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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Busy Busy

Good Morning Blog Friends!

Despite being super busy lately getting things ready for Miss Norah's baby shower, I've been on a really good run on finding good junk!  I've been spending a little bit more time at the thrifts finding things for the baby shower and I've also been finding a few things here and there for myself.  Plus, this weather has been crazy!  Not 7 feet of snow and below zero temps crazy.  But 60+ degree and having to mow the lawn in February crazy.  Around here, that means more sales and more spring cleaning so the thrifts are a little fuller than usual with good stuff.


I'm so proud of myself.  These two Hazel Atlas bowls went promptly on IG and sold to a very happy customer.  The hoarder in me really wanted to keep them though!


I love the graphics on these old games.  I wish I had a better way to show them off rather than just stacking them.


Obviously not a vintage find.  I picked this book up from World Market a while back for the cover.  Lucky for me there are some awesome recipes in it too!


I've been on a 21 day cleanse that requires drinking 8 ounces of warm water with half of a lemon every morning.  It's supposed to be good for your skin.  So this old juicer is coming in handy!  Obviously the cleanse isn't working.  I got asked if I was eligible for the senior discount at Goodwill the other day! I'm 38!!!


I thrifted this mug tree the other day.  Although it's been really nice here, it's also been pretty windy.  So this is currently sitting in my To Paint pile in the garage.


I don't think I've shared this picture here.  A few weeks ago, I was searching online for an old medicine cabinet to put in the kids' bathroom.  I didn't find one.  But low & behold, I came across one for a song at an antique mall later in the day!  Love it when that happens.


I thrifted the Pineapple Party 404 last week.  I am thinking the 401 is going to be about as elusive as the 441 Balloons bowl.


When Alex moved up to Corvallis for school, Maddie took over his room and we turned her room into a guest room.  It's coming together really nicely.  It has more of a farmhouse theme going on so I needed to find a quilt for the end of the bed that wasn't pastel. 


Plus this one had little chicks on it so I think it's perfect for a farmhouse bedroom, don't you?


I found another Minnow Bucket that I worked into the bedroom too.  As soon as the sun comes back  out, I will do a post to show you guys what has been going on around here in regards to the remodel.  The chaos that surrounds it is killing me but the end results are so worth it!

Busy day today.  Maddie and I have some projects in the work for the baby shower next weekend.  I can't wait to share it with you guys!  The theme is a surprise so I can't tell you too much right now.  I hope I remember to bring my camera!

Have a wonderful weekend~

Erica

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Where's the Other Thrifter Sister?

Hi Everyone, Hanna here.  Yes, I'm still alive.  It has been so long since I've shared finds, mostly because I haven't had any!  Vintage pretties have been put on hold to make room and prepare for Miss Norah, who should be arriving in about 8 weeks.  Time flies when you're prego.

No joke, the last vintage item that came into this house was the single vintage gift Erica gave me at Christmas.  We agreed, that Christmas would be focused on baby stuff, but Erica decided I was deserving of one vintage prize.

She completed my Pyrex Flameglo set for me!  She bought me the 403 a long time ago and it has always been one of my favorites.  I mentioned to her that I wanted to whole set to use for every day.  I found the 402 a few months ago and she went ahead and completed the rest.  I seriously use it all the time and it has moved up on my list of favorite patterns.

I also guess I should mention that Erica inspired me with her no sew pillow cases the other day, so I finally got around to replacing the curtains in our kitchen.  Matt has always hated the roman shades we had because even when opened they blocked the view of the river we have.  They are now replaced.  I still can't see the river because I'm so short, but he seems happy with them.  Here's a shot of the non-river window.  The empty banana basket is very sad, stupid GD!



Matt and I took Miss Piper dog for a mini babymoon getaway last weekend to Bend.  It was so nice to get out of the house and enjoy the scenery.  I originally had big eating plans for myself, but with the diagnosis of gestational diabetes a few weeks ago, I had to put that on hold.  We still had some great meals, lots of hiking and sight seeing, and just enjoyed a little quiet time, which we both know we wont have very soon.
 We stayed really close to this awesome trail system along the Deschutes River.
 Our attempt for a family shot.  Piper was not the most cooperative.
 We also lucked out and were the only people at the Lava Cast Forest.  Weather was phenomenal, Piper could run free, and we had a great view of the mountains.

I'm hoping to get back in thrifting shape sooner than later.  I've already recruited a few friends that know they will be coming with me to estate sales once they arrive in my neck of the woods.  Babies can go to estate sales, right?  Until then, I will just continue to enjoy all of your finds and get my fix when I'm at Erica's in a few weeks!

Always a Pleasure,

Hanna

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Tons of Sales...What's Going On?

The weather here has been crazy.  Not crazy like Boston 48 feet of snow crazy but 60+ degrees and sunny crazy, every day and not an end in sight.  I'm a season girl.  That is one of the things that I love about living in Oregon. We get all 4 seasons!  But I feel like Winter is totally passing us by.  Our daffodils are already blooming!  I think a lot of people are pretty confused about what is going on because suddenly Craigslist looks like it does in the Summer.  TONS of sales.  I'm definitely not complaining.


Jadeite is becoming increasingly hard for me to find.  The top bowl is marked Fire King and the larger bowl is unmarked. 


Pottery, vintage glasses, and a vintage tablecloth...three things I love to come across at sales!


I actually bought this cake carrier a while ago but don't think I ever got around to sharing it.  I love the ones that don't have the knobs on top.  Then I can stack them better!


I found the pink Melmac cup at the thrift the other day and the pink Fire King cereal bowl at an antique mall when I went to visit Alex.

 
I bought this cute set with the intention of leaving the carafe and one of the glasses on my nightstand for water.  That idea lasted for about 5 minutes when my all too curious cat had to get on the nightstand and start rubbing on them.  Weirdo.


I am not supposed to buy anything that is part of the Hazel Atlas pink elephant collection.  Hanna wants to get all that for me.  But when you find them in an antique mall for $3 apiece, you buy them.  I'm pretty sure she will understand.


I bought the cat with the cowboy hat on Instagram for Maddie.  The BINGO and flash cards came from another garage sale.

More nice weather in our forecast.  I'd better get online and see if anything exciting is going on this weekend!

Have a great day...

Erica

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Getting Out of the House Before I Go Crazy

My house is a disaster right now.  For the past few weeks, I have lived in somewhat of a construction zone.  We are having some minor remodeling done and between the paint and flooring littering just about every surface of living area and the constant noise, I am about to lose my mind.  I cannot stand a mess.  I am horribly OCD when it comes to disarray.  So what I've been doing to avoid pulling my hair out is getting out of the house and away from the chaos.  So what do you think I've been doing?  Thrifting and antiquing.  Obviously :-)


Some cute Fire King and Hazel Atlas bowls are always good finds.


A couple of new glasses for my collections.


A child size iron that actually works from a local shop.  Easter is slowly trickling into the thrifts and antique malls.  I found this sweet pink Gurley bunny at Goodwill along with the flower frog which they had in the display case!  Dear thrift store....why do you put things in a display case and then price them at $1.99?  I understand small things like jewelry but really, who is going to stuff a giant heavy flower frog in their pocket?


Both of these items are duplicates for me but way too cheap to leave behind.  I'll probably end up selling them on IG.


I found the tiniest pottery pitcher mixed in with the planters at Goodwill.  I think I already have it but maybe in a different color.  And I am never one to pass on canisters, especially when they meet my price requirements (cheap!).  I store things in them all over the house!


I love this tray!  It is huge and I actually used it last night when I ate dinner in bed.  I live a rough life sometimes.


I found the pink one at a garage sale a couple of years ago.  Don't they look pretty together?


I treated myself to the Fire King shakers a while back.  It was killing me that I couldn't find them in the wild.  I made a really low offer to the seller on eBay and she accepted it!  So now I feel justified because even if I ever find them while I'm out and about, I bet they will be priced at least 3 times what I paid, even with shipping.  The cocktail shaker  was a recent flea market find that I just found in the back of my car.  How could I have forgotten about that?!

Another day of hiding out tomorrow.  I think I'll spend some time upstairs listing some items so I can justify bringing more home. 

Have a great evening!

Erica


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What I've Been Finding Lately...

Happy Tuesday!

This time of year, I tend to buy a bit more online and in the antique malls than I normally would.  I have a vintage itch that I just have got to scratch.  Don't judge me!  But seriously, the thought of having dig through so much junk at the thrifts in order to maybe find a single treasure coupled with the major lack of sales due to the season, makes me a little desperate.  Now, don't go thinking I'm mortgaging the house and making Alex drop out of college in order to fund the necessary purchases.  Oh no, I'm still a savvy little thrifer, even when I'm not actually thrifting.


A wonderful IG friend gave me the opportunity to purchase some of her amazing Pyrex Strategic Air Command plates.  Aqua and stars?  No way could I pass these up.


Do you guys know how long I have coveted this sweet tin?  I'm so happy I didn't give in to the full retail prices in the antique malls during the holidays.  After Christmas I got it for 50% off!


I did actually find something at the thrift recently.  While on the hunt for a dresser, I took a quick peek in the holiday stuff and found the bunny candy container.  The recipe box is full of handwritten recipes.  I will never understand how someone can just donate such an amazing family heirloom.


I'm not one to pass up a vintage cake carrier that I didn't already have, even if I'm running out of room to display them!  I love cover of this BH & G cookbook and was happy to add it to my collection.  I really need to come up with a good way to display my cookbooks.  They are so colorful!


My Snowflake collection is getting closer to completion.  I found the 043 at my favorite local antique mall the last time Hanna was visiting.


One more bowl to go and I will have the Fire King Rainbow Swirl set completed.  It will probably be the hardest one to find!

One of the things on my wish list for 2015 was a new shelf to display my vintage tablecloths.



It always feels so good to check things off of my wish list!

Linking up over at Sir Thrift-A-Lot.  It's been a while!

Have an awesome week~

Erica




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hi There!

Well, like most of my other New Year's Resolutions, I have failed the one where I said I was going to blog more.  I am not going to make any excuses.  Nope, it's just life.  I'm sure you can all attest to that!  But even though this chaos may be hindering my blogging abilities, it hasn't slowed me down too much from bringing home some good junk!


I am totally blaming Sarah from Makin' Projiks for my new quilt obsession.  This twin sized feedsack quilt was in perfect condition.  No mending or cleaning required!  Plus the price was in my range so off the antique mall bed and into my car it went (after I paid of course).


I wish I could have found more of the Hazel Atlas glasses in the thrift!  But I'm happy with the one I found, especially since I didn't already have it in my collection.  The bunnies and donkey napkin were from a local antique mall.


Another thrifted glass that I didn't have.


Bought these as a pair but only wanted the pink for my collection.  I guess Alex will get a vintage Bakelite meat fork for his apartment :-)


Some lucky finds on the Pyrex front too!  It is super rare for me to find something that I don't already have in a pattern that I collect so I was thrilled to find the Horizon Blue 045 with it's lid.  The aqua 401 was found at the same thrift I have found several other pieces of aqua at over the years. 


I found another juice glass to go with my Hazel Atlas star carafe.  Wonder how long it will take me to find the full set? 



And will you look at this!  Those of you who read Kim's blog, Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker, may recognize this amazing vintage Arizona souvenir tablecloth.  After commenting how I needed to find one of my own since Brian is from Arizona, she so sweetly sent me hers!  Thanks so much Kim!  It is definitely my favorite in my whole tablecloth collection.  I mean, it has cowboys and cowboy boots on it!  What's not to love?

And speaking of Arizona, the U of A basketball game is getting ready to start so I gotta go!  Hope you all are having a good week and that you are finding lots of treasures of your own.

~Erica


Monday, January 12, 2015

Fun Stuff!

Happy Monday!

With life finally somewhat back to normal after the madness of the holidays, I have had a little bit of time to hunt around town to see if there is anything that I have to have.  Luckily I haven't been disappointed!


First and foremost, check out what Hanna bought me for Christmas!  Since my Hazel Atlas pink elephant set is getting close to completion, she has started me the pink pig collection!


An amazingly perfect Wilendur tablecloth and vintage towel were my reward for going into a thrift that I have zero luck at every time I go!


On my way home from the flea market yesterday, I decided to stop at the same store and found even more pretty linens.

And speaking of the flea market...


I found this gorgeous and almost perfect Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt.  It just needs to be washed and layed out to dry.  It will be a while until the weather is nice enough for that!


I've seen this Fire King bowl a lot in my junk hunting days but have managed to hold off on paying the high prices I've seen it marked at.  My reward?  $5 at the flea market!


I bought a grab bag of vintage Valentine's just to get the cute cowboy one.


I couldn't pass up this sweet box for my display.


The bonus was that it was full of all of these unused cards.  Look!  Another cowboy one!

Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus.

Have a great week!

~Erica