Saturday, August 6, 2011

Some Fun Finds and a Giveaway Winner!

I struck gold at a yard sale today...purchased some lovely vintage Quimper at some unbelieveable prices. Two of the items I will keep, one I will probably sell in my shop. Here they are:
This is a Quimper puzzle it! Translation: "I want to drink well, but will you know where to put your hand?"
Here's the idea behind it: A puzzle jug means that you need to figure out how to drink from this little jug without spilling anything. The challenge: the neck of the entire jug is perforated. So, it's quite a little challenge that my youngest is going to take on! After he figures it out, I'm going to use it in my kitchen to hold flowers. 

The other Quimper pieces include an ashtray and a condiment holder...can't find any information on these, though.
Also found the following bargains for a TOTAL of $3: A lamp with brand new shade, a silver tray and candelabra (for my someday screened-in porch...a gal can dream, can't she?)

Of course, you all want to know who the winner of my switch plate giveaway is...don't you? Had to do some finagling in between all the nice comments; there were really only 15 entries out of the 22 comments, so the winner is...#2 via

Sherry at Back2Vintage!

Congrats Sherry!
Sherry asked for a switchplate with Gingko leaves for her kitchen... the challenge is for me to create one worthy of her room. 
Wish me luck! 
And, Sherry, since I have your email, I'll  contact you for your shipping information. 

Thanks for joining me in this fun giveaway and for all of your sweet comments!!!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy for Sherry! What fun! ♥


Yeas, they're great and don't sell them! Have a great Sunday. FABBY

Jane said...

Yea for Sherry! She's a lucky lady!!
Have a great week.

wdmk said...

Great finds! I love bargains!


Blessings from Cindy said...

Congrats to Sherry!! Renee, you will do a wonderful job I'm sure! Fun Finds too!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Yay! I WON!!! I am so thrilled to win a piece of your beautiful artwork. Thank you, Renee!!!

Jamie Lott said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've enjoyed visiting yours. Now you've inspired me!

Hope you'll drop by again sometime.