aqua beauty

Hola chicas!  I fit in some much-needed vintage love last week.  I finally found a few new treasures to share!

Let’s start small.  I grabbed this cute Christmas dish to use on my wall plate rack during the holidays.  I won’t actually be leaving cookies for Santa but I thought it was cute for 50 cents.

When I see blue Ball jars with zinc lids, I grab ’em.  Hopefully I will put this one to good in a lighting project soon.

Pretty vintage linens always catch my eye.  Do you like this sham?


Check out the pink doily border stitched on the yellow linen.

I believe this was hand embroidered.

I have a hard time staying away from kitschy Christmas linens.  This bright one is round and I dig the fringe.  I think it would make a good tree skirt.

Did you notice the chair?  I almost walked right by it.  It is an oak ice cream parlor style chair.  Love!

I’m sure you didn’t miss the aqua chest of drawers.  I didn’t!  I was so excited when I saw this.   I especially liked this find because it reminded me of my childhood.  We had quilted baby furniture in white that was very similar to this.  When I was wandering around a thrift store, the fab color just jumped out at me.  I immediately picked the chest up and lugged it across the store to a cart instead of bringing the cart to it.  I was afraid to let go of it because I didn’t want to risk losing it to another shopper. 

I didn’t think my quick reaction was ridiculous at all until I got to the register and the cashier was relieved someone bought the thing.  She actually used the word “hideous” to describe it.  I told her beauty was in the eye of the beholder and was hoping that some blog readers would support that this find was an aqua beaut.  Ahem. Thoughts? 

The cashier also asked what I planned to do with it. I explained that I would clean it, change the hardware and then it would make a perfect place to stash craft supplies. 

She must have missed the memo that vintage + aqua = awesomeness.

Linking to:
Southern Hospitality
Apron Thrift Girl
Her Library Adventures
House of Grace

6 thoughts on “aqua beauty

  1. funny post. i laughed reading about the quick action with the aqua draws..she OBVIOUSLY missed the memo! LOVE the pink fringed doily too.

  2. I have the exact same chest but in gold. I’ve had it since I was a teen and I use it to hold craft supplies. Good idea about changing handles.

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