October 3, 2012

A few of my favorite things

Hello, friends! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying October so far. Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite thrift shop finds of all times. 






This Daher tray is 17 inches across. It is hung on part of an artist's easel on the wall by the front door. 

It amazes me that this chest of drawers was made by my grandfather with hand tools. 




I've always liked wooden nesting dolls and have found several sets and partial sets for very little in different thrift shops over the past twenty years.


This old bread box is my favorite red:


An old doll's dresser was less than a dollar. A couple of savvy looking pickers followed me around the store and asked me if I was sure I wanted it. The answer was YES!




I found this wheeled basket at the Sand Dollar for around $7.00. It had an aluminum handle, but I found wicker twisty wire and covered it, so it looks much better now.


It stays in the corner behind the front door filled with umbrellas and walking sticks. 

Of course, none of these things are as precious as others, like Trixie


or Flossie, or
Butterball and Junior and the rest of the furry residents here.



That table is 33 inches across. Junior, even with his tail curled is nearly as wide as it is. The smudge on his nose makes it look bigger than it really is. Sometimes we  call him Junior Durante. 

I hope you're  all enjoying these first golden days of October as much as I am. What are your special treasures, whether they're elegant and fancy or old and battered?

Till next time,
Michele





10 comments:

Sharing Shadymont said...

What unique finds. I love the chest your grandfather made by hand. What a treasure to have.

Tricia said...

That chest IS a wonderful piece! I also love the doll's dresser. I didn't know you collected nesting dolls -- I also love those, but don't have any vintage ones.

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

This really is a best of list! Love your finds. I am participating in a giveaway this week you may want to check out and enter.
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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those are some fantastic finds! But, the kitties are the best! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Helen and her Daughters said...

The doll dresser is fantastic, I can understand why they were following you around. Great Find!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Your grandfathers piece is fabulous and love that wheeled basket! Score!
Kelly

Salmagundi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You are right -- bare and spare is not for us either!! Have a good week. Sally

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Michele, love the dresser made by your grandfather.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So many wonderful finds! Thanks for your visit, I'm enjoying your pretty blog. And looooooove those furbabies! They're beautiful!
Cheers, Andrea

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Wow that dresser is amazing! He did such wonderful work and that fact that he used hand tools makes it even more amazing!