Monday, October 5, 2015

Vintage Finds

Where does the time go?

Seems the end of summer and beginning of fall is zooming and Christmas will be here soon!
I have picked up a few goodies, helped with a fundraiser, courthouse tours, went to a vintage market and a spur of the moment Pyrex hunting trip.

Come on with me..........
I love fall shopping

I always go home to help the organization that sponsored us for the Charleston Riot
They have a silent auction for the fundraiser, and I was helping to put things out I saw this

a Eastern Star platter, hey...I recognize those name?
OMGOsh there is my Grandmother's name
Ruth Willingham!
They sold it to me for $3

pretty mustache mug for $5, and gift certificate to my friends antique store for $10 worth $25 and a pie basket.
Not sure I have ever seen one?

you can carry 2 pies in it.

made in Rindge NH
loving it for $15

A local Flower Shop sadly is going out of business in my hometown
they were having a garage sale.

for 10 cents, they are coming home with me. Thinking they can be used in some craft project.
I gave my SIL some.

helped with tours of the courthouse, love the view of the college from downtown
family time at 1515, family dinner and Fred being wild and showing off his tee shirt from the brewery his friend owns in Colorado.

my sweet MIL turned 91!

Then my SIL headed to a Vintage Market Day
Don't forget about her gorgeous trees she makes for Christmas,
her Etsy store is on my side bar.

she uses vintage wooden spools and blocks

So at the market we found some blocks

most of the items I love, like old metal chairs, wooden folding chairs, dry sinks, things I bought years ago before they were in vogue AND much cheaper.

I have have the Holly sugar sack, still have not made it into a pillow!
adorable old campers made into shops where there

Then my neighbor took me to another thrift store
one find
lemon lime Pyrex carafe
the right price

Then my girlfriend want to get away this weekend so we headed to 1515, and our Pyrex finds were abundant!

Did you hear me scream on Saturday "Patty come here NOW!"
I found Butterprint in the original box NEVER used!
the man told us it was bought for a lady in 1957 as a present, she thought they were so pretty she was scared to use them so they were packed away. When she died neither one of her children wanted them.
An amazing find!

then we found this at a flea market! Oh my
I got my first ever pink bowl, you can see it on the shelf in the center.

Oh I am tired today! Feet up this morning, luckily I don't have to go to work Wednesday.
Well, that covers the last 3 weekends.

I work WTF and then vacation for 2 weeks!
Headed to San Antonio for my birthday, can't wait!

Have a great week,



Vintage Gal said...

Anna ~ what great finds! Love the pie basket. I have never seen one before, but I love it~!

Looks like you had tons of pyrex fun! Enjoy

Elzie said...

Seems as you've been up to a lot of things lately. And your mother-in-law turned 91!! Great age lol.
Nice things you've found too.
Have a nice day.
Love Elzie

pathtojunkentreasure said...

What fun you had! Glad you found some treasures. Milena

Sue McPeak said...

Wow-Wow-Wow!!! Girl you had a whirlwind vintage shopping trip. To find the Eastern Star Platter with your grandmothers name...amazing and meant to be. The pie rare. And of course the PYREX...still suffering from Pyrexia I see. Enjoyed all the pictures and Happy Birthday to your MIL...wonderful! Thanks for your visit today. Always so nice to hear from you. Enjoy your trip to San Antonio. It's a beautiful time of the year to sure and do the River Walk and eat some excellent enchiladas.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann,
Wow, you have had some fun lately! What great things you got. Your MIL looks wonderful for 91! Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy your posts.

Shelia said...

HI Ann! I'm so glad I'm sitting down as I'm worn out now! You've been such a busy gal! What a great find with your granny's name on it! That's something. Your family has the best time and how wonderful you all live close enough to have these celebrations! Now that old/new Pyrex is amazing! Did your friend buy it? I love that pretty pink bowl too. I haven't run into any Pyrex in a while. Hope you're getting some rest and it's always wonderful to hear from you.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wow Ann, each find was better than the last...but that platter, amazing!!! Love the fantastic Pyrex set also. Happy Birthday to your MIL! Have a terrific vacation. :)

Shara said...

I am intrigued by the OES platter - I see a Frances Richardson and that is my Grandmothers name - she was in the OES in Topeka, KS - I don't know where you live or where this came from - but I'd love to know if it is really my Grandmother on there with yours!

Susie said...

Ann, I just about missed this post...well I did for a few days. You have been busy., I loved all of you getting together again. Fred's shirt was funny. So crazy that you found that tray with your grandmother's name on it. I like the question Shara asked you...please let us all know about that. It would be wonderful. Blessings Ann. I hope you are having a great fall so far. xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

I would have loved to shop at that vintage market! How fun they converted vintage trailers into shops! Love your velvet pumpkins, and the acorns are so cute! What a find on the vintage pie basket. That is a really good price. My mom bought one years ago from a Longaberger party, and you know how $$$ they are!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

OES was the Ona Eastern Star Chapter in Charleston IL.

Pat Cantwell said...

You've been one busy lady, dear friend!!!
I am just absolutely thrilled for you to find an Eastern Star tray with your relatives name!!!
I saw some pyrex while vacationing. . .and was shocked at how the prices have gone "sky high" on those pieces!!!
Enjoy your birthday in Texas!!!

Debbie said...

Sounds like you've been on the go, and having fun, Ann!
What a great surprise to find that tray with your families' names on it!
Enjoy your vacation, and your birthday, as well.


What fun vacation and that tray with your families' names is a true treasure!
Happy belated birthday too, sweet friend. I'm also an Oct. girl too.
Have a fun vacation and enjoy each minute.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

You found some great vintage goodies. here is a new vintage link party Vintage Charm starting up this coming week on Thursday October 15th at 8:00 AM EST and I would love for you to join at Your links will be seen on four vintage blogs. Hope to see you there!

ann said...

I am really slow getting around to visit these days. But what a treat here, so much to look at. So much to see. Colorado has become quite the brew destination. We have two major brewers. I grew up just down the road from Coors and here we are only a short distance from Budweiser. Then there are all of the micro brewers in Ft. Collins and Denver and on down the road. Everyone wants to make beer. You have been busy and I am glad to see you well.

Curtains in My Tree said...

OHHH How I wish I had been shopping with you !!!!!!!!!!!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great finds! Especially the platter and the pie basket. What fun!
I love those pillows. I'm a sucker for any type of grain sack and boy there were a lot of them there!

Have a great day.