Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Treasures From My Favorite Antique Store!


Today I went to my favorite antique store"Simply Friends" in my hometown owned by two darling sisters Renee & Debi. They are as sweet as pie and chit~chatting is part of why I go to visit their store!
I am soooo thrilled with my latest finds! Do you remember Princess House from the 1970's?! I hostessed so many Princess House Parties! Did you? I found this Princess House cheese cutting board and glass dome at Simply Friends! Oh yes, I went crazy thinking of what I could use it for and cheese was not on the list! Me, oh, my! I am one happy girl...until my next visit to Simply Friends! Humm, what could be in this cute bag? This beautiful handmade silk flower pin was made by a local artist. I can't wait to wear it on my denim jacket! She hand paints/dyes the ribbon. The rose is so soft to the touch. Debi didn't even have the price tag on this vintage PINK brooch yet! I had to have it! My favorite shortbread in town! This homemade shortbread is sooooo yummy, I had to eat one during the "photo session"! I love this dainty teacup! I am going to put vintage ivory buttons in it and use it in my craft room.
What a pretty vignette all my findings make!
Have a wonderful day sweeties!

Love,
Maryjane xox

46 comments:

Susan S. said...

What Beautiful treasures you found! That looks like MY KIND OF shop.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Will you pick me up on your way next time! What amazing things you found! I love the brooch and the tiny tea cup is perfect! What treasures and what FUN!

Lori said...

what a pretty post!!! love the brooch and flower pin!!!

bj said...

Oh, what a fun shop that must be...I love all your beautiful things you found. The litle tea cup is so precious....

Alicia Robbins said...

What a fun time you had and I had one enjoying all your eye candy. Now if we could just fit a bite of that scone through the little wires on the computer HMMM!?!
Have a Lovely Day~
Alicia

Mrs. G said...

Love all your finds. I so wish we had good antique shops around here, yours are so lovely.
Happy Spring,
Sue

Anne Fannie said...

Hey Maryjane, love all your great finds! Is that the store we went to once with all the cute stuff? My favorite is that pink brooch! Cute! Will it match your cowgirl purse?
Love, Ann

Just A Gal... said...

Oh what a wonderful treasure day... I love those days!!!

Wishing you all the best!!!

Just A Gal...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I want to go shopping there! What wonderful treasures you got. laurie

Beehive Cottage said...

Your are so good with your camera. The pics you take are like being there. I could almost taste those scones! What fun things you found...thanks for sharing them with us.

The American Homemaker said...

Great finds! How fun!

Katmom said...

MaryJane,
I LOVE the pink brooch...Awesome find!
And, YES!!!! OMG! I remember the Princess House crystle parties...I was as poor as a church mouse at that time & could not afford it,,,but a friend from church was a distributor/sales and she needed some seing done (she didn't sew & I sewed just about everything) so we did the barter of sewing for PH crystle...I still have 4 water glasses stashed away.
Thanx for the fun trip down mwmory lane.
hugz,
>^..^<

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What sweet treasures!

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Looks like a great little shop. And I love your finds!

A Thing for Roses said...

What lovely things. I came her via Maison Douce, my friend Isabel's blog. I was just down in your neck of the woods last month and stopped in at Simply Friends. My Dad lives in Temecula so I always visit the shops in Murrietta when I'm down there. I'll be back.

Lisa

P.S. Love that brooch!

Linda said...

Your treasures are so cute and fun. Even the tag that your pin was on is awesome. Oh, by the way, I shared your Laundry Soap recipe with my homemakers group. They are making and loving it. One thing that I did add is taking 2 cups of solution (powder), and mixing in one box of rit dye whitener. I use that solution for white clothes.......what do you think?
Blessings from Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

Linda said...

Your treasures are so cute and fun. Even the tag that your pin was on is awesome. Oh, by the way, I shared your Laundry Soap recipe with my homemakers group. They are making and loving it. One thing that I did add is taking 2 cups of solution (powder), and mixing in one box of rit dye whitener. I use that solution for white clothes.......what do you think?
Blessings from Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

Nancy Jo said...

MJL,
How pretty everything looks. Makes me want to go to the thrift store. But the thing is I have been there twice this week!
I don't think I have ever heard of the hostess party you mentioned. Was that just something in your area?
NANCY JO

Mercy Ottis/The Stone House said...

How pretty! I'm in love with the brooch! LOL It all looks so pretty and inviting sitting there under and beside the dome! :-) Fun Post today! ♥
BTW, just read your last post. It was a Hoot! (I have some frosting in my fridge as we speak....) (shhhhhhhh)

Cathy said...

Ohhh, I love your pink brooch! If I were there I would have to have raced you for it. LOL! I remember Princess House--I used to sell it and I still love it. I wonder if it's still around. Looks like you had a wonderful day and what a fun post!

Cathy ♥

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

what a pretty post of treats! the flower pin is stunning (did i say that word? yes, stunning!). love using tea cups for little things like buttons. sounds like a fun time!!!

xo

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh my Maryjane!

How Beautiful every single thing is!! I love the flower pin and everything is just so pretty in pale pink too! You set it all up so gorgeously! What a pretty post! I have to get out shopping one day to the Antique stores, it's therapeutic to me :) so calming :) that is until I find that perfect piece, then I'm all adrenaline :)

Have a wonderful day sweetie! Hugs, Cynthia

Deanna said...

Wow Maryjane, I would love to visit the two sister. Sounds like you had a wonderful time perusing their pretties!

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Tiffani said...

hi mom,
very pretty things you found and they are so you! xo

Mimi Sue said...

I've been to that shop. I recognized the bag! Love that pink rose ribbon pin. Just beautiful. Mimi

Aimee said...

Hello! I could not believe my eyes when I read that Simply Friends, is located just 35 -40 min from where I live. I am actually going to be at La Maison Rustique Barn Sale, tomorrow in Temecula and hope to stop by Simply Friends, on my way home:) Awesome finds.
Blessings,
aimee

Just a little something from Judy said...

How I wish that I lived close to these shops. Love the things you found! "The Polka Dot Apron" is a clever and unique name for a bakery, and the scones looked amazing. Thank you for sharing this pretty post with us.

The TinCan Cottage said...

Hi, Maryjane, I just loved your pictures! At first I thought that the sweet you had was shortbread, My Favorite, with the pressed in flower on top, but, Wow! Scones with a flower imprint on them! I have never seen anything like that! And...they looked delisious...I just had to take a bite! Hope you didn't mind:D.
Thanx for the Beautiful Post! It Brightened my Day! Have a Sunshiny kind of Day! Thank

Sassy said...

OH MY STARS!!! I ♥ pink....and I love those pins and YES...I hosted a ton of Princess House and still have quite a bit....I think you scored on your little trip to the antique store...love the teacup as well!!!!!!

Ivy Bend said...

I wish we had a store like that nearby. I'd be there at least once a week.

Sleec Photos said...

Goodness, Maryjane, reading your posts always makes me hungry!
Hugs, Suzanne

Lori said...

What a wonderful pin! Great finds!! Lori

madrekarin said...

Lovely treasures, Maryjane. I was just talking with a friend of mine about Princess House this week! I cannot tell you how many parties I went to through the years. I see it in thrift stores every now and then and wonder how anyone could give it up. Especially when you can use it for so many things. ;)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

You lucky girl, you! Such loveliness!!

From Kathleen at Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What lovely finds! So pretty. blessings,Kathleen

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So gorageous! I think I'll go make some shortbread...you made me hungry!

Heidi said...

One of my favorite stores too. So many fun things to look at. The girls always ask about you when I'm there! =)

SueLovesCherries said...

Pink brooches and shortbread - you made my day!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a successful hunt...looks like you bagged some treasures :-)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love that pin!!! The teacup also sounds like a perfect button holder, if I lived closer I would have went shopping with ya (;
Hugs~Kelly

Sugarplum Cottage said...

I'm with you on those glass domes, I buy everyone I can find. Check out the glass candle holder on my lastest Project Friday, I'm using it for a dome with tea cups and saucer. I adore the pin flower, doesn't look like it would be hard to make. Hugs, Rosemarie

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Dolly said...

Ouuu I want to come shopping with you!
I love all the wonderful treasures you found!
I especially love love love that pink rose pin.....
Too darn cute!

Hugz n Blessings,
Dolly

~*June*~ said...

MaryJane, I just love your blog.
You are quite the talented woman.
Thanks for the fun "How to make Soap" night =0)
Your the best!!
Love,
June

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