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?
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