Thursday, January 5, 2012

It’s warm in the Lanai…let’s do a vintage photo shoot!

Wow! It got cold all the way down to Florida! I had to wear a coat today! It was in the 50s! lol So let’s go out to the lanai and take some pics!

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I got an early birthday package from my sister and she sent me these pretty shell boxes! I had 2 squares ones and she sent me 2 round ones!

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And I finally found one of the wicker bottles that I have admired at the Antique stores AND on everyone’s blogs! This one was 75 cents!

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I almost teared up! heehee!

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And won’t this sweet picture be cute in my doll room?

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It says “YOUNG IDEAS” Original by RMI Nursery Plastics, INC. 137 East 25th St., N.Y.D. on the back!  75 cents! Oh, I LOVE it!

And I know what my hubby will say when he sees these….’what in the world are you going to do with those?’ But they were so cute…and in their little holder, too!

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A splurge….$1.95 !

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I’m linking to these fun parties!

I’m joining....Vintage Thingie Thursday

and Time Travel Thursday

and Ivy and Elephants

and Thrifty Things Friday!

and Treasure Hunt Thursday!

and Thursday’s Favorite Things!

I’m linking to Honey’s Potpourri Party, too!

Thanks to everyone that has written to me about my computer crash! We did not lose anything! My hubby had just done a back up on the external hard drive so he said everything has been saved. Of course it is taking a lot of time to transfer it to my new computer. It’s a challenge! Have a Happy Day!

 

51 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

We were in Florida this past week for vacation, visiting the MIL. Some days were in the 50's and a few in the 70's...liked the warm days best! Sweet boxes from your sisster, they go perfectly to complete your vignette! You have found some great pieces, I love your coasters, so unique!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Thuis Thuis said...

All those beautyful shells, she must love you verry much.
Have a lovely day.
Love Annette

laurie said...

lovely shell boxes, the little picture is so sweet and perfect for the doll room, Its way below zero here so 50's sounds great to me, we have to wear, mitts scarves boots and long johns,,

CREATIVE MIND said...

Oh wao..such treasure you have! I really Love shells & its decorations,you may notice a few at my blog,
your blog is also cute, I enjoy visiting your blog,thanks for writing me sweet words & admiring my embroidery!

Ginger Zuck said...

Great finds Diane. Love your shell boxes. I'll take 50 any day! LOL. Happy Birthday!! either late or early!

Pat said...

I like the quilt on your lanai - so cheerful. Where in FL are you? I'm in Naples.

KAT said...

thanks for sharing photos of your treasure. I love getting cool unique treasure too. I recently picked up an old tablecloth (I love tablecloths that look vintage) and I also found a Santa jack in the box that I have to fix up a bit but the song it plays is beautiful ("Here Comes Santa Clause") and he pops out just fine. I also found an old wooden breadbox I need to paint when I have the time to do that.

- KAT -

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You had a very successful treasure hunt this time. The picture is cute and will look perfect in your doll room. The the shell boxes are very pretty and how nice to have a sister who knows your tastes. Have a great day dear friend!---- Shannon

Richard Cottrell said...

I think it is just as warm here in Missouri as it is in Florida. Strange weather. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kaybe said...

Oh you big baby. Bundle up & head for Daytona :D lol just kidding. It's even been too cold for me and I'm hardcore. You always find the neatest things at the thrift stores in your area. I'm hoping to get to Webster at least once this winter.
Take good care <3

Screaming Sardine said...

What an inviting lanai, Diane. I love all the wicker and seashells. :)

You could use your new splurge as coasters. They looked like coasters to me when I saw them.

Have a great rest of the week. So glad you didn't lose anything with the computer crash.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Town and Country Gals said...

You've got some great treasures! The shell boxes are great! I have a few and I love them! The coasters are very cool! The weather everywhere seems odd this year! Enjoy your time in Florida!
Thanks for visiting!
Rebecca

Joanne said...

Oh looking at all your great finds makes me want to go out to the thrift stores right now!
Blessings, Joanne

Revi said...

Hi! What awesome finds! I love the aluminum coaster set - I've never seen one in a holder. Your bottle is great, too! I collect them, I started over 20 years ago, but have not seen a new one in years! I guess they're a hot item now. :)
So glad you stopped by Revisionary life - thanks for your sweet comment. I'm glad to find you, too!
-Revi

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, love all your goodies. They always make me smile. So colorful, too.

It is supposed to be in the 70's this weekend. Yay!!

Barb ♥

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

You always find such awesome deals!

Vee said...

Oh hammered aluminum coasters! What a bargain!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your shell boxes are beautiful. You have such a knack for arranging items and making a pretty display.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a treat to receive a gift as sweet as this!

Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Sue said...

I would love to be in the 50º range!!! Like your shell boxes and your little demi-johns. Stay warm and think of me in the 20º range today. LOL

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad you had an external hard drive, Diane, and did not lose photos, etc, when your compter

The shell boxes are sp pretty and perfect for your table in the Lanai

Your find the best goodies at the Thrift stores --I love the wicker bottle!

Bittersweet and Ivy said...

Oh I just love those shell boxes, they look wonderful on your lanai! It's much colder here in Wisconsin...but your pictures warmed me right up!

Hugs,
Laura

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Love the little nursery picture for the doll room.

tamera-country at heart said...

Love your lanai, looks so nice and warm. I have never been to any of the warmer states or seen the beach. Love the sea shells and the silver set of coasters are so neat. Wish I was some place warmer right now. All of my coworkers go on vacations to the beach every year and sometimes twice a year. My husband is ill and never was much for traveling and now he can't travel. He says vacations are dumb.
He says you take time off to get things done at home and that is all I get to do when I take a week off.
Oh well, a girl can dream I guess.
Tamera
Country at heart

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your shell boxes. You found some great items and such a splurge for those coasters...not! Cute! hugs, Linda

Betsy said...

Happy birthday to you...a little early. What a thoughtful sister you have to send you something just perfect. Love all your pretty treasures. So much fun when we find something we've been looking for.

Donna said...

It got into the teens here earlier this week. So far, I've not worn a coat, but just get by with fleece pullovers. I hate wearing coats! Looks like sweet treasures for pennies, LOL.

outjunking said...

You are so right about the demi johns bottle they use to been seen at sales now that are no where to be found. Love the that you found one.
happy birthday,
Lisa

jeanne said...

Hi Diane, your post is great. I love the shell boxes and ever since I saw the bottles with the wicker I have wanted one or more! too. Nothing so far and I want a bargain. Lucky you! Love the photo shoot.
XO, Jeanne

Chris said...

Just adore your finds I wish I could be so lucky. Hopping from Katherine's Corner first time visitor. TFS lovely blog

Kim K. said...

You always find the neatest things. I'm loving your shell boxes and that sweet picture is going to be perfect in your doll room. I know I'd find a special spot for it in my craft room. Stay warm!

Diann said...

The last few days it has been high winds and in the 20's. At least today it felt like it was Spring with the temps in the 40's! I can't believe you found that demi-john for .75 cents! I have been looking for one while thrifting for 2 years now and haven't found one in decent shape or decent price! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, 75 cents was a good buy. Nice finds and gifts.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Goodness, 75cents for tha demi-john! Such great finds, wow! Wish I found things like that around and at those prices. Thank you for your kind visit and have a wonderful New Year.
Happy Kings Day!
FABBY

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What wonderful gifts you received from your sister! And it is way too cold for me in SC! Wish I were in Florida enjoying some warmer temps.

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

Your porch looks warm and cozy - the patchwork quilt is divine- Love your coasters. I could use those tomorrow, as we light twelve candles and I am using tea lights so need a base.

My best
Helen xx

nancy huggins said...

Wow..You are doing great on the thrift store finds and it has been in the 50's here today and supposed to be tomorrow too so I guess we got part of your warmth huh? I think I might go out in the garage and go through some stuff tomorrow after we get back from town.
Hoe it is better weather for you tomorrow :)

trumatter said...

So Cool! I love the shell boxes and the wicker bottle too. What great finds.

Kasia said...

Love the bottle and the cookie molds! You got some great finds! :) A sweet gift from you sis too!

Hugs,

Marie said...

What great finds you have there! We have some shell boxes that we found in a charity shop once upon a time. They're very pretty. Love your little sunroom. It looks very cosy! xxoo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

you found some awesome treasures indeed! I remember my Grandmother having coasters similar to the ones in your photo! Love your cozy room and all the treasures in it!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Your sunroom looks very warm and inviting, filling with such beautiful treasures.

The French Hutch said...

Glad all with the computer crash had a good ending. Your lanai looks great, love the addition of the sweet little shell boxes from your sister. You know you hit the jackpot with the jugs! Bet you were having a chuckle. What a sweet find with the picture. I love it too. Hope your holidays were wonderful and wishing you and yours the best for the New Year……….

~Emily
The French Hutch

C. Joy said...

A coat in Florida? Next thing you know you'll need one of those bright orange snow shovel... Have a great week.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I absolutely love the coasters and holder....so cute!

Katherines Corner said...

Happy early birthday!! The shell boxes are lovely. Weather here is cold but I'm waiting for the snow to arrive again. It came early and then poof gone. I need it! I need my four seasons, giggle. Thank you for participating in the Thursday Favorite things hop. I hope you made some new bloggy friends. Hoping your weekend is a sweet one xo P.S. did you enter the pink poodle giveaway?

missing moments said...

This weather is so wacky! Saw there was going to be a freeze in Anna Maria! Yikes. We lost many coconut palms last year due to freeze. Had to cut down 8 on our property. :(

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh my gosh, those shell boxes are just beautiful! I love how you have them all grouped together, so much impact. I've sold some of these in my booth and wished I'd had them back! Thanks so much for your sweet visits! xoxo

Ika Devita Susanti said...

You have such beautiful stuffs there. I love those!

nannykim said...

Well, I like the ole bamboo couch you have in this post. Had one when we were kids!

labbie1 said...

Cute things! I'm having fun with your blog! And Happy Birthday!