Sunday, March 4, 2012

MY WEEKEND FINDS-Holiday Stuff Galore!

Thanks for tuning in to another episode of My Weekend Finds, the continuing saga of one girl's quest for more junk!

Well, I think I hit every thrift store within a 5 mile radius over the weekend, where I found lots of holiday stuff, and one vintage kitchen item. A pink one!
Let's start with that pink item. After standing around, staring at this thing in my hand for a good thirty seconds, I finally realized that NO, IT'S NOT A BUNDT PAN, YOU IDIOT! YOU CAN'T PUT PLASTIC IN THE OVEN! It's a vintage Jello mold. Well, let's be honest, it was coming home with me no matter what it was. Especially when I looked on the bottom and it said it was made by Blisscraft of Hollywood. Is that a great name for a company or what?!
Vintage Easter stuff has finally arrived at the thrift stores. YAY!
I think this one is my favorite. Doesn't she look like something that Laurie over at Magpie Ethel would make?
How did the kid who received this guy in their Easter basket all those years ago resist the urge to free him from his packaging? Must have been a silly boy.....
I had to have these old Empire bunny baskets. They're destined for the front porch.
This little plaster guy with his pot o' gold will fit in nicely with all of the leprechauns in my St. Patrick's Day collection.
I have a strong like/dislike relationship with Goodwill. Sometimes their prices are ridiculous, and sometimes they're amazing, like 49 cents each for these blow molds. I already have some like these, but I DO NOT CARE. I decorate the front and back porches, so if it doesn't look like Vegas when the lights go on, I'm not happy!
Well, almost every holiday got an addition to the collection this weekend, and the 4th of July was no exception. These old rolls of streamers caught my eye right away. After all, this is Old Glory Cottage, so if it's red white and blue, it's gotta come home with you know who.....


JunqueMagnet said...

Wow. Those streamers are to die for! Lucky you. Enjoy.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Carol! Yeah, my first thought was "bundt pan", too!

Love the honey comb items! ♥

Kim K. said...

SQUEAL! I'm completely envious of your holiday goodies. That Easter chick is exactly something that Laurie would snatch up. Your Halloween blow molds are a true steal! Oh happy day!

My Vintage Mending said...

Good grief you scored. Can't believe you found that all at the thrift. What a great weekend. You are such a lucky bunny. Love that bunny with the egg and the blowmolds, the streamers, the...you get the idea. Have a great week. Smiles...Renee

Doniene said...

What great finds!! Love all the Easter Decor!! The little tea bag holders in the first pic!! I think my Grandma had some - so cute!!!

Always enjoy seeing your finds!!

Have a great week!

Ann said...

Well you hit the holiday jackpot!! I couldn't have left the pink mold either. Great Easter stuff!!
Happy Monday.

Ann said...

Well you hit the holiday jackpot!! I couldn't have left the pink mold either. Great Easter stuff!!
Happy Monday.

Ann said...

Well you hit the holiday jackpot!! I couldn't have left the pink mold either. Great Easter stuff!!
Happy Monday.

barbara said...

With the possible exception of Columbus Day, I think you're ready for every holiday!

Mecky said...

Wow, great finds!!!
Those bunny baskets are adorable!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Carol I am envious! You got such great items this week and hit most of the holidays! Love the bunny baskets and hey .49 Blow Molds!!! Yay! Of course the pink jello mold is amazing. hugs, Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I have yet to find any Easter goodies out and about and would have bought that chick in a millisecond! Good finds....lucky duck/chick!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You really snatched up some great finds!!


Country Cottage Chic said...

Fabulous finds!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Wow, you really scored!! Can't believe those blow molds were .49
My thrift shop, charges ridiculous prices sometimes. They put stuff from the dollar tree, and mark it 1.41!!!! Nuts! I did score on some great vintage french lace though, still on the original cards. Have a great week!


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh...lucky girl! What treasures you found over the weekend. Enjoy!!!

Lola said...

Love the post!

Hope you're having a great week too,

Johnson & Lola Diaries!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Boy did you hit the holiday jackpot!
I thought of you when I went to visit Richard at My Old Historic Home, I got a Valentine Planter at this store! My first one...finally@

Jann Olson said...

Treasures galore! Your favorite is my favorite. Love that little guy. I can't even find one blow mold (Is that what they are called?) little lone duplicates. Yup, you go girl, give Vegas a run for their money this Halloween!

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! All that in a 5 mile radius? I would have to travel far and wide to find that many goodies. Yet, I was lucky enough to get lots of goodies last weekend at the auction. I really need to post...but there's soooo much stuff!

delia hornbook said...

Im loving that pink jelly mould i thought it was a lettuce washer ti begin with but was missing its lid bet that makes for a huge jelly ;-)
Thank you for your lovely comment at mine. Dylan's op went well but he is very sore and makes a very grumpy patient bless him. Have a lovely weekend and happy vintage hunting. dee x

Jacqueline said...

Me oh my girlfriend, you scored! Slapped the puck right in the net!

Those goodies are cute and I know you needed them all. Smile and a wink and three cheers for your weekend finds. Home sweet home at Carol's home.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my stars! You have such a good eye for these delights. And can I just say I adore the green furniture? Well I do! I've got to get some furniture painting done around here too. Hope you find lots of new treasures again this weekend.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi, Carol! I sent you an email today! ♥

Nancy Jo said...

OK pretty sure I should be running over to the thrift store right now. You found a lot of cute things.
Just love little bunnies and chicks and about a thousand other things. Well at least we won't get bored will we?
Nancy Jo