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Thursday, September 6, 2012

What I Like to Find When I Go Thrifting



I've been out lookin' for stuff lately. I always have something in mind when I go thrifting, but I also find other things at a good price that have a certain appeal for me, and you will find a few of them here. I'm also going to list all the prices, which I don't always do, so that you can know what just a few bucks will buy if you look hard enough these days. I tend to go for useful, basic, and simple things. Items I might sell, give as a gift, or keep for myself. And I have BIG enthusiasm for all my little finds!





The lace runners were 2.99 each. Soft, clean, and in perfect shape. But the vintage hangers were a good buy too at 49 cents each. They're perfect for hanging and displaying all kinds of things.





This vintage/antique jug was also 2.99. It's eight inches high, hasn't a chip on it, and is pretty as can be. It's not quite my style so will probably be a gift. The other side is quite different which I will show you further along.





It's full of fantastic details!




In the foreground with fabric roses is a small vintage Shenango ironstone bowl. It has a woman's face for handles which I found profoundly difficult to photograph.  Three dollars, and a keeper!










   









The reverse. And after photographing, I saw that there's a bit of the price label still clinging to the front. OOPS!









Ninety-nine cents for a vintage frosted tumbler that is oh so shabby chic, and with all the gold still intact. (Is it maybe new?)




There's nothing more practical than ironstone! Mug, twenty-nine cents. Curvy bowl, a splurge at 5.00. The small platters, 1.99 each.






The silverplate flatware was an indulgence. I love this vintage Rogers Bros. pattern called Daffodil, but have never found any before. I found several mixed pieces, and will keep looking for more. Ninety-nine cents each piece.




The ironstone platter they are displayed in, 3.99.






I gave them their first going over with the silver polish because I couldn't wait to see them gleam, but I'll need to work on them some more. It makes my hands a mess, so I would never do it before the Cinderella ball! I'm my own servant for my servanted life!  ;o)






Perfect vintage cotton handworked pillowcases. Already washed and ironed. Four dollars each.  












I have a bunch of these already. I wonder how many I would need in order to stop buying them? But I love their nostalgia, and I keep finding different varieties. See that extra long one? And the ones with the wire band? Seven dollars and ninety-five cents for the bunch. Not a steal.















That's what I've been up to. How about you?
Hope you're having fun somewhere!

Jacqueline





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41 comments:

Sarah said...

Always fun to see what follows you home, and then you stage it so beautifully when you share. ;-)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow! What beautiful thrifty treasure you found. There's nothing quite like finding so many goodies at such bargain prices. Love your lace, flatware, and that pitcher. Love it all.

Linda said...

I sure am having fun!!!
My thrifty buys this week are a bit different than yours..

But yours are certainly beautiful...I only dream of finding such things...

Love the pillow cases...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed what you brought home! Now, I love that jug with the roses on it! The lace is gorgeous and the silverware; lovin it! Thanks for sharing your thrift finds. Hope you'll come and see mine. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The flowered pitcher and lace has my name all over it! I wish I had gotten to the store before you! I would have bought the clothes pins too, sometimes you have to pay it when you won't find it again!

Carol

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love all of your thrifty finds. Oh boy.. I need to find some clothespins...love that pitcher.
~Clara

Darlene said...

Love your great finds! take care, darlene

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

Simply Beautiful! great finds and great photos as always. enjoy your wknd!

Susy said...

Love everything you found and it always looks marvelous in your settings ~ and I think the pitcher you're not sure about is a beauty. Can I be your friend (**

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What wonderful finds and what great prices! Love that pitcher with the roses on it and also the little cup with the ladies face for the handle. What treasures! My latest finds were two red transferware cups and saucers. I sure got excited for $1.00 a piece! This was a fun post. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy

Katherine Wolak said...

Look how many fantastic finds!!! Love each and every one!! What stunning treasures! :)

Hugs,

jeanetteann said...

Jacqueline,I'm going back for another browse,it's all just so lovely. Don't you feel great when you come home with a haul like this. I love that jug,but that's the problem I have,I can't part with all the goodies I find,even though I buy them for sale sometimes. x

elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed seeing your treasures and it was fun to know how much you paid for them. I love the silverware, the pillowcases, the ironstone and those lovely old clothespins!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The pillowcases would make a beautiful addition to any bedroom. All lovely finds and beautifully photographed.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What fantastic finds Jacqueline,
I love the jug..its hand painted and i would love to have those gorgeous pillow cases.!
you have an eye for lovely things.
once again a lovely post
wishing you a happy weekend
val x

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

OH you found my Grandmother's silver! I love that pattern and have posted about it several times. Like you, I have never seen any out and about.
Love the jug/creamer..if they have a rose and they are under $5 I can not resist them!

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ what lovely treasures and for so little ! I love those little clothespins too and can't stop buying them ;-)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

where do i begin mon amie?? Love the frosted glasses..the old clothespins, the lace but...my oh my...ADORE that flatware pattern! yum!!!! :0

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

really elegant

Jan @Door251

Haworth said...

Oh Claudia, I just love all your wonderful finds. And the bargains balance out the few that were a bit more dear. I remember making clothespin dollies with pins like that. In fact I still have one that we use as a Chrismas ornament.... it easily grips the tree branches. Have a lovely weekend!

SizzleandZoom said...

This is one of my favorite of your posts. Not just because of your beautiful finds but also because you priced them. The little white bowl with the precious face is wonderful and I collect vintage pillowcases and I love those, too.

FleaingFrance - French Shopping said...

Isn't thrifting the best? Finding a treasure buried in the midst of a pile is my favorite thing to do.
Have a wonderful weekend and greetings from the brocantes of France!
Simone

Mom E. said...

Jacqueline,
I LOVE your taste! It is so much fun to look at all your ideas. They are so gorgeous. It gives me great inspiration!
Lanette

ImSoVintage said...

Looks like a fabulous haul to me :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You found so many wonderful treasure. I am definately in love with the silver pattern...georgous!

wendy said...

I am a sucker for pitchers...of all kinds. They are just glorious I think. You found a good one there.

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

All your acquisitions are beautiful and all co-ordinate so perfectly.
I am in love with the linen and the jug with the flowers, it is so rich.
Have a delightful weekend

Helen x

Town and Country Gals said...

Jacqueline,
your "thrifty" finds are fabulous! Isn't it the best feeling to find beautiful things for great prices?
Love the silverware, what a lovely pattern, and the ironstone platter wonderful price! You did fantastic!
Rebecca

Claudia said...

Great finds, Jacqueline! I always find price information interesting - thanks for taking a moment to share that with us. It certainly reinforces the fact that you got some good deals!

Love that pitcher!

xo
Claudia

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

I thought I was going to be content to sit here today and sip some coffee and blog browse, but you have me itching to get junkin! Fantastic finds, and as always beautifully presented.

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi, I am your newest follower. Your finds are all wonderful. I like the pillowcases and lace and that silverware, my grandma had that pattern. Brings back very sweet memories of her. I noticed you had dishes like mine, Stafforshire Bouquet! How neat! I hope you will come visit me on my blog. Have a great weekend! Gina

Carolyn said...

I think you and I like the same things! I love the pillowcases as I don't see them here very often.

Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Gorgeous finds! Love the white porcelain Victorian pitcher with the roses!!! I saw in a Romantic Homes magazine lately where they had wound lace around the vintaage clothespins and placed several in a vintage mason jar...made me think of your photography! Now, I see these vintage clothespins on your post! Clever idea, huh? We're preparing to replace the mums in the front flower bed since ours didn't survive the drought this year! Not real exciting here on the Prairie...but real life! Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh... those are wonderful finds. Have you bought a new clothespin lately, they're horrible, thin and weak, and break so easily. No wonder you keep buying the real thing. The bowl with the woman's face is just enchanting... wow. And, i guess my favorite of your finds are the silverplate knives, forks and spoons. What a gorgeous pattern, it takes my breath away..

Cindy

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow, Jacqueline, great finds! Everything is just beautiful!!! I know why you keep buying those clothespins. They just don't make them like that anymore...

xoxo laurie

GardenGirl said...

Love it all...thanks for sharing <3

Debbie Keady said...

I LOVED the beautiful little jug with the ROSES when you turned it around.....WOW and I loved the Daffodil flatware. WOW you found some beautiful treasures!!!!! Thank you for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your finds are fabulous, Jacqueline, especially at such thrifty prices. The daffodil pattern is so pretty! When I was a little girl (a couple of years ago), my grandmother gave me a "youth" place setting in that pattern. I was fortunate to find several pieces of it recently!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Sherry said...

Oh my word I have to start looking at the silverplate when I thrift! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Linda Stubbs said...

Hello.......just happend to find you on pinterest.......I inherited my mothers piece collection of the Rogers Bros. pattern called Daffodil. It was so fun to see it in the picture where you found some pieces. I love it and we always use it for family holidays. Very beautiful pic! Blessings!

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