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.