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Monday, November 29, 2010

Thrifty Finds

We went Thrifting on Black Friday. I was really surprised as it was SO busy ! Are people buying for themselves or buying used items for gifts ? There were no sales at any of the Thrift stores. Hmmmmm.

Despite all of the people, we did score LOTS of Yummy Vintage Goodness !!!! I am adding them to the shop tonight. Are these PINK velvet elves just the Cutest EVER ????? I love their silly faces and ball noses :)
We found lots of painted China. This plate is SO pretty, I love forget me nots !!! :)
There were THREE identical of these below !! Can you believe it ? These are all larger plates too, like dinner size. This someone painted on Half of a tile. The tile is sort of a spongy finish. Like someone sponged pearl over plain white. But that is baked into the tile and the roses painted over it. I imagine this was used as a hot pad as there is felt on the bottom ? It really is pretty :)
This was the SCORE of the day. It is Huge ! Like a charger plate. This is an old German plate. Trust me, I want to keep ALL of this divine Loot, but I simply have no more room !! Waaaaa !!!I made a set of Vintage Violets for the Violet lover. A pretty hand painted antique brooch, Millinery, a cup and a painted little saucer. Violets are the ultimate in charm I think. Their tiny happy buds always say, forever friendship and sweetness to the receiver.Question, do you like the idea of Sets and instant collections ? Or would you rather just buy one piece at a time from someone ? I kind of like the idea of seeing someones vision with the pairing of found objects. Maybe things I wouldn't have thought to pair together. The reason I ask, is that I have so many small orphan do-dads here, that I would like to offer up collections. It is nice to belong to a group, don't you think ? :)


Darling bisque Angels, sigh............................. Cute !!!!!And this sweet PINK girl. Crinoline Lady, Southern Belle, Pretty, Pretty !!!Ok, I NEVER find these, AND Children's AND a Pair ????!!! Wow !!!! Two antique hat stands for a child's hats. And, sweetly painted with iris's. They are just darling. No, they are not Pink OR Aqua, ( aren't you surprised I would buy anything that wasn't ? lol !!! ) BUT , way too sweet to pass up. I just know someone will cherish them like they need to be :)And lastly, these are destash from some of my own. I just have WAY too many vintage ornaments !! I made the glitter and tulle adornments. I have been making these for about ten years now to decorate packages with. So, I threw some into some of my sold packages this year as I have LOTS. :) I added three to the ornaments for sale. Do you like ? Well, sorry for the shameless Shop plugging. I just don't want any of you to miss out. I am adding more decorated Christmas trees, etc. tomorrow and the rest of the week. ( If I keep feeling good :) )

Much Love my sweet friends this Christmas season !!! :) :)

Hugs,

Rhea

10 comments:

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Rhea.... such a lovely collection. hmm from where I started? With forget me not plates. very lovely and I love the tile very much... painted rose on it is such a beauty...Violets are always a thing to admire ... and those cute little hat stands...
Hmm I usually purchase things with in a set... but if something temp so much that I can buy one or two pieces too. i think its all depend on POCKET AND LIKINGS :)...
Wish you a lovely week
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Love
Farah

Susy said...

Hello Rea, how many wonderful things
and violets ...... wonderful.
All soft colors, I love them.
Congratulations Susy

Home and Heart said...

Such GORGEOUS stuff! I wish I had more room too!! I like to collect both sets and individual goodies!! I need to de-stash too!

Pauline said...

dear Miss Rhea, what lovely goodies. I know what you mean by not being able to keep everything, lol. I so love those rosy things.

God bless you.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So many pretty things!!
The GW had 50 % off for Black Friday but I had worked the night before and was just too tired after cooking dinner, and then having to go to work , to go out shopping. I went home to bed!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

FourSistersInACottage said...

I just love your blog Rhea.....makes me melt everytime I stop by...
If you get a chance, stop by my blog and enter to win my giveaway!!!!
Hugs to you my friend...everything is YUMMY!!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Bluebell said...

Hello Rhea I ove the violets on the plate and mugs they are very pretty and the lovely Rose plates. I have made a lovely cushion from one of your vintage pictures, it is the first time I have printed on fabric and I was really pleased with the result. Thankyou.
Love Jillx

Anne F said...

Oh Rhea I love your violet sets. It is my new favorite color. In fact I have my kitchen in a light orchid and yellow and it is so beautiful.

I love buying in sets.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What wonderful goodies you are offering! I just visited your site and darn it ~ I'm always too late to get what I love most! Those pink vintage ornies and your pink glittered tulle is so pretty, also that pink Southern Belle was adorable. Guess someone else thought so, too!! :0( Your pink/blue trees in the background are heavenly!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

the enchanted pumpkin said...

wow! beautiful finds! i love the german plate! so gorgeous! also i love all the monday images you've been posting! sorry i haven't commented in a long time! hope you are well! big huggs!