Sunday, March 21, 2010

A-thriftin’ I have been and a give-away reminder….


Thought I’d show you some more of the goodies I found while out on a couple of my thrifting excursions last week.  Along with some vintage items, I found a few more Easter decorations, including this Fitz and Floyd bunny plate that I’m displaying on the checkerboard table in the kitchen.


He’s so sweet looking, with that garland of flowers around his neck. I don’t think the seller knew what she was getting rid of. I snatched him up for the paltry sum of $2.00.



Glitter everywhere with this sparkly little box showcasing a little church and steeple, as well as a bottlebrush tree decorated with Easter eggs.




I love this “olden-looking” girl bunny sitting in her wire high chair.  She reminded me of a bunny rabbit I used to have many moons ago, but got rid of  when I decided that “country” was no longer my style.  I am still kicking myself for taking multiple carloads to Goodwill after my last garage sale!  What WAS I thinking?  



Bunny girl cost me $3.00 and the wired high chair was a mere dollar.




Now, I don’t have any idea what I am going to do with these two little metal molds. They just intrigued me and I had to have them!  Does anyone have a clue as to what they may have been used for?



This little nudie baby is kinda scary, really! Check out those peepers and the little curly Q in his hair. I think he’s saying, “Please pick me up.”  Either that or, “BOO!”


I’m not sure why this young boy has his hand down his pants.   *grin*

Maybe he is just reaching into a pocket in  his little bloomers.





Once I shine up this child’s silver cup, I think I’ll fill it with some moss and a couple of little colored Easter eggs.




I’m linking to  Rhoda’s party on Monday. I’m so glad she brought this meme back now that we all seem to be getting out in the better weather to thrift shop. Stop by to see what everyone found this week.




You should also visit Linda at Coastal Charm to check out Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. It’s my first time at her par-tay, and I’m anxious to meet some new friends!


I’m also linking with Leigh @Tales from Bloggeritaville  for her Thrifty Thursday meme. Don’t forget to stop there, too.


And don’t forget to visit my  Give-away post HERE to celebrate my first year of blogging.  Deadline to comment and enter on this post is Wednesday, March 24.



 click on picture to see Give-away post


Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did find some treasures. I love the Fritz and Floyd bunny - great price. You did good!
Have a great week.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Also, meant to add - those may be candy molds. Many years ago, I had a collection of candy molds and very old cookie cutters. I may have given them to my daughter - need to ask her.(memory slipping :-)) That little boy one looks like he is about to cry! :-D

ritad said...

What a SCORE of the Fitz and Floyd bunny plate! Way to go.

Lori E said...

I am pretty sure they are chocolate molds. That is a Kewpie doll with his hands up.
You got rid of your country stuff? Oh I'll bet you had some real nice stuff.

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Brynwood Needleworks said...

I agree with Lori E. Chocolate molds and a Kewpie doll, for one. I'm baffled by the little one with its hands in its pocket.

However, register me Officially Envious. I LOVE the rabbit plate. It's fabulous! I want it. I know I can't have it. Hence, O.E.!!! (Waaaaa!) ADDED: NOW I understand the meaning of the second mold I spoke of in the first paragraph...He's envious (jealous), too!! ;-)

Really, though. Thanks for sharing your finds. Good for you for finding such wonderful and thrifty finds.

I deleted the first post to add a comment to the end of my second paragraph...

Marla said...

You really found some saweet Easter decorations, the bunny plate is fabulous. Hey I know what you mean I have given away some really cute items, because I was "over" the country stage, but I still heart a little bit of country whimsy. Happy Spring! Marla

Cozy Little House said...

I love the bunny plate! I've even looked online for bunnies from that company. And here you've found one!

farmlady said...

Well, it looks like you had a fun day. Very nice things. Those molds are probably chocolate molds. Melt some chips. Butter or spray the molds and pour the melted chocolate into them. Refrigerate. When hardened put a warm wash cloth on them and they should slip right out. Tie a cute ribbon around them and give them as gifts.
Cellophane bags are good for these too.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful finds, Sue!

I made a bunch of those bunnies and their clothes, way back when. I don't know what happened to them. I made a pair of large ones for my mother and some smaller ones. I think they went on a garage sale at one time or other.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Love the bunny plate and the cup. The little molds ARE intriguing but that baby sort of freaks me out ;). I think he's definitely saying "boo"! Looking forward to seeing all of your Easter decorations!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Fun finds, Sue! You're right, that little baby mold is kinda scary. But, I do love the F&F bunny plate, that was a steal.

randee said...

love your finds! i think the baby has a tummy ache!

thanks for stopping by last week. i'd love to join you & other ohio bloggers. i have 2 nieces & my daughter who also blog in central ohio.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Great finds. The little nudie boy reminds me of an old cartoon character but I can't remember which one.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hey Sue.....Looks like chocolate molds to me. I think they are darling! I have a couple of antique chocolate molds and I love to display them. Love your black and white bunny!~Hugs, Patti

Vintage Remixed said...

Hi Sue,

Looks like you had a very successful week in treasures. Love those little bunnies. Hard to believe Easter is around the corner. Is this year flying by or what?

Debra from Bungalow said...

Love that sweet bunny plate. What a great find.

I agree that the molds may have been used for chocolate, they're cute.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you come back and visit often.

Merrie said...

Love the bunny tray- its very charming.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You have some great finds, but that silver cup steals the show. Love your thoughts about what to do with it. Linda

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sue, It tickles me to no end to see what everyone finds and buys on their thrifting excursions. I like the word you used to describe the bunny....olden. I think I will refer to myself as olden. Sounds so much better than just plain old! LOL....Love that bunny. My neighbor made a 3 foot tall bunny like that for my grand-daughter. Just because. Wasn't that nice. Have a wonderful week Sue, xo Lynn

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love the silver cup, and that first little bunny plate is so cute!! :) Thanks for the visit!

Kathleen said...

She's Back!
Great finds..yep choc kewpie doll..Try to make some candy with them, I want to see..
Your bunnies are adorable..
Spring is coming, Sue..better times!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, I love ALL your pretties....they make me smile with delight.

Happy Spring!!

Barb ♥

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Sue! On the silver whatchamacallits (chocolate molds?)...the one with the hands up is definitely a "scary" baby. The other...judging by the poofy sleeves and the frilly hem around the bottom of "her" shorts, I thought it was a little girl with her hand in her pocket. I could be wrong. You see a hand in pants. Tomato, tamata, get your mind outta the gutter! ha!

Love the Fitz & Floyd bunny!


Charli and me said...

Hi Sue, You have found yourself some beautiful things. I love those little molds. You could make some nice treats with those. Thank you for stopping by to visit with me. You asked about the shamrocks on my glasses. They are glitter foam art. I just stuck them on before the party. Thank you for asking. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Susie Q said...

Suey? When that bunny plate goes missing, do NOT look at me. I repeat, do NOT look at me. Nope.
Not. Me. Nope...


Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Love the bunny plate. Especially the price. The wire highchair is so unique. I love it.

Melissa Miller said...

Sue you found some precious new items. I adore the bunny plate. ~Lovely!

Lou Cinda said...

You did good!!! Love the bunny platter! And the bunny and wire high chair, so cute!!

I laughed at the comment about the little boy with his hands down his pants! lol I go to all of my son's baseball games and I am forever asking my husband, "What is it with all the "adjusting" that they do out there?" I mean in front of everybody with some of them it is just constant!!

My husband says I would have to be a man to understand!! lol

Hope everyone is feeling good at your house!

Lou Cinda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sue! What cute finds I love that bunny plate! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Linda said...

That bunny plate is so adorable and the silver cup is very pretty! Thanks for coming to my PAR-TAY...I hope you are having a FUN time:)


The Muse said...

i so needed a good laugh, and your post about the little molds...gave me a much needed grin!
i am following all my blogs privately now, wanted to let you know that is why my avatar will not show openly in the google reader. i am continuing to deal with a nasty stalking issue, and so i must take this action, rest assured, i am here ... :)
so happy to hear your wit once more :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sue...

My friend, I love, love, LOVE all of your fabulous treasure finds! Girl, I can't believe that you got that precious bunny plate for just $2...that's awesome! I just love all sweet bunnies...the little bunny with the darling little dress in the chair...sooo cute!!! Hmmm...I have no clue as to what the molds were used for but they look very old and like you said...they are intriquing! The little boy looks as though he is about to cry...I bet he has a sticker down his knickers! hehe! You're too funny, Girlfriend! Thank you for sharing your fabulous treasure finds with us...I love them!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring vignette and for leaving me such a sweet note, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Sue I just died laughing at the candy mold with the little boy...maybe he's getting coins out of his pocket ha ha!! Love that bunny in a high chair too cute...Girl you done not the better stuff...How are you doing my friend...Thanks for coming by girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue said...

Hi Sue....Yup.those are chocolate molds...I just spent the day yesterday at the candy shop picking out some new molds....that certainly is what they are...a little creepy though.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am having the worst time getting around to all the blogs and it is driving me nuts in two ways. One, when I don't get to yours, I miss SO much! just plain makes me feel bad..
I love your blog..and enjoy every single visit..