Thursday, May 30, 2013

Recent Finds

I haven't been bringing much home lately, which is a triumph for me! I try to only bring things I have a use for/a spot for or something I collect. Here are the things I've picked up from a few antique malls / estate sales / flea markets in the last month. And I am proud to report that after taking these pictures every single thing in them were put in their rightful place! Woo! I'm trying to get out of the habit of leaving everything out on the table for weeks.
I picked up the planter and deer today to put some succulents in that are over flowing their current home. We got a small stack of old plastic bowls and a sugar bowl from a sale that had TONS of awesome old plastic dishes! I would have loved a whole set, but really didn't need it. Travis has been making tea a lot lately so we needed a sugar bowl. Can you believe I didn't have one in all my old kitchen stuff? Well, I had ONE but it is shaped like a cow and tiny and not the most user friendly.
The book that says Index is a great 1938 college yearbook that I'll show you in more detail later this week! It's really something! And those poodles in the back are a salt and pepper shaker set.
Travis bought me this JFK salt and pepper set for my birthday since I've been pining after one! How cute is he?
 He holds the pepper and the chair holds the salt!
 I had been looking for a little swanky swig with some kind of red pattern to keep in the kitchen for when I take my vitamins. That little star glass fits the bill perfectly! And you know I can't leave a knee hugger behind (as long as it is reasonably priced!)
A little flocked plastic salt and pepper shaker donkey. I don't have any like this in my collection, and he was just too cute to pass up!
 Of course there are going to be some vintage photos! I love the one of the guys all in a line especially.
 And this lady holding the sweet little dog. 
 And these ladies with their bowling trophies! I got this photo from one of my favorite dealers at the Nashville flea. He sets up in the rabbit barn and always has lots of vintage photos. He gave me this one for half off since he said I have probably bought over 100 pictures from him! Ha!
 And some books! The Marguerite Henry books aren't old, just from the early 80's but I remember checking those editions out from my elementary school library so I like to buy them when I see them. And the other two are actually Junior Deluxe Editions, which I collect! (I need to do an updated post, I have about 30 now!) I never knew what the looked like with the jackets on, so I bet I've missed out on tons!
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them, because I actually prefer them without the jackets. Hmmm. We'll see.
I guess that is it! Can you believe that is all I've picked up in almost a month? I guess I'm going through a purging/slowing down phase in my collecting. I'm sure I'll be back to loading up my basket at estate sales soon enough!


  1. I'm definitely slowed to almost a near halt, as well...but that doesn't stop me from gettin all excited about this post! ;) I almost bought the SAME flocked donkey S&P set while we were out at my parent's. But it's flocking was nearly all peeled off and it was missin an eye. I did look at it about ten times and the rooster clip I sent you was found sittin right next to it <3 Bet I have a pic of it on my blog somewhere...and my mom totally stole some blue plastic dishes just like that from me at Hennekee's! Thanks for bringin back that old sore, ha ha! That for sure, I know is blog proofed. ;)

    1. i love that rooster clip so much! i was using it last night to hold my soup recipe and thinking of you! haha! of course you almost bought the same little donkey. i'm glad this guy was in good condition, i probably would have brought him home either way!

  2. It's so hard to refrain sometimes. Looking at what you passed up and then what you bought shows how hard you're working at it. Good for you! I think a lot of us should probably do the same thing.
    I love all the salt and pepper shakers you picked up. JFK, how cool is that?! I love it! Excited to see that yearbook!

  3. I am with you in the struggle to not leave everything on the table for weeks...ugh! Usually it's because I need to clean something but am too lazy to do so. I am dying over that JFK salt and pepper shaker! I've never seen anything like it. Also loving your manicure. :)

  4. I sold a green planter and I know I have that exact same one in the booth; you didn't buy it from me, did you? Love your finds...too fun!

    1. i did! i meant to mention that actually. i'm still obsessed with the little western lamp you have too.

    2. Yay! Thanks a bunch, Rae!

  5. I think as our collections grow,we have to become more selective! There would be no space for us!!

    Of course,I love the knee hugger!

  6. that salt and pepper shake is too cute and the poodles are darling. I got a poodle basket purse that Im going to do a post on my vintage blog about soon, Im going to mention your blog as a place of vintage poodle expertise if you dont mind

    urban hounds

  7. Great B&W's, but you already know that... you always find the best ones! The JFK S&P is on my S&P wish list as well. You always have luck with kneehuggers. I can't wait until Christmas. I just know I'm going to find a huge bagful for $2.99.

  8. those P&S shakers are amazing! and i love those vintage book covers— that's the kind of thing i would make into a blank journal! . . . but not everyone is down with destroying vintage like i am ;-)


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