1.20.2013

The Nifty Thrifty: Four Seasons, Cork, and a Wool Tie

Hey Thrifters!

We found a nice little selection of items this week.  Since our last Nifty Thrifty we have been busy working on our wedding website (we'll share soon... we're really excited about how awesome it is turning out) and photographing our space so we only made it out to Savers and the Salvation Army on Saturday, but it worked out nonetheless.


Julia can claim credit for this awesome Savers find.  This piece of seasonal fiber art is so cool!  I am lobbying to keep it.  It is like a paint by numbers on crack!... in the best possible way of course.  We're not quite sure what the technique is; it's seems to be something between crewel and cross-stitch... is there a name for that?


I, on the other hand, claim the rights to this Savers find, which is pretty sweet on its own, but it doubles as a small boost in our personal infrastructure.  The lens that came with this camera set, which I purchased for $20, also fits my Nikon D200 that we use for our blog!  Before having this we were limited to my fixed 28mm lens as well as a 75-300mm, but now we have a 30-70mm lens, too!


I also found this classic cork pencil and notepad holder.  I probably took about five steps into Savers before spotting this and claiming it as mine.  I've always wanted one of these, but we'll have to decide whether we would rather have the spherical kind instead.


I also snagged this awesome blue, grey, and black wool houndstooth tie at Savers, which I will probably be keeping.  I really like wool ties--there is just something a bit more substantial, and yet laid back, about them.


We are also welcoming this Swiss Alpine pie dish to our personal collection of dishes in this pattern.  Julia found this at Savers with a good deal of staining, but after a quick clean with Bar Keeper's Friend it looks great.


We love to buy vintage boardgames and own a large collection of them, so when I spotted this one at Savers I had to open it up and have a peek.  All of the pieces are still there, and we'll be trying it out soon.  We wouldn't want to sell off a really fun game before we've tried it!


Julia purchased this small teal wool Faribo brand blanket at the Salvation Army when we stopped their briefly after our Savers run on Saturday.  The blanket looks like it might have been an airplane blanket, but we couldn't figure out which airline it could be from - the most likely option would be Canadian Airlines, since they used a Canadian goose, but we couldn't find any logos of theirs that looked quite like this; any ideas?


I spotted this colorful set of fondue forks at the Salvation Army, and we quickly added them to our cart.  They will now be joining a listing with this stainless steel and teak fondue pot we've had lying around.


And last but not least, we found four more of these little popcorn bowls, which will be joining the set we picked up last month that is currently up on Etsy to make a set of seven small individual bowls and one large serving bowl.

Overall is was a pretty good haul for one day... some things to keep for our own collections, some things to sell, and even one thing to use for future blog pictures!

What do you think of our purchases this week?  Thoughts, favorites, comments?  What did you thrift this week?  Do you thrift mostly for keeps, mostly for resale, or a combination?  Tell us in the comments, then link up your thrifty finds to share!

These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift GirlMe and my ShadowSir Thrift-A-Lotand a brand new one at Remnant!

Without further ado, a few easy rules for the Nifty Thrifty Link Up:
1. We would love it if you would follow our blog on Google Friend Connect (check the right sidebar), like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and leave a friendly comment :)
2. Only link up recent blog posts that showcase your thrifty finds from the week, including items from yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores, consignment stores, flea markets, and even the side of the road! Thrifty finds that you have restored or updated are fine, but please no unrelated DIY or craft projects (we like those, too, but lets keep this link-up focused on thrifty vintage!).
3. Remember to LINK BACK to this blog - a living space - so everyone can join in! 
4. Link straight to your individual post, not your whole blog.
5. No links to Etsy shops or other non-blog sites.

Thanks for joining in!


22 comments:

  1. Love the needlepoint art piece. If you don't keep it, I might have to snag it up as I have a collection on a bedroom wall! Also, the tie is very cool and the cork holder is super fun. Great haul this week!

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    1. I found the kit for your needlepoint on eBay in case you want more information about it. Here is the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NEEDLE-TREASURES-Needlepoint-KIT-FOUR-SEASONS-1982-12-x-24-/390520112833?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5aecd006c1

      I really want one just like it!

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    2. Thanks for the tip! I love learning all about the items we find.
      If we do decide to sell it, we'll definitely let you know!

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  2. Love Swiss Alpine and those popcorn bowls are a sweet find. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy your blog and your party. Have a good week.

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  3. Those popcorn bowls are really fun! So far most of my thrifty finds are for keeps but I'm toying with the idea of resale. Thanks for hosting!

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  4. Reminds me of the Tame Airlines logo from Ecuador.

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    1. It does look really similar, like it might have been an older version of their logo, but it turns out Brittany was right that it's from the North Central Airline. I guess it makes sense, but it's funny how many different airlines use some sort of sleek looking bird in their logo! Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Awesome finds! As for the blanket, the logo looks similar to the one on my North Central airlines ephemera that I found back in September--see my post here: http://brittanysbigsky.blogspot.com/2012/10/fab-finds-friday-vintage-vibes.html. Looks similar, no?

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    1. You're totally right! It's funny that the logo is backwards from what was on your ephemera, but we found some other info about the airline that had it our way, too. That airline makes total sense for our blanket, too, since the blanket was made in Minnesota, and that's exactly the area the airline was from. We read the Wiki article about the airline and were pleased to see that they existed from 1952-1979, right smack dab in our favorite time period, of course! Thanks so much for the tip!

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    2. No problem! I thought it was strange that the logo was backwards as well, but that break in the bird's neck looked so familiar. So funny! Also, I love your blog, and you guys are so nice to respond to so many of your comments! Now, more wedding details, stat ;)

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  6. The needlepoint picture is awesome-that style is called longstitching.
    I have that exact pie plate, in fact I used it last night to make a mushroom tart that was fantastic.Hmm..wonder if there's any left(off to check the fridge).

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    1. Longstitching totally makes sense, since that's exactly what it looks like! Also, a mushroom tart sounds absolutely amazing... very jealous! Maybe I will have to look up a recipe and make one in my pie plate, too :)

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  7. Loving the popcorn bowls, I have never sen anything like that in the UK!

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  8. I really love all the things you found! The crewel artwork is awesome. I also have one (quite different) that features a little cabin though all the seasons...there's something so charming about those. I also REALLY love the fondue set! I found a few things this week, but nothing super stunning this time...I *say* I get things for my etsy shop, but I have to get a lot better at listing! In fact, I am so backlogged that I am having a garage sale this weekend. Sigh! The perils of being a vintage lover :)

    Excited to see your wedding website! Ive said it before, but I love your style! Your house is very cute. How lucky to have found and share that love for vintage with each other!

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  9. wow super awesome.! especially the camera.

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  10. So many cool finds! I would definitely keep the seasonal art!!!

    I wanted to invite you to join in my thrift link up.
    http://www.youngheartoldsoul.com

    Cheers! :)

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  11. That needlework find is amazing. I would have a hard time giving that up. The camera is also an amazing find. Lenses are so expensive!

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  12. Beautiful! Yes, keep the needlework! I like to collect it as well, and I've never seen one that good!

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  13. Donna in Warrenton, VAJanuary 25, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    Hi I love your blog. I have a question. Where do you find Bar Keeper's Friend? I haven't noticed it in the grocery store and was wondering where I can find it. I'm in Virginia but we have similar stores to Mass.

    My in-laws live in Peabody and I think we go to the same Savers as you when we go to visit them in the summer.

    Thanks,
    Donna

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    1. Hi Donna! We actually just bought our Bar Keepers Friend at Target, so I'm sure you'll be able to find some in your area. We used to frequent the Savers in Danvers (right next to Peabody) when we lived in Salem, but now we're closer to the Savers in Nashua, NH. We love the Nashua Savers (it's bigger, and no sales tax!) but we always stop by the Danvers one when we're in the area.

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    2. Donna in Warrenton, VAJanuary 26, 2013 at 4:40 AM

      Thanks so much. I'll look there next.

      We love the Savers in Danvers. I've even gotten my mother-in-law going with us when we visit!

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  14. So happy to have found your blog! Love everything you found; how fun that most of it goes completes things you already had. I clicked to follow and linked up... thanks for hosting! I will be back! Make it a great (and thrifty) weekend... jules http://www.bles-id.blogspot.com

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