Wednesday, November 16, 2011

VINTAGE THRIFTY FINDS

I love vintage!  When I find something vintage for a very thrifty price it makes me very happy!  Today I have a few items to share with you.
 I love aluminum trays.  This one was a great find at the thrift on 1/2 price day, so yes only 99 cents!
I love the detail!  
It is stamped Wilson Specialties Co in Brooklyn NY

This was a fun find for me!  I remember having these nut bowls growing up.  The nut crackers fit into the large holes with little picks in the smaller holds to get out the nut meat.  It pretty great condition (has 3 ball feet I forgot to photograph) and only $1.50

I found this pretty creamer for $3
It looks like the 'needlepoint' pattern from Homer Laughlin's ovenware but I can't be sure. Anyone know?  

That's it for this vintage gal!  I'm joining Suzanne for Vintage Thingy Thursday

And for some Tiger Cuteness check out my latest post on Viewing My World


Hugs,
Linda

37 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Love the creamer too! I don't know what the pattern is, but wish I did. I remember seeing a piece like this one a while back, but wish I remembered where...story of my life!! Happy VTT!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great finds! If you love vintage aluminum you might like to stop by my blog today...I set a table with it.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Lovely finds, Linda! I have several aluminum trays that were my mom's. The detail on those is always wonderful! And...yes...I remember those nut bowls! Is it bad when you used to own what is now considered vintage? lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

DearHelenHartman said...

I love those painted nut and snack bowls! What a bargain.

Barbara F. said...

Great finds, Linda! That is a pretty creamer. xo

Marigene said...

I haven't seen a nut bowl in years!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the daffs on your new platter Linda, looks like you found some fun things:@)

jojo said...

I have never seen a nut bowl but I sure think it's interesting!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know the pattern of the creamer, but it's pretty. sandie

LV said...

I have not seen that bowl before. My eye went to the lovely crochet piece.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Linda, that has got to be the prettiest aluminum tray I've ever seen. I love hammered aluminum, and this has the best details I've ever seen on a piece. Of course, as always, I can't believe how little you paid for it. Pretty tea cup and what a great nut bowl. laurie

Deb said...

I'd have scooped up that tray, too. It's very pretty but mostly because Wilson is my maiden name. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Susan said...

OMG, Linda. I remember those nut bowls, too! Also loved the doily your creamer is on. Great job! Susan

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love the aluminum trays, they are great sellers in my booth....Good buys!

Carol

Sue said...

Great finds, Linda.

And guess who won first place in my blogiversary giveaway? Yep, that'd be you! Now all I need is your mailing address and a heads-up about which quilt you choose.

Congratulations!!

=D

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I love aluminum trays too, but I can never find them! The ones I see are blahhhhh......I'm going thrifting with you.

Jill said...

It sure does make you happy when you find little things you love and at such great prices - nice finds!!!

Laurel said...

Fun finds...one can never have too many aluminum trays in my world :) Laurel

Janet, said...

I love hammered aluminum, too. I love your tray. I posted a couple of years ago about my collection on Vintage Thingy Thursday, you can go here and check it out if you want. http://janetsmart.blogspot.com/search/label/hammered%20aluminum

Nezzy said...

What wonderful little finds there. The tray reminds me of the ones my Granny Walden made at what they called back then...Club. Back in the day on Livestock Sale Day the women had club.

I have seven that my Granny made. Woohoo!!!

Enjoy your treasures sweetie.

God bless and have a beautiful day! :o)

Shelia said...

Hi Linda! What great things you've found. I have a little ice bucket that's hammered stuff! Love it!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Cozy Little House said...

You found some great stuff! I finally happened upon an estate sale today with my daughter and picked up a few pretties.
Brenda

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Fun finds! I'm always drawn to those bowls, too.

Nani said...

Love the nut bowl! I remember my grandparents had a couple that were similar. :)

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Love the pretty creamer! Thanks so much for visiting L'Heure Bleue At Home.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovin' your finds!! Nut bowls..boy does that bring back memories!!
*hugs*Deb

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the same things that you do! We better not go shopping together! heehee! Love the wooden bowl and sweet creamer! Enjoy your weekend, my friend! ♥

xinex said...

Great finds! And the prices are so good. Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

Scarlett said...

All so pretty, my fave has to be the tray - what a bargain! Scarlett x

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Linda,
Thanks so much for coming by and the nice comment:) Wonderful old tray and awesome price.

Blessings,
Linda

Sue said...

Just wanted to let you know that your quilt is expected to arrive on Monday. So keep an eye out for it, okay?

Happy Thanksgiving!

=)

Catherine said...

I like the creamer - that is cute!
xo Catherine

Ames said...

I remember everyone in the 60"s had one of those nut bowls.~Ames

Sue said...

Hi Linda...that pitcher with the crossstitch pattern looks like that big bowl I gave you....could they be from the same company??

SixBalloons said...

Oooh that Needlepoint Creamer is really unique. Beautiful piece!

Linda said...

You always find the cutest things, Linda! The aluminum tray is really a nice one- love all the detail! Thanks for your comment about my silly turkey trot! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Annesphamily said...

I am loving these finds! Linda you are one amazing lady! Love that creamer and the nut bowl is sweet!