Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rubbish


A drive out of town to pick up something necessary. In the shadow of the rain flashing thrift store sign.  OPEN


Jammed in a bin. Tossed in a zip bag like leftovers. 


Audible sighs when the long sought canister peeked from the bag.


A dutch winter scene.


 Wolverine 


A few feet away another blue...peeking from the toy bin. 
For fear that I might draw more attention I silently plucked it from certain solitude.


An apron is donned and the tea is whistling...
Tiny fingers hooked through the cups. Baby dolls and teddy bears tucked in behind the table. Saddle shoes and ankle socks keep the sweet hostess on her toes. This was a tea set from Christmas morning. What might be rubbish to some is pure pleasure to me.

37 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

What sweet sweet finds! Oh joy!

Danielle

laurie -magpie ethel said...

you have quite the luck. Good find...nothing about that treasure to make you blue!

Mom Wald said...

Now it has a happy, happy home!

birdie blue said...

looks like that sweet little vintage teaset found the perfect home. enjoy, my friend.

xo
molly

Ruby Jean said...

Oh I want to come over for the Tea Party.... I will wear Blue... PROMISE!!! :) What a Great Treasure you found.

Perfectly Printed said...

OMG!! What a wonderful find!! Don't you love the metal tea sets?

chris

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

LOL...Well now I feel better! If you read my last post you'll see I feel the same way! And you said it way better than I did..."What might be rubbish to some..."
And I had to laugh about you trying to be quiet and not draw attention to yourself in the thrift store! hahah
Isn't that totally what we do???
I'm happy you found your blue little treasures!

A Few Pennies said...

Lucky you! Those are some sweet blue finds--I love thrifting and seeing what my fellow-bloggers find too. Have a great Friday and weekend!

Kathy said...

EEEEEEK! I can't believe you found that in a bin. Okay, yes I can because it happens and it is what keeps us searching. Renee, this is a top shelf score. High five!

busymartha said...

Beautiful Renee! My daughter and I were at Winners the other day and she saw a Bunny teapot, with the cream and sugar set. I talked her out of buying it, she has 3-4 other teapots, still lives at home, where am I to put all this stuff? I know, it's soo hard to decide what you need and don't need. She is having an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party in a month, so it would have been sweet, but how many teapots can a person have?

vintage grey said...

You lucky girl, you! I have never walked into a thrift store and been that lucky! Love the beautiful graphics, and the sugar tin! Time for a tea party!!:) Absolutely lovely find!! :) xo Heather

ImagiMeri said...

NOT FAIR!!!!!!!

I'm up for putting out a motion that you not be allowed to shop anymore unless I'm with you. Dang woman, I've been in a constant state of drool when I read your blog......help, my shirt is soggy!

Okay, that was weird, but hey I'm not gonna' lie, I keep tryin' to come up with a spell or somethin' that will give me the same kind of luck out here. In fact, you're lucky I wasn't there, cause I'd probably mow you down to obtain possession of those.

Yes, I'm tired and in pain, so I'm whining. I'm really happy that someone as wonderful as you finds these things, but geez, leave some for us. This is the same kind of comment I leave for Laurie Magpie Ethel!

Love ya'
Meri

Nan said...

Oh I'm so glad that by sheer magic this sweet little set found it's way to you and the little apron dress came along how sweet it was meant to be I'm sure.

Liz said...

Fantastic finds - great shade of blue.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

delia hornbook said...

Oh Renee that tea set is adorable is it made out of tin? Just imagaine the fun and enjoyment someone had from it and now you will get the same ;-) dee x

Kim K. said...

You lucky lucky lady! I'm so glad you were able to rescue this adorable tea set. It's just lovely.

LBP said...

Wow! What a find! I LOVE blue... my kitchen is done in cobalt blue and I'm always on the look out for blue dishes and you really scored with those doll dishes! Bluetiful!

Blessings

Linda

Sarah said...

I hve been on the lookout for the canisters from that set for a long time. Nice find!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

GASP! Cheers! ♥

Mecky said...

Oh WOW! What great finds!! Sunshine on a rainy day, right?

Sewn With Grace said...

It is pure pleasure to me also! As you described the scene, I was right there with you, us and our dolls having a joyful Christmas morning. Such treasures! I think I might need to go treasure hunting today! Blessings friend!

Tammy's in Love said...

Santa strikes twice! Once in March. Would you like a recipe for scones and Deavonshire cream to go with those nice little dishes?

Tammy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

All I can say is...WOW!!!

donna said...

Looks like it is time for a tea party. We should wear blue aprons.
Great finds.
Hugs
donna

E said...

I love it when "treasures" are matched to the right person !!

pat said...

SIgn me up for the next thrift outing.. congrats...

Debra Ganas said...

That blue is just precious. Brings back tea party memories of my daughter who turned 20 yesterday.
Debra

craftyles said...

Renee,
I'm truly green with envy. How lucky you were to find this. I have the little blue sugar canister from that set-and I love it. Great find! Have a great weekend.
Leslie

Cindy said...

Shhhhh...did you hear it?

It was this sound that reached S. Texas...it sounded like a silly giggle with a yippee attached to it. First it was kinda quite..I wasn't sure what I was hearing...then it got really loud...and now...well it sounds like a kitty purring.

I asked the vintage angels...and they said it was a happy woman who was enjoying a special find. Awwww
like me...you hold it in in the store....then you do the dance to the car...and the sounds erupt in the car....you sing all the way home...and then you play with what you find...and you share with your girlfriends. Yep a vintage find...I thought I recognized that sound!!

I am so happy for you....just precious!!!!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Corey Moortgat said...

Such lucky finds! I always try to stop in thrift stores in other towns-who knows what's been hiding there (perhaps for months or years!) that everyone else has passed up!

janice15 said...

How wonderful what a great find for sure...it's very sweet..love the blue and the winter design...happy weekend...Janice

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my gosh, those are soooCUTE! A truly lovely shade of blue. I can just picture a little girl dressing in her apron to serve tea to her dollies.

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Hi Renee!
Oh, how I love popping in and seeing what you've been up to! I love...love...love your wonderful blue treasures! I have a collection of blue pretties...and, am inspired to make a little vintage looking dolly dress to complement them! You are such a talented and artistic lady!
Blessings and smiles, too!
Carolynn.....grammycarolynn (flickr)

Jan Hennings said...

What beautiful pieces and a great find!

cindy said...

What a great fin! And I love what you have done to your blog. How do you come up with these designs?

I wanted to let you know I am waiting one more piece for your easter basket. As soon as it arrives in the mail it will be on the way to your home!

cindy

Corey Moortgat said...

Love this new blog design! What a nice surprise!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh, what a beautiful find!