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Friday, February 28, 2014

Treasures From All Over

Is everybody ready for the weekend?  I sure am.  For some reason, this week has been dragging and I have constantly been thinking it is one day later than it actually is. 
Even though the forecast for the next few days is rainy and cold, I'm pretty optimistic that this is going to be a good weekend.  I hit a pretty good estate sale this morning.  I haven't had a chance to photograph everything yet because it is pretty dreary outside so that will have to wait until next time.  Maddie and I are headed up to Portland in the morning to a big antique show and also to have a fun girls day hitting some of the antique malls.  Then on Sunday is the flea market.  Can you see why I'm so optimistic?
On to some of my recent finds...
Like Hanna, I too have been enjoying purchasing things off Instagram.  It's another great way to find things to add to my collections, like these cocktail shakers.  I use them as giant drinking glasses.
I picked up these little Piggy Banks at the thrift.  They are a little worn but I think that just adds to the charm.  I have them tucked away with my Easter stuff now.  I think they will fit in pretty well with my plastic candy holders.
These beauties were a belated Christmas gift from Brian, he just doesn't know it.  I love Pyrex but it's getting harder and harder to find pieces I don't already have.  I'm excited to start my Fire King collection.
Speaking of Fire King, I recently sold a pair of Alex's basketball shoes on eBay and bought myself this pair of Fire King beehive bowls.  Cute, huh?  The USA marked candle holder was found at Goodwill in the candle section (duh).  I never check that part of the store but found myself with time to kill the other day so I wandered up and down every aisle. 
My super thoughtful but can't keep a secret sister gave me these Hazel Atlas coffee mugs to add to the collection of pink elephants she started for me.  They were supposed to be for my birthday but ended up being my Valentines Day present.  Thanks, Sister!! 
I found this amazing jadeite colored vintage camera at the thrift last week and was hesitant to buy it at first because I didn't know if ten bucks was too high of a price.  A quick post to my Instagram friends made me realize that I would be crazy to leave it behind. I even had several of my followers offer to buy it from me so I know I had to bring it home.  I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about vintage cameras. I don't even know if this works but it looks right at home in my house.
That's all for now, friends.  Maddie has a dance at school tonight so I have to go help her get ready.  A dance already?  Time needs to slow down!
 Linking up over at The Cottage Market for Junkin' Joe & How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday.

Have an awesome weekend!



  1. Wow...what gorgeous finds but your little camera is my favourite. HPS Michelle

  2. I ❤ THAT SET OF FIRE KING BOWLS! I've got the largest - $2.50 at an antique mall. My only antique mall score I can really brag about price wise.

    & you know, today, I thought I found your missing choir boy! I found a set of 2 choir boys from a NOEL set in a misc grab bag, but when I was able to check my email, it wasn't from the same set! D'oh. Oh well, just another set to aspire to complete. The list continues.

  3. Love the Fire King bowls and the piggies. It sounds like the perfect weekend to me. Good hunting!

  4. For some reason, the piggy bank looks so familiar, I wonder of I had it when I was little....

    I had that pink rimmed bowl, sold it last year, they are really pretty together!

  5. Oh my Erica, you have found some amazing things! That camera is absolutely darling! Love the Fire King and the bowls too. HPS!

  6. Hope Maddie has fun at the dance and see you guys tomorrow! Cute little piggy banks...

  7. You have inspired me. I am going to do some thrifting and antiquing today.

  8. oh wow that camera is just divine! love the elephant glasses too! I found your blog from a link up and I just love all the pretty things you find!

  9. Very cute camera! Hope Maddie had fun at the dance. My daughter is out shopping for a prom dress!

  10. That camera...I'm so glad you went back for it! And the Fire King bowls are lovely. That's going to be a fun collection to work on.
    I hope you guys are killing it at the flea market right now!

  11. Love the cocktail shakers/drinking glasses! Great design.
    I grab most vintage glasses I see (sour cream gasses, Kraft cheese glasses, whatever) for my collection. It's a bit eclectic right now, but it's vintage colorful, for sure.

  12. Love, love the camera!!

  13. The pink elephants are too cool! Blogger Jim in Nova Scotia has a punch bowl set of pink elephants! Your Fireking "present from Brian" is pretty cool too!