Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Thrifting
In addition to my usual thrift stores, I visited my favorite antique mall ...... the little pitcher above was at Goodwill for 99 cents; I literally gasped when I saw it! The rose candleholders are Goodwill; in the left of the picture is a vintage kitchen towel, found at the antique mall for three dollars, and to the right are three vintage pillow covers ~ four dollars for all, and below is a closeup of the gorgeous old fabrics:



I also found a box of vintage get-well cards (I love old cards), a tiny enamelware cup that matches my kitchen enamelware, this vintage button card that was a dollar ~ I bought it because I love the graphics on it!








Take a look at that framed card in the right of the picture, that has the "We Two" poem.....it is a greeting card from 1938, framed, and on the back it is inscribed "To Nona from Charlie on our second anniversary" and dated 1941. How sweet is that? I can't help but wonder who are Nona and Charlie, and why would someone part with such a sweet family treasure?




Also at Goodwill was this pink jar with a slanted top; someone had tagged it with "bran", not sure what I'll put in it (it's not vintage but pretty)...... Also at Goodwill, found the framed botanical print, and the little oval frame around porcelain roses.
Both of these frames will get re-painted shabby white. The little squares are candleholders, but they need new bottoms to hold a candle. The scrolly part is floral, I think the candlelight will be romantic shining through it. Oh, both the lace pieces in this picture are Goodwill finds too ~ tablecloths.

14 comments:

Shabby in the City said...

You got lucky on that little pitcher!

Nancy Jo said...

Becca,
Everything is so pretty. Wish I could see it up close and for real. You had a really good day as usual.
I went yesterday, and I will be going again tomorrow, always find something to make my day. Such a fun thing to do for so little money.
NANCY JO

Marilyn said...

Oh Becca, how lucky to find such great buys. We don't have Goodwill here and the other thrift stores just don't have much. Wish I lived where there was better shopping....LOL. Then I'd need to get a job again!

linda t said...

All I can say is WOW! You found some awesome finds!
You have the sweetest, most dreamy blog! Your pics are stellar!

see you there! said...

Its all great stuff but for some reason that little card of buttons stole my heart.

Darla

Lisa said...

That was some kind of good shopping day! Awesome treasures! I too often wonder why people part with family items. I guess they just get lost in the shuffle of life.
That is my biggest fear and I threaten my kids all the time about not donating all my stuff to Goodwill when I die. lol.

Southern Heart said...

Such pretty finds....you always have the best time (and luck!) thrifting. I never do that well at Goodwill. I'm thrilled for you, you lucky girl!

Have a great weekend!

OhSoVintage said...

You have some great finds there - I particularly like the little jug. Thankyou for sharing them all with us.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

wow Becca you found the sweetest treasures! Well Done to you :)
seriously though, i must have those candle stick holders...... TO DIE FOR !!!!! Love it all.

xo

Day4plus said...

Hi Becca! Good thrifting. I love the little pitcher, I call them pourers--don't know why---and the engraved card, yes I wonder who Nona and charles are. MB

Deb said...

OK, I think your town must have a much better Goodwill store than mine ;)
The pitcher is fabulous! And everything you found is lovely.
Debbie

Stephanie said...

Hi Becca ~ you hit the mother lode! What a great day of shopping. The little "We Two" framed piece really tugs at my heart! Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog! I am having such fun reading all your previous posts~I'm going to add you to my favorites right now!

BTW, you are correct, we DO love a lot of the same things, especially Christmas & GWTW! I even have a little white Santa Claus I purchased from you on eBay a couple of years ago! And a "PINK CHRISTMAS" pillow you made just for me, too!

Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Stephanie

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

I'm always amazed at your beautiful finds. You must have a beautiful home!

Lallee said...

Jackpot!!!!