I've been picking up these little wood toys lately whenever I come across one at a thrift shop or among the kids old toys. I didn't really realize it but now I see I have a bit of a collection because, you know, three of anything is a collection ;)
I finally found this cutie when I was going through some of my boxes that I got out of storage. I don't remember where I got it, I'm thinking a flea market, but I definitely remember the Ed Emberleyish birds and the colors - some of my favorites :)
Now, for something really cool... go look at what Woof Nanny Barb has (go ahead and click, I'll wait). Now, isn't that amazing!! I think it's so neat that there were actually apron kits and I love seeing her "before" and my "after"! If you haven't checked out Woof Nanny the blog be sure to - there's lots of vintage goodness over there :)
Hi all! I've created a new Flickr group called Nifty Thrift. It's a place to put pictures of all your cool thrift shop, etc. finds and do some swapping if you so desire :D Click here to join and start posting.
I did a little thrifting over the weekend and got this Ransburg cookie jar that I'm so excited about. It's missing its lid and the paint is a little chippy but now I don't have to worry that it will get injured in our active household.
I loved the color of this Pyrex dish so I picked it up too.
I didn't find too much fabric, just a yard and a half of this fabric and a couple of yellow floral sheets that are already in the laundry.
I'm noticing that these are rather coordinated; hmmm, totally by accident but I find that happens sometime. You know, you go buy fabric and you come home and realize everything is in shades of pink or little florals. Funny how that happens :)
I've been doing some thrifting in the past few weeks and have accumulated quite a stash. Here are some pictures of my favorite purchases. First off, this cute pair of kitty measuring cups! The mama is 1 cup and the kitten is 1/4 cup :)
A turquoise planter in a silver holder - can you see the bird design on the side?
Lots of embroidered pillowcase ends that someone else has already cut off, so now I don't have to feel guilty about me doing it!
Some more pretty buttons.
For some reason I found a lot of trays, funny how that happens sometimes. The one with the white background will be hung on the wall with some others I have, as will probably the black one since I have several black ones now too. I thought the circus one was cute and I couldn't resist - I am so weak...
Brownie badges! Not sure what I'll do with these, any suggestions?
Lion and turtle placemats :) I got the pillowcases in the background too. I swear I had these exact same ones when I was little.
Three aprons - I love the gingham, it never fails to make me smile and this one has some great smocking on it. Closer look here.
I got these pillows at an estate sale. I had thought I might cut the floral ones up for the fabric, they're barkcloth, but I think I'll wait awhile, I love that shabby chic look they have.
I had some good luck at the thrift shops over the weekend. I love old tin canisters and use them to hold a variety of my crafting supplies so I was really happy to find this pair in great condition and sporting one of my favorite shades of green. I did good on fabric too; the one on top is an old decorator fabric sample so there's the one big piece and then a couple of squares in different colors. The one in the middle is a red, brown, and yellow print of apples, pears, grapes, cherries, and strawberries - very cute, and the bottom one is all strawberries. Hmm, I'm just realizing that my finds have a bit of a fruity theme to them.
This piece of yardage (3 yards) is a large screenprint on fairly heavy weight fabric. Of course I was first attracted to the pink/brown combination but I like the large size of the pattern too. I also got a handful of zippers - if you ever need zippers be sure to check the thrift shops first! I usually pay 25 cents for them and they are still in their original packaging. I wish I could find some great buttons but maybe that will be the next time out.
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