Thrifty Finds – Oct 20

Red Cast Iron Milk Stool

I haven’t shown my thrifty finds lately.  Here goes…this awesome cast iron, red milking stool.  Loved it.  Listed it and it sold within a few days of listing.  There would be so many uses for it.  It also would work in a vignette.  I was thinking if it hadn’t sold, I would have used it for Christmas décor.

Coca Cola Crate a

Another red item…I found another Coca Cola crate.  Just got it listed.  These usually don’t stick around for long.

Wood Riding Horse Toy b

Look at this adorable wood, riding horse.  It is so cute.  I love the chippy wood, the red and green paint….hmmm, maybe I can use this in my Christmas décor.

Mohawk Minnow Bucket a

This minnow bucket with its green font logo is wonderful.  Love the aged galvanized metal.

Ironing Board a

This green ironing board I just listed, but I am trying to decide about it.  I have been thinking about a memo board in my den.  This would work, just hang and add magnets.

Kennedy Books a

With the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination I finally listed these two Memorial booklets that honored him at the time.  Very cool history.  I really enjoyed going through them.

Samsonite Train Case a

Another awesome train case.  I have sold almost 10 of these things.  They usually sell within 30 days of listing them.  There are so many uses for them.  This one is in very good condition, so I expect it to go quickly.

Amber Flower Pitcher a

Amber pitchers are slow movers, but they do sell.  It is so late 70s and early 80s.  This one has a great shape and love the flower on the side.

McCoy Donkey planter a

I have sold a couple of planters and have found there is a market out there for them.  Not sure if the brown drip glaze is very popular.  Guess I will see if this McCoy donkey planter will sell.

Schmidt collector Animal Mugs a

I am selling these beer mugs that are from the Schmidt Beer Collectors Series.  These are the first 2 through 5.  I wish I had found the 1st one, but if someone wants a quick collection, this would be a great way to start.

Gamebird Glasses a

There is no mark on these footed glasses that have game birds on them, so I don’t know the brand, but they are in awesome condition.  Because Big M is into hunting I like to display glasses like these.  Right now I have pheasant glasses on display.

Replogle Globe a

Finally, I listed a couple of globes.  This one is my favorite ever.  I love the metal ring stand.  It is a Replogle True to Life Globe from the late 1980s.

So what are you finding in your thrifting adventures?


Thrifty Finds – August 28

Bingo and Cage

I mentioned this past weekend that I was able to go to garage sales.  Here are a few finds.  Love this bingo set.  I see boxed Bingo sets from time to time, but rarely one that has the cage. So cool.


I love finding train cases.  Such history come with them.  This brown train case even has a key.

Clown Planter

Along with the lady head planters I found this clown face planter.  I don’t think they are very valuable, and I normally don’t like clowns. This one makes me smile.

Box Fan

I remember when I was young we had a box fan.  Yep, they were dangerous, but they sure were fun to sit in front of and hum or make sounds.  Loved hearing it echo back to me.

Flower Place Card Holders

I saw these flower place card holders for $.25.  They could add a little color to a table.

Magazine Rack

I continue to pick up gold magazine racks.  This magazine rack looks to be from the 1950s, but I am not sure.  Still have research to do.

Squeaky Toy dog

What is it with squeaky toys.  I am not sure why I like them.  But this dog was just $.25, so picked him up too.

Swedish Dish Cloth

Finally I bought these 8 Swedish Dish Cloths that are brand new.  Wondering if you have ever tried them. They state they are super absorbent.  Wondering if that is true?