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Saturday, April 26, 2014

some vintage finds





Today I'm sharing a few recent vintage finds.  I love looking for old treasures at thrift stores but I've found a lot of my vintage treasures at my late mother-in-law's house.  She saved everything and used a lot of things even though they were old fashioned.  

 This cute glass jar was in her kitchen cupboard and I remember seeing it used for storing brown sugar.  It's about 5 1/2 inches tall.  The rim of the top and the lid are both chipped badly.  She had red tape around the top of the jar to 'repair' it.  I guess she liked it and didn't want to toss it.  I just love the cute lambs, bunnies and ducks along with the red picket fence around this jar, don't you?

I put it to good use recently filling it with Peeps.  ;)

Have a Peep.

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I have a penchant for little creamers so when I saw this one at my favourite antique store in Moncton recently, I had to buy it.  Isn't it sweet?  I can picture some sweet pansies or forget-me-nots or lily of the valley in this when they start blooming, can't you?

Marked USA #1 on the bottom.

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In March we stopped at Value Village thrift store and I always head for the china department to look for something.  On this trip I found 2 small white ironstone tea leaf patterned platters.  I think I paid $3.00 for each one.


I have several pieces of this type of china including a large teapot, serving platter and biscuit jar that were my grandparents.   You can see them in the photo below on the top shelf.


One had this mark on the bottom but the other didn't.

I love the serviceability of this old ironstone china.  


Have  you found any treasures lately?


I'd like to welcome my new followers than thank you all for visiting and leaving comments.  
Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings.
Pam






32 comments:

  1. do you call that a buffet? anywho ... what a gorgeous wood piece to store all your vintage items. what fun!! i love your colors. the mint green & white. so fresh. happy weekend!! ( :

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  2. Super collection of vintage finds. I really like that red picket fence jar. Very charming!

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  3. Love the green jug! Can't wait to get the 49 truck out and go antiquing. Raining here today.

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  4. Oh that little creamer is adorable. Be sure to show us when the violets bloom. When do you suppose that will be at the rate we're going? Ha!

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  5. You have some wonderful treasures Pam. I love the little green creamer!

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  6. I love to see other people and what they collect and display. Gives me food for thought. Your arrangement us perfect Pam.

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  7. the jar is a delight - as is that creamer.

    you should link this post to Rubbish Tuesday at www.rubbishbyroan.blogspot.com. she began a meme last week featuring 'old things' and this would be great!

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  8. Terrific finds Pam! I love that little creamer.

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  9. I love the glass jar! Very 50s looking (or maybe earlier). I too love little pitchers -- I almost thought the green one was a Halls but apparently not. Those I'm always looking for. Hope you are having good weather this spring weekend!

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  10. Beautiful! Yes, I found wonderful treasurers in my Mom's things. I use many of them and display the rest. I hope my daughter will enjoy them after I am gone.

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  11. What a lovely spring time jar! Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  12. Those are wonderful treasure Pam, love the little peeps in the jar, it looks like it was made for them.

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  13. You've found some treasures there, for sure. Such a cute little jar should have been kept!

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  14. I love your finds, Pam, especially the cute jar! I love old things and display many of my grandmothers pieces in an old oak front cabinet and even use some of the pieces from time to time. They are old-fashioned to my kids, but I love them!

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  15. What lovely treasures. I found some wonderful things at Goodwill this week - some depression glass handled soup/dessert bowls, woven round placemats and a lovely cheese dome. I have that little spring jar you showed with the peeps in it - my grandmother had one that she kept cookies in. Mine is just decorative now.

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  16. You found some nice things Pam, the creamer has a unique shape and will look pretty holding some flowers. I haven't been thrifting for some time but always like to find a little something special when I do.

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  17. Nice finds! My daughter really likes the peeps! :-)

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  18. What fun to find these little treasures!

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  19. Sweet finds - love the peep cup and that blue pitcher would have caught my eye, too. xo Karen

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  20. Hi Pam, I love your old jar and I love it even better with the Peeps in it!!!!! Your white ironstone is beautiful. I have quite a bit of it but it has come to the point that I do not where to put all of my collections so they stay in the basement all wrapped up (carefully) in a large box.

    I hope you are having good weather. We are still windy and cold here. And I have to say - WE NEED SOME SUN. I picked up some lettuce at a green house near here and we planted it in some pots to bring in each night.
    So I am looking for the sun to help it grow. I am tired of the dark clouds, rain and cold. Sorry to complain.

    Talk to you soon. Hope all is okay with you.

    Susannah

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  21. I love your creamer! And the old jar is absolutely perfect for peeps!

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  22. I like your found treasures. The pitcher looks like Fiesta Ware . . .
    Happy you found a special piece for your Peeps!

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  23. I'd love to go vintage hunting with you! You make such lovely displays!

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  24. Hi! All the way from England.
    I love your treasures! And since they used to belong to your late mother-in-law makes them even more precious!
    Have a lovely Sunday! :)<3

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  25. Love your vintage finds, Pam.. I actually have a lot of pieces of the same set of white ironstone from my Aunt Emily who lived on Cameron Street in Moncton.. I started using it lately ... xo

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  26. These are some great finds! I love that sweet little jar.....my mom never threw anything away as long as it was still useable. Your display on the hutch is so pretty too!

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  27. Yes, I did find a few last week.....need to take a few pics!
    Your Mother-in-law sure had lots of nice "collectible" things, Pam....
    I also love platters....so versatile!
    Enjoy your week!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. Score on that ironstone! That glass jar is so cute! We went thrifting today and I found a bright yellow pepper mill perfect for my kitchen and a pasta maker!

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  29. What lovely vintage finds! I really like the little glass jar! xx

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  30. Hi Pam, love the ironstone platters and guess what"? I have that same exact jar with the ducks and fence on it. I fits right in with all my swanky swigs..Happy Sunday..Judy

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  31. Have to tell I'm late on the bandwagon with ironstone - never even knew about it before I started blogging - but every time I see a piece, I want some in my home.
    Have no idea where to start looking even - but love love love your saucers - and that little green milk jug is too adorable!
    xoxoxo

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  32. Hello Pam, I like creamers also - there is an idea for a blog, lol. Yes it is sweet and I love your jar of peeps. Nice to take out old jars and put them about.

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