Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Thrifting Finds - Labor Day Weekend

I found some great stuff over the holiday weekend - there were flea markets and yard sales galore!! First pic is showing a big 'ol hard plastic light up Santa, that my hubby found, and was only 50 cents! Next to it is one of my finds at a yard sale, a very old Fisher Price musical chimes toy - it is so sweet, and I love the vintage images on the part that rolls over the floor.

Here is a closeup of the metal part, too darn cute for words! Oh, and it was only $1.00!!

Now this was the find of the whole weekend! I have been looking for another rocking chair for quite some time - I am pretty fussy about them because I want it to be extremely comfortable, and most of the ones I try out were not. This one was love at first sight, found at a yard sale for $10 - it is solid oak and one of a kind. It was handmade by a father for his daughter, and has been passed down in the family for three generations. It is super comfy, and has a handmade leather cushion on it too. My hubby cleaned it up as soon as we got home, and gave it a good oiling. It is beautiful, and I will cherish it for a long, long time. (Don't you wonder how someone could ever part with a beautiful item like this, that has been in a family for a long time?) Guess I am just too sentimental...LOL

And another great find - vintage Tiki mugs!!! These will be added to my ever-growing Tiki collection. A find at 50 cents each!

Here is a sweet little old porcelain doll, she is only about 4 inches tall. She was only 25 cents.

This cute doll was still in the box, she is missing one of her socks. I thought she was adorable and had to come home with me. She was only 50 cents!

Another favorite find of the weekend was this pair of swan planters - they are rather large, about 12" tall. Hubby spotted these and knew I would want them. I love the colors of them, although it does not show that well in the photo. They were $2.00 for the pair!



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28 comments:

PEA said...

Such wonderful treasures you found over the weekend!! I so love that toy also, that really is vintage! That rocking chair is also beautiful...like you, I find it hard to believe what some people will part with, especially if it's handmade by a family member. Their loss, our gain though:-) xox

Amy said...

Gosh what lovely classic items you found, I love the swans :-)

Anonymous said...

I've seen those swans before, I just can't remember who has them.

DayByDay

Heidi Ann said...

I am amazed at what you are able to find - and envious!! What a fabulous assortment of inexpensive treasures! I love everything! Wow.

Flea Market Queen said...

OK...I need to move! So many of you find the best stuff. I love it all, especially the vintage toy! How sweet is that...
Priscilla

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

That chair is to DIE FOR!!!!!! That's the best score ever!

Alexia said...

Howdy! I must say, you are a master thrifter. "I'm not worthy!" haha! you find the coolest stuff. That rolling toy- I bet it makes a prettyful sound.

Also, thank you ever so for visiting me! I shall visit often to gaze in awe at your thriftyness.

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great finds! I love the swans :-)
Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs. Britt

GeorgiaPeachez said...

What great finds! That chair was a steal! Love the swans, I can just see the yellow insides, sweet!
xo, suzy

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Oh, I LOVE that Santa!
:)

woof nanny said...

It's amazing that you found that chair, but what the hell is wrong with the people who parted with something wonderful like that? I would be mortified if someone in my family did that. I'm glad it found a home where someone can love and appreciate it though. And that tin toy is incredible too.

sweetheartville said...

Wawaweewoo! Those are some great finds!

Lori said...

Hey you sure did awesome! The santa is adorable! That chair looks like a Craftsman style chair and if it is it's worth some$$$$ I wish I could have checked things out this weekend! Hopefully crossing my fingers and toes I will get alittle MI antiqueing in this weekend! Later, Lori

Pattie - Chicagoland, IL said...

Wow! Where in the world do you do your thrifting???? Your finds are amazing. I am jealous, jealous, jealous!

How I would love that chair in my little office. It is definitely a reading chair.

Monica said...

TIKI!!!!! TIKI!!!!

MaryB said...

What a great weekend you had. The chair is my favorite, then the swans...like you asked me..lol

jungle dream pagoda said...

So amazing! That rocker! Wow! I also adore the Santa!

Erin D. said...

Hi Feathers! Thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comments! :O) We are going to paint soon and do a little more decorating, so it's going to look even better soon!

Oh my gosh your blog rocks!!! I love your thrifty finds! I just started thrifting too and am going to post some awesome finds next week!
You find the coolest stuff! I love those swans especially, very beautiful!
And that Chair is great! The funny thing is we have 2 like that, 1 is rocking, but they were from a store, and in my Hubby's family, his Grandfather bought them in about 1914, and we are working on stripping layers of paint off and staining them so we can put them in our living room. And the coolest thing about them is the fabric that is still on them that was hidden under ugly black vinyl was the fabric they put on in 1948 and it's still in pretty good shape! So we are keeping that fabric, it's classic 40's/50's nubby fabric with pattern cut into it in a rusty dark rose color, it's awesome!

See ya more later and nice to meet you! :O)

Vintage Hunter said...

What a great chair! I can't believe it when people can give up items like that either. I love the old Santa too. I have a snowman one that is similar that I just love.

amy h. said...

Love the baby doll. Love the swans. Love your blog name.

everydayhealy said...

waw... U always got all the fantastic decorative items. The chair... really cheap and nice. And the mug, unique! :)

Wanda said...

Just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it. You're going straight into my bookmarks!

Love seeing your finds! I'd have raced you at least for the Santa and little, porcelain girl.

Helena said...

Oooh, what wonderful things! That chair brings back memories for me. My dad had one just like that when I was a kid, and that was always "his" chair! I have to ask my Mom whatever happened to that.

Gina said...

Wow, what gems you have there!

Carrie said...

Love your blog! What fun it is to find great stuff! I had a good deal yesterday - 8 items for $3.30 including tax. See my post from Oct. 2.

Alexia said...

I'm tagging your blog! if you wanna play along, come see my last post. :)

Vaudeville Vintage said...

Oh you post your weekend haul too! So do I! Love the tikis- 50 cents! what a steal! If you have time and want to go take a peek, I have some recent photos of the goodies I got! The blog post is called something like sherbert colored retro goodies? Cool blog! I'll have to visit again sometime! Kelly from Vaudeville Vintage

Mitzi said...

Hi there, I just found your blog and it is right up my alley! I added you to my link list and will be back soon, with snacks and coffee so I can read through the archives. ;)