Friday, January 8, 2010

I HAD NO INTENTIONS . . . REALLY!

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!

6 comments:

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.

D

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 it...lol..
Have a great day
Molly

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!
smiles
the Redneck Junkers