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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thrifted Treasures

So I went thriftin...didn't find much along the lines of projects. I had my eye on a cabinet to play with, but it went before I got over to claim it as my own. What I did find caused me to have the urge to continue the makeover that Gloria's sweet lamp had me doing...
A very tarninshed silver bowl. I like my antique silver tea sets with a lot of tarnish on them...there is just something about them all blackened that appeals to me more than a shiny silver finish! I put this as a candle holder in the living room...(Busy thought it was a hat and wore it around for a bit too) lol
A Cream color pitcher...It was too hard to get a good shot of the details on this piece...just take my word for it that it is really pretty...
Yep! I bought ANOTHER canister!!! I am not a dish a holic (but I'm getting there) I am a very very bad canister collector!
There are two of these Christmas ornaments...
And one of this shape.
Aren't they great? I can hardly wait to use them!
And this is the prize of the whole day! This gorgeous picture! Now if you have ever tried to photograph a picture...you know how many shots I had to take to even get one this good!!!
I have an antique tea pot that is exactly like the one in the picture!!! It is in perfect condition...not even a scratch on the frame...so perfect in fact...
That the authenticity thingi is still on the back! I just love this piece and I have to find the Perfect spot for it!
I also picked up (yep that plate addiction I mentioned that is starting) four dinner and one salad plate of this pattern. I know that is not much...but they are just so pretty that I could not resist!
Here's where the majority of the treasures ended up.. a lot of books had to move out of this cabinet to make room for them...but it is worth it. lol I did this all while I chatted on the phone with some wonderful blogging ladies....they know who they are...wink wink!
This seems to be my week to do a bunch of nesting in the evenings.

43 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh girl...are you becoming a dishy, too. :0) Great finds...I'd love to go thrifting with you. Mister & I went Sunday....I'll be showing a sneak peek tomorrow. :)

That Gloria is truly special! What a wonderfully sweet gift...a treasure, indeed.

Love~ me.

Maureen said...

I'm with you on the silver. I prefer the slightly tarnished, un-shiny kind.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow - lucky you, finding those amazing items! Love 'em in the bookcase too.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love that picture...you said it was great but had not a clue how great it was...Oh where are you going to hang it...You could also just sit it with yoy silver tea pot in front of it...love the silver bowl and it cracked me up Busy wearing it like a hat...I'm surprised she didn't winded the thing yet ha ha!! Hope you have a great evening my dear girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sylvana said...

These are magnificent pieces!! I would have snatched them up too. Nice presentation, and great photographs.

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow, you've done well! I love the glass jar :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Tootsi~~

Now I know why you are looking for another cabinet!! I love all your neat thriftig treasures!! The glass vase with lid is beautiful and so it the pitcher and picture. I have heard you can photgraph glass pretty well by standing at a distance and zooming in (with the flash). Try it.

I love canisters too, but crowd my countertops really bad right now. What do you do with yours?

Happy Halloween, my friend!!

xoxo
jane

Jeanne said...

You have some great finds there! I really like how you displayed them on your shelves. It looks like the canister was intended to match your new dishes. I am a dishaholic and I found those same dishes on clearance a few years back and bought 4 sets. I love the weight of them, but hubby doesn't.

Sue said...

You found some great treasures there!

Darla said...

Oh how I wishe we lived close to each other!!! Everything looks beautiful tootsie!!

Nutty Gnome said...

Phew, you have been busy - and with some beautiful finds as well. Lucky you! :)

Ima Weed said...

What a "good luck" day you had in finding so many pretty pieces.

SmilingSally said...

Oh you'll nest much more contentedly now! I love all of your new treasures. It's good that I didn't get to that store first!

squawmama said...

Great finds Tootsie... I loved all of them and you did a great job showcasing them... You are definately getting the dish-a-holic BUG! Have a super day girlfriend!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

"Blossom" said...

Tootsie I love those dishes.
That picture is awesome; let us know where you put it. Gosh, you found a lot in one day. It may take me months to find anything.
Have a wonderful day today. I got to see Kara last night when I took my grandson home. She is so much better but she still looks a little sickie in her eyes. I missed her and hugged her and she is so sweet.

Sigrun said...

That's a lot of great stuff. For a moment I was almost tempted to get out of my "simplify the dusting--get rid of clutter (even if it's beautiful clutter)" mode. You temptress, you.

Chris said...

Girl, you are the junkin' queen! I can't believe the great stuff you found.

Have you considered guiding junkin' tours? *Ü*

Happy day, Chris

Picket said...

Morning Toots!!!!! What great treasures and yep I'd say you have a little 'dish' addiction going on there...not that I'd know what that is all about! lol I love old silver too...I even spray paint mine black!!! Never could get use to the shiny. Just had to take a minute and come by to say I was thinking of you and have missed visiting with you my friend...hope you have a glorious week!

Dirt Princess said...

Man you did rack up! Good finds!

Outside In said...

Hi Tootsie, love your collection of antiques just beautiful!

Nancy said...

I love all your neat treasures, but that silver bowl is extra cool!

Nancy

cindy said...

LoVe all of your need things...(especially that plate and canister). Have a great day!

Momof3 said...

Those are great! I love getting good deals too.

onlymehere said...

Great finds! I really like the clear glass bowl with the lid on it. It reminds me of the one I got from Jill and Nicholas' wedding. I've put all sorts of fun things in it and just love it! I have to say thank you too for the nice comment you made about me over at Lynne's. You're too sweet. I appreciate your kind words when you comment too. I thought of you yesterday when it snowed 2" here. I'm soooooo NOT ready for snow to come. It should all melt off though coming this early in the year so I'll look forward to that! Have a great day!

Together We Save said...

Wow - so many beautiful pieces!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Totsie,
Just Love you finds :) The pitcher is great.
Also LOVE the lamp Gloria sent you.She is a sweetie and you are blessed to have her as your "mom" :)
Warmly,
Deb :)

Becca's Dirt said...

I have not been to the consignment in a while. I must get back over there. I know there is something just for me waiting there. I love the bargains that you found. That is a nice silver bowl. The pine cone ornaments are so cute.

Shelia said...

Hey, Tootsie Wootsie! Oh, I think you've found a lot of lovely things! I adore that lovely silver bowl! I've never seen one like that. Is it a punch bowl? I'm so glad you're getting into the dishaholic business! :) Those pine cone decorations are adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tracy said...

Oh great finds Tootsie!!! I just bought a silver tray this weekend at a sale that has grapes on the handles like the siver bowl you got. Love the dishes too!!!
Tracy

salmagundi said...

Love that silver bowl - I'm dying of envy here!! What a great bunch of finds. Sally

Sandra said...

Hi Tootsie! Oh wow! You found some great treasures! Can I go with you next time? Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

Justine said...

Ooh girl, you really did find some fabulous treasures. Love the plate pattern... it's so YOU. And that picture is my favorite thing of all! LOVE IT!

Justine :o )

trash talk said...

A dish for a dish! Seriously...great finds. I really love the silver bowl and I love 'em tarnished too...thank goodness 'cause I hate to polish silver!
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You found some fabulous treasures! That picture of the silver pitcher is gorgeous. Love your new plates, and the tarnished silver bowl is much too pretty to be a hat (probably also a little heavy on the head!). laurie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Great finds! I really need to go visit a thrift store soon. I just know there are treasures around this town that others haven't discovered yet :)
I've been "nesting" inside too recently.

xinex said...

Great finds, Tootsie! Love everything but the photograph is exceptionally beautiful!...Christine

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Wow! What terrific finds... lucky lucky you! ;o)

Té la mà Maria - Reus said...

very good blog, congratulations
regard from Reus Catalonia
thank you

The Japanese Redneck said...

Love the treasures. Looks like you lucked up.

Ramona

Sandy said...

Wonderful goodies you got there. I am so glad to hear someone say they like tarnish on their silver. I don't feel so bad now, I have not been using any of my siver because it all has the tarnish look. Thanks for sharing you have a beautiful home and garden.
Sandy

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, these are great finds. I love all of them. Cheers, Tootsie!

Sue said...

I like your new treasures and how you arranged them. I have a picture with a poem about God providing for our daily bread. We put it above a sideboard cabinet in our dining room. I have a lot of the things in the photo on the table. There is a philodendron, some mugs, and such. Also, there is a Bible, a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, and I couldn't find the copy they had, but was pleased to find an old copy of a devotional "Our Daily Bread" to put there.

Have a great weekend!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Tootsie, Hey sis! I love all of your new treasures. I am a dish-a- holic! I love dishes so much. I am glad you are starting to love them, too! When did you say you were moving to town? LOL I wish we were neighbors! I love you!
Terrie