Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thrifty Thursday


vintage thingies thursday

This is a combo post of vintage and thrifty finds.

I have been having a great time hitting
the garage sales this summer.
Not sure i will ever catch up taking photos of it all,
but here are a few items from the past two weeks.

some paper crafting supplies,
old scissors,
a heart box,
old pink flower saucers,
an old mirror,
and 3 old door plates.

Cast iron pancake skillet,
3 glass domes for bird nests,
a small copper pot,
and a heavy metal coffee pot.

Some vintage,
and not so vintage,
great finds.
an old dictionary and not as old world atlas,
old toaster and whip,
old sprayer tip,
some old hair rollers and clips,
2 frames, and a gold frame with a pink tub in it??

And you can't beat this:
28 doilies......

And this is my favorite find.
Not free, but close to it!
All these items were in a fifteen cent box!!
little old boxes, with 'stuff' still in them,
some old pulleys and a clock key,
an old door knob, and some drawer pulls,
and, not old, but useful, door latches.
(don't worry, I'll make them look old.) =0)

Please go check out other vintage and thrifty finds,
and thank our wonderful hostesses for bringing this each week.

Blessings and have a great Thursday,

Barbara Jean


Coloradolady said...

Barbara Jean, You have found some great things here! The best....28 doilies for free!! Amazing. Have a great VTT!

Rebecca said...

Wow what a lot of great stuff,,,love the pulley.

Shirley said...

You've gotten some interesting things!! When my husband was alive, we used to go to auctions and he loved to buy boxes of misc. for next to nothing. It was always so much fun to dig through the "treasures" when we got home!

blushing rose said...

Whoa! Did you ever hit the jackpot. TTFN~ Marydon

Melissa Miller said...

Your treasures are all so lovely! Your blog is beautiful as well. :)

CC said...

Oh my gosh..what great finds and great buys..but the best of all, those wonderful, beautiful doilies. I love vintage crochet..and yours is just lovely. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm really liking this collection of vintage thingies. Now I'm wondering what you will DO with them - - - I'm envisioning some kind of large shadow box display or some such thing!

knutsel Rein said...

Fabulous stuff!!

Cindy Shea said...

Great finds Barb! I just love the little copper kettle pot. :)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i spy some pretty things here! great finds you got here Barbara Jean.. all so vintagey! thanks for sharing & happy VTT

Anonymous said...

what fabulous goodies..i love that old toaster :)

~~Carol~~ said...

You sure have found alot of great things! I love the door plates(I like making birdhouses with them), and those little cloches, and the little boxes. I like to pick up that kind of thing too, because not only do they look nice just sitting out, but they are also great to make things with!
Happy VTT!

Bea said...

I love the old toaster. Those old tins are wonderful too.

Sarah said...

It would be so hard to go shopping with you...we would be after the same stuff! LOL You have quite a stash of fantastic finds here!


Get out of here with the free linens...stop over to see my Free treasure too!

Susan said...

Something about old door knobs and the door plates...makes me imagine where the door opened to. You have some very nice vintage thingies.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great finds!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

FREE doileies? WOW! You got some awesome loot. I love the doorplates and the keys. You got some really cute things! Thanks for linking up today for Thrifty Thursday! I am so appreciative!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Cindy at PlantSomeRoots said...

You've been finding some great stuff! Won't it be fun to pull it all together when inspiration hits. Love that 15 cent box the best!

Anonymous said...

Look at all your great finds! I haven't been able to shop OR party lately, but I'm feeling the need, if you know what I mean.

jennifer said...

WOW! You found some great vintage items!

Candace said...

I love the door handle plates! And getting all those doilies for free is such a bonus!

Ruby said...

All wonderful finds but I liked the coffee pot and the atlas and the mirror and..... LOL Happy VTT

Roslyn said...

Free doilies,where??

Allidink said...

Great thrifty finds!!! You can't beat free with the doilies :)! Wow! Everything is so neat!

All the best,

Lisa said...

Great treasures!!
Hugs, Lisa

Kammy said...

Hey Barbara Jean!
You always find the coolest stuff !
15 ! Do you work - or do you thrift all week ???LOL !

Christina said...

Great vintage goodness. Love the old scissors. How fun.

Kirby3131 said...

Goodness, you have found a bounty of goodies this summer!

B. J. Brooks said...

Barbara Jean, I'm a Barbara Jean too, most of the time it's just Barbara until I go back home to Alabama then it's always Barbara Jean.

I've shortened it to B.J. when I write but nice to know someone else has the same name.

I absolutely love the doilies, I can chrochet my own, but buy them ever chance I get, so hope you enjoy you find as much as I enjoy the ones at my house.

Many Blessings
B.J. Brooks

B. J. Brooks said...

Barbara Jean, my name is also Barbara Jean but most of the time my family and friends just call me Barbara unless I go back home to Alambama and then it's always Barbara Jean.

When I'm writing or signing my name I just use B.J. and be done with it.

I love the doilies. Although I can chrochet my own I'm always looking for bargain.

Many Blessings
B.J. Brooks

Ally0005 said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! I love all your stuff. Great finds!!!