Monday, April 30, 2012

Away for a Week - Goodies I Brought Home

I've been home to Prince Edward Island for the past week, taking care of family business but I did find time to get to the thrift stores and when we arrived back in Ontario, we had a whole afternoon and evening in southern Ontario to do as we wanted to, before we met up with our son and his Uhaul - moving - what fun!!

This isn't from a thrift shop, it belonged to my great aunt, I've been wanting to bring it back and forgot it so many times - the Holt Howard Kitty Cat String Holder, stamped made in Japan, 1959 - I'm not a lover of cats but I just think this is so cute.  I've seen them in shops for sale - they're not cheap by any means.

There were also two of the spice kitty cats - I've looked it up on online, they came on a rack, the string holder and three spice kitty cats- I have the nutmeg and paprika - the other one was cinnamon, isn't that a strange combination??

I did find a few books, only one Eloise Wilkin one to be had - I did see some at an antique shop but I won't be paying $15 for one, no thank you!!  I bought the other three because they are old and only 25 cents, I couldn't leave them there...  The little Betty Crocker book - 25 cents....

I bought one piece of Pyrex and it wasn't a thrift price, I bought it at an antique shop and paid $18 - but I knew I would regret it if I didn't take it - my limit is $20 for a piece, I was carrying around a small Forest Fancies casserole, I quickly put that back when I spotted this beautiful blue Tulip.

These mugs are a bit faded but they're both Federal coffee mugs, for my fellow Canadians, you will recognize the Fuddle Duddle mug and the caricature of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, our 15th Prime Minister.  I found one for sale on Ebay for big bucks, I can only hope that there's a buyer out there for mine.

I've just spent the last hour or so washing and ironing 25 scarves - I hit the mother load for scarves - 20 of those were beautiful Vera ones - I'll keep those for another post.  Three of the scarves are vintage souvenir ones, I can't remember the last time I ever saw something like that in a gift shop - they have to be old - hoping for some sales on scarves in the near future..

Echo Christmas Scarf

Echo Shoes

Greenfield Village,Dearborn, Michigan


Grand Canyon

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  1. Wow, what a haul! I can't wait to read your post about all your new Vera scarves. LOVE the Holt Howard kitties, too.

  2. That's a great mug for a politics junkie! I've never seen anything like that before.

  3. I love the kitties and the souvenir scarves. I think it would be fun to collect something like that. Easy to store, too.

  4. What a great haul! 20 Vera scarves? Can't wait to see 'em! I have a match to your Pyrex casserole. Love that pattern!

  5. Funny! I just discoverd that whole Holt Howard line of Kitty things this weekend while I was looking up the value of some HH rooster mugs I'm going to sell. All the kitty items are so cute!! And you're expensive!
    I'm happy for you that you found such good treasures on your trip, and can't wait to see your scarves too!
    p.s Trade you my charcoal snowflake pyrex for your new blue tulip??? Haaaaa! ;P

  6. That blue tulip piece is fabulous.

  7. That blue tulip piece is fabulous.

  8. Those cats are very cute, and love that Pyrex.

  9. Wow, I love all your finds!! I can't believe you found a Pyrex Blue Tulips...I'm so jealous!! :) And, you really did hit the mother lode on all those scarves!! I'm partial to the Florida one! hehehe! Are you going to sell the Holt Howard kitties, or keep them?

  10. You are right Jill, I am hooked!!! It looks like you are too.

    I would LOVE to visit Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites!!

    Love all of your fun finds!!!!

  11. Great finds! I hope your trip was good :)