Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Treasure Trove Tuesday!

Treasure Trove Tuesday... what's that all about you say? Well, I'll tell ya! You may remember that I've been working on growing my home based business and that one day I hope to be able to quit my day job and support myself with my business. If you are interested in the other posts related to that you can read those here:  


Anyway, I shop for things to add to my Etsy shops, Little Vintage Cottage and Little Cottage Crafts, almost every weekend (and sometimes I sneak a shopping trip in during the week now and then as well) and I thought it would be fun to pick a day each week to share my finds before they are actually listed in my shops. I don't know about you but I like seeing what others have found on their weekend thrifting/junking trips. Before and After redos are fun too and since my Little Cottage Crafts shop is all about upcycling, recycling, repurposing, and reimagining I'll probably have some before and after posts too.

I wanted to have a clever little name to call this weekly post. So after much deliberation and word play I settled on "Treasure Trove Tuesday"! Catchy don't ya think?!

So let's get on with this! I present to you the very first Treasure Trove Tuesday post!

Actually, this isn't all that I found over the weekend, I photographed and listed some other things before I thought to create this fun little weekly event :o)

Let's take a closer look shall we?
 This is my favorite thing that I've found in a long time, I just love this vintage picture!
Look at that little boy's rosy cheeks! So cute!
This is a fun little 80's flashback, love the sunny yellow color!
I found a whole big bag of these old clothespins, some are very worn and cool looking, these look cool in a glass container in the laundry room.
A vintage copy holder. I remember using these for typing at work... I'm dating myself huh? And a whole bag of old reader board sign numbers.
I thought the Barnum's Animal Cracker tin was cute. I remember these animal crackers from childhood days... I still love them today! This is a limited edition tin. I think it would be cute in a vintage circus themed nursery.
And I actually passed up this metal tray the weekend before but it was still there when I went back so it was meant to be I guess :o) I think it will be a cute memo board. Look for it to show up in the Little Cottage Crafts shop.
I found two of these vintage interlocking squares shelves at the same shop! I like them as is but they would sure be cute painted to match a room's decor too.
This one is kind of hard to see, it's vintage curtain panels. They have delicate polka dots all over them!
And last up in today's treasure trove are clipboards, clipboards, and more clipboards! These are pretty popular right now in home decor, they make a fun gallery wall when used as unique picture display frames.

So that's it for this week... what do you think? Do you like the idea of Treasure Trove Tuesdays?


13 comments:

  1. I like the idea - very fun to see what other people find. We had those exact same wooden interlocking shelves hanging in our living room in the 60's. Love those!

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  2. I don't go "junking" (as I call it) anymore so it's fun to see what other's get on their trips. You found some nifty items!

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    1. Thanks Sam, I guess if you don't go junking anymore then seeing someone elses finds is the next best thing!

      Tania

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  3. Very cool! I can see how selling vintage items gives you the perfect excuse to go thrift shopping! colour me jealous! ;)

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    1. Thanks Ria... yes having a vintage shop gives me a very good excuse to go thrifting... sometimes I sneak in something for my own home too! ;o)

      Tania

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  4. Wow, that is a great collection. Well done you.

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  5. Great finds Tania! My favorite is the metal tray but the sweet little boy fishing with his dog is adorable! I love the name...Treasure Trove Tuesday! Have a wonderful Thursday....Vicky

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  6. Thanks Vicky, I know we both have a sweet spot for a good thrift store, I always like seeing all your finds too!

    Tania

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  7. Great idea and great finds! The name's catchy and appropriate.

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  8. I like the Barnum and Bailey bucket. Those were really the good ole days when a box of animal crackers was a treat!

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    1. Me too Joy, I like the animal cracker tin... I still love those animal crackers!

      Tania

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