Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blue and White and cut glass

On our recent foray, I found lots of stuff I "couldn't live without"!  I am a fan of blue and white. Especially transferware.  When I saw the mismatched pair of blue and white salt and peppers, I could not resist.  The salt is Currier and Ives, and the pepper is Blue Onion.  I love that they are not meant to go together, but match perfectly! And nearby was the matching creamer!  yay! And 2 ashtrays from a fancy hotel in San Francisco.  Though we don't smoke, it's nice to have them for guests, especially, friends of Bill W., who tend to be smokers...

I also found some pretty salt cellars at a yard sale.  I have no need for them, but have always liked the pretty, tiny things.  Maybe because I have a hobnail cellar from my grandmother...  But I saw these and thought "instant collection!" They cleaned up nicely.  The closest two might even purple up a bit, so I'll put them on the windowsill.

I got a few more things, a couple of books, a set of those plastic drawers ($5!) and some more wooden shoes, but they are not as photo-worthy as the pretties above! Had a fun day with Ellen, and that is better than any treasure I could ever buy.  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring is Sprung!

Spring is in the air and we're ready to  catch up on our thriftin'.  Robin and I checked out a couple of local stores and also found one humongous yard sale.  Robin was doing all the shopping until we arrived at St Thomas' Thrift Store.  Here are some of the treasures I found...  

The little truck is perfect for holding a houseplant, the tray is for "someone" who needs one when we have tea on her patio (sssh!!!) and the wine box may be re-purposed, with a shelf added (I'll need some help from hubby), into a hanging shelf for my glass jars holding my button collection.  All these items were half price and the sales lady told us they had just been put out on the floor!  It certainly pays to shop often if you're looking for bargains as 'new' items arrive every day.