Thursday, February 2, 2012

Treasures- New and Old

I don't know about all of you , but this week has been BUSY and the time seems to be flying by. I planned to get this post out yesterday, but I just couldn't find enough time. I know Boo-Hoo for me right?? I am actually not complaining, but I do like to have some down time here and there. Nope...not this week. 
Anyway, enough of all that. Here are few treasures of mine that have recently come in to my life. Some are new (meaning not vintage) and some are vintage. Regardless, I LOVE them all.

Ok, so this rug is one of those things that is a necessity, but when you have a GOOD necessity it is really GOOD~ My rug under my kitchen sink needed replacement badly. I had it for about  5 years and its days had come to an end. For being washed every single week sometimes more than once, it held up great. That is why my replacement is the exact same one:)

I know, your thinking, is she really blogging about her love for a kitchen sink rug??? Yes, I am. It is one of the simple things that bring joy. Have you ever bought a Dash and Albert Rug??? If not, I highly recommend them. The quality is fantastic. I have them in the kitchen, entry way and a big one under my dining room table. The one I have here is called Swedish Stripe. It is so yummy. Love the color blue and the creamy color. Ok, on to my next find......
Yet another "new" item. I purchased these two bowls at Home Goods. Have you ever been so fortunate to go to a Home Goods store???? The best ever. The prices are really reasonable and they have everything. Housewares only. 
I think these bowls look like crowns. They were only $2.99 each. What a bargain. I imagined using them for parties for some nuts, hummus, chocolates etc.  Well, my daughter and her friend had a better idea...
Ice Cream Sundaes~~~~~ I think they got it right. Delicious.
These three beauties I photographed together. They all came from separate places and I am so happy to have all of them. These are all vintage. You know when you buy something and then you later question if you should have purchased it???? THAT DID NOT HAPPEN HERE. No questions at all.  
Ok, here is where I found all of this. The little blue stool that is really chippy  is from an estate sale that I went to last week. It was hiding in the garage. Luckily, my friend Kelly spied it for me. It had several webs on it, but that did not deter me. Thanks goodness it didn't come with a scary black widow. YUCK!! I know have it in my downstairs bathroom and it looks perfect.
That is a beautiful Shabby Chic looking vintage tablecloth that I purchased from Rachel at French Farmhouse 425. It is the perfect shade of pale blue and has the most simple flowers all over it. I had to have it the second I saw it come on her shop. She always has great items for sale.
Ok, how cool is this vintage Swedish book??? When I saw it arrive in Mary's Shop Urban Farmgirl I didn't had to be mine. I really don't know why, but I just loved this book. It is was even better in person. I have NO idea what the title says. Do any of you???
It sits in my kitchen with my two vintage cookbooks. I think the color combination is just right:) What do you think???
And last , but certainly not least, I had the privilege to go on an outing with my mom last week to Country Roads Antiques in Orange, California. This place is so fantastic. The eye candy is to die for. I could have spent all day there going booth by booth. We did not have all day;(  I will be back again to spend more time there. It was truly delightful and it was really fun being with my mom.
Here it is......
Of course I could not go away empty handed. But, I have to say that I showed MAJOR self control. However, when I saw this piece, I could not resist.
You know I love shutters and this one had my name all over it. The booth I got it at was Blossom Vintage Chic It is one of the bigger spaces at Country Roads, but It is so......gorgeous. Since I bought the piece I have been in contact with Debbie (the owner and ultra stylist). She is so sweet.
It is the perfectly chippy:))
 I haven't found the perfect spot for it yet. I have been too busy to focus on it. I'll post later where it ends up.  It is too special of a piece to not be in a fabulous spot in my home. To be continued......

If you ever get the chance to make it to Orange and Country Roads, you won't be disappointed. Really cute town and awesome shop!! BTW~~my friend Melinda from Alabaster Rose Designs has a beautiful space here too.
Happy Treasure Hunting

I'll be linking up to:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Laurie Anna's Farmhouse Friday
Feathered Nest Friday At French Country Cottage


  1. Yes, it means the Queen of home and the title is Cook book. Nice post!

    Greetings from Denmark

    1. Hi Helle~~
      Thanks so much for letting me know. I guess the kitchen was the PERFECT choice. I love the title:)

      Have a great day

  2. Cheryl,
    I love the shutter! It is fabulous. Where are you putting it?

  3. Oooh Cheryl! I love this post - you have showcased so many lovelies!!! And I too LOVE Home Goods - I was just there yesterday...oh how I wish I wasn't on a budget these days! lol Those books are fab - Mary always has some awesome stuff! And that shutter is PERFECT! I'm going to def make a trip out to Orange to check out all the booths, and of course Melinda's booth - I'm sure her stuff is just gorgeous! Let us know where you decide to put your shutter! And I'm going to check out that Dash & Albert Rug link - I need a really good quality one for our kitchen too - it can get pretty knarly {sp?} right in front of the sink, so I need something "pretty" & durable! :)


  4. Ooh! Those bowls are adorable! I agree with your daughter - perfect for ice cream. Now where is your shutter going to go??

  5. All of your finds are fabulous. Love the vintage stool and bowls.

  6. what lovely finds ..old AND new! I have a Home Goods just up the way and feel ever-so-lucky too! i so wish i lived close enough to shop that lovely place yuo mentioned and also to meet sweet Melinda in person! Give her a big hug from "moi!" ;)

  7. You have to know I love all your treasures. I am so drawn to cute benches and chippy shutters. What fun you'll have "playing" when you have time. :-)
    Mary Alice

  8. Oh Cheryl, I am so envious of your great finds!! That vintage blue stool and vintage shutter are fabulous!!!
    Isn't Debbie's booth just gorgeous? I've purchased several things from her. I have a hard time staying away from her space when I'm I'm suppose to be making money in my space and not spending it! :)
    Thank you so much for mentioning my space, I truly appreciate it!!
    Your a sweetheart!
    Hope you have a great night.

  9. Hi Cheryl,
    I love each and every one of your finds! I think my fav is that beautiful Swedish cookbook...but I love everything...all the blue and white! Have fun decorating! :)

  10. I will be checking out Dash and Albert. I love the rug and need a new one in my kitchen. Also the shutter is great!!Love it!!

  11. I am sooo happy you love the tablecloth from my shop!! It goes perfect with all of your fab finds my friend! ;) LOVE the rug..xoxo Rachel

  12. Love that rug and all of your finds! You have me itching to get out and SHOP. Happy Friday and weekend to you Cheryl!

  13. Hey Cheryl...loving your finds!
    Especially that book...I was so bummed when I missed out on it in Mary's shop but am very glad to know it is in a nice home now!!

  14. Lovely treasures!

    I'm your newest follower :)
    Love the old cookbook, The Queen of the Home cookbook, as I am Swedish!

    Greetings from Australia♥

  15. Replies
    1. I'm a new follower, as well. I moved from Orange County to Tulare County 5 months ago, and I miss the antique stores of the Orange Circle so much. Country Roads is one of my favorites. Every time I visit family in OC, the Orange Circle is one of my stops.

    2. Thank you both for following my blog. Welcome~~~I have lived in So Cal all my life and that is the first time I made it To Country Roads. Where are you from in the OC?? I am from lake Forest, but live in the Pasadena area now. My room mate throughout college grew up and still lives in Visalia;)Small world.

      Hope you both have a great evening

    3. I lived in Anaheim for most of my life. I have many friends from Lake Forest. It is indeed a small world.

  16. Hi Cheryl! I'm dropping by from my friend Melinda's blog and I am now your newest follower. I love all your finds, new and old. I, too, have a booth at CRA. Maybe I'll get to meet you next time you stop by! ~~Irma


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May you have a happy day:) Cheryl