Friday, June 19, 2009

Treasures, Found & Received...

It was a beautiful morning, so JP and I decided to follow the endless trail of garage sale signs, zig-zagging through funky old neighborhoods in search of treasures. While some sales were a lost cause, others proved a bit fruitful in our hunt. I found a few vintage goodies while JP searched for tools and the like. I scored, he didn't - but usually, it's the other way around! I also recently scored 2 delightful prizes from talented artist friends offering Giveaway treasures on their blogs. So, I feel fortunate and grateful for all of these treasures.... Have a look-see....

~ Johanna




















* Jack fashions one of two old crocheted doilies that I found discarded in a bin.... I can only imagine the time and love spent on this.. I will drape it over a bench or prop for an upcoming holiday display....



* Buttons galore in a big bag for $4! They all seem time-worn and vintage. I'll put them in a glass jar and keep them handy, just in case...


* A pair of folding wooden stools will be just perfect for propping my folk art at various shows.. $1 each...


* I was attracted to the turquoise color and shape of this Lane pottery vase, a perfect vessel for my colored pencils.... $2...

**And as for the Treasures Received, I was given this whimsical "Pair of Twos" by the ever so talented artist Brandi Milne! She has a truly mesmerizing style, and I invite you to visit her blog, filled with eye candy: http://brandimilne.blogspot.com/


* How did Brandi Milne know that I love ladybugs ever so much?! Next on my list is the perfect frame to properly display these original drawings....

**And last but not least, Robert Brawley, aka "Halloween Fanatic" gifted me his stylized rendition of the Munny Doll in his recent Blog GiveAway.... He's an avid collector of folk art and obviously has the artistic touch as well! Many thanks to you both for sharing your fabulous talents here in Blogland!.... I feel so lucky to have won these special treasures!


* Robert Brawley's bold, graphic style in black and white makes this 'lil guy pop!

12 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Very cool:) I am a garage sale addict. I've found the best stuff for next to nothing!

Sheryl Parsons said...

I wish I could see images right now but hubby's work internet won't allow so I will have to check back, but I too am a garage sale junkie! You should come with me to Oregon some time, there are so many cool vintage treasures, and other great usable things to be found that I go every weekend without fail. My house in Oregon is mostly furnished from garage sale finds. So fun!

Cynthia said...

You really did score...Lucky you! Enjoy all your new goodies! :)

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Great finds! I LOVE doing garage sales and thrift stores.....I have found some great treasures.

DellaRae said...

Wonderful finds...I love old buttons displayed in a jar!

Codys Keepsakes said...

I also love ladybugs...All my art has my signature with a ladybug right next to it!!!! My hubby loves garage sales. Me not so much!!! He does find me lots of goodies though!! Lucky you to get those great gifts!!!
KaThren

Georgina said...

I want those buttons!!! LOL Very, Very neat-o stuff!

Nancy Lee Malay said...

You just never know what you're going to find at these sales, and it looks like you got some real treasures, Johanna!

The buttons are my favorite...I've created an entire piece around one lonely button that I fell in love with.

Great giveaway prizes, too!

Nancy

Anonymous said...

Great treasures from a fun day of hunting! I miss all those garage sale days with my girl! Wonderful vintage buttons! Great props you found for your shows, and nice giveaway prizes too. Everything will look just perfect in your happy, colorful home. Sending lots of hugs to you, JP and Jack.
Love,
Mom

Chaos and love said...

I am a button addict.

Gay said...

OMG! What a feast of finds!
I am in T-town now and it is truly hotter than Hades! Heat index of 111. help me...
If you ever want a garage sale buddy, call me. I will suffer thru the Tulsa Flea Market this Saturday. Actually, it's a really good one with treasures and vintage bargains.
hugs, Gay

brandi milne said...

Yay Yay Yay!!! Yer sooooo sweet, lady bug lover!! KISS!