My Alpine Home

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Weekend (Wonder)fuls. . .

I decided on the title of this post after cleaning up my thrifty finds from the last two weekends.

Why is the wonder in parenthesis?  Well, as wonderful as my treasures are, (at least to me); I often wonder why I can’t resist.  This time I justified it by saying that soon the basement will be finished and I’ll be moving a lot of things downstairs. 

A couple weekends ago I attended ‘Fleattitude’.  A junkers paradise!  I really did pretty good and did not buy a lot.

I couldn’t resist these goodies for my farmhouse kitchen.  Isn’t the drippings bowl so cute?

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Last weekend in St. George found me toting home more.  I’ve quit buying red glass, (so I thought) because my cabinet is full.  I knew I could squeeze in two small salad plates and a bowl. $5 at a yard sale.  So glad I did.  I found that I had two other plates to match.

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I love this platter.  Half price, $7 at a consignment store.

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I found the blue trimmed saucers and white ramekins at a thrift. $3 for all.  The saucers are Pyrex.  Who knew they made more than bowls?  The ramekins are Fire King.  Of course I can’t pass up a green handled kitchen tool or a sweet red and white doily for 50 cents.

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Four Johnson Bros. Thanksgiving plates for $1 each.  No wonder I can’t resist.

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As well as an old brown bottle and a rusty dustpan.

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This basket came home with me simply because of the color.  Are you starting to feel that I have absolutely no will power?

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I have a weakness for old boxes.  Wish I could say it was my ‘only weakness’! lol!

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I have plans for these in my craft room.  Again, the erasers were bought because I love the mustard colored box.

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I loved the graphics on these two bottles.   A thrift find for $1.50 for both.  They are not old.  They had a tag from a shop still attached.

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This fun tote was only $3.

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There you have it my finds from the last two weekends.  Actually, I have a few yard finds, but I’ll save them for another post.

All I can say is that they better hurry up and get my basement finished.  I May have more now than I have room for.  Might have to sale a few things.

Good thing I don’t go to yard sales and thrift stores every weekend.  Although it makes a person ‘wonder’ what treasures they have missed. Hee-hee!  Yes, I have a sickness!!!

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Mid Century Cafe

22 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Jann, you are so funny.

But seriously? You have a real talent (and love) for the hunt and find....and you say you are full up....why not start an etsy or ebay shop and share the finds and make some extra cash for yourself?

I have been selling online for almost 14 years, it takes a long while but it can be very rewarding - not only because of the extra cash that can come doing it, but because you can still thrift but you don't KEEP it all, thus rewarding that "need" to shop.....but not be a hoarder, if you will............consider it.

GREAT finds this time, ma'am!

Hugs.

Marilyn said...

All the goodies were lucky to come home with you where they will be treasured.♥♫

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Great finds.....I am really in love with those Thanksgiving plates! Hugs, Penny

Old Time Cindy said...

I was going to say the same thing as Michele. Open an online shop. You would be great at it. ;)
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Salmagundi said...

What a great bunch of treasures!! Of course, I love the Johnson Bros. plates the most. "Thou shalt not covet." It's Soooo hard! Thanks for sharing. Sally

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Shopping is fun! That's why you can't resist. You got some fun stuff. Love the old dust pan and metal drawer and the vintage kitchen stuff too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann I think I would have bought just about everything you showed us! Love the red glass, I want to find some but haven't yet...something to keep 'shopping' for! Love the old boxes and the Thanksgiving plates! Love it all!
hugs,
Linda

Jill said...

There is a whole set of the aqua rimmed Pyrex dishes, also pink and lime green.

Great finds!

Cathy said...

The Johnson Brother plates I might have to arm wrestle you for those.
I am Hoping in the near future I will be out and about. Hope I find great treasures as you did.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

cynthia lee designs said...

You found some great things!! I agree that if you have too much after your basement is finished...try selling some of it online.
hugs,
Cindy

Pollyanna said...

Now really Jann, how can junquing be a sickness when it makes you feel so good? I personally consider it to be therapy! Glad it made you happy! And you can do more at flea.o.logy on the 11th! :-)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Wow,what great finds. love it all,no wonder you couldn't resist

Debra @ Homespun said...

Some great finds! :)

Ruby and Arthur said...

it may me a sickness, but a great one to have! You found some nice things, Jean

Stephanie said...

You sure have been finding some wonderful items - lucky girl :) Have a wonderful day!

Hugs to you.

amy mayen said...

Jann, I can't wait to see what you do with the metal filing cabinet drawer!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Good finds-I too have a "weakness" for boxes and That brown plate is fabulous.
Have a good rest of week.

Nell at njschout said...

Looks just like fun to me! : )

Angela Ryder said...

Love your "finds"! I have to force myself to stay away from thriftstores!! My house is filled to the brim!! Maybe I need to have a sale too!! LOL!! Have a great day!~~Angela

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
Great Buys!! I would have some home with each and every one of those too!!

Hugs,
Deb

Winnie said...

I don't know how you do it - but you have a talent to find the most beautiful things

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

AH Mrs. Olson, I too, hope that my basement will be done soon but alas, we are not even close yet! I hope yours is really almost done! LOL.

I have to stop bringing things home but I can't seem to stop the hubby.

YOu DO find some great stuff!

Jillian