Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Recent thrift store and FREE finds!!

Ahh, who doesn't love a cheap find? I know I certainly do. I wanted to share with everyone some of my recent thrift store and free finds. I know your wondering about the free finds. Well, under each picture I will explain all about where and how I found these awesome treasures. ENJOY!

First is this old window pane. This was one of my free finds! While at the house of a friend of Tony's I noticed this laying against the side of the house. I asked what they planned to do with it and they said they had no use for it and that I could have it if I wanted it. So, I got it. I haven't decided what I will do with it yet, but I've thought about either getting some stained glass window panes or displaying pictures behind the panes. What ever I decide to do I will be sure to share!

I purchased this awesome bowl at my local thrift store for only $2.00! I loved the detail of the lines and the green color that has somewhat of an old look to it. I have no idea who made this bowl. On the bottom it simply has "patty" written in it. I'm almost certain it was hand made and it's too bad I don't know who to give credit to. Right now I have it sitting on the counter in my kitchen with come fruit in it. Thanks Patty, who ever and where ever you are!

This vintage tea pot and sugar cup were the second of my free finds. The same friend who had the window also had these. They were sitting outside on a table and were full of water from a few days of continous rain showers. I tried cleaning them with a silver cloth, but it didn't do much good. I will try some other things, but it they don't come clean it's ok. I love them just the way they are and I find lots of beauty in their detail. They were made by F.B. Rogers Silver Company.This is a gorgeous canvas painting that I was very luck to have found. It is still in it's original packaging and I think it came from Target, but I couldn't find anything on their site about it. Now, guess how much I paid for it. It's big by the way, about 3 feet tall. I paid only $4 for this! I purchased it a closeout type store. It has no defects other than some of the paper on the back of it is torn, that's it! The artist is unknown, but whomever he/she is they are very talented. I plan to use this in our new house in the living room. I'm going to do the living room in warm, neuteral colors with the brick-red color as an accent.

I hope you enjoyed my finds, I am surely enjoying them! If you have some great finds please don't hesitate to let me know. Everyone loves a good deal. ~Cassie


TC said...

All of your thrift finds are beautiful! I have to pick the window pane and the tea pot set as my favs though. I agree that the tea pot is beautiful just the way it is. Trying a harsh cleaner on it may even take away from its beauty.

Unique Trunk Show said...

I love your blog layout. It looks so inviting and interesting.
Your thrift/free items are awesome too. I love going thrifting now, it is so fun to find a treasure amongst the junk.

Desiree' said...

I recently bought an inexpensive window pane like yours and if you want to click on this link I will show you what I did with mine. I always get a lot of compliments when people walk in my bedroom and see it. You can really use it with any area of your home though.