April 5, 2011

It was a good day...

It's always a special day when my mom and sister can join me for antiquing & thrifting adventures. If those full-time jobs and distance between our houses didn't get in the way, we'd be shopping together more often. I came home with tired feet and several bags. I'm one happy girl.

My sister loves vintage flamingos and I had to snap this shot of her with my cell phone. You can't help but think of fruity umbrella drinks when you see pink flamingos!

Love ya, sis!

I found this dollhouse furniture under a bag of doll clothes.

I love the green and pink tones.

I also scored another Chinese checkers for my collection.

I also grabbed this box of vintage puzzles.

The kitty with the sailor cap is my favorite.

I also picked up this unfinished quilt for $2.

I'm thinking of framing the individual pieces to hang in the treehouse.

I also managed to find a few bunny related items too.

You'll notice a pattern with my finds...mostly vintage toys with fun graphics.
There are even more goodies.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that.
Looks like I'm going to have to arrange my craft room for maximum display.
It was a great day!

Linking up to It's A Very Cherry World: Rednesday!
and Vintage Thingie Thursday from Coloradolady
and Blue Creek Home: Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Thrifty Groove : Thrifty Things Friday
XOXO

36 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the pink and green dolly furniture!! And the quilt blocks!! And the chinese checkers board!! I think I want to go shopping with you next time.

The Cranky Queen said...

I love the doll furniture...and if you have seen my vintage easter decor blog, you would know that I collect Easter planters...Too cute...You did good today...tiff

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Wow! what a great haul. What wonderful finds, I am especially envious of those puzzles and doll house furniture. It must be a wonderful time to get together on a thrifting adventure. My little sis and I like to do that as well when we see each other.

Diann said...

Wow, you found some wonderful vintage treaures! All the fun Easter things are so fun!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I totally agree, something about vintage purses does make you feel more like a lady.

Amy said...

Great finds! Love thrifting!

Made By Gen said...

wow you have so many stuffs from the thrift store....I like thrifting too. Happy Rednesday. Mine is up...

DearHelenHartman said...

Just found your blog through joining in my first Rednesday and couldn't wait to become a follower. The Chinese Checkers tin is great. Have seem those around but here they are priced through the roof, so just love to look. (Ps - in my non blogging life I am an author with a Christmas romance novel last year with international adoption, wish I'd found your blog then!)

Lee said...

Oh, wow! What great finds-you lucky girl!
I found some new things yesterday and wish I could share but still haven't taken the time to figure out how to post pictures....
Hope you had many hugs from that dear Mom of yours on your special day together!

Karin said...

The doll furniture is sooo cute! I love seeing all your antique finds. :) Looks like you had a fun day--but I bet being with your mom and sister was way better than all the great finds. :)

Pam said...

Great finds! I think I have that bunny children's book myself. I may have to pull out all my Little Golden Books and photograph them soon. Glad your enjoying yout time with the family.

LV said...

Those are all great vintage items. You have some real keepers with them.

Life in Rehab said...

I want that teapot house! How cute is that? Great score on the dollhouse furniture too. You and I could have a blast shopping together.

Heather said...

How fun! The dollhouse furniture is particularly cute. Great finds...I'll be anxious to see more! :)

Angela said...

I tried earlier this morning to leave a comment but couldn't. So I'm back..I LOVE LOVE LOVE your craft room girl..oh my goodness, just beautiful! Loving your blog and thanks for sharing this 'good day'..

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The Chinese checkers shots are my favorites! They take me back to my childhood...

JUST THE RIGHT THING

Bright scarlet is just the right thing
To make a sad heart start to sing;
It fills you with cheer—
Now isn’t that clear?
It’s better than any old bling!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Frog Touched with Red

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

More cute finds my dear! I want to come play at your house :0)

Cindy said...

Okay. It's settled. I am coming to Michigan to go shopping with you! What great treasures. I love the dollhouse furniture...That is always a fav of mine. Tori would really go for those puzzles...She loves them!

So glad you are having a happy break and were able to spend some time with your mom and sis.

Many happy hugs!
Cindy

My Vintage Mending said...

I think you took your mom and sister to hold the bags of goodies. Oh my! the graphics and puzzles. All the Easter galore. Funny how things are available in different parts of the country. I am so glad you had a chance to enjoy a day out. Smiles...Renee

birdie blue said...

love your finds, especially the painfully adorable primitive dollhouse furnishings.

xo
~molly

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Love the Story Book doll and the doll furniture ~ so cute! You found some precious things.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your precious doll furniture...you even have dolls! The little baby is adorable! Lot of fun finds! ♥

Coloradolady said...

What wonderful finds. I love that little bunny planter and the checker set! What a fun day this must have been. Happy VTT!

Cindi said...

Can I go shopping with you next time? What is the title and author of the bunny book?

AshTreeCottage said...

I wish I could have been shopping with you! What fun you had, and what wonderful finds!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Anna said...

Great finds, I love those miniatures. I always wanted a huge dollhouse when I was little and even had a book for making my own furnishings for one. I wish I knew what became of that book!

dogsmom said...

You and I could not shop together. we like too much the same things.

wow- if I want to find vintage like that I have to go to estate sales.

Tara Beaulieu said...

Awww, those puzzles are just adorable and the quilt pieces- what a lot of work someone put into those, I think they'd look lovely framed and hanging. Happy VTT!

Blue Creek Home said...

I love to take my sisters antiquing when they visit too. You really found some great items and thanks for sharing them at my first Treasure Hunt Thursday.
Rhonda

Olive Cooper said...

The doll furniture is splendid and a piece of a quilt is always good!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have some great finds. I love the vintage childrens book. I collect those and love the linen ones from the 1940's. The graphics in the older books are so much more colorful than the ones today. Love the quilt pieces too. They will be wonderful framed. ~~Sherry~~

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What some great and fin finds!
*hugs*deb

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

You gals did hit the jackpot. I found some quilt pieces like that. In fact there were 35 already sewn. I have used them for decoupage and a lot of different this. I like you idea of framing one. Think I will try that.
QMM

Susan said...

Oh you hit the Jackpot for sure! Generally my favorite finds are embroidered linens. But I gotta say my favorite of your finds is that Chinese Checker game! It brings back memories from simpler days when I was a child.

Cindi said...

Thanks for the title and author. I knew I recognized the style. He illustrated at least one Margaret Wise Brown books.

Diann said...

HI Kim!
Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for joining me for TTF! I hope you are a wonderful weekend!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I have such a soft spot for doll furniture - you got some really sweet pieces!