A Few Antique/Thrift Goods

11.16.2010

I have made a couple of visits to an antique shop recently and found a few things. Then I made another trip back to get some more ornaments since I didn't get enough on the first trip. I also stopped by a thrift store on the way back home.



The antique shop was having a Christmas open house on Saturday and look at this cute picture that was tied to the bag. This is the store owner's picture when he was a child. Such a great idea for a vintage look.


Look at my loot. I found the vintage grain sack down under a table and under a bunch of stuff, but I spied it and pulled it out. Oh, the thrill of the hunt!


This is old and has such a wonderful nubby texture. It was only $28 so it came home with me.


The first two books came from the thrift store for a dollar each and the other two were fifty percent off at the antique shop. I changed the look of a couple of them. I mostly buy old books for the looks as shelf fillers. I stand back and look at the color and if they look old, which they usually are in the antique stores. Now I know to go to a thrift store if I just want to alter their look.


Since the thrift store books were so cheap I took the covers off except for the one from the antique shop.


I love these pewter colored ornaments. The whole bag was $7.95 for ten ornaments so I went back to get another bag since I didn't buy enough on the first trip. That makes them less than a dollar apiece for an unusual colored ornament. I love the tag on the bag, too.


I will have to share where I have used these finds at another time. The weather is not good for taking pictures today with all this rain and gloom.

Linking to Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
and Junkin Finds at A La Carte on Fridays.

Enjoy your day and I will have the link up tonight for the newly named linky party
"Boring to Better"
(This is still a before and after party)

Y'all come back now,

KIM

34 comments:

  1. Great finds Kim! I love that grain sack....
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. Kim I can't believe you found the grain sack at that price, lucky YOU!!! Love the ornaments. Oooh pewter, can't wait to see what you do with them. I love when people use unusual colors for the Holidays, great find!! Kathysue

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  3. Great treasures. Love the grain sack and the books are wonderful too. I am always hunting for old books, they are really hard to find. Can't wait to see what you did with all your treasures. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Love the books and ornaments, too. I've always enjoying decorating with old books. As always, your photos and blog inspires me:)

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  5. I'll tell you, you sure have fun shopping. I wish I had more time to do that...and that is the type of shopping I like. I hate mall shopping I am sorry to say!

    I love that nubby old fabric. It is perfect. And, I am glad you are not ripping the covers off books you get at the antique store- Good girl! Hugs- Diana

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  6. Hmmmmm I see some interesting Christmas ideas there.

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  7. Great finds girl! I love those ornaments!

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  8. I love your finds, who would of "thunk" back in yesteryears that we would be interested in the grain sacks and old books and ornaments to decorate our houses in this century!!!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Suzann

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  9. Looks like a great 2 days shopping. Glad you were able to get such wonderful finds.

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  10. I like what you did to the books. It's all rainy and gloomy here also. Hoping for better weather tomorrow.

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  11. We went to a neat flea market in N.C. this weekend that mostly had vintage items and loved it. The grain sack is lovely. ♥O

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  12. Kim, I love that grain sack! You find the best things!!

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  13. I am on the hunt for grain sack pillows that don't cost a fortune. This was a great find!

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  14. Great finds again, Kim! And I like the new name of your meme....Christine

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  15. I think I am the only person in
    America who doesn't own a vintage grain sack. I can't you found such a nice one for $28.00!
    Lovin' how the books look.
    Rhonda

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  16. Looks like you got some great stuff. I'm intrigued by the pewter ornaments! Great grain sack and what a price!

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  17. Great finds Kim! Everything is fabulous. Can't wait to see what your plans are for the pewter colored ornaments.

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  18. Isn't it great when not only is the item cute but the tag on it is as well? Makes me feel like I'm getting something for nothing. I love your finds, Kim! I just did my post for your party.
    Brenda

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  19. Good stuff you found! I have been looking for books but the old ones are pricey at the antique malls. I haven't found any at the thrift stores but I will keep looking.

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  20. Lovin' all your treasures.
    See ya a little later....:)

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  21. Kim your finds are wonderful. Love old books and the colors of the bindings. Wonderful ornaments.

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  22. Hi Kim, I am so envious of your grain sack find and the books and ornaments are fabulous!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  23. I didn't know those books were originally hard back. That explains why the spines look so aged. Love that!! I'll have to get me some hard back books next. I'm IN LOVE with your grain sack cover too. Too bad that didn't come home with me when I was there yesterday. Ha!

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  24. Great finds. I think I want to go shopping with you, Kim.

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  25. Kim, you always find the best stuff! I hear you about the weather and picture taking. Try living in Oregon - I'm having a hard time with all my photos now because of the lighting - or lack of.

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  26. Some great loot, Kim! Love the grain sack ~ any ideas for that yet? Love the books, too. I've been trying to look for some old looking books at my Goodwill but they don't have much in that department. I just want them for decorating with as well.

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  27. Oh I am so envious of your vintage grain sack find!!! Wow!! I would have been bouncing with excitement! The books look great too with the covers off & all together- sounds like you had a great day! :)

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  28. Great finds Kim! I don't know what to be jazzed up about the most, they are all terrific buys. I think that fabric might win out, only cause I can't wait to see what you do!!

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  29. I love the old grain sack. I don't have one. I love the color of this one. What a sweet little picture and a great idea for gift tags.

    Did you turn off comments on your recent Christmas Dinner post? I couldn't find it. I just wanted to say how beautiful your table was last year. I love the wreaths on the back of the chairs!

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  30. Kim I wanted to thank you for joining in Junkin Finds Friday!

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  31. Great finds! I love the grain sack. You have a good eye!

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  32. I like old books. Never thought about changing the way they look. Hummm. I'd like to pop back by and see what you come up with on those ornaments!Thanks for sharing!~Ames

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  33. The grain sack is awesome!! I am curious to how you alter the books!!

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