Tuesday, May 29, 2012

REDNESDAY: Thrifty Finds and Blogger Friend Gifts!

Hi Friends! Here it is, REDNESDAY once again! And it just so happens that I've come across quite a bit of RED this week. Here we go:

Yesterday I found this darling potholder at Annie's Attic, my favorite antiques store right in town! $3.00! And the red, vintage fabric was $1.00 at the Goodwill the other day.

That cute blue fabric is the backside of the kitty pot holder! Last week I paid $.50 each at a garage sale for these really old "Old Maid" cards, and this unopened package of threads!

Just today I found this wooden mushroom at the Thrift Store. It's marked Germany on the bottom. At first I thought it was a candy container...

But it's actually a really old game of Tiddly Winks, complete with instructions! $2
Oh, that blue quilt piece is a hand-sewn pillow cover that I also bought today for .50!

I keep finding these sweet gingham aprons lately! It makes me feel like I need to start collecting them...which I have no business doing! I should just sell them on Etsy! haha Aren't they cute though??

These were all at the Thrift Store last week. I've really been wanting some of these cute little potholders (as if you could actually hold a HOT pan with them), but they're always 3 or 4 dollars at the antique stores. These were $1 for the pair! That's more like it! I love the colors in this old dish cloth, and I thought the vintage S&P shakers were pretty cute too. I can't tell if that yardage of fabric is older, or a reprint, but it's cute either way! :)

OK, I have to say that I've met the SWEETEST women through blogging! I didn't realize that this would be such a positive thing in my life. And I'll revisit this topic in awhile, but for today, I also wanted to share with you some of the great things that I have received, from some dear blogging friends!

 Debby of "Cozy Blanket" recently hosted a "Vintage Golden Book Swap". I'm so thankful that she thought to do this, and put it all together! My partner was Gretchen of "Bird Nest Cottage", and she sent me the cutest batch of books ever! I've never seen "A Day At The Seashore"! It's my new favorite!

Could this be any cuter?

That's a lot of eating!!!

My nephew will love this one! I'm so glad that Gretchen sent me something with a TRUCK! My collection is quite girly, and I need a few that little boys will like too!

And last but not least, a Richard Scarry book! I'd never seen this one either, and it's darling!

Gretchen also sent the cutest little nest pin, a pretty note pad, and some beautiful strawberry stickers. Thank you so much for all of the things you sent Gretchen! You did an amazing job with this swap! :)

I was also the lucky recipient of a GIVEAWAY recently! Jill of "A Little Bit Of Everything" is such a sweetheart! To celebrate reaching 100 followers, she sent me a few very special things!

This vintage hankie belonged to her dear mother. She also sent a vintage Pyrex refrigerator dish! I recently started collecting Pyrex, so this was just perfect for me!

Jill also sent this vintage rabbit vase! She didn't even know that I have a "thing" for rabbits. I love it Jill! You were too generous! (She also sent me a cute vintage VERA scarf, but I'm going to post about that later! )

I'm linking up with Sue over at "It's A Very Cherry World", for REDNESDAY!
Be sure to visit over there for tons of cute, redness! :)
WOW! That was a long post! Thanks for following along everyone!  Love, Wellie


  1. I love the cute potholder. The red apron is a cutie too. I have the same mushroom tiddley winks game. Isn't it a surprise to find such cuteness in that adorable wooden mushroom? You have so many treasures!

  2. DING! DING! DING! Jack pot winner! Lots of FUN FINDS! That little mushroom is sure unique! Watch out on those collections there girlfriend! Scope creep as we say in project management; keep adding more and pretty soon your basement is FULL! Smile. This from the woman who collect Little Golden Books!


    1. lol! I know, I know! I need to get a grip! It's so hard when you see such cute vintage things, for so cheap! Ahhhh! :)

  3. Hi, Erica! Just found you through Renee's blog--I always love finding new vintage-loving friends!

    Such wonderful vintage finds for you this week--lucky you! So glad you shared them with us!

    I'll be following along--so nice to meet you!


  4. Wow, you scored on such great finds!! Love the fabrics, and potholders!!Such sweet gifts!! Love the beautiful hankie, and vintage books!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

  5. You must have the best thrift stores! We never have vintage finds at ours. They are all scoured by the local antique dealers. Looks like you were really blessed. I love that mushroom and those vintage Old Maid cards.

    Amy Jo

  6. Oh My!! What wonderful finds! I love the kitty potholder...and I agree the potholders are always sooo expensive you did well to find two for a dollar! Just found your blog, I'm your newest follower!


  7. My goodness what a fabulous collection of reds this is today- right up my alley! I LOVE the childrens books, how precious! Im sad I couldnt take part in Rednesday this week, parents are visiting and just couldnt put a post together. BUT- I will be heading out to the antique stores today with my mom so i guess that sort of helps make up for it. ;) maybe Ill have something fun to post next week!

    Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog, I do so appreciate them. God bless!

  8. I'm so glad you liked everything I sent. What wonderful finds from your thrift store. I love the little mushroom.

  9. Don't you just love those little surprises you buy without knowing exactly what they are until you get them home?

    Brilliant Red Bouquet

  10. What lovely surprises for you!! The kitty potholder is just too cute! I've got a baking set of that same pyrex design -- it's seen lots of use since the very early 70s!!
    Love the tiddly-winks mushroom too -- how very clever!

  11. Hi Erica,
    The blue fabric on the back of the kitty looks like a flour sac print. Too cute! Love the little kids on the beach book, too. Wellie looks happy today!! :)

  12. Love this post, what a lot of charming things you've shared. Oh gosh, I loved Old Maid when I was little - I would play with my Dad and we would giggle so hard whenever someone got the Old Maid. Thanks for the sweet memories.

    Happy Rednesday!

  13. You're very welcome, Erica, my friend!!

    The Tiddly Winks game is the cutest thing!! Well, I like everything!!

  14. Had to come back- glad you got on to Rednesday. I just love this post-so many vintage lovelies!

  15. Such wonderful eye-candy! And the amazing prices! That potholder is so adorable. The tiddlywinks are super fun. And the apron is adorable. I hope you'll stop by and see my apron display posted last week.

  16. Wow, you have really had alot of luck lately with thrifting! LOVE all of your finds, especially that red fabric. It reminds me of a wraparound skirt that I made when I first learned how to sew. Wish I still had that thing, even though I know for sure it wouldn't fit anymore!
    Happy REDnesday,

  17. It seems you have a GREAT thrift store. I love everything you featured especially the mushroom and what a neat surprise inside.

  18. Oh my, I LOVE that kitty potholder- only $3 -what a steal! And what cute books, too!

  19. so much great stuff in this post. Loving the mushroom with the tiddly winks.. for the life of me I cant remember how you play that game! and love the little seashore golden book.. I need to find a copy of that!
    thanks for a fun post!
    have a great weekend!

  20. Oh..What a treasure trove of vintage sweetness! How I love all the RED pretties! The tiddly winks are adorable and how delightful to discover them inside the red topped mushroom!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing finds...
    Blessings and Happy REDNESDAY!

  21. WOW!!!! talk about COOL STUFF!!!!!! love it all but I BET you can tell what i love the most!!!! WELLIE aka Noel (and if a TRUE DOXIE the name NOEL is used A LOT! : ) LOL!!!!!! thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting me! I think you should do one of those quilt pattern beds -- i am sure you would ROCK that project!!!! : ) sending tons of hugs to you all!!!!!!

  22. Thoughtful gift for friends...i will keep this in mind and will use this
    Send gifts to pakistan when i needed.

  23. hi
    I like your site! Are any of your items for sale?

    I am looking for a wooden mushroom tiddly winks...I had a similar (cool) vintage plastic one, but it got burned and melted...boo hoo.

    thanks for any info, either way, you've got a cool looking page!


  24. Just wondering if you would sell the mushroom tiddlywink game.

    1. Hi Misti. I don't have a way to contact you, so if you could leave another comment with your email address that would be great!


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