Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I don't know what it is....

about pink dishes that always seems to entice me.

I found this set of W. H. Grindley & Co. "Kenwood" dishes last year at the local Hospice Thrift store. They were stacked into a small plastic container and the moment I spied them I knew I had to have them.

The stemware was another thrift store find.  I found four of these glasses several years ago and had been on the lookout for more but never found this same pattern. Then last year, as I was perusing an Antique shop, I found them!  However, they were at Antique shop prices. I ended up buying two and spent more on the two then I did on the four. But hey, at least I had enough now to set a pretty table.

Enjoy the Pink!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015


It's so much fun to walk through IKEA. So many ideas to glean.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Enter Spring

The difference between an ordinary day and an extraordinary one is what blossoms in your heart.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My favorite Thrifting find

On a trip to South Carolina, my daughter and I went to several antique shops. Between the two of us, we found several vintage thingies that we added to our collection of old stuff.

But for today, I wanted to share about something that I had never seen before. It was a vintage Farm Master Egg scale from Sears Roebuck & Co.

We first saw this scale in a little shop in Florence. I thought it was such an interesting thing, but passed it up. At $12, it was more then my usual thrifty spending habits.

We picked up a few business cards at this particular shop, and headed out in search of more bargains. We landed at the Thieves Market, which was a huge warehouse, packed to the gills with stuff! And guess what? They also had a vintage Farm Master Egg scale. But the price was not $12. Oh No!! It was marked.......... $48! Whoa!

Now here was something that I had never seen before, and now I've run into it twice, with a $36 price difference. Boy, now I was wishing that I had picked up this little gem.

With our prizes in hand, we headed back to the hotel for a night of rest, so we could venture out again the next day.

Georgetown SC is a historical landmark town. We've never visited there before, so we thought we would take a buzz through this little town. And low and behold, there was an Antique mall. Guess it would not hurt to take a browse through.

And yes, of course you know what I am going to tell you. Here it was again! The Farm Master Egg scale. But wait! What's this?? What did you say the price was?? But it is in such poor condition!!

I called my daughter over to take a look. Surely my eyes were not seeing the price right. Oh, it is?? You mean to tell me this egg scale is..... it is.......



Now I have been thrift hunting for a lonnngggg time, but I cannot ever remember finding something with such a huge (scalping) I mean difference. A difference of $66 from the first one that we saw!

So you know what we did?? Yep, we jumped in the car, and we drove back to Florence! We not only found the egg scale for $12.00, but my daughter found several other items while we were there.

So what is the moral of this story?

Buy it when you see it the first time :-)

This is a re-post from several years ago.  But it still stands as my all time favorite thrifting find!

Happy thriftin'!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Morning


Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Easter breathes in Spring.  Even in the colder climates, the arrival of Easter marks the entrance of rebirth.

Wishing you a very blessed Easter.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Family Heritage

Do you have some heirloom pieces that were handed down to you as a part of your family heritage? I don't have many, but I cherish the ones that I do have.

This creamer belonged to my paternal grandmother. My mom had it for years and I got it when she passed away. I have no idea how old it is, but it is special because it belonged to a grandmother that I never knew.

This desk and chair belonged to my hubby's paternal grandmother. I was so thrilled when it was offered to us, and now lives in my daughter's room.

These pearls also belonged to hubby's paternal grandmother. They are yellowed with age, but the beads are such a nice size.

This cup and saucer belonged to my hubby's maternal grandmother. She had a teacup collection, and when she passed away everyone was allowed to take a pick. As I am low on the totum pole, the older vintage cups were all gone. But I'm very happy to have this one that belonged to "Granny".

This vase was my Mom's. I can remember it being in our living room ever since I was a little child.
The marking on the bottom. Unfortunately, one day while I was dusting I accidently knocked it over after it came to live in my house. I tried to piece it back together, but as you can see, there is a huge boo-boo on it. I still love it though, because it was my Mom's.

And this watch belonged to my hubby's paternal grandfather. My hubby's Dad gave it to him one year as a gift. I found this display case, so it stays under glass.

What part of your family heritage do you have? I did not come from a big family. Both of my parents passed away when I was in my early 20's. But my hubby came from a large family that I have adopted as my own. My in laws were very actively involved in the lives of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren until they passed away at ages 91 and 95. Now THAT is a true family heritage.

Wishing you a wonderful thrifting week!