Hubby and I went thrifting last weekend and I found LOTS of Yumminess ! I have REALLY missed thrifting and the Hunt for treasures and I guess I got BLESSED for having to wait so long !! :)
I Found Celadon ! Lots of pretty jadeite-y, celadon green goodness !!! Perfect for Spring !! I LOVE this chippy old basket. Perfect size and I love the shape. The old lamp is more minty and not as bright as the other pieces, I LOVE it too !!! I cant wait to find the perfect shade for it. Oooh, this old tin box !!! Sigh, isn't it SWEET ? I have never seen this decal either and the girl is so darling. Very Deco looking. I don't care for the handle and am pretty sure it isn't original, so I will rummage through my drawers and see if I have something better to fit it.
Sweet pink roses and pale green hand painted cups, and a soft green Mother of Pearl beaded necklace. Oooh, and check out these napkin rings ! I wish there had been more :( Have you ever seen antique pearls this color ? I haven't. I have seen newer ones that are dyed, but these are really different. The clasp is also carved MOP. If you know anything about these beads could you let me know ? I am always interested in learning the History and time period of a vintage piece I pick up. Now look inside the basket and see.........................Wee angels on on old greeting card eating cherries with celadon leaves ! Is that not the Cutest ??? I know, you are saying HURRY Rhea, tell us about that awesome vintage PINK ticking in the basket ! ( You were thinking that right ? lol !! ) That pink ticking is a zippered pillow cover and it had the oldest, yuckiest, drooled upon feather pillow inside. I tried bleaching the pillow. And GUESS WHAT ? Ummm... whenever washing something of questionable age that has FEATHERS inside, like a MILLION FEATHERS inside, wash it inside of a cloth bag. Because you might open your washer to find said MILLION feathers EVERYWHERE, AND, it might take you Most of an HOUR to pick out Said million feathers from the inside of your washer !!!! Sheesh !!!!
However, after every feather was out of the washer. I was then able to wash and bleach this YUMMY ticking. This was YELLOW and Brown when I found it. It SERIOUSLY looked like it was drooled on all over !! I wish I had taken a before shot ! It was SO dark and filthy dirty.
But here is the thing. I saw those sweet roses and just had to buy it and TRY to get it clean. I would NEVER have guessed it would have come out PERFECTLY with not One stain on it !!! And..............................It was $1 !!!!! So, I could have just tossed it had it not, but I am SO glad I didn't have to. I am not sure what I will use it on yet, but I am SO in love with this fabric !! It is nice and thick too, for an old fabric. I just love to rescue old things.
I also found an old 50's record holder. Isn't this awesome ???? Along with a much needed hand mixer. I hate pulling out the electric ones if I am just baking something simple :) A Cute Pink and Gingham basket for my craft room. Along with more storage ( once painted ) for paint bottles and glitters. That pink thing on the left is a necklace display. Neato-keen huh ?Two sweet samplers :) :)And lastly, a lone glass shade that I will have to find a lamp for but couldn't resist. I think I scored pretty big, doncha think ? It sure was fun, but it is HOT here already !! Yick, it was 93 on Sunday. Spring is almost over here.
I hope YOU had a Blessed weekend !!!