CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting TrophiesIn my last post I took you Goodwill hunting with me and showed you all of the wonderful little treasures that I found. (If you missed that post and want to have a peek at it, click here.) I also asked if you could guess what actually came home with me and promised to tell you!

Baby KittyFirst I have to say that I have come to understand that it’s OK to leave some of the wonderful things that I find for someone else to enjoy. But there are some things that just insist on coming home with me. Baby Kitty is giving you a hint already…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting Trophies …and if you guessed the vintage French books (at $13 for the pair) and the art nouveau vase (at only $10), you would be right! They were just calling my name!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting Trophies And here they are looking quite at home with the Plate Addicts! And I must add that they have a heaviness and feel of importance that I love!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting Trophies I filled the vase with some of my yellow knockout roses…my new favorites! They are blooming profusely right now and, unlike the other varieties, they have a fabulous fragrance that is filling my house! Only one problem…the roses hide those fabulous art nouveau handles!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting TrophiesThe two volume vintage set of French books…La France: Géographie, Tourisme from Larousse is not only pretty, but has been a lot of fun! They are filled with old maps and tons of vintage black and white photos from the early 1950s.

Yellow Knockout Rose I am drawn to the farm animals…especially the cows! I think it is because our neighbors had cows when I was a little girl and my sister and I used to feed them grass and pet them.

My favorite breed (What? You don’t have a favorite breed of cattle? lol) is the beautiful all-white Charolais which originated in Charolles, France. I first saw them dotting the patchwork fields in Bourgogne when I was in school in Dijon. And now…many years later…my neighbor around the corner has them in his pasture here in Georgia!

There are also some interesting photos of people at work…such as these children helping with the grape harvest in Provence…

…and the very laborious task of gathering chestnuts while confined in all those layers of clothing! Love the hats! And yes…I will take those wooden boxes, thank you very much!

But here is the photo that blew me away...especially right now with the film festival underway on the sunny French Rivera. Yes…that is Cannes struggling under a very unusual winter snow! Just look at those palm trees along Boulevard de la Croisette with the snowy domes of the Carlton visible in the distance!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Goodwill Hunting TrophiesAnd there you have them…my Goodwill hunting trophies from my most recent thrifting expedition! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek inside my "new" vintage books. I only wish you could smell the roses!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed going Goodwill hunting with me! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday  , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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