Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year and Thrifted Finds

First post of 2016 - Thrifted, Garage Sale and Estate Sale Finds

Below is a mix of thrifted, garage sale and Estate sale finds that are from the very tail end of 2015.

The grouping below is all thrifted. The sponge decorated teapot is English, but not Sadler.

This vintage wicker trunk below is currently sitting on the base of a large trolley. I love the details of the hinges and handles. Inside there are small supports (corners) and I think they could have been for a light shelf. Church sale find.

Always love finding a tool box filled with rusty tools. The tool box and tools (only a few are shown) have been cleaned/protected with hemp oil. Garage sale find.

Loved this late in December garage sale. The young woman hosting had rented the Common Room in her complex and filled it with her useful plus pretty possessions. Inside shopping is always a bonus.

Otagiri tealight holders and a small heart dish - small enough to fit into the palm of my hand. Estate Sale finds.

Dartmouth brown jug and Queen Elizabeth Corination dish plus a battery operated National Lantern, an Aynsley New Brunswick Tartan plate, a x small jug and carved elephant, quail and hear/see/say monkeys plus a resin terrier. Estate sale finds.

Posy holder, an incense (Japan) container and an incised pottery bowl. Estate sale finds.

Bright and lovely glass vases and a frog with a lip. Estate sale finds.

Estate sale finds (very late December). Loved the dresser set, no marks but most likely they are silver plate. The engraved initials are AB. The small milk jug/creamer and the thumb hold candle holder are lovely vintage finds too.

Starting my first 2016 post with very late 2015 December finds. 

Everything above (except that lovely incised pottery bowl which I kept and the rusty bells/chime which is going outside the back door) have been taken to my booths.

For those who are regular readers of my blog you know that I have several booths at Village Antiques Mall in Fort Langley (BC, Canada). 

You also know I love collecting, making signs, repurposing wooden items (and junk items too) and sharing what I have found and fixed both on my blog with before and after, tutorials, photos and sometimes a bit of personal details.

I enjoy joining in with so many great link up parties, reading comments and commenting on many blogs I visit. 

As you do also, I have made many blogging friendships, developed over the years. I keep several blog lists on my blog so I can quickly visit your posts. 

Hugs to you all as 2016 begins.

Thanks for visiting.

Featured by:

Alice @ Thoughts From Alice Jan 9/16

Susan @ Love of Home Jan 9/16

Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound Jan 16/16

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  1. Some wonderful finds. Love many of the pretty china lovely! Happy 2016 and many more thrifty finds ahead.

  2. Joy - You found some great finds for the end of the year! Things have been kind of slow here. The Flea Market has been shut down for two weeks. So, I've just been busy working on the house.

    Here's blessings to you in the new year!


  3. You had some amazing finds in 2015.

  4. Great stuff Joy. That vintage wicker trunk is very interesting. Love the old wooden tool box too. Happy hunting in 2016.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Such great finds---let me know the next time you're out! lol!

    Jane x

  6. Happy New Year! Love these finds!

  7. Wow, great things. Is that a brown betty teapot with finer attire than usual?

  8. You did very well during 2015 on your finds.

  9. Hi Joy,

    You certainly have an eye. I like that blue glass vase and the crystal. Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday and a Happy New Year!

  10. Happy New Year, Joy! Stopping by from Kammy's party. You'll have to check out Scavenger Chic's link -- she took an old tool box like yours and turned it into a coffee table! Love all your new treasures. Cynthia

  11. Hi Joy, I just found your blog, I love the vintage finds, gives me ideas of what to keep my eye out for when shopping.

    I would like to invite you to share your blog on my Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Features, lots of inspiration there too.

    Wishing you a happy New Year!
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

  12. Awesome Joy!! Featuring your tomorrow!!

  13. Happy New Year and enjoying the wonderful shares. HPS and enjoy the weekend.

  14. Great finds to end 2015. My favorites are the wicker trunk and the toolbox of tools. Happy hunting in the new year!

  15. Very nice finds! I am very partial to the tool box and tools! It is a perfect vintage find!

  16. Love that tool box! I gave it a feature today for "Let's Talk Vintage!"

  17. Happy Pink Saturday. I am so happy that you joined in and shared with us. And, such great finds. My favorite is the terrier and my husband is loving the toolbox.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥


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

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