Sunday, June 15, 2008

Show-n-Tell Sunday...

This weeks theme is Flea Market Finds....sharing your favorite find from the flea...
This week's "hostess-with-the-mostest" is Heidi (thanks!) at Birds of a Feather and this is how she describes this week, perfectly (make sure you visit her to see what she's sharing and then hit the links list for your Sunday afternoon blog "drive"-it's always a scenic route):
You know, the one that made your heart skip a beat when you spied it out of the corner of your eye, the one you slowly meandered towards hoping not to draw attention to, then casually asked the dealer in your calmest of voices, "what's your best price on this?" Which was quickly followed by, "I'LL TAKE IT!"
Well, my favorite find is always my latest find as well...I have mentioned my love for boxes before, but when those boxes come full of pretty little pieces of the past, I tend to swoon.... just a bit....
Imagine my excitement when I spied this hot pink box sitting amongst piles of drab old junk Friday morning...it just screams fifties kitsch to me. Now I'm not a huge fan of poodles, but I just had to see what was inside....

Sweet!

How much is that Doggy in the window? Only $1.50 for a lovely assortment of 15 all occasion cards-what a deal!

Hmmm..this could be a dud...looks like lots of tiny gift cards....keep digging....

Wait! My own personal invitation....must be a sign...

YES! Adorable little buzzy bees....next...

A whole set of pretty pastel note cards...

flutterby.....
The little birdies are my favorite...buttery yellow and....
Peachy pink....
Another blank note card...love the faded colors and simplicity of this one....

Instead of a birthday card, how about a birthday folder, protected forever and sewn into sheets of plastic (just like Grandma's couch!)...

Such pretty colors....


....and a nice snowy landscape inside...perfect if you were born in January....the opposite page was blank with a horizontal slit. I suspect it was to hold a pad of paper or something similar, long since gone...

I love finding a date on things....and the always elusive "made in the USA", that's always a treat to see....

Ahh....MORE poodles, this time with Santa....

Not too hard to date this box, is it?

And last but not least....
our cover girl- think I shall call her FIFI....the original owner of this stationary box must have liked these cards....only two of the fifteen sat at the bottom of the box...See the sparkle? YES! Glitter!

Fifi spent all of her bling on the front, however. The inside is a very simple "Get Well Soon" wish in black and white....
So there you have my current, latest, favorite find....don't ask me what I will do with all of this paper goodness (suggestions, anyone?)...I'll get back to you on that one...in the meantime I will just enjoy.....
Now, go forth and explore Show-n-Tell in Blogland!
Oh yeah, and a very HAPPY Father's Day to all...
'Til next time....

14 comments:

Couture de Papier said...

OMG!! what a stash so cute !
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Lisa B. said...

Great find! The pastels and the bee are really cute! Hey...BTW,I can't wait to get my tags!!! Now they are really really cute!!!!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

What a good score! It's amazing how some things can survive all of those years and look perfectly new. Enjoy!
Tracy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

WOnderful find! Love the pastel cards & the bees & the poodles, too!

Also love your song "You take me the way I am"!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

My Crafty Little Page said...

I always enjoy my trip by your blog. Fabulous cards -I'd love to find some that cute. Thanks for sharing. Nancy
PS Thanks for hooking me on Jason MRaz - love his style.

miss gracies house said...

What fun you will have with these! That last one with the glitter is too cute!
Rene'

m i c h e l l e said...

FUN cards!!

Little Pink Studio said...

Oh, I love, love, love the pastel note cards, soooo cute!!
Great finds!
~Cerri

heidi said...

hello ~ what great vintage cards you found! lots of insiration there! thanks for sharing. xo heidi

Nerissa said...

Oooh, loads of cuteness! Thanks for sharing.
Nerissa

Lisa B. said...

Love this song Steph! I gave you an award on my site...stop by and check it out!

M.Kate said...

What wonderful things here, I came over from LisaB.

Shannon J (Faith & Chocolate) said...

OH oh oh! Look at all those paper goodies!!! Wow.. nice finds, indeed!
Shannon

Kristen said...

Love, Love, LOVE your Vintage Cards! You can never have too many :)