Thursday, December 14, 2017

December Thrift, Polish, Share

A month for family preparations, celebrating, sharing, customs and lots of hugs.





Quick tutorial on making the stencil and sign 'tis the Season for my front door wreath at end of this post.


Who could resist vintage brass kitchen tools hung from a brass holder - kitchen art.




 
December thrifted finds are often Christmas or gift related.

I went to a small bazaar/tea/white elephant on December 2nd and had the pleasure of hugging and catching up with two old friends (we all worked in the same building many, many, many years ago).






The thrift store I enjoy the most had a 50% off their 'vintage' shelves - ie - the more costly of their stock. I had been keeping my eye on the very worn and vintage 4 sided grater - and my battery operated white lights fit inside nicely.




 
I admit the Tupperware Children's play cooking pieces are from a November 25th Church Bazaar and White Elephant event. It was quieter than last year (maybe because it was on the Black Friday weekend). Less bits and pieces than last year too. Still, there were interesting things to find and bring home.




 
There was also a November 25th Moving Sale. The dark blue enameled tea/water server (often used on farms when taking lunch to those working in the fields) should have a wire bail handle and a deep round flat top. It has many hard wear dings.





The child sized heavy red handled electric (no cord with it) iron is a treasure - but I would never have let a child use it - I think it may be a small adult iron (and the handle has been replaced)

A small screw clamp is always useful. I use several to temporarily hold shelving units together in my booths, keeps them from any movement (one unit is always screwed to the wall and a second is held in place with two or three screw clamps).




Sometimes something special is sitting on a bottom shelf, blocked by a chair, in a thrift store - and last Saturday - oh my, 8 rimmed bowls - Brown Transferware. George Jones 1885. Birds and Bloom. Reg No. 5652. 





The antique brown transferware butter pats were found earlier this year. 


  


Tutorial: Making a 'tis the Season stencil 


While looking for 'stuff' in my shed I re-found the side pieces for a dresser drawer. The widest piece was just the right size for my 'tis the Season stencil.

The words were a 'free from Cricut' Christmas promotion. The word had 3 layers so I separated them, discarded the base and top layers and used the plain words. I sliced the letters that had no 'open areas'.



 

Taped the stencil to the board, used a ponce stencil brush and CeCe Caldwell Beckley Coal.




 

To see how I work on any stencil check here for using a Cricut to create the stencil and here for using the stencil with paint/stencil ponce brush to make the stencil on a board.



Didn't add a painted background, sealed with hemp oil.





 
Links to my 2017's Thrift, Polish and Share posts - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November



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21 comments:

  1. Some real treasures here, Joy. The transferware dishes are charming--and that little iron is a nice piece of make-do.Love the sign too.

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  2. What lovely finds and especially your transferware...gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial but no t ime now but I will be back! Your wreath is lovely.

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  3. That is a beautiful wreath and I love the sign! I could set a pretty Christmas table with the brown transferware, those lovely red glasses and ornaments & tea lights in the grater for a centerpiece! I enjoy seeing your finds. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Hi Joy, Hopping over from Jann's place. Great finds. I love your brown transferware.

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  5. Merry Christmas Joy. I love the pictures of the things you post. I would love to find some of those brass kitchen tools.
    R

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  6. Wonder items Joy. I loved all of your terrific finds.

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  7. I always love looking at your vintage finds! Brings back many childhood memories! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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  8. That wreath is just beautiful. The sign makes it! Love it.

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  9. Hello Joy, I love your wreath and the cute sign. Thanks for the tutorial on the stencil. Looks like you found some great treasures, I love the transferware Bird and Blooms. Thanks for your visit. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  10. I envy you all the special places to shop for second hand treasures ... we don't have much beyond the ubiquitous Salvation Army stores here in CT. Growing up in PA we had a plethora of junque shops and I miss them! It looks like you made some great finds! Love the transferware ... and the charming snowbabies.
    I came via Beverly's Pink Saturday - so Happy Pink Saturday! - and I'll be back to see what new oldies you've acquired!

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  11. Gorgeous wreath, Joy, I'd love to add it to my festive decor. The vintage tree baubles are lovely, want those, too!
    Thank you for your company on Mosaic Mondays, chatting with the MM crowd is the highlight of my week.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you in 2018!

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  12. The letters for the stencil are really stylish. Luv your sign

    Happy Mosaic Monday

    much love...


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  13. You find the best "stuff"! The wreath is gorgeous and thanks for the stenciling tutorial! Happy Monday!

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  14. You found some great treasures. Those butter pat transferware dishes are so cute.

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  15. Fantastic finds at the thrift store. Happy holidays.

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  16. Joy - each week, I look forward to viewing your latest treasures and creations! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  17. Wonderful finds, Joy! Love those ornaments and the brown transferware! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

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  18. You found some great treasures, especially the transferware. I love how the sign turned out.

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  19. Joy, you found some wonderful things! I love that dark blue enamel server. The Christmas display you did with the grater is charming, and oh my what a find that transferware was!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  20. Hi Joy, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC tonight.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. The vintage tools would have gone home with me in a heart beat! They are just the kind of thing that makes my heart sing. Good find! The transfer ware is also a fabulous find. It was your lucky day!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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