Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Thrift Polish and Share

Two estate sales and one HUGE garage sale this month !!

So many lovely finds, a Royal Winton footed bowl in yellow with pink roses and the Fenton ruffled rim Burmese squat vase (hand painted by Sue Foster) with original tags plus an oval glass flower frog, all backed by the crocheted table runners. 

Copper and brass coffee pot and the brass tea kettle were 'happy dance' finds. Authentic, old, came with lots of dust.

Between the 2 estate sales which were way out in the country and within a few miles of each other - several brass candle holders plus a triangle shaped crib board, first I have seen in that shape.

A mix of a Copper Rabbit Mold and a Le Saucier handled pot, brass bells, little terriers, baby spoons.

February has always seemed to be an in-between adventures month. Winter snow is winding down (with the weatherman saying snow this weekend) and the rain has returned (coastal BC Canada near the US border), spring is almost ready to begin, the wind blows cold, the ground is very wet and it is too cold to work outside cleaning up from winter messes for very long.

The Sweet Pea Rosyln England plate, pink lustre Fenton Buttons and Bows Bell and the Milk Glass salt were from the wonderful church garage sale. 

The fund raising garage sale last weekend - run by the Church High School Youth Group was held in their Churches huge metal framed commercial tent/cement floor (behind the church). 

Great organization, good advertising with several photos (Craigslist) that were very accurate and made for very quick pick up and carry on shopping, lots of help for carrying boxes and furniture, lovely people to talk to, a good fund raiser. 

February is a good time to do some organizing, donate what can be donated, discuss priorities for the next few months. 

Made two trips of good stuff to Restore and my favourite thrift store, made two stops at the Recycling Centre with donations and one dump run for things that were garbage/unable to be recycled in anyway, cleaned up a few things to take to my booth (best was a wooden ironing board that I had forgotten about).

The finds below are some of my favourite things this month - tin, wood, old, useful plus a sign that was made and used at the farm where one of the estate sales was held. That is a vintage window screen (slides open/closed depending on the window width - we had those when I was a kid) plus very well used tools and a worn Peek Frean tin with some paper label remaining.

Even more - farm crafted metal wall pocket that was filled with rusty nails and bits of metal.

So many beautiful bits and pieces to add to my booths.

I was happily surprised Wednesday morning to see snowdrops and daffodils getting ready to bloom.

The green Tea tin is vintage as are the Kimberly Peach Lustre Fire King mugs. Love the small green rabbit salt and peppers and the Kew Dunoon mug. The sign is likely commercial  and I added clear wax to seal the black paint which started to run a bit when I was cleaning the board. Loved finding the little lidded butter dish and kitchen salt and pepper (great for displaying buttons).

The raku fired handmade trees and sheep are not something I usually bring home but the glaze reminded my of my late Brother-in-law who was a potter and art teacher, he specialized in raku fired glazes.

One huge garage sale and two estate sales - February was a better month than I would have guessed after the 10 days of deep snow/ice/melting snow, roads messed up and endless shovelling.

Happy Birthday to DS, turned 38 on Monday 27th.

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  1. Joy what a lot of gorgeous finds this time! Love the plates and the milk glass salt is a fav! It feels like Spring yet it's only Feb. Hugs!

  2. Wow! Oh Wow, what finds! I have never seen a fenton bowl like that! It is gorgeous!

  3. Oh, what treasures you found! I'm so glad February has been good to you!

  4. Wow!!! I wished that I lived close enough to visit your booth . . . It must totally shine, what with your amazing talent for finding stunning objects. You make me want to go thrifting :)

  5. I just love to look through your posts--always the most wonderful items, Joy!

  6. You are a treasure hunter. I just realized that :)

  7. You're quite good at finding the bargains Joy. I won't even go looking any more so that I'm not tempted to bring home more stuff. I love antique browsing. :-)

  8. You certainly have a great haul there, Joy! I am in West Virginia, home of Fenton glass. It's nice to see others want it.

  9. Awesome finds Joy. The Fenton vase is beautiful. I love the copper and brass tea/coffee pots. You are a smart shopper.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Hi Joy! I'm visiting from Pink Saturday. Your treasures are great! I love that delicate crystal bell and Sweet Pea plate best of all. Great hunting!

  11. Great finds Joy. Love what is your favorites! I have been finding so many treasures helping with an estate. There was a large glass floral frog like that. I've been debating about buying it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. Another great collection of treasures found this month, love the blue and white octagonal plate.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  13. Wow, you found some definite treasures! I am loving your dishes and that galvanized metal you found.

    Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party, we loved it!

  14. Such beautiful finds Joy. I love those brass coffee and tea pots and the hand painted little vase. That some serious talent, so delicate and beautifully done. Thanks for letting me experience all your lovely finds and happy Spring to you

  15. I am a thrift store junkie too, recently made some pincushions out of vintage finds. I adore your Sanctuary sign!

  16. What great finds, Joy--I'm absolutely head over heals for your coffee pot and tea kettle. Oh, and your biscuit tin and copper bunny mold. You sure hit the big time this week :) Thanks for linking up your finds with us at Vintage Charm--

  17. So many great finds! I have never seen a cribbage board in a triangle shape either. I love the copper and brass coffee pot. Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!

  18. Joy I loved this post. You always have such thrifty finds. I love the spring bulbs popping up.
    This post is perfect to share on the Fabulous Welcome Spring/Easter party over here:
    I hope you'll come over and join the party! Add the party to your list and join us every week!
    Happy Spring.

  19. Well done! And it pleases me enormously to see Fenton glass in your post--it was made very close to where I live. Sadly the plant is now closed so there will be no more of the fine pieces Fenton produced.

  20. Joy, We are neighbors over at Paula's place. Woe, I love what you found in the month of Feb as you were thrift shopping. If I lived anywhere near you, I would sure be shopping at your booth! You have a great eye. I just started a linkup today called Tune in Thursday and I would love to invite you link up with me there every Thursday (party runs through Sunday). :) Here's the link, if it's not ok to post here, please feel free to delete it:

  21. Fantastic finds. Church garage sales are the best. We are getting ready to go to a huge garage sale this weekend. They call it the city wide rummage sale. Will be held in a small town at the fairgrounds. Good thing it's in the coliseum, because it is suppose to be storming here in Mississippi this weekend.


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

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