Tuesday, February 7, 2012

REDNESDAY



Hello everyone! Meet the twins . . .


The one on the right I've had for many years, can't even remember where I got her. The week after Christmas I knocked her off the shelf and had to reglue her skirt. Mister can't understand why I don't just throw away broken things. (He just doesn't understand!) The one on the left I picked up at the thrift store last week for $2.00. A broken bell in her hand but, who cares? Not me! Now both can live brokenly ever after!

EDIT: I remembered this quote that Stitch says in the Lilo & Stitch movie: "This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good."

At the same thrift store outing, I got this picnic hamper for $2.50! I just wanted the thermos in it, but the lady said they had to go as a set so, for the price, I took them. I threw away this hamper as it was a cheap, broken one, and transferred the goodies to one of my vintage Redman picnic baskets.


This is a Thermos brand thermos, but was made in England - along with all the other items in the basket.


A pretty vintage handkerchief purchased on the same trip for $1.00.


More trip items - a cute little brooch and an adorable felt bag that holds . . .

a measuring tape!



32 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Cute, cute Sue! I love your story about the twins. Sometimes I get rid of something because it's broken and then regret it later. Love the thermos! The hankie and the felt purse with the measuring tape are darling also. Good finds girl! I am linking up today. Part of my post shows my give away treasures. Thanks again!
Hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

Sorry Sue, I don't know what happened with my first link up. the pic did not work. If you are able go ahead and delete it.
Hugs,
Jann

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
Adore the Twins, so sweet! Almost half of my knick knacks got broken in the '94 earthquake here and I tossed almost everything and I've been kicking myself ever since. WAH! Love your picnic set, I want to get one so much.

Happy Rednesday!
Sally

Charlotte said...

I can't throw away my broken treasures either. Great finds!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love the twins & all your wonderful finds!

LV said...

Somethings we just get so attached, no matter their state, we keep. I see nothing wrong with your little girls. They may be a bit broken, but have a good home.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

So adorable those twins! I love all your reds. Thank you for hosting and happy Valentine's.
FABBY

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Sue! Your twins are so cute. I don't find good figurines like that.
Love your thermos, too. I saw some vintage ones arranged on a wall at a restaraunt recently and I could hardly take my eyes off of them!

I'm linking up my newly decorated hutch tonight! thank you for hosting! ♥

PS Did you ever get my package?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have some great reds today! I love the 'twins' and their broken but still loved state! I have so many wonderful chipped/broken/reglued items that are even more special in their imperfection! Love your Rednesday party and will join in later. Hugs, Linda

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe you have one of those green and white plates (in the hanky picture. Yes, I know, it wasn't one of your red items.) I grew up eating off those exact plates every Sunday. My family has been cleaning out my parents' house over the last year and well, the remaining green and white plates went on to the thrift store. So funny how sometimes when you've seen something for 50 years, you just can't appreciate it's "vintageness". Looks a lot better on your shelf than they did in my parents kitchen cabinet.

Sunny said...

I can't throw treasures away either..because when I did, I regretted it. Took me years to find a new (old) Moo cow creamer! lol huggs Sunny

The French Hutch said...

I have a hard time throwing anything out too, to sweet to throw out. Nice red thermos for Rednesday. Thanks for hosting.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love the thermos and can't believe they sold the entire picnic hamper for just $2.50.

My Vintage Mending said...

Such a treat...Your rednesdays are always beautiful. Smiles...Rene

NanE said...

Wow, I can't believe the great things you always seem to find! The twins are precious, little dings and all. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting REDnesday! hugs and blessings, Nan

Diann said...

Wow, you found some great red thrifty treasures! Love the picnic basket and the thermos. thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Melody said...

Hi Sue! Love the Twins and all your wonderful finds!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sue,
Love your sweet figurines in that first picture!! All of your reds are so wonderful!
Thanks for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kim K. said...

Lovely treasures. Your twins are pretty darn sweet but I have to say that your picnic thermos has me smitten. Happy Rednesday! Thanks for hosting another fabulous party!

Curtains in My Tree said...

My broken treausre usually have a rhinestone glued to the broken piece LOl
You find the best bargains

I was ready to see red this week, thanks for the party

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I just posted, but did something wrong! I clicked on the generic linky, and didn't get a picture :-( Wasn't sure how to get the thumbnail pics. Sorry.

Thanks for hosting, I'll try to get it right next time!

Katherine

Andrea said...

I love your twins and all your other great finds too. If a treasure is a treasure it doesn't matter if it broken! Icannot throw anything away.
I have just entered something for Rednesday too, Thankyou for hosting it, it's a great thing to look at so many lovely things,
Andrea x

Ms. Redo said...

I love your little broken ladies, real treasures. I have a Hummel figurine (left me by my great-aunt namesake) which my roommate of maaaany years ago broke :( but I glued her back together and still have (and treasure) her. I posted today about my (red) snowflake kitchen items - so fun! Hugs ~ Mary

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Whoops didn't mean to enter twice. If possible feel free to take one off. Thanks again for hosting! Love the vintage hankie. Brings back memories of going to my grandmothers. She had a drawer full and always let me choose one. I still have about 12 of them. Blessings, Debbie

Ann said...

How great is that picnic basket, I so adore the red thermos. Great bargains. Happy Rednesday.
ann

ThreeOldKeys said...

Sue, all your goodies are excellent finds ... but the thermos really grabs my eye!

Thanks for being our Queen of Rednesday !!!

Terra said...

That is so sweet how you found the little girl / angel dressed in red who is definitely the sister to the one you already had.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Great thrift finds! Amazing that you found the twin!

Thanks for hosting!

I got it right this time!

Katherine

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting!
off to check out some reds.
blessings
barbara jean

Rebel Sweetheart said...

Love the figurines, Sue! :)

D said...

Such wonderful finds, Sue. You got a great price on that figurine. I had been watching some similar ones on Ebay, and they were sure not that cheap! Love the thermos and that adorable heart hankie.

Lola said...

Love those figurines too!

Lovely post & meme!