Monday, November 14, 2011

Newest Finds

I'll be leaving in about 3 hours to go pick up my boys 
from their visit to California to see my parents.
I haven't gone to bed yet...good thing the hubby is driving!
Still, I'll keep it short and sweet.
(At least, that's the plan.)

Beginning with my hoarder items.

"Hoarder items" are what I term those items that are so marvelously cheap
and so enticing they can't be left behind.
The sort of things that can easy get out of hand, because there's only so many
uses for such things...
but I'm not there yet ;)

Some of what I found this past week:
a folding ruler, some old dominoes, and a random little collection of animals.

The animals, at 25c for all, is the "hoarder item."
But really, who could leave such treasure behind? :)

The same goes with this vintage tinsel, at 10c.
With the illustrations on the back, it was too cute and cheap to leave.

Another hoarder item.
These are vintage napkin rings.
I mean, what am I going to do with them---? 
But they're cute.

This Good Housekeeping Book is from the 40's.
I love the pictures inside. 

I always like these vintage French canister jars.
I'm also a little gaga for apothecary jars.

Some cute silhouette napkins, 4 altogether.

Something about this book called to me.
(Okay that was bad.)

I was happy to find a first edition of this classic book
at a church rummage sale.
I gave it to my husband.

This angel is so cute
and the painting and artwork on her is beautiful.

We're headed to kitschy-land now...

A super-neon, super-groovy oven mitt.

Some more kitschy brightness.

(Incidentally, I think reading this super-adorable and fun blog
is making me crave more bright cheerful vintage. 
I love Danielle's style!)

This pillow seemed chevron-ish to me,
and loved the bright colors.

A sweet plate.
And it was taken on my favorite find of the week!

A little, bright blue nightstand.

Here's what I love about it:

I've been looking for one sporadically,
so that I could take photos of my shop items on it.
Something about this just stood out.
(Hmmm, maybe the insanely blue color?)

I was going to paint it a more neutral color,
but for now I think I'll leave it as is...

I like it.

Hope you have a great start to your week!

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

*Newest finds, and my vintage find of the YEAR!*

Hi friends! I have some thrifting goodies
to share with you, as usual...and I will also be sharing
my favorite thrift find of the year!
The lovely Sophie of Her Library Adventures is having a favorite thrift find
of the year linky party and contest.
To be honest, I'm not sure what my favorite find has been this year!
We shall see...

For now, here are some of my recent finds...beginning with Christmas items:

This vintage felt Santa is adorable.
He's so cheerful looking, isn't he?

This Santa, on the other hand, looks vaguely frightened.
It's the sweetest toy, and jingles merrily.

My grandma used to have a wind-up Santa on a bike
very similar to this one, when I was little.

This McCall's magazine was filled with the cutest crafts and illustrations.

This page of little toys is my favorite!

A darling banner.

Some shimmery vintage strawberry ornaments.

A kitschy little nativity. 

The art and graphic design on this book is cool!

Now on to some non-Christmasy things...

A lovely table runner.

Some hand-painted cups.

Very nifty owl candle holder.

Can you believe this little oilcloth cat? Precious.

I loved the cover on this book.

My favorite finds from this week were these vintage shoes.

The color of these heels is beautiful.

Now, for my favorite find of the year...

Initially, I was going to pick this:

Because I really love vintage children's items--
be it clothing, blankets, toys, etc!

I think I'll have to go with the box of old matches that I 
found here in Oregon, though.

I've never been particularly drawn to vintage matchbooks,
but once I looked through the box a little and saw
the amazing graphics and history on them, I had to buy them.

Here are some with soda brands on them...

pin-up type girls...

kitschy and colorful

The names back then, huh? T-Bone Cafe, 
the Toot & Tell Drive in, Bunny's Waffle Shop.

There are all similar in color...

look at those graphics!

I actually didn't know why anyone had kept these so long.
When I asked said as much to my husband, he told me
 some people back then collected them as souvenirs.
I'd had no idea! 

They are just so interesting.

This one was rather surprising.

They are so classically vintage, I would've thought they were reproductions.

Guess how much they cost?

Yep. $2.00 for the whole box.


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