Monday, February 24, 2014

Bottles Up

 I'm going to let you in on a little secret....

For one, I'm not a morning person. So, I'm not one likely to get up early and go yard sale hunting for treasures. However, I've found that by hitting up yard sales and garage sales and even estate sales later in the morning, the sellers are ready to get rid of everything and drop their prices drastically. You might not have much to go through, but every once in awhile you find something really great or just a really great deal!

An older couple in my neighborhood was downsizing, still moving locally, but their kids were grown and gone and they were buying something smaller. The very nice lady gave me these lovely blue glass mugs for 10 cents each. I figured they'd be perfect for some little blossoms or next time I'm giving a little bouquet of flowers as a gift to a friend, they'd be perfect!  The lady was so very nice, she even gave me some free photo frames, one of them very vintage looking.

 These vintage Club Checker I found at another yard sale for 75 cents. I thought they'd be great for crafting on. Perhaps making pendants or using in altered art.  They could be made into something like this.  Sometimes I resell them online, and vintage games usually do pretty well.
This beautiful Green Glass Italian Wine bottle, I also got for 10 cents! What a bargain. I looked it up on Ebay, and found one going for $50. I'll keep it for now, til I decide what to do with it. It needs a little cleaning up. But, it's so pretty, it has  straw and cork stoppers in it. Apparently the chamber on the right is for chilling ice in.

So those are my finds this week. Hope you had a fun weekend thriftin' and junkin'! Have a good week.


Friday, February 7, 2014

Happy to be here!

Thanks, so much Mandy, for inviting me to contribute!  I'll try to pull my weight with interesting thrift-ed finds.  I'm looking so forward to days in the future when I can go hunting with you and Ellen and maybe the girls!
Here's my first contribution!

Pyrex Early American bowls and Glasbak green floral.

Fun book with some classic kids stories.

and neat end papers,

and charming illustrations.

and a couple of board books.
I can't remember what the bowls went for (but they must've been cheap or I'd have left them there!) and the books were on special for 25¢ a piece.  Not bad, if I do say so myself.  Thanks, again, for the invite.  I feel loved!