Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blue Dutch Scene

This cute little container was at a local thrift store.  Since I cannot resist a Dutch scene I was drawn to it.  Even more so when I opened the lid to find it had been used as a little sewing box.  I shall also use it as a little sewing box.  Because I can never find one when I need it.

Blue Tea Pot

I've been looking for a blue tea pot for quite some time now.  I was happy to find one yesterday.  The perfect shade of blue, and marked Lipton Tea on the bottom.  And I don't even like tea.

Baby Bottle Addition

Several pictures later, this is the best I could do getting a close-up of the newest addition to my baby bottle collection.  Now I only look for those that have something cute embossed on the glass.  This one is a baby with a bottle.  It also says "Happy Baby".  I think what I like best are the cute little toes.  

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Flea Market Finds

At the Allegan County Antiques Flea Market last weekend I found a twin for my 'big doll'.  THGGM found the wooden bench.  The seat lifts up for storage.  I'm thinking maybe for doll clothes?  I found the new doll's outfit and shoes for 50% off at my local thrift store today.

I have a few articles of vintage baby clothes for the dolls, but it's more enjoyable to see them being played with by the grand kids.  And have you ever noticed how many 3 month size outfits are hanging around thrift stores?  Oh, my.  These are going to be some well-dressed dolls!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Cute Doll

Took a trip to Ditto today.
There I found this adorable doll for $2.50.
I don't really NEED anymore dolls, but I could just tell that she needed me.
Just look at that pout!
And that tear!
I do not have tears, so I find them intriguing, even on a doll.
When I got her home I found some information on her neck.

She is a White Balloon doll, manufactured in Spain.

Her name is Milly.

I really like her.  Hope my Big Doll doesn't get all kinds of jealous over this.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Somebody Made This

I found this cross-stitched piece for THREE DOLLARS at the thrift store.  Somebody made this for somebody and that somebody gave it away!  It's very nicely stitched, and must have taken a very long time to do.  While I still have nap-taking grand kids I will use it to cover them.  

Perfect Plates

Two eight inch plates.  I admit, I squealed when I saw these.  Although if you must know, I squeal silently so as not to disturb the other shoppers.

My Flowers This Year - PICTURES

OOooo!  How happy I was to find this very nice set of stacking boxes.

Very nice graphics.  I miss my Black-eyed Susans, which didn't come up this year.

In other news, we cannot seem to get rid of the Pokeweed, which is beautiful but dangerous to have with so many children around.

Of course I am telling myself that I bought these for the grandkids, but seriously?  Could YOU have resisted these?  

Thrift Shopping Allows Me to Buy Better Quality

All clothing was 50% off at the neighborhood thrift store.  Normally I do not post pictures of much of the clothing that I find, but I'll make an exception this time.  Because this is an EXCEPTIONALLY cute little sweater.

Hertsje is  five months old, and the sweater is an 18-24  month, but  I can see it coming in handy on those days that suddenly turn cool.  And oh, after this summer, will I be excited to see THOSE days again!

I had to track down someone to ask about the price, as it was hanging on the 'boutique' rack but didn't have a tag on it.  The volunteer worker told me that it was not boutique, which means I paid $1.50 for this sweet sweater.

I would have paid that much for just the buttons!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fun Find

Look what I found!  A Fisher Price Little People Big Bird!

He was in a bag of 50 cent toys.  I purchased the bag, took out
Big Bird and gave the rest back.  50 cents seemed like a
perfectly fair price to me.  Now I have Gordon, Mr. Hooper and
Big Bird.  Although Gordon and Mr. Hooper seem to have
run off somewhere...

Cute Sevres Plate

Last week THGGM had the week off.  We spent some time thrift shopping
and antiquing along the shores of Lake Michigan.  And look what I
found!  A Sevres plate!

See?  It says Sevres right on the bottom,
just like the mug I bought in May.

Same picture too!

The picture on the mug is much clearer.

On the plate I just purchased the little Dutch girl looks as
if she might be a bit sick to her stomach.  Oh, well.  I love
her just the same!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Look What I Found Today!

Today we did a bit of antique shopping along the lake shore.  What did I find?  The KLM Delft Canal House on the far left.  The price at the antique mall was much cheaper than what I've been following on ebay or have seen at the thrift store.  Cheap thrills make me SO happy, in that temporal sort of way that buying things does.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cobalt Blue and Silver Plate Too

Yesterday while thrift shopping I found these four shakers!

One of them has a wee bit of corrosion but that should clean up quite easily. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Snowmen in May

Truly, I am thrilled by the simple and the cheap!  I've been collecting this snowmen pattern for years now, picking them up at thrift stores and using them during the winter months.  This winter I didn't find ANY mugs.  Not that I am in need of any, as I now own nineteen of them, I just like having everybody's mug match.  Can you imagine my delight when I found a matching sugar and creamer (with  lid!) for a dollar?  Thrift stores are to me like Disney World is to normal people.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas Eve Find

Christmas Eve found me with A LOT to do. But THGGM and I took a break to go out for breakfast and hit our favorite thrift store. I was surprised that they were open! While we passed crowds in parking lots we were just about the only people at the thrift store. THGGM had a 20% off punch card and I had my eyes set on this jumping horse. Somehow I had it in my head that I NEEDED this.
And, I have to tell you I was correct! On Christmas Day alone I got my $6.00 worth out of it. Even if we had sent it right back to the thrift store the next day, it was worth it. It's VERY sturdy and stood up to the furious bouncing of a good sized five year old and his two younger siblings.
Later we found a small one at an antique mall. It was in rough shape, yet was tagged for over sixty dollars.
I'm thinking we'll be keeping this for a while longer.

Simply FREE!

Yes. This is true. Can you believe it? A friend of ours sent me a Facebook message on the 31st asking if I might possibly be interested in an oak barrister he was getting rid of.
This kind friend even delivered it to us and set it up. Wow. He was very apologetic about it's condition, but it is TRULY in wonderful condition! Two of the three windows will need replacing, but as luck would have it, one of our daughters-in-law works at a glass company.
THGGM is working to set up an office for himself in our basement. Once he gets it all fixed up and properly arranged I'll try to remember to post more pictures!