Monday, June 9, 2014

antiquing and thrifting fever!

Hello everyone ~ hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was filled with antiquing,
thrifting, church, time spent with family, and having lunch out with my hubby. In other
words, it was pretty much a perfect weekend. 

Me, my aunt, and uncle spent the day on Saturday exploring a couple of antique and
thrift shops that we'd never been to before. We all came home with some 
wonderful treasures.


 This first shop we went into was a newer shop and very well organized.
 

 I bought a vintage rose picture...


 and a cut glass salt and pepper shaker. It was the red tops that got to me.
The milk glass piece was a thrifted find from a few weeks ago.


 Walking down the street, we came upon this beautiful, huge house filled with
antiques from attic to basement.





 Loved the wooden staircase in this house!




I found milk glass spice jars with two of my favorite kitchen colors - blue and red.
 


I have them displayed on a shelf in my kitchen. See the two blue colbalt cups
on the little shelf on the right? Those were an antique mall find (there's two more in
the set) when I was out with my mom a couple of weeks ago.
 

 My other find in the house full of antiques was this Paden City Pottery platter with
a matching creamer and sugar. I loved the colors and the flowers. I got it for 50% off
 as there's a tiny chip on the back of the platter and a hairline crack in the creamer.


 Walking around the little town we were in (which I had never been to), we also found
a great thrift shop. I found a Bodum tea pot with infuser...


the cutest plate with two farm girls feeding chickens...


and three little glass bottles with wire wrapping. I also found (not pictured) two designer
polo-type shirts for Brian (Tommy Hilfiger and Aeropostale) for only $2.49 each and a 
Brita water pitcher for $3 that looked barely used (and ours had just broke!). Perfect
timing, as I really didn't want to spend $30 on a new one.  


 One last recent find ~ this beautiful table from a private seller on a local Facebook
page. I have it sitting in my bathroom until I have time to get it outside and paint it.
I'm thinking of painting it a pale yellow. 


Thanks for visiting and for all your kind comments. They mean so much to
me. Happy Monday!



28 comments:

  1. Oh Melanie - Looks like you all had a great time shopping. Wish I would have been there with you!

    Good finds!

    Judy

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    1. I've always said that you and I would have a blast antique shopping together!

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  2. It looks as though you have been having a great time hunting down your lovely finds! They are all very pretty indeed. xx

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  3. That sounds like fun. I can't just go thrifting anymore and bring pretties home if I don't have a designated place to put it. It's my deal with myself. I don't have a big basement and the room I use to have. So I have to really think it through before I buy. No matter what I seem to clean out, there's always more. And one day I hope to be to the point where I wake up and it's done! Your finds, particularly those with red, are adorable!
    Brenda

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    1. Yes, it certainly helps if you have a basement to store all this stuff in (which I do). I've been purging/donating a lot of my old stuff though.

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  4. Looks like you found some winning shops.

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  5. You did have a perfect weekend, Melanie!! Love your sweet finds. That house looked like a wonderful place to linger!
    Mary Alice

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    1. It was! We spent quite a bit of time in there.

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  6. Oh my goodness! You got some amazing pieces. I love the different dishes and those glass bottles with the stars are so cute.

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  7. You found so many cool things. I especially like the platter with the creamer and sugar bowl. So cool that you got to visit with your Aunt and Uncle and thrift too.

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    1. It's always more fun to thrift with a friend of family member, right? Can't wait until we can do so together!

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  8. Wow, what a haul! I love all of it. The thrifty finds were such good deals and the antiques are all really pretty and unique. I look forward to seeing what you do with the table.

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    1. Yeah, I need to get to work on that table!

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  9. Wow, you did have a perfect weekend, for scores of great items. I love them all and would of bought also. Oh my, that house with vintage from top to bottom is gosh wonderful!

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    1. It was in the little town of Elburn, if you're ever out that way!

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  10. Hi Melanie,

    What an eventful weekend, indeed! Love that house filled with antiques, how pretty and practical for a business! My favourite new treasure of yours are the Paden City Pottery creamer and sugar bowl; TOO cute!!

    Have a great week!

    Poppy

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    1. I think that's my favorite treasure, too. So glad my aunt found them for me!

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  11. Sounds like the prefect weekend to me and I love those red topped salt and pepper shakers!

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  12. Such pretty treasures ! :) Love that house with all of the antiques...glad that we got to go with you :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed going with me! :-)

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  13. Hi Melanie, a new reader here and I am very happy to stumble on your blog. I enjoyed looking at all of the fabulous antiques in your photographs, and I do like those spice jars. What a find! I enjoy looking around charity shops and car boots, it is so exciting when you find something unique and perfect for your home. Sometimes, you can find nothing, and then others, you want to buy everything! Looking forward to reading more on your blog. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for being a new reader! I'm glad you found my blog. Thanks for all your sweet compliments. :-)

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  14. Wonderful finds. Love the little jars with the stars. The rose print is beautiful.

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