Sunday, August 5, 2012

Treasure Hunt Finds and A WINNER!!!

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   New thrift stores are the best! I love going out of town, and seeing what else I can discover. We went to Pamona yesterday to spend the day, and of course we took along our list of thrift stores. Most of them had nothing, but then we ran into a thrift store that was NOT on the list. I felt like I had scored. The store had just opened, and it was huge. I was so excited to get in and see what the aisles were full of.

The first thing I spotted was this cheerful apron. When I saw it priced at $1.99 I knew I had found a really good thrift store. I was so excited to continue looking around. 

Next I found these sweet home made fabric napkins. These cuties set me back a whole $0.25. I can't wait to use them. 

This little flower glass brought some lovely memories with it. Sweet family members of mine have a cabin in Big Bear, and we would all go up there for holidays or just for fun. One of the best things about the cabin is that it is chalk full of awesome vintage dishes and decorations. All of which are original from when the cabin was built. I just love going there because it feels like you steped back into time. This little glass below matches one that is in the cabin that I just loved using. When I spotted it on the shelf I had a flood of fun memories of breakfast with this little glass filled with orange juice. I was even more excited that the little glass was only $0.25. The funny thing is that the cabin only has one of these glasses too, so we match. 

I love scouring the book aisles. Normally when I find old books at thrift stores they are very expensive, but this little book did not have a price so I thought I would bring it to the front and see how much it would set me back. The young girl looked at it and said since it was a small hard backed book she would charge me $0.99. Of course I was more then excited to pay that. 

Signed by the author in 1892. I actually started reading this little volume, and it is really funny. I look forward to reading more about this mans Reveries. 

I took this picture so you could get an idea of how sweet and little this book is. 

Well that concludes my finds from my new favorite thrift store. Today I popped on over to the local swap meet. It was great fun, but boy was it warm out at 102 degrees I was pretty sweaty after my adventure. So worth the it though because I had a great time. 

After going through countless aisles I finally spied a booth with vintage treasures, and I got to visit with the booth owner for a little. She acquired all of her vintage stock from a lady she worked for. The older lady wanted to minimize her possessions and told her that she could have it all. She had beautiful linens and fun dishes. It was so great to visit with this lady. She was even kind enough to bring out stock she did not put out because as she put it "I want to show you this as someone who appreciates vintage." I was honored to see her hidden wares. 

She sold me this little orang wallet for $1.00. It smells like the owner. I don't know why but I love that vintage smell. 

She was kind enough to just give me these vintage salt and pepper shakers. They are so sweet and cheerful. I thanked her profusely for sharing with me. I did buy a few other treasures, but they are gifts so I can't share them on this little blog.

Bought this book for $1.00, and I bought it because it looked like a fun read and the price was right. The gentlemen I bought the book from said that I was buying a welsh book from a welsh man. He shared some other things and it was so nice to visit with such a nice older man. 

I love the "From the Library of" sticker from the previous owner. 

And now the moment you have been waiting for. THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY!!!

The winner is lucky commenter #4.

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Congratulations to Charlotte from Charlottes Web. I will be contacting you today to get your mailing info :)

I do hope you all had a wonderfully thrifty week!


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  1. I love the stories that go along with the treasure!
    That is a sweet wallet.
    Congrat's to the winner!

  2. I am drooling over this haul!!! LOVE that book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love all your sweet treasures!! The book is really neat! Have a great week! xo Heather

  4. Congrats to the winner! I love your fun finds this week. The little glass is adorable and I think it is a swanky swig. Anyway great finds and that book is very sweet. Hugs, Linda

  5. Love the wallet and S&P shakers!
    Congratulations to the winner! I <3 her blog!
    Have a wonderful week! :)

  6. Enjoyed seeing your wonderful finds. That book is incredible. I also have a special attachment to the tulip glass. I have a set of those that were my grandmother's. Jelly jars, I believe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. You made some wonderful scores. Congratulations!

  8. Wonderful little treasures. Love the little book. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMFPTY. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. I THOUGHT I remembered that your book was also made into a movie. Here's what I found about it:

    How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama film directed by John Ford. The film, based on the 1939 Richard Llewellyn novel, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and written by Philip Dunne. The film stars Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and Roddy McDowall. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards,[1] winning five and beating out for Best Picture such classics as Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Suspicion and Sergeant York.

    Thank you google and wiki


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