Saturday, April 12, 2014

She is on a "Junkin" Roll...

My daughter recently spent a little time  "junkin" for vintage treasures again.
Turquoise TW bowl that will blend in quite well with her kitchen redo.
I think she said she paid 25cts.  No lid, but maybe will find one another time.
6 pyrex old town blue cups -  total $1.50
1 pyrex cup with butterfly pattern to go with one she found recently, and a anchor hocking milk glass mug  with a  strawberry pattern on the right.  She found one, but will be on the hunt for more.  I thought I would check around and see what I could find, and found one. One cup at $14.99 BIN !!!    Think I will keep looking. :)
2 mugs - 25cts. ea.
4 of these with a daffodil pattern - no markings, and so far she and I  have not been able to find any like them in our research.  Anyone happen to know anything about the maker, pattern, time period, etc.??  We both think they are from the 60's or 70's.
4 for $1.00 total.
Milk glass compote  to keep the other one company she scored recently - 50cts.
1972 SL party cookbook and 1974  BH and G snacks and appetizers cookbook - 50 cts. ea.
Total spent - $4.75.
Oh - A little side note:   When she tells the redhead cupid they are going "junkin", she gets excited and says "treasures".  Oh - they do learn early.
I am being optimistic and going to attempt to link up with the following events, but have a busy week ahead, so will see how it goes.

Linking up with: "Mosaic  Monday"
                            "Amaze Me Monday"
                            "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
                            "Inspire Me Tuesday"  
                            "Whats It Wednesday"
                           "Wow Us Wednesday"
                            "Share Your Cup Thursday"
                            "Thrifty Things Friday"
Hope you are looking forward to a great week!

ETA:  I have flowers in my courtyard again! :-D  More on that another time.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Long Neck Goose..

Click on picture to enlarge.
Click Picture to enlarges.
The End !

Linking up with "Outdoor Wednesday"
Hope everyone is having a great week!
Dab of This and That

Thursday, April 3, 2014

She Has Been "Junkin" Again....

A recent stop at GW, daughter added a few pieces to her vintage collection.
1971 King Seeley thermos.
1980 SL cookbook. She found several neatly, handwritten recipes tucked inside the book.
I have looked every where I know to look trying to find info. on the milk glass compote, as far as age, value, etc., and could not find one with the exact same pattern. Found many similar with a very wide price range.
Also, a pyrex cup to add to her on going collection,  and a wire basket with wooden handle that  is a reproduction, but will fit right in with her country/vintage/retro kitchen look.
thermos          .99
                                                           cookbook      l.99
                                                          wire basket   2.00    
                                                          Pyrex mug      .49
                                                 milk glass compote  .99
Looks like she found some treasures.
Yep!  I'd say she had a pretty successful "junkin" trip.
How about you - Been "junkin" lately ?
Linking up with  "Be Inspired"
                           "Thrifty Things Friday"
                           "Mosaic Monday"
                           "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
                           "Inspire Me Tuesday"
                           "Wow Us Wednesday"
Have a great week!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mosaic Monday

Time is getting away - realized I have not posted in a week.   When out and about a couple of days ago, I  went in search for some pretty touches of Spring and just did not find a lot.  So...dug around in my archives and ran across these that I took on 3/19/11.  Big difference in what is in bloom (or not in bloom) so far this year.
Click on pic to enlarge.
That should be changing soon as "they" are predicting temps in the 70's every day this next week.
Linking up with "Mosaic Monday"
Be sure and visit Mary @ "Little Red House" to see what the other participants have to share with us this week.
Have a great week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Successful Junkin Day...

Most anyone who has read my posts recently, is aware that I have a daughter who collects vintage dishes (see note at end of post).  Well, she just happened to visit a GW store one  morning recently, just as one of the clerks was putting out some pieces for sale, and she immediately claimed it all.

Total for all - $7.00
So guess she was paying attention while munching on her soft pretzel, slathered with a bit of mustard, and following her Mom around at the flea market many years ago.
I taught her well !!  :)
Linking up with "Mosaic Monday"
                           "Nifty Thrifty Tuesday"
                           "Inspire Me Tuesday"
                           "Wow Us Wednesday"
                           "Share Your Cup Thursday"
Have a great week!

ETA:  The snack set and casserole are by Fire King, and the Corelle ware cups by Corning have the same butterfly gold pattern as the Pyrex dishes in a previous post..

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy First Day of Spring !!

First day of Spring!  How about you - What did you do today ?
Me?  I stayed in - close to the comforts of home.  Not what I had planned, but do what you gotta do.  Don't know if something I ate, or one of those "ugly bugs" floating around out there in public places got me.   I did work on the never ending  "L" 
I don't really do Spring cleaning or Fall cleaning - just  try to get it done when needed.  Or, just add to the "L" - procrastinate and do whenever.  
Marked off several things already  done, but then turned around and added that many more.  Anyone running a household knows how that goes - it is a never ending job.
The temps are actually trying to climb a bit lately, which sends us hopes of soon seeing the pretty little faces of wild violets popping up.
 Most all of the country has had to deal with the extreme cold/snow/ice, and those certainly are not conditions that you go out,  and "piddle around in the courtyard flower beds".  This is a pic I took of some violets that popped up in my flower bed a a few years ago.  I always have some to bloom each Spring, but that particular year there was a bumper crop.  Should have taken more pics that Spring, as there were so many, and they lasted for a while  - which is unusual.
 My Error:  Recently I cleaned out my email, and saw where I responded to a couple of bloggers more than once on the same comment/questions, etc.. I apologize.  Still dealing with  "drain bamage" as a result of to much going on, and  a long, cold, miserable Winter.
Looking forward to  warmer days, blue skies, and beautiful Spring flowers.
Thanks for stopping by -
These are for you!
Have a  wonderful weekend !!!
 Dab of This and That

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ooops !

Think I may have started a pyrex addiction here!  During one of my decluttering episodes, I gave one of my daughters these 2 pieces...
Then  she found these 2 matching dishes.  Actually, I had one of the divided dishes at one time also.  Was thinking it might have been broken, but now think I remember selling it  in a yard sale many years ago.  Never used it, and never thought about what it might be worth years later.
Now she has a set !

And has started another color set...
Said she was looking for more of the turquoise, but most has been pricey.    It is  a perfect addition  to their "kitchen redo".  Posted about "here".
Their plans are to leave some of the upper cabinets open to display their collection.
Yep!  Looks like someone is hooked.....
Linking up with " Mosaic Monday"
                           "Inspire Me Tuesday"
                           "Wow Us Wednesday"
                           "Share Your Cup Thursday" 
Dab of This and That

ETA:  Wake up "Mother Nature" and get with the program  - First day of Spring is 3/20/14!!!!