Friday, May 22, 2009

The loot...


For some reasons I cannot get rid of the vacation rhythm. We did celebrate some birthdays of aunts that are already over 80, congrats to Annie (88) and Corrie (81)! There are a couple of days vacation this week and next week, so let's just go back to the vacation;

Back to Tinsel Trading Co first!
Tijdje geleden...ik kan maar niet in het gewone ritme komen...dan maar terug naar de vakantie. Sommigen van jullie wilden graag zien wat ik gekocht had, dus terug naar New York, om te beginnen naar Tinsel Trading Co.

You wanted to see more...

so let me show you what I bought there...

This place is a

come true...

the haul:

Dit zijn mijn schatten die ik daar kocht; echt glas glitter, oude koperen ornamentjes, een vel oude poezieplaatjes, nou ja, jullie zien het wel. Het lijkt weinig, maar het kost veel hahaha!
Some German glass glitter, dresden letters, vintage scraps, Wendy Addison's Dream, 3 bunches of bold colored vintage flowers and some copper embellishments. That's it, but I was very happy.

I was surprised to find an Easter window and other Easter stuff inside the store, of course 50% off, which I like of course and I bought:

Tot mijn verbazing zag ik eind april ook nog Paasspullen, wel zwaar afgeprijsd, zodat ik dit kereltje voor 2 dollar 64 niet kon laten staan.
This little fella, but I bought him at Pier 1 Imports, as they had 75% off.

Back to Fishs Eddy!

Bij Fishs Eddy's kocht ik deze kleine handschoenmalletjes.
Where I bought these little glove molds.

Back to Dylan's candybar. I loved these repro Barbies, but I have my collection in boxes in the attic, so now new aditions...:-(

I only bought these, some little pieces of nostalgia:

En in Dylan's candybar kocht ik deze stukjes nostalgie. Ze hadden daar een hele counter met ouderwets snoepgoed, maar ik kende alleen deze.

Back to Anthropologie, look at those yummie colors:

Bij Anthropologie (die ook een mooie website hebben) kocht ik deze broche/ clip.
This brooch/clip is available through their website too!

En bij Barnes & Nobles dit setje kaartjes...
I spent a lot of time in book stores, like Barnes & Nobles and Books-a-million.
I bought these little cards that I saw on Natalea's blog at B&N.

This was what our bags ( I had to divide the loot...) made heavy:

En deze hele stapel boeken, goed voor uren leesplezier!
hours and hours of reading fun!

Ik beloofde ook nog de prijs die ik van Gabriela Delworth kreeg te laten zien, stapels en stapels mooi papier, linten en bloemen.
As promised a photo of the lovely prize Gabriela Delworth sent me; lots and lots of beautiful papers, ribbons and flowers. Keep an eye on my blog as I am going to use these in the near future.

In the mean time I didn't choose a winner for my 100th post give away. The prize will be a customized party package something like this, this or this. Let's leave the give away open till Sunday May 24th 12.00 pm CET. Comments on the previous post will count, so if you have already entered, you don't need to do so again.
Next post I will reveil the winner and the Marie Antoinette collages. I have received Heli's too now. See what beautiful stamps they have in Finland and this is only the outside!

Ik heb inmiddels ook de Marie Antoinette collage van Heli ontvangen. Een volgende keer over de collages. Deze postzegels ^ gebruiken ze in Finland, niet mis hè? En dat is alleen nog maar de buitenkant!
Ik heb nog geen prijswinnaar uitgezocht voor de give away tgv mijn 100ste post. De prijs zal een customized feest pakket zijn zoiets als dit, dit of dit.
Je kunt nog steeds commentaar geven op de vorige post, maar als je dat al gedaan hebt dan hoeft dat natuurlijk niet nog een keer. Na zondag 24 mei 12.00 uur middernacht cet trek ik een winnaar. Good luck!
xoxo LiLi M.


Carol said...

Hi Lili looks as though you have had a great holiday and lots of lovely loot to take home. So right, a dream come true. I have not been to the US your images are great. I must say that looking at them has made me re-think about planning a trip there. I am in that vacation mode too...cannot stop thinking about the next one and the one planned after that!
Thank you for sharing it with us.
Carol x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Ooh! Lots & lots of lovely loot!

I'm glad you found me at my new blog - I still don't know what has happened to my old one. :-(


Jeany said...

Hoi lili, meid wat een heerlijke schatten allemaal, toppie hoor. Wat een gezellige winkeltjes, je hebt echt lopewn struinen daar hé? ik kan me voorstellen dat je niet in je ritme komt ;))) en je prijs is helemaal top, mooi!! een heel fijn weekend en leifs van mie. Jeany

Bellavien said...

Jeetje ja die kaugom, ik dacht he... maar dat is lang geleden. Mooie impressie weer hoor. groetjes

zoe said...

Hey Lili! Love your stuff from your vacation! So admired the Barbie corner you been and i lov eto eat the gum too since i was a kid! Books are so heavy and you are lucy to have your man with you there hehe:) Great buying you are deserve to be shopping QUEEN don;t you think so?

Enjoy your weekend!


LW said...

What wonderful vacation things, thank you for sharing all the pictures.
I love vacation shopping.
It’s the one time I don’t ask myself if I need something, I just buy because it
catches my eye.

The stamps on your package from Finland are wonderful; I cannot wait to see more.


María Elena said...

Hi Lili, lovely loot! So amazing things, and the cupboard full of china: a dream. Hugs.

HOME & ABROAD said...

Krijg zo'n zin om weer te gaan... maar denk dat we deze zomer ons bezoek aan NL niet combineren met de States... zoonlief doet een tenniskamp en dan hoop ik met DH naar Athene te gaan... (nog steed sopm'n wishlist!).
Fijn weekend!

Chantal said...

Oh sorry, zie dat ik een ander adres heb gebruikt, maar ik ben het gewoon hoor!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Lili!
Oh how I love the vintage scrap you bought. That little girl is precious! It is crazy how heavy magazines are, but so very important to bring home, I've totally been there...

Kris said...

Hi Lili, Great buys there girly. Love the colors in the anthropolgie photo. So glad you had a good time and thanks so much for sharing all the pictures with the rest of us bloggers.

Kris said...

Looks like about what I would have bought if I was there too!

Florence and Mary said...

You brought so many lovely things. I always seem to overload my bag with magazines and books when I visit the US.

Victoria xx

rochambeau said...

You came home with a chest filled with inspiration and treasure LiLi!
This I already said in your below post, But I truly will look forward to how you are inspired and what you will create.

Gabriella sent you a wonderful bounty too. Isn't she a talented and lovely person?

Some people are very lucky!


Fete et Fleur said...

Hi Lili!

You hauled in some wonderful loot! In a photo you pictured there is this wonderful portrait of a lady. I think it was Fish Eddy? I love it! If I had been there with you, it would have been mine.


She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! Oh Wow! I wish that Tinsel Trading wasn't so far away. One day I hope to make it there! I think I love that little girl with the flowers best of all of your treasures! What a wonderful, wonderful trip!

Wanda said...

Thanks for the pictures of your loot...I always love seeing what people bring back from vacation..everyone is different. :) I'm glad you had a grand time here in the states.

Betzie said...

A FEAST for my eyes...I am so envious...I would have gone crazy in all those stores and stayed for hours.
The only one I have near me is B&N and most likely will be going there TODAY to buy those Marie cards. :))
Love your blog Lili! xo

KarenHarveyCox said...

With photographs like these, it is no wonder you want to post more photo form your vacation.

oooooooooh looks like you cleared out Somerset, I see Kaari Meng, Lisa Kettell and stitched in time. OMG you and I truly are kindred spirits. Next time you are in the use my lovely lady...we must meet for tea.

Blessings, Karen

Country Cottage Chic said...

Just to let you know that I have set up a new blog to replace my lost one at:

Hope to see you there soon!

Elyse said...

wow, lili, where to begin!?

you did bring home great loot! wonderful goodies from tinsel trading and i LOVE the pics of the barbies at the candy shop (i have vintage and repro barbies, too!). the malibu barbie in the blue one-piece is still a favorite.

would you like me to send you the june romantic homes? if yes, just leave me a comment on my blog and we'll get in touch.

happy birthday to your little aunties!


Ellen said...

Wat een geweldige spullen heb je gekocht, die poezieplaatjes zijn zo lief !!
Je hebt super leesvoer zeg, echt geweldige magazines, jij bent wel even zoet, geniet er maar lekker van hoor :-))

Andrea said...

I love everything Lili! You always inspire me!

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by with sweet comments about my studio. I just took a peek at yours and it is soooo lovely! I love the idea of hanging the type tray up on the wall! Your blog is full of wonderful pix! Congrats on winning Gabriela's prize too!I'll be back soon :)

Sandy xox

Jeanette said...

Hi there Lili!
The bags where a bit overweight on the way back eh? Or they would have been had it been me! So much to buy .....Envy, envy, envy! Just turned the color of the Grinch.... you do get green of envy in the Netherlands too or is that just a swedish saying ? Anyway I am green!

Now it`s back to the Granny`s. Six more so far....

Take care dear friend!

PS Glad you liked your little Focus reminder! Thanks for your lovely long e:mail!

Elly said...

Ha Lili!!! Wat een post om van te watertanden! Al die heerlijke aankopen! Ben vooral veliefd op je paasdeco en gewoon stikjaloers op die heerlijke stape leesvoer!!!! Ik zag al wat Somerset....yummie...!!! Maar de rest ook héérlijk!!! Dus als je klaar bent met lezen.......!!!!!
Geniet nog maar even van je vakantie gevoel, straks nog even de pinksterdagen en dan schiet de zomervakantie ook al aardig op. Het lijkt wel of de maanden Mei en Juni altijd voorbijvliegen!
Fijne week gewenst!

Miss Sandy said...

Lili, thank you for the fantastic shopping trip! It looks like you had a great time. I chuckled over the Chiclets, I have not thought about that gm since I was a young girl.

Stephenie said...

OOOOOHHHH!!! I just love everything..You really brought back some wonderful treasures...Oh, Just love the chiclets..

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Lili, great loot! I would love to go to Tinsel Trading, to die for, it looks like. Great magazines too, love them. I look at the Somerset Life all the time, so inspirational.
xo Lidy

rosabeer said...

Ik hoop dat je je ritme inmiddels weer hebt terug gevonden. De realiteit van terug komen van vakantie is altijd hard. Koffers die leeg moeten, wassen, vouwen strijken en opruimen, boodschappen alle geneugten van het dagelijkse leven gaan gewoon weer beginnen. En dan hebben we het nog niet eens over de vele blogverhalen die in de tijd dat je er niet was geschreven zijn. Wat dat betreft ben je volgens mij wel weer in je ritme terug, want ik zie je weer trouw, gezellige en attente comments plaatsen. De aankopen die je gedaan hebt zijn weer helemaal leuk, vooral de boeken en tijdschriften zijn een topaankoop. En het papierpakket is weer goed voor heel wat knutseluurtjes.
Een fijne week en de hartelijke groetjes.

casa nostra said...

helemaal geweldig je aankopen! dat kaugompakje komt me ook bekend voor en je leesvoer mag er ook wezen zo te zien. ik hoop dat je je ritme inmiddels al weer terug gevonden hebt, hoewel met zulke temperaturen valt dat ook weer niet mee natuurlijk.

Heleen said...

Wat een heerlijke post! Zo veel moois te zien! gewoon nog even lekker nagenieten!

natalea said...

that is some great loot for sure!! you picked out all the best stuff!
hope you had a great weekend,
xo natalea

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ! I love everything !

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a whirlwind trip you bought some lovely treasures.

Fingers crossed for the giveaway. :)

barbara said...

You have excellent taste in souvenirs!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Dreams, the sweetest shopping dreams, come true! That is wonderful! Beautiful post and amazing blog! Blessings and light,

Lori said...

LiLi, what a wonderful vacation you had...i am a little {just a little, because i am happy for you} that you got to have a visit at tinsel trading co...i SO want to go there one of these days...i love all of the goodies that you found there...i have one of those scrap sheets that you bought, the one that has the boy in the top hat, i think they are so sweet...thank you SO much for the sweet words you left for me...i am trying to feel more like myself today, and visit my favorite blogs

Lori said...

a little what? i guess i forgot to say...jealous...that green eyed monster:) LOL...