Treasure Box Wednesday: Puppy Love

In preparation for the impending Snowpacolypse of the weekend, I went out late last week in search of staples (y'know milk, bread and microwave popcorn) and a brief amount of fresh air. This led me to the local Goodwill thrift store, and that is the site where I found my newest little friend...

He was sitting among the seasonal items, looking a little lonely as only beagle puppies can, and my heart went out to him. You can just tell from the careful paint job that this porcelain pup is a quality little fellow, with a bit of age to him-- in spite of his youthful personal appearance...

Of course, there are some paint flakes to his porcelain base. But you all know me; I'm not really bothered by things like that when an overall item has charm. And to me, my new best friend has charm in spades.

Another thing uncovered from a recent thrifting expedition is this painted (metal? spelter?) dish. I'm not sure if it was manufactured to look like an old spelter bowl that's been painted, or whether someone didn't care for the flat spelter finish of an actual vintage item, and gave it a lick of paint. Either way, I thought the effect was interesting. And at $0.50, honestly, what did I have to lose?
Lastly, I picked up two more off-season Christmas mercury glass candlesticks-- these in gold...
They had originally come from Target, and I actually have the matching bowl in my blue sitting room, currently filled with faux roses. So these may end up living there year-round, or they may get put away for next holiday season. I'm not sure yet.

But that pretty well wraps-up our, um, walkies into the wide world of thrift for today! I'm still trying to decide whether I'll be braving the Great White Way out there for yet another workday, or whether it's more prudent to stay home and wait it out. I'm leaning toward the former.

No rest for the weary!

Be safe, everybody!

8 comments:

Linda said...

So glad you gave this sweet Beagle a new home! Love those mercury glass candlesticks also. Stay safe!

Alex M said...

Beagles can be very naughty, but your figurine looks very nice!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love all of your treasures! I went back to Target for 75% off after Christmas and those darling candlesticks were gone from my Target! boo hoo!
Debie@debbie-dabble

Andrea said...

Oh, I love your little friend!
I haven't been thrifting in ever so long.....I'm hoping that by the time that I brave the weather and find a parking spot that isn't in a foot of snow, our Goodwill will no longer have a large collection of leftover Christmas decorations. They don't reduce the prices...they just sit there and sit there and sit there.....I'm ready for all of that stuff to be shoved off the shelves....until November and then I'll be driving the employees nuts, asking them to get MORE Christmas stuff!

Jenn Thorson said...

Linda- The beagle and I thank you for stopping by!

Alex- He's been quite well-behaved so far. I think someone must have trained him. :)

Debbie- Mine, too! I'm guessing they had already been shipped to the local Goodwills. I basically ended up getting them at that 75% off price.

Andrea- You sound like me, getting cabin fever. This coming weekend will mark my third, I believe, completely staying home, and it's starting to get to me. But as you said about the snow mounds and parking, it's pretty much impossible. I guess the thrift will be there for us when the snow melts. IF it ever melts. :)

Carrie said...

Your shopping finds are wonderful, as usual.
Here in Massachusetts we were spared the snow accumulation yesterday -- just had very wet snow that is all gone today.
My sister in Maryland hasn't been out for a few days.
Take care and enjoy your weekend.
Carrie

Life Goes On said...

I love your special little beagle, how cute. Boy am I glad that snow is in your yard and not mine. I spent to many years in Minnesota and the Snow . No snow for this girl till I go to the senior high rise and play cards with other little old ladies. I to love a good thrift store. thanks for sharing, will be back.

Bee Balm Gal said...

Your beagle is very sweet. I love dog stuff. I can't resist thrifted dog-themed needlework, little ceramic figures, used books about dogs. My favorites are the vintage Gladys Taber books about raising cocker spaniels in rural Connecticut in the 1930s and 40s.