Sunday, September 6, 2009

saturday night's alright for thrifting

i decided to go to the thrift store after i got off work on Saturday. i am glad i went because i found some fun things!

enjoy!

this tin Handiware tray was my favorite find of the night! i like the worn patina, and the King and Queen of England are just adorable!

this aqua mid century modern Dansk Kobenstyle enameled dutch oven is just lovely! i did a little online research and it turns out these are quite the collectors items. i found one in a bit better condition than this listed for $125! the inside is an ivory color, which contrasts very nicely with the aqua.

this little china creamer makes me want to have a tea party (in fact, that's what the guy at the thrift store asked if i was doing)

i would definitely collect china if it was the same pattern as this bone china saucer. i just love those retro tiny gold stars!

another little saucer...

these cool canisters certainly belong on an old formica diner counter. i may store cereal in them...

i loved this little nativity, similar to one from my childhood that my parents still have.

buttons! i think it was my mom who once told me to always buy old buttons whenever i came across any at garage sales or thrift stores.

i was all excited about this Fire King peach lustre baking dish until i got it home and realized the inside is coated with some sort of paint that i am pretty sure is not original to the dish. anyone have any ideas? it also came with a burner stand that it sits on, if that helps.


and finally, i bought this little wooden base to pair with one of my glass domes, which turns out is too small for it. if anyone would have any use for it, i will gladly pass it along! a glass dome with a diameter of 5 1/2 inches would fit nicely in the groove. the total diameter of the base is just over 7 1/2 inches.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! I love the dutch oven and the little creamer (which is my favorite) and the dishes..........those are great finds. We have to plan a time when we can go together! Sounds like a lovely evening. See ya soon! Check your email, ok? Love, Brenda

Monica said...

love the buttons! you should store them in one of those kitchy canisters!

♥ miss.michelle said...

...some wonderful-y fantastic finds! I love the canisters for your counter, funny thing I've actually been looking for some like those. I'd keep candy in them! Thanks for sharing!

~michelle.f

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and leading me to yours! It is fabulous! You have the most gorgeous stuff, I'm a bit green with envy here, those suitcases, fans, the 2 drawer filing cabinet, dutch oven, the list goes on.... I've become a follower and look forward to your future posts :-)

St├ęphanie said...

Oh ! I love everything !

vintage simple said...

Oh, I lovelovelove the aqua dutch oven. What a beautiful color..!
-maria

littlebyrd said...

Love, love, love. I am going to check the diameters on someof my domes...I just might have one that will fit that base ;)

Leigh said...

You really scored some great things! Weekend nights are great for thrifting I think.

Amanda said...

OMGosh...loves your bargain finds! Sometimes I just don't feel lucky when I thrift shop. I need you by my side!!! :-) AND, that dutch oven is fabulous - def my fav!

Aamie said...

Wow! Way to go, friend! Maybe that's something we can do when I come there next time. Or when you come here. Surely rich people get rid of stuff, right?! I am sure we can find a thrift store! You are going to need to move to a bigger place with all that great stuff! Love and miss you!