Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage Finds

Hello friends-thanks for stopping in today!  I have some inspiration to share today.  When my mother was here a week or so ago, we had lunch at a great little place called The Dove's Nest.  There is a gift shop attached to where you eat and I found a couple of 'bags' of vintage inspiration.
A scoop of old buttons, not a one matching another in the whole lot of them.  All the shapes and sizes, some still have the thread in them.  Metal, leather, wood and so much more.  Smooth, textured, shiny and dull.  Each one as individual as each of us.

The second bag was full of vintage treasures.  Sheet Music from 'Old Man River', a zipper in it original packaging, bits of lace, and beads from a couple of necklaces that had broken.  I have a ton of vintage looking embellishments but true vintage add so much character and i love the added age they bring.
You never know where inspiration will hit.  There are tons of treasures waiting to be discovered at vintage shops, in basements, drawers, and top shelf closet boxes.  I would love to see what inspiration you all find.
Make it a great one-


  1. Can't wait to see what you make with them!

  2. Great finds Bryan! I can't wait to see what you make with these gems! :) Also I love the June Calendar layout you did... Fun and colorful :)
    Have a great day!

  3. Awesome! Those buttons are great and the other bag of goodies-WOW-wonderful! You've got to get busy creating with all the treasures you've picked up in the last couple of weeks!! Can't wait to see what you do create!!! :)

  4. Great Finds. I cannot wait to see the finished project.
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

  5. SCORE!! Don't you love to find treasures in the most unexpected places??? OK, get busy and make something!! haha You know I'm just kidding! But seriously!


  6. Awesome finds!!! Can't wait to see what inspiration you get from those pieces and what you create with them. TFS! :-)

  7. Wow! What lucky finds, Bryan!!! :) That's probably not what you were expecting when you decided to have lunch there...

  8. Wow, the sheet music got my attention. Great find Bryan. Hurry up and make something.

  9. Wow, that looks cool. Myself, I go yardsaling or as we call it garageing and you can pick up lots of "vintage" stuff for little to nothing.

  10. That's awesome Bryan! I can't wait to see what you do with it!!
    Tammy H.

  11. what fun! I'd love that bag of buttons!

  12. Oh how exciting to find great treasures! I love to go to yard sales and auctions and have found many great treasures! I have found quilt squares, tatting, lace, buttons, ric rak, fabric yo yo's, sheet music/books and many other things but I'm so afraid to use it LOL, I guess I just need to Go for it and make something! LOL Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures with us and can't wait to see what you make with them.
    ((Hugs)) Theresa


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