Monday, June 29, 2009

Vintage

If you listen ...Vintage speaks to you.... it will change your way of looking at objects.. Vintage pieces may not aways be perfect museum quality items but they sure have the capabilities of making some lovely vignettes, that can truly astonish. Today Barb, a very close friend of many years left her city life and came to visit in my green pastures. From my little country home we went to Defiance seeking out vintage finds, stopping at a thrift store and Ft. Defiance Antiques. I did purchase a cutter piece of old cotton and a very lovely pink rose plate as pictured above. The cutter I plan to make a couple pillows .... I will share when I complete the project. Barb found much more she felt she had to have than I did. I am still using the thought process of ... do I "want" this or do I" need" this, and have been able to keep all my shopping habits very wallet friendly. Collecting can truly be a addiction... I know I am a pink rose plate "acholic".... I find I am just so drawn to plates with lovely soft old fashion pink roses...I guess we all have a weakness for some things we feel to be gorgeous.Falling for lovely plates makes them instant treasures, hoping all along you may find a sweet deal. To finish off our little afternoon outing we shared lunch at Applebee's. Now my friend is off to her city life and picking up purchases she made on the trip here and I am home posting and waiting the arrival of fore casted rain.... The skies are threatening but no sprinkles yet......

7 comments:

Sandi said...

Hi Marietta,
Granddaughter and I went to Defiance today too! Didn't plan it, just got up and decided to go. We hit the Goodwill and the Dollar store in the mall. She had a few dollars to spend and always loves to get the most for her money. She is quite the little thrifty shopper at 10 years old! We had a fun time just being out and about.
LOVE your plate and your cloth!
Blessings~

The Victorian Parlor said...

It sounds like you guys had a wonderful time. I am also attracted to vintage, rose bedecked plates (and teapots, cups, saucers...well you get the idea:). I have missed visiting all of my fellow bloggers this past week! It was nice to return and see that everyone has had such lovely adventures:).

Blessings,

Kim

icandy... said...

That's one gorgeous plate!!! Wouldn't a cupcake taste extra yummy served on such a beautiful dish? :)
Hugs,
Christina

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a lovely plate!! I love pink roses too.
I look forward to seeing your pillows when you have made them.
:)
~Becca~

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Beautiul plate Marietta! Pink porcelains with sweet roses are one of my weekness for sure. Thanks for sharing!
Maureen

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Looks like I made up a new word! Beautiful is what I meant to say. For some reason my f is sticking today. Kids, what did you spill on the keyboard!!!~Maureen

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a gorgeous plate!!
Michelle