Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fresh Finds

I am working on converting Shop La Dolfina, formerly Il Tuo Tesoro, into an actual online store so while that is happening I thought I would list a bunch of things at once since we are in the height of the Christmas shopping season!


Pair of Pendleton Fringed Wool Throws. 

 58" x 65"

53" x 55" 
Please bear with me as I make this transition.
I will be actively adding new merchandise to my Etsy shop daily but wanted to highlight new finds here as well.

Green & Navy Plaid Mohair & Wool Throw
72" x 50"


 I found these items just yesterday so it doesn't get any fresher than this!

Vintage Primitive Gathering Basket

Basketville Putney Vermont

20" x 17" x 13" 

Vintage Iron Cast Sundial

Virginia Metalcrafters, Waynesboro
since 1890

 Sundial reads...

It is 10.5" in diameter and 1.5" thick

The back of the sundial has their stamp and company name branded into the metal.

The aged metal has developed a beautiful patina.

Ironstone Platter
T & R Boote 

16 x 11 1/2

Red & White Striped Ribbon Runner

17 x 69

Pottery Barn

Vintage  Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender's Guide

A fun stocking stuffer!

Antique Brass Inkwell

3 Pieces

Incredible Detail

Hallmark On Bottom

Modern Brass  Flower Pin

 Sculptural Design

3" x 3"

Sterling Silver Pin

Fluted at the top with a small hollow opening.

 Could it be a Tussie-Mussie?

1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

If you see anything that interests you just shoot me an email.

  All items will be available soon in my


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Gift of Thrift

Hermes Handbag


My Thrifted Version 

I. Magnin

Made in Italy

Mint Condition

 Just goes to show that classic, good taste never goes out of style!


Remember this post where my mom scored 2 Hermes blouses at the thrift store?

I sold the Kachina print blouse for her on ebay last week for an astonishing $1050!

I'm so happy for her!

Perfect timing for a cash infusion!!!

Will you be doing any of your Christmas shopping at the thrift store?


Monday, November 26, 2012

Let the countdown begin!

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday.
We just bid our son good-bye but are looking forward to his return for Christmas break in just 3 short weeks!

 I say it's time to decorate, and my first stop is always Trader Joes's.

 Have you seen these boxwood wreaths yet?

You can afford to deck the halls at $9.99 each!

They also have a great selection of Amaryllis bulbs at the moment too, so get over to your local TJ's to see what waiting for you.

I am offering free shipping (with the exception of furniture) today, Cyber Monday, at both my etsy shop and Shop La Dolfina (formerly Il Tuo Tesoro) so check them out if you get a chance.

I don't know about you but I'm definitely feeling a bit of the Christmas spirit!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Don't forget to enter the Serenity Health Giveaway here.  

Saturday, November 24, 2012


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I can't think of a better time of year to embrace a ritual of relaxation. 

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Good Luck! 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Give Thanks

 Today, and every day...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all who have taken the time to visit and leave me a comment here and via email.  I am ever so grateful for the connections and bonds that I have made through La Dolfina.

And now, a little something for the guys...