Saturday, September 5, 2015

Adding to the collections!

When I can get my junkin fix AND add to my collections it's the best kind of shopping!
Here are some recent finds that 
I was thrilled to add to my existing collections.
It was an exciting day when I found two items for the Flamingo collection AND this pink creamer!
If you are new to this blog you might not know about my Flamingo obsession!
A small bit of the collection in the cubbies
And many that don't fit in the cubbies.
I have a shelf I'm going to paint and hang in the bedroom and fill with this collection....soon...as soon as I paint...and get the shelf hung...so soon :)
ANYWAY
I hadn't really added to this collection in awhile but when I saw this framed vintage postcard for .50 oh yes I snapped it up!  Also found this at the same thrift store

So cute and only .25!  I really love my Flamingos and this has fired up my need for that shelf to get painted, and hung...soon!

I'm always looking for pink pottery and this sweet LuRay creamer was a happy find
I also found this cute cup
Milk on one side, juice on the other...maybe Miss Rosemary will drink out of this one of these days.
A recent church rummage sale scored me these items and some additions to collections
This will be displayed soon as a bring out my amber glass collection for Fall.  Can you see the price?  I know church sales are the best! 
This purchase just made me so happy!  Many years ago when I lived in New Orleans I had a special birthday dinner at Antoine's and this was the pattern of dishes they used.  I have found a couple of pieces at thrift shops but to find these 3 pieces for .50 made me so happy.  A future post is in the works about New Orleans and Antoine's! 
$2 purchased all these pieces of pottery.  I hope to plant some herbs in the small pots.
Last but not least is this addition to my Waechtersbach mug collection for .10
These are hard to find at the thrifts and are often in really bad condition but this one is perfect and one of my favorites.
This is my collection minus a few and with a few additions.  I need to get it all out and display it again!  

So what have you found lately to add to your collections? 

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

37 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I enjoyed seeing what you found, flamingo ornaments are very scarce finds in my area, maybe one or two every few years. Love seeing your mug collection.

Terra said...

Wow, I love your flamingos, old and new and your new china pieces.

Sarah said...

Yea! You found some great finds, Linda. I love seeing your flamingo collect grow. Look forward to a post on New Orleans.

Rebecca said...

What great flamingo pieces you found - and the prices?!? Fantastic. Church rummages are my favorite sources of thrifts these days! (Although I came out quite nice at a 1/2 off sale at a thrift store a week ago...)

Chatty Crone said...

Linda - you got me into loving Flamingos myself. Every time I see one now I think of you! Pink just makes you feel good and happy!

Marigene said...

I love your flamingo collection...I am always on the look to add to it...guess people in the midwest have no interest in flamingos!
I can't wait to see what your post on New Orleans...my favorite city in the country.
Have a great weekend, Linda.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think someone might have been unloading their flamingo collection. Those church sales really are the best ones. Bargains galore!!

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Love all of the "new" treasures you have added! I have that sweet pink creamer in turquoise. Just found it at a thrift a few weeks ago. Our daughter-in-law studied for a semester in Germany, and their dishes they registered for their wedding (10 yrs ago!!) are Waechtersbach. I love it when I find a dish or mug to give them. I love your thrifty finds!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
I love your collection of pink flamingos. My sister collects the vintage ones and has quite a few. However they are getting harder to find.
Love that you found some china from your favorite New Orleans restaurant. I once had breakfast at Brennans in New Orleans and it was fabulous. It was many years ago.

hugs,
Sissie

Mereknits said...

I am in love with that little pink cup, how sweet. Love your finds Linda.
Meredith

Audrey said...

You have some really nice collections. Like me, you love too many things. Nice that you can continue to add to them. The Flamingos is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Oliva Ohlson said...

I love your flamingo collection...it's very whimsical!!! You always find the greatest treasures!!! I haven't been too brave in going garage saling...too hot & muggy...and I bet that's when all the great finds are for sale!!!

Rose L said...

Today I went to the Dahlia festival in Canby, OR 10 miles from my home and took LOTS of pictures so guess what my next post will be. While down there I went to my favorite antique store and found a lovely perfume bottle to add to my collection of them. Yahoo! I also found a small white bookshelf to replace the huge oak one I no longer want! Yahoo again!

Stephanie said...

Oh Linda, I LOVE your sweet flamingo collection! Like Oliva said, it's very whimsical :) Have a delightful Sunday! Hugs!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I think all these things are so bloody cute, I really like flamingos but Tim doesn't like me to have what he calls dust collectors

Lynn said...

Lovin' your new flamingo Linda! Congrats on the fun finds-enjoy:@)

Hartwood Roses said...

Looks like another flamingo collector was clearing out a few things, and you were in the right place to take them home for YOUR collection. Great buys ... I especially love the significance of the NOLA dishes ... And that LuRay creamer would fit into the category of one of my collections. (Our 'good' dishes are LuRay, and I love the happy colors.)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Church sales are the best! You really scored with those flamingos. I see shelf painting in your future!!!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Lots of great finds and great prices!!

svelteSTUFF said...

I'm not 'new-to-your-blog'... but I loved learning new things today! ALL of your collections are fun and quirky - LOVE 'EM - keep sharing!!

Donna Wilkes said...

Wow, Linda, you really scored some bargains. Your flamingo collection rivals my niece's and that is saying a lot!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Cute mug and nice finds at the right price! Didn't go to any sales this week...getting ready to have my garage sale on Thurs & Friday...
Cool postcard to add to your collection.
warmly,
deb

Susan said...

Oh Linda, those were great finds! Loved several of them. So happy for you. I found some adorable pumpkin kitchen towels today at Marshalls. Bought them but won't hang them just yet. I'm still stretching out summer. ha! Susan

20 North Ora said...

Linda - You found some gorgeous items and such great prices!

Judy

Rue said...

Hi Linda :)

Boy, you certainly can find a deal! You really found some amazing things.

xo,
rue

Vonlipi said...

You have a really nice flamingo collection! I didn't know you had lived in New Orleans, how fun! I can't wait to hear about Antoine's

Hugs

Valerie x

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I've never seen a flamingo collection. We have a friend with real flamingos. They eat right out of your hand, very tame. You found some nice things! I'm going hunting today. Habitat has a sale, 40% off everything. I hope I find something! Happy Labor Day!

Susan said...

Love these! You are the Queen of Collecting, my friend, XOXO

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving your flamingo collection!!

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Love the pinks and the flamingos make think of vacations in Florida.

Donna said...

You have a great collection of pink flamingos, Linda! Love the framed postcard. And the pots for herbs are so neat. Are they vintage? I also adore that sweet pink creamer, so cute, and such a lucky find!

Consider It All Joy said...

You definitely had a 'happy' find day! That milk/juice cup is adorable and I think Rosemary will be tickled pink to use it! Blessings, Cindy

EM said...

Church sales totally rock! I think we've seen the last of the good ones here for the season. Love your finds. I did not know about you and flamingos. I'll have to remember that. I have a lot of amber glass in my booth, if you ever get this way....

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun finds, Linda! Your flamingo collection is wonderfully retro!

Melanie said...

Wonderful junkin' finds, Linda! Love your flamingo collection. I haven't added anything to my collections lately...I've been weeding out instead!

Curtains in My Tree said...

when I seen the ceramic flamingo it reminded me of a lady I met once who collected the dark pink ceramic flamingos and she said they were worth big bucks and then you find one 25 cents? wow
Hers covers the top of an antique sideboard. Some as tall and some small just like yours.
I am trying not to collect anything else however just had to have the latest lamp I bought for $8

Lady Linda said...

You are so amazing. WOW you find some good bargains at such great prices. I guess I missed that you collected flamingos. That must be really fun for you. Loved seeing all the goodies.