Hope everyone is having a good start to another year of thrifted treasures. We had a light week of spending, but we ended up with some great items.
This large lot of Le Creuset is probably the definitely the most exciting of our recent acquisitions, and we didn't buy a single piece! The blue-green piece in the front was a gift from my little brother to Julia for Christmas, and the entire vintage yellow set was a surprise gift from my mom because my family is moving, and they don't use it. My mom got this set in the eighties at some point, and it is still in great shape. I love it when people I know move; they almost always have good stuff to give away or at least sell on the cheap! Also, on the right holding up the casserole is an awesome giant French cookbook Julia's family gave her for Christmas. We're rather excited to have this whole awesome set to keep for our own kitchen.
One more keeper: while on the hunt for Christmas gifts last month we came upon these at Anthropologie, and we took a liking to them. Each ceramic jar has a small chalkboard patch for labeling the little container. Julia spotted this one at our local Savers this week and we grabbed it for much less than the Anthropologie price. We mostly only post about our vintage finds, but this little guy is just the beginning of all the non-vintage items we have purchased for our own personal use; Julia just thought this piece was cute enough to post about.
|on Etsy here|
We snatched this collapsible egg basket up at Savers the other day, and it is already making a lovely addition to our Etsy shop. These wire baskets are very functional, but they are also pretty interesting visual objects too.
|on Etsy here|
This Mr. Bartender jigger pourer is the perfect tool for any mixologist. It is in perfect vintage condition with its beautiful chromed exterior and vintage box. This Mr. Bartender piece is a pouring tool that measures and pours exactly one jigger of alcohol so you know you're serving consistently. As usual, we found it at Savers.
|on Etsy here|
We found this small Dolphin storage jar the other day at our local Savers as well. This has already been added to our previous lot of two matching larger Dolphin jars. With their teak lids and stylish shape we are hoping these will sell quickly as a set of three.
A light week, but we've been trying to put more of our effort towards preparing older items (ones we've had lying around longer, not necessarily older by age) to be listed on Etsy. It's amazing how quickly things can get back-logged around here.
What do you think? Did you have any luck this week? Any great vintage gifts like ours?
These blogs also host great link-ups that we join, so make sure you check them out, too: Apron Thrift Girl, Me and my Shadow, Sir Thrift-A-Lot, and a brand new one at Remnant!
Without further ado, a few easy rules for the Nifty Thrifty Link Up:
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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!).
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