Friday, March 4, 2011

My Favorite Find Friday

After work today I stopped by a great store that was closed- I was disappointed as I've been wanting to visit this shop for a while. The sign on the door said, "We are on a buying trip." How cool! That is what I want to do! How about a buying weekend?? An hour here and there just isn't cutting it! It really takes time (and good shoes and lots of snacks) to go on buying sprees!

It is one of the things I love best about this little business~ the joy of finding those great treasures for All That Jazz. It is so unexpected, seeing that perfect item that matches the style you are going for. Truly, having a vendor space is the perfect thing remedy for someone who loves to shop! However, the downfall is I struggle with what to put in the shop and what to keep. Case in point~ this week I found a new treasure that should go in the shop, but is going to stay with me. For now.

I think this pottery jug (pitcher?) is handmade, as it is not marked on the bottom. I just loved it's rustic country feel, the blue stripes on the beige remind me a bit of a grain sack. For the photo I filled it with a bouquet of dried flowers that I'd got with another vase, but I hope to fill it with big bunches of dried lavender. Or the baby's breath I am drying out from my birthday bouquet. Or wild daisies this summer. I also think it would also make a good utensil holder!

A great find for $4.99!

Have a fun weekend everyone!



Rachel Noelle said...

wonderful find Michelle!!;) hey we should drive up to snohomish together and checkout the new Ruffles and Rust shop!!! How much fun would that be!! xo Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Rachel Noelle said...

And Yes Bella does sell bunches of Lavender and lavender plants, soaps, lotions etc!!! xo

Sandi with an "I" said...

I love jugs Michelle...there is something about the shape that appeals to favourite ones are all pale green, don't know what it is about the green but it catches my eye everytime.
Yours look very pretty filled with those flowers, but I think the lavender will look even better.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Rozmeen said...

Wow lovely jug and thanks for your sweet post about my blog. Happy you like the blue chipped tray so much. Its my favourite one :-)


Polly said...

Great find! Glad you had a happy 40th! I NEVER would have guessed you at 40 in a million years!! You look so young!! Lucky you!!

Happy weekend!!


Linda said...

I love the would look lovely holding the flowers you mentioned!

Town and Country Gals said...

There is nothing better then the hunt and finding something great that you love! You did good! I have been lucky enough to be given the stylish blogger award and since I have enjoyed following your blog, I am passing it on to you!
Please come by and grab the button!

June said...

Michelle I could never let go of that pitcher had I found it for 4.99! I get to go to a little barn sale this weekend in Boise, and I am so excited. In June I am definitely going to go to Farm Chicks again. We have already booked our rooms. Now it's just saving for the trip so I can really shop (and pay for the gas.LOL!)
sending hugs your way...

Robin said...

I love your find. It's so perfect with flowers in it. I like the stripes on it too and at the price it's a steal definetely worth keeping!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I can't believe you got that pitcher for $'s so cute!

When I had my shop my very favorite part was going to market. I absolutely loved it, then when the UPS man delivered everything, it was better than Christmas.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It must be so much fun to shop for your space :-) I'd want to keep this vase too. I think I'd have trouble giving up any finds until I'd used them myself for awhile :-)
Have a wonderful week!

Rachel Noelle said...

~*~Hi Michelle~ to answer your question, I paid $300 for 6 chairs, I thought it was fair? does that seem good to you?lol.. I fell in love with them and probably would have paid up to $400~*~ Hugs,Rachel
French Farmhouse 425