Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thrifty Finds & A Dream Come True

Hi folks! How are you on this lovely Tuesday? I'm home sick...again! I had a relapse from my illness a couple weeks ago. I went to the doctor this morning and was tested for flu, but thankfully I don't have it. She thinks it's viral.....I think I'm going to cough myself to death. My neck and chest are so sore from coughing almost nonstop!  Anywho....enough about that. I decided to make good use of  my time at home and share my latest finds with you all. I am really pleased all I found!

First up is this beautiful silver vanity tray. It has some scratches but those won't show once I put all my perfumes and lotions on it. I love the shape and the little feet...so pretty! It was a steal at just $0.99!

I got these adorable little wooden carrots to use in my Easter decor. They are attached to a string so they can be hung. They were just $0.49.

This little oil can was to cute to leave behind and I love the hand-painted strawberries!
 It was just $0.99!

It looks right at home on the top shelf of my sewing machine table.

I love picture frames and this one spoke to me. It is very chunky...about 2 inches thick and the words are engraved in the wood. It was $1.99. 

A stack of books for $1 each. All like new! I can't wait to get started on my library....that's our next project.

I love this beautiful Fitz & Floyd bowl. The detailing is so pretty. It was half off ...so I paid $1.50.

These pretty plates caught my eye and since they were half off I paid just $1 for all 4! I thought they would look pretty in several different tablescapes. I'm thinking citrus, sunflowers, or honey bees!

This metal tote was just $1.99 and will be great storage in my craft room. Love the happy pink color!

These two milk glass plates are the first ones I have ever seen. I had to buy them to go with my collection. They were just $1.70 each. I think they will look pretty with ribbon through the cutwork. I'm thinking I need to get my Valentine's decor up so I can use my heart ribbon to fancy them up a bit! I love them as is though and am thrilled to have found them...:)

Here they are on the bottom shelf of my plate rack.

Another milk glass piece found it's way into my cart as well. I didn't have one like it and it was just $0.70.

This adorable little Buffalo China creamer had to join my other white pitchers. 
It was just $0.70 as well.

Doesn't he look adorable on top of my china cabinet?

Now for one of my all time favorite finds!!!

Any idea what it is?

How about now?

This tag was underneath. I did a little research and found out it used to belong to the J.M. Morrison Field which served as an air base during World War II in West Palm Beach, Florida. They opened Morrison Field in 1936 and converted for military purposes in 1941. They closed the place in 1947 and it later became Palm Beach International Airport. 

Here is my awesome chair! I am in love with this beauty...:) I have actually been hoping for a long time that I would someday run across one. It functions perfectly! They don't make things like they used to!

Did you know Pottery Barn sells a chair that looks almost exactly like this one? 

You can buy one from them if you have an extra $399.00 laying around.....however, I do not!
Want to know what I paid for mine?
It was sitting outside the thrift store with a $40 sticker on it, so I had decided not to get it. I really didn't need to spend $40 on it. So....I sadly went on in the store. Imagine my delight when I saw a sign stating everything was half off that day. I could manage twenty bucks a lot better than forty. So, I asked the cashier if that half off included furniture and she said it sure did, so I sent my daughter out to roll the chair inside. She rung me up and told me my total was $13 and change. I told her the chair was supposed to be $20 and she said she gave it to me for an even better deal. I got it for $10!!! I thanked her and let her know how happy she made me and proudly rolled my new treasure to my vehicle. It is currently awaiting a makeover...I am thinking white except for the hardware which I am leaving as is. So...what do you think? Did I score or what?

Ok...if you stuck it through to the end....thank you! I appreciate it and hope I didn't bore you to tears....:)
I just get so excited when I find such treasures! I pray each of you has a blessed and beautiful week. 
Until next time.....


  1. I'm blown away with the price you paid for that awesome piece of history chair! That kind of find only comes around once in a lifetime, I am jealous lol.

  2. I seriously need to go thrifting with you. You have a knack for finding such great things. We had a chair just like that, but there was just no room in our little cottage so it went to a friend.

    I can't wait to see what you do with the chair.

    GET BETTER! Take it easy and get better.

  3. Great chair girl... I got a similar one not to long ago. Also really like those milk glass plates.. how unique!! Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon! -Tina

  4. Oh Vicky, I hope you're feeling all better very soon! I made homemade chicken soup with homemade bread for supper tonight and if I lived near you I would love to bring you some to help you feel better - I guess I could mail it to you....Eww! That would just be gross :)

    Moving on.... you amaze me with your thrifty finds - how do you find such great and inexpensive items?! If I were to buy the items here they would be priced at $5.00 - $8.00 and that's not an exaggeration. It's always so much fun seeing what you find :)

    Get better soon - hugs!

  5. Bored? How could any of us thrifters be bored! I love seeing what everyone finds and you got some nice goodies this time. Great chair, love when things are marked with info like that. Pretty milk glass pieces, and I have 3 of those little pitchers now, so is that a new collection? lol. F &F for $1.50? I love their stuff!

    Feel better, hate that non stop coughing, it hurts. :(

  6. Score? You stole that chair! I would not paint it, but it is up to you. Love that Buffalo China creamer. The next time you go thrifting, you need to find a bigger cabinet for all your milk glass. Get well, my friend.

  7. That chair is an amazing find and a great deal at $10!! Love the milk glass plates, I have two and use them all the time in tablescapes! Great finds all! Hope you feel better soon!! Hugs Linda

  8. Hi Vicky, thanks so much for sharing all of your finds and you can't beat the prices of everything. I do hope that you feel better and rest up. So many people have either colds or the flu! I had my share of a really bad cold at Christmas time and I had to go on an antibiotic! Take care.

  9. Wonderful finds...love them all. I am seriously coveting the silver tray! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

  10. Hello Vicky, Hope you started feeling better! I have always loved the white pitchers myself. It is a cute little one you found. I have had so many treasures over the years, I now have started pairing back on my treasures. But I still enjoy a good find:o)
    Take care and get better OKAY!!

  11. Great finds especially the chair! Now put lots of cushions on it, a hot water bottle ready and rest my lovely! I hope you recover soon x

  12. I love all your finds, especially the milkglass plates, that look so pretty in your china cabinet. I'm really jealous of your chair, though. I've been looking for on of that kind for several months!
    I'm sorry I haven't been visiting as regularly lately, work at schools was completely crazy, since for some reasons, we had two weeks less than usual to mark the final papers of January!

  13. Vicky,
    I love your treasures! That chair was a find! Wow. I can't believe you got everything as cheaply as you did...that's always so much fun! :)
    I hope you quit coughing soon and feel better. Prayers going up for you, my friend.

  14. What a bunch of great finds! The chair is especially cool. I have a similar desk chair that I'm sitting in right now. Mine has a leather seat that has been destroyed through the years. It's suppose to be on my to do list. I think it's great that yours has the great history though. I think that's what makes for the fun of it.

    Get yourself well and have a great day!

  15. Wow! Boy, did you ever find some great deals on those amazing finds! I love going thrift shopping especially for those prices! That chair was probably the best deal of the day. Nice, very nice. I love looking for old plates to hang up in my plate hanger in my dining room. I love the yellow ones! Very cherry indeed!

    I hope you get to feeling better soon!


  16. I found you from -Sugar, Spice & Southern Life-. I don't have a blog, just read them. Just wanted to say what a sweet, expressive face your puppy has. Hope you feel better, lots of bad stuff going around. I think I'm just south of where you are, Sarasota. Shirley

    1. Thank you for taking time to visit me...:) what a sweet comment about my Sadie! She truly does have the sweetest, most expressive face. She is a big baby....and just a little spoiled! I sure hope Sarasota is having better weather and temperatures than we've had here! Do stop by again!
      Blessings, Vicky

  17. Love all your thrifty finds Vicky! The little oil can is a ring holder. I have one that my mom painted years ago in my dressing room holding all my rings :o) I think mine has white flowers of some sort, I'll have to look closer when I go back upstairs.



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