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Thrifted on Thursday

I love when Mom comes into town for many reasons – an added perk is that I get to be-bop to and fro, which is what I did today!

And this afternoon, I got to do some speed thrifting – my 2 fav thrift stores in H- town, The Guild Shop and Blue Bird Circle – close at 3:30pm and 4pm, respectively.  Here are the treasures I got:

I got all three for less than 16 bucks!  The pressed glass compote (left) was only $2!  They claim the covered candy dish (right) is crystal – I am suspect.  And the small plate in the middle is another piece of Depression glass.  So good additions to my collection.  I didn’t get to check out anything but the glassware – not enough time!  I’ll have to head back at some point.

More treasures…

I was out during my lunch break last week and was able to do a little thrifting – it was quite a nice experience, compared to when I go on Saturdays.  I guess on Saturdays it is just so packed.

Anyway, I got some great additions to my hobnail collection:


A shorter, wider hobnail milk glass vase.  I didn’t have this shape yet, so glad that I was able to snag it.

IMG_3495A vintage depression glass cup and saucer – with the same exact pattern as the plates that I had bought earlier!



Not hobnail, but totally loved the shape – it is adorable!  And it was on “sale” – the thrift store where I get these things will put dates on the price tag that decrease with the amount of time they are out on the store floor.  So I got this little treasure for just $1!  I wanted to put it on my windowsill to put my rings when I wash the dishes, but it is a bit too big to fit on the sill.  Regardless, I am sure I will find a good home for it, and I really just love it!

More Bumpy acquisitions…

A few weekends ago, I was home on a Saturday and able to go thrifting… here are some of the treasures I obtained:


These plates were labeled as Vintage Depression “Old Sandwich” pattern plates.  I love them!  Not exactly Hobnail, like I have been collecting, but in the same genre /family, so I figured I could branch out and add to my collection.


Some additional pieces of hobnail milk glass -the one on the right is my 2nd vase, so I definitely don’t need to get anymore in that shape.  My collection is filling out, but I don’t think I need to be thrifting any more for hobnail items.  Need to focus on Cash Money stuffs – hopefully we can get some furniture assembled this weekend and some clothing washed.

Labor Day trip photos and post to come!

One track mind

After seeing this post that uses vintage linens to make shoe bags, I have been really obsessed with finding some cool vintage linens.  But much easier said than done.

I did hit a few thrift stores, but most of them were too “nice” to even have old sheets.  Here are some of the treasures I found:

Fenton milkglass hobnail footed covered compote dish:


Milkglass hobnail vase:


A really great old drawer that we will hang on the wall with some curios on the little shelves:


All three were discovered at the Guild Shop of St. John the Divine – it really is a nice thrift shop.  And it is always hopping! I got there a few minutes after 10am (when it opened) and there were already a lot of folks there, with more arriving every second!

I got some really cool vintage napkins at my next stop, the Blue Bird Circle Resale Shop:


They remind me of vintage Vera prints.  I don’t think they are official Vera, but still very cute.

And I did find a couple vintage sheets:

IMG_2896The top green linen tablecloth is a vintage find that I carted down here from Richmond.  The other two were found at the Salvation Army here in H-town.  The little blue flowers is just a hemmed piece of fabric.  The lattice print is an actual vintage sheet!  Yay, finally!

I am wondering if Mumsie and Dad still have some of the old sheets they used to have when I was growing up.  I will investigate when we go up next month.