Thrift Store & Antique Treasures

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I went thrift store shopping with my daughter Andrea today and found sooooo many good things!

pretty plates…

a platter decorated with sweet peas…

a cool china teacup, saucer and dessert plate…

silver and silver plate hidden under layers of tarnish…

after using a little elbow grease, it shined up beautifully!

some gorgeous vintage runners with hand crocheted edges…

retro ice bucket with Pyrex liner…

an English vase and tea tins…

vintage molds…brioche anyone?

antique biscuit cutter

a vintage pajama pattern that I can’t wait to use…

and more hot pads to add to my collection…

I love the little dress ones!

photographs by Melissa Placzek

Have you gone treasure hunting lately?


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  6 comments for “Thrift Store & Antique Treasures

  1. Chantelle
    February 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    That’s a good day! What a bunch of great finds….I’m so jealous. 🙂

  2. Melissa
    February 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    It was a really good day!

  3. Sandy
    February 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Well, I have an extensive collection of the Geisha girl such as you have of the cup & saucer and plate that I have collected all over the world so not too bad of a purchase. I also have a collection of the crochet items and starting to sell off some of them, but again they are of no value as you can find them everywhere…I am presently selling the biscuit cutters & jello molds as you saw from the pictures I sent you a few weeks ago…Mine have even been painted by a local artist…The tin boxes are a dime a dozen…the plates are nice and the linen as well and the vase not bad…sorry..The silver plate items are probably the best buy…Your antique appraiser…

  4. Melissa
    February 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    @Sandy~ I know that none of the stuff is worth very much, but because I love the English tea tins, and the crocheted items, and the plates…they are worth something to *me*…but you collect stuff, so you know how that is. Doesn’t have to be worth a lot of money to be worth something. 😉

  5. Kimber Dunn
    February 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I love all your collections Leisa!! It’s such a joy to find treasures at the shops like that!! I found a couple while in Stillwater on Sunday, but only bought one thing for someone else. LOL I have been trying really hard not to buy “things” until I get my house redone so I have storage & display areas. Right now all my collections are in boxes in storage and it makes me sad. I love seeing the photos of other peoples collections – it’s so inspiring and makes me smile!

  6. Melissa
    February 17, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks Kimber! It’s a great idea to get your space in order before you add more stuff. Your patience will be rewarded 😉 xo

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