What did I do on vacation?

concretenprimroses(4B NH)June 23, 2011

Shop, of course!

Dh had a several day meeting in the beautiful white mountains of NH so I went with him. When he didn't have business we hiked (huff puff on my part). while he was in meetings I shopped. I didn't go to the outlet stores in Conway. Oh no. I sought out every antique, junk and thrift store I could find!

Bethlehem NH, quite near beautiful Franconia Notch and Mt. Washington, has a lot of antique stores! I got some stuff at one or 2 other places.

I think I found some pieces that I need to finish some plate flowers. And since i was on vaca, I spent more money than I would have at home. Almost $40!

Here's what I got:

One man was so nice: when I asked if I could have a plate he threw in the garbage because I mosaic, he insisted on giving me this little vase and old sugar bowl cover too.

Some of the glass is for plate flowers, and the ceramic plates too or to break for mosaic. The blue birds were a splurge at $4 each, but I just love the idea of them on top of a totem.

Hopefully next week I'll post some of the stuff I made this weekend, rain permitting!



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Marlene Kindred

What a nice haul! I have one of those bluebirds too! Love all of your plates and glassware...I see you found some red glass too. Glad you got to go shopping and on vacation...TFS!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 9:17PM
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Nice stuff! I love the thrill of finding neat things.I am working on using your advice for plate flowers. Hopefully will figure out how to post pics soon :) Kim

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 10:17PM
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Hey those blue birds rock! What a nice haul!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 10:22PM
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Bluebirds caught my eye 1st thing & the red glass. The plate with chip will look great in mosaic project. I also like that bowl on your counter with the blue bird or dragonfly, is it antique? Anyway lots of nice things to work with! Jan

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:25AM
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So I'm not the only one who goes to thrift stores on vacation? You found some wonderful things. When we were on vacation last weekend, we stopped at a dollar type store in a little town. My girlfriend buys things and embellishes them with wire and beads, buttons, shells, etc. She is always looking for things that are cheap that she can bling up. I bought a few things myself like children's gardening tools, a small trellis and I bought some gorgeous crystals to use as bling. I guess it is a cheap way to shop on vacation, huh? I can't wait to see what you do with your stuff.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 12:37AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

the pretty dragonfly bowl/cookware (full of candy and with a recipe for blueberry pudding) was a gift dh got for speaking at the meeting. It is brand new made in NH.

I'm so cheap at home,seldom spend more than $1/piece when I'm gathering stuff to make yard art. I'm surprised at myself. But I will remember the lovely trip as I use the stuff and then when I see it in the yard or in a mosaic.


    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 3:31AM
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chevy57red(3/4 MN)

Great pieces!! And a great way to spend a vacation!!
Hoping for dry weather here in MN too!!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 6:11AM
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jwahlton(9B Kisimee)

I love the red cups! Nice haul

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 8:28AM
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You got some wonderful buys. My brother lives in New Hampshire. I want to get there some day. I hope I can have as good a time as you did. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 9:30AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Great job shopping. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 10:20AM
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Oh you did good, crete! & knowing these pcs will bring beauty to your gardens...love your mosaics! Have fun & TFS your finds! The dragonfly bowl is cool, too! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 12:34AM
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