Tuesday, May 19, 2015

No R&R is Complete Without a Little Junking!

I had last Thursday and Friday off so we headed over to the Oregon coast for some R&R.  This is the view from our room in Lincoln City.  We aren't much for beach walking since it is usually pretty windy and chilly but we sure enjoy the wave watching. Oh yes, and the sound of the surf through the open window.
I was determined to not bring home a bunch of Etsy-bound work for myself so was only shopping for things for myself.  I was specifically looking for another vintage flower print to fill in a blank spot I created in my bedroom, postcards for my collection and buttons are ALWAYS on my list.
I held out just fine until we made a stop at Goodwill on the way out of town.  Well, I couldn't pass up two big poke sacks.  I could see there was lots of old lace trim and a few doilies.  Those braid pieces at the bottom of the picture are zippers.  I have never seen any like them and sure didn't buy them on purpose but hopefully someone will want them.
That jar in the middle contains buttons.  I could tell that most would be "keepers" so it didn't break my rule. 8+)  Oh wait, there are no rules with buttons.
I took this photo of the keepers while we were still at the motel.  No, I couldn't wait to open it until I got home.
I also picked up the sweet crochet pincushion for myself.  I have bought and sold a few over the years and have kind of been regretting letting them go.  I love the colors on this one so it will be staying with me.
This is a Spring garden update.  The Husband has been growing dahlias in this bed next to the garage/shop for years.  He was tired of taking care of them and wanted something different.  Out with the dahlias and in with the grapes!  There are two different varieties of table grapes.  They clearly have some growing to do but I think they will look pretty, plus cover up my faded away "faux" flower garden.

13 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Love your finds, but my favorite things is the mural on the wall.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place to visit. I love walking on the beach, it's windy but warm here (or HOT). What neat finds and buttons you needed. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great place to take some R&R Kathy. You found some awesome treasures too. Love the buttons. Your grape arbor on the side looks amazing. Love the flower garden mural too.
Hugs, CM

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great way to spend the weekend - a little R&R and a lot of junkin'. Love your buttons and your art work on the side of your garage. Do I see a vineyard in your future?

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I would have had a hard time getting rid of those dahlias..one of my favorite flowers ever. Glad you got some junking at the coast

Marrianna said...

Awe, Husband didn't want to grow dahlias any longer? I've seen dahlias around Flagstaff and they just keep coming back. I've never tried to plant any but I may look into it this year. I love to photograph the dahlias no matter what color. Love your haul!

Annette said...

The water and junking...what a perfect getaway. I love your faux flowers! Did you paint them? I look forward to hearing how grapes are!

Annette said...

So glad you got to get away and found treasures just for yourself!! I really like your faux garden. Did you paint that yourself?? We planted grapes a couple of years ago and they are growing like crazy. Taste good too!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh I am dying Kathy, you get the best stuff, the lace a buttons. I couldn't wait until I got home to look either...What a fun and grapes, that is so cook that you can grow grapes!

Carol

vintage grey said...

Sweet treasures and your garden looks lovely!! Grapes will be fun!! Have a great week! xo Heather

Laurie said...

Oh the buttons! Wouldn't the folks who make zipper brooches go nuts over those zippers??! I am still in my no-buying mode so I totally get how hard it is to stop!

Maureen said...

Yep, no rules with buttons! Great finds - love the old postcards. So cool you can grow grapes yourself!

CATHY said...

What a fun weekend! and great finds. I am so behind on all my blog visiting - catching up today : )