Monday, March 18, 2013

Thrifting Sisters...part three


I'm back with another edition of Thrifting Sisters. My last post was in November. If I lived closer to my sister, you can be sure there would be many more of these posts. Having someone to shop with fuels the addiction, doesn't it? Our first stop was Bibles for Missions in St. Catharines, where I picked up this piece of pottery made in Vineland, Ontario.




I also got these Umbra candle holders, still in the box, for $1.50.


I added this vase to my collection of milk glass. I couldn't resist (for 50 cents). Milk glass is so cheap...and pretty.



Not sure what this is. The salesperson thought it might be a vintage napkin holder. I bought it because it reminded me of a letter sorter I spotted on Heather's blog. My husband didn't like it and I could tell my sister didn't either, but she was polite about it. This one's on you Heather. But don't worry, it was only $1.



I also bought eight red chargers. Clearly not vintage, but I think they will be nice for Valentine's Day or Christmas dinners.


My sister complains that I don't put her picture in my "Thrifting Sisters" posts. So, here we are. I really wasn't prepared to be photographed. Black and white makes things just a bit better, doesn't it?

We went to a couple more stores, but I only found a few shirts. My sister added some great finds to her collection of clothing and handbags. My daughter found some cute items that I'll share next week.

Until next time then, thrifting sisters!


Linking up with these wonderful sites: Boogieboard Cottage and Young Heart and A Living Space and Me and My Shadow and Remnant and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and The Cottage Market and Knick of Time and The Thrifty Groove and Free Pretty Things and A Bowl Full of Lemons

41 comments:

  1. Amazing ,love the last Picture. Happy Girls!

    Greetings from Vienna!

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    1. Yes, shopping brings out the happy doesn't it? :)

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  2. Love the personal touch of the photo of your guys! Black and white is generally very kind- got to love that :) Great finds as always.

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  3. Absolutely love the picture of you and your sister. It makes me smile :)

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I appreciate that. :)

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  4. Great pic you u and your sis. Love the finds,

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  5. Nice finds. I love those Umbra candle holders. I think that holder thing is for hand towels in the bathroom. I remember a friend's aunt having one and that's how she used it.

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    1. Thank you! I think I WILL put it in my bathroom! :0

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  6. Great pic of you both :) I like the letter holdy thingy!

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  7. Some great finds ... love the pottery and the milk glass. I like the look of a milk glass collection, but I don't have one piece! You and your sister take a nice photo with beautiful smiles :D I'll have to remember the B&W next time my picture is taken. And just tell your husband that thingy is a magazine holder to take up the slack of what won't fit in the ONE shelf he has allotted you ;) Have a great day Jo! Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy. You are kind...and funny! ;) I will tell my husband what you said. Jo

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  8. Milk glass is at the thrifts every time I go, you're right, it is so pretty!

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    1. I don't see too much of it. If I did, I would probably buy it!

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  9. Loving that old pottery! Also loving the photo of you two! Looks like it was a successful trip. We really enjoy thrifting as well. You never know what treasures you will find! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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    1. Thanks for all your nice words. I do indeed enjoy the treasure hunt! Jo :)

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  10. So nice to have your sis to thrift with! Lovely photo of sisterly love! I do like all of your finds, especially the pottery. I have just started collecting pottery. I love a good 'find' and looks like you had a lucky trip! xoxo

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    1. Oh, pottery is so much fun to collect! Thanks Karen.

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  11. The picture of you and your sister is the best!!!!

    I love milk glass and I am always able to find it sold cheaply too.

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  12. Partners in Bargain-Hunting Crime! I want your thrift stores, you always find the neatest stuff. And I totally get the napkin holder/mail sorter, don't listed to the haters lol

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  13. I am so proud to have corrupted you into buying that letter holder thing!!! ;) Actually, I think the wider ones like yours were meant for fancy little hand towels in the bathroom. I vaguely remember my mom having one that she used that way when I was little. Nice finds all around, and I love the pic of you and your sis. You really look alike!

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    1. I had a feeling you could sort it out Heather. I will go with the towels, I think. My sister and I look more alike now as we get older. :)

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  14. My sister and I went out to a swap meet this weekend, but didn't find any treasures we had to have. We had a great time shopping, though, so it was still a good trip!

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    1. Yes, it's just fun to get out...and you saved money, right? :)

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  15. Love your thrifting! That first ceramic bowl is amazing!

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  16. You got some good stash. I've seen that letter sorter thing before. I wish I could place it. It's cool, nonetheless. :) Thanks for sharing all your delicious finds. That first piece is so unusual. Very interesting.

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    1. Yes, the first piece is unique. I was thinking about putting something in it, but I decided to leave it as is.

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  17. That pottery on the top is so cool! I'm always looking out for ceramics that might bode will with the rest of my dishes. You found a good plenty of items!

    Take care,
    Katie

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    1. Thanks Katie! I enjoy collecting pottery, although I'm running out of room to display it!

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  18. You two look so happy!!! Probably because you found some awesome things (this is making me want to go thrifting, something I've had to refrain from due to budget and time restraints... Gah! I need my fix!). Personally, I kind of like the thing with no name. I can totally see it on a desk being used to hold mail!

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    1. We were happy indeed Wendy. :) I think you deserve a little thrifting soon. I wish you were nearby. I would go with you!! :) Jo

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  19. I love that thing that you don't know the name of. I don't know what it is either but looks like it could hold any number of things and in high style!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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    1. You're right Liz. A more creative mind than mine could probably think of many uses for it. ;)

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  20. I love the holder also. I have seen these as guest towel holders (same as comment above). The towels were the small ones rolled up and tied with a ribbon. Love to have a thrifting partner though it might encourage me to spend too much.

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    1. I love the ribbon idea! I would love to see an example!

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  21. Awesome finds! I thought it would be fun to share your sisterly picture today on Junkin Joe! : ) Hugs!

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