Treasure Box Wednesday: This and That


Saturday proved to be a beautiful day here in the 'Burgh-- balmy breezes and bright clear skies-- so it seemed like the right time to make a little jaunt to the Bellevue/Avalon section of the town.

Also, given the spring construction that's popped up-- and major thoroughfare's closed left and right-- it was about the only place I could go without being trapped in orange barrels and cones!

So let me show you one of my favorite things from this week... this lovely tin portrait plate I found at the Ohio River Boulevard antique mall.


And at 40% off, too! Now how lucky is that?

At the Red White and Blue, I found this excellent pink depression glass sandwich server...


I guess I better get cracking and make some nice crisp cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off, huh?

I love the detail on this handle... I've zoomed in so you can take a closer look at that, if you'd like...


I also found a milk glass bowl-- quite ornate!-- for the lady I know who collects milk glass. I'd already gotten her a huge batch of it for Christmas... But I liked this bowl so much, I couldn't resist.


I hope she'll like it, too!

And, and of course, you already are probably familiar with this animated figural clock, from Sunday's post...


And lastly, I thrifted a couple of books.

You know, interestingly this week, was how much fun people seemed to be having thrifting. At the Red, White & Blue in Bellevue, a group of 20-something gals were there having the time of their lives-- laughing, trying stuff on, chatting to everyone.

One of them had found some flamboyant pink sparkly shoes and she was bubbling over, saying she simply couldn't resist them-- it was like being a kid again playing dress-up.

And I got to thinking that that's one of the best things about thrifting-- you get out of it what you bring into it. So if you're looking for something to educate... to entertain... to inspire... or just to comfort like when you were a kid... you really can find it there.

All you have to do is look!


And iff'n not? Perhaps you'll pop by Sunday for a brand new, not even previously-worn post?

8 comments:

Da Old Man said...

I noticed you have been finding a lot more pink items lately.

Just a coincidence, or are you focusing on that color more?

Rosemary said...

Love the pink!!!
Rosemary

Priscilla Pseudonym said...

Wandered in from Google Images on a quest for ceramic casserole dishes. OH MY GOODNESS! Your site is just GORGEOUS!!! I'll clean up the drool from my keyboard and visit again tomorrow.

Thanks so much!

Melanie said...

Terry Pratchett! Best buy of the day!

Linda said...

I love that sandwich server. My mom used to serve cupcakes on something similar at our birthday parties. I have that dish now and serve cupcakes at my kids b.parties now.

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Jenn Thorson said...

Da Old Man- Nope, not focusing on it specifically. I'm just seeing more pink depression glass coming into the thrift stores lately. It's possible people are just tired of the color, and so there are more cast-offs.

Rosemary- Me, too. It works nicely in conjunction with green in particular, IMHO-- very cheery.

Priscilla- Oh, I'm glad you've enjoyed your visit so much! Glad to have you here.

Melanie- Terry Pratchett is such a clever writer. A friend gave me "Mort" on CD-- fantastic!

Linda- Oh, cupcakes would be perfect-- and look terrific, too. I like that you carry on the tradition!

Carrie- Sounds like you've been busy!

Home Improvements Virginia said...

I fell in love with the sandwich server. Thanks for sharing it:)