Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Thrift Polish Share

Handy decorations for the fall - two well used red lanterns, a red weeding blade, hand sythe and oil can.(ps two projects at end of this post)


Always love the kitchenware finds, the Emma Bridgewater (thanks for asking Maggie) butter dish Get The Butter Before The Cat

I did feel sorry for that Medalta crock with the nasty crack (I taped the inside seam so it wouldn't break off), it was part of the vintage 'sale' at the thrift store - Vintage is a separate department and every couple of months the store wants to clear it out for fresh vintage - something that several shoppers helped with on the one day 50% off Vintage Sale.

Project # 1: Tweak two finds:

This is a before and after - the white tin bag - I added the word Paris in  Ce-Ce Caldwell Seattle Mist/clear waxed when dry.

The pink dress jewelry holder was painted a fresh coat of chalk paint in pink (it had water stain marks that I couldn't clean off the dress). 

Mugs I bought at a Church sale were wrapped in the round L'Occuitane yellow box which worked well with the French Theme. Added a frosting of pale pink (with PicMonkey). The ironing board has come in handy for photos this month.

I have never seen a Hershey's Kisses 100th Year Anniversary Teapot with matching mugs - a 1907 -2007.

Project # 2: Fruit Cake Tin

Checked out the free table at the Thrift store - and there was a vintage and well used Fruit Cake tin.

Donna of Funky Junk Interiors has a plaid stencil - just right for the top of this tin!

Before and After


•vintage fruitcake tin
CeCe Caldwell chalk type paint -    
 Beckley Coal


A background for the tin - vintage thrifted Coca-Cola shirt for Christmas colour along with little Christmas themed ornaments.

And here is my old little blow mold snowman - lots of ouches but so very sweet(since I have no fruit cake in July).


Did you felt a breath of cold winter air just for a moment when you saw that sweet little snowman?

Thank you for visiting today.
Always appreciate your comments.

Featured by:

 Andrea of The Cottage Market Aug 4/18
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors Aug 4/18
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  1. I love seeing vintage and ordinary finds, but really enjoy seeing them improved a little with great ideas like yours! Love that stencil...It turned that box into a wonderful piece.

  2. As always a great treasure trove of much loved items. Is the butter dish by Emma Bridgewater by the way? Love it! The cake tin looks amazing now that you've up cycled it with that wonderful stencil.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

    1. I just looked - yes it is an Emma Bridgewater.

  3. You find the best things! Christmas is just around the corner. I'm with Maggie, the butter dish (love love love it) looks like a Emma Bridgewater. Have a lovely week.

  4. I love that butter dish, and the blue and white plate behind it. I'm not nearly ready to think about fall yet, even though we're having a hot summer here on the Island. It's all too short, and the winter months so long. Your vintage finds and projects are always fun to see.

  5. Oh I like the emma bridgewater butter dish. also the old crock looks good in any house I think

  6. The Hershey items are fantastic! How CUTE!!! You got some great treasures and always fix things up so well! Happy MM!

  7. Loving that fruit cake tin. Oh the goodies I could store in there or the places I'd put it to decorate. It's beautiful. Great finds!

  8. Great finds and love looking at all of the vintage stuff and guessing the history. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

  9. Love your haul this month Joy. Those lanterns are gorgeous. I have this thing for an old rusty lantern and Donna's plaid stencil is just perfect for that fruitcake tin. I've been meaning to get one and keep on get side tracked. I have got to make a plan


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