July 31, 2010

A Reunion and Pretty Finds!


First,  I want to thank God that our Tia Carolina {Aunt Caroline}as we have been calling her,  has arrived safely back in the USA!  She has been studying with the Auburn University Spanish group in Costa Rica for the last five weeks.

There were a few scary things that happened while she was there and it wasn’t zip lining, upside down through the rain forest either. She loved that part!!!

I am going to share a lot of her beautiful photographs and some stories soon.

I can’t wait for G-Man and her boyfriend Ryan (aka Piney) to deliver her to our front door in the early a.m. hours.   Alex and I are going to wait up and decorate the house with banners and balloons! 


I took a break mid-week and went to a couple of my favorite local treasure hunting places.

I found some really pretty things.  I can’t decide which I like the best.


I think my favorite is this adorable silver plate spoon caddy bowl thing???

UPDATE:  I just found out it’s a sugar bowl/spoon holder.


I tested the fit with some of my small spoons. 


I’m in love with the little bird on the tippy top.  Too cute!


I couldn’t believe I found these vintage wall lamps.


  The booth was closing and everything was 50% off.

They were way up high on an out-of-reach shelf.

I thought they were table lamps until the clerk climbed up and handed them to me.


I was thrilled, but a little confused about the general build of these things.


I have never seen wall lamps like these.

Love them, but I have no place for them, so they may go to my Etsy store.


I will be listing this sweet thing at the shop.

I sold one identical to her a couple of months ago.


I hope you guys found wonderful treasures this week too so you can join the parties at:


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{Sorry for the lousy photographs. The settings are messed up and I can’t find the manual!}



  1. I am so excited she is almost home!! We are almost whole again :-)

    I think I like the little cherub the best. I want to put jewelry in it or lipsticks.

    I love you so much Muddy!!!

  2. What a blessing that Caroline is home safely. I know you will be excited to see her.
    I had never seen a spoon caddy before the other day. What a wonderful find. So unusual and so beautiful. Your wall sconces are just fabulous too. Very unusual and gorgeous. Great finds. Hope you are having a super day. Hugs, Marty

  3. So thankful Caroline is home safely! What a life experience that must have been!

    LOVE the spoon caddy! And that bird on the top! I have never seen one at all!

    Great stuff!! I have made a note of the place in Opelika that you go to and have already told my husband the first Auburn game we go to, I am going shopping!

    Enjoy your homecoming...

    Lou Cinda

  4. Great finds! Debbie at Plate Addict just scored a large spooner too. You girls have great luck. ~ Sarah

  5. So glad that Caroline is safe, I love all your finds, those are some really pretty lamps, I've never seen any like them before either!!! Love the cherub, but as much as I love cherubs I'll have to say I'm loving the spoon caddy most of all, it's just gorgeous!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

  6. Wow those are some great finds! I have to say the Silver bird spoon piece is my fave. Beautiful!!

  7. Hi Rhonda! Sarah at Hyanciths for the Soul just sent me over to see your spooner! It's simply gorgeous! I found one, too...only no lid! boo hoo! Come on over to my blog and there's a link to the history of spooners! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Glad to hear Tia Caroline is safely back. I love, love, love, love the spooner!!!!

  9. Your sugar bowl is too adorable! What a beautiful find!
    Glad to hear your chick is coming home to the nest...safe and sound.

  10. Rhonda,

    I adore your sugar bowl spoon holder. It's beautiful. I've never seen one before.
    So happy Tia Caroline is back from her latest adventure (with lots to share no doubt).

    Your Friend,

  11. Glad to hear Tia Caroline is home and safe. I was just commenting on Plate Addicts sugar bowl,spoon hanger and how I had never seen one before. Two minutes later I see yours. Congrats on all your lovely finds.
    Hugs, Sherry

  12. So glad to hear that Tia Caroline is home safe and sound. What a wonderful experience she must have had minus the unpleasantries.

    Love your new "old" finds my friend!


  13. I am with everyone else and am very happy she is home and safe.

    I just love the sugar bowl with spoons. What a great find.


  14. I cannot believe that at my age, I've never seen one of these before and today, I've seen TWO!

    Very pretty!

    Deborah in NC

  15. What a great find with that spoon holder/sugar bowl. I think I saw someone else who had found one that was missing the lid. The lamps are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your treasure hunt items.

  16. OMG you and Debbie both found these spoon holder bowls!! Gorgeous... Very unique lamps you found. I don't get how they attach to the wall... am I missing something? LOL
    hugs, Sue


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