Treasure Box Wednesday: A Little of This and That


Ah, the treasures simply never cease! I took my lunch break at the Salvation Army thrift store yesterday. One of those nice strolls around the shelves that helps give renewed perspective to tasks back at the desk-- and which also fetched me some fun finds!

Like these Avon Cape Cod tumblers for my bud, Scoobie!..


Scoobie, you might remember, collects Avon Cape Cod ruby glass, and while she has quite a bit of it, she doesn't have many of these tumblers. So I was pretty excited about this little discovery!

For me, I came away with this cute Raggedy Ann themed teapot...


Whether I use it, or display it with my old Raggedy Ann and Andy books, I don't know yet. I'm lucky enough to even have a couple that were my dad's when he was a kid. So I still have a certain fondness for our little ragdoll friends.

In perusing the book section, I even came away with something for you folks...


In leafing through its pages, it looks like it might be a case of the good, the bad and the ugly... Some great ideas-- and some humorously scary ones, too. Should make a great future post! Aren't you just breathless with excitement? (If you are, please elevate your feet and have a nice lemonade. I hear that's good for decorating over-enthusiasm.)

Lastly for today, I'd wanted to show you where some of my previously thrifted vases went to...

I'm really happy with the varied colors and shapes of these little vases in this corner shelf. Having each of them different, but each of the same type of glazing and general size, makes them seem to go together. I bought two of them at the St. Vincent de Paul in Castle Shannon and the other at... er... (mumble mumble mumble) (I don't actually remember which thrift it was anymore!).

Anyway, that's me closing the lid on this week's Treasure Box.


Otherwise, pop by Sunday and I'll pour you a virtual tea in my new teapot... Oh, and there'll be a post then, too!

11 comments:

considerthelillies said...

wow, cute finds! I love the corner shelf with the vases! Really cute!

RecycleCindy said...

As usual you find the coolest things. The Raggedy Ann themed teapot is my favorite and I don't even drink tea but I love the pink vintage shade of the piece.

Jenn Thorson said...

ConsidertheLillies- Oh, hey, thank you! I've had so many different things on that shelf over the years, it's nice to finally have it settled with something that works.

Cindy- I think that's my favorite, too. Always have a soft spot for those Raggedys!

chyna said...

Love the tea pot! It is great on so many levels, collectible for the Raggedy collectors, teapot collectors and for the pink finish collectors (reminds me of Fiestaware). Great finds!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice finds

Andrea said...

I love that teapot. How unique!
I went to church and was married in Arcola, Illinois, birthplace of John Gruelle, author and artist of Raggedy Ann and Andy. It is a very short distance from my home now. It's in the heart of Amish country. http://www.answers.com/topic/johnny-gruelle Every year there is a Raggedy Ann and Andy Festival. You'd love it!

Debbie said...

Hi Jen.....LTNS for sure! It has been months since I have had a minute to visit blogs and I came straight to yours first thing when I got a little time. I see that you are still collecting and thrifting and doing all the fun stuff you do....yea! Hope you are having a nice summer. :)

Hugs,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com

Down Comforter said...

Truly, you never know what you'll find. My house is filled with Goodwill, yard sale, and thrift store treasures!
I would love to find some Holly Hobby somewhere.

Dorm Bedding said...

The teapot's really cute - it would be perfect in a little girl's room.

Jenn Thorson said...

Just a note to folks using usernames with keywords in their names solely to get SEO traffic to their sites-- it's considered a dodgy practice.

And I'm going to be deleting the comments from now on, no matter what they say.

I love the discourse with readers, but the blog isn't meant to be a way to promote third-party products. It cheapens the site.

MiriamR said...

I love your collection of 3 vases and jugs. They look like they were bought together. The colors are fantastic.