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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thrifty Thursday Vol. 31: Closet Shopping

I spent a good chunk of last weekend organizing our spare bedroom. When I moved in with Phillip that was where most of the boxes of my stuff ended up, and I'm embarrassed to say that until about a week ago most of it had been sitting in piles for months, untouched. I finally decided to crack open those boxes and it was great! Most of them held an assortment of things I had thrifted years ago and packed away for when I actually had a house to put them in. I had forgotten most of what was in there and it was like digging up buried treasure. Besides that, it's much easier to part with things a few years down the line, so I decided to put a big portion of it in the space to sell. Here are some things I had sitting in boxes:



A cool vase or possibly decanter. Some brand of California pottery but I'm not really sure what. It didn't have any identifying marks.

This platter is one of my "keepers." I need to come up with a cool way to display my growing platter collection!
Another keeper- this pretty pottery bowl in the perfect shade of light aqua/mint green
This pair of little red-rimmed glass bowls is going in the space.
These bright red mugs and creamer are great, but I've got waaaay to many of both. Into the space they go!
How pretty are these two bowls? I put them in the space too but now I'm starting to regret it. I can't resist a bird! Maybe I'll rescue them if they're still around next time I go there.

Of course, I didn't change my normal thrifting schedule- here are some of my new finds over the last week:


A cool ice bucket which is in the space looking great with the rest of the mid-century barware.
These little tulip egg cups were a perfect find for Easter! You can see how I displayed them in the space here.

A platter to match the sugar and creamer set I found last week!

Phillip's mom found us these little cookbooks. The one on the left is from the 1940s. I'm keeping the one on the right because I love the graphics so much.
I thought this deer was cute and had a cool shape. It's in the space.
Phillip found this old ViewMaster at the Goodwill.
I found this enamel Catherine Holm piece at the Goodwill as well. At first I thought it was a bowl but after some research I realized it's the lid to a fondue pot (which was not with it of course). I still can't decide whether to keep or sell it. I think it looks pretty elegant as a bowl.
This little bird clip thing cost me a whopping 30 cents. It's kinda weird but I thought it was funky in a good way.
And lastly, a pair of Hall salt and pepper shakers.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone's week is going fabulously. I'll be linking up at Apron Thrift Girl, A Living Space, Sir Thrift A Lot, Joyful Treasure Hunting, and Young Heart. Head on over and check out everyone's finds!



7 comments:

  1. What lovely finds! I love going through old vintage finds that I have bought and forgotten about.

    Smiles,
    Rachael
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  2. Those egg cups are adorable! Particularly for Easter.

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  3. The platter with the gold star bursts? I have that set of plates and bowls. They were my granny's. They were the "good china" (heavy use of quotes there) that she would use for Thanksgiving dinner. My set is put away and only makes appearances 1 or 2 times a year. Every time I take them out, I'm reminded of her. :D I loved seeing that there is a sugar/creamer and platter to add to my collection. I think the pattern is called "star glow" and someone told me that you got these as a gift when you purchased a certain dollar amount of groceries at certain stores? I don't have any confirmation of that "fact" but I love the star glow pattern and it's fun to see additional pieces.

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  4. I love the Star Glow platter, too! And that turquoise decanter thing is beautiful. It looks a little like Harlequin Fiesta to me with the rings around the base, but I've never seen that shape before. Always fun to find long-forgotten treasures, isn't it?

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  5. Hi,
    Your little bird is a recipe card holder for in the kitchen! You see them from time to time (but not a lot) I suspect it was a boy scout or VBS lets make a craft for your mom deal! But people collect them for sure. Yours is a cutie!!

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  6. Love the little birdie bowls and the flower egg cups - very pretty!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  7. That ice bucket is a fantastic find!

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