Saturday, August 21, 2010

Went Junking Today!

Hey everyone! What a spectacular morning weather wise in Philly on Saturday!
There was a community yard sale in the section next to mine and they must have had a record number of participants! I called Ma and we stopped by, we also hit a thrift store.
First I found this crochet doily made by the woman's MIL. 42" x 14" - $1.
I also bought the short candle stick for 50 cents. 
I had picked up the taller one at a thrift store months ago for $1. 
In my own crazy way, I now consider this a set:@) Mismatched, but still a set!

I love the dishes with the bubbles, and found this 8 oz glass at the thrift store for 50 cents.

Rabbit napkin rings-$1. They have some weight to them and feel like porcelain. 

But the thing I am most excited about is this Santa planter/decoration. It's 5" tall by about 4" deep and the opening in his sack is about 1 1/2". It says "Japan" on the bottom and has some gold accents. 
The woman went into a long story about how her MIL gave her this and it was the first Christmas decoration she ever owned, in the family for years... I held my breath and asked "how much?"...  $1!
Woo-Hoo!!!

Now I just need to find a bottle brush tree to put in his sack to decorate!

Oh, and I picked up something pink, but think I'll save that for Pink Saturday:@)
Yes, it was a happy day in Philly!
I'm joining the following memes:
Seasonal Sundays
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
White Wednesday
REDnesday
Thrifty Thursday
Garage Salen

Coming September 10th- the 1st Barnyard Bash Linky Party! 
Show us what you collect:@)

45 comments:

  1. Oh my, Santa is too cute! Well done. We got neat stuff but I am so tired there will be no post to record our things I am afraid. hugs♥olive

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  2. Oh I love going "junking!" You found some great treasures today!

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  3. "OH I LOVE it ALL"!!! The lady you bought the doily and santa from "has no sentimental value in her AT ALL", OR it's a "MIL thingy",I'm hopeful it's the first... ANYWAY, LOVE the hobnail "SET", we would ALL agree with that... AND I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the SANTA!!! He is fantastic! I have never seen one like him, AND I'm from that generation... YES, a bottlebrush tree would be PERFECT... You had a fantastic day!!!
    Hugs, Donna

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  4. Looks like you had a fun and productive Saturday morning. Love that you found another hobnail candle holder. And Santa, well we are all lovin him! ~ Sarah

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  5. Fun day. Love the crocheted runner, so pretty and the candlestick is perfect. Looks like a set to me. Your santa is wonderful. I know you will have so much fun decorating with him. So glad you had a super day. Hugs, Marty

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  6. You had a great day!! Love the doily and candlesticks. They look like a perfect pair!!

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  7. I love everything you got lol

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  8. Great finds! The Santa looks a lot like one I found and posted about last week. I really like the vase with the bubbles at the base. Have a great week, Nan

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  9. You had a very productive Saturday junking trip. Everything if perfect. Of course, we all are loving Santa! I really like the glass. Very good Saturday! I went junking too but for some reason my very favorite thrift store was closed...I guess they forgot I was coming!!!

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  10. I really like the candlesticks and the bunny napkin rings.

    If these things were so blooming important to this woman and have so much history, why is she selling them?

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  11. I will start with the pina colada ice cream, num and then the beautiful bubble glass. Wouldn't a set of those be a beautiful thing to own. What a cute little Santa, he will be fun to feature in future posts. You had a great day!

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  12. You got some great treasures! Love the Santa and that milk glass has my name on it. I like the mismatched set. Glad you had a fun day at the yard sales. I had surgery at Will's Eye Hospital in Philly 7 years ago. We enjoyed our visit to Philly. Beautiful city! Love & blessings from NC!

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  13. Fun thrift finds! That runner is beautiful and the two hobnail candlesticks look great together! Love the little bunny napkin rings!

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  14. FAB Junkin!! Love the little glass, it's sometimes called Boopie and I have a small collection of it. I love Milk Glass and I say the candlesticks go together great.

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  15. What great thrifty finds! I have those bunny napkin holders but I sure paid a lot more than a $1. Love the goblet and the milk glass candle holders...Christine

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  16. It never ceases to amaze me the kinds of things you can find at yard sales and thrift stores. Junk to them, but a must-have to you or me. You got some grand items. I especially love the milk glass.

    Blessings to you,
    Patti

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  17. I love that glass! in fact I have a plate to match it!

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  18. I love your treasures. Great idea for the Santa, and I love the bunnies!
    I don't collect anything! What will I show for your party? :(

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  19. I love doilies. That Santa planter is so sweet with his twinkly eyes.

    Have a great week! La

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  20. Your Santa looks like he is from the same time frame as the one I brought home from the in-laws garage last weekend. I was excited about mine too. Mine is just a figure, no bag to put things in.

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  21. THose bunny napkin rings are too cute!

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  22. Hello Lynn, I think I will join your barnyard bash party. It sounds like fun. I have lots of time to think about what I will post.

    Your thrifty finds are all so cute. I too think the Santa is special. I also like the 'pair' of candle holders. I bet you are already thinking about a bunny post next Easter. Smile.

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  23. Oh how precious! Love the bunny rings. :)

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  24. I love your little santa, he's so cute!

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  25. LOVE Santa~ you definitely hit the jackpot :-)

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  26. I consider those a set too! Love the bunnies! Jacqueline

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  27. Great finds and at a bargain-I like the candlesticks-they can be used for so many holidays!

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  28. Such a fun day and you found some SWEET goodies for WW! I heart your candlestick pair!

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  29. The candlesticks look like milk glass. I have some of the bubble glassware that was my grandmothers. And I adore your Santa what a deal!
    Donna

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  30. I have two of the short candlesticks. Love them and I've never seen a tall one. Good eye!

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  31. What fun!My favorite thing to do...You found some great treasures.
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  32. I love love love Santa. Yes a bottle brush tree will look fabulous. I also saw your barnyard party and I will be back to join in with all my little porcelain piggies. Thanks.

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  33. I was cleaning my "decorating closet" yesterday and came across some of my Santas that I collect..I really got in the mood for Christmas...now after seeing your adorable Santa, I think I'll go put my Christmas tree up....

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  34. I love that adorable Santa ! What a find !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  35. I love the milk glass candlesticks...so pretty. I think your idea of a bottlebrush tree in the Santa is fabulous!

    Hugs ~ Angie

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  36. The bottlebrush tree would look so perfect - love all the Red in your post!

    Happy Rednesday!

    LOLA:)
    btw My Rednesday post: “Can you give me directions?” Do stop by!

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  37. I have been on the look out for some bottle brush trees too. And I love the old putz houses. Both are things that I never find around here! Love your little santa! He's a cutie!

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  38. Great stuff-I love the napkin rings and the Santa is adorable! Great finds!

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  39. Great finds!! Just reading your post I can feel your excitement over the Santa planter.:o)
    I know you will give him a wonderful home
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  40. Those bunny rings are adorable!~ I wonder why the woman would give such a cute little special Santa Clause piece away...practically? I wonder why people do that! Well you will cherish it now. THanks for joining in on the party! Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  41. Oh my goodness.... I love the Santa!
    What a wonderful find!
    Thank you for sharing and have a
    Wonderful weekend!
    Leticia

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  42. HOHOHO Merry Rdenseday! Love the Santa.

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  43. Great finds! Love the crochet runner!

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  44. Oh my goodness--what great finds with great prices!!! Congratulations.
    Jeanette

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  45. What great finds! Especially the white milk glass candlesticks!

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