6.19.2010

Thrifted Sunday

I have been hit or miss lately with posting but not with thrifting! I have decided to make enough money on ebay and etsy to send myself to BlogHer Food '10 and maybe the foodbuzz festival too (shhh don't tell my loving husband about the 2nd one yet) so thrifting has taken a new different turn for me. I look at things from a sellers eye trying to figure out what will sell and what won't, so far so good. I've made some money above and beyond what I spend, that's a plus!
But truly I love the thrill of walking in and not knowing what I'll dig up.
Like this lamp, I love the shape of the base. The shade was torn but it's a real fabric shade with wire not a plastic sheath that can be crushed. For a dollar I have a new lamp. With a bit of creativity I'll sew a new shade.

This mirror was treasure from a garage sale last weekend makes the perfect nightstand addition. Not as a working mirror but just looking good.

 mama in the mirror

 Mmmmm glass bake mug 10¢!! Can you believe it? I've never seen the pattern before but I like it! The little vase is pretty and perfect for cut flowers. I love to fill my house with flowers even dandelions, it's an inexpensive way to brighten the day if you can grow your own.

This little bowl makes a perfect back drop for our perennial Sitka roses, they have such short stubby stems! I float them in bowls everywhere. And they bloom like crazy from now until it frosts. I love the way the top of the bowl is almost translucent. Is this milk glass? I think so, the rules of milk glass are vague and it is unmarked.

Little Bo Peep, I found your sheep! I think these are adorable, too bad I don't know anyone having a girl! Vintage nursery kitsch, yummy.

Ohhh and I found this at a rummage sale:
LOVE LOVE LOVE! My poor husband. When I showed the box to him, I said "oh with a coat of white paint it will be perfect" he looked faint for a minute until he figured out I was joking. Heh.

I spent this evening making jam. Strawberry and Raspberry, 3 batches total. Mmmm I love to put away summer delights for winter use. Do you? Do you have questions about canning? Ask away!
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So many awesome thrifty finds over there!


Peace and Love-
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22 comments:

  1. You do too know someone having a girl! :)

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  2. :D


    are you still going with AK animal theme? Because Lydia would be so getting these in a care package from us!!

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  3. love the pepsi find. Enjoy your Sunday..

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  4. Where are you finding raspberries and strawberries? Have you ever mixed the two?

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  5. I buy them through our food buying club! and yes I mixed them last night because SOMEONE...ok me...kept eating them :D

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  6. You found some great stuff! Love the glassware and the Pepsi crate.

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  7. Fun stuff!! The milk glass is great. I don't know the rules of milk glass either but it doesn't stop me from buying it. lol.

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  8. Great finds! I especially love the Pepsi crate!

    Hannah

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  9. Great finds love it. Gonna make strawberry jam this week too. Happy Monday!


    Anything Blue

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  10. great finds!! especially the pepsi crate. I have never once seen one of those at a sale.

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  11. LOVE that mug, and the Pepsi crate is too cool. Good finds! Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

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  12. Everything you found is gorgeous but I LOVE the Pepsi crate!

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  13. your jam sounds good! I have not made any homemade jam in several years, but it always tastes so much better than store bought.
    I love the vases!

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  14. I love those little sheep! The sweetest things I've ever seen!

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  15. Great finds. I love your pepsi crate. I love using crates to decorate with.

    Partying with you today.

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  16. Yeah, painting that crate would be a cardinal sin!

    You found some fun stuff. :)

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  17. I love all your things especially the kitsch lambs and pepsi crate. Well done you. Love your blog and recipes and I'm your newest follower!

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  18. how fun looking through yours and everyone's posts at apron thrift... your finds are lovely. mmm milk glass! love it. i have a slowly growing collection, and i agree and feel the same, not sure what defines it as such. hmm. must research more :)

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  19. how fun looking through yours and everyone's posts at apron thrift... your finds are lovely. mmm milk glass! love it. i have a slowly growing collection, and i agree and feel the same, not sure what defines it as such. hmm. must research more :)

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  20. Lovin' that neat old Pepsi crate...come by and join my NIFTY THRIFTY party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. Great finds! I especially love the lambs. I have never seen a coffee mug with that type of pattern.
    Great find with the Pepsi crate. I see Coca Cola all the time but never Pepsi.

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  22. So many yummies in this post! I am LOVING that milky white bowl and that cute mug. And jam? You're killing me!

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