August 14, 2011

Vintage Baubles for Me; Vintage Decorations for my House

Here are a few things I purchased over the last week from garage sales and the thrift store.  I am still finding vintage jewellery to add to my collection.  Below is a golden Coro brooch, a red enamel one, and a strand of tiny irregular pearls.
I've already worn the pearls several times, and the Coro brooch once.  At the same garage sale I found this good quality bedskirt, so I paid $15.50 for the lot.
Perhaps that is a little much, but I was already looking for a bedskirt for my newly repainted bedroom and didn't think I could find anything close to this at conventional stores.
At a different garage sale I came home with something that I didn't need....
....this plastic, orange, mushroom-shaped 70s lamp.  I am a sucker for the colour orange, and since such things are so rare, I couldn't leave it behind.  Afterwards I told Hus I had buyer's remorse and he wondered how much I had paid for it.  When I replied "three dollars" he looked relieved and reassured me that it was a neat find for that amount of money.  It is now residing in our office, and I expect it will stay there.


During the week I visited the thrift shop and found two plates for the decorating project I want to do in our stairwell.  
The top one is Myott, English china that I am unfamiliar with.  Don't you think it looks like a contemporary design?  But the stamp on the back looks like it is from the 1960s or 1970s.  And the bottom one is Kathie Winkle; the pattern is Calypso. A dollar each.
And finally I threw in these .25 vintage cupcake toppers.  (or at least that's what I assume they are)
I guess that commits me to making cupcakes next Valentine's Day!


I am linking this post of my thrifted finds to Flea Market Finds over at the blog 'Her Library Adventures.'

11 comments:

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Back in the 60s, I had a red enamel pin just like the one you found! How cool...

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

that's neat, Dana.

Scarlet said...

I love your plates! I bought a Kathie Winkle plate at a carboot sale a couple of weeks ago - I got it with 2 other plates and paid £1 for the 3 - I absolutely love all of them and have used them quite a lot already. Your lamp is fab and so was the price you paid.

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

thanks Scarlet. I am also in love with all of the Kathie Winkle designs.

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Great jewelry finds!

grunge-queen said...

OMG, LOVE the lamp! I am really digging orange these days too - just automatically attracted to it when historically I have hated it. Great find!

VintageSweetheart said...

I love the orange lamp totally worth the $3!

E :)

BeckyKay said...

Very cute lamp! $3 well spent! :)

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Thanks everyone. Your comments have taken away my buyer's remorse!

Jill said...

I seem to see Kathie Winkle pieces quite often but I've not bought one yet - her dishes seem quite popular on the blogs. I like the little cupcake picks - cute!

kit and nancy. said...

love love loving those plates!