Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thrift Store Finds - A Little of This a Little of That!

I hardly posted anything non-Christmas for months!  I decided to round up some of the notable stuff from this week before I forget!  It doesn't include Pyrex of course as I post that on the Pyrex Collective.

Of course, my glass collecting isn't limited to Pyrex.  I tend not to buy Glassbake, but I do like Fire King, Hazel Atlas and JAJ Pyrex so I pick up some pieces now and again when I run into them.  As you can see, I found some of those this week. 

And then there was kitsch, in addition to a pair of skunks, I found this Wales Lamb.  She is missing her babies--the chain is still there--we'll go back to the thrift to see if they show up!

I rarely run across any vintage ephemera at the thrift. I found this paper in a mixed bag of papers and gift bags.  It's perfect for hubby who is a medieval historian.  I'll decoupage it to a box. I will likely cut the "happy father's day" part out so it can be all occasional. I've been wanting to find vintage gift papers to do this with to use in decorating. I used to do it years ago, the boxes are reusable and are great for packing holiday things away when not used in decorating. Maybe I'll find some paper at garage sales this year.  Online prices are far too high for me. 

I've never been one to do a lot of Easter decorating, but I'm going to do some this year!  I started a new Pinterest Board of Easter craft ideas.  I want to make a wreath and diorama eggs.  Anyway, here is a set of lights I found, there are 10 on the strand and dated 1991, in the box.  The box has nice graphics on it too!  Hubby is very pleased that there will be Easter lights this year!

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  1. Always interesting to hear what is easy/difficult to find in differently parts of USA/Canada. I run into vintage wrapping paper all the time. It's not always for me so I don't bring it home.

    I've never seen the chained lambs before - hope you find the others. I have a set of horses I have never seen anywhere else. Kitschy skunks are always a great addition.

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    1. Well, I did find some cards at the thrift today. Some of the thrifts package them up in bundles so you can't see what is inside, but today I decided to cut open the top (there were a pair of scissors conveniently across the aisle!) Maybe my luck will turn around!

      Here are some more of these cute critters. We have an elephant (not the one pictured but similar) and I don't know if it once had babies as well. Love this site too!
      http://hepcatrestorations.com/2014/01/02/wales-sugar-coated-porcelain-figurines-from-japan/

      Evie

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  2. Looks like we both found the same Fire King Jadeite bowl. Great minds...

    Maddie collects those mama animals with their babies. She has quite the collection. They are so cute!

    Have a great day, Evie~

    Erica

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    1. Ya know Erica, I debated about getting the Jadeite bowl--I surely don't NEED it, but it's the first piece I've run into and at the price was too nice!

      Maddie has a head start on all of us! :0)

      Evie

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  3. I hope you find the missing lamb babies. So sweet. Once in a great while, I find vintage wrapping paper at estate sales. It's been slim pickings lately.

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    1. I here you Kim, it seems like pulling teeth getting these finds!

      Evie

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  4. Sweet finds Evie! No way you could leave that jadeite bowl, I found the same on at a sale and don't need it but couldn't leave it, lol. Ah, what I'd give to find some vintage wrapping paper!

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    1. Ha-ha! The pull is just too strong isn't it Pam?!!!! Yeah, the wrapping paper is so elusive!!!
      Evie

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  5. Love the lights! Those are pretty cool.

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    1. There always seem to be seasonal lights at the thrifts, I just decided to start to actually look for them! There are some Valentine's ones, but I just don't have the energy to decorate for Valentine's day. I'm skipping it and going straight to Easter!
      Evie

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  6. Wait-your husband is a medieval historian AND he loves to thrift with you? Evie, you may have found the perfect man :) I'm a bit of an English medieval history buff, could you share what he specializes in?

    Another great haul for you-the skunks and the lamb are adorable.

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    1. Ah yes Maureen, a dangerous combination...the historian and the amateur artist. We both have a love for treasure hunting...used to go to the coast in the nasty winter and hunt for agates. These days we are too old and it's too cold for that! Thrifting has taken it's place!

      Hubby's doctoral thesis/specialty is in medieval Spain. He loves all history, minored in early South American. He teaches survey courses as well. I've given him the biggest room in the house--turned it into a library. I'm sure we are well over the 1000 book mark--85% history.

      We talk about a trip to England one day, we would love to hit the museums and historical points of interest!

      Evie

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  7. England is incredible-the museums are amazing! The British Museum is my idea of what heaven would look like. When you go to England, be sure to visit York-it is such a wonderful city, full of history.

    I love that the biggest room in your house is a library-how wonderful!

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