Saturday, March 27, 2010

Long time, no see

It's been a while! I haven't been thrifting much lately, not that I haven't tried, just that there hasn't been anything worth picking up!

I am so ready for warmer weather when people start clearing out their dark and dusty corners again and I can find some good stuff at the thrift!

Would you believe that I have gone at least four times in the last few months and come out empty handed? I know, shocking!

The last time I went in though, I found a few treasures!

I found this cute little set. I think it's supposed to be a spice set, but the little crocks are rather large, about three inches square. Sadly, I dropped it taking it out of the car and one of the little crocks broke. Dangit!

I also found this set of three copper baskets, and ten milk glass spice jars. Two of them are missing their lids, and not all of them have labels.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vintage Gliders

Have you seen this website... Vintage Gliders?

I found it through another blog and let me say, it is totally drool worthy!

I want this one...

But I also love these...

My grandparents had a set of chairs like these. One was salmon colored, the other the minty green. I would love to have a set of these as well.

If I had a load of cash to drop, this is the site I would drop in on!

A table full of sunshine

I haven't been thrifting much lately, it's the down season after all, but I did pop in one day a couple of weeks ago, and while I didn't buy this sweet little table, I so badly wanted to! If there was any way my family could fit around this table, it would have come home with me.

And would you believe it was only $10??? I almost wish I had bought it, even if it sat in my garage, it would have made me happy. Well, until I had to scrape the frost off my windows because there is a table taking up my garage parking spot. If it had been red it would have come home with me, no matter what, I wouldn't care if I had to sleep on it, it would have come home with me!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hello Again

Wow, it's been a while. I needed a break from blogging but I never intended to be gone for so long.

I haven't been thrifting much. What little spending money I have had has gone to fabric lately. I have three Halloween costumes to come up with after all.

Sitting in the kitchen talking to my husband the other day, I came up with the idea to put the boys' wooden play house in the middle of the front lawn and decorate it like a gingerbread house for Christmas. B loved the idea so we headed off to the thrift for some Christmas lights, which can always be found in abundance there.

Since we were there anyway....

I found a glass Log Cabin syrup bottle, which is kind of funny because we had just been talking about them over labor day. It's not the bottle I remember, after all it's not shaped like a log cabin, but it's a commemorative bottle with an Eagle emblem on the back. It's kinda pretty and it will go well in my Americana family room.

I found a blue canning jar, I don't think it's old, but I like the color.

A Milk Glass Jergens lotion bottle.

A Milk Glass pedestal bowl.

Some charming little plates.

And a size 2X mens t-shirt which I spent today turning into this pillow form. Now I just have to stuff it =0)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Nature Library

I stumbled upon these books at my local thrift a couple of weeks ago and I snatched them right up.

The evil part of me wants to tear them apart and frame the pictures. They are STUNNING!

The practical side of me wants to try to scan just a few and frame them.

There were only four, I was REALLY hoping for a bird book, but there wasn't one much to my despair.

But I do love the four I have...

It's been a while...hasn't it?

Sorry, not sure what happened to me, I have dropped into a bit of a funk and haven't really felt like being social the last little bit.

I was supposed to go out of town today to visit my sister, but just couldn't face the idea of being around lots of people today, so we decided to stay home and just hang out.

I haven't really gone to my favorite thrift much lately, but I have gone a couple times over the past month or so and bought things that I haven't shared yet, so sit back and enjoy.

I have a soft spot for these old plastic guilt frames. I like to paint them white and make them look shabby chic. I had dreams of covering a whole wall in blank, white frames, with some layered inside others. I have been collecting them for a long time and have still never done anything with them other than add each new one to the box with the old ones. I guess I should really get busy and do something with them.

I loved the basket. I see so many vintage bloggers with vintage cemetery baskets and have been looking for one for a long time. Since I can't find one, I bought this and I figure it's close. It will look cute as part of my Easter decor.

I bought these USA plates about a year ago to go in my family room. I haven't done anything with them because I haven't been able to find a plate rack that I liked, that I was willing to pay for. These were $1 each so now I can finally hang up my USA plates, and another set of cherry plates in my kitchen. It is VERY hard to find vertical plate racks with three spaces, trust me!

A cabin themed sign for PF and K's room.

A life preserver clock for PK's room that is done in a nautical theme.

A vintage tin canister, a glass candy jar with adorable aqua lid, and a cute rose plate.

I suspect at one time this was a coffee mug holder, straight from the 70's, but my plan is to paint it either shabby white, or aqua and use it to display my fragile antique Christmas ornaments that I inherited from my Great Grandmother. The blue balls are to be displayed in milk glass pedestal bowls.

A tin bucket from TJ Maxx, the original owner paid $12.99, I paid $1.00. I am going to use it to hold magazines. I also picked up these little star garland picks. Not really sure what I am going to do with them yet. Maybe use them on the patriotic themed Christmas tree we put up in the family room.

I buy a lot of books at this store, they have their $.50 books 3/$1.00. I almost always let the boys pick out books when we are there. They also have B's Sci Fi books at 3/$1.00.

But my books are $1.00...what's up with that???

I also picked up some great things for my classroom. The Reader Rabbit set (Front) is missing two books, but I can live with that. The Care Bear Phonics set is cute and fun and I think the little girls especially will really like it. Tickets for rewards, and a Word Yahtzee game that can come in handy.

Well, that's it for today, hope you have all been having a great summer, I am so sad to see fall nearly here. I'm just not ready for it to get cold.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Husband Rocks

Sorry, I didn't realize that I had never come back and posted my surprise from B. I got wrapped up in making Christmas quilt blocks for a swap and let the rest of my life slide for a bit.

But, quilt blocks are done now and can be seen on my other block "Keep Me In Stitches"

In the meantime, we went to a thrift shop a couple weeks ago and they had an antique typwriter in a glass case, I had been wanting one for a long time. I had visions of a little typewriter sitting on my end table with little sheets of pretty stationary threaded through and fun little messages typed out. But I had never found a typewriter that was what I was looking for until that day.

B said there was no way he was getting it, we couldn't afford it blah blah blah so I VERY reluctantly left it behind, and we went home.

I had a dinner with some friends that evening and when I came home he said he had a surprise for me. I figured he had gotten me one of my favorite sugar cookies to make up for the disappointment of not getting the typewriter, but when he said open your eyes, there it was, my sweet adorable little typewriter.

He said the minute he saw it, he wanted to surprise me with it, but I made him feel so guilty for him making me leave it behind he figured he better not draw out the surprise for too long LOL.

The minute I left for my dinner he threw the boys in the car and rushed to the shop hoping they would still be open when he got there. He got there just minutes before they closed.

Yay for cute little type writers!