Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A mix of old and cheap!!

Some cool goodies:

These area all from our day trip last week.
We found the best thrift store.

What is it?
That stained box in the top left area. It has a lift off lid, and copper punched front. Know what it might have been for? Salt box??

Other goodies:
another flower frog, old stariner, 2 old tin match holders.
a teal bird cage, 2 old wood, sock darners,
a little broom for ?,
a beaker, old pic, silver sugar bowl,
and candle holder. (in back behind cage).
Oh, and I almost missed the beautiful little pearl and gold box in the front.

Love these:

old movie reels, a trivet,

old tins, some glass flower frogs,

silver trims, and a bit of a change purse.

and wait till you seen them cream and antiqued!

Another box of hinges.
Can you believe it?
What is it with me and hinges?

Anybody want to buy some?? =0)

Kathy from
concrete n primroses had this idea:

make bugs out of them for your planters!!

How cute is that?

These are my

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vintage thingies thursday

Thanks for joining in.
Please go visit all the other thrifty bloggers out there.

Thanks to Leigh and Suzanne for hosting!!


barbara jean


Lindy said...

It looks like you found some real treasures! What do you do with your hinges? Will be stopping back by. It's my first foray into VTT!

Diann @ The Thirfty Groove said...

Hi Barb!

Looks like you got some fun treasures!

Happy VTT!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Barb, Love all your goodies, especially that sweet lamp! Thanks for coming by, I'm always glad to hear from you! Have a great rest of the week.

Lisa said...

Don't you love when you come across something that you don't know what the original purpose was!? It gives it a bit of "mystery"!

jennifer said...

Is the little broom small enough to be a shaving brush? My dad had one and a cup that he put a bar of soap in with water, and created shaving foam.

Great items all! Love the hinges.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You found such wonderful treasures. They all look wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda said...

Girl, you racked up!! I love flower frogs, I don't know why, I just do! Love the silver and that lamp!! Can't wait to see it!!

Lou Cinda :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great finds! Love all your goodies.


Coloradolady said...

Well, actually Barbara Jean...I just might need some of those hinges. I want my son to build a curio cabinet from an old window, and these look like they would be great....and I am going to have a cabinet/hutch built in the spring for our I am thinking I might need email is on my sidebar, and if you will send me the info, and the size of may have a sale! Have a great VTT! and a great weekend.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, it certainly was a lucky day for you! You found alot of treasures. I think my favorite is that birdcage. Very curious to see what you going to do with all of those hinges. Something fabulous, I'm sure!
Happy VTT!

Kammy said...

I am loving that lamp - will be so cute white - please post when it is done....
Hinges - what the heck ??? do tell !

Becky said...

Barbara Jean, do you like have a gazillion hinges now? Are you afraid of coming unhinged? [groan - sorry]

You found some way cool stuff. Can I go next time?

The Feathered Nest said...

WONDERFUL found treasures Barb!!! You have a knack sweetie!!! And I can see the lamp in my mind's eye already and it's GORGEOUS!!! I always love seeing your makeovers ~ xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Oh my that lamp is going to be wonderful!! I am excited to see what you will do with the movie tins too!

marian said...

lots of lovey treasures to behold

Kathi Fly said...

Love your goodies. Like the reel and birdcage. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

You really did find a great thrift store. The bird cage is fantastic.

concretenprimroses said...

The lamp is cool! Some people use the hinges to make little bugs to put in plants. (body and wings).
Have fun.