Sep 14, 2009

LISTEN, DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?


This is the top of two milk glass lamps I purchased this weekend.



You know I have a thing for jewelry!


I collect sugar and creamers. (You need them for the tea sets!)


This is a Hull! I collect Hull!




I did tell you I collect vintage paper weights?



This is Fostoria with the glass spoon! I collect Fostoria.


Did I tell you I collect glass baskets?



Of course, the ladies, you have to have ladies!



I think I told you I collect Fenton!


These are a few of the angels I collect!

Do you promise not to tell (Beatle song)? I am going to tell you a secret. I have been told by many people that I have a beautiful home, filled with wonderful treasures. Here is the secret, except for mattress, appliances and clothing, everything I own has been purchased from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores, everything! You can have beautiful things, at a very low price, if you are just patient and are willing to do the hunting. These days, I hunt for the thrill of it and the fellowship. I really do not need anything many more. This weekend I spent the day estate shopping with my neighbor and her sister. We had a blast. I am always careful to give things away freely. I know what I own are gifts from God. Ladies, my entire home is furnished with antiques, all at garage sale prices. The fun is in the hunt. Buy what you love, remember everything in it's own time and your home will be filled with treasures. I know times are hard right now. This is a way you can be a good steward of God's money and you reap the blessings. Something to thing about. Here are this week's treasures!
Secret number two: Since, I am into true confessions today, when you get tried of something or want to trade up. Sell, sell, sell ladies! I pay for all my Christmas through Ebay every year. I simply, trade things up. It is easy to do and if you need help, email me. Ebay I can do easy!
Blessings my friends, Martha

15 comments:

Nancy said...

I like your way of thinking! And I admire the fact that you searched until you found your treasures and bought them being frugal and an excellent steward of your money and blessings from God. You set a wonderful example!

Nancy

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I loved how your shared your secret with us.
You have some beautiful treasure and what is more lovelier is you got them from Thrift stores.
I agree the fun is in the hunt.

hugs
Carolyn

Rebecca said...

I love all the things you collect!

YOU CRACK ME UP! YOU DO!

I'd love to go a JUNKIN' With you!

xoRebecca

Lisa said...

Oh you got some goodies! I am so pleased to find someone who collects as much as I do! I no longer feel alone!
Hugs, Lisa

Debbi said...

Martha, your confessions of a serial collector is a true statement! I love the thrill of the hunt too, just wish I had more time to do it!

Sares said...

You've got words between your pictures! Looks great! I have that first necklace. My Buba(great-grandmother) ordered it from the Avon catalog and gave it to me the year before she passed away,or it may have come with a bottle of perfume. I usually wear it in the fall or for holidays. It reminds me of how sweet she was. Just like you! I know the generosity of your giving spirit first hand!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

You have an eye for pretty things -- and oohhh what pretties you sure have :-) Love those sugar and creamer and the angels too!

I guess when one just have an open mind and be very patient with it, treasures will be found :-)

T's Daily Treasures said...

This is a beautiful message and oh so true! I know of people who won't buy a thing unless it is new, from a fancy department store. I think that is very sad! Consignment shopping and garage sales are so much fun and you can find the most interesting things. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasures. Your giving spirit is also a true inspiration and is the way we should all live each and every day. Peace and blessings to you dear Martha!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Indeed! all you really need is a good eye and some good old fashioned imagination! Thanks for your lovely post. Suzie. xxx

Dawn said...

Isn't it fun to junk search? You have some wonderful things photographed, beautiful!

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Martha my Dear (another beatles reference)

It's no surprise your home is beautiful. You should have tours through your home and you could teach people oh how to buy vintage items.
I'd take the tour.

tootles,
bunny

Vicki said...

Hi, Martha,
Good for you! I think it is wonderful that you are able to furnish your home so beautifully with treasures from estate sales and flea markets! Sending blessings your way! Vicki

Leann said...

Hi Martha

Thanks so much for becoming a follower and your up-lifting comments. I really appreciate your interest in what I have to share.

Your vintage collections are wonderful, what's a girl to do?

Hope that you enjoy your evening!
Leann

GWENDOLYN said...

I KNOW YOU WERE ONLY OFF HERE A FEW DAYS BUT I MISSED YOU. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE PRETTIEST THINGS ON YOUR BLOG. I WAS LAUGHING TO MYSELF AS I READ THE DID I TELL YOU I COLLECT..... WHAT DON'T YOU COLLECT MARTHA? HA! I LOVE IT! YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT FURNISHING OUR HOMES WITH USED AND DISCOUNTED FINDS. AND OF COURSE IF YOU ARE SHOPPING WITH A FRIEND IT IS SO MUCH MORE OF A PLEASURE. I AM ABOUT TO HAVE A JEWELRY PARTY AND I WAS TELLING MY HUBBY ABOUT ALL THE FREE JEWELRY I WAS GOING TO GET. AND HE SAYS " WITH ALL THE JEWELRY YOU ALREADY OWN, WHY DO YOU NEED MORE , EVEN IF ITS FREE?" HE JUST DOESN'T GET IT. :) BLESSINGS! GWENNY

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You remind me of me! I collect everything! Your latest treasures are great and my house is similar, very few items bought new. I don't even Like new stuff:) There's more character in the vintage items. Your blog is an inspiration. Have a wonderful week! Twyla