Saturday, August 31, 2013

found treasures

What's more fun than thrifting? Thrifting with friends! Last Tuesday, I was out with
a friend and we stopped at Savers. I found this cool, retro dish that matched my living
 room and thought would be perfect when switching out some of my white accessories
 for darker colors for the fall and (sob) winter.

 Then last Thursday, I met Penny from At Home in English Valley and my mom
at our favorite Goodwill store. My mom and Penny had never met before. The 
three of us had a wonderful time hunting for treasures. I knew Mom and Penny
 would instantly like each other - they're both such sweet ladies!

I found this owl to add to my collection. I can't wait to put up my owl collection
on my Billy bookcases when we finally get them.

 I love the uniqueness of this half blue, half green vase. It's a thick, heavy
glass, too. It has an artist's signature on the bottom but I can't make it out.

These darling nesting dolls had the original price tag of $20 on the bottom.
I liked them because of the cats!

Was excited to find four of these transferware plates which will be perfect for a
fall table. The pattern is Wellesley, made by Wood & Sons, England.

 My "best" find, I think was this basket-purse hand-signed by Caro-Nan. At first I thought
 it was a little picnic basket, but then I saw that the inside was lined. I absolutely love
 the hand-painted scene on the top. I realized something was missing from the top
part - a band of material or leather, as you can see the residual glue, but that didn't
bother me. I knew I could either get the glue off or glue on a new piece of material
 or leather. I found out when I got home and googled  Caro-Nan basket purses, 
that they were popular in the 60's and 70's. They now sell on eBay for $40 -
 $100, depending on the type and what condition they're in. 
I only paid $3.99 for mine. :-)

 Be sure and stop by Penny's blog to read about the treasures she found, too!


  1. LOVE the dish from Savers (my fav thrift store!) Also, that owl is too sweet. I would have bought it in a second for my oldest who has a huge owl collection. :)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    1. Thank you for your lovely compliments, Angela!

  2. Fun treasures and great company!

  3. You found some really neat stuff. Wish I could have been along!


    1. I always think of you when I'm thrifting, Judy! :-)

  4. My husband collects the Russian nesting dolls. I hardly ever find them at our Goodwill, and never complete! You done good girl!

  5. the little purse reminds me of my grandmother. i always remember her carrying one! the missing strip would have been velvet ribbon or grosgrain ribbon if i remember correctly! what a sweet find!


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