Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Last Rose & A Few Cheap Thrills

Just before company came we discovered the last big rose of summer (in November!) waiting to be rescued amidst the neglected garden brambles. Nature wants to keep blessing us despite our lack of attention. And there's always beauty waiting if we will only go looking.

 I found another rose to rescue on a big fat biscuit jar without a lid while I was looking for vintage Christmas ornaments (still haven't found any).

I liked both of its marks.

An old jug found its way to me too. The kind that gives half of you out there cheap thrills, and makes the other half of you shudder.  :0)

It was a day for crowns, like the universe was saying to me, "not what you were looking for, but here's a consolation prize."

I love the details! 
A French quilted sham had my name on it.
An old fruit jar charmed me excessively too.


I can't stop looking through its wavy glass as though it will reveal some deep secret from the past. . . . Old jars capture me inside them that way sometimes.

See what I mean???


In total I only spent ten bucks. Cheap thrills, indeed. . . .
I hope you find something charming that you were never looking for too!
Cheerio! I hope you're enjoying the long weekend!


  1. Jacqueline, it's always a sweet surprise to find something that you weren't even looking for. ;-)
    Beautiful finds! ~ Sarah

  2. Crowns indeed! I love stopping by and seeing your latest fabulous finds!


  3. Cheap thrills, indeed!
    The white pitcher is a delight!

  4. The last rose is beautiful, Jacquline. I love your new finds. So many great things.

    Wish you a nice new week.


  5. I find vintage Christmas ornaments in June. Now I find Easter vintage. The pitcher is gorgeous.

  6. Hi Jacqueline, I showed "the last rose" on my post today also! Mine was just a bud though. I hope you will visit and see it.
    Fun finds! Keep looking for those Christmas ornaments. You're sure to find some soon. Have fun! Gina

  7. HI Jaqueline, love the jug, it's good when you find something and your not expecting it. It's also frustrating to look and look for something and not find it.
    Best Wishes

  8. Oh dear! So such lovely beautiful things! Roses are sweet in November, and your jug and jam jar are lovely!


  9. Gotta love those cheap thrills!
    Super finds...they would have made my day too! :)

  10. Hi J,
    Lovin all your cheap thrills, roses and crowns what a perrrfect pair! I am crazy for all things crazed too...
    Hugs & Happy lazy Sunday...

  11. Crowns and roses. Lovely! I have a Crown jar which is aqua and it has the zinc ring and glass cover. However, it doesn't say Made in Canada. The little pitcher is very pretty. I found some treasures this weekend but they were a lot more than $10.!!

  12. These are my kind of cheap thrills!!!! Gorgeous. And the funny thing is, I posted about my last rose today too. Weird. We were thinking the exact same thing.

  13. Beautiful treasures indeed! And for such a thrifty price too! LOVE those sweet roses!

  14. Nice finds! I like the sham. Beautiful.

  15. What beautiful finds. Love the old crazed and crackled pitcher. My Mom and I always disagreed over old pieces. I loved the crackled effect and she didn't. To me, it gives so much character.


  16. That was definitely a royal score ~ I think they wait for you (:

  17. Sounds as though you had a good day even if you didn't find any vintage Christmas ornaments. I love that biscuit jar with the rose on - it's so pretty.

  18. Beautiful finds Jacqueline. I hope I have some luck this week too. The jar is lovely to look through. x

  19. Cheap thrills, indeed. I love them all. Trying to pick a favorite, but just can't. :)


  20. Hi Jacqueline,
    You sure found some wonderful treasures. I love the pitcher!!
    Your last rose of summer is gorgeous. We picked a bouguet of roses and one hydrangea yesterday. Yes, the garden blessed us one more time as well.
    Have a wonderful Monday!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  21. How great is that! You found some great pieces Jacqueline. I have e a few of those Crown Sealers too and the way you have photography them makes me want to get them out of storage and use them. Thanks for giving me a new appreciation of their beauty! Take care.


  22. Haha... No shuddering here! I love discovering the last roses of Summer -- wherever their hiding places. (What kind of vintage ornaments are you looking for? I may have missed that post.)

  23. Jacqueline,
    It, truly, was a day for crowns and rare jewels in your treasures, dear friend! Great bargains!!! Some days are like that!

  24. Oh my gosh, are you kidding me!? That pitcher is soooo wonderful and the French quilted sham, heavenly. All your new finds are amazing treasures, but those two are so totally my favorite!


  25. Great finds...right up my alley..

    Linda :o)

  26. Wow! YOU got some great items! I especially like that sham! I looked up the company on Google and they have an online catalog. Unfortunately, I didn't see that pattern but I'll do more investigating soon. It's so pretty! Love that wavy glass jar as well! I know what you mean - hypnotic! It's what I love about old windows! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

  27. What wonderful discoveries, Jacqueline. Roses and Crowns, Crowns and Roses.And they're all so lovely. That jar is such a beauty, and to nice to put anything inside and spoil that fun house view. I hope you had a sweet visit and a lovely holiday.


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