Monday, May 7, 2012

Thrift shopping is for boys too


Last week, my son and I had appointments with our doctor, who is located in another town. Another town means—you guessed it—another thrift store.

I decided to stop for some groceries after our appointments, and spotted a small Salvation Army store in the next plaza. Who can resist?
Luckily, my son was agreeable to a little shopping trip. Of course, he was compensated with some goodies too.
As I mentioned on Saturday, I decided to incorporate my new finds into my home fairly quickly because we were having a party and I was tidying up for company.
On Saturday, I asked you to spot my new thrift store find in the picture of a corner of my family room.
As Tabetha guessed, the lovely blue pottery pitcher is my favourite new d├ęcor item. It happens to be a piece of Blue Mountain pottery, like the pottery my mom recently gave me. I paid $5.99 for it. I didn't realize that it was Blue Mountain pottery when I bought it, because it has different markings on the bottom (three trees and the word "Canada").
The antique bookcase on which it now sits was my grandmother’s. The wall art is from Homesense. The picture frames were also thrift store finds that I wrote about here and here.
I love to mix new stuff with old stuff in our home. The new stuff keeps the look fresh, while the old stuff gives the house some personality.

I also found this happy trio of items—a little jug made in France, a small bowl and a cute side plate.

The plate is Barker Bros. Royal Tudor Ware Ironstone. Whatever…I just love the orange flower!

I went with a sort of yellow/orange theme on the side table in our dining room, using these new finds and the pottery from my mom.

My son scored this vintage globe. We had one just like it growing up. I am borrowing my son's globe at the moment, for the family room coffee table.

He also took home this Slinky (which got temporarily confiscated when he brought it to school) and a little lantern he wants to use for camping. He got some cool Converse running shoes that don’t quite fit him yet too.

I also got this tealight candle holder (with all of the candles in it). This definitely isn’t vintage, but I will make good use of it. It’s from a store I won’t mention, since their area rug destroyed my hardwood floor.

How about you? Are you doing any decorating this week?

30 comments:

  1. great globe and other finds.sounds like fun to go thrift shopping together.

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    1. Yes, it was fun. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. I LOVE the Blue Mountain piece--great score! And they're not on your list as thrifted finds, but I'm totally drooling over that set of brass candlesticks behind the orange pitcher!

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    1. Thanks Heather. I guess I took the candlesticks for granted, because my mom gave them to me a long time ago. But, I agree they are great too! I have been lucky!

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  3. i love everthing above especially the globe.

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  4. Wow! You manage to find some great pieces! I love the French Jug!

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    1. I am finding the search very fun!

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  5. Great finds! The yellow and orange theme looks so warm and inviting.

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    1. I like to keep the dining room warm looking, because most of our rooms are white.

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  6. You have some lovely finds...I definitely love that orange French jug. I'm now an active follower!

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    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for following! I really appreciate it.

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  7. I have been hoping to find a globe forever - what an awesome score!

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    1. I wasn't even looking for one. Isn't that just how it goes! :)

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    2. Yes :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving input on a Thrifted Giveaway, I think I'll do one in June!

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  8. I love thrift shopping, too! I've found so many clothes that way as well... it makes it really difficult to pay full price when you know there are great deals waiting to be found!

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    1. I haven't started buying my own clothes that way yet. That's next!

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  9. I need to carve out some time to go thrift shopping here in Germany because I am sure I could find some really neat things.

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    1. You should! I bet you would find cool stuff! I would love to see it if you do!

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  10. I love seeing what others pick up at thrift stores! I would definitely pick up the French jug! The candles look like PB to me, but these days everyone has PB look alike items!

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    1. I love seeing others' finds too! It's not from PB. It begins with I and then K.... ;)

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  11. It's always fun to see what others pick up at thrift stores. You sure did some great scoring - isn't it the best. Love the Barber Bros plate patter, so pretty. Also I really like your blog header, very vibrant and cool. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

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    1. Hey Cathy, Yes, thrifting is fun and very addictive! I am glad you like the blog header! Thanks for hosting Sunday's Best! Joann

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  12. I LOVE thrift store finds. That plate is super cute. I think getting stuff from the thrift store makes it even cuter :)

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  13. Beautiful finds! I knew your favorite was the blue pitcher! :) Love how you set everything up. Also, I'm digging your sons lantern - and who can resist a slinky?!

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    1. You know my tastes now, Wendy! I have to put lots of stuff on every surface in order to use all of these thrift store finds and the things my parents have given me!

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  14. What lovely things you picked up. Thanks for joining us at cap creations. Love having you. The globe is great!

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    1. Thank YOU. I am enjoying doing this so much!

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