Saturday, July 21, 2012

5 Feet of Wicker, Metal Goods and a Girl on a Wire

 
I stopped at the Teen Challenge Thrift today, just because it was there. It's never a sure thing, but today I struck gold. Or actually, wicker. 5 feet of it. I'm betting it's from the 1940's, and was used to hold flower arrangements for a wedding or funeral. I'll eventually use it at my funeral, since I can assure you that there will never be another wedding. At an estate sale, I scored the following:

This perfectly blue muffin tin cost a quarter.  I'll say no more.

This is the opposite of a die-cut. Is there a word for that? It's a monogram, cut out of thin metal, perhaps tin. It also cost a quarter. It's the 2nd most fabulous thing I saw all day. And this is the first...

A sweet vintage pottery girl, holding her arms in the most fetching way. She left her skirt at home. I love her for that.

12 comments:

Penny said...

What great finds!! Penny

laurie -magpie ethel said...

you did way better than I did today.....quite an assortment!

Recycled Rita said...

Wow! Those are all wonderful finds!
I have never gotten that lucky at a thrift shop, I love the little pottery girl! karen....

SousLeCharme said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! So lovely.

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Lucky girl! If I'd been at those same sales, I'd have been giving you dirty looks for getting those goodies before I saw them. Unless.... I got to them first. Then you'd be giving me the dirty looks. LOL Those are some really neat things! I'm not giving any dirty looks, but I am about envious. ;-)

Kathy said...

Great finds! The girl with the wire skirt is FAB!!

Sue at Serendipity said...

A muffin tin with a handle?? And in blue?? Lucky you!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really found some wonderful and unusual items! I love the muffin tin! I hear you on 'no more weddings' !!
hugs, Linda

Andy's Attic said...

25 cents?? Really?? Unbeliveable!
Great scores...

Janet's Creations said...

Wow! Never mind that you "stole" them. Just wow because they are so cool. Lucky girl.

The Thrifty Momma Says said...

Love the muffin tin. Great scores:)

Vintage Christine said...

Me too on the "no more weddings"--if hubby goes before I do, I'm selling everything and moving into a cave. In the meantime, I'm jealous of you finding that muffin tin. Not completely jealous, since what would I do with a muffin tin in a cave?