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Friday, July 23, 2010

I've been junkin' again!

And I had a really good week! First up are my thrift store finds. So many wonderful goodies! Who needs Neiman's or Saks? Not me, that's for sure!!!!

Old dresser mirror but this one is unique cause it stands up too.

This swan & putti's dish is missing the lid but it will still make charming storage in the studio. I'm thinking I'll use it to stash a few millinery blooms.

Loved this Lefton porcelain St Francis of Assisi planter. Notice that I used the past tense? It didn't survive long. I left it on the kitchen cabinet to handwash it & hubby knocked it off & broke it. :o( The head survided though so I'll use it an art project.

Chalkware bust of a baby, mercury glass acorn, misc. bling, Lefton ashtray & another rose pot, sans lid...again it'll still be great for storage.

Picture frame w/ cherub, Laura Ashley wallpaper border & another Boopie glass to add to my collection. I have them in all sizes...love the little hobnail detail on the bottoms.

I need more china like I need another husband but these reticulated rim china plates had to come home w/ me (if John Cusack ever asks me to marry him, he'll be coming home w/ me too LOL)....& I got all 4 for $4! A nice surprise was that the floral scenes are different on each plate.

Silverplated sugar & creamer.

Royal Albert Old Country roses tin...will probably be turned into an altered doll of some sort.

Sweet, crocheted chapel.

Huge "diamond" ring.

Love the hangling lamp (at least I will after it's painted white) & I can't seem to resist a wedding veil. Especially when they're only a couple of bucks. This one is vintage & has some beautiful lace trim.

These cherub candleholders also need a coat of white paint.

LOVE these handmade fairy wings! They are really well-crafted! Love teh shirred tulle....

and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the paper roses!

This Ideal baby doll from 1966 was quickly adopted by me, even though $4.99 is a bit steep for me to pay for a worn out baby doll, but I just had to have her.

Look at her sweet, sweet expression!

Hubby & I hit a couple of garage sales last weekend too. Scored a beat-up, slightly rusty tole tray for a $1, some wodden thingamabobbers (does anyone know what they are?) & a small, vintage print of Jesus.

Old, wooden industrial bobbins...they'll get wound w/ lace.

And lots of scrapbook pages full of vintage cards...from every holiday & every occasion.

A lovely lace parasol...again, only a dollar!

And one of my favorite all-time finds....an aged, brass magnifying glass on an adjustable stand. Wish it were a better photo! I'll try to get a better one of it using it in a vignette. I paid a whopping $3 for this treasure.

Silverplated cordials....$2 for all 6.

And an old moss rose tea set....$5!!!!

Charming embroidered pillow cover w/ sweet puppies in a basket on it...this was my big buy of the week @ $8.

A trio of lace valances, vintage frames, vintage hankie,

and tiny, little critters. All of them for 50 cents.

Look at the wonderful lace from the valances! It's over 18" long. And I think I only paid $4 for all 3 valances. Yep, I'm a price dropper! But I can't help but brag about how little I pay for stuff. ;o)

And I scored lots of rolls of vintage trims...for a quarter a bolt! I know, I know...but don't hate me cause I'm thrifty. ;o)

I went thrifting again today & hopefully I can hit a couple of garage sales tomorrow before my grandson Caeden's birthday party. I'm eager to share w/ y'all the finds from this week...I scored some more wonderful treasures & hope to find even more tomorrow.


kluless said...

Oh.My.Gosh. I am GREEN! I want to shop where you shop. Every single thing is just so wonderful!

Terri said...

You scored Cami!

foxxy said...

My oh my you found so many goodies. I also love the hanging lamp. They're all great finds!

Romeo said...

I'm wondering....is there a bigger word for "score"....as in like humongous big time, oh my whiskers score?!?! Maybe I should come up with something because that's what you managed to do in a big way!!! Anxious to see what else you found!

Purrs! Have a great weekend!

Romeo and "her"

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Wow you scored nice this week! How cute!!


Gee, Cami D! Score!!! Especially coveting the trims. ~ Angela

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG Cami, girl you done hit the Motherlode of great stuff...Now the thingamabobbers are for a spining wheel girl...I love the baby bust...and the china plates WOW!! I want to go shopping with you ha ha!! Thanks for sharing may you have a GREAT weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Seriously? That is a HUGE haul of great goodies!

Thanks for coming by to congratulate me, I'm excited about winning!

Dorthe said...

CAMI --how did you do that?????
I can`t begin telling what I most love, because all and everything are fantastic buyes, envy you? NO--but I would have loved being there, ,too.You did GREAT.
Hugs from me.

Karen said...

Oh holy cow. I would've so been texting my friend Joy to "start the car!"
Great finds! Oh my gosh I am so JEALOUS!!!!! Love the laces and VALANCE!! And bolts of . . oh hell, everything!
:) Karen

June said...

Oh my goodness Cami...I love the way you shop!!! So many amazing treasures. I cannot believe the all the good goods you brought home with you.
Thank you so much for your well wishes on my studio. It meant so much to me that you would take the time to come by and congratulate me.

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Hola Cami, you´ve found so mnay wonderful treasures!!! I want them all!!! Wish there were some thrift stores here in Chile, but there insn´t any yet.
maria cecilia

Charlene said...

OK because I LOVE you I won't hate you!!!! :) I have the little hob nail glasses too. And my precious Grandmother had those embroidered pillowcase with the puppies & that print of Jesus. It is a beautiful one isn't it!!!!! Good score girlfriend. I MISS YOU!!!! Yes, let's get together soon! Charlene

Krishana said...

I am so impressed by your $4 floral plate find! (...and jealous ;-)