Monday, March 7, 2016

Junkin' Finds

Our house is so ripped up with the REDO---I took these pictures on the floor by our front door.

OY! I have had a little luck doing 'Junkin' out in thrift stores the last couple of weeks. My kitchen table is covered in Easter eggs and wood cut-outs from painting with my daughter-in-law and Granddaughter yesterday, so this was the only place not covered in canvas and drywall dust to catch natural light.

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Here was last week or so's haul. Mind you I'm only buying OLD items I have a use for or may sell.

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This sweet little chest was very well made and in good condition and will be fun to REDO for myself or our granddaughter. Also, her Barbie/Ken chests here at the house are in need of painting too. This was $4.99 but was in such super condition I couldnt't pass it up.


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It's a long time until garage sales here in Chicagoland, so I don't mind paying a bit higher prices at the Church and Charity Thrift stores. This solid wood pink bin was only $2.00 though. I'm collecting OLD storage containers for my craftroom REDO. This one may end up in hubby's room though.



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I actually ordered this on Etsy, because of its size, shape and pattern. I broke my pedestal off my Westmoreland cake plate (honestly it just fell off) for about the fourth time...and I deemed it risky at best to repair it again. So, I have been watching for the perfect base, something more substantial.
Ta-Da---this should do the job for the REDO.

When we have it safely secured, I will post the finished result. Total cost with shipping was about $14.00. (I know this is Indiana glass---but it has grapes on it and is a good match for the Westmoreland and I'm not interested in reselling it.)


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I snagged/found two great tablecloths---for only $2.00 each. This was lovely and had BLUE--- and was just so Spring.

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This is a gorgeous---never used I think, cross-stitched Linen tablecloth with lilacs. What can be more SPRING than lilacs? Although we wont' have lilacs here for two more months.

Interesting side-note...the metallic thread down the middle and a bit more on the edging. Very nicely done and never used. I think I may send it off to be cleaned and then use this for a Spring birthday gift....for a friend who loves purple.


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My DEAL of the week--OLD Bunny Cake Mold from Wilton for $3.00 and listed several places at over $20.00. I bought this to use...so it will definitely be a keeper. He's so cute sitting in the kitchen with my Spring things...I may have to find him a darling bow.

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You haven't seen my collection of Japanese Yelloware Biscuit Jars and Tea plates which have been packed away. These were popular in the 30's -50's and are freely painted 'majoilica' style on an earthenware slip---usually cream or creamy white with bright colors with underglazes. Then the pieces were fired with a clear glaze and now show a lot of crazing. This plate has just about all the colors used in these wares.

They are very 'kitschy' and 'cottage' style. Before I inherited all my blue&white Copenhagen Porcelain, I had these pieces all over the kitchen and livingroom. These tea plates originally had rattan handles which have long since disintegrated, I use the handle holes for ribbons and hang the plates on the wall. This plate was 50 cents. Usually they are $8-20.00. Biscuit jars go for $12.00-35.00 or so here in Chicagoland.  I can still find pieces reasonable though. I only buy what I really love or is unusual now.

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Another one of my searches is for storage for my craftroom redo. I keep my eye out for large tins or storage bins that are attractive or unusual. The top tin is quite large and in great condition, cost
25 cents and the lid fits nicely.


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I love this metal picnic basket, complete with swinging wood handles. Another item that someone had on the shelf and never used. One small bend on the side I popped out right away. I'm hoping to have the entire shop done in recycled containers a GREEN thing to do.


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This will be a great piece for the craftroom---and it already has dollclothes patterns and a project stored away in it. Cost $6.00.


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This Rustic wood bucket, sealed and a delicious rusty red. Looks great on the porch already on my rustytable. I will have to find some yellow tulips for this in the garage this week. Too soon to plant real plants here---! Cost $8.00 and I will need to look for a liner...before I plant with real plants.


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Lastly another Etsy find. This gorgeous full-circle, wrap, lined skirt of homespun weight cotton. It has a dusty pattern with natural wood beads added in my colors I can't wait to wear this, it's a vintage Chico's piece. Total cost with shipping, $22.00. I seldom even look at clothes but knew the quality would be there with the name.


Hope you all have a great week. From my dust, clutter, refuse and the remodel going on, Sandi. I will be happy to answer any comments or questions.

All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own, I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions or posts. Please do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle


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Sandi



16 comments:

  1. Oh good luck, day to day living is not easy with rehab going on. Great idea using the old containers in your craft space. I use a sewing basket, hat box, cigar boxes and any other container that strikes me. Would love to see your Japanese yelloware someday.

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    1. Will post when we are redoing the kitchen...right now not a spot to do anything ...lol. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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    1. Thanks, that was kind of a sleeper. The more places I put it, the better I like it. Grins and thanks, Sandi

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  3. You do find some great items and my favs this week are the unused metal picnic basket and the lilac tablecloth. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Thanks bunches, it was a pretty good haul---took over about 2-3 weeks, though. Sandi

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  4. Hi Sandi, You find the best treasures and I always enjoy to see your picks. I love the metal picnic basket. Great idea for the old containers for storage.
    Thanks for sharing!! Have a great rest of the week. xo

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    1. I thought why pay $6 for a clear tub...when I can have somehting interesting. And the 50cent tins...are way more interesting! Thanks Celestina...hope you are feeling better, Sandi

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  5. So many great treasures...my favorites are the tablecloths. ♥ the embroidered one.
    Enjoy the rest of the week.

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    1. Thanks for stopping and the lilac one is special...for sure. My friend will love it! Sandi

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  6. I am so envious of your beautiful linens - $2.00 is a steal.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. I know it's almost illegal. But handwork is so undervalued, and I will use the tablecloth and the linen/lilacs will go to someone who will cherish it. Thanks for stopping by, Sandi

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  7. You found some wonderful things sandi. I absolutely love that lilac tablecloth. Sooo pretty, and someone put a lot of work into that piece. That red wood bucket is chippy perfection. I'd love it if you'd share this post at Vintage Charm, which is all about vintage treasures, repurposing, and upcycling. The party's on right now. I hope to see you there. Tuula :) http://thriftyrebelvintage.com/2016/03/vintage-charm-21.html/

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    1. I was happy to do it a week late...I think, thanks for stopping by, Tuula, Sandi

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  8. Great finds Sandi ~ love those tablecloths! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. thanks for stopping by, I'm getting caught up---Sandi

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Thank you for any and all comments. I will reply to any questions!
And great to meet you, Sandi