Friday, January 8, 2010


I went out this morning to go for my annual physical. Got to the clinic and there was a problem with my new insurance card. I didn't want to pay full price for the visit (even though it would get reimbursed), so didn't keep the appointment.

Well, I figured that I had a couple hours to kill before having to take Teen to school, so where could I go with only a little cash in my pocket? Duh! Thrift shopping, of course! Not my favorite, but the other one I go to now and then. Where else can you walk out with three bags full of "stuff" for under $10?

First photo: these are all about 3" (7.5 cm) in height - the one with the little red knob must be a jam pot or something because it has a spoon hole; the two matching jars are marked Hazel Atlas on the bottom; the next up is sooo cute - looks like a miniature covered cake plate!; and the baskets are unmarked, but a pretty shade of green - ooh, I'll try to remember to use them on St. Patty's Day!
I discovered a few plastic bins full of sewing notions that I hadn't seen before. A half-roll of vintage red grosgrain ribbon; a few short dotty pieces, pink checked, and black roll of ribbon; two lengths of lace, some early 1960's wired floral picks; and the bottom half of a small box that I like because it says "Aug. 20, 1935" on it!
A very pretty tin tray that says "Red Boy Tray", and Made In England.
Me thinks this is a bowling shoe bag; either that or a lunch bag for a tall thermos! Anyway, it's red plaid - that's good enough for me.
This yellow glass piece I recognize as the top of a tea candle lamp - I'm sure I'll find some use for it; two Uncle Sam hat candles; and an angelic wall pocket that will go out in the garden somewhere.
A certain blog sister once said she has trouble finding apothecary jars and cloches in her country, so I'm planning on sending this and a few other "makeshift" cloches to her. Oh, and the blue doily was in the box as a cushion between the cover and plate!


Linda said...

Oh such thrifty finds and I love the little cake plate or whatever it is. So very cute!!!

D said...

Nice finds. I love that little, red tray.


Mick said...

You Just cleaned up Didnt you! Love the green baskets!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Great finds, I love to go thrift shopping, just might make a run to my favorite store tomorrow, got to get out of this house haven't left it all week and I'm going stir crazy...cold weather or not I'm gonna brave
Have a great day

Mandi said...

I've been seeing vintage plaid suitcases and bags all over the place lately...just like that one! Makes me think I should pick them up as I see them, they are so charming.

Love the little jars and baskets too!

Redneck Junkers said...

We're luving on the plaid thermos bag! Great junk!
the Redneck Junkers