Sunday, September 9, 2012

My Treasures ~

Happy Sunday my friends ~  Well, as promised I am going to show you my treasures that Mr. Vintage and I found on our vacation ~

We found this lamp at a yard sale on the way to Port Stanley, Ontario.  I just love that it's made of glass.  We found the shade at an antique store in Iona on the way home.

Mr. Vintage is going to rewire the lamp for me and I am going to do a little tweaking to it, but I just love it ~ a steal at $10.00 ~

I fell in love with this sweet little cabinet.  It needs a little tweaking as well ~

Love this little blue creamer ~ sigh ~

The cooler temperatures inspired me to do a fall mantel with some of my other treasures  ~

I found the stick star at a craft store and the mini bale of straw and white pumpkins we found at a farmer's market ~

Love, these little rusty stars ~

I even used Mr. Vintage's deer shed that he found in the woods down the road from us ~

The mantel wasn't enough, I had to redo the coffee table as well ~

And ofcourse, then I had to do the little side chest of drawers ~

It's time to get cozy ~

Lots of throws for those chilly nights ~

Even the pillow is wearing a sweater ~ doesn't it look comfy?

This ladder I found a little while back, so I put a nice cozy quilt on it ~

I found this little quilt in an antique store.  It has some issues, but it needed a home.  When I purchased it, the young man in the store told me that it was his grandmother's and it came from Holland.  I knew then that I must take this home (my mother was from The Netherlands) ~

I also found this little ladder at the same craft store in St. Thomas, Ontario.  I don't know what I will put on it, but I think catching up with all my friends will provide the inspiration ;-)

Lastly, I found this adorable trash can ~ could not leave this behind ~

Well, now the living room is set for fall with some of my treasures ~

Have you been decorating for fall yet?  Have you found any treasures lately?

Can't wait to hear from you ~

Have a wonderful day




  1. Oh what awesome finds ! I love Port Stanley such a sweet little town with lots of cute shops , Its just 45 min away from us ! Don't you just love this cooler weather , nothing like getting out the country quilts for the chilly days or evenings ! Have a great Sunday !

  2. Hello Marianne
    Your Fall Mantel looks fabulous! You are a great treasure hunter too... the lamp is going to be perfect in your home. Have a great week ahead!

  3. Love the photos. First of all I am in envy of your cute little trash can.
    Cute sweater pillow and I love stars, so I enjoyed your stars and pumpkins!

  4. Oh my! You've found some wonderful treasures this summer! The beautiful quilt from Holland is priceless and I love your glass floor lamp! WOW! What a great buy. I also love the way you put things together...the big star, candles and the clock face in front! I could use some help with my vignettes! Hugs!

  5. Love the lamp! And the sweater pillow! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Hi Marianne!

    I'm brazilian e and my favorite hobbie is recycle wood pieces that meeting. I loved your space! I went back to the 50s! Everything is cute, sweet and tasteful! I love vintage too!
    Soon, I will post on my space a beautiful vintage piece. You 'll love it!
    The photos and the musics also beautifful! Well, I like animals, plants and antiques!

    Have a wonderful day!

  7. Oh my, you found some wonderful things, Marianne! That lamp is such a winner! Love that you showed the details. Fabulous price!

  8. Your fall decorations put me in the mood for cooler weather and spiced apple cider. I haven't gotten out my decorations yet as it hasn't felt quite like fall yet. Your treasures that you came home with are wonderful. I think your quilt would display nicely on that ladder. Have fun decorating with your new finds.


  9. Hi Marianne,
    Yes, I've started decorating for Fall and it is so fun to go through all my stuff and search Pinterest for inspiration.
    Your treasures are all lovely, I love the enamel garbage can. I had to smile when I saw that. (Who calls a garbage can a treasure?) You did and you're right!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. You have found some amazing treasures!!! LOVE your finds, so vintagey and filled with charm! :D


  11. I adore what you are doing for Fall! Everything is fabulous!

  12. I love white pumpkins. Years ago my Mom bought me my first one, and now I get one every year and think of her. Your lamp is gorgeous! I have never seen a floor lamp like that!

  13. Wow, you scored big! Love, love the lamp!!!

  14. Awe, breath taking things, I love love the lamp never seen one like that at all....the little cabinet is very sweet..So many wonderful things...Have a great day with love Janice

  15. Looks like you found some fun things! Love that wood star. It could move on to the Christmas season. Mimi

  16. Marianne - Love the floor lamp. Looks like you had a very successful haul!! Your cozy home is really beginning to look like Fall.


  17. You have some fun treasures! Lovin the stick star my Mr. made some for me as well.The sweater on the pillow awesome idea~Cheers Kim

  18. Hi Marianne
    Hopping around blogland, and came across your lovely blog! Absolutely love your vintage treasures you found, especially that darling little cabinet. And isn't it interesting when we find "cute" garbage pails? Now following you. If you get a chance, please come by and visit, also.