I had a great time at the thrift stores this week. Here’s what I found:
I’ve had my eye out for some cups or mugs to use for the project I Sunday Loved a few weeks back. We can get some pretty strong winds up here in the mountains, and I plan to hang my cups from my balcony railing, where they could get knocked around in the gusts, so I didn’t want glass. I saw these pretty blue, speckled tin mugs and snapped them right up. Perfect!
These little cuties might be my favorite find of the week. I’m starting to get a little collection of mid-century salt and pepper shakers going, without really trying. Seriously, who could pass these up?
Three notebooks. I love the travel one the most. And the little one on the right had a few pages of someone’s very detailed plans for a wedding blog. Usually the thrift store rips out used pages in old notebooks. That makes me kind of sad, so finding them in tact is always like a special bonus treat.
This kind of garden 3-D needle work is so 70s and reminds me so much of my mom, who used to do it herself. She hated French knots! I found this lovely piece at Salvation Army for $3. So much work went into it, it makes me happy to give it a good home.
I hemmed and hawed and hemmed some more over this Franciscan platter and covered dish in the Winsome pattern. I love Franciscan ware, but I wasn’t sure about this pattern. I went ahead, figuring I could sell if I got it home and didn’t like it. It’s a little more refined and lady-like than my normal style, but the lines are great.
Last week I found a tiny little butterfly needlepoint kit, and this week I found an orange poppy flower in the same line. Yay!I found some great albums this week. Best part, they were at the Goodwill bins, so they only cost $1 each. I found two Beatles albums, Abbey Road and 1967-1970, two George Carlin albums for Kevin, The West Side Story soundtrack, The Rolling Stones, A 1984 compilation album, The Graduate soundtrack, and the soundtrack to More American Graffiti.
I’ve never seen Oventex pans before, but I found these three small bread pans this week. They’re so beautiful. Who knew a bread pan could be so lovely? I don’t think I can get them clean enough to be food safe, but I’m thinking maybe planters?
As soon as I saw this weird little jacket made out of a towel, I knew that Ruby would adore it. It cost $1.50, and is perfect for after her bath. The colors are amazing. She gave it two thumbs up! (I love Michael Jackson photobombing over her shoulder LOL)
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