Saturday, September 24, 2011

Treasure Hunt Finds

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   Hope you all had a lovely day! Today started out with gloomy weather, which to me was a perfect way to start out Saturday Garage sales. I had the perfect weather but the garage sales were absolute duds. Not one thing was purchased. After a lovely visit at church with some ladies I was able to go back out with Mr Joyful thrifter to try and remedy our morning of garage sales. WE SUCCEEDED!!! I finally found some treasures.

My Aunts neighborhood was having a garage sale, and she told us to stop by if we had some time. Glad we did because I found these lovely vintage spice jars. I paid $1.00 each, which I knew was a great deal because I have seen these go for atleast $5.00-$8.00 a piece on ebay.



When I saw this bear I instantly picked him up and thought he was the cutest thing ever. I squealed with excitement and showed my husband all of his fun details. I put him down and continued looking at the other items at the sale. I decided to only purchase the above spice jars and head out. As I was paying for the spice jars the lady told me that she would love it if I would take the bear. I gladly accepted, and I am so glad I get to give him a new home. Oh! the tag says his name is "Bearlock Holmes," It just gets cuter. 


I bought these sweet brooches for $0.50 each. The lady who sold them to was quite the character and wanted me to buy all sorts of things "because you know since the depression things have been hard." I didn't quite know what to do with her so I gave her my dollar and quickly walked away overjoyed with the sweet pins I bought from her. 


All of the following items were purchased for $2.00. The man who sold them to me was such a sweet heart and gave me a fantastic deal. Some other people who were asking for pricing got crazy prices, but he was so kind to me and gave me all of these goodies for so little money. 

I have seen so many ladies collecting vintage powder cases, and when I saw this one and I had to get it. Not sure where I am going to put it, but a fun vintage display in the bathroom might be sweet. 



These lovelies are done with such care and detail. I can't wait to display them. 


Super fun scarf. 


I love doilies and fun fabric. I thought this one combined both.






Look at the details inside these pattern books!



I hope you all had a thrifty weekend, and found lots of treasures.

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

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32 comments:

  1. $1 for those spice jars is a total steal! Doesn't your heart skip a beat when you see prices like that?!

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  2. i love those spice jars! what a great deal you got on them! i've seen whole sets in antique stores for over 100 bucks!

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  3. Oh my - those gorgeous brooches were a total steal! You must have been thrilled!

    Jem xXx

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  4. You did well, the brooches are devine and those fabrics are marvelous.

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  5. Love the brooches and the pattern book illustrations are lovely. x

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  6. Lots and lots of lovely treasure - I really love those brooches - I am a fiend for a good brooch!

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  7. You got some great bargains, I love the brooches and I really, really love the pattern books.

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  8. Wow! Love the spice jars and the brooches are just fab! I think my mum had a similar one in the late 60s. Awesome goodies!

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  9. I love those broochs I so want to find some like that. That bear is pretty darn sweet.

    E :)

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  10. I would say you got a fantastic deal on those spice jars! The bear is so cute! Lots of other great finds for you also!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. oh yes the brooches are so lovely.

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  12. Hello Joyful treasure hunter! You sure can meet some of the most interesting people at garage sales- which is why I don't go too often! Ha! My "favorite" ones are the ones that follow you around and say, "That's a ball. That's a book case" As if I can't see! :)

    You certainly were rewarded for your treasure hunting! Vintage galore! i've seen those spice jars around and just love them. they sort of remind me of milk bottles.

    Wow, that's a lot of parties you link up too. I'll have to check some of them out. Thanks! ♥

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  13. Wow, lots of fun finds! I love those little milk glass jars! Great price. Thanks you for joining TTF and have a wonderful day!

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  14. Oh my the brooches and the compact are to die for! Love all your finds, what a great haul :o) Scarlett x

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  15. I'm your newest Follower visiting from SomethingCreatedEveryday.blogspot.com
    I love the spice jars that you found. So many lovely sales up your way. I'm down in OC. Fun to see what you found.

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  16. I like the variety of treasures you found. The spice bottles are super, as are the sweet little brooches. The embroidered linens are quite a nice find, too. Thanks for sharing your finds!

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  17. Wooo, you did well! Some great bargains, lovely brooches and I just love the illustrations in those pattern books - gorgeous!

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  18. I love those pins, the colours are perfect, what a funny old dear that sold them to you.

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  19. Wow...great bargains all around! Love the brooches especially.

    Found you at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and am following now.
    Enjoy the week!

    Jan

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  20. Wow! What great finds. I absolutely love those vintage spice jars. The ideas are just turning on what you could use them for.

    Thanks so much for linking up to our first ever Thrift link up at Cap Creations.

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  21. LOL -- that is so funny about that lady and her comment! Well the pins are probably one of my favorites of your finds! Also adore that little compact -- you're right -- would look so cute in the bathroom!

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  22. Great finds! I have a couple of those spice jars. Would love to find a set. $1 each is great price. The bear is so cute. I think that the little lady was just lonely and needed to talk to someone. Ha-ha, looks like it was your lucky day. Now following you.

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  23. Thanks for sharing again at Restyled Sundays.
    You always seem to find such great deals. I wish I could go shopping with you and find cute bears like Bearlock Holmes.

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  24. Fun finds...love those pins :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  25. Loving those jars!! It's always so much fun to go looking for treasure isn't it??? I LOVE IT!!
    The thrill of the hunt and all...
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!! I'm so glad you did, because I'm now a follower of your blog! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!
    Blessings, Doni

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  26. Very nice retro finds this week! Thanx for coming to the party and see ya next week!:)

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  27. It definitely paid you not to give up and keep pursuing sales. You found some very neat vintage things. I have seen the spice jars in antique malls and they are rather pricey.

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  28. Hello, we will be sharing your spice jars over at Cap Creations on Friday! Thanks for linking up!

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  29. You definitely had a very good time thrifting. It is funny the types of characters you meet.

    I am coveting your bear!

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  30. Crazy about those spice jars! Those will definitely look great in your kitchen! Thanks for linking up!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  31. Hi there! From the Pyrex Collective - I have a few Shenandoah pieces but probably not the ones you're looking for? I have a mint 473, a near mint 402 and a 443.

    If you need any of those let me know!

    Cheers,
    Heather @ Lark & Lola

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  32. Planning a real treasure hunting experience for the entire family is simple to do and will create memories that will last a lifetime. Getting your kids outside and active while engaging their minds and imaginations can be fun and exciting for Mom and Dad, too. With a little planning and a bit of imagination, treasure games can bring families closer together and will provide hours of fun and exciting entertainment.

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