Vintage turquoise finds…

April 15, 2011
My best friend was in town for the week, so we spent a lot of time visiting antique malls & thrift stores, cuz thats what we like to do.  We did drag the kids with us, against their mighty will.  Every other booth was “Im tired, I want to leave, Im hungry, I hate antiquing”… blah, blah. We just reminded them that when they become parents, they can drag their daughters with them & put them through misery too!  This particular mall was so large, my legs & feet were aching by the time we finished.  I was desperately in need of a back & foot massage by the time I got home.  Shopping exhaustion was the diagnosis & a “honey I love you” massage was the prescription. 

I knew my blog readers would appreciate this booth.  It was stock full of turquoise vintage finds. I was in love. My pocketbook was not!

Look at that turquoise radio!!

Do you enjoy antiquing or thrifting? What has been your favorite find?  

On this particular day, I found a vintage fan, vintage Big Ben alarm clock, a few Romantic Homes past magazines & a couple other odds and ends. Until next time… 🙂

Im so delighted to receive another versatile blogger award.  It came from Colleen from “So Much To Say”.  Like myself, Colleen is a lover of Pottery Barn.  A woman after my own heart. 🙂

Thank you colleen.

16 comments on “Vintage turquoise finds…

  1. Tubbah says:

    Wow!! they’re gorgeous!! They’d go beautifully in my house. We’re aiming for a beachy beige/blue kinda theme. I love it 🙂

  2. Elsa says:

    Oh my gosh! i would have had a hard time not buying everything!! I love antiquing/thrift store shopping…I’ve found so many little treasures, including a beautiful vintage cameo pin I wore on my wedding gown…I hope to pass it down to one of our kids someday.

  3. Yes, we LOVE antiquing! we even drag Handy Boy with us, he’s usually pretty good. As long as he’s not tired or hungry, he actually gets “into it” with us. He likes looking at the antique toys, and dialing the old rotary phones, lol.

    LOVE booths that are decorated with pretty colors, like that one. wow!

  4. Debbie says:

    YEAH Love the turqouise, I’m working on a pink/turquoise coffee kitchen theme 🙂 Thanks for sharing, now I want to go thrifting, antiquing and yard sale perusing.

  5. Suzie says:

    I love antiquing, but prefer the thrifting prices! I love dishes, and linens, and salt cellars, and books, and everything!

  6. I love thrifting. Usually, I can’t afford antiques.., but I would love antiquing too if I could afford it.. 🙂

  7. My kids are teenagers now, so I don’t have to drag them out with me. But I do remember the years when I did and I can relate to your situation!! I use to bribe mine. Wherever we went, I would scope out around it for an ice cream store, or a 7-11 and point it out. I would then tell them that if they were helpful, we would stop for a scoop or a slurpie!! Fun times!

  8. Sarah says:

    Turquoise just brings a smile to my face when I see it…I’m on a mission to bring more turquoise in my home so I’m smiling all the time…lol!

  9. Amber Hope says:

    That was such a fun day…..I think the kids enjoyed it, they just like to say they didn’t:)
    I LOVED everything I found! The vintage scale looks lovely in my kitchen and I can’t wait to take a few pictures with the vintage bowls and aprons I found. Thanks for having us up, it was fun.
    Amber Hope

  10. Rosario says:

    I like that color, but daughter loves it. Everything looks so nice. Thanks for sharing. I actually think antique stores over price items. Thrift shops are much better, because sometimes you find most of those items at a much lower price.

  11. Toni says:

    I totally agree that antique stores are much more expensive. Sometimes Im lucky and find great deals though. I like the flea market style antiques. They dont seem to be as expensive as the “antique” antiques… I like the junk.


  12. Robyn :) says:

    I like to go thrifting and antiquing 🙂 My favorite find is probably a Betsy Johnson purse.

    I love that booth 🙂

  13. SO pretty!! I actually never have been antiquing, but I love going to thrift stores. And boy that “honey i love you” massage sounds great! My hubby just left for Afghanistan so I wont have one of those for, oh, about 360 more days! lol

  14. AmAzOn says:

    What GREAT finds!!

  15. SharonS says:

    Gasp! My whole kitchen is decorated in turquoise and many of these items would fit right in, especially the Blue Heaven glasses I *think* I see on the middle shelf. It was our Blue Heaven dishes that sent us down the fun turquoise road!

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