/stars!! I googled on making a banner/header for my page today, but that did not last long, got interrupted..need photoshop I guess, DH says we have that..so gotta wait, not like i have time anyway at the moment.
wow, what a lovely vintage valentine find for you!! I have been picking up little treasures every once in a while like in some of my photos. Will take photos when sending off my Valentine swap stuff to show what I been workin on here and there...it is well into the night again, the only uninterrupted time. Yes, I did email you, I will resend it o.k. and you check your spam thingy..let me know if you do not get it tomorrow.

Hope to post again soooon.

Gina said...

Wow you have a great eye. What a gorgeous card and frame. Exquisite.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That's a particularly pretty Valentine!
I've been thrifting today; please stop by to see my finds! :)

Michelle said...

That Valentine is so pretty!! Thanks for sharing..


Hope you have fun making those cookies :)

Jewelgirl said...

I adore this valentine!
There's just something about flowers,hearts and old German things I like. The time taken
and the craftmanship of these
old valentines amazes me!
Thanks so much for sharing!