Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Bit of Thrifting



Hello treaure hunters near and far. As promised I have a few new finds to show you. I am a sucker for all things birdie, don't ask me why. The little vase above is made in Austria and the set of birds below will be adorning our xmas tree.




The silver vase is the newest addition to my collection, and was reduced by $5 because it is roughly inscribed 'Podger' underneath..hahaha




On the way home from the church sale last week we stopped into the tip shop and found a huge box of beaded fruit! Oh, I love beaded fruit so I was very excited. Below are a few pieces to show you along with the silver tray that I picked up for 50 cents. Love the little ball and claw feet.




The art nouveau posy holder? and silver lid top (perfect for a paper weight) were also found at the church sale, 50 cents each.



This gorgeous velvet June Millinery hat is defiantly a keeper, along with the faux fur winter hat that I got for free.




We are heading out this morning to trash and treasure...we are running a little late and hopefully will stop into Y's Buy as well on route to the mall (and the chocolate cafe).

Enjoy your Sunday, Tam x

14 comments:

Rosetta said...

Che dolci uccellini!Proprio belli!un bacio,Rosetta

the old boathouse said...

Now Tam you need to model that winter hat...it is very Narnia...he he, but so fabulous!! That silver tray with the feet is amazing too, I am a sucker for ball and claw feet. Is it hall marked it looks good quality? xx Katherine

Nelly said...

I know I would have bought every bit of that lot.Hope you find more today.We dont have anything opened to look at cept the tip shop which is usually tippy stuff lol and I dont want to lug 4 grandies with me either.Hope you find some lovelys to share today

Kylie said...

Hi Tam, that frosted fruit is gorgeous, the most perfect Chrissy decoration...a lovely decoration for any time really.
Beautiful hats, v beautiful lady wearing them too x

Mystica said...

I hadnt seen beaded fruit before. Those are gorgeous. A frosted look almost.

Kimmie said...

Oh how I adore the birdies for your Xmas tree and the beaded fruit. Fabulous finds!

vintageandart said...

Geez Tam what bounty you've shown today, and your pics are awesome. Really likin your idea of birds decorating the Chrissy tree. l too love the beaded fruit, the nouveau posy holder is aged to perfection. l also got a chuckle out of you getting a fiver off the silver "podger" vase...could they have meant (old)codger haha!!!

Bayside Rose said...

Loing all of your stuff Tam! Birds and silver are my new loves these days. Hope you are well. x

Liz said...

Don't think I've ever seen beaded fruit before! Quite unusual. Love the hats!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Hello Vintage said...

Sorry if you get two replies from me,not sure if the last one went though. You have some really gorgeous finds there, love the silver.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh wow SUPER jealous Momma , what a wonderful haul!

Bella said...

That's it; you will definitely have to visit the south west of England again. I went to Glastonbury yesterday. As well as spell and cauldron shops (there is a large pagan / alternative scene here) there were loads of vintage and charity shops; all at a decent price too (not Bath prices).

Vintage Jane said...

I LOVE those hats and the model. The beaded fruits are beautiful - I can just see them on the Christmas table with candles flickering. M x

simmone said...

Glad you are back. Love all your bargain finds and how well the friut and silver go together.Haven't seen beaded fruit since I was little,very pretty.