Category: Thrift Finds

Vintage Junk Treasures #24

Welcome back to another edition of vintage junk treasures. These items were found at an estate sale. One of my very favorite recent finds was this toaster. I had never found one with a toast rack on top. I have seen the toast racks separately but not manufactured as one piece with the toaster. I am sure Read More Here…


Vintage Junk Treasures #23

On Monday the local schools had a snow day so no school. This is pretty rare in March in Oregon. So consequently the 2 grands came to spend the afternoon. One of the first things they asked was: Can we go to GW? Now GW is what we call Goodwill. They were all excited to look Read More Here…


Vintage Junk Treasures #21

I tend to hibernate in January and February so haven’t been out buying. Mr. Deanie got up early on Friday and found some treasures at an estate sale. So sit back and look at a few of our recent vintage junk treasures that we have found.   Mr. Deanie found these 2 vintage Kodak cameras.   Read More Here…


Easy Peasy Valentine Magnets

 Thank you for stopping by today. Here is a very easy Valentine craft that you still have time to make before the big day.  You can use this idea for other occasions, too. It is so easy that I am almost embarrassed to show you. So read how to make your easy peasy Valentine magnets. Read More Here…


Word of the Year is Organization – A Thrift Store Quick-Over

If I was to choose one word for 2017 it would be organization. I took a little break from the blog to start working on my goal of becoming totally over the top organized. Organization of the entire house, containers and shop are in order. I hate it when some tools are in one building, some tools in Read More Here…


Vintage Junk Treasures #20 – Late Estate Sale Finds

Welcome back to another edition of Vintage Junk Treasures. Last week I posted what Mr. Deanie had found at a local estate sale while I dreamed away in bed. If you missed what he found at the estate sale read about it here.  Today’s edition is what I found at the same sale when I Read More Here…


Vintage Junk Treasures #19 – Mr. Deanie Scores Once Again!

Welcome back to another edition of vintage junk treasures. This edition of vintage junk treasures was totally made possible by Mr. Deanie. Last weekend Mr. Deanie got up early and went to an estate sale. I was dreaming away and didn’t even know he was gone until he woke me up. Get up and see what Read More Here…


Thrift Store Quick Over – Battery Lantern to Waterless Snow Globe

I originally posted this in December of 2015 but thought it was worth another look. I have been admiring the snow globes all over Pinterest and the blog world. I plan on making one with a gumball machine. I had visions of how it would look as I lay awake planning it. LOL! Well we Read More Here…


Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving with a Few Vintage Pieces

Today I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your meal with loved ones and friends be blessed. May we remember all the things we have to be thankful for as we are giving thanks this year. Remind us to be the ones that are seeing life as a glass half full and Read More Here…


Easy Tutorial for Scrap Quilt Pincushions

Today I want to share a tutorial to make pincushions using scrap or cutter quilts. I will show you two methods to make these scrap quilt pincushions. The first method uses an aluminum jello heart mold and the second method is using an aluminum measuring cup. These are easy to make and can be made for Read More Here…