All of my finds this week are not vintage some are simply thrifty.
You know I can never pass up a good deal on things that I love. Lets look at the thrifty goodies first.
Full price for this big boy sitting on the vintage picnic basket (I’ll tell you about you about it later) is around $15 but he cost me $2.
I couldn’t believe that a box of new Shiny Brite ornaments made it through Christmas and the after Christmas sales. This box set me back a whopping $6.50 at TJ Maxx way on the back of a shelf of half off Christmas decor.
My last thrifty find was three canvas table runners for around $1 each. I see a stencil project in my future.
I already have a picnic basket like this one in my collection so this one is booth bound after it undergoes a transformation. The red check liner is pretty shabby and there is a damaged place on the lid. I plan to remove the shabby liner, fix the lid, paint the basket, and add some embellishments to it. I’ll share it with you when I get around to the makeover.
Napkin rings pull me in like a magnet. These are a pewter like metal and monogrammed.
Each ring has three initials engraved on the band. The last initial is the same on all four so maybe they belonged to a family of four. Keep or sell??
The colors I’m using in the sun room are grey, pink, and ivory. So when I saw two boxes of pink Christmas ornaments into the cart they went.
They were 75 cents for the two boxes. They are circa 1980.
Another tennis racket you say in exasperation, well in defense, I bought it more for the wooden press frame than the racket. I’ve seen several adorable projects on Pinterest that I want to try made with wooden tennis racket frames.
I just couldn’t resist getting this 80’s brass “No Smoking” sign. Many many years ago smoking in the office building where I worked was commonplace. I would have loved to put this sign on my desk since I’ve never been a smoker. When the smoking laws changed I was ecstatic.
Don’t forget that the Vintage Charm party is open until 8:00 AM EST Monday, January 18th so come join the fun.
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