Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the hardest decision of the day was....

....where do I begin?
Align CenterWhere do I start?
In the fields at Warrenton, or the venue I had been aching to go to since the Fall show~
Marburger Farm?
My mind raced, and then it landed.
Warrenton it is. Decision made.
Begin in Warrenton at Sandy Schor & Co., so I could pour through the boxes of vintage brass, rhinestones, buttons, chains, tassels and vintage montees to my heart's desire.My daughter would be arriving later that morning, so she wouldn't have to suffer thru the hours I would spend in that little house digging, pawing, looking and sifting.
It truly IS a hard job for me to find just the right pieces to stuff into my camo back pack (thanks dd) to come home with me.
I did find one of the most beautiful vintage rhinestone & baroque pearl necklace in one of Sandy's display boxes out front. And, a most beautiful and perfect vintage rhinestone dress clip I had ever laid my eyes upon.
Heaps of vintage clip bracelets dating from the 1940s were in a corner waiting for me to pick thru.
In the back room I found these rare vintage rose montees in lucious robin's egg blue, buttery yellow and sparkly crystal.
I brought home a small bag of vintage brass findings.
This was so HARD!

Sandy had three huge boxes of rhinestone bits & pieces by the front door.
Looking thru these..... like digging for buried treasure!
About 2-1/2 hours later my daughter walked in and thankfully gave me that look. We made our way 'outta there back to her car to drop my loot. Several years ago we found a great place to park, which is located right smack in the middle of where we like to shop in Warrenton, making it convenient to go back and forth....dropping off our stash. Whew!! Now it was time to visit with Jill Suzanne and see what all she had packed into her gorgeous booth.
I just love Jill and her husband. She is a beautiful person both inside and out. We make it a point to visit her first thing, as we always find something in her booth. And, she has the most delicious grungy things!

Next...onto Sweet Peas from Athens, Texas.
I can't say enough about what's inside this booth. Beautiful gorgeous bedding and home decor. I loved how her sheers blew in the soft breeze that day!

I scooped up some German glass glitter and a hand full of cool brooches.

Melanie and I had such a fabulous day together. It was perfect. Check out my slide show from Day One below.
You will likey =)


Fanciful Expressions said...

Beautiful stuff.

Riki Schumacher said...

I am speechless to say the least. Boooo hoooo. I need to do this with you girlfriend. Hmmmm. hugs, Riki

beth said...

Oh wow--I am so jealous of all those great finds. I can't wait to see what you do with them! :)

brandi said...

~an abundance of beauty you have...these are so unique intricate and such precious pieces you have to work with...can't wait to see what you shall do next...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Daryl said...

You two have the same gorgeous smile! Love that last brooch with the photo .. what pin or necklace that will make.

Charlene said...

I'm so glad you had fun. I hope that you & I get to shop together sometime at Round Top! I might be popping into Houston for the Bead Show on Firday. Could you go? Maybe during lunch? I won't know until last minute. Can't wait to see you again. HUGS! Charlene

Diana said...

Did you hear me screaming all the way to Texas when I laid my eyes on the boxes of rhinestones!!!! OMG you must have thought you died and went to heaven. I had the pleasure of shopping in Sandy's booth at the Portland Antique Faire last year and spent about 3 1/2 hours just in his booth....he has amazing things. So happy you and Melanie had such a grand time!

VS said...

OK, I want everything I see, but Sandy's Sensations!!!! I could have dug through her things for a week!!!! I have been known to go through a box of buttons 1 button at a time & it takes hands are black at the end of it. I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo excited that it will be me sooooooooooon digging & diving for treasure, I can't wait my friend. :)

The Joy of Nesting said...

OMG Lady Dy!!!!!

Riki couldn't have said it better!!! Huge Boooo Hoooo!! :) My hat is off to you, or Mel for getting home in less then 2 weeks. I'm not sure my daughter could have gotten me to leave once I got there!! :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

Diane, I don't think I have ever, EVER seen that many gorgeous vintage finds all in one place. It was almost too much to bear!! I am just like you and would need HOURS to go through all of those gorgeous rhinestones and metal findings.... they are like none I have ever seen! And your photography is fabulous as always.

Anonymous said...

wow, that's a lot of beautiful goodies. how lucky!

Chris said...

Diane~~what a fun time!!! and I'm so happy that you shared some of this joy with us~~we can see your treasures, get an idea of your adventures.
Gosh, your beautiful daughter looks like you...maybe the way you are sitting heartwarming. Love you gal.

Anonymous said...

OMG, Diane, I am so JEALOUS! Look at that gorgeous "loot" you found! Wish I could have been there with you!
Loves, QueenMarcy

Susan Tuttle said...

Oh WOW!! -- heaven, heaven!!


Karen said...

I am green with envy! This sounds like a place to hold adorn me nearby! Hope you are well Diane. greetings from Canada! hugs