My Alpine Home

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Galavanting Goodies!

Last Thursday afternoon a friend, Diana and I took a trip to Star Mill Antiques.  The owner is selling the property and having weekly sales.  I am so sad to say ‘farewell’ to this fun place to find treasures.

I found some fantastic bargains.

He had an area where everything was priced $1.

3 fun milk bottles for $1 each.  I have a milk crate that they will fit perfectly in.  Love the red graphics!

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I loved these little milk glass stemware.  I think they will make cute egg cups.  I’m sure that’s not what they are used for.  Each one is a little different.  I think if I put a bit of moss inside the egg will fit. Again, $1 each.

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My last $1 finds were a couple of turquoise bottles.  This gal loves her turquoise!

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I swooned when I spied this large aqua glass bottom bowl in pristine condition.  A steal for $6.

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I also picked up a few funky items.  I was hoping that the bottle stoppers would fit my milk bottles, but they were the wrong size.  Still good, 50 cents for all 4.

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How about this vintage light set for $2.  I think they’ll be cute displayed in a jar.

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This was probably my favorite bizarre purchase.  An umbrella skeleton for $5.

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The possibilities are endless with this piece.

You could put it in the garden and plant a vine to grow up it.  But for now I’m thinking it would be so fun to put it in a pot and hang Christmas cards and trinkets from it for the holidays.

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Treasure hunting on Thursday just left me in the mood for more. So my cousin, Betty and I went galavanting.  My hubby had gone fishing  and hers was hunting.  It was raining so working in the yard was out.  What else is a girl to do?

On Friday we headed South and hit a thrift store.

I found the yellow Pyrex bowl for $2.99.  The black one I bought at Savers on Sat. for the same price.  I have 3 pink teacups so I was excited to find a 4th to match along with a cute pink bowl.  Both for $1 ea.

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It’s hard to see, but this bottle has the words Hinds Honey and Almond Cream.

Friday was so much fun that we decided to do it again Saturday.  This time we headed North.  I rarely get to go roaming with my cousin.

If you know me then you know that I love anything that has to do with cherries.  This was at a consignment thrift shop for $8.  Love, love it!

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I loved this old stamp holder!  A little more money at $10.  Still too fun to not buy.

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Our last stop was at a Savers store.  $2 for a red bubble glass.  I have one just like it, so now I have a pair.  I even managed to fit it into my green cabinet.

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I got the two poppy plates for $1 ea.  Don’t ask me why it looks like they have orange on them.  They don’t, they are entirely red with a green center.  I have an assortment of poppy dishes that I display in May when my Poppies are in bloom.  I actually picked up the green frog on Friday at an antique store called, Brambles.  It now holds an old photo.

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Not bad for a weekend of galavanting fun, ya think?

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

Rednesday

34 comments:

SweetPepperRose said...

Looks like you had a great time and scored some terrific finds!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Fun stuff! You have such a good eye and I know you will do something amazing with each one of those finds!!

~Lynn

Salmagundi said...

WOW! A lot of goodies for so little money - what a fun couple of days. Sally

Pamela Gordon said...

You sure found some great things Jann. I've never seen a glass bottomed bowl before. Love the colour. I used to have the same Christmas lights in the 70's. Fun. :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

You scored with those milk bottles - those are jacked up in price around here, you see them for $20 each and higher~

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Kathe said...

Oh the thrifty Angels were with you Jann! I would picked out the very same things! I need to get out there and hit a thrift or two. This house is clean enough ;-)

Sam I Am...... said...

What great finds! I feel like I was right there with you but it was cheaper... I didn't buy anything! LOL!
I love your idea for the umbrella skeleton too! I can't wait to see that! Congrats on all your "treasures".

must love junk said...

OMGosh! Those milk bottles were a steal-and so cute! Great score ;)
Susan

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

Looks like a great time finding great items and fun girl time!!

Helen and her Daughters said...

Lots of great finds, I love the Umbrella and the stamp holder!

Julie Marie@Idyllhours said...

LOVE all your vintage finds Jann!... Jack was a milkman years and years ago, before he became a police officer, and one day I found two little cream bottles from the dairies he delivered for at a junk store, so much fun!... can't wait to see what you end up doing with that umbrella skeleton!... not sure I would have dared drag that one home... kinda hard to sneak that inside without the hubby seeing it, huh?... sounds like you had a wonderful time!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pam said...

Hi Jann. Love the aqua bottles. I collect these and I think it's my favorite color of glass. Amazing treasures to behold! xo's Pam

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOVE each one of your vintage finds! I bet it was so much fun! Thank you for showing us,
Erica :)

Andrea said...

You are really very creative, i bet when the time comes that your area is so full and its your time to sell them, we will be able to still see a lot that we want from yours. But you are too far!

Jill said...

What a great haul!! I love it too when I find cute things!

Kris said...

Wow, you had a great time didn't you? Lots of great stuff! I would have bought that umbrella skeleton too!!!
Fun!!
XO Kris

It's All Connected said...

Not bad? I'd say these are exceptional finds! I transfer my milk into an old glass bottle because I think it's colder and tastes better from one. I got a plastic cap from a small dairy that still sells bottled milk and reuse it. WTG super shopper! ~ Maureen

Hannalei said...

I am thinking of that umbrella hanging upside down with lines draped over the bare arms. That gives me ideas for the next time I see a shabby one in need of a new home to be loved in. :)
Fantastic finds all around!!
Sarah & le Weens
http://doxiejibberish.blogspot.com/

Kelley Highway said...

Sweet stuff, and I SOOO remember your cute poppy dishes!

And my camera does the same thing with reds and oranges-- they don't appear accurately.

Happy thrifting!

Susan said...

Your treasure hunting was very fruitful! What wonderful finds!

Debra said...

That must have been a blast.....getting to visit all the different shops. All are wonderful finds...I love those milk bottles!

priscilla said...

Wow ! Lots of great stuff!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Wow! I've never seen milk bottles that cheap! SCORE! ♥

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Look at what all you found! the pyrex was a steal. THe best part is having someone to go with.

Stephanie said...

Wow, it looks like you found a lot of great stuff! I can see why you nearly swooned when you saw the aqua bowl - the color is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Stephanie

Infuse With Liz said...

That's some galavanting you did! :-)
Looks like a lot of fun. Love those milk bottles too. I don't remember ours having any print on them when I was a kid- seems like they were plain.
That green bolw looks like Martha Stewarts signature color. Love the cherry teapot! Your idea for the umbrella skeleton sounds too cute!

Rose L said...

Wow! You got a lot of nice things at a bargain~

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

You certainly found some great bargains and some interesting stuff Jann, thanks also for your lovely comment recently.

Urban Stylist In the Country... said...

Love all your finds! I would have bought it all too!
:)
Gaylene

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi my sweet friend,
What a ball you and your friend had...and, oh, what incredible finds. How I love those milk bottles...and, at a dollar a piece!!
What a darling little tea pot and just look at those pretty red cherries.
As aa child, I loved visiting my Great Aunt Viola's home in Corvallis, Oregon. She always had pretty glass jars sitting on her window sills and sashes. They turned pink, lavender and blue from sitting in the sunshine. I was always fascinated by this as a girl.
Thanks for sharing your treasures, Jann...It reminded me of "Show and Tell" from my school days.
Big hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Nancy said...

Great post, Jann. I love everything you found. Makes me want to head out to our thrift stores today and root around. :)

LV said...

That was one trip that really paid off for you. You found some great things. Would like to have been along on it.

Tammy's in Love said...

The milk bottles are the cat's meow! I have the pint size; I use a doily in them to make the printing on the glass stand out more!

craftyles said...

I love the red milk bottles. The little stamp holder is great too. Can't wait to see what you do with the umbrella skeleton. Great finds!