Treasure Box Thursday: Shabby, Furry and Shiny

Hello, folks! It's been a while since I've had some thrifted goodies to share with you, but I think you'll enjoy seeing the latest. It's sort of a mixed bag, but I think the diversity of items you can find at thrift stores, in flea markets and at antique malls is part of what makes the quest fun. The first thing I have to share is this cute needlework sleeping cat pillowcase I found at the Salvation Army for $0.79. I don't know if this was machine done or someone's project (I'm not patient enough to do needlework myself so am not familiar with how you tell) but I thought it was fun.


And it reminded me a little of someone at home. Someone who did not need any coaxing to pose with her likeness...

The next thing I found was this 70s carnival glass candy dish at the Goodwill outlet in North Versailles, PA. It's dusty, but don't let the dirt fool you. It's in surprisingly good condition considering it was hanging out in one of the outlet's large, mish-mashed bins.


And last, I got this pretty, slightly shabby transferware tray. It's a bit uneven around the edges with wear and tear, but it suits the colors of my diningroom and really has a nice Victorian feel.

So, that's this Treasure Box Thursday! Hopefully as spring comes and I'm spending less time winding up my Dad's estate (you wouldn't BELIEVE what a time-consumer that is-- or maybe you've been through it and you would!), I will be able to offer more fun blog posts to you all. I know it's been spotty lately between that and my trying to write my second book.

Cloning-- the answer to my multi-tasking might be making myself a clone. :) What do you think?

Have a great rest of your week!
--Jenn

11 comments:

Rachel S-H said...

I think I had that pillowcase kit, and, if I did, that was hand-done. Sweet find for 79 cents.

Andrea said...

Ahhh! Sweet Alice, I didn't know that you were such a diva. You do look so pretty today!

Shawnte said...

The cat stitching is just adorable and so is the kitty cat right next to it. Thanks for sharing! :3

Nancy said...

Hi Jenn..I'm new here..I also live in Pa..I love the pillowcase and I think your beautiful kitty does too..

BossLady said...

Hope you can keep up some regular blogging. It's always fun to see what you find! I live in a rural area and except for the few garage sales around here in the summertime, I don't get to secondhand stores or flea markets very often. But I love them. You never know what treasures you'll find.

meleah rebeccah said...

absolutely beautiful!

Serena said...

Hi, Jenn! So nice to read your blog posts whenever you can write them. I know what it's like to have to clear a family member's home. I had to do that with one of my best friends. But thankfully, there were quite a number of us helping out, and the whole process went about as smoothly as possible. I wish you all the best in this endeavor. I'm sure it's been bittersweet. Take care, and looking forward to any news and posts you can provide in your busy schedule :0)

momto8 said...

wow!! lucky you..great stuff!! Your cat is really funny...she like that pillowcase too!!
i am your newest follower..pls follow bcd if you can.

Coupon Queen said...

Jenn I love your treasure boxes every week!! I opened a pintrest account and I am going to have to start pinning some stuff to see if I can find it, like that purse, LOVE that find!! I passed along a couple of awards to you today, you can grab them if you like. Thanks for posting this beautiful review every week, I love seeing all the neat stuff you find.

Laurel said...

Our cats could be twins, but mine has blue eyes. Amazing resemblance, though! I love that yellow tray.

Alicia said...

What great vintage finds! Everything has an awesome romantic appeal. It reminds me a lot of what I have seen in my great-grandmother and great aunts' houses. I love the roses, the colors, and the embroidery on pillowcase.