Thursday, October 16, 2008

Recent Thrifting Finds

In preparing for my upcoming sale, I have been hitting my local thrifting resources hard. Of course, in the process of buying things for the sale, I have found a few treasures that had to come home with me.

Here is my .50 washboard, .50 vintage plate, and $2 vintage french postcard from the Alameda flea market... hanging in my laundry closet:
(excuse the terrible photography; it was impossible to photograph this w/out flash)

Notice the postcard is of 2 women doing laundry... how could I resist?

Next are 3 cream/milk bottles from a local family creamery. Not sure if they're old, but they're definitely cute and look really great on the window sill in my kitchen:

I got this cheese dome/cloche for about $3 and it looks great on my stack of glass cake plates:

The ironstone/transferware plate in the background was scored at Alameda for $7.50 (in mint condition!) and the artichoke finial was $2:

This bag had been a woman's mother's carry-on for when she traveled. It is hand lined with baby blue asian print silky fabric and is in pristine condition. It was so sweet, and for $3, I couldn't resist:

And lastly, the soup tureen of my dreams. I had seen it at Goodwill for at least a month but in that setting it just didn't call out to me. Finally one day I asked the price (it was at the front counter with the "good" stuff) and when the clerk said $6.99 I decided it was too good a deal to pass up. Now it sits proudly in my hutch in my dining room. I LOVE IT! I can't believe I didn't snatch it up before... all 4 pieces were included in the price. Love.


Laurel MacD said...

As always, you have great taste.

Wendy said...

Lovely stuff...I must admit I am jealous of the artichoke finial...I have been looking for one for ages, but they are always too expensive. $2 is a steal! Great find!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

You found some AWESOME stuff. I have sat here and tried, but cannot pick a favorite. They're all GREAT.

Bella Casa said...

You found some really lovely things!

I heart the soup tureen, artichoke finial and those sweet, sweet milk jugs the most!

I hate using the flash, too! ;)


Meaghan said...

pretty impressive buys! I like the vases :)


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I just love that aqua plate & that soup tureen would have come home with me too! I need one more that size to balance the other one.

Meg said...

I found you through southern sassyness! Blogging is all new to me and I don't know how I existed before!! What did I do with all my free time??

Your thrift finds are so awesome and I would love to ask your advice on thrifting.. I am new to that as well!

do you go to the same stores on a regular basis?

what is the farthest you would travel to thrift?

I need to do a search on this topic cause I think I am hooked! I went to goodwill and to salvation army in the last two days.. and I did find some AWESOME stuff... But, they were not close.. I need to read a thrifting tutorial.. any ideas where I can find one???

Thanks for a great and inspirational blog!

Kari said...

Hi Meg! I didn't see your comment until just now! I love thrifting and I hit a couple of local shops every couple of weeks, sometimes more often, and I will go about 20 minutes away, not too much farther unless I am SUPER bored and know positively the place has great junk. Otherwise, it's not worth the gas. But it's so much fun hunting! Some days I find lots of treasures, other times I walk out empty handed. You never know. I am totally hooked as well. LOL about what you did with your time before blogging - I wonder the same thing!