Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sweet Summer Finds

I had grand plans of doing my yearly buying trip across the pond in June.

My mind was screaming, ‘Woohoo!  Passport in hand, let’s fly!’, but my body was telling me otherwise.

For once I decided to listen to my body. 

When I told my mom that I was postponing my Euro trip for some much needed R& R,  
she knew that I was in serious need of rest.   

So Europe will wait until early fall, and this summer has been very relaxing.  
 Just what I needed!

And of course in whatever we do and wherever we go, I  manage to pick up some fun vintage pieces along the way.  That’s one of the perks of having a business that’s also somewhat of a hobby!

At an estate sale in Texas, I picked up these awesome (hospital green) mini tool cabinets.

They had several of these, but just two will do the trick for my crafting and business knick knacks.   

(By the way, if anyone out there has a connection to the reality show Mom Cavesplease put in a word for me…my 9x7’ miniscule craft space could use a big-time Hollywood makeover!)

These fire-y Anchor Hocking canisters were a great find.   

You can find them in the shop here.

This vintage French table setting is crazy cute.   

I was kinda bummed that I only found one set, but I do know some mix-match china collectors out there who will quickly scoop these right up! (in the shop soon…)

Here’s a little collection of milk glass saucers with dainty scalloped edges.  

I don’t often run across milk glass that is truly iridescent like these.  (sold)

I always grab chenille when I find it in good condition.

 This piece is a sweet blue with a buttery chenille weave.  Fun.  (in the shop soon!)

I also collect vintage cookbooks and I couldn’t pass this one by for …a dollar!

The author is the former director of restaurants for Neiman’s.  
If any of you have ever tried the famous Neiman’s chocolate chip cookie recipe – it’s unbelievable.   

Before I end today, I want to give a shout-out to Autumn in Texas. 
You see, on my annual summer Texas trek, I was sitting with family at the Grist Mill (put that on your Texas eat-list) and a sweet girl approached me and asked if I was the owner of Sweet European Dreams.  

It turns out that Autumn was one of our customers that we met at the Country Living Fair back in April and she recognized me. 
How fun is that?

So happy I could stop in to blog this week!  
I'm off to see what you vintage lovin' mamas are up to!

Here's who we're hanging out with this week!

Debra @ Common Ground


beetree said...

You found so many cool things! Loooove the french table setting! :) And I can see why those milk glass saucers were already snapped up- adorable! The file drawers were a great score, too- I love those kind of things. :)

must love junk said...

Love the industrial drawers!! Thanks for following my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I'm following you back :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

So happy that you left a comment on my blog because now I have found you. Love the vintage dishes and the file cabinet. I have always wanted to go to the C.L. fair, but haven't made it there yet. I'd be in pickin heaven. I have made those cookies before and yes, yum! I am now a new follower. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Rest up and be ready for more treasure hunting.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such fun treasures!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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