Friday, February 29, 2008

"Show and Tell Friday!"


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

The resale store was calling my name yesterday and I'm glad I listened. ;0) Here are a few things that I found...
Wreath
A new spring wreath for my front door. Cost: $3.09.

Wreath
The green leaves and pink berries are perfect for spring.

Wreath
I added the bow when we got home.

Napkins
Four blue toile napkins. Cost: $2.09

Napkins
A romantic scene.

Linens
I also found this unopened box of 4 placemats and 4 napkins.

Napkins
They were $8.00, which I more than I usually pay for something at the resale store, but it is Irish linen and I plan on embroidering little shamrocks in the corners.

Napkins
I'm not sure how to care for the fabric though. Can I wash them in the machine? Cold or hot water? Can I iron them?

Plate
And lastly, I spotted a box with this tiny lettuce bunny plate. I opened it up and found...

Teaset
a mini tea set! Cost: $1.50.

Tea pot

We'll have to invite the bunny fairies over for tea!

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures


What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
-Photos of just people instead of things.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own. Also, do not put an additional Show and Tell Mr. Linky in your post.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No Place Like Home. Go HERE for the "Show and Tell" picture code to copy and paste into your post.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. (This will make the list easier to read.) I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

*If your name has been removed from Mr. Linky, please read over the guidelines before re-posting.

82 comments:

Dawn said...

Love the bunny tea set!

All I know about linen is that it gets really wrinkled really easily.

Julieann said...

What wonderful treasures you found--love the little bunny set--and I can not wait to see the little Shamrocks when you finish them--I will ask my Grandma about the care for the linens---I am sure she will know:)

Julieann

Cheryl said...

SCORE!! Don't you just love those resale stores...sigh, I could go to one right now! but alas, every last one of them is closed this late at night! lol.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, Kelli, I want to go to your resale store!! The wreath is pretty! The napkins and placemats are too! And the bunny tea set is adorable!

Katherine

Abounding Treasures said...

The wreath is gorgeous and the bunny tea set is adorable!

I agree with Dawn, linen gets really wrinkled, really easily :-)

Blessings,
Mrs M

Greatfullivin said...

I want to shop with you! Wonderful finds! Lovely spring things, now if the weather would just break...LOL

Muum said...

love the spring wreath and especially the cute tea set. I don't know anything about caring for linen. how old do you think that is?

Sharon said...

What great treasures you found today! I love the wreath, it is so pretty. I have the exact same bunny tea set! My mother bought it for me, I think it is so cute! Your linens are pretty too, I can't wait to see the shamrocks in the corner. I wish I could help you on the care of them, I would think hand wash in cold and iron carefully!

Hugs, Sharon

Jennie said...

What wonderful bargains, especially the little bunny teaset. With linen, I used to put it through the washing machine on a 40 degree wash, but it will need ironing damp as the creases are devils to get out. If it has dried completely, then put a damp cloth over the top and steam iron through.

Loved that wreath too - such pretty colours.

Jennie said...

http://www.srfabrics.com/care/linen.htm

Here's a link for washing linen. They suggest a cool wash - handwashing if you like. My linen tablecloths have always dried over the Betty Maid hanger in the kitchen, so they're not pegged at all. They suggest drying flat if possible.

Gattina said...

The bunny tea set is so cute ! and linnen is linnen, irish or whatever. I wash linnen in my machine at 40°C it comes out clean and then you have to iron it of course.

Penless Thoughts said...

You always find the cutest things. You can machine wash the linen in cool water and you will HAVE to iron it!!!!
Susan

Jewelgirl said...

I would of grabbed that teaset too!
I love the bunnies! I go to thrift
stores but I never find nice things like these. I do much better at garage/rummage sales.
I am really catching the Spring garage sale bug!

mrsjojo said...

WOW! You scored big time! The wreath is beautiful and wonderful for spring around the corner. (ours will be just around more than one corner. :) )

TJ said...

Ooh I love the wreath! Very inviting. You are definitely preparing for spring, I need to do the same.

O. said...

You always find such cute things, you're so good at finding goodies at great prices, Kelli! It's begining to look a lot like... spring! :)

Farrah said...

Ah, sweet spring! I have never been to a resale store. In fact, I'm not even sure where there is one! LOL! I'll have to keep my eyes open. :-)

mistyeiz said...

what great buys!!! absolutely love that tea set...so cute!! :)

jennifer said...

I like the wreath the best!

By the way, thank you for always being the hostess with the mostest! I have a great time playing along every week! Jennifer

Leanne said...

i love yuor bunny set!

ive just joined 'show and tell' for the first time, looks like fun!

Leanne x

Ann said...

The bunnies are sweet.

Cris said...

Wow Kelli, what amazing findings! How wonderful it is to have a place to shop for beautiful items like these! The napkins are adorable and so is the tea set, well, everything you bought! I iron linen, they get wrinkled easily, but are so beautiful! I just sent you pictures!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love LOVE the bunny tea set!!! How utterly adorable. That's the cutest. [can you tell, I'm jealous?!]

My s n t is up too, but nothing as cute as a bunny, like yours. Mine's antique this week.

Happy weekend Kelli.

ceekay said...

Adorable tea set. Great find on the napkin set. I don't seem to have such luck at our stores. Maybe I will give it another try!

Leah said...

wow! i absolutely love your finds!!

Judy said...

Lovely finds. I love the mini tea set. It has such detail. I want to go to your re-sale shop too.

Constance said...

Awesome bargains! I think that you are NEVER to fold the linens but roll them. As for washing, that I am unsure of!
Connie

Melissa E. said...

I love resale....well, I love a Bargain, that is! But a resale place is a great place to find the bargains!

The berries on your wreath are so pretty.

Jean said...

Great deals! I love the wreath!

Char said...

I love the tea set, it's adorable!

Scott and Kerri said...

Kelli, I love the things you find at the resale shop! The bunny tea set is so cute and those Irish linen napkins are beautiful. You have inspired me to get my spring things out!!
Kerri

nannykim said...

Cool buys--a resale shop? you mean like big lots? I need to do something about a spring wreath!! Like the bow you put on yours.

Jenn4him said...

No way! That bunny tea set is awesome. What a blessed trip you had, indeed! You must have a really neat resale shop near you.
Jenn

LBP said...

I love the wreath! That is so pretty and springy. Looks like both of us made out like bandits at the thrift store yesterday!

As for linen napkins. I hand wash, line dry and then iron with some spray starch. It does wrinkle easy, but is very easy to press.

Blessings

Linda

Tracy said...

LOVE the Toile napkins. I have some very (110 yrs) old linen. I wash it on warm, and dry it. And yes, you can iron it with LOTS of steam!

Michelle said...

Oh my, did you ever find some beautiful things! It's so fun when little thrifting trips like that are big scores! LOL My favorite is the wreath - so pretty and I love the bow you added :)

Have a great weekend!

Dawn said...

You found some wonderful stuff yesterday, but I personally think the bunny tea set was the best find. Wonderful!

Lisa said...

wow! this is great!
the toile napkins are great! what a deal!

Nora Lee said...

Don't you just love it when you find such wonderful things at the resale stores?! I love the bunny set, so cute and just in time for Easter/Spring.

Sandra

Sheila said...

I love that bunny tea set! I have something similar but it is a flower motif. My mom bought it for me. I think I should do a show and tell of it. :)

the teach said...

Kelli, what beautiful things for so little money! And I see someone has helped you with the care and washing of the Irish linen... :)

Sarah said...

They are all so pretty, the bunny tea set it just too cute for word!

Happy Friday!

Hugs.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What wonderful 'finds' at great prices. I also love the bunny tea set. And when I saw your lovely wreath it reminded me that I need to look for a new one this year for my front door.
Tam

Barbara H. said...

What lovely finds! Just delightful! I don't know if we have a store like that around here.

Mommy said...

I *never* find treasures like that at resale shops! I always seem to find junk. Maybe I don't look hard enough. :(

But I am glad that you did! I love love love the little bunny tea set. It is just *so* you!

And what a wonderful idea to sew on the linen napkins. :)

MyJourneyBack said...

Amazing. What a haul. I am living through all you guys and your wonderful thrifty buys. Wouldn't it be really cool to have an old victorian house that we could all get together put these wonderful things all together in. Oh well guess we have live through each others worlds and dreams. BTW love the tea set too.

Mrs G said...

I love that tea set...too cute! And linen is just awesome...very classy!

Grace & Peace

Feathering My Nest said...

Wow you have a good eye for quality and for a bargain. Good for you. Kathi

the feathered nest said...

That mini bunny tea set is just too cute! Love the toile napkins - you really found some wonderful things there! It always feels so good to be able to buy things that enhance your home at such good prices!

Manuela

stace said...

i love your teapots, my girls have about four teapot sets now....

Jillian said...

You have a great thrift store! I'm going to have to go there! :0)

Jillian

MammyT said...

I CanNOT believe it. My Goodness! I guess it WAS calling your name. I don't know what I like best. You have made a haul, girl!
Nancy

Charlotte said...

I have napkins like the blue toile ones. I really like all the other items you shared as well. I have a cabbage tea pot, but it doesn't have a bunny on it. I'll share it along with other tea pots sometime in the future.
Have a great weekend.

Lora said...

Great treasures! I love toile! I have some placemats and napkins in blue toile and red toile, too.

Anita said...

The wreath is very nice Kelli, congratulations on your new finds! I like the Irish linen napkins best!

I am already very excited because I will go an big crafting exhibition tomorrow! Cross your fingers, I hope to be able to find some new fabrics and ribbons!

They are anouning a big thunderstorm for tonight, I hope our house & garden won't get any damage!

Have a great week-end!

Lady_MSnow said...

I love that wreath..I really want a springy type wreath bought haven't found one that is inexpensive.

LW said...

Great treasures...

This is the first time that I joined in on Show and tell Friday..

Louise

Trish said...

Oh, Kelli! What fabulous finds! I love everything you bought! That Irish Linen - divine; and your Spring Wreath - love the bow you added! The bunny tea set is adorable and gave me an idea for a future Show and Tell. Your blog is so inspiring!!

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

Great treasures! Love your show and tell today. Mine is definately different from yours...*U* go look.

Mrs.T said...

What lovely finds, Kelli! I can see I don't frequent the right resale shops! Thank you for sharing.. and hosting.

Needled Mom said...

I love the bunny set. Those were great finds.

I wash my linens in lukewarm water and hang out to dry. If you iron it before it is completely dry it seems to be easier to handle. I also use a little spray starch or sizing when I iron it. Good luck.

Betty said...

Hi Kelli,

I love your finds, but I especially like the tea set.

My Show and Tell is up.

Heather said...

Just beautiful! You did make some wonderful finds. Congrats!

whirlwind said...

What wonderful treasures you find. I love this week's, and last week's find of the writing desk, chair, etc. You do "Proverbs 31" very well!. =D

www.homeschoolblogger.com/whirlwind

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

Wow, lots of comments.......I didn't read through them, so please disregard if you've already had your questions about linen answered. I inherited my mom's linen, and some of it had very similar packaging as yours. I've always saved the linen for "company" because it does wrinkle, but we do use it. I wash it in the machine, and I do use hot water on the white linen. I've even (gasp) used some bleach when necessary. Linen does need to be ironed, though.

You had lots of terrific finds at the resale store this week!

Barbara said...

what a wonderful tea set...love it..
HUGS Barbara

marmielu said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog from Country Charm. What a nice place to visit you have here!

You have made some great finds at your resale store. I love that wreath, but wreaths are a real weakness of mine anyway.

I just had some time and peeked at your post about making cards and envelopes from old calendars. That is a great idea, and thanks for the instructions. I am going to be on the lookout as I really want to try this.

I'll be back for a nice long look soon.

Mary Lou

Mama Lily said...

love the little tea set. I posted a couple mini-tea sets today too. This is my first time participating. I love the napkins and wreath too. We just got several MORE inches of snow today..longing for some sign of spring.........

:)

Mike Golch said...

man would I love to post our gazabo set.

Carrie said...

Thanks for hosting the Friday Show & Tell!

SweetAnnee said...

Thanks for hosting..and I love your finds!!
My link #69..is wrong..so you can delete it
the second link works correct.
so sorry
deena

PamperingBeki said...

What a sweet wreath and I love those napkins!

Adrienne said...

Your resale shop finds are great! You were fortunate to find them. I especially like the little tea set. ~Adrienne~

A Romantic Porch said...

I love those bargain finds! xo Rachel

Mary said...

Kelli,

All of your bargains are beautiful. I found a site that will tell you how to care for Irish Linen.

http://www.irishlinen.co.uk/washandcare/

Hope this helps. I wasn't able to post a show and tell this week. I have my daughter recuperating from surgery and I watched my great-nephew while my niece went to a funeral. I hope to be back in the swing of things next week. I don't like missing show and tell. Now I'm off to see what others showed and told about. ;-)

Blessings,
Mary

Brenda said...

You did great. I have the toile napkins. Mine came from Dillards on sale. Not the cheap though lol.

Gena said...

I love all of your goodies, particularly the napkins. I have such a love of all things toile.

Yes, I have washed and dried linen. But, I think it is better to wash, hang or lay flat to dry and iron while damp. You can also starch it. Linen just gets better and better with age. It is an incredibly strong fabric.

Julie said...

Woo Hoo, I am going to be the 78th commenter on this post. Wow!

You were so, so fortunate to find that little bunny tea set at such a great price. I love re-sale (or thrift shops, as we call them here, or charity shops in England).

I and my sister usually go to the Bismarck ones every other weekend, because those are the days when my sister, a nurse, has off. We,too, have found some really great treasures. We're going tomorrow and it will be 54 degrees in Bismarck!! I can't wait.

amyjo said...

That tea set is just TOO darn cute! I love it!

~~ said...

I just love Toile! You have such treasures. Sorry my post was late for Show and Tell Friday... you can see why on my blog.
Patricia

Oliver Rain said...

I love the bunny tea set. I adore rabbits. The wreath is also lovely.

Bella said...

I love everything that you found!! What beautiful treasures. The bunny set is so cute.