Sunday, December 28, 2014

December Thrifted Finds

Rarely is there a garage sale in December. 
Finding a moving sale two Sundays ago was amazing. 
Just a couple of pink signs for advertising. 
It was more like a neighbour pop up sale.

Best find from that sale was brass, 

animals, a dolphin, vases, petal candle holders, birds. 
Sunshine on the day I took the photos.

The lion bank has a lovely weight and opens with a screw on the shoulder. I suspect it is a repro but it is charming.

Then there is Big Bird.

 Bird Seed Bank

Plaque painting by Ada Gendening, Amber Shade and Tunstall pitcher

Horse brass and tin sign

Vintage kitchen tools

More vintage kitchen

Repeating (I know) the round grater and nut chopper.

Decembers blooming bulbs.

2014 - a year of thriftied finds:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Some really lovely finds you have there. I wish people had more garage sales in the UK, you can pick up some wonderful things,

    Read your about me page, it's wonderful to hear your a survivor! Your an inspiration :)

    over from Sew Darn Crafty

    Happy Holidays

  2. I love the vintage kitchen things! Fun photos and mosaics my friend! Hugs, Diane

  3. Lovely treasures and finds.. Your December blooms are pretty. Lovely photos! Have a happy week! I wish you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

  4. Goodness, seeing all your thrifted finds is like browsing our antique barn that is full of treasures. The nut chopper brings back memories of me whacking all the nuts for Christmas baking in one - and what a sore hand I had afterwards!
    Thank you for sharing your thrifted purchases at the weekly Mosaic Monday party and adding to the fun Joy.
    All the best for 2015!

  5. What a thrill to find a sale in December! Looks like you got lots of goodies.

    Happy 2015,


  6. I have a lion nut cracker that looks very much like your lion. He is handsome. Your amaryllis is lovely,too. Happy New Year to you!!

  7. I just LOVE all your blooming flowers in December! What a treat!!

  8. I love seeing all your treasures!!! That Big Bird reminded me of how much Amber LOVED Big Bird when she was a little girl!
    I have missed a couple of thrifting days (Tuesdays) so I will be out there this week with my 4 year old granddaughter. No garage sales around here lately either. Even when we have them - they don't seem to be as good as they used to be. STILL - I will be watching for them!!! You never know.....

  9. i loved seeing all your finds...yes, a garage sale is hard to find in Dec.
    Happy Blues

  10. Great winter finds! I love all the brass goodies and I had a floor lamp with that same amber shade when I was growing up in the 70s. Pretty bulbs too!

  11. Great things and I especially love the vintage kitchen items. Also that pink creamer? is adorable!

  12. There is something special about vintage kitchen wares, great finds!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  13. I love seeing the vintage things wondering what they are or recognizing them and thinking I used to use them or my grandmother did...

  14. Nice assortment of brass. When we were kids, my dad had a lion bank exactly like this. I do not know what happened to it, but wish I still had it.

  15. What great kitchen finds. You see so much brass today. People downsizing from 35 years ago. I had brass when I first got married. I see alot of it painted white today. That's what I'd do with it. Lots of fun!

  16. Wow lots of great finds! I love brass. Somewhere here packed away I have a pair of brass candlestick holders. Many years ago there was a shop in the little town where my mother spent some of her childhood in Victor, Colorado and Cripple Creek, Colorado. It was called the Brass Ass and they had a huge brass donkey at the entrance. Shame it is all casinos these days. This post made me smile. Happy New Year to you and yours. Come visit soon. Hugs, Anne

  17. Great finds Joy ... first of all, I love your December blooms. They look so pretty in your window. I know you enjoy them. You really scored with the collection of brass, which I think is coming back in style. I love the deer and really wanted some to decorate with this year ... well, maybe next year. In fact .... you really found some really neat stuff.
    Happy new year.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  18. Hi Joy,

    Sorry that it took me so long to comment, but I’m home from the hospital now and using a new laptop.

    Thanks for your good wishes.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  19. Awesome finds! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  20. Those are some great finds! I love the brass animals and the vintage kitchen things. You really have an eye!

    Happy Pink Saturday...


    Sheila :-)

  21. Fun finds Like the kitchen things great find too
    HPS Laura

  22. I am loving all the brass! So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays! Happy New Year Joy!

  23. Happy Pink Saturday, Joy. I am so glad you joined us.♥ This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this weekend as "the one with the most clicks". Looking forward to seeing you at Pink Saturday again.

    I am blown away at your incredible finds at that garage sale. I wish I had been at that one, too.

  24. You found some great the round grater and the brass animals. Brass is on it's way back!

  25. wow, what a fantastic haul!!! i think those brass animals are gorgeous and charming and one can never have too many. =)

  26. I love all your vintage kitchen items, I'm a big fan of those myself. I've never seen a round grater, that is awesome. And the breakfast in bed sleep in the kitchen is a crack up!


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