Sunday, May 05, 2013

Easing into summer thrifting.


As I'm getting into the swing of spring yard sales, estate sales and church sales I'm finding many items, which means that I can take my time and ease into summer thrifting and treasure hunting. I have been so busy that I sometimes forget what I've taken pictures of and what I have not. The Napco smiley face planter is on it's second photo session. This could also be a senior moment on my part, but it just tickles my fancy. The dainty floral juice pitcher and glasses were made in Japan by a company called Lego. They are simple but refreshing. I especially love the green and black floral pie plate also made in Japan.
 
 
Once again a second photo session for the cotton nautical themed napkins from India. I would have taken new pictures but these items are packaged and stored and have been listed on my stores. I didn't really want to get them undone and retake pictures.
In this group I found an old rusted lamp shade frame that is listed as a craft item, a clear glass Pyrex grab-it bowl and two bright orange and yellow rooster towels. Lately I have been finding many bright and lively kitchen towels.
 
 
At a community garage sale I found this apple shaped lazy Susan that I couldn't resist. It is so vintage and can you see the fresh vegetables and dip in it on that lazy afternoon lounging?
 
 
I found some Pyrex covers to go with some of my bowls, a vintage Pyrex tea pot, a pair of red salt and pepper shakers in the shape of a coffee pots made in Japan, and a 1920's Pyrex 205 mini pie plate that is 4 7/8 inches in diameter. Quite cute actually.
 
 
I found two sets of vintage fondue forks. One set is Oneida stainless steel. The owl is a votive candle holder. The vintage 11.5 inch doll pattern from 1972 was complete with just minimal wear. It includes everything including panties and a wedding dress, but not a Tuxedo. I found a Georges Briard bird print plate and my favorite find was the strawberry shortcake picnic basket tin which is in almost pristine condition from 1980.
 


These bright colored over sized linen and cotton kitchen towels are from Romania.
 
 
This was already a wonderful treasure hunt, but it was made even better with the Vera Neumann scarfs.
 
 
I wouldn't be who I am without looking at the linens and fabric. This week I found sheets, pillow cases curtains, yard goods and a table cloth. All of the items featured in this blog have been prepped and listed on my on line stores: butterflyplace.etsy.com and butterflyplace.storenvy.com.
 
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8 comments:

Steph said...

What nice and colorful finds. Love the kitchen towels. Greetings from Germany!

Sew Inspired said...

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Elaine

Van said...

I love all the towels and scarves. That's exactly what I'm on the prowl for.

thismumrocks said...

Like the tea towels... Will they be decorative or see active dish duty in the kitchen?

Jill said...

It was your lucky day to find those beautiful Vera's!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love everything nautical! What cute napkins! Great finds and FUN, too!

ThrifterSisters said...

Love the rooster towels.

I always check out the linens every time I am at a sale or a thrift. You never know what kind of vintage goodness may be hiding.

Erica

Andrea Millard said...

Hi! I love the aqua lazy susan you posted... I have a weakness for aqua!

I found you through the Serendipity and Spice Monday linky party - so nice to meet you!

Andrea @ Cloud Nine Chic
http://www.cloudninechic.blogspot.com