Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Finds

vintage finds, 1800's ironstone, silver horse trophy trays
It was a prize-winning day last Friday.

So much so I stayed home on Saturday - I did not have to shop at all!

Turquoise-striped crockery bowl.

Embroidered bunny dresser scarf.

A tiny brass cricket box with an arrangement which was shortly destroyed by one cat and two dogs.

Who knew pets did not like old fake flowers?

Henny, the concrete chick, had her feathers ruffled by these treasures.

The color of the creamer called my name.

Aimcee Woodland Made In England


Brown crazing under the glaze

Blue and white serving bowl on pedestal.

Have not looked up.

Sweet white creamer.

Blue and gold on white bone dish.

Have not looked up.

These will go on Etsy - maybe - after I enjoy them first.

My most exciting find!

Twenty pounds of silverplated engraved horse trophies from the Minnesota State Fair between the late 70's and the early 90's.

A large tray with handles.

A footed serving dish.

Nine large round trays - all engraved.

Assortment of round trays.

Most have the name of the horse and the event as well as the date.

All bundled for one price.

Some are going to my booth and the rest on Etsy.

I did not go on the Longest Yard Sale, but Melissa did.

I asked nicely, and she agreed to sell me a small part of her haul.

Like these children's ID bracelets.

Prize ribbons from a Fall Festival in 1952.

Check out Melissa's Antiques for The World's Longest Yard Sale: Tips and Tricks.

It is a complete guide to any long yard sale event.

So I declare myself the winner and deserving of all these treasures.

Check out my Etsy shop - I am relisting and restocking.

Be sure to use the coupon below as many times as you would like.


thrifting, makeovers, blog fun
Tania From Little Vintage Cottage 
(HERE) had an idea to ask a few blogging buddies to participate in a fun adventure.

We were to thrift shop, gift the goodies to a blogger Tania selected, and then do a makeover or two on the items.

Vicky - Life on Willie Mae Lane -
Kim - Snug Harbor Bay -
Kimberley - Seaside Ave. -
Donna - Distressed Donna Down Home -
Cecilia - The B Farm -
Tania - Little Vintage Cottage -

See y'all! 

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  1. Donna, I adore ironstone and silver, and I'd be thrilled if you'd share this at my Five Star Frugal linkup. Would you? Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Thankyou for sharing with us Donna...Mimi xxx

  2. Wow, Donna - NICE HAUL!! That pedestal compote - beautiful, and the creamer, great color (I love the brown crazing on any transferware). And that stack of horse prizes....I love how your finds may be rusty one week, and then refined the next.

  3. Love the transferware! So pretty and that stack of silver! I enjoy seeing all your finds but it makes me want to get out and look for my own treasures..LOL!

  4. I love that little red creamer...and the silver tray and serving dish....LOVE!!!!!

  5. Wow you scored on the silver. Love the tray and serving dish with the little feet. Great finds.

  6. I really love those children's ID bracelets... I don't know why. :o) I guess it just reminds me of a sweeter time... now kids have to wear badges to school.


  7. Love your finds... especially the ones I picked out! :) Thanks for sharing my tips & tricks post! :)

  8. Great finds Donna! I made it to the Longest Yard Sale.......did 2 1/2 states.......rained most of the time so we headed back home. We started on a Tuesday in Ohio and made it to Jamestown, TN but got tired of the bad weather. Did find a few treasures. Haven't asked in a is Scout doing? Have a great weekend!

  9. WOW...great treasures!!! I love the silver tray with handles and the blue footed dish, and ...everything!!!!

    1. Hi Donna! Thank you for your visit.
      I'm trying to figure out "no reply commentor". I hope I can fix it soon.
      Thank you for the heads up.

  10. Nice finds Donna. I love the transfer ware pieces. I'm always searching for brown, but it's getting harder to find. Love the silver trophies too. You hit the mother lode there.

    Looks like you can take a little break from junkin this weekend.....NOT!!!!


  11. Well, I would say ... "you did have a prize-winning day". I would love all the transfer-ware, especially the the blue pedestal bowl. Makes me wish I could have gone with you.

  12. Lots of sweet colors in your find this time around. Would love to know the names of some of the horses on the trays. Horse names are fun. That was a cool and interesting find.

  13. All that silver is amazing!! The transferware pieces are great as well.

  14. You did find some great stuff Donna! I love the transferware! So nice that Melissa sold you some of her treasures. She did find a ton of great stuff! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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