Hello, Everyone, and welcome to the Blog today. We haven’t been thrifting for a bit but went today. Found some fun things that I’m delighted to share with you. A couple of things are from a quick shop last week.

Let’s start with this very cute little bird house. It can actually be used outside which is a plus. However, I will probably keep it for indoors.

It’s made by Mike and Mac Design and has the original information on the back. It’s really a nice addition when you know the origin of the piece and the maker.

Next we have a Fitz & Floyd Christmas salt and pepper shaker. The Santa holds the salt and is a separate piece. The pepper is in the sleigh. They can be passed around the table separately or together. Fitz & Floyd has such attention to detail in their ceramics. Santa has some character.

These great Staffordshire bird plates were found at one of the local Thrift Stores. I really liked them because they depicted Woodland Birds and because all of the gold trim was present and not faded. The plates had been well taken care of and I will do the same.

For Harry Potter fans, this is a Marauder’s Map teapot. The Marauder’s Map could show you the location of anyone in Hogwart’s school. Perfect condition and I think it holds 40 oz. of tea. It will make a great gift for the tea drinking Harry Potter fan.

I found two different sets of porcelain chargers this week. The first is a set of six in cream. They are quite plain which is very useful for many settings. They were made by Thomas O’Brien in stoneware. They are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. I know I will use these a lot.

The second set of chargers, by Homer Laughlin, was made exclusively for Fishs Eddy in New York. The chargers depict well-known buildings that dot the New York skyline. The history is interesting as Fishs Eddy was sued a couple of times for using some of these iconic images. Makes for fun research.

These really pretty individual floral vases were probably my favorite find. I’ve already used them in a tablescape that you can see here:


They are fun to use and look great on your table.

Some Fall decor items made it into my basket this week. I found some glass lab beakers and a holder for an air plant. Can’t you just picture the beakers at a halloween beverage station or on the table with some cool halloween liquid concoctions? Couldn’t pass up the feathered turkey. He was 50 cents and at another thrift Store a similar one was priced at $4.50. Go figure. Finally, a cute little blackboard shaped like a pumpkin.

A little bee plate made it home with me. I am looking for “bee” items and this was cute.

The last item was this super screen I picked up. It uses rattan as the woven material. I liked it for it’s patterning and the color is neutral. It’s also very light so easy to move around.

A close-up of the top and bottom part of the screen is in the first picture and the weaving in the second picture. My daughter has been looking for a screen for her apartment so I sent her a picture from Goodwill and received an immediate response to buy it.

All-in-all it was a pretty good Thrift Store shopping trip.

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