Saturday, May 28, 2011


I really don't pay too much attention to clothing, but this caught my eye!  It was only $3.50 so what the heck. When I got to the register, I found out it was on sale and it was only $1.75!!  It's a wonderful camp shirt that really isn't my color but I thought I'd cope, why not?
When I got home and really looked at it, it has a Tori Richard tag on it and one of the older tags.  I don't think it's ever been worn.  I looked up Tori Richard and found out these shirts don't sell new for under $75.00!  This one is 100% cotton and very soft.  It's a keeper!
A red Bakelite handled spatula.
These are fun!  A boatload of children's cooking and baking pieces!  The coffee pot has Little Bo Peep on it.
Isn't it too cute?

More items in the lot.
Cookie sheets, rolling pins and a mixer.
A scoop, strainer and cookie cutters!

Also, found a primitive enameled butter cutter, retro plastic letter holder, Tupperware flower organizer and a boatload of jewelry!  I've started listing the jewelry in my Etsy shop, you can look at it here:    

Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Vintage Finds Continued . . .

I love old glass!  Filled with imperfections.  This used to hold an ink bottle but I think it can be used for so many other things, like paperclips, rings, jewelry of all types etc.  It has some great old bubbles and a straw mark in it.  Um, might have to keep it.
This definitely is mine, all mine!  A perfect example of EAPG.  It is sun purpled, which some people prefer to stay away from, but not me, I love it even more.  I might even use this for its intended purpose, spoons!
A Bakelite handled strainer spoon and table doily, found some nice linens in the new shop!
These look almost like a child did them!  Maybe a first cross stitch project.
I love this set!  They aren't dirty, you are just seeing shadows.
Another metal file box.  I guess I'm collecting these!  I found it at my first stop for only $3.00 and it came in handy on this trip!  I filled it to the top with smalls.
I found this at a flea market.  It's a glass baseball that I'm pretty sure used to hold candy.
The tag on it says "Souvenir of Atlantic City" and the base has a slot so you can use it as a bank now.
Some fun, funky things I picked up at a few antique shops.  The cat and mouse letter holder is a howl!  Another single bowling trophy, I seem to find a lot of these in this area of the state!  And lastly, a Bakelite handled corn stripper.

Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Finds!

Of course, I'm going to start out with my favorite things!  Paint by numbers.
I think I showed a great deal of restraint this time but some I just couldn't resist!  I found the one above in a thrift shop for $5.00!
These I found at a flea market for $5.00.
These I found at an antique shop and actually walked away from them.  I never saw ones as small as the two roses.  I went back to my hotel room and researched them, thinking someone might have drawn them and painted them to match the larger one.  I found them listed at the museum, so I went back the next day and purchased them!

At the same antique shop, I found these old pads of receipts from the 50's.  I love these!  They are three parts, the next two pages are yellow and pink.  These will make awesome tags!
Close up of them:
Strange photo, I should have used a different towel!  LOL!  These are awesome shoe stretchers with chippy bluish green paint:
I love this shelf liner I found, just wish I had a use for it!  So retro looking:
Here's the shelf liner close up:
At the same thrift shop I found the paint by number of the lake and deer, I found these vases.
This is a beautiful thrift shop, not too big but very nice.  It's run by a church group and kept so nice and clean!

Another new place I found to shop is a place called a ReNuZit shop.  This one just opened in November and I'm so glad I stopped in.  It's huge, two stories and they keep it very clean.  It's so much fun, they organize everything by sections in rooms.  Like you'll go into the bedroom and find linens etc.  In another room is clothing, another room is kitchen and on and on!  I've been there when they come out with a bucket of water and start cleaning glassware and dishes, not to mention the shelves.  Oh, they even have a Christmas room!

I found these Ball jars with the most awesome retro lids:
Take a closer look!
They are just short and stout jars and the pattern on them is called Quilted.  I just love them!

That's it for today but I have tons more!  Stop by tomorrow to see what else I found.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011