Thought I would share a few of the teeny sweet goodies I’ve picked up here and there in the last few months.
This little birdy came from Bazaar Del Mundo in Old Town.
He is cast in resin or ceramic or something – not the carved wood I usually prefer, but the hat! I love his little acorn hat! So sweet. He makes me happy.
Continuing the bird theme, this two-sided hammered brass and decoupaged heart is also from Bazaar Del Mundo. It was part of an after Christmas sale, but it’s really rather perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I bought this cigar box at a Salvation Army thrift store.
When I first saw it, I picked it up and examined it for a long time. There was nothing wrong with it and the price was right, but what would I do with it? I put it back on the shelf. Such a mistake. When I spied it in someone else’s basket a few minutes later, I felt really disappointed. :(
I even briefly
stalked watched the other shopper browsing ahead of me and I thought about the Mary Randolph Carter book I recently received from my mom-in-law:
I had stopped to think about the cigar box. Shopping fail. Fortunately, the other guy changed his mind and plopped it onto a shelf near the registers. I scooped it up and felt lucky for the second chance. After the 50%-off-day discount, I paid a meager $0.75! Ha!
And speaking of that book above, it’s great. It’s really fun to learn about other people’s collections and obsessions. The pictures are true eye candy and the writing is very engaging and thoughtful. Over all, it’s a delight to read or just browse through. It’s a large, thick, heavy, well constructed coffee table volume that I am eager to share, but will likely never give away. I am enjoying it so much! It’s a keeper. Thank you, Jenifer!
I also added another fabulous large Nordic Ware specialty bundt pan to my collection.
These things are generally $20 to $40 in stores or online, so I always snap them up when I find them. This one was pristine and only cost me about $5 at the local Goodwill bookstore. It’s called the Fairytale Cottage Bundt Pan. It holds 10 cups of batter.
I actually put this one to use right away with a cream cheese pound cake recipe. The cake was good and it helped me to learn a few things about using the pan. That said, I’m not as concerned with function, as I am with form, when I buy these bundt babies. I just like the way they look and feel and I enjoy putting them on the wall or stacking them in my kitchen as decoration. I have a lot of them…you know? A lot of them. :)
And last, but not least, here are pictures of something I’ve been hiding away for over a year.
I got this collection of kokeshi dolls from my sweet friend, Leighann. As part of a spontaneous cross country move, Leighann and her family shed half their belongings a year and a half ago.
They uprooted their entire lives and trekked thousands of miles with two kids, two dogs and a u-haul in less time than it has taken me to display these kokeshis! And really, I’m not done with this. The wall will eventually be painted and the shelves rearranged with a few more items, but you get the idea.
The real reason I think of this as a recently discovered treasure, is the fact that those two little minis in front were a surprise to me this week. They were stored inside the two mamas on the right and left and I didn’t even know! Such a sweet discovery, from a sweet friend. Thank you, Leighann!
That’s all for now.
P.S. What little treasures have you added to your collections this season?