Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Shoppe Finds

Happy Greetings to anyone reading my blog today! I want to share with you some of my fabulous finds from last week :-) We have lots of thrift shops in my area and depending on where I go running errands brings me around to different places. On my way home from the post office I visited a neat favorite place called Razzle~Dazzle that is only 3 blocks from our house and 2 Goodwill Stores.


I came away from Razzle~Dazzle with some wonderful things including a pair of charming handpainted lamps that I'll show you at a later time.
I love aging silver pieces so I was immediately drawn to this teaset that was up high and out of my reach. The man behind the counter was chatting on the phone but came over when he saw me on tippy toes trying to reach it!
There was a tea pot, creamer, sugar with lid and even a spooner!


I saw the 5.00 sticker on the teapot but none of the other pieces were priced ~ he then said the entire set was 5.00 ~ said it was pretty worn and tarnished and it's been here awhile. I said it sure is but I'll take it anyway :-)
I'm fond of the aged silverplate and not one that prefers it all shiney and new looking! Can you imagine all the teaparties this set has been invited too?
It has such lovely details . . .



Cute little footsies . . .

Silver over Copper . . . and 3 hallmarks . . . me happy :-)



I always find some nice clothes at GW and a collectible every now and then but this time I uncovered some neat things!
A pair of handpainted Made In Japan S&P shakers 1.99 . . . a covered glass jar with frosted polkadot lid . . . 99 cents . . . and a vintage head vase!! Also 1.99 and what a sweetie she is! Batting her eyelashes ~ pink, cream and 24K gold accents



A pretty creamer marked USA on the bottom. Sweet pink with floral bouquet. Another 1.99 GW find . . .


And the last showcase today is a ring of antique skeleton keys from Razzle~Dazzle! I use these in lots of my projects . . . plus our house will be 100 years old next year and all the interior oak doors use skeleton keys so I like to have lots of extras on hand :-)
Thank you so much for your visit today and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs and Smiles,

24 comments:

  1. I wish I had gotten to the thrift store before you! i would have loved that head vase SCORE!

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  2. oh Lynn, I love your silverware! the set is what I've been eyeing for so long! for $5, that is a good find! and the SP awesomely lovely! seems you hit big time with your thrifting shopping!.. have a good weekend!
    xo
    fitty

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  3. Hi Lynn,
    WoW !! Incredible, beautiful finds, at wonderfull incredible prices !! I have bought several silver pieces, and have NeVeR found them for these prices .. baahaa .. You did good my friend !! thanks soo much for sharing, and here's wishing you a wonderful, creative rest of your week ~
    HuGs ~tea~ xo

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  4. Dear Lynn...Great treasures! You did good! Sincerely, Susan

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  5. HELLO LYNN,
    OMG WHAT ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TREASURES YOU HAVE FOUND!!! YOUR SILVER PLATED TEA SET IS JUST STUNNING AND THAT PRETTY PINK HEAD VASE IS JUST TO ADORABLE FOR WORDS, ENJOY THEM ALL, AND TALKING ABOUT TREASURES, I JUST PURCHASED ONE OF YOUR SWEET PILLOWS FROM VICTOIA ROSE COTTAGE...WELL MY HUBBY DID..LOL!! I JUST LOVE THE SAYING AND THE SWEET GIRL PRINT ON HER....I WILL HAVE TO TAKE PIC'S AND POST MY NEW TREASURE :) CAN'T WAIT!!!

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  6. Wow! talk about some great buys....The lady head reminds me of my grandma...She used to have them on her vanity...it is a good memory..I think that is why I love vintage things so much....

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  7. Yay...fabulous post! I too use skeleton keys in my my home..Happy B-day to your house..ours will turn 100 too in a few years..yay!! Enjoy! My gosh ..I loove the silver..I am dazzled by it..thanks for sharing! Inspiring!
    Kiki~

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  8. Hi lynn, thank you so much for lovely comment and stopping by, I have just become your newest follower. I love the treasures you found especially yhe salt/pepper shakers.
    -tina-

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  9. Good Morning Lynn,
    OH...if only we lived closer to each other we could go thrifting together!! And go to auction sales together!!
    I will try to do another blog today. I can't figure out how to post a picture within the blog itself.... Grrrr!!
    I hope you have a loverly day!
    Hugs, Laura

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  10. oh that set is def. worth more than 5.oo....you did well!

    love all of your finds...isn't thrifting great fun!

    have a great and creative day!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  11. Ohhh...those keys are delicious! I have never found silver for that low when I am thrifting! WTG. Happy creating :)
    Roselle

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  12. Hi Lynn!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I couldn't link to your blog at first but I Google-searched you and found your blog! It's a beauty! And what a great find! The tea set is gorgeous! What a deal too. A rare find I think!

    I'm so happy to follow you too and will be back.
    Cheers!
    Holly

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  13. HELLO AGAIN SWEETIE,
    THE PILLOW I PURCHASE IS THE PINK ONE ON THE SECOND PAGE AND IT SAYS "TO MY LOVE" :) AHHH SOOOO SWEET!!! LOL.. ITS FOR VALENTINE I THINK??? BUT IM KEEPING THAT BEAUTY OUT ALL YEAR ROUND...HAHA TO PRETTY TO PUT AWAY :)I LOVE YOUR PIN CUSHION WITH THE SWEET TEDDY WITH THE TEA CUP, I HOPE YOU MAKE MORE :) THANKS FOR DROPPING BY MY BLOG AND YOUR SWEET COMMENT :)

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  14. What great treasures you've found. I really need to start looking in the thrift shops around me. I never think to look, but seeing the things that can be found makes me really want to see what I can find.

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  15. It was your lucky day, Lynn.....I've been searching for a sweet little pair of salt and pepper shakers..

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  16. Thank you for stopping by my new blog, Lynn. Not sure how you found me, but I'm glad you did because it enabled me to find you. Your blog is lovely, and I will definitely be returning.

    I, too, love thrift stores, though not too many years ago I was unwilling to step foot it one. (Too proud, I guess). But I've realized they can be a treasure chest of wonderful finds. Like your tea set. Oh, it is SO lovely. And for $5. What a steal!! I actually have a similar teaset, packed away in a box. It belonged to my grandmother (the same one who used the desert rose china pattern), and I always loved it, so when she died, it went to me. I don't have a place to put it right now, so it's packed away, but I look forward to lovingly getting it out of the box one day soon.

    Anyhow, nice to meet you.

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. What wonderful finds...I love the tarnished silver plate too!

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  18. Wow, what fabulous finds - wish we had some of those shops around here. I love the tea set and lady head vase (I've been wanting one of those)- yours is very forties looking. It was lovely to see all the photos.

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  19. You made off with some great stuff! The tea set is lovely!

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  20. SO glad to find your lovely blog tonight, Lynn! (through Julie Marie--Idyllhours). I'll be back often to say hello...LOVE all the fabulous things you found today!

    Have a most wonderful weekend!

    Julie

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  21. Hello sweetie, I am literally flipping out over your head vase! I am dying to have one of those, but i refuse to pay the big bucks, you have given this ole treasure hunter hope.
    hugs,
    Olivia

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  22. Oh Lynn,
    What wonderful treasures you have found. I LOVE THRIFTING!!! And I love, love, love your new silver teaset...It was only $5!?! That's an awesome deal. Gotta love those thrift stores. Anyway, just wanted to drop by to say hi and to thank you for your sweet comment and for becomeing a follwer...I am always thrilled to meet new people. Hope you come and visit again real soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Smiles,
    ♥Ana

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  23. Wow, such lovely finds, and the old silver teapot set for $5, a blessed lady indeed!

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  24. That are great finds !!!
    ♥RINI♥

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