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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Road Trip!

Yesterday was my birthday...yes, I'm another year older!   The family asked me what I wanted to do, and of course I said "Road Trip"   So, we all piled in the Yukon and headed to Amarillo, Tx (100 miles away).   We had a wonderful lunch, did some shopping , and went to a few estate sales.  I was so excited to find these vintage handmade sugar eggs...$20, but everything was half price so I only paid $10.

There is a sweet little Easter scene in each one of them...

The work on these is just amazing...

such detail...

someone put a lot of work into these...

they are very fragile, but I will carefully pack them away until next Easter!

I also found this sweet bunny cup for $1.75...

and this Dept 56 bunny..


This vintage spring plate was only $1.50...

I have a collection of Desert Rose that belonged to my grandmother.  I was able to add all of these pieces for $37.00, which I thought was a steal.   I found that little bunny pull toy on the left at one of my favorite antique stores for $10

This all came from a different sale... I got the cherub plaque for 2.50.  I can't wait to paint it white and distress it! The ornaments were $1..everything was half price there also! 

The lamp was 5.00...the cherub and gazing ball was 2.50...and the marble and crystal bowl was 3.50.  Do you see the Dora picture on the fridge?  My 6 year old grand daughter gave it to me for my birthday...what a treasure!

I forgot to show you this beautiful plate that I got at the auction last Saturday for $5.

Til next time!


  1. Happy Birthday sweet friend!... it sounds like you had a most wonderful day... love all of your vintage finds... that Desert Rose was such a great price, I love it!... and the cute little "Dora" on your fridge from your granddaughter... priceless!... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Buon compleanno!Io sono di maggio,quindi anche io "toro" come te!Mi fa piacere che hai passato una bella giornata!Bellissime le cose che ti sei portata a casa!Di nuovo auguri!!!!Baci,Rosetta

  3. Happy Birthday Penny!!!! Today it is my birthday too...You always find romantic treasuers!!! The easter eggs are just gorgeous.


    That was better than me actually singing it to you, take my word for it!!! LOL!

    Those eggs are such treasures!! And to have Dioramas inside them!! Amazing!! Love the Bunny cup and the Dept. 56 Bunny!!
    The Dessert Rose is stunning!! Love the pretty plates but my very favorite is the cherub with the gazing ball!! O, be still my heart!! How I would love one of those for my back yard!!

    Congrats on all your wonderful finds and glad you spent your Birthday with those you love. That is the most important thing of all!!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dear Penny!!


  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like you had a GREAT day, lots of GREAT finds! Those are the sweetest eggs and so delicate, love them! So nice you were able to find more dishes in your grandmother's pattern.
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!!!

  6. Happy b~day Penny, wow what gorgeous treasures you received ;)
    Enjoy your new pretties.....


  7. Happy Birthday Penny! You found lots of great items. I always love to see what you found at your yard/estate sales. Take care, Darlene

  8. What great finds!! Love those eggs! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

  9. Hello Penny. Happy (late) birthday!

    Hope your new year of life is terrific.

    Your new treasures are darling!

    I love the cherub holder with the huge ball the most.

    Great job! Susan

  10. Happy Birthday Penny!
    What wonderful things you found!!! I love the spring plate and the cherub!
    Hugs and kisses

  11. What a great way to spend your birthday Penny and the eggs are a fabulous find.

  12. Hi Penny, Happy Birthday and all best wishes. Sounds like a fun road trip to Amarillo. You were about 7 hours from me in North Texas.
    Love your finds. Those eggs are darling and the plate gorgeous. Love the sweet cherub.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, CM

  13. All so adorable. Nice finds. Happy Birthday!

  14. Such sweet loveliness you always have to show us! Thanks for sharing all your great finds! Catherine

  15. That sure does sound like a happy birthday. Glad everyone was on board with the road trip. Such fun finds.

  16. Happy Birthday and what a fun trip. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  17. Happy Birthday! You found some beautiful treasures and fair prices. I love shopping for treasures. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a great week!

  18. Happy Birthday sweet lady! You had a fun day and found some amazing treasures! It will be a birthday to remember! Keep on celebrating this ALL week! HAVE FUN!

  19. LOVE the plate w/the violets on it! my favorite flower! =)

  20. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds and looks like ya had a good one!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  21. Wow Penny, I love all your treasures! Those eggs are incredible! And such great prices! I want to go shopping with you.

    Happy Birthday Penny!
    Peace always,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  22. Your sugar eggs remind me of the ones my mother used to make for Easter every year and sell in her bakery. She spent weeks making the eggs from scratch and then decorating them so beautifully. I still have 2 that I saved from 1985, the last year she made them. They are a little worn but I love them anyway.

  23. Belated Happy Birthday. I too am 100+ miles away from Amarillo. Maybe I need to run up there for some estate sales! You found some real joys. I know that you will love using those sugar eggs and the bunnies next year. Thanks for sharing. xo marlis

  24. Happy Birthday, Penny. Your little sugar eggs take me back to my childhood. Every Easter one of these sugar eggs would be in our basket. They are so pretty!

  25. I used to see lots of these eggs but haven't in several years. Great finds at the sales. Blessings, Debbie

  26. You're my kind of girl!! Celebrating a birthday with a road trip that includes stopping at estate sales! Those sugar eggs brought back memories.. they were so common years ago. And I can remember church bazaars where the ladies got together to make them. Carefully scooping up the sugar and pressing it into moulds. Decorating each one with care! You really got some lovely treasures that day!!

  27. Looks like the perfect way to celebrate your birthday.

    Great to have you be a part of "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

    - The Tablescaper


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