Monday, June 28, 2010

Weekend Treasure Hunting

It’s not often that I spend my Saturday morning looking for treasures at yard sales, thrift stores, etc., but I always enjoy these mornings when I do.  It’s fun to find pieces to add to my glassware collection.  There were three juice glasses in this pattern for .50 each.

P6281645Then I found a matching tray at another yard sale.  It was a shock when the owner said that she only wanted a dollar for it.  This is a large piece, just over 12 inches in diameter and in perfect condition.  It will be great for passing around tea sandwiches or assorted pastries.

P6281644This blue willow jug was made in England by Soho Pottery c1930.  This piece cost me a dollar and a half. 

P6281648 It fits right in with some of my other blue and white china.

P6281651 The bunny figurine is quite heavy and the owner said it was $4, but it had a $2 sticker, so I bought it for the lower price.  It will probably find a home in my sunroom.

P6281654My daughter-in-love collects dolphins and I found her this pretty Wyland limited edition figurine called "King of the Sea” for under $2.

P6281657P6281658The waves are so pretty with lots of detail and icy cool color. 

Seems like I never come home from these sales without at least a couple of books.   This time it was Pillsbury Annual Recipes 2010 and The Eat-Clean Diet (expanded edition 2007).  

This is cheap entertainment at it’s best.  The “best” being that after the fun is done, you have something great to show for it.  I just might have to fit in a few more weekends of treasure hunting during July and August.


Angela McRae said...

Wow, you really scored! And I *love* that you found matching pieces. $1 for ANY glass tray will always be a find, but that one is amazing! Depending on how you accessorize, you can use it year-round, too. Christmas when paired with red, spring with other greens and pastels ... fun!

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Wow! I want to tag along with you - I never find anything that nice. My mom had those exact green glasses, and my friend's mom had them in brown . . . I haven't seen them in years but your brought back great memories. Have a great week!

Marilyn said...

Great finds! Love the bunnies. I know you will find a very special place for them.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a fun day and nice finds! I have one of those little juice glasses. Love the bunnies!


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