Friday, January 3, 2014

My Thrifting Finds Of The Day - 1/3/14

Hi Everyone,  I hope you all had a very happy and wonderful New Year!  I made a New Year's resolution to "do more thrifting" - because that is one resolution that I know I will keep!  LOL  I did manage to get to one Estate sale this time, and I almost didn't go because the weather here has been miserable.  I also was able to visit my usual bunch of Thrift Shops too. 

First up is a bunch of Thanksgiving Gurley candles - now, I don't know if I am very late finding them, or wayyyyy to early for next Thanksgiving!  Either way, I am happy to find them because my Thanksgiving collection needs some new additions to it.

At this same sale, I also found a sweet little vintage stuffed Reindeer toy (minus his antlers, which I did not notice at the time - duh!), and some old Christmas lights.  This box has "Hollywood" Christmas lights with Mazda lamps.

The other box is for Noma lights, but look at the graphics on this box!  They are really beautiful and the color is vibrant.  "Strings of Color Light All Year 'Round" - and it looks like they have lots of holidays covered here.  There is a cute little Christmas cottage with the lights on it, Halloween black cat and pumpkin, and even Uncle Sam makes an appearance on the box!

A cute little statue of a doggy patiently waiting next to the mailbox.  Not sure what he is waiting for, unless he wants to lift his leg on it!  :)   After purchasing the little dog, all afternoon this song kept running through my head.... ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ "how much is that doggy in the window" ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫  arf!  arf!

My next stop at the Thrift yielded a nice little haul of vintage jewelry - colorful glass beads, black and white enamel chains, a goldtone double link chain, a red rose enamel pin, bone china pastel flowers pin, 2 pair of beaded cluster earrings, and an orphan earring made of pretty lime green crystal faceted beads.  Some of this I will use in my crafting projects. 

 Close up of the 2 flower pins and lone earring.


Another pic of the cluster earrings.

A pretty little girl statue, she has sweet little pink flowers all over her dress and hat.
Next up is a purchase I made from my blog friend Diane's Etsy Shop, Lydia's Post.  I am starting a collection (uh-oh, another collection!) of vintage white plastic kitschy Christmas decorations - I already found a white tree this year, and this will add to the display of stuff that I want around the tree.  It is really cute, and Diane also sent a sweet handmade card along with it.  Isn't it pretty!

Back to a bag of random junk at the Thrift shop, I found a little pink Easter bunny and carrot candle.  Gurley?  There was no tag on it, so I am not sure.  Either way, it is adorable.

That must have been my day for jewelry, because at the next shop I found several bags containing gobs of mostly vintage jewelry.  More stuff to use for the crafting projects....yippee!  I am surprised that the floors have not caved in at my house, because of all the "crafting and jewelry supply stuff" that I have amassed over the years.  I have calculated that I will have to live to be 500 years old before I can get all these projects done  :)  ...but does that stop me from buying more????   sheesh...

A beautiful vintage pink pottery vase!  They were bringing carts out of new stuff to put on the shelves, and I was at the right place at the right time.  It is about 12" tall, and in perfect condition.

Next I found a little box of prisms - I am not sure if someone made them, or if they came that way.  Little white ceramic roses attached to a crystal prism.  There are only 4 of them, so I will have to think of something to put them on.

And last but not least, a cute little red and white crocheted pot holder.  It will go in the "potholder collection"....and yes, I have one of those too....   LOL

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you all have a wonderful week of thrifting!

Linking up with:
Thriftasaurus at Sir Thrift A Lot
Thrifty Things Friday
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Everyday Vintage
Junkin Joe  
Pink Saturday


  1. Awwwe, a Dream Pet, but he's missing his antlers. Still adorbs though! The graphics on that box are ahhhhhhmazzzing!!! & I was going to buy salt n pepper shakers that looked like those Indian candles, but they were broken. Damn grab bags!

  2. I want some of those Indian candles! So cute. You did great with all your finds.

  3. Such fabulous finds!!! In love with the little puppy! Thanks for sharing!!! WISHES FOR A PICTURE PERFECT NEW YEAR...HUGS!

  4. I've been searching for Indian Gurley candles for years! You lucky lady. Lots of great stuff in this post. What fun!

  5. You really found some great things!! How fun you must have had on this shopping trip! Love the candles and the plastic sled, great finds. Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!

  6. Great finds-- especially for this time of year. That bunny cangle is probably a Gurley. The Noma box is stunning. Many thanks for the mention and link. Very thoughtful of you!

    1. What the heck is a "cangle?" Hope everyone knows I meant candle. Sorry!

  7. Wow! I love the Indian gurley candles, I collect them and have never see them. And that string of lights for the entire year has to be a one of a kind! I am envious!

  8. Like it is said, you hit the jackpot with all these finds.

  9. What beautiful and fun finds!! Love all that jewelry!!! I love collecting vintage brooches and jewelry pieces, lovely!! xo Holly

  10. I really love that little deer and bunny! All beautiful finds!

  11. Love all your finds--esp. the Gurley candles :) I have a rather large collection of jewelry making bits and bobs myself, so I understand! Happy New Year, Diana

  12. You've found so many great things lately! Yes, the little pink bunny is a Gurley. Such a cute one! I really want to make one of those framed vintage jewelry x-mas trees. I think I need to start finding bags of jewelry like you do! Thanks for sharing! I'm really enjoying your new blog!
    Erica :)

  13. Love the Gurleys and the red deer is adorable even without antlers! I must admit my fav is the Pink Pottery!! Oh my, I love it!! Great finds and I really enjoyed seeing all your treasures. Thanks for joining TTF this week!
    hugs, Linda

  14. I would have bought the Dream Pet without the antlers, guess you can say he was a baby and had no antlers yet! Hah!

    Love the Noma box, I did a vintage light shelf this year and used some similar old boxes!

  15. I feel like I have found my home here on your blog! You love so many of the same things that I love! WOW! Love the sweet reindeer and little crochet dress! What fun finds....and lots more I've been looking at in your other posts! I'm putting you on my blog list of favs! I don't want to miss anything! Sweet hugs!

  16. That bunny is definitely a Gurley. I have a few with the sticker still attached. You found some awesome stuff for sure! Love all the jewelry bits and would have not been able to leave them behind either. I'm so envious of the amount of time you have had to thrift and hunt for treasures! Maybe next week when the kids are back in school..

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  17. Happy Pink Saturday, Pixie. I am so glad you joined us today, and I invite you to come back often.

    You really had a great thrifting day. I remember my mother wearing cluster earrings.