Wednesday, August 31, 2011

If it's Thursday

................ it must be Thrifty!

A few of my recent finds ......

With the lid, and seal, in tact. Love the blue jars. Found this one at the Goodwill for $2. Most antique shops charge way more ;-)

My mother in love used to have glasses like these when I would go to her house for Sunday dinner with the family. She gave me what she had left. These were also found at the Goodwill, and they were in excellent shape. Ran them through the dishwasher with "Lemi-Shine" dishwashing cleaner. That stuff makes anything shine.

A cute little demitasse cup and saucer with very old looking Chinese words on the bottom.

Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, the icons of quilting, who also wrote Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts!.

Isn't this a cool alphabet pattern??

I was so thrilled when I found this quilt rack at the Goodwill for $4.00. When I got it home, I realized it is pretty big! It's about 48" long!

Have you found any thrifty bargains this week??



22 comments:

Jane said...

You found some great stuff. I love blue canning jars and I think $2.00 is a great price. Love those glasses too. Thanks for the tip on the Lemi-Shine....that's a "good to know".
Happy Wednesday.
Jane

Erin said...

I am a nut for those blue canning jars too! YUM! And the blue glasses are pretty fabulous as well!

Pam said...

Thanks for the Lemi-Shine tip. Love the Ball jar. I buy them whenever I see them, which isn't too often.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have a couple of those blue canning jars and I just love them!! Love the quilt rack...I should keep an eye out for one to hang a quilt my Mom made.

Protector of Vintage said...

I love those blue glasses!! I have never heard of Lemi-Shine, but I'm going to hunt around for it. Have a great day!

Val said...

Nope. I haven't found any deal's! But I LOVE yours! That blue jar is a great deal! Lemi-Shine? Where do you find that? I have never heard of it.

itsstilllife.com said...

It's been a great few weeks junking for me. Found a few of those ball jars as well. They are great. You found some great treasures.

BikerCandy said...

I would definitely have bought the blue jar. I just got 4 of them on ebay and I paid twice what you did. Good job!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I have those same blue glasses!!! LOVE them!!
I haven't heard of Lemi-shine...
The blue jars sell around here for $3.00 and up...
Warmly,
deb

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Normally I go out on Fridays but didn't find anything last week. I had to laugh at the blue jar because I have some like that and I don't consider them antiques-of course I have a hard time considering myself a senior-lol. Love the glasses but I also remember when Grape Jelly came in glasses and my parents would save them.
Have a great evening.
Noreen

LV said...

You really made a haul on this shopping spree.

Entertaining Women said...

Great gets! The quilt rack will be a treasure for years. Thanks for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

C. Joy said...

I like your demitasse cup and saucer, just enough roses to make it beautiful. Not big enough for the coffee I want this morning...

Mom Walds Place said...

Great finds! The quilting book is a keeper.

Just so you know, dishwasher detergent will gradually ruin vintage glassware beyond repair. Dishwashers will also make most vintage dishes before the seventies craze.

I always said that my mother had two dishwashers, and folks would be surprised she had two until I said they were my sister and I. :)

bj said...

Wow. You found some really good stuff. I like the jar and the quilt rack is going to look so good with one of your quilts on it.
I just signed up to follow..come by and have a bowl of potato soup with me today. :)
I'm over from Colorado Lady.
xo bj

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I have those glasses in green!

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

I've never heard of Lemi-Shine but I'm looking for some soon! I love your blue glasses. I have them on my look-for list. I've picked them up in amber and green. Blue is my favorite color so I must have them in blue, too, don't you think?

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

I love blue jars and glasses too! Nice prices for the jar and lovely quilt rack!

Darla said...

Your Ball Jar may be in the 1923 - 1933 era. I enlarged to see the way the word Ball was written.

Diann said...

Two dollars for the blue jar is a great price! I love them too and use them for a gazillion different things. Thanks for the "Lemi-Shine" tip. I have never used that but, I will give it a try for all my thrifted glasses. Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you have a fun week!

Cathy said...

WOW! Great stuff! Love the canning jar and the quilting book looks really interesting!

Kathleen said...

Those blue glasses are gorgeous!