June 13, 2011

Vintage Finds and a Wonderful Surprise

Thank you very much for your lovely comments and for helping me choose my new header. There were some votes for the new version of my old shelf banner but the majority liked the collage one better and so here it is :-).

Have you ever been happy about price tags? Well, call me crazy but I jumped for joy when I found a bag full of these at the flea market. It was the first time ever I saw such vintage ones here in Germany. I’m looking forward to using them in collages and for decoration.

price tags

These kid’s size shoemaker’s lasts were another wonderful find.

shoemakers lasts

I couldn’t resist some old clothespins and as usual I brought home a couple of laces and doilies. Don’t you love that vintage tobacco package? It had never been opened. The lady who sold it to me, told me that she had worked in the US for a while and had found it in the attic of an old house in Tennessee. NO, I won’t start smoking now, lol.

tobacco and clothespins

I have a thing for white sauce boats and this is my third one. Does that mean I have a collection now? I like to use them to store supplies like those  faux pearl necklaces because it’s practical and makes a lovely decoration at the same time.

sauce boat

Some rusty loveliness in form of scissors and fittings. I also found these cute photos, a pretty brooch and a cognac colored die.


When I opened our mailbox on Saturday, I was very excited to discover a package coming from the UK.  Angela of The English Romantic had sent me the most gorgeous pin keep. Her work is fabulous and I just love the soft colors and her wonderful choices of fabric, laces and embellishments.

pinkeepcreated by Angela

Isn’t it pretty?

pinkeep detailcreated by Angela

Angela had also spoiled me with this lovely flower brooch and some wonderful laces.

brooch created by Angela

I adore all of Angela’s beautiful creations and I’m sure you will too, when you hop over to her great blog.

Thank you so much, dear Angela! You made me very happy.

Within the next week it will be time to send out birthday packages to some very dear friends. When they have reached their destinations and had been unpacked, I’ll be able to show you what I’ve been creating lately.

Have a lovely week everyone!




Vintage Market Place said...

such beautiful finds
I love the numbered tags!

Cindy said...

Such great finds! I really like those tags. And the pin keep that your friend sent is very pretty. Lucky you!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

What amazing finds. Imagine discovering those price tags. Everything is simply perfect.
What a beautiful gift to receive in the mail.
Recently I've said this so often, blogging friends are so generous and brimming with kindness.

Hearts Turned said...

Your new blog header is just lovely, Julia...wonderful design!

I LOVE all the fabulous vintage finds you've made--the shabbier, rustier & older, the better, I say!

What a beautiful pin keep your friend made for you...looking forward to seeing what you've been creating!

Wishing you a beautiful day, my friend!



Just awesome finds! The tin looks in perfect condition!
Very pretty pin keep.

marie said...

Oh Julia ~ you found so many beautiful treasures. The shoe last are so pretty and what is it about old clothespins! I can never resist them!

The pin keep is so lovely ~ what a very special gift!

Lululiz said...

I have fallen in love with your vintage price tags! What a terrific find. Mind you, your other finds are pretty awesome as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Your new blog header is beautiful and shows all your wonderful work, so perfectly.
Love all your finds, the price tags and the shoes lasts are lovely.

Have a wonderful week

Rose Petal Hollow said...

Your blog is sooooooo pretty. Love the header. The photos are wonderful.

suziqu's thread works said...

Sweet Julia..There is so much to look at in this post. I love the shoe lasts, tickets, the gorgeous dish holding the faux pearls, rusted scissors, etc.etc. and what a beautiful needlebook,laces and brooch from Angela. Her work is very sweet.
Your blog header is fantastic as it is just so representative of your creations and that puts a smile on my face when I open your blog because I immediately feel your energy there.
Have a wonderful week dearest.
Thinking of you with big hugs,

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Ohhhhh, I love everything you found! Wonderful! Next time I go over to my dad's I'm going to ask him if he has any pipe tobacco pouches from way back when. My stepmother does NOT throw anything away, LOL

When I was a little girl, my dad used to give me the "ring" of his cigars . . .

Have a wonderful week!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
wonderful finds and I love the price tags and shoe lasts.The needlebook from Angela is beautiful as is the lace and brooch.I have to go over and visit her.Can't wait to see what you have been creating:)
Have a wonderful week my friend.
Hugs and love,

Tina said...

LOVE those price tags Julia and the shoe forms too. Wonderful finds. Isn´t junkin just the best :o)
Love your pinkeep from Angela too. It´s so pretty in those soft colors.
Wishing youa wonderful day sweet friend.
XO Tina

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Julia,
Those shoe lasts are wonderful along with those pretty children on the photos. I'm sur we will see the tags often cropping up in your work.
So glad tou like the bits ans pieces.
Hugs, Angela.x.

Dorthe said...

Dearest friend,WOW-what finds ,Julia´- I can imagine your joy finding the price tags :) and the shoe lasts are so sweet ,too-and wonderful- and on top of those gorgeus finds ,all the other bits and pieces-you was a lucky girl.
Angela`s pin keep is so lovely,too, and a beautiful work-what a fantastic week-end you have had,dear.
And Julia I LOVE the new header you choosed-it is so beautiful,and so you :)
Love you too- mange hugs and kys fra mig.

My Creative House said...

Oh wow Julia so many wonderful things you have found, the price tags and all the lovely lace are fantastic findings, the pin keep you have received is so beautifully made, thanks for all your sweet comments dear, have a nice week.
Hugs Anni

Martina said...

Meine Güte, Julia! Hast Du wieder hübsche Dinge gebunkert:-)
Ich bin ganz angetan von den kleinen Preisschildern....auch die anderen Sachen sind super und der Blog von Angela auch.
Hab noch eine schöne Woche und liebe Grüße aus dem (verregneten) Süden:-)

Alexandra said...

Ich bin grad ganz blass vor Neid :) soooo tolle Sachen hast du auf dem Flohmarkt gefunden. Die kleinen Schildchen sind ja wirklich zauberhaft.
Und auch die anderen Sachen, echt klasse da freu ich mich grad schon jetzt auf den nächsten Flohmarkt.
Dann die super schönen Sachen von Angela, traumhaft Julia.
Mir gefällt der jetztige Banner auch besser :)
Ich wünsche dir was meine Liebe

Anneke said...

such a great flea market finds.
i love the bowl and everything.
you have just like me a good nose for these things.
have a nice week and enjoy your new things.

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, dieser Flohmarktbesuch hat sich ja wirklich gelohnt! Tolle Sachen hast du gefunden. Besonders gut gefallen mir die kleinen Preisschildchen! Sind sie emailliert oder aus Karton? Falls du sie evtl. verkaufen willst, du weißt ja wo du mich findest:))

Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne Woche!

Guriana said...

What a treasures!!...specially tags and clothespins:))

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your new blog header. And all the treasures you found and received are fantastic. Angela is such a sweetie! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Lynn Stevens said...

ohhhhh your new blog header is so yummy, and wow what finds, I think I'd jump for joy scoring those price tags too.
hugs Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh Julia I LOVE the new banner! It represents what you do so much better. Liked the old one but I just love it when a banner shows a persons work or home. And the 'low color' works for me! LOL
You got some great finds at the flea. Love the little cards with the numbers. The book from Angela is amazing. I am going to look at her blog. Have a great weekend sweetie.

Unknown said...

Such wonderful finds! I go week in the knees for vintage graphics. Your pin keep is stunning! Have a great weekend ~ Heidi

Susie said...

hi julia, thought i would tell you i love your pincushion. i have made some in teacups before. i love the lacy cards also. smiles, susie

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Liebe Julia,
ich finden Deinen Header klasse jetzt.
Sag mal, wo gehst denn Du zum Flohmarkt ???!!! Die Sachen sind ja alle allerste Sahne. Ich habe mich total verguckt in die vintagigen Preisschilder. Die Tabakdose: Einfach unglaublich. Aber auch all die anderen Dinge. Du Glückskind Du ;-).
Schönes Restwochenende und
liebe Grüße

paula said...

amazing work!:)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Julia, it's been so long since I've scoured a flea market! You've giving me the itch! What pretties you have found!
Hugs, Diane

Carole said...

Hey Julia,
Boy I could have swearn that I had left a comment..... I think I'm losing it lately:) anyways always love seening what you've found. Love the tags too....I'd be jumping up and down....but you can't look too excited they'd charge much more then. haha

Can't wait to see what you've been making.


Marcia B. said...

wow these are fantastic finds, absolutely wonderful!

luckygirlgifts said...

What wonderful finds!! I'm so jealous of the price tags especially.LOL
You have a lovely blog, I can't wait to see more.
Have a wonderful day.
Cari b.

Viola said...

Huch, ich glaub`, ich hab mich verirrt, hihi! Schön hast Du es hier,Julchen. Dein neuer Header gefällt mir sehr gut! Deine Flohmarktfunde sind auch total klasse.
Und sooo ein schönes Geschenk hast Du wieder bekommen. Super! Ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich Dir! :o)

Ana Márquez said...

You make me go to the Victorian Era :-D All is beautiful!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Julia,
Oh, so sweet to receive such a wonderful package of vintage treasures from a friend. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to the WINNERS!
Smiles, Paula

MON&ME said...

I like your blog.
Greeting from Monique