Friday, May 13, 2011

Turning 50, part 2

So, as mentioned before, Mister and I took my 50th birthday off last week. One of the things we did was to explore a wonderful antiques place called Graybeards, in Jacobus, PA.
We found some treasures!

The vanity lamps are a perfect fit for this piece. They transform it!

Here's a close-up.

Mister found this piece. He is Polish/Lithuanian, and so he was thrilled. It hangs in our foyer now, looking terrific.

I remember this tablecloth from my childhood. I have the one that my mom gave me. It's a bit tattered, and I treasure it. I found this one, in mint condition!

Right now, it hangs over the back of an old chair in the dining room. In front of some old, beautiful cabinet doors we found in the garage.

Linking to Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday!

Wishing each of you a terrific weekend!



GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I'm just a tad late with these Birthday wishes for you!
Pretty lamps and linens always call to me!

Cindy said...

Happy 50th! You have your best years ahead of you yet! Beautiful lamps, that picture is fabulous and the tablecloth is such a great find! They all fit so nicely into your beautiful old house.
Hugs, Cindy

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well I as told that 50 makes something you are so on track! Your finds are wonderful...enjoy!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great finds! It really does sound like you had a special day:@)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Happy Birthday ! Love your vintage finds~ that fabric is just gorgeous!

Mildred said...

I love it all! I love to find some treasures when antiquing. Enjoy the weekend.

no spring chicken said...

I love all of your finds! What a fabulous way to spend your birthday.

When I saw the print I thought it was the same one I have. It's not but I wonder if they are by the same artist. I purchased mine at an estate sale about 25 years ago. I too am Polish and fell in love. Mine is faded and has water damage but I still had to have it.

Again, happy birthday!

Blessings, Debbie

SavannahGranny said...

Fantastic finds. The lamps are exquisite. So perfect for the dresser. I am so glad you found that shop. Congrats on being 50. It's funny, it doesn't hurt at all. Well, maybe a few aches and pains.
I was just telling someone about your house last week. I think it is so awesome.
Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments.
Hugs, Ginger

Shelia said...

Happy 50th birthday, Carol! So glad you had a nice time finding these great treasures! Love the pretty little lamps and the art piece is so nice. Don't you just love those vintage tablecloths? How nice it was like the one you had. Maybe you could take the one in not so good shape and make some little tea towels or something.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Oh what lovely birthday treasures! My Mister and I enjoy antiquing, as well. Sounds like a great birthday, Carol!

Vee said...

The tablecloth in mint condition like your mother's is such a sweet find. I'm sure that your hubby really enjoys his sweet find, too. We'll be flea marketing this afternoon and I hope to find a little treasure or two...always cheap therapy.

A Few Pennies said...

Love your tablecloth--and Happy 50--it really just gets better from now on---enjoy, enjoy!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Birthday wishes, Carol. That would be a favorite gift for me, a day with my fella antiquing! You found some wonderful things, thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

Mary said...

It must have been a wonderful day. I hope you had a really Happy Birthday. The tablecloth is lovely. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Debbie said...

Looks like a fun, and productive birthday to me!
Love the pieces you found!!!
Happy 50th!

Charlotte said...

Those are some great finds! And Happy Birthday to you! Welcome to 50...

Kathy said...

Happy 50th - what a wonderful way to celebrate it - the vanity lamps are beautiful! LOVE the vintage tablecloth! It's wonderful!
Hope you have a marvelous week,

Lady Rose said...


What a great way to celebrate your birthday! I LOVE antique stores! They are my favorite stores because you can find so many unique items that you can't find in other stores. The lamps look great, and I like the art work in the picture as well.

At any rate, thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving a comment. I like your blog. It looks like a neat place! I hope that you will come by and visit my blog again sometime. :)

-L. Rose