Monday, December 16, 2013

A Little Something to Ring in the Season

Hello again everyone! I am happy to say that I have finally finished (the seemingly never-ever-ever ending) first semester of my senior year in college.  This also means I have survived the toughest bulk of my coursework.  So I can finally relax.  And fold my laundry.  And blog. 
Today I had some time to run some errands, mail all my Christmas cards, and I happened to stop off at the local antique mall.  What can I say?  It was on the way.  How can you not stop?
I found this lovely Christmas tablecloth that I think is adorable with all the bows.  I also can't argue with the timing with Christmas right around the corner.  I also picked up these two books.  The "Home Folks" one is a school geography book from the 30's with some amazing photos with project potential (given the destroyed spine on the book). 
The other is an accounting textbook dated 1878.  Have I mentioned before that I am an accounting major?  I have a "thing" for collecting vintage items related to this profession. 
The rest of this post is sort of a highlight reel of the some of the items I had found recently and photographed.  Sadly, there were many other amazing finds that I failed to photograph.  This is at least a little bit of them though. 
I had found the Pyrex chip and dip set in the box at a goodwill along with the opal bread pan and Fire King jadeite mixing bowl.  Jadeite at a thrift store! I was super tickled about that one. 
I also found the complete Daisy bakeware set!  This was quite exciting for me since this is my first lasagna pan. 
I also had some great luck with finding linens including this amazing dish towel. 
I also found a couple other towels as well as two floral themed tablecloths. 
I had picked up this Pyrex twin serving piece at a flea market in late summer. 
Finally...last but certainly not least, at the same flea market I found the two casseroles needed to complete my Pyrex Pink Amish Butterprint set!
As always, thank you for reading everyone!  Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and start updating on some of my other recent finds.  Happy thrifting everyone!


  1. I have never found a vintage tablecloth at a thrift store. You are super lucky to have found those :-)

    I love the pink Butterprint (of course) and have 4 pieces but still can't find that pesky middle size to make a complete set. Maybe Santa will bring it to me...

    Happy Holidays & glad you are back!


  2. Thanks Erica! The pink butterprint was a pretty lucky find. I thought that the one was a double of the one I had already had. Imagine my excitement to get them home and realize they were the exact two I needed! :) I shall cross my fingers you find the middle one soon!
    Happy Holidays to you as well!

  3. Great finds! I'm back in school for my MBA, so I know a little about crazy... work full time, school full time, antique booth, and 2 etsy shops... but I do it all because I love it!

  4. Are you in need of a new neighbour per chance? Because I would absolutely love to move into your area, if the flea market finds are this awesome there! :)

    Seriously, you found some wonderful pieces - the towels and Christmas table cloth in particular set my heart aflutter.

    Wishing you a marvelously merry holiday season!
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your splendidly nice congrats (re: my being crowned a Queen of Vintage). ♥


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