Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Finds

vintage findsGuess what?

I have not been thrift shopping this week.

No, really, I am telling the truth.

Okay, so you regular readers remember I bought so much last week, I could not put it all in one post.

Well, here's the next group.  There's more junk left to unpack - when I find it.

South Boundary is a much-photographed and overly-painted street in our town.  I found the street sign at an antiques store over in Columbia and paid really real money to bring it back home where it belongs.  It is an old one - like sixties.

The two round things are mirrors off vintage cars.  I loved their retro-futuristic shape.

Genuine antique wrought iron supports.

I still cannot believe the people were selling them.

They were updating their house.


Time to put your wig hat on, and here's a round case to carry it in.

For some reason in 1970, every girl had both wigs and falls.

I had a short brown pixie wig and a  streaked blonde bob wig.

I did not need a fall - I had very long hair.

A group portrait of a fraternity in Connecticut - 1962 - Theta Chi.

A cute Christmas vignette (I am not doing fall this year) A red and green small Thermos, a brass pedestal bowl, two small foreign books, and the delightful hopping flocked Santa in great shape.

A pillow cover hooked in colorful wool on linen.

Turn it inside out to see the directions.

I have no idea why every "N" is written backwards.

Some more vintage restaurant ware - a small ironstone pitcher, a small plate, and a salt shaker.

Yes, I think I already have this size pitcher -trying for a graduated set.

I told Chucks an outright lie that I was not sure, but would sell it if I had a duplicate.

He believed it.

Silly, silly Chucks.

Another church collection plate.

This makes the second one.

Slightly different style.


Now wish I had three.

I do not like having two's.

Another metal file box - I have much more than two of these.

A cute little black metal cabinet. with a shelf inside.

A heavy-duty metal base for a restaurant table.  

If I manage to find or make a top, maybe I can display my restaurant dishes there.

Which would mean I would have to clear out a space to put the table.

Which would mean I would have to find all my restaurant dishes and pitchers.

Which probably means I will just stick a top on it and sell it.

The things I bought this week were stuff for painting and sanding.

Except for this case of bottle brush trees.

Yes, folks, it is time for the bleaching of the trees.

I have some new ideas up my sleeves for this year.

I hope ten dozen trees are enough.


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  1. Whoa, Donna! I am so curious what you will do with the case of bottle brush trees. What a haul! They have become very, very popular for the holiday season. Every time I see one I think of you.

  2. Love the Thermos. They are a collection I never meant to start but has somehow gotten away from me!


  3. Love those iron brackets. Can't imagine why anyone would get rid of those. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those bottle brush trees. I remember those flocked Santas. You sure found lots of great stuff last week.

  4. Oh my! You are on a roll and you can't stop!! LOVE everything you got. I try not to duplicate things I already have when thrifting but sometimes I just can't stop myself!!

  5. Where in the world did you buy so many trees? Another round of great finds!

    1. Totally forgot to say: thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  6. I want to pretend you're lying about someone removing cast iron brackets from their house if they're original. I dare you to use all 120 trees in one project, a tiny forest if you will. You could plant a couple of tiny deer and other wildlife figurines. And I believe that Chucks secretly loves ironstone pitchers - he doesn't care how many you own.

  7. I wish our good sales were still going strong. You sure found some great stuff! My favorites are the black cabinet and the offering collection bowl.

  8. Great finds Donna and I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves for the bottle trees. I am sure it will be great!

  9. Donna ...just love all your finds ... but my favorites are the brackets, collection plate and the ironstone pitcher. If having two collection plates and not three is an issue, you can sell me one or both. Thanks for making me want to go shopping, but stuck at home with a bath remodel.
    Have a super great week-end.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  10. Lots of great finds. I do love ironstone pitchers and have way more then I need...but hey who's counting! Oh I can't wait to see the trees!!

  11. Fun stuff, Donna. Do you still have your wigs? I used to play with my mom's wigs. So fun. I love that Christmas vignette. I don't do red but those vintage things are just so cute!

  12. That's quite the haul it all!
    Waiting to see what you will do with all those trees!
    Keep having fun!

  13. Some more great you I didn't go junkin for about two weeks, saving to attend the barn sale I went to yesterday! So glad I saved I spent too much and lied to Mr. C about how much I spent! Now you've got my curiosity up. what will you do with 30 of the bottle brush trees? Will they all be in one project? Go ahead give me a hint!

  14. You were not kidding, sooo many great finds! Love the collection plate, you don't have to be bothered with that pesky old thing, I'll gladly take it off your hands!!!

  15. Such fantastic finds last week Donna!! I am super envious of the bottle brush trees...I just bought a pack at Walmart and probably paid for a few what you paid for most of the box... Score one for you! Yay! Missed you this week...Checked back a few times to see if I missed something in my feed. I always enjoy your posts...

  16. 10 dozen trees! I cannot wait to see the project you make. And I'm in love with wrought iron supports. If I didn't think it would cost a small fortune to ship them to Canada I would buy them from you in a heartbeat.

  17. Love all the stuff you found. I can't wait to see what you do with the bottle brush trees.

  18. Lots of great finds Donna! That little snowman shows up on an old Christmas episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I have the same one and that just brings a smile to my face. Have a terrific week! Jane

  19. Oh you and I are 2 peas in a pod! I can tell I'll be surfing your blog a lot...I too am a thirfter...addicted to flea markets and estates sales. Found you on the Kathe with an E link up =) Kyla @

  20. Wonderful finds. I love the street sign and the iron supports. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays! Jo

  21. i am fascinated by the framed fraternity portrait grouping! excellent find!


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