3.26.2010

Thrifting Haul.

At a cost of $45, wet hair and chilled-to-the-bones body, and 2 glorious hours....my net gain was the following:




Let's take a closer look at this loot, shall we?

Raise your hand if you know what will happen to the mirrors?  Ding Ding Ding!  Paint, glaze, hang in collage, repeat.

I found these fall/winter barn scenes completely gorgeous.  If you look closely, you'll see touches of my beloved robins egg blue....which will of course direct the painting of the frames.

I think I'll do a two toned aged effect on them, and save them for cold season decorating.  This is the other side of the barn I believe.  Looks like the wilds of my home state of Indiana.


Check out the glorious glass...even though I'm not normally crazy for hearts, give me hobnail hearts on a pale green hurricane lamp any ding dang day.  Come on now.

Don't I know it.  See that date?  I think it might be a repro due to markings on the bottom, but shhhhhhhhhh.  Don't tell. 

Couldn't pass by the two wee oil lamps.  And I totally dig that pale greeny-blue vase.  Aren't her shapely curves amazing?


Now see, you must understand that each time I enter a thrift shop, heart puttering and hands sweating, I always look for white pitchers.  Always.  I heart them.  My house is becoming not only a bird sanctuary, but a white pitcher museum.  Ask me if I care.


How could I pass up this little white diddy?  I mean truly, couldn't you just eat it up, scalloped edges and all?

And yes, another retro birdie print.  How could I resist?  The frame will be dressed in you-know-what.  Have you ever?

So there ya have it.  Pretty good take home, eh?


43 comments:

Melanie said...

Those pitchers are great!

Claudia said...

Love everything - but the birdie print...gorgeous! That frame is fabulous, too.

xo
Claudia

ann marie said...

I love the print of the robins, but I'm a pushover when it comes to pitchers-preferably milkglass, but anything white will work. Great stash!

Lou Cinda said...

Girl, you did sooooo good!! I love it all! And I heart white pitchers too!! Great stuff!!

Have a great weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Victoria said...

Wow, that was a goldmine of a trip! I just love the little bird print!!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love everything. But I swooned on the pic of the white pitchers -- gorgeous finds!! Show us your whole collection some time!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

You got some great loot! I want to jump in the car right NOW and go thrifting! That's what happens when I see other people get such good stuff... But, I have a garage to finish cleaning. woe is me...
Planning a thrifting field trip on Monday with some bloggy friends, so I'll have to wait till then.
have a great weekend!
gail

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You found amazing things. I love the pictures and oil lamps and the pitchers are just stunning. I would have taken all of those in a heartbeat. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

You did great- done us all proud. I find myself buying white pitchers and cake stands. When did this happen - I can't tell you but it is a sickness I say.
tammy

vintage frenchhen said...

WOW! What a steal....I love the white pitcher, and tiny oil lamps. Great job! Marcia

Suzanne said...

What a haul. The collection of pitchers speaks to me!

The White Farmhouse said...

Love the pictures and pitchers. If I ever come to your house and after leaving you notice some "holes" in your collection, don't ask. I know nuhtink! I am going to do a post soon on our meeting place. Weather needs to be a little warmer though. There is a bit of walking involved.

kim said...

Love your finds, but especially the white pitchers. You sure got a lot for little moula.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great finds! You did good. :)

Always Nesting said...

Score!!

Staci K. said...

Oh my goodness!! Great haul - you done good! :)

Bella said...

Hi Cindy, Great haul! The pitchers are gorgeous! Bella

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great pieces! Your thrifts are the queen of thrifts. I wouldn't find that many great pieces at ours in one year, let alone 2 hours.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I love those pitchers! What amazing finds! Lucky you!!!

Kate said...

Wow girl you scored big!!! Woo Hoo way to go Cindy. I personally love all of the whites!!! have a terrific weekend.

MUAH love ya
Kate

Petite moi said...

Pitchers and oil lamps are my favorites, you have been so lucky to have found these! Lovelovelove them...and so cheap! I have been on the hunt for such oil lamps but over here I would probably give the equivalent of about 60$ for only one used oil lamp...Ugh, right! Or I'd have to hunt some old ladies down to get them for free, but I'm not sure that it would be my style of dealing with the situation, hahahaha
I am happy for you though, and I can't wait to see what you do with them :D:D:D
Hugs, Erika

fairmaiden said...

You did good...greAt finds!!! Lovin' those oil lamps.

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Love those white pitchers - I would have bought them as well! I'm a sucker for any kind of white dishes :)

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I love the white stoneware you found.

Your blog is looking very pretty BTW. Have a great weekend!

Becky said...

I sure say you had a successful day! : )
I once had the same barn prints~
Luv the pitchers~ now you started something! I have been thrifting as well for the last 2 days!
I too am an Indiana girl~ and there is good stuff out there! : )

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home said...

i just love a good thrifting haul, thanks for sharing. I can't believe you found all of those beautiful white pieces in one haul. way to go!

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

"...give me hobnail hearts on a pale green hurricane lamp any ding dang day. Come on now."

"...My house is becoming not only a bird sanctuary, but a white pitcher museum. Ask me if I care."

Cindy you make me Laugh Out Loud!

Thanks, please keep on bloggin'

Patty said...

That green hurricane lamp is such an amazing find! You have a good eye ;)

alissa said...

Wow - that's a lot of stuff for $45! I love the white pitchers.

My Grama's Soul said...

Love the pitchers. You made a great haul.

Jo

Sami said...

Very nice haul. Love the prints and pitchers.

fairfieldhouse said...

Hello my name is Deborah and I'm a white ironstone-a-holic.

Great finds! I used to sell that pale green heart hobnail hurricane lamp (as well as a pale pink one) with a shade and get $75 for them.

Meet Virginia said...

Cindy! Holy Cow! You made a haul girl! I am in love with all the fun stuff you got, I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Don't forget to check out my awesome GIVEAWAY :)

~Morgan

Meet Virginia Crafts
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*Ulrike* said...

So many goodies, you did make quite a haul!!

Tina said...

Wow Cindy, what a fabulous haul of gorgeous treasure!! I love your white pitchers:) Enjoy your new lovelies and have a fabulous weekend ~ Tina x

Katie said...

Those pitchers are gorgeous!!!!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Good loot! I'm a sucker for white pitchers too, but so far my "collection" only contains three!

Anne Marie said...

well, I would certainly say that was a good day! to think we can still get great prices on stuff here and there!!

have a great weekend!
anne marie

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love your finds! Especially the white bits.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

~ Regan said...

*sniff* don't show me anymore!! ;) I can't take it! I am just dying to go thrifting with you!!! ;)
Oh, you know I love those pitchers, and I have a slight obsession with glassware.... You really hit the jackpot!

Barbara said...

absolutley wonderful finds.....lucky you.

Barbara

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I need to go shopping with you! I love those white pitchers. I just found my first one and was thrilled.

TracyMB said...

Wow, what a fabulous day! LOVE love that robin print/frame. :)

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