Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thrifting Finds!

Last Saturday's thrifting trip was full of lovely finds! While my niece shopped for clothing I hunted the shelves for other trinkets:).
It started out as something of a pink Saturday as most of the items I discovered were pink. I have gotten 'hooked' on crocheted throws which seem to crop up in abundance at our thrift shops. This one is so pretty in it's shades of pink. The enbroidered linens and crocheted pieces were $2.
I couldn't resist the small porcelain creamers and sugar bowl. The sugar bowl is missing it's lid but will still look lovely filled with sugar cubes at my next tea:). The tin watering pitcher is new (still had the original tag on it) and will grace my desk at work.

This lamp was the bargain of the day! The egret is beautiful:). For a mere $5.75 it was a 'no brainer'!
I have a teddy bear collection and this little lady called out from the shelves to take her home...so I did:). The small box bedecked with cherubs will help to organize my craft supplies.
Now tell me, with a face like that how could anyone have said no!
A few weeks ago I found this lovely silver gravy boat for $2 at a thrift store. I like the curves and intricate feet (kinda reminds me of a slipper tub:).
It is currently gracing the dining room table vignette.
I have a weakness for these etched silver pieces from the turn-of-the-century. Many were made by Meridan and Van Burgh silver companies.
These lovely pieces and the silver based crystal compote were found at a yard sale a few weeks ago.
Thanks for sharing in my thrift store treasure hunting!
Have you found any treasures lately?

13 comments:

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh Kim you did well. Great finds, it's funny how these trinkets can give you such happiness. Ejoy your treasures!
Kelley

The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

Loved the lamp of course (you know me and lamps).

How wonderful it is, though, to go shopping and find such great treasures and spend little money, but more importantly enjoy the day with your niece. Life's precious moments!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You did allot of shopping girl... Great finds.

Marie said...

Dear Victorian Lady,

The egret lamp is a stunner.

M.

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

What wonderful treasures you have found! Thank you so much for sharing these pretties!!! I love the beautiful creamers and the sweet sugar bowls. I can never resist creamers and sugar bowls, even ones without the lids. As you said, they can still be used and they need a home, too, don't they? I love the watering pitcher with the pretty roses and the linens and crochet pieces. The throw is wonderful as well.

I love the lamp! The price was fantastic. Oh, I could not have said no to that sweet Teddy Bear face!!! The little box with the cherubs is so beautiful. I love the idea of using it for supplies.... beauty and utility! The etched silver is gorgeous, what a find those are! The crystal compote is gorgeous, too. I love the silver on it. I also love the gravy boat. It looks so pretty with the flowers in it. I have seen one in a photo like that before, with little soaps in it for the bathroom.

I enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful treasures, Kim. I hope to find some things when we go into town this weekend!

Blessings to you dear friend!
Love, Paula

crochet lady said...

You have a lot of great finds! Like the pink things.

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh my! You found some awesome goodies! The little teddy bear is PRECIOUS...I'm so glad she has a new (and wonderful) home! Is Kramer jealous??? Tell him Auntie Jodie said to behave...nothing in the world compares to him!!! ;)
It's amazing how you can see an everyday object and repurpose it...I love what you did with the silver gravy bowl! The flowers are gorgeous in it!!!! I love the feet and it does look like a tub now since you mention it!!!!
I love everything girlie~great finds!!!
everything vintage

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Great post! I'm head over heels in love with that egret lamp! What a find. I love thrift treasures. Just can't buy them anymore. I have no room. lol. But I can look, can't I?

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Kim! What beautiful finds! I was drooling over the pretty china pieces with roses on them....don't let me near them!!!! xo ~ Joy

Deanna said...

what great finds you've been blessed with!
Fantastic,
d

Bertie said...

What a fabulous lot of treasures!! You are a great bargain hunter!! That lamp is a real winner.

Come see my Victorian Parlor. After five years, it's finally finished.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

I loved seeing all the treasures you got today. Didn't you do well!
All your pink things are so pretty and I love the teddy bear.
What a great price for that lamp, it is a bargain.

Hugs
Carolyn

June said...

Hi Kim,
I do love that tin pitcher. I love anything tin. Wouldn't that look lovely with a bouquet? The gravy boat is sooo coool too.
Way to score girl.
Hugs,
June