Friday, August 3, 2012

Thrift store finds!

After all the fun shopping Tami and I did last month, I wasn't out much more at the shops in the last week or two.  Not much...but a bit!
If you know me, then you know I don't need any more dishes at my house.  But I love them so much, and when they're antique and perfect and only 25 cents each...I can't pass them up.
I thought the ladies on the rim of this plate were sooo cute.  At first I thought they were Kewpies; then I thought, No, they're flying nuns...but finally I saw the shoes and realized they are Dutch maidens in traditional dress.
I'm a sucker for brown/colored transferware...any kind of transferware except the classic Asian scenes, really.
This is a gorgeous piece of Steubenville with embossed walls, sigh...
I'm trying not to amass a collection of Coors pottery, but it's so hard when it's a piece this size (the yellow urn) and only 75 cents!
These tins, I had to have.  They are the perfect color combo...
and a full set, and they nest perfectly!
I keep seeing these old shredders used to clip paper ephemera on to, so I had to buy these three at 50 cents each...they make me really happy!
Look at the sweet, sweet petit point on this tiny purse; it is empty inside, but once held tiny manicure tools.  It's itty bitty...
as are these tiny charms for 35 each.  All of these wonderful buys were from my favorite estate sale shop, which is a non-profit.
Above, the contents of a grab bag I found at a thrift store.  Do you spy the pretty green woven buttons that ended up in my Jane Austen art?  There was also a ton of sequined trim in the bag.  Ah, the thrill of the hunt.
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14 comments :

Tami Hacker said...

Great haul!

Did we go to your favorite estate thrift store?

It would have been great to find more treasures while I was there, but as you know, my suitcases were filled to the brim and at maximum weight.

My favs...
the Dutch girls plate is so sweet...
love the Steubenville platter...
adore the tin set.

Peace said...

Love it all, but the charms are my fave...is that a little peeing boy?! You have such luck finding buttons in the wild! :O)

autena said...

Those little Dutch girls are so sweet!

Gill said...

Wow! what great stuff!
I love the plate with the dutch girls!

Linda Sue said...

SCORE!!! You have a great talent for finding! Those tins are astonishing in their perfection! Cool stuff, Miss Find It ALL!!!

Kathy said...

Wow! Great treasures plus a poke sack - yay! BTW, when I have a really good junking day the first thing I want is to go back out and find MORE. 8+)

Claudia Ehlers said...
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Claudia Ehlers said...

You find the neatest things. I love it all.

Dee in N.H. said...

How fun! You have some really cool shops!!

pam said...

You have to show us the shredders with paper clipped...I'm interested to see what that looks like. I LOVE those tins! I've been organizing my "art space" for the last few weeks and been putting all my brushes and pens in tins instead of the bins they were in and it is so much better and cute to boot! We need to organize a junking week where we travel across a few states. We'd all be horribly broke, but have so much fun!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Great thrift store finds except some of 'em I use on an almost daily basis. Yep, I'm that old.
LOL

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the dutch plate...that is the cutest thing ever!

Maggie said...

OMG...those TINS are fabulous!!!

Wendy Wirth said...

Wow! What a great find with those buttons. I also like that yellow pitcher, so bright and cheery.