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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

White Wednesday

As promised, I'm sharing the "tresors"I found while at my beloved Maine seaside. First find was this set of Matelasse pillow shams.....

Matelass√© (mat-la-SAY) is a weaving or stitching technique yielding a pattern that appears quilted or padded.[1] [2] Matelass√© may be achieved by hand, on a jacquard loom, or a quilting machine. It is meant to mimic the style of hand-stitched quilts made in MarseillesFrance. It is a heavy, thick textile that appears to be padded, but actually has no padding within the fabric.
($6.00 for the pair)

I can never pass up these "Mary" vases and statues...so heavenly.

This set of Spode demitasses are tooo sweet...do you see the "fleur-de-lys" pattern on them? Sigh....

These petite spice jars will come in handy to organize some  of my destash (with some French labels attached...mais oui!)

The FIND of the day were these fleur-de-lys hinges. Still in their original packaging....ooh la la! (I'm thinking necklaces....)

...and HOW could I leave this key with my initial on it?

A sweet oiseau..."Wade...England"

....creamy measuring cups...(time to get rid of the plastic ones).

I almost swooned when I spied this vintage Holy Water Font....ONE dollar!!

I grabbed  a bag FULL of lace pieces for 75 cents!

And these Immaculate Mary medals were 10 cents each.

I found this old book...

...loved the inscription....

Packed everything up in  this tote I found at Home Goods....
...they had 3 different sizes...

...this was the smallest one.... 

...I sooooo regret not buying all of them!

...and, last but not least....

...my "bleu" fix....

...some vintage books....

...a blue pitcher for my "cuisine"....

...and this heavenly French prayer....

Happy White Wednesday mes ames! 


  1. OH my gosh....you have to pop over to my blog...I just posted my new Mary AND I have the exact same measuring cups as you do...they are in the last photo of my post!!! Man do we have the same taste...can you imagine shopping together..it would be stressful unless they had two of everything!!! x0x0

  2. I love your treasures !! I do have the Mary statue the one on the right. I think they are so beautiful and it adds a peaceful touch to a room, How fun you will have putting them in their own little special places. have a beautiful and creative evening...Chickie

  3. You are the best treasure hunter.
    Looks like fun was had all around.

  4. Oh my! Just love the key with your initial...what found joy!! And those adorable little demitasse cups! So very sweet! And I adore the Guest of the Heart book! Thanks for sharing your tresors!


  5. Oh Michelle, the French Blessed mother print is gorgeous, but I fell in love with the holy water font. How is it that you find so many religious goods? Is your area predominately Catholic? Hope your feeling better. Me? Flipped over my stinker cat going up the stairs fell on both knees, very ouch!!! later,Lori

  6. Oh my gosh did you hit the mother load or what!! Love what you found...love, love. Di@cottage-wishes

  7. Love all your beautiful treasures. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh Michelle, what fabulous treasures!! You are certainly blessed! :) Love love it all!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  9. Oh so beautiful Michelle! I'm swooning over your treasures. That bag from Home Goods is so pretty, the perfect vessel for so much beauty.

  10. Nice Spode cups. You've unearthed more fab treasures.

  11. Wow, what amazing treasures you've found, Michelle! Love the fleur de lis, and your huge tote bag is tres magnifique!

  12. You scored again my friend!


  13. Wow, Michelle, you have an eye for excellence. Every single treasure you brought back is WONDERFUL. I love the holy water font and you found some wonderful Blessed Mother pieces. I search for them each time I go tag sales or shops, but they are hard to find. I have a small collection and I love every piece.
    This is a perfect White Wednesday post, Michelle ~ filled with white beauty.
    ♥ audrey

  14. Oh Michelle, what treasures, so love those sweet demitasse cups!
    enJOY a lovely Wednesday ,

  15. such darling finds, michelle:) love the little crown esp, and i found that tote, too--love it:)

  16. Michelle,
    You found the perfect treasures!All so beautiful.

  17. I'd walk a mile to find treasures like these. You display them so well! So beautiful, so beautiful.

  18. Loving all those finds...so wonderful, so you!

  19. Oh my deaR Michelle,
    aGAIN you found such beautiful treasures.
    The Matelassè sewing is so wonderful, the lovely demitaSSE cups, and measuring ones too,-and LOVE the holy waterfond and old book. Well I would have run away with it all myself, too :-)
    Hugs from Dorthe

  20. Merci, Michelle, for sharing such beautiful goodies with us. I like the 'demitasses' very much.
    I wish you a happy and peaceful summer vacation.
    'See you' in September.

  21. You always find the best treasures,Michelle.Love them all:)
    Happy WW.

  22. Michelle...you always find the best stuff!!!! I love each and every treasure sweet friend!! So many wonderful goodies...hugs and love, Dawn

  23. Michelle, I love everything and especially the holy water font! What great treasures you found.

  24. wow michelle, you really hit the jackpot didnt you. great stuff at great prices. you always pick out the sweetest stuff. wish we had things like that (in that much of a variety in one place). enjoy all of your newfound "treasures". know you will. blessings, susy

  25. I neglected to tell you how beautiful your Paris totes are! I would love to sew something similar to that...and you said they were a nesting set? should have bought them all woman! they are perfect, and so useful....and so you! and me!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  27. Love all your things Michelle. The Holy Cards will fit in perfectly! Best of luck!


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