Wednesday, September 16, 2009

All is not lost

This past weekend was spent in eastern North Carolina. I was sure that I would find some little treasure in our travels. We visited several antique shops, and even the Sleepy Poet in Charlotte which houses 55,000 square feet of antique goodies.

I came away from our trip with no found treasure. But all is not lost! I paid a visit to our local Hospice Thrift store. They were busy restocking shelves as I browsed around. I found this pretty little glass plate.

I thought it was so unique with the little handles. It goes very nicely with my fall candle.
I also found these cute little fall pillows for about 50c a piece.

But that is not all!

I found this crochet piece in the bottom of a bucket that had napkins in it.

Now let me tell you something. About 25 years ago, I saw one of these pieces at my hubby's aunts house. I loved it, and kept a look out whenever I stopped in an antique shop. Oh I've found them before, but they were BIG bucks. Well the buck stopped here, because it was a whopping $1.29 at the thrift store!

And there still one more! And ooooo I am so excited about this one.

I kept digging around in this napkin bucket. And then I saw it........

Now peeps, I never would have dreamed to find this kind of treasure. It is such a beautifully crocheted baby bib. And, are you ready, all for the grand total of -

$1.49!!!

All I can say is.......... keep thriftin'!

Please be sure to stop by and visit Colorado Lady's blog as she hosts VTT. She has lots of places to scout out, who are showing off their vintage goodies today.

I've also signed up with Thrift Store Thursday. Take a peek!

34 comments:

Postcardy said...

The crochet pieces are interesting and look like good bargains.

LV said...

I loved and enjoyed seeing all your great bargains. However, I do not recall seeing a baby bib like that. It is darling.

JEWELGIRL said...

Wow, Those are prices I would love! The bib
is gorgeous. I never knew they made bibs that
look like this. How are you going to display this bib? :) Just wondering

~~Carol~~ said...

I love everything that you're sharing today! I've never seen a baby bib like that. I wonder if it was ever used, because it looks to be in great condition. Baby food is notorious for staining! And I'm happy for you that you found that crocheted bread piece, at your price. Love the little fall pillows too!
Happy VTT!

Jane said...

Were you doing the Thrifting Happy Dance when you found your crocheted bread piece? Isn't it fun to find something you have been wanting...and for only $1.29!! You found some great stuff.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Oh my gosh...you really hit the jackpot!
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

ClassyChassy said...

Super prices on those great pieces of the past! Congrats on your luck in finding them!

Sherrie said...

What a special baby that would have a bib like this! It is gorgeous! Great finds!

Allie said...

What a good thrifting trip! Good job! I'm going out again tomorrow, I think.

greenhoneyhive said...

That bib is SOOO pretty. It is just absolutely priceless. What a find!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what fab finds..i love the Bread doily :)

Notjustnat said...

Wow, that was a really good finds. I love them all and happy I wasn't there with you coz I would have got them first LOL! Enjoy Natima

Ulla said...

Very special finds. Could the baby bib be something to be used over Sunday clothes just for drivel? A normal fabric bib would cover or replace this when it was time to eat?

Maggie B said...

What lovely treasures you found, the crocheted BREAD doily is wonderful.
a bientot
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Coloradolady said...

amazing finds but more amazing is the price....I wish I had a store like that around here....

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Crispy said...

Wow great stuff!! I can't imagine that the bib has ever been used...wouldn't stop anything from soaking through but what a pretty piece.

Crispy

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very pretty things. Love the fall look and the baby bib is fabulous!
Valerie

Lisa said...

I love that dish and the "BREAD" crocheted piece

Holly said...

Beautiful bib! Congrats on the bread piece.. isn't it the best when you find something you've been looking for at a great price?
Thanks for joining TST!

The McCrays said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love your finds! What great treasures! Love the bib!!

Candace said...

Great finds! Your platter will be perfect for all sorts of occasions!
Cheers!

Jingle said...

It looks like you found some wonderful treasures! Good for you!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

That baby bib is amazing - and that must have been some neat baby! Cause my son was too messy for a bib like that!

mannequin said...

Oh you lucky girl! It certainly pays to dig through everything in a shop, doesn't it? Those are incredibly sweet and for an incredibly great price!
Okay, I wanna go shop now.

The imPerfect Houswife said...

It's AMAZING the new appreciation I have for thrift stores!! I am now able to look with new eyes and love them even more. Congrats on your great finds - I want that baby bib! ♥

Martha said...

Fabulous finds and I have a few of the crocheted bread doilies framed. Thank you for sharing and also your visit to my blog.

Diann said...

Ohmy, I LOVE all your finds! Wow, how awesome to find these treasures at such great prices!

Teresa said...

Nothing better than a vintage find, unless of course it is a cheap vintage find. good for you, they are beauties!

Keetha Broyles said...

Would one actually USE that gorgeous baby bib on a BABY????? Can you just picture it with mashed sweet potatoes and carrots all gooed into it?????

Kathi Fly said...

Wow! I've never seen a bib like that before. Too pretty to use.

Terri said...

I think we need to shop together!! Where do you live? What great finds....I adore that bib.

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, you found some charming treasures at such affordable prices!! I especially love the little bib. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rhondi said...

Hi
The last time I was at The Sleepy Poet I didn't find anything either! But the other treasures you found are wonderful. Imagine a baby wearing that bib!! I am having a welcome fall party. I'd love it if you joined in. You can find out about it on my blog.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful baby bib! Those little fall pillows are so cute!

Katherine