Sunday, May 2, 2010

Vintage Dishes and Blue Canning Jars

 Today I am posting some more of my thrifty finds, they are items that I have picked up over the last few months
.Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!

Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

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This vase is a Hall USA, $7.  I found it at the GW in Ocala, FL. If any of you are near Ocala, there is a HUGE GW there and I love going there, it's about 45 minutes from my house, but usually worth the drive, especially since Ocala has a Hobby Lobby too and my home town doesn't.  So this trip I picked up these faux lavender blooms 50% off.  The table scarf I found at the GW for $.99,.
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This is my first tassell, found it at Marshall's on my trip to TN.  This is just too cute.

OK not a great picture of my cloche and stand.  I found these at the SA in my home town, while I was wandering in the store they announced a 15 minute sale of 75% off all knick knacks, so this was less than a $1.  The base was wood stained and I spray painted it black.  Also they had a sale on furniture and I found an adorable chair that I got for $4.99, was originally priced $19.99.  I am working on it and will show you all when I finish with it.  I am painting it a great aqua color, can't wait to see how it turns out.

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This was another goody from SA also included in the sale, I think I paid $1.80 for it, it looks wonderful with all my ironstone and white dishes.
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I have admired these frogs for a while now, usually when I have seen them at antique stores they are asking way too much for them.  When I was in Daphne AL visiting my SIL, she took me to a local antique mall. well I found a couple of frogs, I love the vintage color of the green one.  They were about $3-4 I think.
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A biscuit cutter, also from the antigue mall.  There is that cool vintage green color again, I love that color.
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While in TN I discoverd my mom has a large collection of these wonderful blue Ball canning jars.  The 2 larger ones are 2 quart size, I think these are so beautiful and mom gave them to me, so free!!  You may notice the table scarf, it is stitched in a wonderful blue thread around the edges of the detailed design, that is another of my GW scores under $1
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This is me playing with my camera, trying to get the wonderful hues of blue, the platter is a beauty aqua color, a new purchase at Marshall's $2,99.  Love my Lobelia (I think that is the correct spelling) in the pot in the background
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This plate and the following plates were picked up for pennies at SA and GW.
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Except this is the new one from Marchall's a close up.
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  1. Oh Marla! You have such good luck at Goodwills. I'm so jealous of your treasures. If this Marla can't have them well, I guess they should go to another Marla :)

    Beautiful, beautiful!

  2. You found some great deals! I love all the plates. I live in Gainesville and have lots of family in Ocala. I will have to stop by the GW next time! It is nice to find another Florida blogger. Come by and visit me some time.

  3. Fabulous finds, Marla...thanks for sharing.

  4. What a steal on the Hall pottery and I love the old blue canning jars! You did GOOD!
    Blessings, Vicky

  5. What lovely goodies you found! You are a great shopper! What bargains!

  6. Ooh, love the cloche and the soup tureen! My mom has that blue and white china - brought back memories to see it here! Have a great day! :)

  7. Marla, those are beautiful dishes & what great prices. I love that tureen & have one very similar. You did great with your thrifting. Wonderful buys.

  8. What great finds! The bunny tassel is definitely my fave!


  9. You did so well in your travels. Everything you got is so great. Wish we could find such great stuff where I live. Jane F

  10. Hi Maria!

    Love the jars and dishes! Harley too!

    Thanks for visiting too!

    love, kelee @ katillac shack

  11. You found some wonderful dishes, love the red transferware plate. My favorite would have to be the tureen, though.

  12. You've certainly found some lovely things! My mother used these old jars to can in too, but here are long gone!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Oh , I love all your new pretties... I just gathered my materials to do one of those cheese board cloche thingies:) Its nice too see how well your's turned out as it gives me hope I can make mine look good too.


  14. Wow, I need to go shopping with you. Love all of your new treasures. The cloche of course stole my heart, but the dishes, linens, the blue jars and the tureen are all fabulous finds. I love the way you have them displayed. Such beautiful vignettes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Gorgeous pieces. Hugs, Marty

  15. Hi Marla, just so pretty!!!! I love those blue jars.....oooooo, the fun I could have with those.

    Have a wonderful day!


  16. Beautiful dishes Marla. The colours are wonderful. Now, that puppy.....too cute! Deb

  17. Hi Marla, I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find yours. I am going to sign up to be a follower of yours as I can see we have similar taste and interest. There is not one thing you found that I don't just love! Such great thrifting finds. I too love that white tureen and all those wonderful plates!!!

    Nice to meet you!

  18. oh my gosh were totally like the same!! I love the Blue Ball glass jars and I'm a nurse. Swwweeet! And I love GW and antiques. What the heck!! Guess I'll have to check back here frequently!!