Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mondays Thrifty Treasures

Hello and welcome to another fun Monday's Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda of http://southernhospitalityblog.com/ Stop over to visit the other participants. Well, I really lucked out with this first treasure here. One day I had to take my hubby to work, because his car was in the shop. I wasn't too happy about getting up so early, but it turned out to be my lucky day! I'm driving down the road on a Friday morning, and what do I spot? A YARDSALE! Whoa, boy, hit the breaks, I'm ready! The place looked packed with stuff, and I couldn't wait to drop hubby off, and check it out.

I couldn't get to the table quick enough when I saw this beautiful chocolate pot. Chocolate pots were first used in the early 1800's to serve hot chocolate, and were made of metals such as silver and copper. Later, they were made of porcelain. They can be very pricey on e-bay, depending on the design and desirability. I grabbed it up, and asked the woman how much. I almost fainted when she said oh I'll take $25.00. I have seen them sell for near $100. and up. This one said Haviland France on the bottom, so I knew it was worth more than that. I said, oh great, I'll take it. I looked in my wallet, and all I had was a ten. She said she would hold it for me, if I wanted to come back. Yey!!! Needless to say, I was a happy camper!



Do you remember baby doll nightgowns? I used to wear them all the time in my early 20's. I spotted this in my favorite thrift shop. Of course it was a Monday, when they have 25% off. It was in like new condition, and was 6.99 minus 25% off. I had planned to sell it on e-bay, as I have sold some before, but I'm not sure I want to part with it. It is the sweetest baby blue, with little puffed sleeves, with tiny pink rosebuds.





This is another find at the thrift shop on Monday. It reminded me of Mary Englebreit as soon as I saw it. It has a little chip on the bottom in the back, but I can just turn it around. It's a nice size one too. Not bad for $3.42





I have been looking for one of these frames for awhile now. I think they were popular in the 70's.
Well, they have been popping up a lot lately, and people are doing so many pretty things with them. I recently have seen them painted white, and instead of a picture, ladies are using them as vanity trays. What a cool idea! Inside where the picture would go, they use pieces of pretty scrap book paper, wrapping paper, or material. It looks so pretty painted white, and I really liked the filagree work on this one. The cost was 1.91 minus the 25% discount.
Hope you enjoyed my thrifty treasures. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget and check out the other participants.





19 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

I just love the chocolate pot! I would also love to have the baby doll night gown, now if you decide to sell it, I love to have it! I so tired of wearing the cotton things in the hospital! My girls wouldn't let wear my spaghetti strap gowns or PH's. I promised I wear wear a little jacket over them. lol I been stuck in things I dislike for a long time! Maybe I need to check Ebay for some! How great this would be for me when I go to surgery in Sept. If you sell let me know! Really! lol I love the frame, too I have one that the edge is small, I found one like yours and have candle sticks grouped on it. Find anymore let me know! Really lol I should just shop on your blog! lol

Piney Rose said...

What lovely finds. I love the reticulated frame - I buy them everytime I see them at tag sales - so pretty painted and made into vanity trays.

CC said...

Oh my !!! That chocolate pot is to die for. It's just gorgeous.. I love all your wonderful treasures..but,oh!! that chocolate pot. Happy Thrifty Monday..have a great week..

Anny said...

I didn't know about chocolate pots - thank you for the interesting read. It sure is beautiful :)

shabbydreaming said...

WOW!!!! what amazing pick ups!! your blog is beautiful!!
mandii

Kammy said...

I love your chocolate pot - so pretty ! You got a great deal !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Two great minds on the same wave length...frames! LOL! If I had more room to display them (and cash) I would love to collect chocolate pots.

~~Carol~~ said...

That chocolate pot is just gorgeous, and that nightie is so sweet looking! I think you need to keep that! I didn't know that there were frames like the vanity trays. The old trays are always so expensive in antique and thrift shops. I'll have to look out for a frame instead!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Well you just showed that it helps if you know what you are dealing with out there in the yard sale jungle.
Thanks for stopping by on my blog and giving me that great tip about how to treat that old wood, I am defenitely going to remember and use that one.
Love, Marianne

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Pretty finds!

Luv2preen said...

Boy does that babydoll gown bring back some fun memories. I loved them. If you do put it on ebay, I'll buy it! ;)

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The chocolate pot is just wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog and I love the little pitcher (?) holding the flowers on your header. How sweet. I am here from Rhoda's!

Charla

Tarva said...

The chocolate pot is so pretty.

Kelli said...

I would love a chocolate pot!! Fabulous deals!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

WOW on the chocolate pot!

I have a small collection of bed jackets... I wore them out & about (over a T w/ a pair of jeans) when I was thinnner but I'm too old & fat for it now. LOL Love the galmour of a bygone time!

I always snatch up those old frames too!

Sharlotte said...

Great finds! I love the chocolate pot! The colors are very pretty.

Suzanne in TX said...

MMMMM chocolate pot--not only is it beautiful, but just saying it sounds so tasty! I'm a little late this week.
Enjoyed your post! Hope you are having a great week. I am--just see today's post on my blog...

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That pitcher is very Mary! Love the chocolate pot! I've been looking for one that will fit into my home for years now but no luck. Great finds and thanks for stopping by to see mine!

Manuela

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