A Little of this and that.....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thrifting Fun!

Awhile back I was in Las Vegas for a few days visiting family for a funeral. We had a little extra time on our hands so I went antiquing and thrift store shopping. Teapots, scales and rolling pins are some of the cool things I came home with.

I have always loved tea cups and teapots and have quite a collection already. When I spot a pretty one my heart starts to beat a little faster. I especially like it when I get them for practically a steal! This one was missing a lid but it will make a wonderful planter or perhaps it will hold some kitchen tools.

Another thing I love is old wooden rolling pins. I look at them and imagine about the ladies who owned them and what they possibly were thinking when they were rolling out their pie crusts. Were they baking a pie for their own family or perhaps it was for a sick neighbor. Maybe they were taking it to church for a potluck supper.

I was lucky enough to get several extra rolling pins for free on this trip! I mentioned to my husband's aunt that I loved old rolling pins and was collecting them. She said she had several that belonged to other family members including my husbands great aunt and his grandmother. I jumped at the chance to bring them home and add them to my collection.

She asked me what other things I was looking for and then began to shop around her house. She kept on puling things out and asking me if I would like them! I was so excited but also kept feeling like I was taking her stuff. She assured me they were things that she didn't want and if I really liked the stuff she would rather they go home with me then just sit around and gather dust.

This beautiful old scale came home with me from her house. I have always wanted one for my kitchen and now I have one.
I just love how the front of the face looks. It is going to be a welcome addition to my kitchen! I can see using it for holiday displays or perhaps it will hold some fresh fruit up on top in it's basket.

So I ended up with quite a few good deals from the thrift store and quite a few more for free from my aunt in law!

Linking up to Southern Hospitality, Debbie Does, Between Naps on the Porch and Charm Bracelet Diva


deborah said...

love your rolling pins! I have a collection of red handled ones and have them displayed in a crock. I found you at debbies newbie party. stop by and see some of the primitives i posted!

Betsy said...

Your new "old" treasures are precious...how nice that they have a family history. I like the way you have them displayed in the basket.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What great finds! Tea pots make my heart go pitter-patter too! And I've always wanted a scale! Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. with Charm Bracele Diva. It's great to see you there!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Love thrifting, love the scale. Thanks for sharing at my newbie party and welcome to blogging.

Bunny Jean said...

I just love to wander through antique/thrift stores and look at all the old stuff. Many times I see similar things that I once had.

I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!

I am # 141 in the Met Monday party.

Kelly_Deal said...

Great finds!

Helen's Decor said...

Love the teapots and rolling pins. I came from Debbie's Newbie party and just became your newest follower. Hope you follow me, too.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love old rolling pins too! Those are wonderful!!!

I'm your newest follower!

Christina {The Tattered Tag} said...


What wonderful items, I agree, thrifting is fun!! I invite you link to my blog bash {K.I.S.S.} Happy to be a new follower, too. :)


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