Sunday, June 7, 2015


I don't think I have seen anything this nice at a thrift store in a year, I have always been taken with this style of casserole, I love the design, I grabbed it quickly at Value Village - have you ever seen one like it?  It's stamped Japan on  the bottom!  I love it!!

Last week I went to a yard sale, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this head vase sitting there, even if she needed some eylelash repair, you can't tell.   She was also made in Japan, she still has the original sticker on the bottom - An Enterprise Original.   I have only ever seen these in antique stores and they're way too expensive for me.  I just want one, no collection is starting!!  

Yesterday I went to two yard sales, one had nothing, the other one I came home with this great assortment of vintage magazines, I just can't leave them behind!   I do cut some of them up though, for SMASHing and now, pocket letters!!   This whole pile cost me $2 - they're full of great old ads..

I thought I'd share a few ads from them, what's the chance I picked two Christmas editions!!  Oh, well...

These first three ads are from Better Homes and Gardens,  December 1950.

These next three are from Family Circle, December 1966

Oh, the good old days when towels came in laundry detergent!!!


  1. Great stuff!! That stack of magazines is fab! Love the old ads. You might know I have a few head vases. You rarely find them "in the wilds" these days.

  2. AnonymousJune 07, 2015

    Look at all of the cool things you found. Love that head vase and you're so right, they're expensive! I think one is good. Wish I had one.
    Be a swetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. It'll probably be the only one I have too - it sure was my lucky day!!!

  3. I always get excited about anything Made in Japan. I've never seen this design. And I remember when oats came with a pretty little glass cup inside but I don't remember the towels. Hugs, Diane

  4. Very cool goodies!

    The magazines are great, Mr.Ken would have
    cow if I brought home more magazines! Gotta
    love the old ads.

    M : )

  5. How fantastic that you found this vase!!!

    1. I was amazed too!! Happy to find it, Stacey!!

  6. Zentangle casserole dish before zentangles.
    Chris =]

  7. AnonymousJune 09, 2015

    Love the ads!

  8. That gumdrop tree is on my wish list! How wonderful to see an original ad for it.

    Have a great day, Jill!


  9. I remember the towels, they came in BREEZE detergent. I lived in California in those days. Also the gumdrop tree was something I always hoped to have, even though I didn't care much for gumdrops! Love these ads.