Well the ThriftyGods were smiling on me this week, so this is a pic heavy post! Just to warn you!
Look...another bag of marbles.
Though you can't see them all, there were some unique marbles in here!
And because I don't think you can have too many scroll frames....
and because it was a buck-fifty and pretty nice! Speaking of nice...the quilt it's laying on was a gift from my blogless friend, 'Kwilty Karen'. Isn't it loverly?
And you may know from prior posts that I collect footed creamers...footed milk pitchers. But my collection has come from Ebay and from true antique shops. Never have I found one that wasn't all chipped up and ick while thrifting. Until now!
I couldn't believe it! I ran my finger around the base and the rim and no chips! A buck! And it's a medium size one...LOVE!
The pic was 'pre-washing' and it's now all sparkly and has taken its place among the others!
Another fun little find.
I always grab the pieces of Wilton Armatele I find, especially when they're classic patterns...
and when they're a buck!
My most spendiest purchase this week......and I have no idea what it truly is. I knew it was a box. I knew it was wood. I knew it was big (18" x 11"!)..
and I knew it was $10 and coming home with me!
It's shape reminded me instantly of a needlework casket, but I doubt that's what this was intended.
I'm trying to decide if I'm a fan of the 'gold' accents.
I may take some BriWax to the gold parts to tone them down a bit. What do you think?
The inside has been painted...things are a little off-kilter. But I think it's just charming!
Now if I only knew it's history.....background....it's age. I know none of these things! Have you ever seen anything similar?
I didn't get to my thrifty overhaul projects that I wanted to yet this week. But I do have an update to show you. A use for the big basket from last week!
Michelle from Cozy Egg had commented that she thought the basket would look great with quilts rolled up and stored in it.
How right she was! I love it! And as you can tell..it's remained in it's 'rustic' state. This is such a functional use for the basket! Before the quilts were folded and not easily accessible, but now...they can just be taken right out of the basket when it's time to cuddle under one, and then rolled back up and put away! Excellent! Thanks, Michelle, for opening my eyes to another use for the basket!
I hope you're all having a great week!