March 14, 2014

Fun Finds

Good Morning!

It's Friday again!  Yippeee!

And time share some Fun Finds.

First up, delicate, hand-embroidered hankies!

I'm a complete sucker for these.  I have stacks of them already, more than I could ever use, but I can't seem to stop myself from purchasing more.  Especially when I find gorgeous ones like these.

I like to use them draped over baskets or shelves, and even as dollies sometimes.  Larger, thicker versions I use as pretty napkins for special occasions.

I've been on a roll lately finding hand-made items lately which thrilled me to no end.  I found a set of crocheted place-mats.

They have pretty flowers in the middle . . . 

And a gorgeous scalloped edge.

Also picked up a four piece set of hostess plates.  Remember these?
I can remember my mom using these all the time when I was younger for special occasions.  I always felt so special when she'd let me use one too.

I see them all the time at the thrift store and for some reason I just couldn't pass up this set.  Surprisingly, I've been using them quite a bit.  I'll put the girls after school snacks on them or like today, my mid-afternoon snack.  It makes snack time just a little more special.

Next up is a set of tin shapes and a chicken wire basket from Walmart.  I love both of these items.  

And finally another blast from the past for me, remember these Home Interior birds.  I swear every house I visited when I was little either had these birds or the butterflies.

They made me smile when I saw them in the store so of course they had to come home with me.  I think a coat of fresh paint will update them a little and they will be perfect for springtime decorating.

Have a great weekend,

bye now,



  1. Love, love, love your hankies :)
    They remind me of my Grandma, my Mom, and Meg Ryan.
    Do you remember the line in "You're Got Mail", about handkerchiefs?
    Watch for it when you watch the movie again :)
    Keep Smiling.
    Your blogging sister, Connie

  2. I am in love . . . with those sweet hankies.

    My mother had tons of hankies, but I have no idea what happened to them.

  3. I just love the embroidered hankies. So adorable! I just recently bought some vintage crocheted doilies too! Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Such cute finds...I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the cute birds!

  5. Lots of goodies! I too got the wire basket from Walmart. Did you get the shapes tgere too? I have been trying to decide what to do with my wire basket...Hoping you will post what you do with yours :)

    Happy weekend!


  6. A lot of fun finds!!! Love those place mats~very pretty! What a great idea for those luncheon trays~going to steal that one. How funny I have those same birds~painted mine white and then some lt blue, liked the white ones the best.

  7. I loved Home Interiors. I don't think I have anything left now, but I tell you, I had a tons of those placemats....really pretty!

  8. I love delicate hankies, too! I also have stacks of them.:) I like all of your finds, the birds will be gorgeous when you have updated them, can't wait to see them soaring across one of your pretty walls!

  9. Great finds! Love the little wire basket :)

  10. Great finds Robin. I have a few sets of the luncheon plates myself. What is it about those cute plates! Love the basket too. Have a great Sunday.

  11. Love all your pretty treasures, especially those birds! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. Mimi


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