The sign that hung outside the store...

The sign that hung outside the store...
All Things Vintage, Re-purposed, Junked and Treasured!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Long Weekend Wildness

My treasure hunting started Friday, and went all the way through Monday!

On Friday I wandered into St Vincent, where all red tags were 75% off, well my cart was filled up fast. Then on down to the local Goodwill where I found a few more treasures, but no discounts.

Do you want to see what I got?

 Well, this was from St Vincents on Friday. I had a full punch card so the total after discounts and punchcard credit...was $10.41 out of my wallet. The stool, candlesticks, & wood message board will be painted.

The silver tarnished coffeepot is waiting for it's new purpose, I think it has a calling...I love the bluish color.

 Dr Phil's wife Robin's book was a dollar, so will read it on a vacation we are taking soon!

OK, now to the Goodwill's finds  below...a vintage pyrex juice pitcher, a gorgeous carved rooster, a salt jar,  vintage contact paper, a tray that really is already perfectly shabby, and a few other little treasures.

The lovely Rooster now sits next to my chalkware girl (on my brick mantel) who is covering her ears, while he crows!

The wire cage was the first up for a redo..

Now it is home to a little bird and her nest, and the tray holds everyone together...and this was only Friday!

So Saturday, I finally find time to go to the local Habitat for Humanity store. Always a treasure for a good price there, and wonderful prices on furniture...

I came home with an awesome Eifel Tower picture...I love it! 
And a wire Eifel Tower as you think maybe I want to go to France?

And an old desk that was 25% off which is going to get a chalk paint facelift...soon!

And then, on the way home we went to a garage sale, and found a seamstress table.

 It is huge...and full of storage, for $10.00, seriously...$10.00. 

It may not be pretty, but it is a workhorse size work bench for my projects.

We had to go get out trusty pull behind trailer to bring it home, but now I have a project table for the shop.  You can see by the second picture, it is filling up with my supplies. I am so happy, everything in one spot!

Today I found the old tool chest on the above photo, at St Vincent half off.



Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! What a lucky weekend! I love the coffeepot, candlesticks, salt jar and desk...those are my favorites of all your many finds. That work table is great too! What great finds and deals! Congratulations!

Maureen said...

Awesome Jan! Wonderful finds and I absolutely adore the rooster!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great purchases and all so useful/decorative. I love the story behind your Blog Name. I am following so I remember to check back. I've added your blog to my Blog List 3.

Crane Farms said...

wow - you really found some great stuff! I love the rooster and desk!

Penny Phillips said...

What wonderful treasures you found, can't wait to see what you do the tarnished coffeepot! Hugs, Penny

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jan,
You sure found some great treasures. Love the rooster and your birdcage turned out so pretty in white.
Have fun with your transformations.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Lynn Stevens said...

Great finds! Love the birdcages!

Erin said...

I love the birdcage and that desk the most; oh what I would give for a desk like that of my own...! Great finds :)

I'm your newest follower via noiredame's blog hop! Would love it if you checked out my blog & followed back.

- Erin xo - One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days

Donna Wilkes said...

Envy is a sin, but i cannot help it. That seamstress table is fantastic. I would love to have a craft table like that. Love the vignette of bird and cage, but my favorite is the rooster and the girl covering her ears - very whimsical!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

You are such a good thrifter, Jan--I love the rooster! And the desk--can't wait to see it after you redo it!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

The thrifting Gods were smiling on you! That silver teapot alone was worth 3X the $10. I would love to have your workbench!


Jill said...

Oh wow - some fabulous finds there! That table is amazing - can't believe you got it for just $10!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

John and Regina Zdravich said...

too cool! are you going to open a shop??? i love shopping for old things. i used to go to the antique and second shops with my sister-in-law -- haven't done that in years. perhaps i will have to take a little shopping trip of my own!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Darling Finds! I love the name of you blog and the story behind it! I am your newest follower....from one sweetie to another~~~~Roxie

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited you today, as I saw you on sweet Celestina's blog. You have a charming blog and many creative ideas. I really like the rooster and the bird cage. While I was reading, I noticed that you like the movie, Water For Elephants. I really like that movie too; just saw it recently. Me and my daughters also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. It's nice to meet new friends. I hope to hear from you, and have a lovely evening.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Bethany@ said...

SOOOO many treasures! I am in love with those little cages! I think they will look stunning in a vignette somewhere. Cant wait to see where you use all your lovely finds!!


Maria Elena said...

Beautiful finds! Love, love the desk!

Peggy Hale said...

Hi Jan, I love all your thrift store finds especially that rooster. I'm featuring you later this evening on Transformed Tuesday! Hugs, Peggy

sandy said...

Wow! what finds! I love the rooster and the desk! You found some great things!

Now that winter is here up North it's hard to find places to find vintage items for our occasional sales. I work on projects during the winter and then get shopping in the spring.

Come on over to my blog and enter my Give-Away!
Have a great weekend!
sandy ;)

Olga said...

Great finds! I just love that rooster; so cute.

Connie said...

Hi Jan . . . awesome finds! I just love going treasure hunting :)
Have a great weekend!
Connie :)

Scriptor Senex said...

I love the desk (but I'd leave it as it is - I love wood!) and the rooster. Well done!

ThrifterSisters said...

I love seeing what simple spray paint can do to change the look of an ordinary thrift store find. You found some awesome stuff! Quite the haul, for sure. My favorites are the Eiffle Tower pieces.



Anonymous said...


You got some pretty neat stuff here!

Thank you for following my blog. I am following yours as well.

:) Hope

Anonymous said...

You must be in thrifting heaven out there! If green was my color I'd be green with envy over that fab worktable you scored. But I'll be sweet and say how happy I am that you have a table worth having --and, as I see, filling up! The more paint and 'stuff' the better, right?