Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Saturday Finds!

The little twirly bin at the thrift store is always filled with plastic bags of small toys, usually marked 50 cents.

In a few plastic bags I found all of this treasure!

Can you believe it?
These look like Peanuts characters.  I didn't have any like these.
This angry boy's body is triangular shaped.
These square headed people are cute too!
These two guys are completely made of wood.  I never had any wooden ones before.
Everyone of the Fisher Price Little People had wooden bodies, although most of them have plastic heads.

Yes.  I am easily entertained!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Weekend Find

 I was very sad when Sunday came cold and rainy.  Our plan was to go to the Allegan Antiques Flea Market, but it was so dark to the south of us that we headed north instead.  I found these along the lake shore between Holland and Grand Haven.  And this isn't all.  There are three more canisters and six spice jars.  What a deal.  I have wanted a set for a very long time.  They aren't perfect, but the price was.  And when we went to pay we discovered that they were also on sale.  And yes, I am going to use them.  My Truvia is in the sugar canister and my green tea is in the tea canister.

More Blue and White Spice Jars

The four spice jars on the middle shelf were also a Traverse City find.  They are cute and fit in perfectly.  These were one of those finds that had me singing for joy (well, in my head anyway...) for the rest of the day.

Higgledy Piggledy

Look what I found while on vacation in May!  It's been a busy summer.  I've done quite a bit of thrift and antique shopping, but more often I'm buying practical and kid friendly things.  But I just HAD to show you the adorable baby plate I found somewhere in Traverse City.  Oh, and there is more.., of course, there is more.  So stay tuned.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Just ONE More

Yesterday I found another spice jar to add to my collection.
I really like the three matching ones on the top shelf, but since it is highly unlikely to find a deal like that again, I'm perfectly happy to be looking for spice jars that do NOT match.
So I bought the one on the middle shelf and to the far right.
Cloves.  I do love cloves.

Added Another Swan

This blue swan planter has been at a local antiques mall for years and years.  When I first started admiring it the cost was much higher.  Yesterday, it was reasonable so it is now mine.
I can see that I have to balance out the color on these shelves a bit, but it sure does look like the blue swan is "at home" on my breeze-way.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Twenty-five Cent Saucers

The thrift shopping hasn't been the greatest for me lately.  Not that I'm putting a great deal of effort into it.  But I was thrilled to find eight Johnson Brother's Snowhite Regency saucers for 25 cents a piece.  My plan is to make them into cupcake stands.  I've got at least eight glass candle sticks I can glue them to.  And, they will match my china!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pie Bird

It's difficult to photograph things under glass.  But, my most recent purchase was this lovely ironstone pie bird.  The twig and the nest are bits from the yard.  The dome, doily, Scrabble letters, and hymn book page are thrift finds.  The eggs are pistachios that wouldn't open.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bailey's Creamer

Three weeks ago I found a Bailey's creamer.

It was priced WAY too high.

Two weeks ago I found this Bailey's creamer, and it was priced just right.

And now?

Now I shall be on the look-out for a Bailey's sugar bowl.

My favorite thing about these?  When I take a picture of them my camera asks, "Did someone blink?"

Why yes, someone did.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Few Blue Things for My Blue Things Shelf

As unbelievable as it seems, I HAVE gotten rid of some of my collection of blue dishes.

Since I don't have a lot of room for anything more, I'm a bit more picky.

Recently I found the 'pepper' spice jar that is now on the center shelf.  This was at an antique mall and the price was very good.  After I bought it I found a bunch of similar spice jars for three times as much, so I think I did pretty good!

I also found a small tea pot with a small cup and saucer.

Of course, I shall be tweaking this shelf forever.

Tinker Toy Find

I found a box FILLED with Tinker Toys over the weekend.  They were neatly sorted.  And although they don't show in this picture, still have the original green cardboard pieces that make the 'windmill' parts.

Amazingly how well-preserved these are.

Although these did not come in the original box, I already have two.

I love how old things look in glass jars.  Don't you?

For My Pretty Pink Bathroom

It isn't often that I find something for my pretty pink bathroom.

But I found her, and she looked like she would be happy to hold something for me in her sweet little basket.

I'm not sure what yet.  Q-tips would be the obvious choice.  But they are tempting to the little boys and I don't want them falling into the pretty pink toilet if they were to climb up to get some.

So most likely I shall fill her basket with lavender.

She has an honest face.  I think I can trust her.

Free As Ceramic Birds in a Wooden Cage

For some time now I've had my eye out for a smaller bird cage.  I saw this one a few weeks back and wished it were mine.  Last weekend I had a wee bit of cash to spend on me, and since I've been trying to spring it up in here I bought it.  It now sits on my piano.  Wouldn't it be nice if I took a picture of what the top of the piano looks like now?  Yes.  That would be nice.  But the top of the piano is also where I put everything I don't want little people to mess with.  So it's a mess up there.  But soon, soon I'll get a better picture.  I sort of promise.

Thrifted Robins

Since I haven't seen a real Robin yet this year, I dug into my stash of bird pictures.  I need to be reminded that Spring IS coming.  
Hopefully, I'm back to updating this blog on a more regular basis.  One CAN always hope.