I freely admit, I love to thrift! I don't remember when I started thrifting, probably when my first daughter was born. Who wants to spend retail for something your little one will grow out of in 3-6 months! NOT ME!!
So now I have an etsy shop, which gives me a great reason to continue thrifting, that I love to find vintage for! Of course if I find somin, somin for myself that is just a bonus! Right?
So I've been invited by Thrift Collective to share a few of my findings with you....and I have a question about one of the items that maybe you readers can help me with. 'Kay? 'Kay!
First up for your viewing pleasure!
I'm thinking about keeping these two owls & painting them all white. I've seen a couple similarly posed owl on another website that were all white (bought that way) & really like them. I'd keep them for my living room if I do that!
Speaking of living room, here are my critters that reside there:
I bought this house shaped shadow box @ a yard sale for a buck! Then I started collecting thingies to go in it (naturally). I have chosen to stick to little animals. I have thrifted each of these critters for $1 or less. Some of my faves....
Found in consignment store, a pretty birdy from Mexico!
Hand painted on both sides...*sigh* so pretty!
I found this adorable chick sitting in a little nest @ GW. It was handmade in 1971 by "Barb". All flowery sweet, I had to take her home.
There's one more place I keep my little critters (besides my girlies in their room!) That is the kitchen/dining room. Here's a quick peek.....
These are some S&P shakers I've found over the last 2-8 weeks. I'm trying not to become a S&P set hoarder. They each have a reason tho' & I like them.
Oh, the birdies on the top plate have a story to tell here! them in a "new"to me junk store & had to bring the pretty things home! I think I smile each time I look @ them! Because of the fiasco when buying them, they will stay with me always....
How about this beautiful bee! How unique. It says patent pending on the bottom of it. It is an adorable honey pot. There is an opening there at the back of the wings that allows a honey comb dipper to poke out (kinda like a stinger). It didn't come with one so I'm on the look out for one!
Thank you so much for taking a look @ all my critters.....I'm sure I'll have more to share someday.
Here's my quick question: I bought this Pyrex piece the other day for $2. I don't know exactly what the purpose of it may be. I thought I'd be able to steep tea in it, and pour it out (see pour spout). Am I close? Is there a specific purpose for this pc. or is it for whatever needs pouring? Hmmmmm....
Happy Thrifting!! Jeanette