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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recent Happy Finds


Good Morning!

In the last week, I have been doing a little more thrifting than usual.  It is that time of year for vintage Christmas so I've been checking for it pretty often.  Plus, since I head up to visit Alex once a week, I can hit those out of town thrifts too! My hunting has been paying off pretty well...


A while back, I thrifted the red Hazel Atlas bowl.  Last week I found the white one at Goodwill.  I heard that there is also a blue to the set?


I love the shabby look of these Lu Ray teacups.


My first thrifted vintage Christmas item of the season!


I bought these clear refrigerator dishes for the lids and the two Flame Glo 402 bowls out of Pyrex desperation :-)


I hit the vintage sheet jackpot at St. Vinney's!


I can count on one hand the number of times I have found a vintage tablecloth at the thrift.  The funny thing is that I have found them all at the same one!


I found these Fire King mugs at the same thrift as the tablecloth.  My aunt gave me two a few years ago so now I have a set of four to go with my Thanksgiving decorations.

In all the madness surrounding my Christmas decorating, I completely forgot that Thanksgiving is next week!  Off to make my list....

Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus

Have a great week!

Erica

 
 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Flea Market Finds

Good Morning!

I am at a loss to come up with another name for this post.  It just makes sense.  Things I found.  At the flea market.  Obviously.


This turquoise fan brings me to three....an official collection!


I haven't found any old games in quite a while.  I picked these up at a 50% off table.


You will never see me pass up Shiny Brites in the original boxes for $2 apiece.  Ever.


I am super torn about this item.  I would love to use it in my bathroom but am also not wanting to remove it from it's original packaging.


I know that these aren't old but it is pretty rare to find Fiestaware glassware in my area.  I love the retro type graphic on these.


A couple new books for Maddie and a Thermo Ware cup in my favorite color for me.


How cute is this?!  I rarely find vintage Valentine's Day d├ęcor other than valentines.  And this Napco planter has a pixie on it!


I love these old tins so much, especially the stripes on the Texcel Tape one. 


I have zero business buying another blow mold.  But for a buck, he had to come home with me.


A snowman Gurley and some Santa friends for my collections.


I bought these pixies and Santa picks from the nicest seller.  She promised to bring more vintage Christmas next time.  Is that a good or bad thing for me?

Linking up with:

Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Distressed Donna Down Home for Make it Monday
Woman in Real Life for Vintage Bliss Tuesdays
Bella Rosa Antiques for Let's Talk Vintage

Have a great day!

~Erica

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Hello There!

Well, I didn't go a whole week between posts this time!  But pretty dang close.  I've been busy sorting through all my hoard of vintage Christmas in the past few days. I decided that I am not going to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate this year.  I am going to do a little bit everyday, rather than try and cram it all in to one weekend.  Hopefully, this will reduce the overwhelming stress that I get this time of year. I'd like to enjoy the holidays for once, not look at them like they are another chore.

I'm still finding some good stuff here and there.  Antiquing and thrifting are how I relax and believe me, relaxation is definitely something I've needed lately.


Some IG finds from one of my favorite sellers.  The blanket is perfect for the end of my bed.  I also picked up a couple of vintage towels too.


I got the salt shaker in a mixed grab bag of vintage and newer shakers.  Then the following week, a seller on IG had the matching pepper one.


I bought this rusty old rake minus the handle from Into Vintage's booth at Monticello Antique Mall in Portland.  It will be perfect for Maddie to hang her necklaces from.


I was beyond excited to find this chalkware Black German Shepherd dresser caddy.  Looks like my Brewski!


The tag on this tablecloth said it was found at a Ladies Auxiliary rummage sale. How neat!


I love finding Gurley candles that I don't already have.  This Santa candle is huge!


This old recipe file is the perfect shade of Jadeite green and full of awesome old recipes!


My Daisy set is complete!  I just needed the bottom space saver but the seller was selling them as a pair so I ended up with another of the larger space saver.  Dang :-)


Never one to pass up vintage glassware, especially when it's pink!  I also can't seem to stop buying these Hazel Atlas ivy bowls. 

Linking up with The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe and How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.

Off to do some more decorating.  Have a great weekend!

~Erica

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Is This Becoming A Thing?

I have noticed that my blog posts are becoming farther and farther apart.  I strive to post at least twice a week but lately it's been more like once!  It's not for lack of junk (thank goodness), or even lack of time.  It's that damn Instagram!  It's just so easy to snap a quick picture and post it for the IG world to see.  As a result, our poor little blog is being neglected.  I didn't even take pictures to share my Halloween decorations!  Oh well, if you want to see those, head to (where else?), Instagram.

Last weekend I flew solo up to Portland for a huge show at the Expo.  Maddie decided to go deer hunting with her dad.  No thank you.  I prefer junk hunting.  I missed my girl but the amount of awesomeness I found more than made up for my lonliness.


You know it's going to be a good show when your first purchase of the day is the larger bowl in the Pyrex Eyes set for seven bucks!


This Hazel Atlas juice carafe has been on my wish list for as long as I can remember.  It was even on my mind as I was driving up to Portland!  I can't believe I finally have it!  The matching juice glass was at the very next booth.


I have become obsessed with the pastel Tupperware tumblers.  They are so durable and pretty!  The flamingo and chick glasses I got at separate booths.  The blue star Swanky Swig was one I didn't have!


The Glasbake handled bowls have really grown on me.  My family uses them all the time so I was happy to add two more to the stack.  When I asked the sweet little old lady at the booth with the Fire King Jadeite refrigerator dish how much it was, she said "Oh, I have to ask at least five dollars for that."  Love it!  The Hazel Atlas striped bowl will join it's red friends on my red Cosco cart and the candle holders will go in a jar with the rest of my collection.
 

The Gurley Thanksgiving candles will join the rest of their friends when I put out my Thanksgiving decorations later on today.


There was so much vintage Christmas at this show!  So so so so much!!!  I am so proud of myself for only allowing these three things to come home with me. 


But when it came to vintage Halloween, all that restraint flew right out the window!


Rounding out my show purchases was all the cuteness!  The Bambi will join Maddie's collection.  I've been pretty lucky finding the chalkware fish lately.  Now I just need to find a good spot for all of them.  The flamingo decals are some I had never seen before and didn't already have in my collection.  And the Lefton bluebird wall pockets?  Another thing on my wish list at a price I couldn't walk away from.

Such a fun show but the treasure hunting didn't end there!  I hit a couple of antique malls too.  More on what I found there next time!

Linking up with:

Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus
Melissa's Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday
Distressed Donna Down Home for Make it Monday

Have an awesome day & don't forget to set your clocks back!

~Erica

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Flea Finds...

Happy Sunday!

I am loving the flea market this year.  With the exception of shows, it's really the only place that I can find treasures during the fall and winter months.  Unfortunately, our antique malls seem to be pretty neglected lately.  I can go in month after month and it's always the same stuff.  And my favorite mall just got bought out and it is mostly new made to look old and painted furniture.  So it's off to the flea and the occasional thrift for me.


I know, I know...ANOTHER soda crate!


This quilt is the most perfect shade of turquoise.


A nice guy that used to have an antique mall booth was unloading all of his stuff for a quarter each!  See that awesome fabric?  It is the most amazing apron!


The exact two Yellow Gooseberry bowls I needed to complete my set!


Two new to me suitcases to add to my tower


Pinterest-Worthy, don't you think?


And two baby dolls...


For when my niece comes to visit!  Isn't this the best gender reveal you've ever seen?  Perfect for one Pyrex loving sister to another.

Until next time...

~Erica

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time Flies!

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe I haven't posted in over a week.  It doesn't seem like it's been that long since Hanna let you all in on her exciting news!  As soon as she gives me the thumbs up, I'll share with you all the sweet personalized announcement she sent especially for me.

A couple of weekends ago, my BFF Rachel, Maddie, and I headed up to Albany to do a little out of town treasure hunting.  It was a pretty good day!


Love the graphics on the Mason jar lid box.  It's always a good day when I find a Swanky Swig that I don't already have.  And how perfect is this coffee cup?  I posted it on Instagram and said it had my name all over it!


It's a good thing those glasses are tiny!  Then I can keep fitting more on my shelf.


I also thrifted this awesome handmade table and am still on the fence as to whether or not to paint it.


I found two (!) open bakers hidden underneath a table at an antique mall.  I could tell by the way one was sitting in the other that they weren't divided dishes, even though one had a DD lid!


The Fire King refrigerator dish has a pattern on it that I have never seen before.  And I finally found one of the Fire King Rainbow Swirl bowls in person.  Now to find the other three!


Just in time for Halloween!  You all know how hard it can be to find vintage Halloween decorations so you gotta grab them when you can find them at a good price!


Another Thermos and pretty floral tin for my collections.


I would have to say my collection has gotten a little out of control!


It's a good thing that I have blog friends like Pam at House of Hawthornes to show alternative uses for them (and a husband willing to try).

That's all for today! 

~Erica