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Monday, August 13, 2012

More Thrifty Goodies


Last week, in Swimming and Shopping, I showed you some of the garage sale and thrift store goodies I got while visiting the small town near my parents' house.

Here are some more of the little treasures I purchased that day. Above, one of my favourite finds, this sweet little rose jar is now holding cotton pads in my bathroom.


I will be using this charming jug to serve...you guessed it...maple syrup.


I now have three liquor sets like this one, with different patterns on each. I was drawn to the images of ships and carriages on this lovely set, which was made in France.


Here's a closer look at the pictures.



After I admired this tiny lamp at the thrift store, my niece bought it for my birthday. Others made fun of it, but I stick by it!


At the end of the weekend, I also walked away with this vintage pot chafing dish that my mom gave me. (Okay, my mom says I should be calling it a chafing dish.)


As you can see, it has a pot, lid, water tray and candle holder. It would be great for keeping an entree warm at a party, now doubt.

Tomorrow, I'm sharing a look at the process of taking these photos, using a present I got from my husband for my birthday. I hope you'll get a chance to come back and take a look!

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE that syrup jug. That would certainly make Sunday morning pancakes more fun :)

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    1. I can't wait to use it for that very purpose, Trish!

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  2. Love those liquor containers, you cetsinly do have an impressive collection!

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  3. The hobnail syrup jug is my favorite. Great buys!

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    1. It is a sweet little thing, isn't it?

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  4. I happen to love that lamp! Just beautiful...

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    1. Thanks Heather! That makes me feel good. :)

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  5. Oh wow, you are the collector extraordinaire! That decanter set is just fantastic & the photos are gorgeous-- keep the snazzy pics coming!

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    1. You are so kind! I really have to stop. I know I keep saying that, but where is this stuff going to go? I'm going to have to open a shop one day. ;)

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  6. They are all fantastic! Love that liquor set, I'm always amazed at the things you post because I usually always have a relative who had the same thing when I was young!

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    1. It's all about nostalgia, isn't it? :)

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  7. Wow you found some really great finds - and scored some for your birthday! Loving your liquor set! Your pics did come out great, so what did he buy you = can't wait to see! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! Here is what I got for my birthday:

      http://womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/2012/08/photo-studio-in-box.html

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  8. The maple syrup jar is very cute any excuse for pancakes!!

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  9. I just love vintage finds and the first one is such a gem, Lovely rose print detail dear . Following you on bloglovin dear, lets keep in touch and have a great weekend

    www.girllilikoi.com

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    1. Thanks for following! :) I will be sure to visit. Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  10. That decanter set is so pretty! Love the little scene on it.

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    1. Thanks. I just love those little sets for some reason! :)

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  11. All great finds! I really love the bar set. It has such a cool vintage look.Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

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    1. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day!

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