Monday, May 07, 2007

The Best Find of All



We had a lovely day garage-sale-ing Saturday.....

I found some more vintage Florentia pictures....... when I brought them home, I discovered I already have the larger one that's in the far right of the group picture, so I will be putting that on eBay. If anyone's interested in it first, just e-mail me. It's also featured in the closeup below left ~ it's 6 x 8. These are board-type plaques, and they are made in Italy. They are not perfect; that is part of their charm (for me anyway! :) But keep reading for the best find of all......







I couldn't believe it when I spotted this gorgeous vintage planter/terrarium in this beautiful color!! The lady told me that she believed her mother-in-law had brought it back from England. I don't know, but I do know I just love it!


Here is a close-up ~ I haven't even cleaned it yet, but the design and color and chippy-rustiness all just add to the appeal for me.

I was photographing this find out on the deck that is off our master bedroom (upper level of our home), when I spotted a *decoration* that I thought I must have forgotten was out there....


Upon closer inspection, this is what I saw......

Not one of my decorations after, all, but one of God's.

Now those are the perfect color.

And the best find of all.

22 comments:

Cindy @ My Romantic Home said...

I love your planter find...it is beautiful! That bird's nest and eggs are great too! That birdie must have known your house would be a great place for a nest.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

the pic's are beautiful, the planter is fabulous, but the eggs... priceless =) debbie

Rosemary said...

Hi,
I found your blog while reading Lisa's blog at Pink Paint and Roses.
That terrarium is great!!
The nest is beautiful. I am still waiting to find one someday.
Loved your blog.
Check mine out sometime
http://rosespetitemaison.blogspot.com/
Rosemary

Nancy Jo said...

Becca,
How nice, where are you going to put it? The planter I mean. You must have been so excited, and it was even your color!
NANCY JO

Betty said...

Becca-Bluebird, what a terrific find the terrarium-planter! I'm envious.......

Thanks for coming by to visit me and taking the time to leave a comment.....Please come again....

MB said...

Love the terrarium, what a great find. The nest=truely priceless.
Thanks for the visit.

Lallee said...

Your new terrarium is to die for.

I keep seeing robins nests and eggs being posted. Every time I am amazed at how perfectly round and symmetrical the nests are. Beautiful!

Lizzie said...

Your blog is simply breathtaking- love all the eye candy, and you do have a good sense of how to make a bargain a treasure!

I hope to visit your blog frequently!

see you there! said...

You find the greatest things. I'm sure you have a special knack for spotting something and zooming in on it.

The blue eggs don't even look real do they? Nature gives us so much.

Darla

Southern Heart said...

I love, love that planter! It is perfect just as it is.

Aren't God's decorations the best. On pretty days like today, I often find myself telling God what a wonderful job He did today!

Andrea

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi, Your planter is fabulous!!!
And the color is perfect.

I want to go yard sale-ing where you live.
All I ever find is used tupperware and kids clothes.

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Love the aqua.the eggs are precious what a gift! Thank You for your comments on the bike sign.I am making more I am so inspired!
I finally made a blog I think? Here is a nice video for our chaotic world.
Blessings Denise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqVnOLiH0FM

cammyk said...

Oh, your planter is amazing and I LOVE the color!! What a lucky find!

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog. I look forward to visiting you again soon.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh,k yes, the birdie eggs are the most beautiful color!!a

Stephanie said...

Everything is beautiful. Especially the planter! And no one can compete with God's wonders, can they!?!

Stephanie

Clare said...

What pretty prints, but that planter is stunning - and the eggs in the nest are a divine colour! All beautiful!

Betty Jo said...

What wonderful treasures you've found. I adore the planter/terrarium and the color is wonderful. Your bird nest photo is beautiful. My son just cut some huge hedges down at his new home. He didn't know until later there was a birds nest cut down with the limbs. It had no eggs that he could find. He gave me the nest. I'm looking now for some faux eggs to add to it. xoxo

Jeanette said...

Just popped in from Anita's
Just love those prints and the planter, The Nest with those beautiful blue eggs are right at home and colour perfect and match your planter.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I love your planter Becca! It is just beautiful and that little bird nest, how perfectly sweet!

Heather

Rhoda said...

Becca, what a beautiful planter you found! I love that. And those eggs could not be any more perfect blue, could they? Lucky you, birds on your deck. You found some great things!

Rhoda
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Sentimental Roses said...

Becca I love your sweet planter and you are right about the eggs being the perfect color!! What lovely treasures!!!

Susan

Sentimental Roses said...

Becca I love your sweet planter and you are so right about the eggs! They are the perfect color!!!
What lovely treasures you have found!

Susan