I’ve decided that instead of saying that I’m going “thrifting,” I’m now going to be calling it, ” hunting and gathering.” I have more than a few friends who just don’t understand why I like to frequent yard and rummage sales. They think that “thrifting” sounds like I am out scrounging! LOL So hunting and gathering it is… Do ya think it gives what we do a little more class? Or does it sound as if I’m a pioneer woman who needs to go out looking for food for my family? *grin*
I have failed to post any of my gathered finds from the past few weeks. I really haven’t been out much- it’s been so hot, plus I’ve had other projects going on. But while reorganizing some shelves in the kitchen and in the entertainment center today, I figured it would be a good time show off some of the things that I have “hunted and gathered” recently. The husband and I traveled to Tipton, Indiana earlier in the month to shop at the Horton’s French Flea Market, but I really only bought a few things. Mostly, I walked around in awe of all the gorgeous displays at this wonderful sale. I didn’t purchase too many things at the outing we Buckeye Bloggers had in Tipp City a few weeks ago, either. I think on that day, I was too busy chatting to do much serious shopping!
This reclaimed wood shelf from 2-Day Designs was in one of the guest rooms up until last week. I brought it downstairs , put it in the kitchen, and filled it with white tea pots, creamers, and my new measuring cups.
This liquid measuring cup caught my eye when I saw it in one of the booths at the flea market. It’s really not practical- you can’t really measure anything because there aren’t any markings on the inside of the cup.I have Pyrex measuring cups for that- this one is just for display. When I was little, we used to say, “It’s for pretty…”
These nested measuring cups coordinate with the liquid measure real well even though they were bought at another booth. I like that they have little pouring spouts.
These porcelain fruits came from my favorite shop in Waynesville, The Peddler Shop. They fit perfectly in this bowl. I set it out on the table to photograph them, since the shelf was too dark to see them very well.
I found this piece of silver in Jean’s booth at Past Perfect Vintage Home and Garden, my favorite shop in Tipp City. When I bought it, I really hoped that it would be the right size as a base for one of my cloches…..
Sure enough, my cloche fit perfectly inside it!
I didn’t want to leave the cloche empty, so I placed a cherub that I found at a yard sale around the corner from me last week. Bought it for 50¢, then painted it to look like stone. It was originally pink. Eewww…..
The owner of Past Perfect added this old leather camera bag as a freebie to my purchases. He was planning on tossing it out because of a broken strap. I just doubled it onto itself, and one would never know that it was broken!
I added to my small camera collection with this Kodak Duraflex. It came from Jean’s booth, as well.
These miniature spools were another find in Jean’s booth. She has some of the most interesting objects! They’re only about 4 inches long and I paid $1.29 for each one.
I have this really bizarre bell cloche that distorts anything inside of it, but it was the perfect size to cover the spools.
I’m thinking that this coffee bean burlap sack would be perfect to cover an old footstool. I found this one for a very reasonable price in Donna’s booth at Horton’s.
Well, guess the hunting and gathering will have to begin once again this week. I need my fix again!
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