Friday, May 9, 2014

A Few Good Finds

I didn't come home with a truck load of treasures last weekend, but I was happy with my finds and I sure had a good time hunting them down.   It was a choice between Alameda or the Lodi Street Faire on Sunday, but Lodi was the choice of the day because my my sister-in-law lives there and she wanted to go hunting with me.  This show isn't as big as it once was, but I can still manage to find some good deals and get through the vintage part of the show in about two hours.

Do these egg beaters qualify as "finds" even though they were given to me by my sister-in-law when I picked her up?

This one's a real oldie.  She's had these for years and just started downsizing her collection.  Good thing I was there to take them off her hands before she donated them.

I love the chippy paint and rust on the old ice cream bucket; the only thing it needs is a plant.  I'm thinking the trash can cover would look better with a fresh coat of light paint, and the drawer hiding in the back will be a shelf once I give it a little TLC. 

A little tarnish never scared me away.

This sweet little pot was found buried in a box of old books.  I like to dig.

 Several of these mismatched pieces have already been polished and transformed into necklaces, and the others are waiting to be flattened and stamped.  

 FILL A JAR FOR $10.
That's what the sign said and that's exactly what I did.  

I would have filled ten jars if everything on the table looked this good.  It took me quite a while just to untangle the massive balls of plastic beads from the rhinestones and pearls.

  Lots of interesting bits and pieces waiting to be used in new jewelry creations.

 If it sparkled or had numbers on it, in the jar it went.

I have two weeks to go before my next show, so I better get busy with the rest of this haul.

Happy treasure hunting this weekend and a very Happy Mother's Day too!!

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37 comments:

  1. What a fun idea about filling a mason jar with jewelry! Have a great weekend! Linda@Atvintageous Blog

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  2. I love your finds-especially the egg beaters! I know you will find so many uses for your treasures!

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  3. Oh my...you did an awesome job on filling that jar...you got some beautiful pieces Betsy. Happy Mother's Day!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. I love the mason jar full of pretties!! Great finds there. So sweet of you to take those utensils off your sis-in-laws hands! That silver sugar bowl is so pretty....good finds all!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Ack! That exact trash can cover lived in my grandmother's house! What a weird jolt of memory. The ten buck jar is the deal of the decade, Betsy. You scored big!

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  6. Fill a jar for $10...oh my goodness! That was perfect for you! And I haven't seen an old ice cream bucket in years! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. All your finds including the egg beaters are wonderful, Betsy! What a great deal you got on the jewelry pieces.
    Have fun creating and have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. Wow...what beautiful finds!...Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. Fill a jar - I am sure you do that better than most.

    I am in love with that wonderful egg beater. It has such lovely detail- nothing like todays egg beaters.

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  10. TEN dollars for all the bling!?! What a bargain. Start creating - I can't wait to see the results. Does your SIL give an egg beater to everyone who picks her up?

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  11. I love seeing photos of your finds. Cool stuff!

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  12. Good thing you were there to take those off your sister in laws hands!! :) Looks like so many wonderful finds Betsy!! Can't wait to see that trash can with a fresh coat of paint and the drawer as a shelf!! Sounds exciting!! Love all the silverware and "tarnished" pieces!AND WHOAAA that jar ....what a fun and great deal!! Looks like you loaded up some real pretties!! :) Wishing you a lovely weekend! Happy Mother's Day!
    xo Holly

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  13. Loving the sweet angel you found.

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  14. Love, love the jar of bling!! I have not been junkin in some time - I need to get busy. Definitely looks like you did good.

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  15. Oh my...such beautiful treasures! I especially love the jar full of bling! Your jewelry creations have me itching to try my hand at it! I would love to make pieces for myself and for gifts as well. Have fun creating...and Happy Mother's Day!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  16. Our huge flea market and antique show is next weekend. I would love it if I could fill a jar full of bling for $10.00. You did good!!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  17. Loving those beaters, and yes, they count as a find!!! I have a metal waste basket cover similar to yours...post a pick when you get it done, thinking about painting mine! WOW-you really filled up that jar, seems like a great deal!

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  18. Filling a jar for $10 would have kept me entertained the whole two hours! Great finds and it sounds like such a fun day.

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  19. Every time we drive through Lodi my husband sings the song "stuck in Lodi again to me"....smile for Saturday !

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  20. I can only imagine what wonderful things you will do with these fantastic finds!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  21. I went to a school yard sale and was picking at the jewelery table for ages...when it came time to tally my finds, the lady said, "Three dollars!" I now wish I had just scooped up almost everything else. They had prices on some things so I was trying to keep a tally. Maybe I looked poor or she appreciated my appreciation of all that old bling. I would have been elbowing you at the mason jar table! And, yes, the beaters DO count as finds. Love them.

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  22. Oh Betsy, it's a good thing we don't treasure hunt in the same city, because i'm afraid I'd be wrestling you to the ground over most of the treasures. We really share a lot of the same taste. That pewter pot (or is it quadruple plate?) is gorgeous. I really love everything you bought!

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  23. Betsy! Whether they are gifts or purchases, you made me see that they are treasures!!! I'm already imagining what will you make from this. I'm sure you will again amaze us.

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  24. What a deal on the jewellery! I'm full of crafting envy.

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  25. Wow, you had me at the jar of jewelry! You find more buckets than anyone I know! Can't wait for your next jewelry post with all of those jar finds

    Carol

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  26. Oh, Betsy, you found some good 'junk'! Love the silver and the ice cream bucket is SO fun! :)
    Susan

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  27. I'm sure you had a great time filling that mason jar with jewelry and will have just as much fun crafting each piece into something unique. Can't wait for the post!!!

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  28. wanted to let you know I just posted about the tart tins (tutorial) on my blog today! thanks for your interest in learning how to make these! xoxo, tracie

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  29. I can wait to see what neat things you are going to come up with with your new finds.

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  30. OMG........how lucky can a girl get?! Love the jars of jewelry and can't wait to see your creations. Have fun.

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  31. WOW, awesome finds!!! I've found a couple of treasures lately but nothing like that!!

    xoxo

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  32. OH my gosh! So many wonderful treasures. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Those beaters are AWESOME!

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