Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thrift Finds: No Kiddos Edition

Today two seeming rarities collided in my neck of the woods,
those being 1) It was a sunny day and 2) I had extended "me time,"
as my kiddos are in California visiting my parents.

So it was time to do a little thrifting!
(Although it's always time for that.)

I'll start with owls :)

This cute little guy is so cute.
I actually have another one like this already, 
but it has a teeny chip on one ear.
Now that I have two, I'll glue a little bow on the other one 
to make a Mr. and Mrs. Owl set.
And to hide the chip, of course ;)

I found two sets of these vintage owls.
They're cuter in person for some reason.

This isn't super old, but I liked the lettering.
And as you can see, it was only 25 cents.

Being that I love baking, I found this cup adorable.
It says "The happiest time I ever had was when I made another glad."

This little pile of wooden pieces have the cutest graphics.
I found them at an antique store, and there are seven total...everything from Abe Lincoln
to a ship to my favorite, the little doggie begging for scraps.

I also like the clown...does anyone know what they are for?

And being that I am always looking for vintage cowboy stuff
for my kiddos bedroom, I also loved these.

And by the same token, this :)
It's on the bigger side, too, which makes it great for using as a decoration.

I haven't bought old photographs for awhile, 
but I like these two Christmas-y ones.

I would love to have that Santa on my door!

And I love the little tinseled tree in this one.

My friend's little boy has a birthday coming up and I want to find a way
to use this cute wrapping paper! There isn't a lot of it,
and I'd kind of hate to use it just to wrap something. The irony, huh?

Here's some new things I found today.
Well, new meaning not vintage :)

An Ann Taintor mug for 50 cents.
Hecks yes.

This card struck me as really cute.

Ah, isn't cheap reading material the BEST?
I found a nice stack of my favorite magazines for 10 cents each--
Country Living, Mary Jane's Farm, and Bliss Victoria.
And I found a book I've been looking for too, at only a dollar.
(Yeah, there's no way I could finish it in the library lend out time, ha!)

4 hours of out-and-aboutness without worrying 
about being gone too long ;)
What a fun time!

Linking here!


Iprefervintage said...

Ahhhh, a little me time spent thrifting. Felt good, didn't it?

I don't know what those wooden pices are for. They're cool. I can see them being used in a lot of art projects. said...

love that first owl! that's GENIUS to glue a bow to cover up the chip!

Tif said...

Love the vintage wrapping could frame it?! The tiles look like maybe they were part of a game...they may have had matches to them...memory game maybe. I'd seen SIMILAR at auction years ago. Thanks for linking up with us thru the Resolutions in Motion Blog Hop! Happily following you now!

Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Jane said...

What about using the vintage paper for a scrapbook page background. My sister cut and trimmed the gift wrappings and did that for her childs baby shower book and it looks terrific and unique.

Katie said...

Nice finds -- especially that wrapping paper! I would be the same way and not want to use it to wrap something ;)

Vintage Coconut said...

The wood pictures are from a (Wood burning set) It was a popular toy in the 1950s. You would buy a kit that would come with a electric pen that would heat up and you would burn the areas on the picture that are red. There was paint, glitter and other things you could use to decorate the picture after you burned it.
(Look up Burn Rite wood burning set on Etsy under the vintage category)

I love the owls you found they are so sweet. The gossip mug is quite awesome. And that wrapping paper is just the cutest! I would want to frame it. =p

Jillian Nicole said...

Hi I am following you from the hop and enjoyed this post. I have seen an owl ornament like this before and found it adorable. I think the eyes have it :)
I also love the prints on the wood pieces. It looks like perfect images for stamps.
I would love for you to follow along.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

The owl is cute! I am visiting you via the Aloha Friday blog Hop and following you as well. Hope you will so the same. Thanks Anu

Cameron said...

Oh my gosh that sounds delightful....just leisurely perusing the aisles going through absolutely everything! What a fabulous day...and some really neat things! That little owl has such a sweet little face :)

Serena Saga said...

Believe it or not, I LOVE thrifting too. My husband just doesn't understand why I love it so much. I love all of you little thrift finds! Stopping by from Aloha Friday and I am now your newest follower! I love your blog and can't wait to read your next posts!

The Serena Saga