Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flea Market Finds in the snow....

 This is what we woke up to this morning!  About a foot of snow!  Yep, winter arrived!  We have snow forecast for several more days so who knows how much will land before we are done with this weather system.  The snow and eye check ups put a serious crimp in the thrift store fun but eyes are just fine!

A few finds from a bit ago.  I have several pieces of this style of small but colourful Japanese ceramic thingies.  The salt and peppers are very small and are marked on the bottom with Marutomoware.  The birds are just pretty retro birdies and the glass is a treasure with all its lovely kitchen kitsch.

 Being a sucker for linens, these vintage "tea serviettes" were obviously brought back as a souvenir from Scotland.  I am going to leave them in the box because they look so happy there.

Thrifty finds are often just practical.  I picked up the big green enamelware roaster and baking pan for Daughter a few weeks ago at the thrift store.  Brand new!  I was most happy to bring them home for her.  I popped them on the downstairs wood cook stove for their photo. I had to shove over a bunch of vintage stuff that live on the stove.

So that's it!  Have a super lovely weekend.  I am back down to the sewing machine and will link up with Sophie's Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday!


  1. by the way - my hubby is headed for the States - hawaii, Washington, and two other states that I can't remember - so they at least are bound to get more snow! Ha Ha

  2. The birds are so sweet! And I must say that I miss snow living in Australia. Where I come from (Finland) we always have snow when it is winter and I just miss the smell of it so much. Anyway hope you have a great day!

  3. awww..vintage japanese!

  4. Aww I love all of those things, I recently found some great marutomoware as well, a whole bunch of dog ashtrays. They almost make me wish I smoked!!

  5. Love those little Scottish napkins - perfect!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  6. Loving your finds! I have been finding unusual doilies and great enamalware myself. Interesting that you happen on similar colorways for each find. Love those read birds!