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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

White Wednesday

Joining in a bit late here for this White Wednesday 
(if I waited any longer, I'd have to link up to "Black Friday!" LOL!)

Sharing some finds from my trip to the Maine Coast....

An old ironstone bowl filled with petite tresors...

 I found this sweet ironstone soap dish and some lovely earrings and brooches...

 I think you can guess what i'm going to do with these....

(from a Maine Sea Captain's estate)

I found these delicate tatted gloves and this old crazed crock...

Look at the tag inside the glove....

...and the marking under the crock...."Le Meridien, Paris" perhaps??

(Maybe my Maine Sea Captain traveled to Paris and brought these back to his beloved wife?)

Just look at the detail work on this gorgeous tablecloth.....

 ...and this table runner.

 These sweet, hand carved wooden hands were from a jewelry store that was closing.

They are so delicate and lovely.

(I know Rosemary! Sigh...)

 My Maman bought me these beautiful tin types....

This is one of my favorites...

...and this one too. Don't they look like Victorian Witches??

Happy White Wednesday mes amies!


  1. Oh my, you found some beautiful treasures. I think my favourite has to be the tablecloth, it is so beautiful.

  2. ...oh YOU me all to well!!!
    yes, dear one, those hand carved hands make me sigh ~ BIG!!
    lovely treasures...
    xo, Rosemary

  3. wow!! love the hands and that crock!!

  4. So glad you could join in today and looks like you found yourself some lovely goodies on your trip:-)


  5. All so pretty! Yes, they do look like Victorian witches! I really love tatting. Always wanted to learn to do that.

  6. The details in the tablecloth it just makes me gasp.Absolutely beautiful.Such fab finds.I love the tag in the glove as well too !! I love all of your finds Michelle!! Oh.. My gosh how such things can be so exciting !! Thanks for taking the time to share such sweetness. Have a beautiful and creative day...Chickie

  7. Loving all your finds Michelle! You have such a beautiful way of displaying them too! You made me chuckle about your Black Friday reference. :)
    Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings & Hugs,
    P.S. Congratulations on your feature in Somerset Life this month. Way to go!

  8. Such beautiful treasures. You always find a way to make everything you touch gorgeous!

  9. Michelle, all your treasures are wonderful!! I love the white tablecloth and runner. The wooden hands are my favorite.

  10. Beautiful treasures,love the vintage photos and that gorgeous tablecloth. I recently purchased one at The Goodwill that's so pretty. I'm always amazed at the things people give away.

  11. You found some beautiful things. Love everything you got.


  12. What beautiful treasures! They absolutely look like witches. lol

  13. It's never too late for your WW. Fabulous finds and my favorite has to be your tin types, they are so rare.

    Thanks for the check in chat this morning. :)

  14. the earrings are speaking to me...i see them clipped along a lapel...i see them tucked on the edge of a lampshade...i see magic.
    thank you...

  15. Oh wow, these whites are just what I love Michelle. Oh I feel the need to go hunting and gathering soon. Great haul my friend.
    hugs from here...

  16. Oh, I am drooling at each and every tresor! You truly scored big in Maine. Ahhh, and the romance of it all...the captain sails to Paris for his love. I do believe you've got a creation in the making just with that story.
    J'Adore everything! Your mother was very sweet to get the tin types for you. The Victorian witches will be perfect for Halloween. :)
    Happy WW,

  17. Oh, what wonderful finds! I love that crock and the ironstone too.

    Congratulations on your Somerset Life feature AND on making the cover! That is so awesome! :)

  18. I love everything you found and also the tin types your Maman gave you, Michelle!

  19. Yes they do look like Victorian witches. What a great find with Halloween right around the corner!

  20. Fantastic finds. Lucy you. Love the hands and the glowes.

    Have a fantastic day, Michelle.

    Hugs from here

  21. Oh, that little girl is so sweet, will be thinking about who she is for a while, such romantic things

  22. Beautiful finds, lucky you.......what a great shopping excursion to have gone on!!

  23. I am catching up late, so we are on the same track, lol
    your finds are amazing!
    What a great time you must have had.

  24. I'm new to your blog but am already in love with so many of your pictures. I LOVE the tablecloth.. and especially love the 'witchy ladies'. I wish I could find tin types in the UK! :)

  25. Hi my dear- such wonderful finds- I love the hands, the gloves, the fantastic table cloth-and every other piece you bought.
    The "witch" ladyes are wonderful Michelle.
    Hugs and love-Dorthe

  26. Hi Michelle,
    It's never too late to share such lovely white treasures...What awesome finds. Loooove the little delicate carved hands. Sweet.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  27. Beautiful finds Michelle. Those hands are so amazing.

  28. Oh wow, thank goodness you posted because I love it all, Michelle!!! So happy that you shared it with all of us.

  29. wow Michelle you never disapoint, beautiful post...love the vintage door knobs!~ ♥

  30. Love that frency tag inside the glove, and those wooden hands. Honestly Michelle, you could make a ball of dust look beautiful with your photography.

  31. Love all your finds Michelle!!!
    I love the tablecloth and the table runner.
    Thank you for visiting me and leaving your sweet comment.
    I hope your weekend is wonderful!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  32. What lucky finds! I am drooling over your gorgeous vintage jewelry and linens! You have a good eye!

  33. There is always such incredible beauté in your WWs ! Thank you for sharing that.
    Bisous ;O)

  34. Happy White Wednesday, Michelle! All the lovely treasures that you find are just amazing and so are the photos. It's such a treat to see each photo: the delicate hands and lovely hand-sewn linens. I love them all.


  35. Poor baby- you didn't have a very good trip did you!! Lol!! Oh my goodness- you brought home some incredible treasures. The photos have captured them beautifully-- I don't think I can even choose a favorite- I love them all!!

    Nobody does "white" like you my friend. ( loved the black Friday pun!!)

    Have a wonderful weekend friend-

  36. Hi Michelle, I love your wonderful finds. I saw your inspiration holders in Somerset mag today. Soooo beautiful!!!! I am glad I was able to get one. Let me know if you make more. I am thinking that they would make great Christmas gifts. Congratulations!

  37. That table runner is so beautiful!
    That was some score.
    XXX Liz

  38. I was just thinking about you today, wondering if you had gotten back, What gorgeous treasures. The hands are Fabulous!! What a find!
    It looks like you had a great time shopping.
    hope all went well.
    hugs Lynn

  39. Michelle, you know that I really L·O·V·E your Pinterest boards. It has been a real honor to include one of yours in my post of today. And you know as well that there are lots of pictures from your blog in my boards. Thanks to you, mon amie.
    Bisous ;O)

  40. Oh what beautiful finds Michelle, I can't even pick a favorite! t. xoxoxox

  41. I love getting home and unwrapping the booty! You found some wonderfully unique things that are perfect just lying there together! Those hands are marvelous! But I so love your lady witches!

  42. Lovely photos of your tresoirs! J'adore! Congrats on your feature in Somerset--I'll have to pick up a copy this week-end! Can't wait to see what's in store!!!

    I'm hosting a give-a-way--love to have you stop by!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  43. Dearest Michelle,
    Those tombstone tags are making my heart flutter. So very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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