Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thrift Haul and A Giveaway!

Lets start with the most fun part first - the giveaway!  My blog will be 1 year old August 22nd!  I wouldn't have stuck to it for so long had it not been for this awesome community we have here, so this is my way of saying thank you for all the support.  I'll fill a small-ish box with various fabulous goodies.  Could be some postcards, salt and pepper shakers, and maybe even a piece of Pyrex.  Whatever I can find that is worthy of my blog friends could be in that box.  So, are you ready to enter?!  I was going to do one of those raffle copter things, but that is way to complicated for me.  Soooo...
To enter:
1.  Follow me on Bloglovin with the button conveniently located to the right.
2.  Follow me on Instagram - come on guys, I need more pictures to look at!
3.  Follow me via email using the box on the right.
4.  Follow me on Etsy - easy access is to the left and right! 
5.  Favorite my shop on Etsy.
6.  Leave a comment on this post.
If you already do any of those things, let me know in the comments because they will still count towards your entries.  So there you have it, 6 different easy ways to enter in this giveaway!  On August 22nd I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner.   Oh, and this is open to non-US residents too!

Now on to the hodge podge of goods!

I didn't have another good Pyrex score like last week, but this graduated cylinder is made by Pyrex.  It's pretty cool and probably going to stay with me.  My other neat science-y find is this slide kit, complete with scalpel and neat pokie thing. 
Two cute tin recipe boxes.  Both will be listed on Etsy soon.  
Happy little hippo planter.
This paper cutter is a bit rough looking, but it cuts like a hot knife through butta!  
My only Christmas find this week.  It has a bit of a chip, but I've never seen one like this so I had to get it.  
Another Made in Japan item, this little Lefton wall hanging/vase is so sweet it hurts!   She'll be listed on Etsy soon too.
I drilled some holes in the bottom of this hand painted pot and added a plant The Grandma gave me for my birthday.  It reminds of the ceramic stuff Jamie has been doing at Owl Really.
Something about a good tiki face always gets me.  This doesn't have a makers mark but it's awfully heavy and looks old to me, though I'm not sure.  Does anyone know anything about this dude?
And last but not least, I found this Pyrex Georges Briard beverage server.   This thing is so cool, but I don't know much about it.  After a bit of research, it will be listed on Etsy.

Have a great week everyone and don't forget to enter for the giveaway!  


  1. Looks like a great haul! My favorite is the too sweet flower holder, yum. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Congrats on your blogiversary! You got some cool find this week-I especially love that Georges Briard server! Phillip knows a lot about tiki stuff and he said that the glass is modern. We've actually had great luck with tikis in our antique space-vintage or modern-it all sells eventually!

    I'm already following you on Bloglovin' and I just started following you on Etsy and Instagram!

    -Melissa @ Scavenger Hunt

  3. I love all your finds. Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary!

  4. You found some great things!! I have the same recipe box as the one on the left, it was my grandmother's and it's full of her recipes!

    Happy Blogiversary!! And many more!! Thanks for the chance to win some treasures - I follow you on Bloglovin, I'd follow you on Instagram but nothing happens when I click on the icon - what's your user name?? Mine is mackaypj

  5. And I follow you through email too!

  6. Woo-hoo- a give away! thanks for a chance to win.

    I didn't know you were so new to blogging. I started in 08 and one of the reasons I started was because of give aways! There were so many back then. Ah, the good ole days. ;)

    I'd love a big paper cutter like that but I remember them scaring me to death when I was a kid!

    PS I follow through blog lovin.

  7. Congrats on your almost 1 year! Blogging can be a serious time sucker but so worth it.

    I love that you found the Pyrex science stuff. I imagine that you may have a hard time getting it to your booth:-)

    Have a great week & enter me in your drawing!!


  8. Yeah, a giveaway!

    I follow you on Bloglovin AND Etsy. I also favored your shop. You can find me by my username melissasantiques. :)

  9. Congrats on the anniversary. I read you thru bloglovin. The Santa pitcher is great and I have the same one in my collection...he is a keeper.

  10. Love it all, especially the cylinder! I love science bits but rarely find them. Congrats on your one year, you're doing an amazing job with the blog :)

  11. I follow your Etsy shop, love it.

  12. And I sent an instagram request, glad to have more photos to look at, too!

  13. Oh, I'm glad to have Bloglovin' now, so I won't miss your posts!

    Such cute finds, love the recipe boxes, and the Georges Briard, he was one prolific designer. I passed on a paper cutter a couple weeks ago and am still kicking myself!

    Have a good week! :) Pam

  14. I have a couple of those clear tiki glasses. They used to serve Pina Coladas or Mai Tais in them in the Bar at the Polynesian Hotel at Disneyworld. This was back in the late 70s early 80s and you got to keep the glass.


  15. Such great thrift finds! I starting following your blog not to long ago, as you were the first person to comment on my new blog! I really enjoy yours and thanks for visiting mine! I just need to be more consistent! Congratulations on your almost one year!


  16. What IS IT about vintage paper cutters? I love them so much that I've bought one every time I've found it. And a person doesn't really need more than one! Love yours!

  17. OH!! That little wall vase IS adorable! So sweet!

    I love vintage paper cutters. I wish they didn't take up so much room. The logo on that one is really neat.

  18. Just recently started following you through my email...does that count to enter? ;-) Great your posts/pics!

  19. I am following you on Bloglovin'. I would follow you on Instagram, but I can't get it to work on my phone lately!!

  20. Congratulations on your Blogoversary! Good finds all around, but my favorite has to be the Georges Briard. I think it will do well.

  21. Hi! I follower you on bloglovin.....:)

  22. Hi! I followed you via email! :)

  23. Hi! I liked your etsy shop! Cute! :)

  24. Hi! I'm following you on pinterest! :)

  25. Hi! Congratulations on you anniversary! Thank you for letting us celebrate with you by having a fun giveaway! :)

  26. Happy blogiversary!!! I follow via Blog Lovin and Instagram!

  27. I have a little paper cutter and use it all the time. It is amazing how handy those little cuties are.

  28. Love those recipes boxes and that paper cutter (swooning!) Happy blogiversary - count me in for the giveway! I already follow you on Bloglovin'.

  29. I believe that tiki glass has also been sold at Red Robin restaurants for their Mai-Tai's back in the 90's. Love your blog, happy anniversary!

  30. I've been enjoying reading your blog as the updates are sent to my email. I also registered to follow you on bloglovin' and I've been following you on IG for a few weeks now. YAY!

  31. OK! I'm now signed up with BlogLovin.

  32. Follow via email.

    I'm glad I finally got my entry in... last minute.. procrastination.. my usual thing.


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