Friday, March 18, 2016

fun thrifting finds

 It's been awhile, but I went thrifting again. Here's what came home with me:

I love the colors in this handmade blanket. It's also the perfect size to cover just my lap and part of my legs; it's not over-sized. Since our evenings are still cold, I use it when I'm reading or watching TV.

Blue and white dishes are my favorites and I happened to need some more smaller plates. I usually buy plates made in England or Germany (I won't eat off of plates that are made in China) as I prefer that style, but I was drawn to the flowers on these Japanese plates. I also like how they have a "lip" on the plate edge. A lot of times, I just eat a small meal or a snack consisting of fruit and raw nuts, so these smaller plates are a perfect size.

Another scarf (I know it needs ironing) to add to my collection.

Two small Limoges teacups. My grandma loved Limoges, too. 

A kitty sun catcher.

Brass Gregorian candlesticks.

A green and white lampshade...

An organizer that still had the original price sticker from HomeGoods on it. My price was 50 cents. :-)

Lastly, I found this collection of vintage quilted hearts when I was treasure hunting with Mom a few days ago.

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Melanie, I like all your cute new treasures. Those little hearts are adorable. Wishing you a great fun filled weekend, xoxo,Susie

  2. That blanket is wonderful. I don't think I've ever seen such a nice crocheted blanket in a thrift store. All of your finds are really nice. You have a great eye for pretty bargains, Melanie. I hope you have a good weekend.

  3. Beautiful finds...lovely colors! I especially love the throw and the hearts! Have a lovely weekend!

  4. I so need to head out and do some thrifting which I haven't done in a long while. I really do need a fix. You scored some really great finds! ; Happy weekend!

  5. What great treasures you found! I'm drooling over those teacups....and I seriously must go thrifting soon, I've got the itch!!

  6. Well, you certainly had a good thrifting day. I love your little stash of hearts and I adore those blue and white plates. Steve and I eat all our meals on small plates. We have cut our portions by using the smaller plates -we have our salad in a bowl.

    I hope your day is lovely and springy!

  7. You found some nice treasures.

    Happy Spring and Happy Easter ~ FlowerLady

  8. Love the thick crocheted blanket in the great colors. Anything that adds to our comfort is a great find in my book. I think the shade is really the best find. That is so nice!

  9. You are the queen of awesome finds!!

  10. You had a successful day thrifting...wonderful finds!
    Mary Alice

  11. I love everything you found from the plates to the scarf! Good for you. We have zilch for thrift stores around here...well, we have antique shops with lots of battered furniture and things that you can wheel and deal on. Maybe once we get moving on the lakehouse I can find a few things I need.


  12. Wow! You've found so many great vintage treasures, Melanie! I love those cute quilted hearts, and now that I've learned how to crochet, I know how much time went into the lap blanket. Fun finds!


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