Welcome back to Vintage and Thrift Hunting this is Post #9. I am so happy you’re here and can’t wait to share with you my latest thrifty and auction finds.
Today, I am going to just jump right in and show you what I found this week.
It brought back memories when I found these Noxzema jars. My mother and grandmother used Noxzema and there were always jars like this in the house. Who knew they would become a collectible item. I bought six but decided to keep three – just in case I find a use for them…someday. Selling on my site for $3.00 each or all three of them for $8.00. If anyone has a great idea for re-purposing them, I would love to know what it is.
Next up is this neat little lined white wicker hamper. White wicker is always popular and I hope to sell this beauty for $12.00 – maybe I’ll put this at my booth. It is lined with a pretty rose pattern cotton material. I am impressed with the condition of the wicker, there are a few small pieces of wicker broken but nothing that affects its use.These butter pat dishes were at the bottom of a “lot” box of goodies I recently acquired at auction. It took me a bit to figure out what they were, oh the joy of the internet. All are marked Ironstone Powell Bishop, England on the bottom. 8 for $3.00 – now that’s a steal!
October Craft Challenge – recycling or re-purposing any type of used container.
Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. On the ThirdMonday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join the challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)
Last month was our mason jar challenge and the picture to the left shows the mason jar I turned into a soap dispenser. This month the challenge was to recycle or re-purpose using any type of used container. I chose to re-purpose two vintage glass Grenache Caramel containers, which I found in a box that I purchased at an auction. I thought about selling them on my vintage site Wandaful Things, Trinkets and Treasures but I decided to use them in my bathroom to store makeup sponges and cotton pads. The transformation was pretty simple, I removed the labels, spray painted the lids and added a decorative top as a knob and that was it.
Here are the before and after pictures.
Since the lids on these jars are plastic, I thought a glass knob would be too heavy so I started looking for something light weight (plastic), I found Christmas ornaments at my local Dollarma and immediately knew I wanted to use the tops for my jars. I think they were a perfect choice, don’t you?