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Monday, November 24, 2008

Gosh I love thrift stores!

I'm still out of town but scheduled this post to show off my recent thrift store finds. I love visiting antique shops but when it comes to buying, I'm heading to a thrift store! I got some neat stuff the other day @ fantastic prices.




These snack sets are very similiar to the Old Country Roses china pattern so I had to buy them. I got 4 of the snack sets, no chips cracks or other damage, for $3.99 a set. They'll be used in our next tea party. ;o)


These wall candelabras don't look like much now but they will once they're painted & bejeweled. I'm not sure I'll paint them white though....maybe this time I'll go for an aged, bronzy finish.



My husband's grandmother left me her porcelain bird collection so I am automatically attracted to them. I've had her collection for years & haven't been adding to it until recently but I keep coming across these great birds at the thrift shops & at great prices so I've started snagging them up to use on my patios. Love teh expression on these owls' faces! I have already used them in a tablescape in this post. The little porcelain column will come in handy as a riser in my vignettes. And that silver thing you keep getting glimpses of, is a stovetop espressoo maker. It's how they used to make espresso back in the old days. ;o) We already have one but when we have guests, it doesn't make enough so hubby grabbed this one for a couple of bucks. I am soooo glad we discovered these before we spent the bucks & delegated counter space to a machine! Add one of these little milk frother & you can have homemade coffee-shop espressos w/out breaking the bank or giving up any counterspace.

I always buy jewelry boxes like these..I have several but you can never have too many. LOVE the hand-drawn (I think it's a watercolor) of the praying boy...it might be reframed & gifted to a friend of my son's, who is having a baby boy, but if it doesn't fit w/ their nursery, it'll probably become a blog give-away.


How great is this little pressed glass pedestal plate. I think it originally had a dome because it has a lip on it ...none of my domes fit it though.


I paid $2 for the glass jar, sans lid ,but I buy lone lids & lone jars & already had the perfect lid for it...see!




Speaking of antique shops, here's what I got from my trip to Golightly's last week. Not much but I got a good deal on everything. The cherub is pottery, not resin (I hate that stuff!) & was only $11 . The bobeches were only $5 a piece & the Always Kiss Me Goodnight sign was only $12. I've been looking for one & the coloring is perfect on this one. I already have several of the glitter Merry Christmas thingamabobbers but I can't resist anything sparkly. ;o) Not sure why I had to have the hummingbird (other than it sparkles) ...I don't like the gold glitter & I have no place to put it but it begged me to take it home so I did. I think I'll spray it w/ some tacky spray & hit it w/ opalescent glitter to cover some of the gold.


See y'all when I get back....I'm taking lots of pictures. Salado is a charming little town.

8 comments:

Cary said...

What great finds! Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing with us!

salmagundi said...

Those are great finds. Looking forward to seeing them throughout your home!! Sally

brettinsky said...

Some great finds! I would go with the aged look on the candelabras-that sounds gorgeous!

laurie said...

I want to go shopping with you. You found such wonderful treasures. Thanks for sharing. laurie

tam said...

Lucky girl you are! Great finds! I enjoyed your post-thank you!
Can't wait to see the finished project!
~Tam :D

ann said...

OH GIRL WE HAVE THE SAME BLOOD.I LOVE-------THRIFT STORES AND GARAGE SALES AND ANYTHING ELSE RELATED.YOU OUGHT TO BE IN TRASH TO TRESURE TUESDAY.I AM.CHECK OUT MY BLOG FOR THIS LAST TUES,YOU'D ENJOY DOING IT ANFD WE NEED MORE FOLKS...ANN

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

You are quite the scavenger girl! These finds are gorgeous! I can see Christmas balls in that pressed glass pedistal compote! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
xoxo,
Queenie

MizSmoochieLips said...

So yesterday I haunted a local antique mall and saw a huge glass jar filled with random glass cut crystal lids and guess who I automatically thought of when I saw that. You! Because of your lidless purchase :)
Just wanted to tell you that. That's all.
:)
heh heh