Monday, April 1, 2013

Tiny Treasures

Since I was busy last week with cleaning out the yard and Horror Monster, my craft stash, it left little time for large-scale thrifting.  

Also, my budget has gone w-a-a-a-y beyond its limit for March. 

 I am glad April has now arrived.

I bought tiny treasures on a tiny budget.

This small brown floral Pyrex souffle' dish caught my eye hidden in a huge box of baskets.

An old wooden document frame, an ice cream scoop, and eight of those papier mache' gold floral coasters (made in Italy) were purchased.

I love aluminum kitchenware and though I am sorting through my collection for items to sell, I could not pass up these measuring spoons.

A tin bucket holds fake dirt and fake stone crop.  Chucks did wonder why I would buy fake stone crop when we have a yard full of the living kind.

I told him it seemed as if everyone in Blogland had one so I got a super cheap one.

I could not believe the original price on this was $20 !!!  Come by my house and I will give you live ones.  

I might even pay you to take some!

I know I have this basket style in every size imaginable.  I use them during the Fall to hold  gourds, but I still bought another one!

Mainly to hold the dozens of items inside.

See the hint.  Look at the cards.

What neat little card holders!

How many did I buy?

Who knows - they said fill the basket so I did.

I bought some molding a week ago to make some of these and planned to saw them this weekend.

Well, this takes care of that to do list!

At a previous thrift shop I had found this bag of blocks to use as card holders, but they have to be cleaned of sticky stuff.  I will use them for some other project.

More Bingo cards.

Even I think I have enough of these now!

Don't be disappointed.  I know several of you shop vicariously through my posts and love to see the big haul.  Do not fret, my lovelies, my niece Leia and I have planned a Low Country Crawl for her birthday next week.  

And when we fill a truck, we fill a truck!

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  1. What luck to find those card holders! Can't wait to see what you find next week!

  2. I have those measuring spoons too. I am with Chuck on the faux succulents but some people kill everything. A Low Country Crawl sounds fun. We loved Ridge Spring. The two of us need to go there together as well. Junipers was lovely and the food was excellent. xo, olive

  3. I can date the measuring spoons and ice cream scoop for you. I got both as shower gifts in 1970 and I still have them!

  4. Isn't it fun to find things right under our noses. We have lived in our home for over 25 years, and I'm sure that I have things stashed away and forgotten about. Maybe I need to do a huge clean-out. Last Christmas our daughter cleaned some of her old toys out of the attic, and now her daughters are having fun playing with them :)
    My hubby and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary this week and we are having a $25 give-a-way, please come over and get your name in the drawing :)
    Have a marvelous week,
    Your blogging sister, Connie

  5. Wow Donna....awesome treasures! I just love treasure hunting....and could seriously do it every day if I didn't have to work, had a bigger house to store the junk, and much deeper pockets! Seriously though....great stuff!

    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  6. Oh my! I can think of a few fun things to do with those card holders for sure! I am kind of crushing on that little souffle dish as well! The measuring spoons? Has a set just like it up to a few years ago!! What fun finds and you know I am looking forward to your post after your adventure with Leia!

  7. Those measuring spoons are truly vintage ... I have used those for ages and they are still my favorite over the plastic ones. You are truly the Queen of treasure hunting.
    Audrey Z.

  8. I definitely shop vicariously through you, so you know I'm glad that at least YOU have a truck! I'm excited about the low country crawl. Almost as much as if I was going. Take pictures for me!

  9. What awesome treasure hunts! Thanks for linking these up too to Give Me The Goods party ;)
    Jamie @


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