Thursday, October 26, 2017

October Thrift Polish Share

October was a good month for Church Thrift/FleaMarket finds

Bits and pieces of the past, a well used checkers game, a vintage and heavy desktop brass clock/calendar and a Kodak Brownie Super 27 camera plus a hand printed and illustrated Speck the Brownie and his Friends. Little treasures.

Always enjoy the interactions with the wonderful people who pull these venues together. There is so much teamwork and it was often very easy to see who was the 'go to person' if there was any problem.

Love toys that can be played with imagination.


Love the Church sales where the volunteer staff wear identical 'staff' t-shirts or orange vests with 'securtiy' - that way you know who to ask for help.

Love the Schleich animals. 

My favorite Church Sale cooked individual breakfasts on a BBQ as you wait - fresh egg, sausage patty on a bun and coffee in the early morning sunshine

They also did a great Craigslist spread of photos - and the rooms and outdoor tents looked exactly as advertised.

Horse brass Cymru Dragon 


Vintage Kitchenware

Love the 2 cup sifter - the handle is moved while the container remains (in one hand), haven't seen one like that before.


The necklaces were a surprise - I think the amber is a vintage unidentified .

Love finding pieces from different finds to group together. The little angel with the little blue bird with Amazing Grandmother added looked very sweet with the vintage Price Bros England Hanover teapot with silver leaves outlined with turquoise raised dots inside of the flowers on cream, vintage. The folding cookie server is such a useful serving piece.

Tall candle holders - 24 inches tall - with sharp spike tops - likely for large candles.

Late Fall Flowers

Stencil happy dance below.

Can you believe this wonderful plaid stencil on the low vintage heavy wooden bench? 

The stencil is from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. I have been waiting to try it out and this bench was just right - I love the way the age of the seat shows through the stencil. I finished the top with Fusion Tough Coat. Didn't take any pictures until I put it in my booth!

The bench was a high school project from about 30 years ago, great quality wood, sturdy, strong, hefty and a wonderfully aged patina.


Thanks you for visiting today.

Roses do not like days of rain so I clipped the buds and then removed all the bedraggled roses so the rose bush is ready for the next season.


The flower boxes perked up as the weather cooled and the rains kept everything wet. We have several sunshine days ahead and it is past time to clean up the garden beds for the upcoming cold weather.

Happy Halloween 2017

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  1. Love all the treasures you found! Hope every single thing goes to a happy home just waiting for them! Several homes!

  2. I sure wish our churches had great thrifts like yours, Joy. You got some great stuff. That bench looks terrific. I am methodically cleaning out my garden a little at a time. It takes a while. Cold hands have a hard time being nimble!
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Enjoyed looking at all your finds; your church sales are definitely superior to ours in Maine. I am waiting for Christmas bazaars; I try to hurry past the temptations of baked goods and fudge and head for the white elephant tables, books, and craft supplies!

  4. I love church sales also. You found some great treasures! Love that little blue creamer and that amber necklace!

  5. My roses have been pretty well wrecked by the rain, too, but I did get one small bouquet yesterday. Then, after waking up to rain, it cleared off and we topped 70 today!!! So strange. Maybe they will go ahead and bloom out where there are some sad-looking buds. We will see!

    I love the little row of fairies (?) on horses. I have 2 nieces who would have loved those years ago when they were younger. I can remember the phase at family gatherings where they snuck around wearing cloaks, carrying bows and arrows, pretending to be elves, etc. Fun times.

    I hope to find a couple of sales this weekend. With the nice weather, we may be in luck. We have our nephew on Saturday and I like to get him out for part of the day when we do. So, maybe we will do that!

  6. We had one of those "Mr Peanut" jars where we stored our cookies. You have a good eye for finding cool stuff.

  7. Great finds! Love the Wales brass thingie.

  8. I love the vintage checkers game, a great find.

  9. These are treasures!!! Love them all and I hope you will find the right place for each of them. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party :)

  10. I just had to stop by and see your thrifty finds. We collect Schleich figures, there is a jackpot there! :) Thank you for linking up with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

  11. Shopping at the collectible and antique store are so much fun

  12. You bagged some bargains again this month and the bench project worked out so well. Clever combination of flowers in your mosaic this week. Have a greet week.

  13. It WAS a good month! I love the kitchen gadgets and the pretty flower boxes! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

  14. Joy, you did find some great things. I always love finding vintage kitchen items! Probably my favorite. That little bench is darling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. What great treasures you found! So different from what I see around here. LOVE your plaid bench. I thought the plaid was old along with the bench.

  16. I love going to antique stores and junk shops. Treasures found. Found you on Blogging Grandmothers link party

  17. Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

  18. What great finds, Joy! Thanks for sharing them on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. So many of these items remind me of my childhood. I love it!

  19. It sounds like you have some wonderful sales locally.
    Here in the Uk we have charity shops for regular searches for thrifty things and then jumble sales which are usually in church or school halls that pop up now and again where you can find a real bargain.

  20. YOu always find great treasures Joy

  21. You certainly know where to shop. The animal collection is fantastic to find second hand as they are incredibly pricey and well done.


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

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