Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thrifty finds

I know I haven’t posted in a while but I really just haven’t have anything new or creative to share.  I have found a few items over the past couple weeks that I thought I’d share with you.


The picnic basket, sconce and coasters are finds from this weekend, the rest have been in hanging out in my car trunk for a few weeks.


I love this little vintage purse that I found.  I knew right away that I had to bring it home.


I love the fun pop of color inside.


I loved these little cases for only a few dollars each.


I thought this was a hat box and hoped to find a great hat in it but I didn’t expect this….


A wig!  It’s a wig box I guess although there is lots of room for a hat in there too!

It was sort of creepy to open it to find a wig inside.


In fact, I didn’t even open it all the way at the sale to see this lovely patterned inside.

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I think it was some sort of travel case, maybe for a shaving kit or cosmetic case.


It was made my Congress Luggage Corp from Roselle, New Jersey and is very heavy for it’s size.  I’m think it is a mid century piece.


There is only one small tear in the back of the case.

For some reason I’m drawn to vintage picnic baskets.  I loved the uniqueness of this one.


It had a few bumps and bruises.


But considering it’s age I think it looks great.


I even bought a few pieces of enamelware that might have once been used in a picnic basket.

The coasters were new from Goodwill and will be taken apart and covered with leather and suede from my stash.  I haven’t tried coasters from suede yet but know I want to try them soon since I have  some great colors of suede to pick from.

What have you found lately?


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  1. All of your thrifty treasures are wonderful! Love them. Thank you for joining Thrifty Things Friday. Have afun weekend!

  2. June I love the picnic basket! I have a fondness for Vintage picnic baskets as well!

  3. I agree about the wig - a little creepy. But I love everything else, esp the enamelware.

  4. Some fun finds. I would call the case with a mirror an overnight bag, unless you needed a LOT of makeup. My mother had one from the 40s or 50s. I remember it was hefty.

  5. I'm visiting from Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party! Love your thrift finds! I especially love the picnic basket!

  6. Those are some great finds! Love the fabric inside of the box. Found you via Southern Hospitality. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/voice-studio.html

  7. That would be a little unnerving to open the "hat" box and find a wig. Yikes! I think you found some really cool things. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I had to read your post when I saw your caption about the wig! LOL! Love the white vintage purse! Really cute! :)

  9. I knew right away that was a wig case -- my mom had wigs galore in the 70's -- each in their own case! Glad that trend hasn't continued! LOVE LOVE LOVE the vintage purse!! I have a few that I use for special occassions!

  10. Love all your finds... I thift shop a lot... My family say I'm becoming s hoaring girl.. :) joanniee35@gmail.com.. wondering what you do with all ur finds?.. Irene from tx


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