Sunday, February 21, 2010

Somewhat Recent Finds

First, I want to say thank you for the birthday wishes! We went out to eat at Outback Steakhouse with his parents. Yay for steak! And of course, his mom told the waitress that it was our birthday, so we got that wonderful song and some free ice cream.

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few recent finds! It's hardly ever too cold here to hold a yardsale, so there isnt really much of an off-season. If anything, winter is more yardsale season than summer. Florida summers can be unbearable! This is a mixture of yard sale & thrift store finds.



These birds are pretty ugly in gold (at least I think so!)


But much better painted white for Morgan's party!



Another insulator for my collection.


You can't go wrong with Pyrex! I have a larger bowl of this pattern on my shelf at work.



And I LOVE this one!


This little owl was too cute to pass up.




I love these old cutters, and I didnt have a circle one, so yay for useful finds!




I always see all of you posting your amazing vintage Christmas finds, and I never seem to find any! Well, I finally did, at a charity yardsale at my kids' school. The teenage daughter of Blake's 1st grade teacher was critically injured in an apartment fire in NYC. She was burned very badly trying to rescue her cousin, who sadly, died in the fire.



I also found this at the same sale. It's vintage! And says Kromex on the bottom. I am debating painting it white, I'm not sure though. I found another piece from Kromex awhile back.



I kind of like the shiny chrome color, but there are a few spots like this...




And the little ball looks like this...


So, what do you think? Paint, or no paint? I plan on using this at Morgie's party, too.
Im linking this up to the new season of Today's Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality!

18 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE the elves! I have one from when I was little, he's one of my favorites to hang for Christmas.

The birds look great in white!

Looking forward to yardsales! BUT 6-8 inches of snow are coming tomorrow so I guess spring is a bit off yet.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful finds! And those birds look great. I'm sorry to hear about the fire. :(

I'm looking forward to Shara's Egg swap, looks like we're both in!

xoxoxo

Carrie said...

ohhhhh, I love these finds! Especially those adorable elves. They are totally amazing. Great stuff! ;-)

Anny said...

Can you just replace the ball?

I wish it were yardsale season here, we still have snow on the ground :(

Cheryl said...

Eh gawds... I say, when it doudt-- paint it out! You could try some steel wool on that silver to see if it would knock some of those bumps off.. Then paint it lol
~Cheryl

Jamie said...

Great finds! I love how the birdies look painted white! I love your tiered tray too. I always paint stuff so I guess I'm gonna vote: Paint it!

Darla said...

Some great finds here and the birds look so much better white!

Gordostyle said...

Ooooohhh... I love everything you found! Great junkin'! :o) As for the silver piece... it's no wonder you can't decide... I can't either. I was just going to suggest using some silver cleaner if you're going to keep it silver. Or toothpaste sometimes works too. :o) Good luck... and happy late birthday!

Hattie said...

I would paint it, because I love to paint everything :-)

Your pyrex bowls are so fun!

Sarah and Jack said...

Wendy, Jack chose you as the Valentine winner. Can you email me your address?

Linda said...

Love your cute little birdies in WHITE! I also love those vintage christmas ornaments...they are soooo stinkin cute. Hope you have a great week:)

Blessings,
Linda

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The birdies look so much better in white and I'm uber jealous over the knee hugger elves - I've recently started collecting them too and think they're adorable.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! I think the birds are WAY better in white, and I can't get over those cute little elves. :) I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. Hope you'll stop by. :)

Merrie said...

You found a ton of great stuff! The birds look great white.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great finds! I love the little owl! Hard to say about the tiered tray...I like the chrome, but I can see it in white too...I'm no help.

Laura said...

I know the majority say paint, but I kinda love the chrome...

I also think the little elves are too cute! Great finds!

Marla said...

Some cool stuff you found. My favorite is the cookie cutter and the pyrex. Blessings Marla

Brittany said...

i collect pyrex too! and i love the birds.

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