This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Today's Finds................

Today was the day for poodle hair cuts so naturally, as my Thrift shop is right next door......what do you think? Yes, I just felt it my duty to go in and browse. So here are a few finds for today.

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I thought the rooster would look good in my garden. He may just sit somewhere looking pretty or I may make a larger ornament with him on the top. I have been collecting Roosters so......
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I have no idea what I will use these for but maybe at Christmas I can fill them with stuff I make for gifts. The cans fit inside each other and were 6 dollars. They are in any case nice containers.
Here is another Rooster
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And this one too........this is much like the other one that now sits in my garden. I may just keep this one.
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I found two vases. The blue one is beautiful in the light, it was made in India and has those glass squares all over a Cobalt blue glass.
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That will go outside as a base for something else. Not sure what just yet. The green one I will keep, green and pink are my dining room colours.
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I will be needing pots when I bring in plants for the winter. So will be looking for things like that. I guess I would rather pay the thrift shop than a store. I know I probably pay more than in most thrift shops for the items I choose. This pink candle holder will be the center of a plate flower I think
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This next item is actually Limoges it is stained but in perfect condition otherwise. The gold is 18k
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The plates/dishes I found were these. The first I got because I already have some and these are so useful. I do believe they are dollar store items but I bought it anyway.
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The next two, I am not sure if they are old or not. In any case they will either be used for garden ornaments or I will keep. When I do a party I use glass dishes, bowls and plates. So may swap them out for some plainer ones I may have.
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This I bought just because it's pretty. You know I love glass, crystal or cut glass. This was beautiful and I will find a home for it somewhere.
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Before I end, I cant remember if I posted these glass plates before or not. There are 8 of them for 8 dollars. I loved the colour. I got them for the garden but........I may just keep them and use at Christmas as chargers under another plate? I wish I was the sort to do table scapes and set a pretty table but, well I am not just yet. You never know though so I will keep them.
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So thats it folks, my day at the thrift................can't wait to go back. Sigh..........I really don't need anything. I have brought up a few boxes from the basement to go through. It will soon be time to pack stuff away so I better get finished so I can begin sewing
I am linking up at Ivy and Elephants this week and also with The Dedicated House anything Blue Friday
Also sharing with Brambleberry cottage also linking with From my back porch to yours I am also linking with French Country cottage for feather your nest Friday


  1. What good taste you have, love the roosters and the green plates, but my absolute favorite is the scent bottle.

  2. What pretty finds! I also love roosters! I have my kitchen decorated with chicken items of all kinds! Such a delightful post!

  3. Wow Janice! Excellent finds! A lot of pretty items! You really have a good eye and your stores have great stuff! Hugs ;o)
    P.S. Do you do all the dusting inside and all the gardening outside?

  4. Treasures found for sure! I love that white rooster with the tsrawberries. Too cute!

  5. Excellent finds! Sometime when I am north I'll need to get your antiquing site list!


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