Saturday, April 26, 2008

Blue Plate Special and other treats...

Hi friends. How is your Saturday going? Mine is fine thank you very much. In between stringing banners and mailing packages I have been enjoying my new-old Adirondack chair that I found on the side of the road a few weeks ago. I have dreamed of owning an Adirondack or 2 for years, and then one day I was driving down the road and VOILA! There it was, all ready for me to take home and for free. It is in great shape and just needed some 'tightening' up and a paint job. Nathan has done the tightening part, now I just need to do the painting... I will be sure to post before's and afters when it is done.

The garage sale season has just started to pick up around here, and I have also managed to do a wee bit of thrifting here and there over the past month of so. I thought I would show off some of my favorite finds that are not going to the Shoppes!

This is my own blue plate special. Jeanetta and I snuck off to the new Savers that is right around the corner from my house. Jeanetta found this precious little saucer for me and I just couldn't resist it. I don't typically like blue flowers on plates, except in this type (or Blue Willow) patterns. I think I managed to pay all of 20 cents for it.

Next up is my vintage Brownie camera. This one I found when Judea was up here last week. We happened upon a Sunday garage sale (rarely rarely happens here) and managed to talk the people down to $3 for this little wonder. I have been wanted an old camera to display and this one with the flash attached was too cute to pass up...

And lastly here is a grouping with several thrifting treasures - the Mary Poppins Songbook, and 2 apothecary jars - one filled with plastic eggs, one with vintage spools of thread. I can't wait to change those jar's contents with each season...Wish I had one big enough for old baseballs!


  1. Hi Jerusalem!
    I cannot wait to see how you paint the chair. What a find! And I love all of your treasures too! I have been thinking about collecting some vintage china is all different yet similar colors and themes to mix match when entertaining, just to be random and eclectic. I think at 20 cents a plate, I might make it work! All sounds lovely. Blessings, Katie

  2. April/OK4:30 PM

    I love apothecary jars, too! I found the same one you have (the front one, with the smaller top) at a thrift store in my area. However, I found it in 3 different sizes, at 3 different times! It took about 3 months I think, but now I have the set, in small, medium and large. They're in my bathroom holding soaps, q-tips and cotton balls, but I like your idea better!

  3. Great finds!
    I have a little collection of flow blue and blue/white plates, too.
    Yours is very pretty and what a great price!

    The camera is fantastic. I'm still kicking myself for selling my grandpas old one at our yard sale. :(

    Kimberly :)

  4. oh, I'm jealous of your new chair. my yard is totally missing an adirondack chair!!

  5. What a great post!!
    I used to have that same camera.
    How great is free stuff?

  6. Isn't that the way it always is? Lol, ever since we were kids I have been the connecting link! It's a good thing mom had me cus no one would believe you and Jemimah are related otherwise!


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