Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fresh Vintage

After Christmas I always have the urge to purge and clean.  I've been doing just that the last few days.  One of the things I've realized doing this is that I've found most of the vintage treasures on my "hunt list".  There are only a couple of things I'm still looking for at thrifts and yard sales.  I'm not someone who likes alot of "stuff".  I like things simple.  I've even purged a lot of Pyrex once I realized what I really used and liked the most.  Soooo....unless I come across some interesting treasures that are a steal, (and of course vintage linens...those are always useful and fun to find), I really will mostly hunt to sell now.  My house is small and cozy...I don't want it cramped and cluttered.

That being said, I was blessed to get some of the main things on my list that I haven't been able to find.  Between a December Birthday and Christmas, I had a little fun :)

I've been looking at this picnic basket for at least 8 months at an Antique store.  Hubby surprised me with it on my birthday!

A friend and I ventured to Snohomish WA...again I've been looking at this cake carrier for months.  It was fun to be able to buy it :)

My husband and I don't do Christmas presents...just simple stockings with practical stuff in them.  Imagine my surprise when he snuck this rare Orange Dots inside!

Time for a fresh look in the kitchen!  I haven't been able to find a Red Hostess with a lid in good shape, so I bit the bullet with Christmas $ and ordered it on Etsy.  I wasn't disappointed!

Here is one of my greatest gifts of sweet husband!

Happy New Year to you vintage fans...and everyone else too ;)


Pyrex Junkie said...

I LOVE your cake carrier, because I adore fruit decals on vintage things! It is just lovely.
Also have the same corning yellow daisy it!

Cally said...

That picnic basket is absolutely adorable! I also love the display in your kitchen, perfectly arranged.

ColibriNB said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I've really enjoyed your blog in 2012 and look forward to seeing what you're up to in 2013. Thanks for sharing your faith and finds with all of us!

Stacey Johnson said...

Thank you! I look forward to sharing.