FTT Week 66 – Vintage and Thrifty Finds

All of my finds this week are not vintage some are simply thrifty.

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You know I can never pass up a good deal on things that I love.  Lets look at the thrifty goodies first.

Large Mason Jar

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.

New Shiny Brites

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.

Canvas Table Runners

My last thrifty find was three canvas table runners for around $1 each.  I see a stencil project in my future.

Vintage Picnic Basket

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.

Monogramed Napkin Rings

Napkin rings pull me in like a magnet.  These are a pewter like metal and monogrammed.

Vintage Monogrammed Napkin Rings

 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??

Vintage Pink Ornaments

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.

Vintage Dark Pink Ornaments

 They were 75 cents for the two boxes.  They are circa 1980.

Vintage Tennis Racket w press frame

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.

Brass No Smoking Sign

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.

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  1. Oh Sharon, you know my favorite, I bet. Those napkin rings with monograms – C for the surname (though I was sorta relieved none of them match anyone I know). I’d be keeping that entire blue, white, silver vignette. I can also remember those days of in-office smoking – so glad they’re behind us. I hope this is my year of disciplining myself in scaling back purchasing and, instead, whittling down my inventory. We’ll see how that goes.

  2. Sharon,
    Such lovely vintage finds! I love those napkin rings and I would keep them if I were you!
    I love mason jars too and the lid is neat on the one you found!Also love those pink ornaments. They almost look opalescent in the photo, very pretty! It’s so fun to find these treasures, isn’t it?

    • Thanks Linda. I am keeping the napkin rings for now at least. My love of treasure hunting is why I have a booth in an antique mall!sb

  3. I so love the pink ornaments! And I just passed up a tennis racket in a wire frame this past week, been kicking myself since! I didn’t even have an idea in mind, I just like the way they look! Can’t wait to see what you do with yours. xoKathleen

    • Thanks Kathy. I need to get started on that project. That’s my problem too many projects planned not enough completed. sb

  4. Your found some lovely finds…love the pink ornaments and and a basket full of them. I’ll have to check out pinterest to see what you can do with wooden tennis frames?

  5. Dear Sharon:
    Some great tips here and ideas and oozing with creativity. I can’t wait to see what you do with the picnic basket! So glad you shared.

  6. The napkin rings are my favorite because I love anything engraved. Plus the picnic basket will look great with a makeover.

  7. Great finds – love the napkin rings.

  8. Those ornaments are so pretty and such a great deal! I think the napkin rings are my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Talk of the Town.

  9. I love have a look at thrifty and vintage finds. Treasure hunting is so fun! I’ve seen several tennis racket projects, too. I’ll look forward to seeing what you do with yours. Thank you for sharing your finds with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. I hope to see you there today.

    • Thanks Beverly. When I co hosted The Southern Special you and your daughter linked up there quite often. I enjoy your blog very much.

  10. Pink ornaments AND silver napkin rings in one trip! Oh my lordy! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou Sharon. Love, Mimi xxx


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