This week's treasures. Or not. I'll let you decide.
First of all I went to a real live GARAGE SALE today. Oh, sure it was a huge disappointment and basically just a table full of baby stuff. But, still - it means that Garage Sale Season is COMING!
I did spend 50¢ on a sweet denim jacket for Hazel. :)
I always keep her dressed. I prefer vintage clothes or holiday clothes. But, sometimes she just wears cute stuff.
I avoid glass and I avoid vases. But, this lovely vintage E.O. Brody vase is heavy and well made. I only have one vase in the house - I usually just use a Mason Jar to hold flowers. But, I think this nice old green vase would be lovely with my favorite flowers. It was 50¢ at the Super Cheap Thrift.
This odd old red handled object was 25¢. I have a pretty good sized collection of old green and red handled kitchen tools. I'm not really into them anymore so I am considering selling them. But, I don't want to be sorry that I sold them. Have you ever sold off a collection and then been remorseful?
A pretty cut glass butter dish. I bought it for the booth, but I am tempted to keep it for Thanksgiving Dinner which is the one day a year I set a fancy table. It was 25¢ at the Super Cheap Thrift.
A vintage handpainted cup for 25¢.
A sweet vintage Easter tin. My Mom has one of these and I have always loved it. So much in fact, that I have already thrifted another one just like it. So, this one might and I stress MIGHT, go to the booth.
An A&W Root Bear (yes, Bear) glass.
Three sweet vintage floral cups for 10¢ each.
This old bank isn't in working condition, but I am hoping to fix it. I think when you drop a penny into the top, the cowboys arm pops out with a gun it in like he is going to rob you. He is a bobble head to boot. I just need to fix that spring in his arm.
A sweet 1950's Picture Dictionary.
I love the old graphics in it.
An old handmade broom that I discovered was made by the Student Industries at Berea College in KY.
My research shows that they still make brooms at Berea College. But, I can tell this one is an older one. I think it is interesting to think of a bunch of college kids sitting around making brooms.
I bought this big copper compote at the Flea Market, There is a booth that sells donated items for the Animal Shelter. They sell their things super cheap since it is all donated and for charity. So, I search the booth every time I am there. This was only $2.00. I know I can use it for holidays or even to display things in my booth. I don't usually like copper things (it makes my hands stinky), but I do like this.
This handmade rabbit shaker will go in the folk art collection. Or maybe the Bunny Collection. Or maybe the pottery collection. Or maybe the Easter Collection. (See why I HAD to buy it?) He fits in the palm of your hand and when you shake it, it rattles.
This neat old sprinkler was $1.00 and will go on the porch in the gardening tool collection.
And, the one thing I always, always ALWAYS hope to find at each and every thrift or yard sale - a good old tablecloth. This one is lovely with aqua stripes and big pink flowers. It was one very happy find today at the Super Cheap Thrift for $2.00. I consider vintage tablecloths to be the holy grail and most wanted item when I am thrifting. I can always squeeze one more into the cabinet. And, when they day comes that I can't (and that has happened) I sort them out and take the least favorites out to the booth. But, I keep a lot. But, you knew that, didn't you?
So, I get to keep the vase, the sprinkler, the tablecloth and the bunny. I'll think about the butter dish and the copper compote. The rest will go to the booth. That's not a bad week of thrifting, I suppose.
Did you find anything this week?
PS - It snowed this week!
But, it was gone by that afternoon. :(