Monday, August 20, 2012

Thrifted Treasures - August 18, 2012

Two big Thank yous to From My Front Porch to Yours and to Southern Hospitality for featuring my new chandy!   Both websites host wonderful thrift share parties and there is some awesome creativity to be found!

So!  I got my party button on and I am ready to party LOL!   I had amazing luck this weekend.  I'm so excited, I'm just going to get right to it :)

Look at this haul of teal glass gorgeousness!  The goblets are by Libby but I have no information about the plates or the two champagne flutes.

I think the flutes are mouth-blown glass and am wondering if the plates are from Pier One?  The Libby goblets were $4.25/set and the flutes and plates were 99 cents each.  They came from two different GWs in our neck of the woods.


Finally I scored pink Pyrex and in the gooseberry pattern.  The small pink dish and the green and white dishes came from the outlet and at 59c/pound, these were mere pennies :)   The large pink Pyrex came from Class & Trash for $18.

As a rule, I am a glass hound.  But this china is so beautiful, I may convert - LOL!

 Russell Wright by Knowles in the Queen Anne's Lace pattern, 1957-1962.  The dinner plates were 99c each (6); bread plates (6) 89c each; saucers (4) 79c each, and 4 tea cups at 59c each.  They are in great condition and I love the pearly finish with the gold accent!  This set came from the Rt. 3 GW.

Miller Studios vintage chalkware fish, 99c.  I have seen this particular one shown with babies but there were none with mine. I am going to frame her  (a shadow box frame I also got at GW for $4) and put her in my mermaid-themed bathroom :)

I d.i.e.d. when I saw these:

Holt Howard, atomic stars reindeer candle holders.  $1.19 each!  Rt. 3 GW.  They match these cuties I found at the outlet:

I don't have any deets about the sweet little glasses.  There isn't any mark on them but the etched stars called my name (really loud) so into the basket they went.  The vintage platter has this fabulous stamp on the back:

Super vintage coolness.  Both the platter and the glasses came from outlet so they were cheap cheap cheap! I'm linking up!

Cap Creations, Thrifty Love
Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Treasures Party, Showoff Friday, Perpetual Parades, Favorite Thrifty Finds 
From My Front Porch To Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Thrifty Groove, Thrifty Things Friday 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Thank You, A Make Over, and Thrifted Finds!

Hi All!  I hope you had a fabby weekend and that your week is off to a great start!  Mine is as I found that my darling little tiffany blue chair was featured at CAP CREATIONS this week!  WOO HOO!!  I love joining in their THRIFTY LOVE linky party (featured every Friday!) and there are other really wonderful things going on over there too.  You will definitely want to check them out!  Thanks Cap Creations :)

....And the excitement continues as I am really happy with the make over of the hunk of milk glass (posted last week) I fished out of a bin at the outlet.  Here it is BEFORE:

Here she is now!

I *love* it!  I think the milk glass was actually an up light but it looks right at home like this now...and on my nightstand :)  So here are the deets:  I took one of those fillable glass lamps --you know, the ones that have sea shells or flowers in it? (mine had sea shells!) -- I gutted it, spray-painted the base, rod and fittings with Rustoleum dark gray gloss ($7).   It fit perfectly inside the milk glass and I picked up a lamp shade from Lowe's for $6.50.  Not too bad for $14, huh!?

Here are my treasures this week and I must say, it's hard for me to choose a favorite!  First up, my Mad Men-esque clock...and it works!!!

Lanshire mid-century clock, 99 cents, our GW 
This next find is one of those that pulls at your heart strings and immediately transports you back in time!  Shelly and I had this book when we were kids and there is a story poem in it, "My dear do you know," that we loved!  We even made a song out of it.  I was browsing the books in a thrift store in Richmond we hadn't been to before, "Harvest Thrift," and found it for $1.  This edition is from 1954.

I love this speckle-painted art deco peacock!  I have a peacock theme going on in the dining/living area room so that where it will live:

1950s Art Deco peacock, $2
I love these too:

Little brass shelf-sitter birdies (try saying that three time fast! LOL)  and here they are perched:

These were at the Hanover Habitat for Humanity for $1.50.  I am contemplating making them another color but feel guilty over painting the brass --what do you think?

I have been on the hunt for pink/green glass --or what I call watermelon glass.  There are some beautiful sets of wine glasses on ebay (Tiffin glass at that!) but a bit pricey.  I have lots of stemware so for me, it's not justifiable to spend the extra bucks but being a glassaholic, i really wanted watermelon glass.  So imagine how excited I was to see this:

Thank you, Teleflora!  Now it is equally true I have lots of vases but a watermelon glass one for 99c means I need it :)  I'm linking up!

Kathe With an E, You're Gonna Love It Tuesday #16
Cap Creations, Thrifty Love
Southern Hospitality, Thrifty Treasures Party, Showoff Friday, Perpetual Parades, Favorite Thrifty Finds 
From My Front Porch To Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Thrifty Groove, Thrifty Things Friday

Have a wonderful week!