Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekly Treasures

Estate sales were a huge disappointment this weekend.  I went to five, and didn't buy a single thing.  I saw a lot of teddy bear collections, overstuffed furniture, and floral/lace.  The promising mid century items all had condition issues, and I'm being really picky nowadays, so that was a bummer.  

On the plus side it gave me some time to clean up and photograph some fun things that have been piling up in the last few weeks.  Without further ado, here they are: 

Gold plated shamrock paperweight:

I paid more for this one item than all the rest of the items in this post combined!  
I just thought it was really pretty. 

These cigar boxes were only 50 cents each:

They are not vintage, but they will be great for crafts.  

 Again, something for only 50 cents! A metal basket:

I'll probably spray paint this and put a plant in it. 

 I can't get enough of bird art.  This goldfinch is from the late 60s:

More birds:
There's really no way to tell if these hooks are vintage.  
Oh well, that means I get to keep them instead of putting them in the shop! 

Finally, some Pyrex for my booth: 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the vintage journey with me!  I love hearing your comments, and word verification is off, because you deserve better :) 

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  1. Agree that the clover is really pretty. Nice finds.

  2. Great finds, Marium! The bird art is my favorite!

  3. those bird hooks are amazing. my favorite. and one can never have enough metal baskets - so many uses.

  4. The paperweight is gorgeous; I would have splurged too. :)

  5. I'm a thrift shopper, too. I have vintage in my blood! Glad to have found you through The Dedicated House link party. Stop by and check out my blog that is all about timeless design inspriation:
    so glad to have found you!

  6. Beautiful! What a bummer that you didn't find anything...but you know what you like and it's best not to settle! Love those birds!!!!

  7. Really like the paper weight!!

    You are lucky to even have estate sales to go to, they just don't have them around here.......

    1. True, it's one of the nice things about being near big suburbs!

  8. It's true..we can always shop in our stashes when the sales disappoint...but it's not as much fun!

  9. I did the same thing as you and went through my stock. The paper weight is VERY pretty, I would have grabbed it, too. You have a nice collection! :)

  10. Aaaaaaagh! I love seeing Pyrex in the blogs:-) Love the little bird items too. I never would have been able to pass those up.

    Have a great week!


  11. The Pyrex is very cool. I never find any at the thrift stores that aren't nasty looking (like they've been through the dishwasher a few times). I keep looking though. I'm going to come back and stalk your party list later tonight. There's some on there that I hadn't been to before!

  12. Oh there's a lot of nasty stuff out there, that's for sure! So glad to introduce you to some new linkies!

  13. Nice finds favorites the shamrock paperweight, metal basket and of course the Pyrex bowl.

  14. Aloha!
    I'm here from the big blog hop "Aloha Friday" and from today I'm following you with GFC.
    Would you like to come to my little sewing blog and, if you like what you see, follow me back?
    I'd be reaaaaally pleased!!!
    Thank you,
    c u soon,
    MammaNene from

  15. you struck gold with the shamrock!! love it!!!
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.

    Following you on pinterest!

  17. I really love that metal basket! what a great find!

  18. I like that shamrock paper weight! I am wearing a silver shamrock necklace right now. I am a new follower of your blog via the Aloha Friday hop!

  19. Love the brass hooks! New follower from the Aloha Blog Hop -- looking forward to seeing your new finds each week! :)

  20. I'm loving that Pyrex! Another new follower from the Aloha blog hop!

  21. Those are neat brass holders. I have a four leaf clover similar to yours. It has a verse on the back for special occasions. Nice post.

  22. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop. I'd love a follow back at and Pinterest! I follow all of my Pinterest followers :)

  23. Your finds are AWESOME!!!! Love them all...I adore wire baskets and I think yours is a real beauty especially with a touch of the paint! hugs and thanks for sharing...