Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Finds

vintage finds, thrift shops, Etsy shops
Continued thoughts and prayers for the residents of South Carolina affected by the flood are requested and needed.

Not much shopping - the atmosphere has been glum, but things are picking up.

A pair of Madonna and Child figurines.

Your eyes are not deceiving you - they are slightly different.

Lucky for me there was a sale on baskets at the thrift store.

I need them for displays in the booth.

How and why an African broom was included in the basket sale, I have no idea.

But I bought it.

A needlepoint stocking.

Not signed or dated, but the inside lining is hand stitched. 

I was the only one in the thrift store who knew what these were.

They are oil can spouts.

Will probably go on Etsy.

A set of three Homco plaques.

After a thorough cleaning, they are headed to Etsy. 

Speaking of Etsy, let me share the three treasures I purchased in the last two weeks.

From Lisa of  Crow's Cottage,  this tiny crocheted sewing box made to hold thread spools for tatting.

Lisa also included some buttons.

When the top is opened, there is a needle pouch.

Lisa is the team captain of the Vintage Revival Team on Etsy.

Does your Etsy shop sell vintage items?

You may want to come over to visit and join.

It is a very active team.

From Christie of  Christie's Curios
I bought a vintage German Putz sheep.

A great addition to my sheep collection!

I met Jack Babiloni in a treasury list where we were both featured.

I fell in love with his vintage photo postcards from Europe.

I ordered four - from Spain.

A lovely package - beautifully wrapped to protect their precious cargo.

I selected four from the many which attracted me.

Beautifully written messages.

Even though this one is not as old as the rest (1956), I love it best!

Thanks, Jack!


That's all for this week.

Maybe things will be almost normal next week.

See y'all!

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  1. Thanks for posting the sheep Donna, he looks like he has found his forever home!
    Great blog with really fun stuff!

  2. Nice to greeting you again, Donna!

    I've just strolled about your crazily beautiful blog, and -besides your nice and pretty ideas- I've resulted amazed by your magnificent gesture towards my lots and towards my way of carefully wrapping and shipping them to my clients.

    You're, by far, Donna, the sweetest client I've ever had in last 3 decades to date. I really and deeply appreciate your awesome courtesy, and your time devoted to fix your amazing gesture towards my service.

    Health to you and yours, and thanks so much again, Donna.


  3. Love your finds this week Donna. I mentioned you in my Vintage Finds post this week.

  4. Great finds this week Donna, the post cards are so cute!


  5. Such sweet finds. I love the care that many sellers give to the treasures they ship out. I will check out the postcards. Prayers for all effected by the floods.

  6. Great treasures! thanks for the tip on the Etsy team. Going to check it out!

  7. Nice haul of treasures! Prayers will keep coming from me for the flood victims!

  8. My dad used to have oil can spouts but not sure they are used anymore.

  9. Love the sheep ... I never seem to find any. Really sweet postcards ... you will have a lot of fun with them.

  10. I love those postcards and your little sheep. I love adding little things to my collections! Will continue to keep the area in our prayers...I'm so glad you are safe! Still sad about Maid Marian though.

  11. Hi Donna,
    It's me, Lisa of Crows Cottage. I can't thank you enough for featuring the cute little tatting kit and giving me a nice shout out. Hugs to you and many blessings!

  12. I feel so bad for the people affected by the flooding. So horrible. I will keep them in my throughts and prayers. Do you know how to tat? Joey's cousin does and she makes the most amazing things! I don't know that I would have the patience for it...maybe some day!

  13. Great finds. Love your etsy purchases!

  14. Great finds...believe it not I knew about the oil can spouts...I'm dating myself! I love the little tiny sewing crochet basket. Tatting is on my bucket list for 2016!

  15. Those Madonnas look like they're about to get up start twirling around the room with the babies. Love the postcards.

  16. Hey there, Donna--so glad to hear things are looking up down south. I'm in love with your sheep and post cards; what wonderful discoveries. You are such a blessing to so many people with the way you introduce other bloggers and sellers to your readers/followers. So sweet. Have a great day :)

  17. What great finds! Cool broom...I have a broom thing. Thanks for sharing these creative people. It's always fun to browse new shops!

  18. I know I left a comment earlier, but I wanted to thank you for linking up with our very first Vintage Charm link party. Thanks so much for helping to make it a success :)


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