Friday, October 21, 2016

Fabulous Finds

As I promised, I am sharing all my fabulous finds from last week's visit with Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction. 

She took me to all her favorite spots. From the first store we went in,  I found some really wonderful treasures! First was this plastic pumpkin - 25 cents.  I know it doesn't look like much but I'm inspired by Cecilia's pumpkin redo's and have plans for this one.
I'll share it's makeover next week!

I also found this stool! It will get a makeover soon. It was only $8.
  It's going to be great in the art studio while I paint. See? It's perfect at the easel.

This cute little dog salt & pepper shaker was a find for 50 cents. I gave it to my friend who's looking for dog shakers.

The great finds continued at the next stop. I've been wanting more silver containers to use for decorating. This bowl, though tarnished, was a steal for $2.
I can see it filled with shiny ornaments at Christmas. Or pinecones.

I think I found a treasure in almost every store we went into.

These books came from different places but they were both inexpensive. The Flea Market decorating one is full of ideas and Beatrix Potter is a favorite author of mine.

Aren't the illustrations in the Tom Kitten book the best? So cute!

"The Tale of Tom Kitten" illustrations
I can see it paired with my sweet kitty figurine.

I finally succumbed to the tiered tray craze...after all, who could resist this metal scroll one? $11.
 I will use this either in the bathroom or kitchen.

A bag of shiny old ornaments caught my eye - couldn't find any mark on them so I don't think they are Shiny Brites but I love their colors and crackled finish.

The two Pyrex bowls were from different stores - the large one was only $2 and the smaller one was $6 (it was at an antiques store - probably why it cost more). I love this pattern. It matches the butter dish I got earlier in the year at Canton.

I also found this plate for $2. Love transferware and this wintery scene will be fun to display all winter.

This suitcase had me at red and was a find at $12! The previous shop had a similar one priced at $45. You can bet I grabbed this one up when I saw it. The lining needs work but I will use this for storage at the farm along with a couple of other old suitcases I have.

Last of all, I bought a couple of things at Smitten. These concrete mushrooms will be fantastic in the fairy garden I'm working on.

And this wreath was just too pretty to pass up. I love its soft look.
I think it will look so pretty on my chalkboard wall.

Although not a find, I love this handmade stamped stone from Cecilia. She personalized it with the farm in mind. I can't wait to put it in a special spot!
(If you'd like your own stamped stone, you can go to Cecilia's shop here ).

And that my friends, is all my fabulous finds. Be sure to pop over to Cecilia's and read about her finds, here.



  1. What fun finds--from the pumpkin to the mushrooms and everything in between. I have quite a few of the Beatrix Potter books, too. Love them-they are so sweet looking to me.
    Have a wonderful weekend and that stone with bfarm is perfect. xo Diana

  2. Great finds! The Beatrix Potter book is so sweet and I love the bottle brush wreath.

    1. Thanks Sharon! It was such a fun trip. Always nice to find things on my list!

  3. Great finds!!!! I love looking at old decorating books. :)

    Happy weekend friend!

    1. Me too, KariAnne! Most have some good ideas in them. It was a fun trip!

  4. Wonderful finds! Thrifting with a friend is the best. I'm sure you two had a fabulous time. Love that tiered stand. I wouldn't have been able to pass that up either... or those Christmas ornaments.

  5. Ahhhhhh another Smitten enthusiast!!! I need a list of all those good places for the next time we are down that way! You found some really neat things and I'm glad you both had a good time!

  6. Love all your finds Cecilia ... especially the bottle brush wreath. The tiered tray is really nice. You will surely enjoy that. That little dog shaker is so cute ... can't help but smile at him. Thanks for sharing your finds.
    Audrey Z.

  7. Hi Cecilia,
    Love all of your finds, you really found some amazing things!
    Love that scroll metal tier stand and that white bottle brush wreath is beautiful!
    And the dog cookie cute...if I had that my dog would be getting 'too many' cookies! ;)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Kimberley

    1. Thank you, Kimberley!i love the wreath too and can't wait to put it up! The tiered tray was a great find...almost passed it by. It was a fun trip!

  8. How fun and your finds are all great! That tiered tray is gorgeous and will be so pretty decorated for the seasons. Love the ornaments as well...the colors are so pretty. Glad you girls had a fun day shopping! Have a wonderful weekend as well.

    Hugs, Vicky

  9. Love your treasures, Cecilia and so glad you got to come! Thanks for the shout out for my Etsy shop. Today I found a new place for us to go on your next visit ;) Hugs, Cecilia


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