Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"New" Finds!

Have you ever had insomnia? It started for me with my first pregnancy and now it happens off and on. I'm exhausted all day, then by 9PM after the girls are asleep, I'm wide awake and can't sleep. So today, I could barely keep my eyes open at work. I'd plan to work extra hours but I was lucky to manage to stay awake the few hours that I was there. Instead of working the extra hours, I went to check out my favorite thrift stores. It wasn't great, but I did manage to get a few things.

This little tiny cloche - $2.

This finial - $.69.

This brand new bag with tags still attached - $4. I was excited about this. My favorite Wal-mart straw bag fell apart a few weeks ago. Now, I have this to replace it.

I found a couple of jewelry boxes. I really like this one. Its a good size and I have a lot of jewelry. I think it was $3.
I like the color of the inside ... a sort of greyish. I think it will be a nice compliment for my vintage jewelry.
This one wasn't in as good condition, but I liked the design on the top. I think it was around $3.
I really need to clean this one out quite a bit, but the compartments are perfect for rings and earrings.
I think they look perfect stacked.

Last but not least, my two monkeys who never sit still long enough for me to get a decent picture.
I'm going to DE for a few days. I'd hope to go to the beach one last time, but the weather has cooled down quite a bit and I'm sure it will be cooler with the breeze near the water. I hope I can at least sleep tonight!


  1. Great finds! You probably know this already, but limit any caffeine in the evening and try a warm bath. Always works for me. Anyway, enjoy your time away and hope you can get some rest.

  2. What wonderful finds. I love them. YOur new bag is just fabulous, and the cloche is stunning. I can't wait to see it at the "Fall Cloche Party". Your jewelry boxes are also just super. They will be perfect to get things organized so you can see them. Great finial too. You did really good. Hope you get some sleep. Hugs, Marty

  3. Good luck getting some sleep, I had restless leg syndrome during 2 of my pregnancies and couldn't sleep at all, so I feel for you with the no sleep! I love that little cloche, great find!!

    :) T

  4. I have that second jewelry box, and I use it for my earrings, it's perfect! I have so many vintage jewelry boxes, they are such a vice. :)

    Get some sleep!

  5. Love the jewellry boxes! I probably have about 20 of them in my collection. But, a girl can never have to much vintage! I use them for many things. Jewelry, buttons (the extra ones that are attached to clothing tags), old coins, etc.

    I hope your insomia goes away soon!

  6. Big time score! I love all your finds. I really like the finial. And the jewelry boxes are really cool. The kiddos are cute, too!


  7. I love those jewelry boxes, you got a great buy on them!

  8. Love the finial, and you are right. The jewelry boxes are perfect stacked.


    barbara jean

  9. LOVE all your finds - the purse & jewelry box are fab!! =) I love finding such treasure like this!!

    And I am a night owl myself. In the afternoon or early evening I can feel SO tired and sleepy that I could falls asleep in my chair - but them around 10:00 or after I am awake! Sometimes I enjoy the peace and quiet of the late night - but other times I wish I was like most people and got to bed at a decent time!

    Hope you get some rest! And once again - FAB finds!! I'm jealous! ;)

  10. Great finds!
    Just stopping by to say hi!
    Greetings from Italy.

  11. Im jealous, I love your cloche and finial.

  12. Hello Melanie - thank you for sharing your fabulous finds! I really like that finial. And, oh my those jewelry boxes are so cool! How fun.


  13. Love all your new finds but the finals is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  14. WOW I love your blog! And you have done amazing things to your house well done! Come see me I am having a Ideas Needed Decorators Challenge! You would love it!And I would love to see what you come up with! Thanks for sharing!

  15. You found some good stuff! Love the finnial.

  16. Geez Louise! What fabulous finds!!!! That cloche is too cute!!!

    m ^..^

  17. Love all you finds!!! You scored on the cloches!Janna


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