Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend treasures

The past few weeks I've neglected to post my weekend treasures. Almost every week I pop into the local Good Will or one of the thrift/antique stores for treasure hunting.

Found these two cute fat birds at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago.

The price was right!

They've found a home this Summer on my sideboard.

This is a floral arrangement I made for the table at a reception for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary almost 7 years ago. Soon it will be time to "dress" the sideboard for Fall.

I guess I've had quite the case of "Bird Brain" lately -- this foursome I found last weekend at a local antique store.

I think they'll be cute napkin rings for a tropical tablescape.

I also got these octagonal salad plates at the same time.

I just knew they'd be perfect with my Penney's plates I found a couple of years ago at Good Will.

A few weeks back I also found this glass and silver based salad bowl at Good Will. (This was hard to photograph well.)

I wanted to show you how thick the glass is here.

This week I found this little creamer with the roses.

I just couldn't get a good picture up close without that shadow unless I got my fingers into the shot.

Hope you've found some good treasures lately too!

See ya!


  1. Oh, what wonderful treasures. I've all of a sudden been in the bird mood also. lol Guess it's catching. I love all of yours. The plates are just gorgeous and really do look wonderful with your white plates. Such great finds. What fun. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh Martha...LOL..I never stop finding things..and lately we have been just sitting things out at the curb.
    We did a sort of stupid thing the other day. We had a bunch of old yard tools...very old...and we had duplicates of out to the curb they went...then I thought...HEY..I could mount those old tools on the patio wall..and ran outside...GONE! Yep..GONE! LOL there is a REAL bird brain!
    Hugs to you my sweet friend!

  3. Hi Martha! Oh, what great finds! I love those little birds and those napkin rings are adorable! I've got to tell you, last year I found those same octagonal plates at Good Will! I haven't made a tablescape with them yet. I love the chargers you have them on too.
    How wonderful to know about Jason Mraz! I love his music and how wonderful also to know he is a good guy!
    Be a sweetie,

    Shelia ;)

  4. Hi Martha,
    Wonderful finds! The pair of birds is so pretty, and the plates are as well. I think the tropical napkin holders are my favorite of the items you shared. Can't wait to see them in use!


  5. Martha-- I love your using the runners as placemats! Kroger flowers are my secret too--I always have fresh flowers in my house from the sale bin! Lovely!

  6. Martha, I'm an addict myself! Isn't it a fun way to spend one's time?
    It was a real treat to visit today.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday and hope to see you at my place to toast Susan on her anniversary.