Monday, April 23, 2012

Thrifty Finds!

There are so many things I need to do.  The garage needs to be cleaned out, the study needs painting, the floor in the sun room needs a good scrubbing...I even have some crafty things to finish and post.  But, instead of doing any of those things, I hauled out my light box and photographed my lovely thrift finds.  Oh boy.   Nope, I'm not even going to try justify it, I'm just going to show you what I'd rather spend time with today rather than house duties or past hobbies!  My last thrifting adventure led me to a beautiful crystal lamp made in Holland (THIS POST) and I bought it even though it had no shade.  Then I saw this:


... and look at sitting on the lamp:



It's a winner!  I love it :)  A few weeks ago, our kitten Sushi broke the dainty pink Teleflora vase I picked up for $1.  (You can read about both in this post!) On Saturday, I found the same light pink but this vase has the word "LOVE" etched on it ($1).  Another win!  The sweet crystal bell I believe is by Hofbauer and it was priced at a mere $1.25.   The same thrift store also had these treasures:


BLACK milk glass!  CARAMEL milk glass! and a white milk glass vase thrown in for good measure!  What a find!  I have read about the other colors of milk glass but hadn't seen any so at first I wasn't sure if these were.  The black glass was $2 and it was $1 for both vases - blows my mind that it would be priced so cheap!  I bought the crocheted doily also for .50.   I had "Fenton silver crest" on my milk glass bucket list and LOOK!



Isn't that a sweet candlestick holder?  Fenton silver crest --at Goodwill --$2.  AWESOME :)  The footed dish is Brody milk glass ($1).

Let's get retro for a minute, shall we:

Vintage Pyrex Spring Green glass napkin rings ($1) and plastic salt & pepper shakers --wait, check that --INSPIRATIONAL salt & pepper shakers - the pair for $1.25!  But wait, the vintage doesn't stop here...





I *love* finding dishes my mom has.  This was $3 - three BUCKS!  It makes me actually want to cook.  Comfort foods like tuna casserole...and stuffed green peppers...and camper's special :)  Vintage rocks but new is cool too:


PINK Tupperware - $2!  These are too cute.  I am so taking my lunch to work next week! ;)  Speaking of work, I found a super-cute note holder for my desk (and a few of his friends):






























The faux tortoise shell note clip was $1 but the pottery owls were cheaper than that because they came from the GW outlet (59 cents/pound!).  These also came from there:

A ceramic bell in the shape of a cow and cow bell...well, I think it's a cow bell.  It's not something I would have gone out in search of but having found it, I like it.  I have a little cow thing going on:

This is one of the four corners of the island in the kitchen.  Each has three shelves and a different theme ( I do so love themes!).  This one happens to be cows.  (oh and chickens - ha!)  Everything here was thrifted including the 1950 (dated!) milk bottle and Otagiri rooster butter dish.  I may have to relocate the rooster to accommodate the cow stuff because, I also found a china plate with cows on it.  The plate is a Homer Laughlin china plate but has anyone ever seen one like this?  I think someone crafty added the cow decal?  It's a mystery but due to my cow thing, I decided I would go with it.  It's cute!



























The final find of the day was this thermos set.  How cute is this!?  The set was $3 and I was excited to find it in excellent condition.  Only one of the thermoses had been used (although I cleaned both thoroughly).    Perfect for packing up and hitting the thrift trail!






























I'm linking up to:

Her Library Adventures
Cap Creations, Thrifty Love (Link Party #25)
Me and My Shadow, Magpie Monday
From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday #53
Hey What's for Dinner Mom, The Penny Worthy Project
Kathe with an E, You're Gonna Love it Tuesday #1!

What did you find this weekend!?

13 comments:

  1. What beautiful treasures! You found some great stuff. Thanx for joining THT!

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    1. Thanks so much - I am enjoying joining in THT and look forward to next week (and weeks to come!) :)

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  2. Wow, if I were you I'd skip the cleaning too and spend all day just admiring the treasure!

    LOVE that retro tartan flask set - perfect for jaunts to the zoo and seaside trips.

    Thanks for linking up x

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    1. OH I love the way you think ;) a seaside trip sounds lovely and I can picture myself sipping from my thermos now!! :)

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  3. OMG, I love the owl items. Too cute. Love the pink tupperware, I don't think I have ever seen those before. Love, love, love the cow bell. You definitely found some awesome items.
    Karen G

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    1. Thank you! I honestly didn't know the bowls were Tupperware either until I saw it on the lid! Now that I know it's out there, I'll be looking for more :)

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  4. Wow! I need to shop with you! Beautiful treasures at incredible prices!! Thank you for linking up at my very first party! I hope to see you again next week :-)

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    1. That would be great - I would show you all the best places in Northern VA :) I am trying to get my daughter interested in the thrill of the thrift but she's just not feeling it...yet ;) I'll see you next week!

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  5. Wow, I thought I was on a roll but you really got a lot of good stuff! I am in the same boat, have a million things to do but would totally rather be out treasure hunting!

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    1. I am so glad I'm not alone :) I know at some point I'll have to reel it in but I'm having a ball!

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  6. I love those glass napkin rings! Lots of other lovely things too :-)

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    1. Thanks! I didn't even know Pyrex made matching napkin rings until I found these and now I'm on the look out for others :)

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  7. wow wow wow black milk glass i cant wait to find a peice yours is lovely enjoy it

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