Thursday, July 24, 2008

Show And Tell Friday!


Since I couldn't get my photos posted of what I was going to use for Show and Tell this Friday, I will use the post below to show you some of the great "treasures" I found last weekend. For more show and tell head over to http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ and join the fun!


Last Friday Yngwie and I went to a local estate sale in search of what they advertised as "vintage guitars'. When we got there, there was only one guitar and it was beyond vintage. It was just junk. After glancing around downstairs, I determined there was nothing I wanted and we started to leave. As we stepped in the hall I noticed some stairs and asked if anything was up there and the lady said "oh yes, lots" and boy was she right! Every room upstairs was filled with dishes, pictures, linens, old advertising signs, etc.. I bought a couple of items on Friday This gravy boat and creamer I loved as they are blue and white the colors in my kitchen! Then I noticed a sign that said everything would be half off on Sunday! So I waited until Sunday and went back. Some of the things I wanted had already been sold, but I was able to get a few things.

Isn't this little bird pitcher adorable? He cost $1.00
I guess I was in a pitcher buying mood, because I got this one as well for $2.00. I have a bowl that matches this already.
I got his pretty platter to give to my sister for Christmas. Our rule this Christmas is that it must be thrifted or homemade! So if I fill this with cookies, I have satisfied both rules! I paid $2.00 for this. I also got these two pottery shoes for .50 each and the When you Entertain book for $1.00.

I also got a couple of other things that I will share later on.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Linda

20 comments:

Mam said...

You did good, girl! Those little shoes look familiar to me. Not sure why, but I think I've seen them with qtips sticking out of them. Maybe my mother had one for the babies. (She had 3, right in a row, starting when I was9-years-old.
Hey, I'm surprised you didn't get any of the old advertising signs.
Nancy

Hootin' Anni said...

I swear...yes, I swear I am soooooo jealous of you ladies being able to find and go to these estate sales. Around here, they're few and very FAR between. Then, when they are to be attended, there isn't much to be seen/bought.

What treasures you found.

Thanks for stopping by my show n tell today. Have a great weekend.

A Hint of Home said...

Sorry you missed out on some of the things you wanted, but you still got some great things at super prices.

Melissa Wertz said...

I love blue & white, my kitchen is as well. Makes a very cheerful kitchen! And guess what, it does not match flow with the rest of the rooms in the house! LOL! But it is bright and cheerful.

I love your find. And they are great find!

Barbara H. said...

What neat finds! I'd love to look through a book like that.

Sandra said...

I have to agree with hootin' anni, I'm so jealous of you ladies going to estate sales...you find such beautiful treasures :)

ceekay said...

Ooh, you were brave to wait. That usually means it will be gone for me. You got some great finds.

Kathy said...

What great finds! Love the little bird pitcher.
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

Charity said...

I love thrift store/estate sale shopping! What wonderful finds! :)

Betty said...

You got some really neat things at a great bargain. Thanks for sharing those with us today.

Carrie said...

You found some good buys. By the way, I have the same little book...When You Entertain.

PEA said...

Don't you just love finding such treasures in thrift shops?!! I could spend my whole day going from shop to shop! lol You really did find some wonderful stuff and the price was right:-) xoxo

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What a bargain hunter you are! Waiting until things were half off sounds like something I would do :). I love them all but the blue and white are my favorites!

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I wish I could have been with your at that sale!! Lots of neat goodies, love the blue and white!

Katherine

Lisa Ann said...

Those are some great finds. I never have much luck at sales.

Patty H. said...

Oooh! I love'em!
You did good in your waiting.
I have the purse pattern you show in the post below. I bought it and made one for may daughter, but I sewed the bottom up wrong somehow and the handle ran front to back. She used it anyway.
Blessings
Patty H.

Kelli said...

That was a great sale, Linda! My mom used to have several of those shoes...I wonder if she still does. The blue and white dishes for your kitchen are so pretty and that book looks like it would be a fun read. Have a wonderful weekend!
~Kelli

Eileen said...

You did fantastic on those items. I have sold/collected pottery for the last 10 years, and I recognize everything except for 1 of the items. Probably your best bargain was the platter for your sister. Most of those patterns date from the 1930's or early 40's and very desireable. The only thing I ever see at yard sales are baby clothes and broken toys!

Susie said...

Loved seeing all your finds! What a clever idea that your Christmas gift to your sister must be thrifted or homemade! I may adopt that one.
hugs

Nanna said...

what sweet treasures, we love to go antiquing , it's alwasy fun to find that just right treasure, the thing that catches your eye & you make B line toward it LOL