Friday, April 19, 2013


We were away last weekend and that means some different thrifting opportunities - I can tell you, it was pretty slim pickins' - I went to four different thrift stores and this is all I bought..

I'll be packing this away for next year's Easter - I think I was desperate at that point because I had not bought anything, I paid $5 for this at Goodwill, a little more than I would normally pay but it was made in Japan and it is cute!!

Since I'm talking about made in Japan, I'm including this planter I bought ages ago, I just took it out of the closet, it's not in the best of shape, you can see the fine cracks in it but it is another cute one that was made in Japan.  

I was happy to find a couple of Vera's on the weekend - lately all I've been finding are the split tip ones but I'm not fussy!

We went to a couple of antique markets as well, there's always lots to look at and lots that is way overpriced - I bought one item at each market - 

This box of vintage postcards was $13 - there must be 75 cards in there - Easter, Christmas, Valentines - a little bit of everything.   It really was a good deal!!  They'll be great for gifts, SMASHING, decoration - I love reading the messages on the backs -  it really gives a hint about  life back in the early 1900's.  

Cards for Mother & Father

This card is  postmarked 1910

To Clara, From Freddie

Aren't they cute?

I bought a bag with 8 greeting cards in it - the images are quite different from what we see now...

This is a strange one....

and another one....

I've been on some sort of lucky streak as far as blogging contests are concerned - I've won two in the past couple of weeks, both of my prizes arrived this week - I love getting mail like this...

My first prize to win came from Chloe at L'Heure Bleue at Home - thanks so much for the beautiful hankies and the brooch, it was all packaged so nicely!

Later on in the week my next prize arrived from Pam at VirginiaRetro - this is the sweetest little book on grandparents and is full of so many cute illustrations - and also a runner, I know just where I'm going to put it too!  Pam had her card decorated and used washi tape on her package - love it!!  Thanks!

These are not vintage but I just wanted to show them to you - I bought them last week at Winners - they're cases with vintage Ladybug book covers - I couldn't decide so I bought two!

Today I'm joining the link parties at Junkin Joe and Thrifty Things Friday


  1. Such cute planters! I usually put things away for another season and then forget about them. lol.. Congrats on all of your lucky wins!

  2. I love planters and always am on the lookout for unusual one's! That group of postcards was an AMAZING deal!!!! As for the wins, it's Karma and it comes around back to those that give also!

    hugs, Linda

    PS I just got your email that I won YOUR giveaway so I am super excited!

  3. I try to find the little lamb planters, but they are getting scare. Great deal on the vintage postcards. I could sit for hours reading the messages on them.

  4. You sure are one lucky gal when it comes to giveaways!

    I may have to get on this whole smashing bandwagon. What the heck else am I going to do of the vintage cards I bring home?

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Love those old cards - I hardly ever come across nice old cards like that. The planters are cute too :-)

  6. What great finds! Nice variety too. I just happened to find a tall & narrow brown deer from Japan this week at Goodwill. You have a nice blog to visit.

  7. i love the deer planter! i've been know to buy things like that, cracks and all. i don't mind them!

  8. always come up with amazing finds and we thank you so much for sharing them with us : ) hugs...