My Alpine Home

Monday, July 16, 2012

Vintage Vacation Finds. . .

Hi my friends, I am home from Oregon and so anxious to get back to visiting my blog friends.  Being gone a week really makes you miss out on a lot of fun posts. Excited to see what you have all been up to.

I’m also really excited to show you all of my treasures.

In one of my posts I mentioned that I found an old green table at the “Sage Antiques”  in the town of Sisters.

Here she is in all her glory.  I thought it would be a fun piece for either out on the deck or under the pergola.

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Look how well she matches my vintage lantern.

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This next item is my favorite.  This old mirror has seen better days, but I love her just the way she is!  The best part is, she was half price.  Yup, as if the $30 price tag wasn’t good enough, I got her for $15.  Let me tell you why. . .

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After leaving the town of Sisters we drove through Madras.  We saw this cute Thrift Store.  Don’t you love the name, Possibilities?  They had a lot of vintage items, but the first thing I spied was the wooden piece that went to the mirror.  It was unmarked so I asked an employee how much it was.  She said $30 and then took me over to the mirror and said this is $30 also.  However, today is senior day and if you’re 55 or older everything is half price.  I swear I heard angels singing right then.  It immediately became a day that this old gal would not complain about getting old. lol!  Look at the darling gas can Joyce scored for $7.50 because yes, she is a senior also.

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I also scored an old shoe stretcher and some fun kitchen items for half price.

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The sifter and old beaters found a home in this vintage shopping basket in my kitchen windowsill.

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I found a few fun items when we were driving the ‘Fruit Loop’.  Some of the fruit stands sold antiques.  I found a white hob nail pitcher.  I have been wanting one for a while.

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Just wanted to show you, I stuck the mirror behind my vintage bathtub and I’m thinking it looks pretty darn cute.  May have to leave it there for a while.

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I love this old camera and sprinkler that I got from our cute new friend, Donna.  She’s the owner of  Cody’s Fruit Farm.  I collect old sprinklers and this bright orange one is a different shape than any of my others.

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I now have three vintage cameras.  Looking forward to grouping them together.

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I found just a couple of items when we went over into Bingen, Washington.  An  orange covered book that I thought would be fun for Fall and Halloween and  this old Westinghouse clock.

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Love it!

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We passed a ‘Barn Sale’ sign along side the freeway when we were heading for the beach.  Of course my car just automatically exited.  Good thing, because we all found treasures.

Old plaid tape tins, vintage turquoise stapler and staples, old mop tin, old bowl with fun graphics, and rusty thing-a-ma-jig.

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Great mustard color don’t you agree?

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Sweet teapot and kitchen utensils in my favorite turquoise color.

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Last of all I also found this old pillar at the barn sale for $5.  I thought it might work to hold a birdhouse my FIL made me last year.

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He made it and then someone painted it and junked it up with rusty trinkets.  Hee-hee, that would be me.  What do you think, will it work?  Maybe I need to paint the pillar.

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There you have it, my new vintage finds.  I did done good don’t you think?

Just wanted to let you know that I decided that I will draw for my give away tomorrow night (the 17th).  It’s a good day.  Just happens to be the day I was born. lol!  I will announce the winner Weds. evening for ‘Share Your Cup’.

If you haven’t entered be sure and do so. You’ll find the link on my sidebar.  Now here’s an extra bonus.  If you have already entered, you can leave another comment and you’re name will go in the hat again.  Best of Luck!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Her Library Finds for Flea Market Finds

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Angie at Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday

Kathe with an E for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday

From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

37 comments:

Jonell said...

I caught you just 2 minutes after adding your name to the post..excited to ck out your find. Lady you had a great trip and I see you and I could snoop around each other;s house and find it such a treat..mmmm what fun. My friend heather graham at stringtownhome and I are planning a "house tour' type event beginning with fall..showing off everthing in and around our homes with info and ideas to share..don't miss it! Perhaps you would like to join in with us?

Jonell

allisamazing said...

Wow! What awesome finds. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday :)

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Dang, girl! You did good!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

As hubby is always telling me, "Your just having too much fun!" lol Yes, you did good! And, leave the mirror with the tub. . .I love it there! Did you say tomorrow is your birthday? Well, in case I get busy (I have to make peach jam tomorrow), "Happy Birthday, Jann!"
Hugs
Dru

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Happy Birthday!! Great finds....all of them!! That is the best birthday presents!!

Kris said...

What a fabulous trip!!! You found some great things on your travels too. I would have loved to have been along with you!!!
: ) Kris

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Thanks for the extra chance for the drawing!!
Glad you had a fun, safe trip with your buds!!
♥'s
Sherry

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Awesome finds! The mirror is my favorite! It looks cute there behind the tub/plant stand! I think you did all- right!! Gosh I sold a whole bunch of hob-nail pieces many years ago that I got from my Mom. I didn't for a minute think I'd ever want it again! Now I wish I would have kept some of it! The pitcher looks so cute with the daisies! The green antique table is a great find and so is the old sprinkler!

Greg Olson said...

Happy birthday. Your best vintage find is still at home. Love you

Cynthia said...

Great finds you did great. I love the mirror.

Cynthia

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow Jann! So many wonderful things. Just love the mirror.

Welcome home & Happy Birthday! Great day to pick your winner, I agree.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

All of your finds are amazing. It's hard to pick a favourite but the camera is fabulous.

Rose L said...

My parents had a sprinkler just like that one! Sounds like the treasure hunt yielded goodies for all.

Janet said...

What great vintage finds! The mirror is beautiful!

Ronda said...

What a beautiful vintage collection!

One More Time said...

What great finds! looks like you all had a great time!

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Mom....... I really enjoyed dad's comment!!!!!!!!!

Helen and her Daughters said...

Jann - I love that old sprinkler! I picked up three from an estate sale a good while back. They all work and I use them and now am on the lookout for more! Looks like you had a fun trip and found some great treasures.

Pamela Gordon said...

Jann, you found some beautiful things on your trip. I love the round table and the old post. Happy Birthday to you! Blessings, Pamela

Aledia said...

What great finds! I love your mirror and the hobnail pitcher!!

Thanks for sharing and have a great night!

(hugs)
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Kelley Highway said...

Happy BE.lated Birthday, BE.youtiful friend!

LOVE x 18 all your finds!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Great finds - great prices too! Happy Birthday, Jann :)Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

retrorevival.biz said...

Wow! You sure did scoop up some amazing finds! The mirror is gorgeous! Love your pitcher too ~ I have one and use it all the time!

On another subject...you won my vintage apron from my May blog giveaway. PLEASE send me your shipping address to Cindy@RetroRevival.biz so that I can mail it to you:)

~Cindy

Shannon said...

You certainly have an eye for gems! The mirror is absolutely fabulous!

shannon i olson said...

I am jealous of the camera! what wonderful things you found!

carolinapoulter said...

You have some really great finds. Isn't it nice to find something really great when you are on a trip. Then whenever you look at those things you remember how much fun you had.

Debra said...

You have some really great stuff there! Can't get over the lantern and table matching like that!

Beater..reminds me of one that my grandma had! :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, Jann!
Welcome home from your "fab"ulous adventure! I'm glad you had such a nice trip.
We are birds of a feather...You stopped at my favorite thrift shop "Possibilities". We have one in Bend, too...and, it's my home away from home! I have found so many treasures there!
What fantastic goodies you were able to tote home...Your little green table is so charming.
Thank you for your kind comments and for sharing about your wintry redwork quilt. I am working on the same quilt...and am about 2/3 finished with the embroidery...It remains to be seen if I finish it before I turn 80!
Blessings and friendship,
Carolynn xo

Jeanne said...

My favorite thing to do and I felt like I was with you and I am loving all the wonderful treasures you found. A great birthday bonus. Happy B day.
xo, Jeanne

LV said...

I visited my son when he lived in Oregon, but they never took me to this place. I would love to go there. You really made a haul. Great finds. Best wishes on your special day.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Happy belated birthday Jann! Looks like you had such a fun birthday trip and found lots of great stuff. It's uncanny what a good match that table is to your lamp (and my favorite color!).

Happy VTT!

Gina said...

You've found some wonderful items! You're lucky because you got to enjoy a vacation with your friends and come home with treasures as well as memories. I love the mirror & hobnail pitcher!

Lady Grace said...

What a great day to be a senior, lol!
You found some wonderful things indeed!
I love the kitchenalia and the green table :-)
visiting from VTT
~L.Grace

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy I popped in...I love all your finds!! You have a great eye!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That's a lot of great stuff!

Bliss said...

Lots of interesting stuff in those pictures. Do 'ya think that mop holds the dust better than the ones these days?

~Bliss~

Diann said...

Wow, you found a lot of awesome treasures! I love them all! Thank you for sharing at TTF last week! I hope you are having a terrific day!