July 17, 2013

July Junk

Hi, Friends,

I hope you're having a good day. Mine has been mostly quiet, which is great--the better to hear the rain, whoo hoo!

I haven't been thrifting much lately, but have picked up a few odds and ends. One Saturday Mr. B and I ventured over to Fulton Thrift. It has been seldom visited by me in the past couple of years because they've been digging up the streets to put in a light rail train. No one seems to know where it will or or who it will serve, but oh, well.

This isn't a great picture, but it is a pair of old, hand-made decoupaged book ends featuring a puppy and kitten, each wearing a hat. Very cute for $1.41.

On the same trip I picked up this 3D shadowbox by Marjolein Bastin featuring eggs and a nest:

Some of the above are Mr. B's finds.The wooden paint box with a road runner on it, the copper candle holder and the new puzzle with a picture of buttons he got at a yard sale last week.  I found a box of new, giant Christmas crrackers, another Homer Laughlin sugar bowl, an embroidered gingham apron and three new sets of Mary Engelbreit  coasters in a bag together, again for $1.41. The crackers were bought because the box they were in was the exact size needed to ship a large binder, but seem to have been a good brand from the UK for $3.99.

How have your finds been lately? Anything wonderful or mostly mediocre?

Stay cool!


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That wooden paint box looks neat and love the egg and nest shadow box!

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

Hi Michelle, I love that gingham apron! I found some great Pyrex yesterday, so I'm happy happy happy. Thanks for visiting me. I can't get over your having a sifter that matches my bread box! There must be a whole kitchen set out there - probably canisters, too! Very cool, glad you let me know that. Take care - Dawn