I Got Some Pretty Little Treasures

Hi everyone!

I have a few little treasure to show you. A couple are shabby with a little french feel to them. I don't have a lot of this style in my house but, it's not because I don't like it. I need a REALLY big house with lots of rooms to decorate! LOL Isn't that a fantasy for most of us!

At an estate sale, I spotted this very old dirty frame just leaning up against the side of the house. I loved it immediately and picked it up. The glass wasn't attached so, it was kind of hard carrying it around. I found the seller and and started to as her how much for the frame when she looked at me and said, "You ACTUALLY want that old dirty broken frame?" "Ummm, yes?" She then told me to just take it. So, that is how I got this frame. Here it is in all it dirty worn out glory.

At this same sale, I found these two milk glass plates. Once again the poor seller was just shocked at the things I was looking at. There were a lot of new items like boxed dish sets, fridge, chairs etc. Nope, I am grubbing through the "old and dirty" items that no one seems to want! LOL

As you can see, the old gold paint has been worn off in a lot of the areas of these plates. I have never seen milk glass plates like this before. They have a very ornate cherub head and scroll work around them. To me they had a very frenchy shabby look to them.

And I got three beautiful platters. Two of which are the same pattern just different sizes. Here is a pretty green design platter.

I thought these two were just so sweet. I really like the silver details and the pink and yellow flowers.

And last but, not least this set of 3 pretty gold wheat dessert plates. I see a lot of the wheat design but, this is the first time I have seen these. They were made in Germany.

So, those were my pretty finds for today. I just have so much fun rooting around piles of unwanted items. These were all very dirty, almost to the point that I couldn't see the designs of them. That kind of makes me sad. So many pretty things totally discarded. Oh well, I guess that's why there are people like me, to rescue them! LOL Unfortunately, I can't keep everything I find. LOL I clean them up and will use them a few times and then I am going to have to find new homes for them. So, these will probably end up in my Etsy store in a few of weeks. Well, all but the frame.

Check out what other folks are showing us today at these parties:

Friday~~Finding Beauty

Show and Tell Friday

Tickled Pink Friday

I'm Lovin' it Friday

HodgePogde Friday

Favorite Things Friday


  1. i have an old frame like your's and still wondering what to do with it. any ideas? it's a shame that people don't value things and they get abused. yes, it's good to have a finder to take them home and fix them. have a good day.

  2. Diann.
    I just love the frame and those sweet little dishes with cherubs heads on them are just too cute!! What a find!!

  3. What a great find. I love the old frame and with a little help it could be something of beauty again.
    have a great day

  4. Diann, I'm loving everything you shared. I can't get enough of platters...Randy thinks I have enough, but hey, a girl never has enough platters,,lol,,I too would have picked up that frame..know exactly where I would put it too,lol

  5. Diann I love that frame and can't wait to see your makeover of it. All those wonderful dishes and I have never seen milk glass plates like that either. My favorite are the two matching platters. I love the handles and the pink and yellow flowers. Those are so cute!!! I am happy to hear you are opening an ETSY store!! You find so many great things and now we can get a chance to buy them!!

  6. When we go to flea markets I usually rummage around under the tables to find things that appeal to me. The milk glass plates are so unique and beautiful. They look like they've been around for a very long time. Glad you rescued them.

  7. Love the frame. Great find. I would have taken that too. All of your dishes are gorgeous and such wonderful finds. Beautiful. Hugs. Marty

  8. Yay..such fun! I love that frame..I have afew old big ones like that too..they are fabulous!!
    Awesome post! very pretty treasures..

  9. That old frame is gonna paint up nice and look wonderful. I love deals like that!

    All your dishes are so pretty. Great finds.


  10. WOW Diann I can't get over that, my favorite are the dishes from Germany..those are really different, and so special! Come check out my post today, you will be surprised...oh and this is perfect to link up too for my garage salen party!

  11. fun stuff. My mom had wheat plates for her wedding dishes. I'd want that frame and those sweet pink and yellow platters too.

  12. wow! What a lot of cool assorted dishes! Guess you will have to do some tablescapes!

  13. Great finds! Loving that frame!


  14. OMG!!! ~ That FRAME is a BeAuTy if I ever saw one!*!*! Jeanine, ChiPPy-SHaBBy!

  15. Its hard to part with goodies that a person comes across! That frame is great - wonder what you'll do with it??

  16. Diann
    You're special! has a special look ... good taste, sensitivity ...
    I loved everything today ... but the frame !!!... this is wonderful!
    Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

  17. Oh yes! That frame is a fabulous find!!


  18. Diann,
    I just LOVE that neat looking frame...I so need to find me some! Hope you have a FUN weekend!


  19. Diann, I have got to go shopping with you some time! How do you find these bargains - like FREE! Wow! You had a really good day. Of course, if I went shopping with you, we'd probably end up fighting, cause I'd want to buy everything you wanted to buy - especially if it was free!! laurie

  20. You have got a great eye! How wonderful to get that lovely frame for free! You really are the grooviest thrifter!

    Best wishes always,
    Natasha, Stacey and Holly.

  21. You always never disappoint with your blog posts...this is no exception. All such wonderful treasures.

    LEGEND OF MARY'S BEAN is my Friday blog.

    Have a great weekend.

  22. Wonderful finds, it so much fun hunting through all the stuff and finding your special something. Have a wonderfull weekend and take care.

  23. great finds.. all the dishes are pretty.. seems like you had so much fun hunting them.. have a great weekend!

  24. O, girl...you DID find some treasures. I love it all.
    Have a fun weekend..

  25. Great finds! I love the pretty dishes. The dishes with the pink and yellow flowers are very pretty.

  26. Wow, you found some great items!
    I just love them!
    Thanks for sharing!

  27. I would love to tag along with you sometime.

    You seem to find the most interesting items.

    Im learning from you to look beyond the obvious :)

    Thanks so much for joining with us!

    Hugs GF



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