Saturday, August 25, 2012

And still more thrifty fun!

When I post about this crazy stuff I pick up, I always try to explain just what was special about it that made me buy it.
There was just one of these shiny old aluminum canisters, not a whole set, but, I have sold so many of these sets and am always sad to see them go out the door.  So I'm keeping this one--and I might even use it to store coffee, imagine that!
I keep picking up these kinds of hanging holders when they are inexpensive (under $1); they are one of those things that I just know I can use to make something fun -- or, at dangle stuff from them.  The black one in particular is just the right size to hang tags from.
Very, very cute box of unused paper napkings, made in England, and look at those colors!  I love it when the box is as cute as its contents.  Ephemera heaven!
A planter (left) and a piggy bank in the shape of an elephant (right); the reason I liked the the pink planter is that, on the reverse...
there is the romantic inscription "W (heart) K".  I thought it was fun that those are the initials of the current couple of the century, William and Kate.
Some new, wired ribbon (left) that I picked up for my fall tag swap; a silver chain to repurpose; and a sweet English tin with irresistible colors, shape and design -- plus a pleasing, small size.
Two pretty transferware plates -- lovely rose toile and striking black toile.  Next to them: a little glass I had to have for its inscription, Writers' Manor.  That's what I want my home to be: a writers' manor!
And some recent purchases that I've finally gotten around to listing, like the ostrich fan...
Hazel's scrapbook...
the original travel sized chess game...
and this cute photo of a girl and her dog.
You still have a few more days -- until midnight Mountain time on August 28 -- to enter my giveaway!

11 comments :

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think I enjoyed your 'reasons' for buying as much as the items themselves!
The elephant piggy bank is my favorite of the lot! Hugs, Linda

pam said...

Love those napkins...I have that same W&K planter but mine is totally painted not one color. Maybe they were popular in ceramics classes? I thought maybe the initials were put on by who made it but it was obviously part of the mold....I'll have to send you a pic of mine. I'm thinking of putting paintbrushes in it!

Wendy Wirth said...

I love that tin, so cute!

Kathy said...

I love the napkins and the black and white plate. Thank you for sharing what drew you to the pieces. I always think it is interesting how certain things "speak" to each of us!

Linda said...

Agree, I like to hear why you buy, some are more obvious than others. Informational but also able to envision the ways the item might be used.

Gill said...

I love the paper coasters but what does the writing on the box say? I can't make it out!

Angela said...

Love that pink elephant "piggy" bank - sent you an email about it... :o) You always find such great stuff! :o)

autena said...

My faves are the black holder (under a dollar?!) and the napkins. I used to have a red ostrich fan, but the feathers were breaking down and little puffs of the feather would float around the room!

Kadee @KadeeWillow said...

Nothing makes me happier than heading on out to the flea market or garage/estate sale! Well.... maybe chocolate makes me happier or my boys being home... but I digress! Love the English cocktail napkins, the transfer ware, and the scrapbook page! And it seems we have something else in common... Where Bloggers Create and Karla Nathan! Who knew!! I would love to have you come on over and visit my blog. Stay a spell and I'll show you around!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Very nice finds!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I could use the wire thing to hang my bracelets on . I have been looking for paper towel holders cheap at yard sale and haven't found one all summer usually there is one at every sale

I like seeing what things you come up with
like the coffee cannister , see them a lot