March 19, 2010

Florida Thrifts

This week is spring break in Alabama.  Caroline and I spent five days of it in Florida with Alex.   We ate a lot…we shopped a lot…we felt Mason kick a lot…and we felt blessed to be together. 

I will repeat it again, God is good.  I have no idea how those who don’t know him survive the speed bumps in life.

I, of course, had to stop at every thrift store, antique mall, consignment store, and flea market that we passed.  I found some great things.


I found all of these lovely vintage collars at a wonderful antique/gift shop.


I can’t pick a favorite…I love them all!


This white one is precious.  It is in great shape too.


The beige lace one is sweet…love the square shape!


The one on the left has the kind of lace that I adore.  (machine net?  needle lace?)


I found more goodies, but today is just going to be for celebrating vintage lace and my birthday!


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  1. Happy Birthday, Rhonda! I haven't been to Florida in years, but I do recall visiting some great flea markets while there.

  2. Happy, happy birthday and great finds you found.

  3. Those are beautiful! I love vintage linens.

    Hope you have a great birthday!

  4. Have a wonderful birthday, Rhonda. I love the collars!!

    Happy Friday! :-)


  5. I love all the beautiful vintage linens...Kathy

  6. Hi Rhonda,

    I'm hopping over from Cindy's blog to say hello!
    This lace is justgorgeous! Love it. You were so lucky to find such pretty pieces. Stop by to say hello!


  7. Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Hope you have a super one. Your lace collars are all stunning. I agree, couldn't pick a favorite. All are so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  8. Have to get away - for a few hours, minutes or a day - I plan to thrift shop tomorrow - love the collars - very pretty! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  9. Rhonda -
    I love your vintage flea market finds! Florida has the best flea markets ever - we love to search for treasures when we visit our condo on the beach near Melbourne. This is my very first visit to your lovely blog - I am so glad I found you here. Just looking around has been great fun! I wish the best for your daughter in the expectations of a new baby. We have a little 18 month old grandson named Mason - our hearts are so taken with him! And like you - we are expecting a new grand baby ina few weeks - a little girl this time. I am a knitter, (obsessive knitter!) and my blog has been mainly focused on baby nitting and such the last few weeks - so I am sure you understand!

    I will certainly be back to visit again - I have had a wonderful time here--


  10. Bonjour Rhonda,
    Happy Birthday! You've found so many pretty mace collars, I'm sure you have alot of plans for them. Glad you had a good time in Florida. My homestate until I moved to Paris, so I'm still partial to it. They do have some good fleas.
    Enjoy your special day,

  11. I love those collars. We have some Ron's mother crocheted for my daughter. They're all so special, just like yours. I am envious that you were able to spend time in Florida. I have the beach in my soul. I miss it terribly. Blessings, Pat

  12. Gorgeous collars. I'm heading to the big city on Monday. I'm hoping I can find some treasures while I'm down there. You really got lucky with the lace!

  13. Happy Birthday!! I LOVE your great finds! I collect vintage linens and would have been all over that!
    xoxo pattie

  14. Happy Birthday!!! I love the lace treasures you found, so gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings... Daphne

  15. Happy Birthday and wow, you hit the goldmine with all your vintage lace!

  16. Happy Birthday Rhonda!!! BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE did GOOD!!!


  17. Oh such eye candy~sweet! I spent this morning garage sale hopping & thrift shopping~love it! AND love your blog~I'm going to add it to my favorite list~hope you don't mind!

  18. absolutely Bee-You-Tee-Full! What lacey pretties! ...and a very Happy Birthday to you! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

  19. Lovely lace collars. So sweet and pretty.

    Happy Birthday to you.


  20. Wow! What sweet finds! Happy Birthday too! I'm so glad I just found you! Love your blog and looking forward to seeing more!

  21. Those collars are GORGEOUS!!! Love 'em!! So glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Alabama. God IS good! =) Happy, Happy Birthday, Rhonda!

  22. Hello sweet lady...

    Happy...Happy Birthday, Rhonda!!! What a great way to spend your special be with your sweet daughter! Sending you my very best wishes and blessings for the best birthday ever, Darlin'!!! I am also sending my prayers and blessings to your daughter and baby Mason! Rhonda, you are absolutely do people get by without the Lord in their life? God is so good to us and always provides for us...whatever we have need of! I'm just so happy for you that you are visiting your daughter...and so excited as won't be long now till Mason makes his debut!!! So very precious!!!

    Well my friend, it looks like you and your daughter have been having sooo much fun! I just adore all of those fabulous vintage lace collars that you found...gorgeous!!! I love the square crochet collar!!! Thank you for sharing a few of your newest treasure finds with us...and letting us know how your visit in Florida is going! Enjoy, sweet lady!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  23. Happy Birthday!!! (Though I'm late)

    Hope it was fabulous! Your finds are fantabulous!! And I agree, I don't know how people without faith survive this world. Mine has seen me through some really rocky times!!

    Glad you had a great visit!

    Lou Cinda :)

  24. Happy Belated Birthday, my sweet friend!

    Those vintage collars are lovely and I know you will transform them into something even more beautiful.

    I came across some Fs -- two vintage tea towels and a vintage hanky. Will these do?



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