Hi folks. Let me tell you that the last place that I thought I would be thrifting is on the island of Kauai.
Imagine my surprise. We were on our way to the nearby town of Kapaa to eat at Ono’s Breakfast (ono means good in Hawaiian). Suddenly I spied a thrift store.
After further inspection I noticed that there was a cute vintage type shop across the way. I swear heavenly angels started singing right then. Alas, it was a week day and neither was open.
tolerant kind enough to take us back on Saturday. The thrift store was a ‘BIG BOMB’. Nothing but junk! Not good junk mind you. But wait! Don’t sigh yet. Each day we would drive around and visit a little more of the island. By the weeks end we had found three more thrift stores. This is where you cheer loudly. Who would have thought, 4 thrift stores on one island.
I didn’t find a lot, but sure was fun to bring home a few island treasures.
I found two little red glasses for $1.00 ea. I already had one so how could I resist? Need at least one more don’t you agree?
At the second one I found this cute aqua juicer for $3. Probably not vintage, but sweet!
and this chicken ornament for $2. It had the original store tag on it for $8. It will be so fun to hang on the tree and remind us of all those crazy chickens that run rampant on the island.
At the last store I found these daisy saucers for 50 cents ea. Passed up a vintage book and wheat platter that I am kicking myself about now. Didn’t think I had room in my carry on. Now I’m thinking,”where there’s a will there’s a way”.
They were the perfect color to add to my farmhouse table décor.
I have a few more finds that I wanted to share with you. These were not found in HI. Tuesday morning I had to go to the dentist. I decided that before I would go vote I would hit our local D.I. (thrift store).
A sweet wheat Pyrex casserole to add to my wheat dish collection. It’s missing the lid, but a steal for $2. Hopefully I can find a lid later.
These next two items were in the collections case. That always makes them a little more pricey.
Not sure if this is a small pitcher or a creamer. On the bottom it says, “The Friendly Village” by Johnson Bros. England 1883.
It was $5 but I could not walk away from that scalloped edge or covered bridge scene.
It reminds me of the Thanksgiving song that says, “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go.”
Before I show you my last treasure I want to mention that the day I bought the Johnson Bros. creamer I came home and was visiting Sandi’s blog from Rose Chintz Cottage. She had posted an entire setting with Johnson Bros. She linked it to Share Your Cup and is #34. You need to go see! While you’re at Share Your Cup please link up a post if you haven’t already. Ha-ha, nothing like putting a plug in for my own party!
Isn’t this sweet? Wait till you hear what was attached to the bottom.
This was $7. I loved the hand painted roses!
I know that you can’t read this but there is a piece of tape that says, “Ham from England. One of Grandmother Ruth Thorpe’s wedding presents.
It always saddens me a little to think that this darling heirloom is not in the family. But I hope grandmother Ruth knows that I will cherish it.
Have you found anything fun lately?
I will be partying with: