Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thrift Store Finds

Well, we finally purchased the bulk of what we will need to redo our porch - our pocketbooks are crying just a little! I've missed keeping up on my blogging and visiting with you wonderful ladies, so it's a good time to at least share some things I've brought home from the thrift stores!



I found these two board games from the '60's - I love the pictures, graphics, and colors of both of them!





Terrible pictures, but I've gotten a new camera (did I mention mine died, or did that happen after everything else broke, haha?), and need to figure it out. It's just an updated version of the one I used to have, a Nikon Coolpix, nothing super fancy, but I really like it. 


It actually took me THREE trips to one of our favorite thrift stores before I brought home this ironstone gravy boat! For $2!! What is wrong with me?? Really, I was simply trying to not bring home more "stuff", and it has a crack up the side, so I won't be actually using it for gravy. Still. After two trips of not bringing it home, I decided if it was there when we went back, I would get it. And, I did!


This is one of my favorite finds - I love the box, and there are so many beautiful pictures! I like them uncolored, though I'm not sure what I will do with them yet. They would make a wonderful gallery wall, I'm just not sure where I'll find the wall space!



My daughter thought these were weird, but I couldn't pass up the yellow and pink chicken recipe cards!


I've now got a good sized jar of old wedding bells, fans, and this bride.


As well as a good sized amount of baby things - these will come in handy for a baby shower I will be having for my daughter.


I fell in love with this platter - think I'm going to have to watch myself on the platters!


These trims all came in a bag together, now I must make a decision as to what I will make with them. Those types of decisions kill me. I'm always sure that as soon as I commit, cut, and sew, that I will see the "perfect" project that I should have saved them for. The next picture is not from a thrift store,


this is a picture of my GRANDDAUGHTER!!!!! Yep, my daughter is having a baby girl. We are getting very excited to see her, though we still have a good long wait!                                                                   


 Linking up with:   Revisionary Life

12 comments:

  1. I'm loving all your thrift finds! I have a soft spot for old toys and I love those board games you got. great finds! That gravy boat was waiting for YOU! And those bird pictures are beautiful. I think they'll look great framed and displayed as a group. The recipe cards are not weird at all. I love the colours. My mother-in-law has what she calls 'platetitis'--she can't stop buying plates. I have a bit of it and I think you do too lol! Those wedding bells remind me of wedding giveaways in the 70's and 80's...You're having a granddaughter! soo exciting! And lovely to hear from you again! x

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    1. Hahaha, Platetitis - I love it! Yes, I think I have it. It is good to get a post out, I have really missed it, but have been so beat in the evenings! Well, off to build a porch!

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  2. Oh my goodness...your granddaughter! How exciting. :) I love the bird book drawings in black and white, too...and I think a gallery wall of them would be FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing your finds at Revisionary Life!

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    1. My bird wall is actually done, I just need to finish painting the living room wall behind it, heehee! I will likely share it at your next party!

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  3. Your granddaughter is rubbing her eyes in wonder at her grandmother's treasure hunting skills. Love the gameboards - I used to have a wall of Parcheesi boards. I go crazy over trim pieces and use them as fast as I can (like a herd of turtles :>)))

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    1. I will laugh so hard at my daughter if the little one inherits my love of junk! She just rolls her eyes and thinks I'm weird. My nine year old daughter is more of a kindred spirit in that regard! A wall of Parcheesi boards would be so great! My mom and I both joke that we "need" several houses, to decorate with different styles and collections!

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  4. Great thrift finds but the baby grand girl is the BEST!!

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    1. I definitely agree! Thanks for coming by!

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  5. A grandaughter! How exciting. We mostly get boys.
    That picture is a 3 d sono?
    It doesn't matter... I can never make heads or tails of those things.
    I like all your thrifty finds...love the game boards, sewing notions and bird pages. Can't wait to see how you display those pages. :)

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    1. Yep, a 3D! I've gotten pretty good at figuring them out over the years, lol! The pages are up, but man, we've been so busy!!!

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  6. Oh my, amazing detail that they can show now with babies! Congrats!! How fun is that to be getting a granddaughter? I love the old games. We made our upstairs bonus room into a play area for the grands. I hung old game boards on one of the walls. I found that same Scrabble Jr. and loved it. Love the ironstone and how lucky to snag vintage trims! I think that the birds are fabulous! I could see them clothes pinned to some bakers twin and hung across a mantle. I have picked up a few bride and baby items lately as well. Not needing them right now, but you never know. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I really like the game boards, too. I don't have anywhere to put the boards yet, but I figure we can even play them once in a while now, then decorate with them when the kids are all out of the house. I like your idea about the birds! I have a bunch up, but I still have many more! When I first picked up the baby and bridal items, I didn't *need* them, either, but love how they look in the jars. It wasn't three weeks later that I was told I was going to be a grandma!

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