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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~


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,


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...


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!