Saturday, March 1, 2014

Some Vintage Finds, Easter Stuff and Dressing up the Kitsch Katcher

I've been trying to not buy so much at the thrifts lately as I have more than I practically need and I don't want to be overwhelmed by too much stuff.  I've been focusing more on Easter decorations both non-vintage and vintage (of course).  Here's what I got!


Not so old stuff included a couple strands of bunny and carrot lights, as well as eggs to decorate my Easter tree with.  I couldn't resist the Fill and Thrill plastic egg, the graphic is really cute.  Hubby says "fill her up!"  I stumbled upon the chenille chicks at the grocery store!

Hubby found this sweet Lefton Easter ceramic piece.  It's about 4" tall.  Not sure what to put in side of it, maybe a small floral frog and mini flower blossoms? We have fragrant violets blooming outside right now, that would be perfect!

 
I found this little ceramic bunny.  He has a hole in back and I stuck a pink cotton ball in it!

I was so excited to find this Relpo Halloween planter!  When I went to the register, the cashier said she put it out but thought about putting it away with seasonal stuff for next year.   I told her how glad I was she didn't!!!  This guy isn't easy to find and he is soooo cute!  I didn't find much at all in the way of vintage Halloween decorations last fall--this makes up for it.

Hubby found these two copper hand worked pictures by Wanda Irwin from Philip Irwin Co. (Inglewood, CA) dated 1955.  They are about 6.5"x 7.5".  I love them!!  I look for mid century wall art and seldom find the type of things I am attracted to.  These had me all over them.


Here is the second ceramic pillar candle holder marked Japan that I have found recently.  This one is small enough to fit on my kitsch katcher corner shelf I made last fall.  I took all the decorations and lights back off last month, and now I'm working on making it coordinate with our Danish modern mid century style family room.

Here's how it looked for the holidays...



...and here it is today, slowly coming together. Knowing me I'll be changing it--moving things around as I get new pieces.  It's fun to look for vintage kitsch for this corner. (I need a new nice light above it as well.)

I was cleaning my kitchen yesterday--time to get to that nook and cranny type cleaning.  I snapped this picture of one of my drawers...can you spot the Pyrex 501? (Really, now how can I write a post this long without mentioning Pyrex!!!?)

I'm a bit of a organization nut.  I managed to puzzle together the interior of this drawer with various containers. The 501 holds my rubber bands and shelf liner stuff I use to grip bottle tops.

And one more off topic picture...

 
My sleeping angel.  Of course--Mommy's chair is the best to nap in!

Linking up with Sir-Thrift-A-Lot at thriftasaurus!



12 comments:

  1. Those bunny and carrot lights are so cute! ♥

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    1. Kinda funny Holly, a little while back I got a strand alternating bunnies and carrots!
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  2. I'm completely smitten with your carrot lights. Your egg planter is darling. Good for you for finding a Halloween planter too! Your sleeping angel is pretty sweet. Happy thrifting!

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    1. And I almost missed those lights at the thrift--they were behind a bunch of other stuff! I do feel lucky with the Lefton planter!
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  3. Your kitsch corner was very cute, but I love the redo. Mid century modern is our decor too, crazy for it. Great copper plaques your hubby found, look really good on the shelves. Beautiful doggie, aw!

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    1. Yes Pam, it is refreshing to have the corner simpler! I love Christmas decorations, but I always look forward to when it's over since I tend to have it up for a few months! The pup is as sweet as he looks :0)

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  4. Aw such a sweet picture of your angel :) Love those fabulous carrot and bunny lights, so neat!! :) Happy Sunday! xo Holly

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  5. I am in love with those copper pictures. So much so that I skeedaddled over to ebay to see what is available! I have my eye on a few, so much for my NY resolution to wean myself off ebay :)

    Your corner is lovely-the Danish MCM is one of my favorite styles-always a treat to see what you have decorating your house!

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    1. You and me both Maureen, I'm telling myself to not even go look at ebay :0( It's hard when the thrifts are dry and you are trying to get your fix!
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  6. Although I click "notify me" on your posts, I'm not notified so I don't always see your responses. I used to do this on my blog too until I found out only one person ever saw my replies! Oh well! :)

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    1. I'm going to look into that Holly!
      Evie

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