Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thrifty finds

I've spent a smidgen of time out junking lately, how about you?
You know how I feel about Vera.
This scarf had a couple of holes but I rescued it anyway.
 I've developed a weakness for Fitz and Floyd and normally I sell what I find, or don't buy it all.  But this pig did me in.
He's going to stay with me.
The funky basket I've used in my photos came from an antique store this weekend.  It was thrifty though -- just $9.
I rescued these vintage paper mache tonalas dolls when they didn't get any other bids on shopgoodwill.com
They just caught my eye -- so colorful, and detailed.
This isn't F&F but it has a similar feeling.  I got it for a little kitschy update for my kitchen.
For 59 cents each, I decided to bring home these clip art CDs; each is full of some very sweet vintage images.
I indulged my plate weakness when I bought five dishes -- 4 Meakin, left, and one Wedgwood, right -- also from a shopgoodwill.com.  I love both those potteries, but I think it was the beautiful purple in each of them that I fell for.

8 comments :

Sami said...

Love those plates! I also enjoy looking thorough thrift shops and finding little treasures. I have been collecting vintage Pirex dishes with the colorful flowers...but not easy to find them.

Sami said...

Just saw your "Grow your blog" button from 2013, if you want to join again the deadline is today!!

Liz said...

Love the Vera scarf - the colours are gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Handmade in Israel said...

I agree about the pig! Delightful!

Kathy said...

Great finds and so glad you were able to find some time for junking - the best therapy for relaxation I can think of!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You did good! My favorites are the pretty plates, love the colors.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Laurie
I love those vintage plates - one of my passions - along with lace, buttons, vintage images da da da!!!
Did you know there is a new "Grow Your Blog" party starting on 25th - that's Saturday.
Hugs
Shane

Abby / Linda said...

The vintage plates are beautiful! Love the Meakin one!