Treasure Hunting 17


It’s been awhile since my last Treasure Hunting post, but I’ve been thrifting and yard sale-ing again (yeay for warmer weather) so I’ve got some goodies to show you today!  Some of these items I’ll keep, some I’ll update, and some I’ll resell.  Let’s get this party started…

I sprung and bought these antique windows from the store where I have my booth.  I love them!  They are staying with me – I just have to figure out where to put them.  Haha…

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

This big fancy frame was too gorgeous to pass up (also from the antique store).  I don’t really love the bright gold but I can’t decide what else to do with it…. any ideas?

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

I’ve hit the frame jackpot lately, guys!  The big ones below will be painted and sold.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

And the ones below will be turned into art like THIS upcycle I did last fall.  (They were priced $2 each but the lady said I could take all 4 for $5!)

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

And don’t hate me, but I got the two pieces below for a combined total of $12….. the balloon poster is going up in the boys’ playroom.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

These chairs were $5 each.  They’ll look so much better with new paint and fabric!  I’ll probably sell them at the vintage market I’m doing next month.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

I have a slight vintage camera obsession (you can see some of my collection HERE) so I had to get this Kodak Duaflex III – I just need to find a bulb and make it look pretty.  🙂  And how cute are those fairy tale books?

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

I also collect vintage turquoise glass, and this beauty on the right is my newest piece.  <3

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

Next up is this giant Ball Perfect Mason Jar and cute vintage juice decanter.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

I’m starting to realize that I collect a lot of different things… fueled only by my crazy thrifting habits.  Hmmmm.  Anyway, here’s a very cool little guy I’m adding to my owl collection.  His head opens up to a compartment inside, and when I showed it to my 6-year-old he immediately asked if there were other smaller owls inside.  I was like, how the heck does he know what nesting dolls are?  #impressed

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

This metal piece has an interesting story… the older lady who sold it to me told me that people used to put their bread in this.  For real?  I told her it looked like a letter holder to me.  Do you know what this really is?  I’d love to know.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

Lastly, I scored a couple of old sewing cabinet drawers.

Treasure Hunting: Girl in the Garage

What do you guys think of my treasures?  Have you found any awesome pieces while thrifting lately?  I’d love to know!

Jen


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6 Comments on Treasure Hunting 17

  1. Just Justin
    April 15, 2016 at 9:13 am (11 months ago)

    WOW!!!! What a haul! I really like the turquoise glass and the hot-air balloon poster. 🙂

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  2. Coreen
    April 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow great stuff lucky you

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  3. Cherie
    April 15, 2016 at 1:49 pm (11 months ago)

    Yes, the “letter holder” looking item was used years ago to hold toast!! That’s how it was carried to the table. A lot of wonderful finds !!

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  4. Cindy
    April 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm (11 months ago)

    Could it be a cloth napkin holder?

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  5. Bonnie Schulte
    April 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm (11 months ago)

    had to laugh when I saw the vintage orange juice decanter. I’ve had one for years, and I still am using it, but then again, most of my “stuff” is vintage, just like I am. Guess I didn’t throw everything away, when we moved several times in the last 52 years. I told my youngest son, I love antiques, even if just to look at them, He responded ” then why not just look in the mirror.” And then he laughed like crazy. Kids..even if he is 40 years old.. Anyway, loved your post…bonnie in Wisconsin

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  6. Joanna
    April 16, 2016 at 9:30 am (11 months ago)

    I think the best old lady was right and that that’s a toast rack.
    It’ll work well as a letter holder though. ?

    Reply

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