Sunday, February 10, 2013

Thrift Finds


Timing is everything.......it always pays to pounce when you see a donation box being sorted and yet to be priced
 
 
 
A huge long piece of vintage ivory lace ...it's been cut from a larger piece
 
 
 
 
A very collectable pair of Arabia Finland egg cups from the 1970's....would have loved all 4 !
 
 
 
Two more King Penguins from the 1940,s to add to my collection found on the Net







Sascha insisted on being in this week's post!

 

43 comments:

  1. The lace is just beautiful. I love to find something different.

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    1. It is a bit dusty, so Im trying to pluck up the courage to soak it

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  2. I did the same thing, I pounced on an item as it was being dropped off last week at Vinnies, just as I was doing a drop off too...it was cheeky, I know..and I think I got the item for less as it was a spur of the moment decision...BUT....I am donating boxes and boxes of stuff at the moment, so I think it was okay..kind of... :) I felt guilty for about, a minute.. lol

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    1. It's the quick or the dead with thrifting :-)

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  3. Hi Meg - I love that wonderful vintage lace ...reminds me of my Grand-mothers wedding dress which was kept in a box on top of my Mother's wardrobe for years and was rarely opened ... when it was, there would be this wonderful olde-world fragrance wafting up from the depth of the much weathered brown box. Special memories!
    I left a message under your comment on my blog in regards to the "From Scratch Patisserie" pop up kitchen ... hope you go and hope youe enjoy it.

    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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    1. Thanks Dianne...can't wait to try it out !

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  4. The egg cups are a great score! Is your kitty a Russian Blue? Your cat is beautiful and so cute sitting in the box.

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    1. Hi Chloe! He is a Russian Blue and we named him Sascha after the Russian Emperor Alexander whose nickname was Sascha. We chose this breed because they are so gentle and intelligent

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  5. The lace is lovely and Sascha is adorable!

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  6. Hi Meg, First time to your blog. Love your globe collection. I've started to collect them for my kids rooms and they love them. Also love those egg cups. Great find! I had a Russian Blue years ago. He was such a beautiful cat, intelligent -yes, but I did have a chuckle at the gentle reference! I always thought of him more of a lion trapped in a domestic cat's body. But he was a love and one of my favorite cats.

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    1. Hi Francine...he looks small in the pic because of the angle of the shot but is is a really large cat

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  7. great find on that lace!!!
    lovely.

    blessings
    barb

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  8. I love the lace. It's beautiful and Sascha is such a cutie!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  9. Beautiful lace and Sascha is adorable. Visiting from VTT.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  10. Oh how lovely the lace is. What is it about vintage lace that captures our hearts? Who last owned it and what was it used for,probably a Baptismal Gown or Wedding.
    I don't think I would soak it,just squeeze it through some cool water with a little vinegar added.
    Some other lovely finds here too. Happy hunting.I am visiting from Coloradolady x

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  11. Hi Jeanette, thank you for visiting and thanks for the tip on the lace!

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  12. How will you display the lace, it is so beautiful!! Happy Valentines Day.
    ann

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    1. Hi Ann,I have a small Art Deco cupboard that I keep my vintage linen in, and I usually leave the doors open to display the contents

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  13. P.S. I love your header!!
    ann

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    1. I'll have to take a new photo as I have the new globe

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  14. You made good choices on a lot of nice things.

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  15. You definitely timed it perfectly! Wonderful finds. But, I think Sasha has stolen this post! LOL Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for linking up at TTF!

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  16. Great finds---yay! What do you plan to do with your lace?

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

    http://www.hopeineveryseason.com
    https://www.facebook.com/hopeineveryseasonblog

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  17. Oh my gosh, that lace is gorgeous!

    What a cutie Sascha is!

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  18. Sally... the lace!! the vintage prints!!! Such lovely treasures! And a kitty, too?? LOL I'd say you had a darn good day!

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  19. Love the cups of course, but the lace is beautiful.

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  20. Those egg cups are amazing. I have always wanted to start collecting them but have not found any yet. Maybe with Easter coming up, I will come across some.

    Have a great week!

    Erica

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  21. I love all of the beautiful finds like the egg cups! And the kitty too, of course.

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    1. Sascha is enjoying all the attention!

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