Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sometimes waiting is a good thing

 This week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite finds that were 
all on the cheap-y side.
In fact, I'l start with the most expensive thing--
this wood and glass wine jug container.

I'll confess, I'm not exactly sure what it is, 
but I'm thinking it's a cheese dome with the bowl underneath
being using to hold crackers or grapes or something.
For whatever reason, I was just smitten with it.

These plates were a very happy find for me!
I saw them for a little over $2 a plate at a thrift store 
in my home state of California.
I held out because, yes--sometimes I sadly am that cheap.
But that made finding them for only 50 cents each all the better.
They're Fransican ware and I love them.

These sunny yellow Mikasa mugs with matching saucers
and large serving plate were also a nice find for me.

This large vintage Tupperware bowl was an estate sale find.
I asked if the people selling it would take $3 for it, and they did.
We use it for storing our flour, and it's so much nicer 
than measuring it out from the bag.

This pink pillow and votive holder were
a "grab" find for me. No thought involved whatsoever,
because I liked them that much. They were each a dollar.

Also a dollar were there gold Steve Madden shoes.
Not that I really dress up any more, 
but if I'm going to have shoes just sitting in my closet,
I'd rather they be on the thrifty side.

This large vintage Virgin Mary figurine for my collection
was a dollar, also. I have figures in varying sizes now,
which is nice.

Not that I know a thing about sewing, but I love
certain vintage sewing and craft books.
I am slowly finding more and more.

Lastly, these vintage toys were 50 cents each at 
the city wide yard sale I went to a bit ago.

They were immediately put to good use, lol.

Yep, I'd say they were a good buy :)

 I am linking up with Sophie at Her Library Adventures.


emmel-prutsemieke said...

beautiful things!

Linda said...

wow! great finds! I love your cheese dish thingy, a very cool centre piece for a rustic dinner party. I love the soft toy book , the cat and dog look like a very stylish couple x

Paulette said...

All great purchases but I must say the statue of the Virgin Mary was my favorite, I loved the photo with the statues silhouette. Let us know how you use the glass jug with the wooden plate, I have never seen one of those before, fascinating.

Cheapchick said...

My mom made me one of those stuffed dogs for my 8th birthday from a pattern. I wish I still had it, no idea what happened to it.

Vintage Coconut said...

I love that glass & wood jug. It's so unique I have never seen anything like it!
The 50 cent plates are pretty.

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

i was surprised when i scrolled down and saw that you can actually "cut" the bottle in half! what a gadget! i LOVE your steve madden shoes :D thats a steal!

Cinderella said...

I loved the cloth dinosaur!

Hope that you have been having a good summer so far:)

Mid Mod Mom said...

Wow, lots of good finds. I really like the idea of using the dartboard in a child's room. Bright and graphic. Very cool too.