Friday, July 29, 2011

Sugar Canister

I LOVE this sugar canister marked "Germany" on the bottom.

And it makes a lovely vase for the black eyed susans hanging around my backyard.

I found the canister in an antique mall for WAAAY less than what I've seen them for in the thrift stores.

Not exactly sure how much it was, but 7 seemed to have been the perfect number for most things that I saw and liked while vacationing 'up north'.

Yesterday I found a riding Thomas the Train for Kado. He LOVES it. But, I tend not to take pictures of my purely practical finds.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tiny Tart Pans

Maybe it's just me, but I think these tiny tart pans are adorable.

They were incredibly cheap. At first I thought it was just an old box, and I would have paid the price just for that. Which, of course, means that I was excited to find it truly contained what the box said.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Swan Planter

Our favorite antique mall in Elk Rapids did not disappoint. It never does.

I found this McCoy swan planter in a wooden bowl filled with sea shells.

I had to buy it. Not the bowl or the sea shells, just the swan.

Because I knew I had its mate at home.

Excuse me for being so excited that I couldn't even hold my camera straight.

I never intended to collect swans.

Once, I saw them used as baby shower 'favors' in an article I saw in an old Home Companion magazine.

Now I just can't be stopped.

Large Canister

I've passed up a few large canisters at my local thrift stores because they have been priced too high.

This one I found in an antique store 'up north' for $7. And it is unbelievably clean on the inside, which is more than I can say about the ones I've seen in thrift stores.

So, I bought it.

It works well in my kitchen (too bad i don't).

Frogs Holding Birds

So far, I'm liking the look of the bird cards in the frogs. I'll mix it up a bit with old post cards and photos until I hit on something that works.

I'm also wondering if I could use the frogs to felt wool...

Cherry Plate

The entire time we were in Traverse City I was enamored with all of the cherry themed dishes.

But, I did not lay down ANY money for them.

My reward?

I found this cute Cute CUTE plate for a dollar at the thrift store upon my return.

One just needs to know how to live, I guess.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Maybe Some Day...

This roll of vinyl wallpaper looked like it would make nice drawer liner.

Until I got to thinking that it just may be enough to wallpaper the eating area in the kitchen.


Not bad for $1.50.

In the Perfect Colors

For my kitchen, that is.
I found the red checked table cloth and THGGM found the other one.
That one still had the tag on it. These are the colors I'm trying for in my kitchen. If only that vinyl wallpaper would remove it's self.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cute Couple

Aren't they cute?

Pake en Beppe!

ENDLESS Possibilities!

I found the bias tapes at the thrift store for 25 cents. LOVE the colors! The wider hand dyed ribbon came from an antique store in Sutton's Bay. It is REALLY beautiful! Oh, and I even found the 4x6 recipe box I have them in for a fabulous deal.., somewhere.., I can't remember.

More Flower Frogs

LOOK! I found these three flowers frogs at the NEW Wilson's Antiques in Traverse City. I always think of Wilson's as being waaaay over priced, but these were just $2.00 a piece.

I've paid double that at thrift stores around here.

Now I just need to find the perfect things to put in them.