Saturday, January 14, 2012

Joy of Thrifting

I'm happy to say that I'm back on track finding some sweet vintage treasures. It was a fun day which started early in my own city and ended at a house next door to my cousin. 

My favorite find of the day was this vintage "card display". Well, it isn't really a card display but when I first saw it I assumed it was. The old cards are from previous sales and together with the wire display it just makes me so happy. Can you guess what it was originally? Here's a clue: Originally it would have been used either in the kitchen or outside.

Here is how it should look.
It is a utensil that holds food flat on a grill. Now doesn't it look better as a card display? I just need to remove the handle.

Another treasure I found was this Anchor Hocking Serva-Snack Set of glass trays and cups in a near-new box. Amazing condition for something from the 1950s. The glass is in perfect condition. And it even had the original price tag on the box.

I also found this vintage, painted tin trash can in a beautiful delft blue. I'm thinking of remodeling my studio using vintage pieces so this will probably be the studio trash can. It needs a lot of cleaning and a fresh coat of white paint on the inside but it will be perfect.

The last item is this sweet, shabby chic bud vase holder. The seller used to have an antique store and said that it was old. I just fell in love with the delicate glass vials and the sweet fan shape.

I hope everyone had a great thrifting day!

This is linked to:
Apron Thrift Girl, Brambleberry CottageCherished Treasures, Coastal Charm, Creating a House of GraceHer Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?, Home Savvy A to Z, It's a Very Cherry WorldMod Vintage Life, Savvy Southern Style, Tales From Bloggeritaville, The Colorado LadyThe Southern Institute and Very Merry Vintage Style


  1. So clever to use the grill holder for cards!

    My great-grandma had a set of the snack plates. The part that makes me giggle is the little dip in the bottom right corner in your photos--it was so you could set your cigarette in it! Times have certainly changed. :)

  2. You do find the best stuff! Very creative idea to use the grill item for card display. I love your Valentines there! I love seeing the box for the Serva-Snack sets; I have several of these sets and I just love them. Seeing their original box (and that price!!) is very cool. The trash can will look great once cleaned up with some fresh white paint inside and that bud vase is very cool, too. You had a great day!

  3. So jealous I didn't have a thrifting day! Love that trash can~

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

  4. Really nice! I love that "card display"! What a great way to repurpose it!

    I love the fan bud vase holder, too! So cute!

  5. Great card display rack!!! I love finding things in their original box!

  6. What fun finds! Glad to find your blog! And thanks for visiting mine! Sandie

  7. Fabulous! The card holder is darling!!!!

  8. Love the repurposing as a card holder. I think it still looks sweet with the handle. :)

  9. Love the card holder may have to go back to GW today they had one and I never in the life of me would of thought to do that thank u

  10. I enjoyed seeing so many neat vintage finds. You are using them very well too.

  11. Some great finds. Who knew that the bbq thing would work as a card holder?! That's a great way to think and do w/that piece. $1.59 for the dishes - wow. And a box from the 1950's all intact. Great finds, all! Time Traveling on Thursday with Liz - - Jenn (I am using my Google account to comment and if you should click it to come by my blog on WordPress, please tell me how cumbersome the journey was. I think it takes at least 2 clicks to get to my blog. Thanks)

  12. My mother, who was a pastor's wife, had two or three of those clear glass snack sets which she used for hosting ladies' functions. I LOVED them. Lately I've been wondering WHERE IN THE WORLD they went. Dad's been giving all of us the nice "things" now that mother is gone and I haven't seen ANY of those snack sets go through our hands - - - - hmmmmm - - -

  13. What a fantastic way to display valentines! You sure have some great treasures here today. Happy VTT

  14. What a unique way to display your valentines, love it! Laura

  15. I love your repurposed piece! It makes a wonderful cardholder. It would work great over a desk to hold notes, a calendar, etc., as well. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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