Hello ladies!! I want to say a big THANK YOU for all the well-wishes on my return to blogland and all the lovely remarks on my last two posts. SO good to be back!
I am kicking back, watching an episode of Father Knows Best (I've rewatched these DVDs about 100 times, I love the show) and decided to post on some recent second hand finds. Y'all know me and my second hand shopping! Below are some treasures I found mostly at the local Value Village, with a few items from a Sunday trip to the antique store:
I was particularly excited about these milk glass vases that I got for a dollar each and the little milkclass candy dish (is that what those are? I'm not 100% sure) also for a dollar. The candy dish went on my shelf from the previous post and I haven't decided yet on a home for the vases.
I was also excited to see these pretty little creamers, each about a dollar each as well, which also found their home on my redone shelf in the kitchen. Cute!
This one is sort of hard to see, but it's a cast iron 'basket' built for two bottles of wine,with a cute little rooster on the front. I think I paid 3 dollars for it.
These aren't very glamorous, but they are just what I needed: two little bags of assorted plate stands. I have some plates and also some books that I'd like to use as decorations around the house but haven't had any plate stands to use to prop them up. Now i've got about ten, for 2 dollars.
Unfortunately this picture is blury, but hopefully you can see that I got three old LP records with really cute retro covers. I am going to use them when I update my mantle soon. Isn't this college songs one from the 50s super cute? One dollar!
Yesterday I popped into the MCC Thrift store in town and found these little treasures:
I got a few mason jars to make more of those coffee bean candle holders from the last post, for a quarter each, a pretty hurricane glass that I'll use with a nice candle, and a bright red dish I have stored with my Christmas dishes and will fit in beautifully on my holiday table this year. I also got this lovely white cookie jar, which is something I really needed:
Isn't it cute? I paid 3 dollars for it, which is sort of high for my uber-cheap self at a thrift store, but it's a nice size, good condition, nice and sturdy, and it's milky white and fits my kitchen decor well. And last but not leaast, I found this fantastic treasure:
It's a book called Happiness for Husbands and Wives, and was written by a Christian doctor in 1950. Look at the adorable cover pages:
What a sweet little family, dad coming home from a long day at work, little girls happy to greet him, and our sister in an apron, the loving housewife at the door to say 'Welcome Home'. So sweet!
And I love the font on the title page- so 1950. I've been reading it some already and find it to be a beautiful little book. Times have really changed since 1950, but the challenges and joys of marriage, and the truth of God's word concerning love and life remain the same. And I paid a wopping 1.50 for this vintage find.
Well, that just about does it for the evening. Time to turn off Father Knows Best and spend some time with my heavenly Father. I'm reading the minor prophets right now, and they are amazing, regularly overlooked gems.
See you soon, ladies! Thanks for stopping by!