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August 23, 2016

Thrill of the Hunt #34


Yes, it's that time again. Time for Thrill of the Hunt #34 - where I share my latest thrifty finds. This time it's ironstone, glass and wall decals. Yes, wall decals. Some vintage, some not so vintage. Either way I hope you'll stick around and see what thrifty finds I've got for you this week.


Vintage ironstone takes center stage in the form of a vintage ironstone platter with scalloped edges. I picked it up at Salvation Army for $2.06.


I love the detail on this.




"O P Co. Syracuse China" indicates that the platter was made by Onandanga Pottery in Syracuse, New York. O.P. Co. made restaurantware, hotel china and railroad china. I've always thought that riding the railroad in the "olden days" must have been pretty romantic. Dining cars actually provided restaurant-worthy food along with waiters and china! Maybe this platter was used on just such a dining car many years ago.

After researching the makers mark the best I can tell is that the platter was made somewhere between 1897 and 1926.


Here it is with my thrift store vintage ironstone pitcher.


I LOVE hand blown glass pitchers. One of my favorites, unfortunately, went the way of broken glass on the kitchen floor recently. My fault. I was loving using it for pink lemonade,as you can see in my DIY Vintage Bar Cart Transformation. Sad to see it go, I was quite happy to find this similar replacement glass pitcher at Goodwill for $1.99. It's a bit sturdier than the other one so hopefully it will stand the test of time.




 
I was happy to find this cocktail glass at Goodwill for 99 cents. It's probably not vintage since it features Daiquiris, Margaritas and Long Island Iced Teas as three of the drink recipes, but I like the retro look anyway. It will go nicely with my vintage barware collection.




Now for a more contemporary find. We all love the Clearance aisle at Target, don't we? I mean, who wouldn't? Although I have to say that what used to be "Clearance" prices have gone up considerably in my book. All the more reason to love finding Target clearance items at Goodwill for a fraction of even the Clearance cost!


Target always has a lot of wall decals for sale. I don't always like what they have, but this was too good to pass up.
 

It's a three foot by one foot arrow decal. Cost me all of 99 cents. While I'm not in love with the polka dots on it, I know I can use it at a minimum as a template for making other arrows. Lord knows I could have used it when I was making my DIY farmhouse sign.  

Well that's it for this week!
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August 18, 2016

Vintage Charm Party #44

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Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #44 

Thanks to all who linked up last week. And if you're new here, welcome! We appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and party with us. We're in constant awe of your creativity and talent! And once again we can’t wait to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share with us today. 

August 16, 2016

Thrill of the Hunt #33

thrill of the hunt #33

Yes, it's that time again. Time for Thrill of the Hunt #33 - where I share my latest thrifty finds. This time it's ironstone, stainless steel, collector plates and tins. Some vintage, some not so vintage. Either way I hope you'll stick around and see what thrifty finds I've got for you this week.  

August 11, 2016

Vintage Charm Party #43

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Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #43 

Thanks to all who linked up last week. And if you're new here, welcome! We appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and party with us. We're in constant awe of your creativity and talent! And once again we can’t wait to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share with us today. 

August 8, 2016

How To Age Terra Cotta Pots In 5 Minutes Or Less

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I've always loved the look of age-old, time-worn terra cotta pots. But for them to achieve that look naturally, you need to keep them outside for a very long time and let nature take its course. Patience is not my strong suit, so I looked for a quick way to do it myself.

August 4, 2016

Vintage Charm Party #42 and July Feature of the Month

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Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #42 
and July Feature of the Month!

Thanks to all who linked up last week. And if you're new here, welcome! We appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and party with us. We're in constant awe of your creativity and talent! And once again we can’t wait to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share with us today. 
But first, let's find out what lucky blog post 
was chosen as Vintage Charm's 
July Feature of the Month! 

August 3, 2016

Top 5 Things to Buy at Thrift Stores


Are you a thrift store junkie? Does your heart beat faster at the mere mention of a flea market or estate sale? Then this list is for you. Come along with me and find out what I consider to be my "Top 5 Things to Buy at Thrift Stores". (And some translate into top buys at those flea markets and estate sales as well.)

July 28, 2016

Vintage Charm #41

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Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #41 

Thanks to all who linked up last week. And if you're new here, welcome! We appreciate each and every one of you who continue to come back and party with us. We're in constant awe of your creativity and talent! And once again we can’t wait to see what vintage goodies, finds and projects you all have to share with us today. 

July 25, 2016

DIY Rustic Twig Vase

DIY twig vase


Hello and welcome back! I know today's DIY project has somewhat of an autumn feel to it, but I was recently inspired to create it so I thought I'd share. I'm happy to report that my simple DIY rustic twig vase is both inexpensive and easy to put together in no time. So let's get started shall we?

July 22, 2016

DIY Farmhouse Sign From Roadside Rescue


Yes, you read that right. DIY farmhouse sign from roadside rescue. I've never seen a farmhouse sign I didn't like, so you know how happy I was to find a roadside rescue right down the street from my house that I KNEW would be just perfect for some DIY farmhouse magic. I was equally happy to have a wonderful husband who, despite thinking I'm crazy for wanting to pick through other people's trash, still loves me and was willing to go back with our van and pick this beauty up.

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