Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Two Posts in One Day but I Just Have to Show You this!!!!!

This morning I paid a visit to my local thrift shop which just so happens to be 100m from our home . . .

I was actually doing a good deed and donating stuff to them . . .

When I got there they showed me THIS!!!!!!!!




Its huge. Stands just under 60cm tall and its really heavy. I carried it home in my arms cradled like a baby!

I know its not to every ones taste (Mum and Babe's) but I LOVE IT! Its hand painted, got roses, cherubs, pink, gold bits, what's not to love!

Look at this little fat cherub, he's actually a lid. And see, he comes with his own cobweb tucked in behind his raised arm.



Look at these hand painted roses in the middle bit.



And then the base with cherubs heads and roaring lions!!!



I think I will keep it, for a while at least. Mum if you cast nasturtiums on it then its going in your room!
While I was there I got a few bits for the shop and crafting. Vintage linens, always a good seller and the Sanderson print cushion. Sparkly brooches, a little baby doll and blue baby boot, Japanese Art postcards, as vintage and shabby as I am I do love the delicacy in Asian art work. A cigar box to cover and then on the right hand side of the photo are 20 water colour prints that came in an envelope. They are done in beautiful soft colours. I think I will put them on my Etsy.
So a happy day for me, A smiley award and TREASURES!


28 comments:

jen said...

its beautiful :)
well done

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I think it's stunning!
:)

Natasha Burns said...

lol you are funny! it's nice and it is big!!! you always find fun treasures!!

bluemuf said...

oh my!!!! the urn is amazing. I just love it.

Hugs Karen

Alison Gibbs said...

What agreat find! It is a beautiful urn.
Alison

Amy said...

oooh that's so pretty!

When We Were Young said...

ooohhhh,ahhhhhhhh, beautiiiiiful it is!

Meredith

Sweet Remembrance said...

Very beautiful!
Priscilla

Liz said...

I simply cannot believe that this is gracing your/my home -mmmmmmmmm actually it is quite impressive -hope my cats don't knock it over:):)

IsabellaCloset said...

Rachael, This piece is so GORGEOUS. What a wonderful find! Enjoy :-} ~Mary~

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Hi Rachael!
That piece is so beautiful I can't even tell you!!!
How about $12 for the shipping so $24 for the total USD of course.
Let me know :)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW!!! That is amazing!! You found some awesome things!! I would be so excited :) Isnt it fun??

Hugs,
Amy

Peta said...

Fantastic urn, it looks like Capodimonte. (Not sure if that is spelled right!)

bluemuf said...

Hi Rachael, check out my blog and you will find the smile award and some unusual things about me *very big grin*

Hugs Karen

Bejeweled said...

What a stunning urn!! Love all those beautiful details!

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael thanks for visiting my blog and congratulating us on Rileys arrival.
Alison

catieann said...

RACHAEL

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Excellent finds! The urn is quite amazing. By the way, the apron that is a few posts down is really gorgeous.

Diana

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for your visit to Wendy's World it was so nice of you to join me in my first post.

Love your urn and the rest of your finds I should go treasure hunting with you!!!

will visit again soon

Always Wendy :)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oooh!! how pretty!!!

jen said...

Ive tagged you for a meme :)

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Rachael, this urn is stunning, a wonderful find! Have a great week! Jenn and Jacqui

Linda said...

This piece is beautiful, and your other finds are great....you had a good day.
Linda

The Fairy Godmother said...

It's an amazing find.

Cheryl said...

Really truly gorgeous! Good eye!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yep, he's a keeper alright!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

I love it!
Barbara

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that urn. I would have taken it home too. You found some wonderful treasures.