Sunday, November 2, 2008

Show and tell monday

The post below was actually my show and tell. It is about the Marie Antoinette Soiree that Joy at Cupid Charm held for the Queens birthday. So check it out, there was some amazing blog postings yesterday.

But I had to make a late addition. I went with my friend Kay to an antique mall today and found some really fun stuff. I guess I should have, we were there almost 5 hours! I was pooped, but I had a blast. I got this adorable vintage pink purse, it just screams "gail". I found some pink and white toile fabric. There is also a pretty piece of vintage fabric with blue and lavender morning glories all over it, but Googars is sitting on it :). Then I bought 2 big huge bags and 2 mason jars of "junk jewelry", and there are some treasures in this find. I havent even had time to sort through it all yet. I also got this wire dress from. I am searching high and low for these to paint and make fancy dress to be put on my website. And I found an adorable green hat with the net and velvet flowers and little red strawberries. Then I found this cute bottle. It says Gruelaine, from france, so how fancy,,, but it has bees in the glass, so I am going to fancy it up with some bee charms I have and some pretty ribbons. I will be by to visit all of you today. I cant wait to see what your all up to. Happy creating,,,, gail


Inka Thomas said...

Wow Gail,
you really racked up girlfriend! I love the wire dress form and that jewelery looks fun. I bet there are some real treasures in there. Glad you had a great day my friend.

Anonymous said...


Love the bling and the dress form!

Sounds like quite a celebration you all had for the queen!


Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Great *junk* jewelry! I LOVE the hat!

Flowerchild Clay Queen Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! all your goodies, you were right..
Cindy xoxo

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

I love your new blog layout. It looks so elegant and pretty!
Love that pink purse you got! Great taste!

Pei Li

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Gail, Great finds! Wow 5 hours..must have been some antique store. Love the strawberries on the hat. k

Susan said...

Great stash...don't you just love to rummage for treasures...great stuff!!! I have to find my link for you for wire dress forms...
Susan *dutchrose*

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Gail,
You did very well, great stash and I’m happy to see that Googars, approves your finds too!!
Here’s to a successful Shop Hop!

Cindy - Angel Wings Cottage said...

Hi Gail - -

Boy, you really hit the jackpot!!

I just love looking around flea markets and antique malls - - times just flies doesn't it?!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh what fun and what treasures !

I know you will make them even more beautiful.

Marie said...

Hi Gail,
You sure did well at the mall. That bag definitely is you. Love the kitty, too.

Patricia said...

You sure did hit the jackpot! Great treasures. The Guerlaine bottle brings back memories for me. My grandmother used to wear Guerlaines l'heur bleu (spelling?), means blue hour. I thought that was the most glamorous scent in the world.


Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Gail, I love you blog, its like eye candy for me . I love the black and white background and the banner, did you do it? Love the dress form I just purchased one just like it, now I am excited to get it. Great finds.
Sweet pink hugs, Patty

Beloved Creations said...

Gail, you really did well. I love all that bling and the dress form

Debbie said...

Looks like you found a real treasure trove....all that jewelry looks scrumptious! It also looks like you may have to fight Kitty-Kitty for that pink purse....:)

Good luck to you, too, on Vintage Indie.

Pink hugs,

PS: Your blog gets prettier every time I look!

Cathy said...


Look at all that bling. I bet you mind is swirling thinking about beautiful jewelry to create.

Thank you for your sweet comments about my RH feature. It's very exciting.

xo Cath

Shabby Shan said...

You really found some wonderful treasures. I love the dress form and the jars of jewelry!

Have a nice week!

Susie said...

Hi Gail! You really found some great treasures! Findly the jewelry must have been exciting. I can't wait to see what you do with it all.(I see you also have a kitty who checks your packages at the door. I have one too) :)
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Carrie Gonzalez said...

Gail, you hit the jackpot! I love the dress form. I have been looking everywhere for one like that. The purse is just beautiful too. Have a wonderful week.