Monday, May 11, 2009

It's a Blog Party!
Marcela at Etsy Cottage Style is hosting a Blog Party today.

She asks "What makes you get out of bed early Saturday mornings?What makes you giggle when you find it, specially at a good price?!What makes your heart skip a beat???
and Why?"
Well, let me tell you. This was a hard decision to choose just one thing! So I thought I'd make a list of a few of my favorite, and then show you a couple of my favorite finds.
What makes me get out of bed early Saturday mornings? Like most people, it's the hunt. I'm generally not looking for anything in particular when I go to garage sales, flea markets or antique malls. It's more fun for me to just be surprised by what finds me. My mom has always said "Oh, I wonder what little treasures we are going to find today?" And that is the best feeling ever, the feeling of anticipation.

And here is what makes me giggle when I find it. These are a few things that make my heart skip a beat...

chippy and rusty urns
platters and pitchers, especially ironstone
dollhouse furniture
paper ephemera
wooden and metal printing type

And, here are pictures of a couple of my favorite finds.

These little darling mary janes.
I had no idea what to do with them - I certainly didn't need them.
But they came home with me anyway!
And now they live on my fireplace mantle.
And my best and favorite find of aaaaalllll time,
My restaurant sign.
This came from a garage sale here in Memphis, and when I saw it I started shaking (true story!)
It's HUGE (8 feet long) and I actually had the perfect place to put it in my kitchen. It's made of old glass and the letters are hand painted.
And the best part?
It was $2.
I almost fell over!
So those are my finds, and I can't wait to read about everyone else's!
Be sure to check out
for a complete list of everyone participating today.
And please be sure to see the previous post in my blog for a chance to win a pair of my handmade earrings!


  1. Debi...the shoes are precious!
    xo Tami

  2. Finding something for nothing is everybody's real favorite thing!!!! Great sign!

  3. Hi Debbi! we can't go shopping together...we'll be fighting over the stuff!!! That sign is a killer, $2.00??? Crazy!!!! The shoes will be adorable in my sister's house, she collects kid's shoes and just like you, she doesn't have a reason for it but loves them anyway! Thank you for participating today!

  4. Hi Debi ;o)

    I'm with you - I LOVE the thrill of anticipation and going on a hunt for nothing specific and the surprise of that "gotta-have" treasure!

    Thanks so much for sharing your treasures♥ and for your lovely sweet words you left for me too!


  5. I love your collections!! I have this thing for signs and initials, letters and numbers!! It's hard to show everything!! Ha ha! I love your Mary Janes!!
    Margaret B

  6. that sign!!! What a find!!! I love to hang old signs in my kitchen too, but yours is the best yet!

  7. I'm with you...I just love the thrill of the hunt and the joy of finding that awesome deal!! You found some really amazing ones! I loved the little shoes best!
    Thanks for your kind words on my blog.
    Best wishes,

  8. Great finds! Love that sign!!!!

  9. Oh my, first things first, I just simply love your backdrop to your blog!! And it's soooo wonderful to meet so many women who are just as passionate about loving the same types of items. It's been lovely visiting. Stop by & see my heart-stopping items. At least to me they are.

  10. I am so happy to have found this community of women. Thanks for sharing. Casey

  11. Wow.. I love that sign too! Very Cool! Thanks for sharing :0


  12. Oh my goodness! What a deal you got on that sign!!! I love a deal...and have gotten my share of deals but that is the best!!

  13. Debbi those shoes with the shredded paper, WOW! What a fabulous idea. How did you come up with it? Such an adorable little vignette all by itself.

  14. I love the thrill of the hunt - garage sale and flea markets - summer is almost here - Yea! Great stuff!