Friday, April 25, 2014

Playing Catch Up, Recent Finds

Hi Dear Friends. :) It's Me. I'm alive. I hope you've all been well!
OK we'll just skip to the stuff.  I was able to cross off the picnic basket tin on my "WANT" list. It was marked "as is" at an antique store. But of course I don't mind that it's not perfect. The snowflake piece of Pyrex was at the Goodwill for $3.99 so even though I swear I'm not collecting Pyrex anymore (lol) I just couldn't leave it there. And a cute aqua strainer that I've been using a lot, only .99 at GW.

This old candy tin has been at one of my favorite antique stores for a long time. So I finally gave in and bought it, thinking it would take center stage in my Easter display this year. But I didn't get to decorate because I wasn't feeling well. Next year!

One day there was a huge stack of vintage Easter cut outs at the little thrift store. They were marked just .50 each, so I bought them all and I have duplicates of some of them. They'll go in a Market Monday someday soon. Bummer I couldn't do it before Easter.

Aren't they sweet?

Love this bunny couple!

That same day there was a stack of these cute trays! I know I already have one packed away, so I grabbed these for Market Monday too.

I had to grab this unopened box of PAAS egg dye from 1985. This is exactly the kind we used when I was little and those characters on the box bring back memories! And I can never ever pass up a vintage copy of "The Golden Egg Book". I sent this one to a sweet friend.

That rabbit candy tin reminded me of something that I found awhile ago but didn't show you. This wallet was at the thrift store and I think I paid $2 for it.  I love the lantern she's holding, and the white rabbit at the bottom! Such a funky piece.

If you look up Dumpling Dynasty, you'll see cute things! They make adorable pillows with deer and other creatures too!

I found a vintage "Farm Lotto" game with such sweet little cards.

Now and then I get lucky and find vintage x-mas at Goodwill. These Holt Howard candle holders for $1.99 each plus the tin and a bag full of sugar bells and foil leaves were a great surprise!

This is the second time I've found bags of x-mas stuff like this at GW. The last time it was old bottle brush trees with mercury glass beads. Both times the things still had dealer tags attached to them. So I guess antique dealers sometimes donate their leftovers when they quit selling.

So that's that! I hope you guys have been finding some fun things too. Or maybe you've been having fun gardening??? I'm really excited to start buying flowers and to get the yard looking pretty!
Oh! I did go to one estate sale a couple weeks ago. I'll be back soon with pics of what I found.
Talk to you soon-
Erica :)


  1. great pieces all around. I have one piece of the snowflake pyrex but mine is blue with white snowflakes.

  2. You really found some wonderful Easter decorations. That bunny couple cutout is just wonderful. That Bunny wallet is soooo sweet! You know I have a thing for paper lanterns. I'm sorry your health/RA has continued to be such a struggle. You've been missed. HUGS!!

  3. You found such cute treasures!!! I seem to be going through a dry spell...can't find anything! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. So much cuteness! You are super lucky to find Christmas during this time of year. My thrifts only bring it out during the holidays. If I have any hopes to finding it throughout the rest of the year, it's at the flea markets and garage sales. Love all those sweet Easter cutouts. I have a few of the ones you have. And those bunny trays? They were my new obsession this Easter. I found one at the flea market and one at an estate sale.

    So happy to see a post from you on my feed! I've missed you, friend!


  5. I love all your sweet finds! Such a happy day to find such cute things at the thrift!

    xo Danielle

  6. Love, love, love the bunny couple! Everything is scrumptious! Have a fun weekend!

  7. Glad to see you are feeling a bit better and posted. I think finding good stuff helps make one happy!

  8. Your goodwill had good treasures! LOL, about your pyrex :) I bet this rain isn't helping your RA today :(
    Take care!

  9. I love dumpling dynasty. you can google wu and wu too and find their stuff. I love that tin picnic basket. lucky you!
    have a great week

  10. Hi Erica,
    You really have a great good will near you. What great finds. Hope you are feeling better my dear?

  11. Your Easter items are amazing!!!! (Rob)

  12. Hi Erica!! Wow you really found some treasures!! Everything is soo adorable, all those Easter goodies will come in handy next year! You can still enjoy them now too though! :) Such sweet graphics on everything!! What a neat wallet, I like the image on it too, so cute! Hope you have been feeling better, excited to see your next post! I'm also excited to (hopefully) soon be able to start getting some plants/flowers and making our yard look prettier too! Happy new week sweet friend! xo Holly

  13. OMG! So much sweetness, you have the luck of finding the cutest things!!! Love it all!!

  14. I lost my dumpling dynasty wallet a few years ago and have been desperately looking to replace it ever since. If you ever decide to sell yours, please let me know.


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