Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #3

Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #3. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds!

Quick recap: Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

Even though there is still snow on the ground Auction season has begun and for me so did the fun. Since my last post I’ve been to two auctions and I have to say I found some awesome items.

The item below looks like a salt or pepper shaker but actually it is Avon Vintage milk glass that looks like a salt shaker with a yellow plastic screw on lid. As you can see it is decorated with yellow flowers and orange and yellow butterflies. These were originally sold by Avon filled with perfumed cream (and there is still a little left inside) Available $6.00

Next is a vintage “The Piqua” metal and wood 13 inch butcher paper cutter.  It is spring loaded where the paper sits, with a nice overall age and patina. Metal parts have rust and corrosion consistent with age and I think it adds to the rustic look of it. (SOLD)

Who remembers these?  I grew up in a household with the one that was mounted to the wall and had a party-line. This is a wonderful collectible, black vintage rotary phone. It still works 🙂 I bet a lot of young folks wouldn’t even know what to do with it, ha ha ha! (SOLD).

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Result from the Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge

I recently posted a challenge to do some Easter Decorating for under $8.00 CDN- I referred to the Youtube challenge I followed that was started by Hillary from My So Called Home.

You can see that post here.

My vignette coast me $1.50 as I only purchased the three Vintage bunny banks at $0.50 a piece.  I scoured the house for items that I already  had and came up with a few varieties but this first one is my favorite.Here is proof on my price … I remember these fuzzy bunny banks from when I was young.

AND a closer look at what is in the picture.

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Eight Dollar Easter Decorating Challenge

I’ve recently enjoyed viewing the $5.00 Goodwill Challenge Spring Decorating 2017 that was started by Hillary from My So Called Home. Here is the playlist to all the YouTubers that took her challenge- check them out, you might get inspired. The playlist from Hillary – My so called home http://bit.ly/2miYBsi

Well that $5.00 US is equal to about $6.69 CDN dollars 😦 and lets face it thrift finds are more plentiful and cheaper in the USA.  However, having said that – I am definitely up for the challenge and I’ll be keeping my budget under $10.00 – let’s say at a healthy $8.00

I am putting out the challenge on this blog, my Facebook page and my instagram page hashtag #EasterDecoratingChallenge.

Here is a cute idea from bellalimento

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Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #2

Welcome to Vintage and Thrift Hunting – this is Post #2

Quick recap :Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

I do sell some of the items I buy, sometimes I repurpose them, mostly I don’t because I like them just the way they are. If the item is for sale, I will mark it available and if it’s not for sale you will see these initials NFS. I will put a link below to my selling site if you are interested.

The weather was so nice on the weekend a road trip was in order. These cheese crocks were sold as a set in a very unorganized thrift store (I never judge a book by its cover, the best deals are the ones you dig for). I decided to sell the two smaller ones and keep the larger one for my collection. They were in excellent condition.

My next find were these nine puzzle blocks that turned into four different puzzles. Very economical as well at just $1.00. I’m displaying the bunny side  for Easter. (NFS)

When I saw these arch shaped frames (there are two), there was just something about them and when I flipped them over there was a write up about the artist, Michael Kulicke. Turns out these frames are collectible. I haven’t decided whether or not to sell them. If I find the perfect spot for them, I will keep them but I guess I can’t keep everything…lol

 

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Spring Porch Decorating Ideas

Spring has Sprung (ok it says so on my calendar). While it’s true here where I live in Canada I am still under a blanket of snow that doesn’t mean I’m not getting excited to decorate for Spring. For some reason when I think about Spring decorating,Easter bunnies pop into my head.

I was searching around on the internet to give me some ideas to transform my now blah looking front porch. I found some ideas that I loved and hope you will too.

Is this not adorable or what??  Look at those giant bunnies – check out all of her fabulous decorating ideas at the Seasonal Home.

Forsythia always signals Spring to me and when I saw this wreath in a bucket, it got me to thinking I might be able to pull this off……maybe – ok I don’t have a table to use but I do have an old chair…..hmmmm. Check out the full post here.

This Vintage inspired porch decor is simply awe inspiring – there is more to see check it out here.

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