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.


peppercorns said...

Runs I love your finds. I wish we had shops around here with treasures, but this city is too new and the thrift shops are really boring!

You did good and we missed you while you were gone.

VintageVendor said...

Wow. You came home with some great things. I especially love the small PBN roses and the shelf paper.

Looking forward to seeing what else you came home with!

Doodle said...

WOW!!!!!!!! It looks like another successful thrifting spree. Wonderful items. And that new shop sounds like you could get lost in there for days. (or did you!)

Glad you're back and sharing your treasure trove. : )