Monday, May 21, 2012

Thrifted Finds May

Welcome back Selina of Apron Thrift Girl 
Thrifted finds in May

Would I buy .... everything in this post? Yes I did buy everything in this post - totally fell in love with each item.

The Salter cast iron scale was a find at an 'invited to' estate sale and I very much appreciated the opportunity. It weighs accurately. The green is so perfectly worn.

The lovely water/milk "Nancy" jug was a great find this weekend. Two very much retired actors were clearing out china, costumes, patterns, tools, hundreds of books, wine making .... you get the drift. It was a pleasure to visit with them while shopping at their garage sale. She told me about the costumes she had worn and he showed me a robe he had worn as Abraham in a play.

The "Imperial" platter was a find two weeks ago, great pattern, wear and heft.

The jug "Nancy" pattern made by Colonial Pottery England.
Lovely wear on the bottom, nice size for a white pottery collection.

Large Hanley England platter, semi porcelain “Imperial” pattern.

Salter Cast Iron Scale. 
Love the narrow profile, well worn green paint and the fact that it weighs true.
I used iPiccy for the collage photos and PicMonkey for the first photo.
note: PicMonkey now has collages (May 25/12).
I will add another tutorial post very soon.
Linking to:
Funky Junk Interiors
Coloradolady: Vintage Thingie Thursday
Apron Thrift Girl
Her Library Adventures
Coastal Charm
Our Delightful Home
Bunny Jeans Bunny Hop
Type A
Maiden D'Shade
The Thrifty Grove
Fishtail Cottage
A Delightsome Life
Have A Daily Cup from Mrs. Olson
The Shabby Creek Cottage
The Brambleberry Cottage


  1. I don't know much bout this sort of thing, but I do know what I like and I also know you take beautiful photos. Good job!

  2. Wonderful finds! I like the collage you did. Very cool!

  3. wonderful finds, and sounds like an interesting sale!

  4. You know you 'got it' when it comes to finding great, vintage pieces! If I live closer, I'd follow you around! ~ Maureen

  5. the cast iron scales is a great find, so lovely!

  6. What lovely finds and wonderful photos, too. Your home must be so lovely with all of the vintage treasures that live there~~~

  7. Great finds! I love the scale and the Nancy jug is beautiful! I do thrifty finds posts as well, not so much for antiques though :)

    If you have time, I would appreciate you linking this up at my new link party:

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Joy!

    I bet there were lots of fun items at that estate sale, how did you get the invitation? Did you take any pictures? Were they local actors? Inquisitive minds want to know, lol.

    Your recent treasures are really nice and I like how you made those two collages. Very creative.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  9. Love your newest treasures, specially the teapot and all your English items. Thank you for sharing, I'm at the Bunny Hop party. Hugs,

  10. Beautiful finds! Love the scale!

  11. Great finds!!

    New follower from the blog hop :) Can't wait to catch up your posts!

    Hopefully you get a chance to stop by my blog.

    xo, Jersey Girl

  12. Everything is just perfect. I love them all and would have bought them, too.:)
    Over from Bunny Jean's.
    Also, linking up to follow.:)

  13. I cannot thankyou enough again for all your help with your tutorials. They have saved me today. I got to do two direct links in my post and finally link up correctly for the linky parties. I am just tickled pink and so proud of myself. My husband will be amazed. (smile) I am such a computer klutz but you are truly helping me to be not so computer challened.

    Thankyou again.


    PS Thankyou too for following me. It means alot.

  14. Wonderful finds! Love the English chinaware. Visiting from VTT.

  15. I think you made a wise chose in all your finds.

  16. I think I'm in love with your 'Nancy' pitcher!!! I'm gradually getting hooked on transferware..... :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. Great finds, but that scale stole my heart. Love, love the color. I have not tried using picmonkey yet. I have been so busy just haven't had a chance. I must check it out. Thanks for sharing your vintage treasures with Share Your Cup.

  18. Wow! Great finds!!

    Jocelyn @

  19. hi Joy ... love your finds ... you are so lucky to find that fantastic scale and the transfer-ware. You are so helpful with your tutorials ... Thank you !! ... I hope to follow them soon. I tried doing a collage today ... did it, but need to learn what size I need. All that will come with time. Miss blogging but hope to get back on schedule soon.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  20. What a complete delight for you - to find these treasures and to hear the story from those two 'treasures'. I can just imagine how wonderful it was to talk to them - now you'll have these to remember them by! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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

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