The sign that hung outside the store...

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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New places for recent finds...

My problem is probably much like many of yours... I don't need one more thing, I have a house full of things I love.

 But....vintage is so calling me when I find it, and next thing you know I have found a way to get it home in my convertible (usually)... and it is now either on the project's growing list, or in my home.

So when it comes into the house, something else may be moved. Heck, maybe it calls for a total "re-arrange". This is often the case. Personally I like that, because when I was working full time ( until the end of June when my job of 21 years ended) I came home exhausted, and to tired to even notice the rut I had gotten into regarding my home and it's stagnate condition.

Last weekend at AJ's garage sale, I found this old Scottie dog vintage small lamp. He did not have a shade and is very shabby.





 AJ said they bought him many years ago at an antique store. Well, $1.00 for Scottie, and $0.50 for lampshade at St Vincent, he now is in the bay window in my bedroom. 

He shares the window while sitting on some vintage books. Also you see his friend from AJ's, the brass Toucan, and my old stained glass window which  is from a garage sale in the 70's. The art on each side are gifts from my daughter, who supports some great local artists.

Dosent Scottie look like he was always here?



Of course another $1.00 garage sale find was this metal( pewter?) grasshopper with red bead eyes.. His detail is amazing...he just hopped right into my car with me and came home with all his friends.





 Isn't he beautiful? I wish he had a mark on him so I could research his story, as the detail is wonderful.





He got a job, right off the bat, he now collects the mail as you come in the back door near the mudroom.






And finally, How could anyone pass up this face?



She moved into my office, and replaced my oh so boring normal desk lamp. We are smiling at each other as I type, I call her Liz. She bends at the neck to look wherever I want her to!



So, now they all live with me, as if we have been sharing space for years... 


Happy Thursday!


13 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

The scottie dog lamp is adorable! What a great find.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Jan, those were some great buys!! The Scottie dog is fabulous and the dragon made me laugh.....Yep, I think we all boarder on hording...And it is so fun!!

Carol

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I would have to pick up the scotty lamp too. It's fun. I would have to smile every time I passed it.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh that little scottie is adorable!
What a unique cache you have here.

Pat

Pamela said...

Jan what fabulous treasures you found! Thanx for sharing at THT!http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

Connie said...

Hello Jan, I love that little lamp, how very unique. It is adorable. I found you at Carol's Polka Dot Closet . . . and I have become your newest follower. Please accept my invitation to share the love and follow me back. I love making new treasure hunting friends and blogging sisters.
Connie :)

Diann said...

Oh, I adore that little scottie lamp! What a great thrift! All your treasures are so fun. Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a wonderful weekend!

MeMeSue said...

As a parent to a Scottie boy I would have snatched up that bad boy lickity split....it is ADORABLE!!

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

I've never seen a lamp like Liz and I love her; she would definitely be front and center on my desk. And the scottie lamp. I won't even whisper the ridiculous sum I would have bid for him at an auction ... my 14 yr old puppy is a carin terrier but the scottie lamp does a great impersonation and I treasure anything that briefly makes me think of him. Honestly, I need to screen print the prices you pay for stuff and share it with my local thrift stores that seem to have stuff marked super high ... or maybe you are just a much better bargain hunter than I. Love those lamps! Robin

lvroftiques said...

Hello neighbor!
I love your scottie lamp! And that grasshopper is pretty fab too! Great scores! Your newest follower/Vanna

Ann said...

Your Scottie dog lamp is adorable, as is the vignette you created with him in your bedroom window. And that grasshopper! What a unique and whimsical find. Truly enjoyed having a peek at your treasures. I'm following you.

crunchydiva said...

That Scotty dog and cricket are sooo cool. I get excited just looking at them! The scale of the cricket is particularly nice - so big! Great score.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your Scottie dog lamp is adorable, Jan! And the price was too good to pass up.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week. Be sure to stop in tonight to see yourself featured.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage