Tuesday, October 19, 2010

excited thrifter...

Linda is once again hosting Nifty Thrifty Tuesday (thank you Linda!) over at Coastal Charm.  As I mentioned yesterday Jim and I went treasure hunting on Sunday and here is what I found...
I found an old white with black trim enamel bowl, the basket of scrabble tiles (which, as you can see, I am having great fun with), and the cutest white chippy old stool...
 
Since I am in love with industrial now I picked up this vintage fan...
I don't think it works but I loved the size and color.  For myself I found another sweet vintage book...
It is "Daily Food For Christians". The binding is quite loose as are some pages ~ it must have been someones favorite... 
I also found this pretty towel embroidered with 2 "J"s, perfect for Jaclyn and Jake...
Then I found these great old photos...



I had a lot of fun looking at all the faces, hair styles and clothing!  Next is my favorite find but I am wondering if I should paint this lovely old mantel mirror white...
I think it will make the detail stand out more...

I also found this old storage box which would be perfect to hold crafting supplies...

I loved this old black case...

I loved it even more when I saw the price ($11) which included the contents...


I have been on the hunt for old piano rolls for my booth makeover!  I shopped yesterday with my new booth vision in mind, looking for treasures in a neutral palette to mix in with some furniture pieces I am working on to feather my made over space with ~ hopefully in time for the Vintage Holiday Sale at the shop.  However, loving the industrial craze and wanting a pop of color for the holidays I picked up this vintage red bicycle tire pump...

I have another busy day ahead but am very excited to share some news with you tomorrow which is White Wednesday and I will be announcing my giveaway winner!!  Speaking of giveaways I just won the Press Junket Giveaway over at Curious Sofa Diaries!!  I just found this blog and have been catching up on all the inspiring posts full of wonderful display ideas.  Thank you very much Debbie ~I am so excited!  My birthday month has been full of surprises!!  Good luck to all of you and have a wonderful day! 

18 comments:

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Wow you hit the motherload. Ok I think you should paint the mirror as you said so the detail shows more prominently. And the storage pieces- wonderful.
So, whatcha going to do with your piano rolls? I love mine in the top the booth- it lends such a nice glow - sort of brings down the harshness of the overhead lights.
Lovely treasures indeed.
tammy

Jane said...

Wow....you found some great stuff! I love the little stool, the old pictures, and the old storage box. The mantel mirror is just beautiful....I'm on the fence about painting it....how's that for some advice :)
Great, great finds! You are having a wonderful birthday month!
Jane

Polly said...

All sorts of fabulous finds! I think my favorite is the white tool box! And the mirror!

Always love stopping by!

I heart scrabble letters too!!!

hugs

Polly

Sandi said...

Did you have fun or what?? Lucky you!! I went to a garage sale Saturday that you would have loved. I wanted to buy much more, but had to get back home for a birthday party. I will show my goodies soon.
Love all your treasures, but especially that book and mirror! Wonderful!!
Happy Monday~

Petite Michelle Louise said...

wow..that's a whole lotta vintage junk treasures!! TFS!

NanaDiana said...

What great finds- Man! You really have some neat stuff there. I love that old mantle mirror...those are hard to come by. Nice work- Diana

Donna said...

Oh wow, you found some amazing treasures! That little stoll is just adorable! And the fan is so cool! (sorry, I just couldn't resist the pun:) ) I adore your mirror! While it looks wonderful as is, I agree that painted white would bring out all of the wonderful details. I would LOVE to find a box with all of the compartments in like yours. Awesome!

salmagundi said...

Great finds!! Just found your blog, and am looking forward to future posts. Sally

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

ooo... fab stuff. I love the little tool box! :)

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Oh you scored BIG TIME!! That mirror is amazing. I like it the color it is now. I think I would hold off painting until the spring. I wish I knew you wanted piano rolls- I got a basket for free at the flea. My brother has a player piano so I gave hime the lot ~ maybe I can sneak a few back for ya:)

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Hey Sandi
love the mirror of course i would paint the mirror but then it kind of looks nice the way it is with the white walls

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Sandi, where do I start?

Amazing finds, that mirror is like a dream find. I would absolutely kill for something just like that.

Can't wait to see your booth re-do!

Eliana said...

great finds! I love that mantle mirror. maybe try silver leafing it?

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love it all, especially the gorgeous mirror, fan and the lovely book!

KATHY said...

Wow, You found some really great stuff. I love the fan.

Kathy

Hanna said...

Hi there! I a your newest follower!!! I found you on the Tuesday linky! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

I love all this stuff:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Such great finds!! Love them all- the suitcase with all the stuff in it is fantastic!! The mirror is gorgeous as well- Great scores!! :)

pozypeacock said...

You found some treasures! That mantel mirror is beautiful and the box. How fun!

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