My Alpine Home

Monday, July 21, 2014

Treasures Along the Way. . .

Hello my friends, Just heading out to explore beautiful Napa Valley.

Wanted to hop in and share the treasures that I picked up along the way.

Whenever we go on a road trip hubby is so sweet to humor me.  He’s willing to get off of the freeway, travel roads less traveled, and stop at shops and scenic places.  Saturday morning we headed out and drove as far as Reno, NV.

While driving from Reno to Napa yesterday I found some fun finds!

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Driving through one town we saw an ‘estate sale’ sign.  Scored two sweet little hurricane lamps.

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And a few old books.  Love the patina on that first one!

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This book shows you how to make flowers out of crepe paper.  I thought it might be fun to try making a few.

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At a thrift shop I found an old Pioneer cook book, some utensils that look like they came across the plains. lol!, and two mustard colored handmade doilies.

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At another thrift I scored some old Monopoly pieces in a small box.  No game board, but I loved that the houses were wooden. I wonder if the board came in a separate box?

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As we were driving along we saw a sign that said, ‘Barn Sale’.  I was so excited and could hardly wait!  It brought back memories of a barn sale that my girlfriends  and I found while driving down the freeway in OR a couple years ago.  That one was fabulous!  This one, not so much.  I walked away empty handed.

But a stop into a consignment shop was well worth it.  I picked up a bundle of crochet hot pads and doilies, a cute cherry butter dish (that just happens to match a few other cherry pieces I own), and. . .

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a green cheese shaker.  Not vintage, but still that wonderful ‘vintage green’ color that I love!

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Hope you have a great week and find a few treasures of your own!

hugs,

Jann

This post was featured at Melissas Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday.  Thanks Melissa!

I will be sharing with these fun parties:

Melissas Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday

25 comments:

ellen b. said...

Wow...you really scored some great finds!

Kris said...

Hi Jann! I am here catcher up today! I have been busier than a one armed paper hanger! Had all of the grands over the weekend! Phew!
LOVE all of your finds from todays post! Do me a favor. Ask hubby if he will take ME along next time too, so I can shop with you. My hubby never stops for me!!!
Your garden cabbage and onions looked wonderful! And the flowers too!!!! Your salad is very similar to mine, but I don't use the packet of seasoning in the ramen. And I use rice vinegar.
Have a great time on your trip!!!
xo Kris

Gina said...

You have definitely found some treasures! Love the oil lamps & of course, that cherry butter dish!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Great finds. Love what you have found so far. Safe travels. Enjoy.
Kris

Amy Jo said...

Love!! Great finds! I especially love the butter dish.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi Jann- nice finds!

Will be reading back posts, been offline a while, sorry!

Hugs.

Susie said...

The cutest butter dish Jann. You sure do find the nicest treasures. Love the old books too. xoxo,Susie

Kris Anderson said...

great find of the butter dish -- dropping in from camp and cottage Living blog -- I use to live in Highland back in 1992 - 1997 - love it and I have 10 grandkids -- I'll drop by again..
Hugs

Martha's Favorites said...

You really hit the jackpot! Love all your wonderful new finds. Blessings, Martha

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love those old crocheted pot holders and the cheese shaker is a fun piece, too!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great finds!!
~Cindy

camp and cottage living said...

Sounds like fun travels so far, Jann! Love those old books.

mzzbev said...

That butter dish is to die for. Do you know who makes it? Perhaps I can find one just like it on ebay. Thanks! -Bev

Teri said...

No, the Monopoly board was loose...no second box. The board folded in half and had a Monopoly label in the middle of one side. My grandmother had such a set.

From My Country Sunrise said...

Love all your treasures you have found Just seen your blog and I love it~~I have a site too~~But I don't do a very good job of keeping up~~ Love your post~~~~

Lulu said...

You are lucky your hubby doesn't mind making stops along the way. Mine would go absolutely bonkers! You did score some neat treasures. I particularly like the cherry butter dish.

Fran. said...

Awesome S c O r E!! Sim and I do the same on our vacas!! I LOVE cherry pickin for myself!! LOL My Antique Store Owning friend always tells me I would be an awesome cherry picker for the Antiques! LOL who has time for that when we gotta pick for ourselves!! LOVE LOVE all the cool things!! XOXO Love ya Fran.

Creations By Cindy said...

You got some good loot didn't you? Love the cherry butter dish. Such cute finds! My kind of gal! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jonell Harrison said...

aha, Any sign with the word or words, Barn, Old, vintage, Farm or Porch and I hit the Brakes!!!

The colors!!

My thrift store addiction said...

Great finds Jann! I love treasure hunting while traveling :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

It is as much fun listening( okay, reading) to your trip and the finds as it is going on them! I love reading about what other's find and what makes them feel happy about what was found.

I think my favorites are the hurricane lamps! Really neat with the etching.

I too, just found an old monopoly set at a rummage sale...and loved the wooden houses. The boards usually came along without a box. At least, this is how we find all of the old games.... Parcheesi was like that and the Uncle Wiggily game we had for a while.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your treasures, especially the lamps!

Laura Lane said...

That's an adorable butter dish!

Debra Howard said...

What amazing finds...my hubby is good about that too...this year I had to really resist the urge because we found out that we were getting a lake cottage right before we left for vacation and I wanted to save my money for decorating that...it was hard but I am so excited and I know it will be worth it this time. Love love love the cherry butter dish and the pretty linens and crocheted items.

Rose L said...

Now we will be seeing new vignettes in your home with your new scores!