Recent thrifting finds:
Cute little vintage baby scale. Won’t it look cute filled with pillows made from an old quilt? (***Note to self: Don’t forget to SEW aforementioned pillows!)
I’ve got a good amount of rusty white furniture pieces and accessories for the fall show. I usually save the white stuff for spring; but I’m really liking the rusty stuff blended with fall for a shabby chic cottage feel.
Christmas card holder for the holidays and magazine or desk rack for the year.
I’m always on the hunt for stuff for the next crafting and decorating season. I keep a big box on the shelf in my craft room marked ‘Valentine’ and just toss stuff like this that I find throughout the year into the box. More fun than Christmas when the time comes to dig into the box and start PLAYING with all the cool stuff I’ve collected over the year! (perfect remedy for that case of cabin fever I get in January!) BUT, I only buy the ‘off season’ stuff when it’s REALLY, really cheap. You don’t want to tie up all your ‘funds’ in supplies that you won’t use for quite some time. BUT, in the long run, if you buy it while it’s crazy cheap, you can really save a lot on supplies!
Finials are always popular. LOVE that toille border! No idea what I’ll do with it! That little wood doll size bench is the perfect size to hold post cards in my booth at Stars. Vintage bird perfume bottle is a sweet collectible.
Always on the look out for Eiffel Tower and Paris stuff too. Usually ‘save it up’ until I have enough to create a whole vignette before I put it out for sale. Even though it WOULD sell regardless of when or how I displayed it; I enjoy the ‘process’ of creating little niches and vignettes.
Cherub vases are something I always buy too. They aren’t always this ‘satin white’ color that I want. Sometimes ivory or gold or silver . . . doesn’t matter WHAT color they are when I buy them. I can always spray paint them to match! I have NO IDEA what that little kitty on the left is. I grabbed it thinking I’d found a string dispenser.
Alas, I really should have taken the time to put on my reading glasses and look more closely! It says BENIHANA on the back!!! Obviously NOT a string dispenser; but WHAT??? I’ve never been to Benihana. Anyone know what this is??? A tea pot or sake server???
White sugar bowls, creamers, gravy boats and pitchers are basic ‘must haves’ and I always keep them well stocked at Stars. The rusty white tea light lantern will probably get decorated for Christmas. (with REMOVABLE decorations of course! I always try to allow for MULTIPLE uses of items. Not permanently attaching seasonal adornments is an easy way to keep an item ‘current’ for different seasons)
I have a soft spot for these vintage ceramic baby shoes. Is this the COOLEST heavy glass shoe shaped bottle EVER???? I’m at a loss for what to do with it though. Just may be one of those things I just sell ‘as is’.
Old bottles and cloches are consistently good sellers. That vase in the middle will be turned upside down and get a knob added to turn it into a cloche too.
Vintage pedestal cake plates.
Ceramic urn, which may well be the future ‘home’ for some LIVE moss balls I am going to try to create. The big pillar candle holder reminded me of a crown; which I’ve added to my new crown collection.
What fun stuff have YOU found lately??