Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birds Flowers and Friendship Day

Sometimes my junking days seem to have a theme.  Not that I am trying or anything, but all the things I find seem to tie in to each other.  Some of the things I bought today did.  I thought these vintage flocked birds were especially cute and I loved the colors too.  The fabric they are on is vintage barkcloth a favorite of mine to find.  The brooch is another favorite as you might guess from my blog header.  This one is really big.  It measures about four inches across.

The pocketbook purse is vintage and I couldn't resist not buying it.  It's floral pattern is a bit wild but sweet nonetheless.  Perhaps it was someone's Easter purse.  

In keeping with the bird and floral theme, a piece of coveted Pyrex in the friendship pattern.  I was so happy to find this one plus it is a pretty pattern.  I found the tablecloth that it is sitting on today too.

 Just a few highlights from my efforts today.  It was fun finding these treasures today.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bag of Bones

I literally bought a bag of bones this weekend.  It was filled with lots of skeletons, scary cats and pumpkins.  Not quite antiques, but vintage.  Some are from the early seventies.  Just in time for some spooky decorating.

My favorite halloween finds were this halloween tablecloth and jack-o-lantern blow mold that set me back a whopping .69 cents.  Yay I have two halloween blowmolds now. 

Makes me want to snack on some candy corn now.


Monday, September 15, 2014

What I Found

Even though two of the three of the kewpies had issues, I just had to rescue them.  I thought they were sweet enough to take home and the price was right too.  The book is actually made of wood and opens to reveal a place to keep all your treasures.  A book safe.  Oooh if only it could talk.  I wonder what sort of treasures it once held.

I happen to love these sort of china head dolls and I spied this tiny doll head in one of the photos of the estate sale ad online.  Wouldn't you know I found her at the sale and was able to buy her.  I thought the price of $3.00 was excellent and it made going to the sale worth it for me.

After seeing this inspiring girl's halloween collection,  I was so excited to finally find my own halloween blowmold via thrift store this weekend.  I never see these where I live, even in the shops.

I love old yardsticks and was happy to add a few to my collection.

Happy week to you!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Meet the Littletons

These are the Littletons, but they would insist that you call them by their first names Bob and Martha.  Bob and Martha Littleton have been shopping for a home for awhile.  I think they may have found one.

It's a bit of a fixer upper but they went inside and instantly fell in love.

They knew it was to be their home.
So they packed up their belongings and brought their children (daughter Sue and son Ricky) and moved into their new home.

Whew! It's been a long day of unpacking and moving and the family is exhausted but happy to relax by the fireplace before falling into bed.

They would love to show you more of their home as it progresses.

This was the


Pitiful, I know.

So far I have wallpapered, installed wood floors, and made curtains.  The family seems to like it.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Thrifty Vintage

I am always happy when I am junking especially when I find a few treasures.  Here is what I found this weekend.

One of my favorite finds was this vintage squeek toy.

I am not sure what I will do with these plastic doll faces, but their sweet dimples sure charmed me.

I was super excited to find a vintage tablecloth and dish towel in patterns that I didn't have.  These are getting harder for me to find at the thrifts anymore, so when I do I am super excited.

I thought the oil bottle was cute and I liked the paper that someone lined the lazy susan with.

It wasn't a huge amount of stuff, but enough to make me happy and worth going out for.  Did you find anything lately?


Thursday, August 7, 2014


I love to play games.  When I find vintage games with fun graphics on them I consider it a bonus.

Do you remember playing "Memory"?  This one is from 1966.

 The cards were turned upside down and you tried to match the pairs by memory.

I thought this set had the most charming artwork on it.

I may just set it up and play a game (or two).

Which one is your favorite tile?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July OH MY

I told my husband I definitely was feeling "junk drunk" yesterday as I dug through the Christmas stuff while out thrifting.  I couldn't believe my luck as I kept pulling out shiny brites, flocked deer, pixies, Santas, plenty of plastic holly to craft with, and other Christmas vintagey goodies.

The little Santa and Mrs. Santa are salt and peppers and the Santa mug is a different one that I didn't have with a bell.

 You might have already seen these on my Instagram but in case you haven't, who doesn't love a box full of Shiny Brite ornaments?

 One of my favorite finds of the day was this little Christmas tree.  It is musical and when you wind it up it actually snows down on the tree.  I love it!  I think I may be embellishing this a bit more.  The Santa is a rubber squeak toy.

These little pixies will be so happy to join the other pixies.

 Now I have to pack it all away until I'm ready to really decorate for Christmas.  How many months away is it?