Don't you just love it when you find great things? Seems I'm always stumbling upon the neatest JUNQUE when I least expect it (and most often when I'm BROKE!). Still...the
THRILL OF THE HUNT
keeps me looking and pressing on.
I've been hibernating inside my home since Thursday so NO TAG SALE SHOPPING for me this week! But a couple of weeks ago I did find some amazing treasures and today I'm showing you just what I discovered while scouring our local thrift shops here in Oklahoma!
See that amazing little white frock at the top? When I first saw it at a local tag sale I wasn't sure what it was. I knew from the lace trim it wasn't TRULY vintage...but I did recognize the lace edging and knew it probably hailed from the early to mid 1970's (gee...that's about 40 years old)! It's a sheer French-English style linen pinafore with button closures on the sides.
Now...this pinafore is LONG! At 5.4" when I held it up to me it dragged the floor. Obviously it was fashioned for someone really tall!
Anyway...LOVED it and so home it came. I'm going to enjoy it for a bit in my studio and then I'll probably pass it along and offer it for sale in my booth!
Isn't it grand?
My next little find was this charming vintage compote from Japan. When I was little my mother use to say..."It's cheap! It's from Japan! Only junk comes from Japan!" I just crack up when I think about her saying that now! We scramble to find things Made in Japan...
Cost? A cool ninety-nine cents! Pretty fab, huh? I'm keeping it. These days I don't allow very many WHITE FINDS to pass thru my fingers...
Here's the tag...love that it's still in place!
Found another vintage style shoe planter for $2.99. SCORE!
Absolutely hated the floral insert and so I removed it!
After washing it up I was surprised to find that some of the original paint came off while soaking in the water! I LOVE IT EVEN MORE NOW!!! Who knew? Nothing is needed on the inside...not florals, nope, nauta, nothing! Yep...keeping this, too!
A while back I shared with you my great vintage lamp finds. Remember? I snagged two identical petite old lamps at two different thrift shops in my city!!! Well, I finally found matching shades that fit the lamps and decided it was my Mr. AGPMan's turn to perform his style of makeover magic.
I've seen all around blogland and beyond how lampshades have been transformed using chicken wire and decided to try this look out. It's a wee bit industrial looking for me...but since I'm not planning on keeping the lamps (no room!) I figured why now go for something different! Now...working with wire is NOT MY THING and after my guy finished the shades I was shocked at how long it took him to actually cover them with the wire. Above it the first side he finished...took him 30 minutes to do just that little bit! I plan to show the lamps to you sometime later this month...they came out darling!
Last find was the old Home Interiors (circa 1980) votive candelabra holder. I remember having this exact one around the time my son, Brandon, was born (1982). It was long ago discarded and now here I am buying one again! I haven't worked on transforming it yet...but I'm going to! I saw it somewhere holding cupcakes and I thought that was the SWEETEST THING! Too bad only five will fit! Still charming!
OK...more soon! Hope your Tuesday is wonderful. Come Thursday I get to LEAVE MY HOUSE! After almost of week of being cooped up I'm about ready to lose my mind....
Love to you~