Sunday, January 27, 2013

January Thrifted Treasures

January finds have been thrift store shopping venues, no garage sales, no estate sales. I've found some lovely items and used both cameras to capture the images. The first three photos are with my DSLR (which I love and used with a tripod for stability).

Loved the turquoise and cream basket weave sewing basket (and it came with lots of white buttons too). The small metal blue and white stapler has joined my office supplies in the kitchen desk.

Typewriter looks great but isn't really in shape for typing much. Lovely small size, intact, name was missing. Set of Vintage Junior Encyclopedia.

I am documenting the PicMonkey frame sequence I used in several of these photos - Winterland Frost with a simple border and a new font Unkempt (Valentines) for the watermark. Frost and Unkempt are in the premium (4.99 a month) PicMonkey collection.

The white buttons were collected 'over time' with the addition of the buttons found in the sewing basket above, and I decoupaged flowers from vintage/mid century modern wedding shower gift cards on the lid.

Love finding some vintage tins and boxes.

Finding hangers with advertising is always a treat. Mammy Jane's recently wrote a post about her vintage hanger collections here.

The green chintz Arden Burleigh Staffordshire water jug was a lovely find (but the handle had been repaired and I didn't notice until I got home - it is a good repair).

Found a Baileys Boy cup as well as a Federal butter dish.

Light on the thrifted finds this month but all the pieces (except the stapler) have gone into my booths at Village Antiques Mall.

Sharing with:

Apron Thrift Girl

The Thrifty Grove

From My Front Porch To Yours, A Creative Princess, Saving 4 Six, Katherines Corner, Stylish Once Again

{Primp}, Fluster Buster,  Green Eggs and Goats, Clean and Scentsible, Savvy Southern Style, The Ironstone Nest

Creating My Way to SuccessLittle Red House, The Chicken Chick, Alderberry Hill, Project Inspire, USS Crafty, Homemaker on a Dime, A Blossoming Life, C.R.A.F.T, Under the Table and DreamingBrenda of Cozy Little House, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Knick of Time, Coastal Charm, The Farmhouse Porch, Young Heart


  1. You did find a crop of good things! I would have kept the stapler, too! Now I'm going back to check out the PicMonkey link......
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Lots of treasures here, amazing what people collect.

  3. Fun stuff! I especially like the vintage hanger :)

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  4. I'm pretty sure I would have kept that stapler, too! You are a master at finding treasures and your customers must love you.

  5. I love the water jug and the basket! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  6. Love your new finds Joy. That pitcher is just beautiful and even if you can't sell it because of the repair, I am sure you will enjoy it. When I think of all the old wooden hangers I have given away, I cringe. Yes, Mamie Jane really has some unique ones ... some of which I have never seen.
    Happy days.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  7. Joy - WOW, you found alot of great items. I'd like to go shopping with you. The pitcher is gorgeous - even if the handle is repaired. It looks great. Lots of goodies.


  8. I think the wooden hanger with advertising is my favorite find... (came over from Coastal Charm).


  9. The hanger and the Bailey's cup... *love*! Please come by and share these on my link up!

  10. Such great finds this month Joy! I love the wooden hanger and the sweet button jar!
    hugs, Linda

  11. I would say you have had a great favorite is the green/white pitcher.

  12. Gorgeous images and finds! I am going to run charger cords through a vintage typewriter so my Kindle/phone/ipod can rest safely on the roller while charging.

  13. We need better thrift stores around here. Great finds!

  14. Neat stuff! Like that sewing basket.

  15. You have some great finds here. I love the pitcher, and I too miss those good repairs frequently. I guess that's why my personal collections keep growing! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

  16. Love your vintage! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:

  17. We don;t have any thrift shops here to speak of. We have a couple of donation centers with shops but they tale anything of value and put it behind a glass case fr auction. May I go thrifting with you, giggle. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. the new giveaway started yesterday :-)

  18. I love all of your vintage goodies! I would love to have you join me as I kick off my brand new Creative HomeAcre Hop today at:

  19. Wow you have found some amazing things, loving the tins. Thanks for sharing it in on Fluster's Creative Muster Party. I can't wait to see what you link up next week.

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Fluster Buster

  20. I think I'm in love with the Bailey's Boy!! Thanks for sharing on the Farmhouse Style Blog Hop! A new hop goes up tomorrow, so I do hope you'll join us again!

  21. I absolutely love both the sewing basket and the stapler! I've never seen a stapler like that one. Very cool!

  22. Great finds! The type writer and sewing box are my faves! Wahoo! for thrift finds!

    The Joyful Thrifter

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