Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Treasures

As I said in my last post, I decided to venture out and go thrift store/antique shopping this weekend. I must say, I did pretty well! I actually ended up having the most success at the antique stores I visited - three of which were close to the Blue Door Pub in Saint Paul. Below are the treasures I found :)

I was excited to find these cute vintage kitchen items that I plan to use for a future craft project - they're the perfect size. Pictured here are a cheese grater, two cookie cutters, a melon scoop, and allspice tin. I especially love the bell cookie cutter because my mom has one just like it, and it reminds me of home and many childhood Christmas's of baking/decorating cookies. 

As you know, I also love to read and have a massive book collection. When I saw this 1940's edition of Romeo And Juliet, I HAD to have it - plus, marked at only $10, why not?

Another fun treasure I found was this Maxwell House ceramic creamer. My mom collects all things Maxwell House, with a hutch in her kitchen that's bursting with various tins, cups, trays, candles, and even toy cars all bearing the logo. In fact, she has so many items that it's extremely difficult to find anything she doesn't have. I was delighted to come across this unique piece and can't wait to give it to her so she can add to her collection!

Although I'm happy with what I was able to find on my weekend adventure, the award for "most valuable treasure" has to go this mini silver tea tray set. 

There's a particular project I've had in mind for a while that requires silver pieces, and I've been keeping my eye out for a deal. I couldn't believe it when I saw it, but for a mere $10, I was able to purchase this whole set! I can't wait  to finally get these projects started and continue to decorate our apartment.

 I hope you had a great weekend as well! :)

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