Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Treasure Hunt

One of my dreams is to head east to go to an antique fair and such to find all sorts of treasures; such as sewing notions, dishes, and other nick-knacks. Since I don't think that will happen anytime soon, I can't help myself from stopping by at the local thrift stores every now and then.

Guess what I found on my last trip...

I found beautiful sets of Pilex. They were at picture frames and baskets section which was totally out of place. When I looked around I found a couple more on the opposite side of the shelf. I stood there to examine their condition and was leaving the section of the room when a man approached to me and said, "I saw a worker take more of the same type of dishes to that direction. You might find them still."

What a nice person! I said thank you and quickly went to the dish section and there they were; I found smaller ones to go with the other ones. Yeah! Don't you love small acts of kindness like that from a stranger?

Small Frames: I was indeed looking for frames like those so I can spray paint to fun colors. They were a dollar each. You can't beat that price.

I got 2 yards of vintage looking Terri cloth at the sewing section. I thought it is a bath towel for a second but I think it was sold at the fabric store. I am thinking about finding really soft fabric for the back (maybe minky?) and make a small blanket. I LOVE the color theme and the flower design on this one.

Small tray. Get this (grin), this tray has fold away legs. Rachel found a wooden tray we’ve owned for years recently, and loved the idea of a "tiny table" and asked us to bring her meals next time when she gets sick. I immediately knew she would flip when she sees this tray.

The last items are copper jello molds. I have been looking for them for quite a while. That day I hit a goldmine, well...copper mine!! They were in such a great shape and almost brand new. They were $1.50 each except the big one. My intention was to spray paint them to use them as decoration, but since they are in such a good condition, I am going to hold off for a bit and see what I really want to do with them.

That's why I can't help but sucked in to thrift stores. Being a curious person the thrill of "What if's" is so hard to resist. :)

11 comments:

diegoagogo said...

Way to go stranger!! What a lovely thing to do.
I would be so tempted to use the copper as Christmas wall decorations with candles in front so they reflect in the copper.
Cheers
Lush

jinxxxygirl said...

I was just getting ready to get rid of some of those copper jello molds as i didn't feel they 'went' with my new home but now you've made me rethink it....what can i do with them to make them work?? I'm curious to see what you come up with....

I'm thinking...spray paint them a darker color then when dry rough up the paint to let some copper peek thru......?? Thanks! Hugs! deb

Brenna said...

LOVE those copper molds! What a find!

MaryBeth said...

I have that exact same set of bowls - the green one with white flowers is my favorite! A beloved aunt gave them to me years ago and I use them often. I smiled when I saw the picture of your awesome thrift store finds.

Lisa D Ray said...

The first of this year I took my molds and made like a Mobile out of mine,it is posted on my Blog "Life Can Be Simple".They are used and better yet out of the way.Just a thought.

Crystelle Boutique said...

Great finds! How fun is it to have nice people help you out.... :)

hugs x
crystelle
http://www.crystelleboutique.com

Rachel said...

Wow! You hit the motherlode! I almost bought those same jello molds, but passed them up because I'm already too much of a horder. Fun to see you the other day. I LOVE everything you got. I'm a Pyrex lover, and the frames are amazing!

Rachel said...

Wow! You hit the motherlode! I almost bought those same jello molds, but passed them up because I'm already too much of a horder. Fun to see you the other day. I LOVE everything you got. I'm a Pyrex lover, and the frames are amazing!

Sachiko Aldous said...

Hi everyone, it is so fun to hear that some of you have the same molds!

Rachel-

I loved the things you had in your cart too! :) I guess we have kind of the same taste. It was fun to see you there. Oh, and by the way, I have other plans for the little buttons too. :)

ellen said...

I love pyrex! I'm jealous.

Leslie said...

My mom had all of those pyrex dishes when I was growing up! I think we eventually broke them all. But, I remember them well.

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