Good morning friends…how are you today. I am a bit upset this morning because I was unable to complete and photograph my little project for The Mission Possible Great Outdoors. It has been so dark and gloomy…it is not ready for the debut today so check back on Monday and hopefully it will be here right before our BIG Last Tuesday of the month Linky Party. I am so very sorry.
This morning we have a little Junkin Joe feature…he’s on a budget ladies so let’s see what he found on $15.00!
Remember…the pictures are not that stellar…some are actually poor but I didn’t want to disappoint you : )
Let’s start with a bit of pink and red…These vintage dishes are exquisite…a tiny touch of crazing just gives it a bit of character…
they are a perfect pair!
This little pretty was in the box of goodies also. I have to tell you that I feel sad sometimes…I was just thinking that these were probably some wonderful Grandmother’s dishes…a lady that loved red and a touch of elegance…my heart just kind of sinks sometimes when I think too much.
This pretty little vintage Mikassa tea cup what tucked in there…much prettier in person…a beautiful black and gold edging with the tiniest of pink flowers…it will hold a perfect brew!
This stack was a great find…you see JJ knows that we are adding mosaic tiles back into our shops supply section so it gives him an active job to look for plates to…yes…dare I say…crack into a million pieces! I know…but think of all the cool things that will be created from them…
This little oriental lady is going to be very pretty in a new piece of art!
This was kind of a unique find…I believe it actually is a young vintage piece from the 80’s…you place ice in the large compartment and then place your carafe into it to keep the liquid cold…
kind of cool!
waiting for the Vet to help his little friend…
I bet you were saying…I have seen this in a painting before…well you were right…this is a classic Norman Rockwell from the Saturday Evening Post Cover Painting March 29th, 1952 entitled
“At the vets” You don’t get much more Americana than this!
Saved this one for last! What is it you say? Well I wondered the same thing when I saw it the box on my table??? JJ knew and was fascinated by it…it is a Bottle Capper! Yep…a vintage capper…you place the bottle on the base and then place a cap inside the little dome…press and viola…
I don’t think we will be actually capping our own concoctions but it is cool nonetheless!
Today’s Junkin Joe Tip:
While walking through out the thrift shop…keep an eye out for workers with boxes…slowly follow them and see what they are up to…make pleasant conversation as they are putting the new items on the shelves…that way you get to see the FRESH items first hand before others and basically have first pick! It has been a very profitable tip for JJ. Also if you are at the check out and see boxes getting ready to be distributed…maybe just say…wow what’s in those and depending on the person’s mood…who knows it just might work for you!
Remember to go visit the Mission Possible Girls!