Treasure Box Wednesday: Thrifting that Packs a Punch


So the Great Milk Glass Gift Basket o' 2008 has found its piece de resistance... The excellent punch bowl set as shown above. There are 12 cups total (just two pictured above) and it came with all of the cup clips, as well. I found this at the Good Samaritan Thrift Store in North Versailles.

I do believe this is going to be a HUGE hit with the lady who will be receiving it, because she missed out on one such punch bowl not long ago-- and was kicking herself for not acting sooner. So I think this'll be big... BIG!

(Boy, do I LOVE gifting!!)

I also found one other gift: two Charlie Brown Welch's jelly glasses for my friend's brother who collects them.


He loves Snoopy-- I mean, it's hard NOT to like that multi-faceted beagle-- and I know he doesn't have these, so I feel I'm batting two-for-two this week in terms of gift thrifting.

Now for me, I found two pieces of McCoy-style pottery...

THIS one, this is perfect. Not a nick, a scratch, anything on it. It came from the Salvation Army thrift store. I love the streamlined art deco-nouveau feel to it...


And I also found this Haeger vase, reminiscent of a smooth seashell. It came from the Good Samaritan...


Lastly in the Treasure Box this week, we have a couple of pretty hankies...


And a really thoughtful bunch of goodies from England, which were sent to me by the owners of TheThriftShopper, Bud and Cookie, who know my appreciation of things from the U.K.. Thanks a bunch, dear people!


  • So if you missed Sunday's post on the fun that was the Regent Square Neighborhood Yard Sale, click here.
  • And for those in the Western Pennsylvania area, I've updated my Antique Shops list with new information for LeMix-- They've now opened their basement level. Click here for that.
Have a great rest of your week, friends, and I will see you in the general Sunday viscinity!

13 comments:

white o'morn cottage said...

well done - as usual, I love thrifting with you every Wed and it's all free! The punch bowl set is marvelous!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

And I love that you join me for it, Pam! It's funny how vicarious shopping is almost as good as the real thing. I find myself doing that when I visit other folks, too.

Vicarious crafting is also a lot of fun-- plus, none of the mess! :)

Ah, the internet is a wonderful thing.

Jenni B said...

Love the vintage hankies! I bought a bunch to make a valance with but haven't gotten around to it. :)

chyna said...

Too bad the police box wasn't blue, then you'd have a Dr Who box. ;)

Great finds as usual. What are you planning to do with the hankies?

Michelle said...

I have that punch bowl and love it! It sits on my dining room table and enjoy it a lot!

Michelle

Jewelgirl said...

Wonderful finds, you did REAL good!
I am putting you on my favs so I
can see what else you find! Love
the Charlie Brown jelly glasses,
Peanuts is still one of favs after
all these years! :)

Creating Myself said...

Love the punchbowl...you are soo generous to be giving it away! Cami

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Jenny B- I've seen those hankie valences-- it would be a great project! I've seen hankie quilts before and wouldn't mind trying one of those as well.

Chyna- a friend actually made me a wooden blue phone box to put my Dr. Who DVDs in... It was an insane sort of gift-- and I love it terribly!!

Michelle- That's a clever idea, using the punch bowl as an everyday centerpiece. It does have a really graceful shape.

JewelGirl- Thank you! And yes, I think we never really outgrow Snoopy and Charlie Brown, do we? I remember that every time the Christmas special comes on.

CreatingMyself- Well, the lady who's going to receive the punch bowl will love it. It's very easy to give something away when you know how happy it will make someone else. Thanks for visiting!!

Carrie said...

What nice pottery finds... sure wish I could have access to your sources.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Well, Carrie, you just have to come visit us!! :)

Debbie said...

Your vases are beautiful! I would've fought you for them at the thrift store (not really!). :)

Debbie

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Heh- Debbie-- now,now there's no violence in thrifting...

Well, okay, maybe a LITTLE... :)

Cami said...

Love the pottery! And we have those jelly glasses. We even use them. Acquired them when the kids were toddlers.