I actually made a trip up to Tipp last week to shop at one of my favorite vintage/antique stores will be closing its doors at the end of the month and many of its dealers were offering their goods on sale. While I probably missed the most prime selection of items during the first week of the sale, I still came away with a couple of bag loads that I deemed to be great goodies! It was so much fun to get out of the house and do something for myself, for a change! While I bought more than these few items, I thought I’d save the rest of them for another post.
What luck that these purchases coincided with Rhoda bringing back Today’s Thrifty Treasures~ the first one since its winter hiatus.
And since my purchases are all second-hand treasures, I’ll also be linking to Diane’s 2nd Time Around Tuesday party at her blog, A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words. I hope you’ll visit her, as well.
I haven’t made a collage of any kind for some time now, and had almost forgotten how to do it, so I thought I’d add this to Mosaic Monday at Mary’s Little Red House. I think I need to upgrade to some kind of program so I can make better mosaics like many of you who create masterpieces. What are your secrets for creating such cool mosaics, anyway?
I’ve been eyeing this industrial metal stool for months, but didn’t want to pay the $42 asking price. It has an adjustable height spinning seat and was most likely used in a factory or some type of laboratory setting. The dealer offered it at 40% off. My sister-in-law, Bette, laughingly said that if I didn’t take it, she would, so I had her help me haul it off to the wrap desk! I’m using it at the kitchen island to help take a load off my feet while I prepare meals. Oh, and have I been preparing meals- Three times a day is not something I’ve done for a very long time!
I always look for old locks and keys, so when I found these in a dealer’s case marked at 1/2 off, I knew they had to come home with me to be placed in a silver bowl. Spending that dollar sure paid off.
Birdhouses are another weakness for me and this miniature one found a home on the shelf on my kitchen hutch, nestled between my tarnished silver sugar and creamer.
I thought this old shaving mug and brush would look nice in Mr. Sullivan’s bathroom once it gets remodeled. I believe it only cost me $3.00.
I’ve been accumulating blue/white plates to create a display wall in one of the guest rooms. This platter will contribute to that collection. It was another 1/2 off purchase.
I really like the quaint village scene.
Had to get me some bunny love for Easter! This ceramic momma bunny and her baby just made me smile.
I found this miniature stoneware bunny cup for only $2.00. Isn’t it cute?
This silver plated salt and pepper shaker set will be one of the items that I’m including in my give-away to celebrate my one year anniversary of blogging. So many of us just adore birds, so I thought this would make a nice addition to someone’s collection.
Stay tuned to see what else I’ll be including in my give-away. Don’t forget to visit Rhoda, Diane, Mary and all their party participants!