Show and Tell

February 16, 2007 at 10:35 am | Posted in Look what I found! | 4 Comments

I have been having fun at the antique and thrift stores in my town lately, and thought I would show you a few of my favorite finds – a little Friday Show and Tell:

Painted Horses

These paint-by-number horses caught my eye out of a stack of other paintings. I love the colors and the quality about them.

sound of music

Only like my favorite movie ever!! I was so excited to find this record for only .99 at a thrift store in Burbank. Faith was jealous, until she found another one at different store – for only .50.  Faith:1 Raya:0

plate from england

Serving plate from England. Love the colors.

pewter heart closed  pewter heart open

This pewter heart was at one of the many antique shops on Main St. in Ventura. I have a few pieces of jewelry that I wear daily (wedding rings, a necklace) that I don’t like to wear while I’m sleeping, so this is a perfect bedside table jewelry box.

It is safe to say that I’m all thrifted/antiqued out for this month…It’s kind of become an addiction. Last night I dreamt that I was in a thrift store that was pretty much empty, save for an entire shelf of vintage wallpaper books. I was in heaven!!! Seriously, I did not want to wake up it was that good.  I often have dreams that are so good, I don’t want to wake up because somehow in my dream I know that I’m dreaming and if I wake up it will all go away. On the other hand, if its a bad dream I can make myself wake up and get out of whatever horrible situation I’ve dreamt myself into.  Anyone else do that?

Oh well, we’ll save the dream analysis for later. Have a wonderful weekend!






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  1. That is a very tasty paint-by-numbers find. I once saw an article in Home Companion, maybe where the woman had covered the walls of an entire room with paint-by-numbers. It was awesome.

  2. Raya can do everything.
    Raya: 9,904,187,330 points
    Faith: 1

  3. I love the heart box! I never seem to have much luck in thrift stores. It all just looks like junk to me. Is Santa Cruz like that, or do I just not have the right “eye” for cool stuff??

  4. Sara, my mom seems to find good stuff all the time..but she goes quite often. I think that is the secret, and having the right mind set. Sometimes I just don’t feel like looking through shelves and shelves to weed out the good from the bad. Look up GREY BEARS in the phone book – my mom goes to this thrift store and always finds the neatest things for really cheap. Her last find was an apple corer/peeler for $5 that I just paid $35 for at Williams Sonoma (bah!) And if you find ones that are a little off the beaten path (like outside of downtown) you might have more luck.

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