Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Week in Review

It has been quite the busy week for me!  I had a midterm in one of my MBA classes and started a new one in the same night.  On top of that, I am trying to find time to get my thrifting in, oh yeah, and a semblance of a social life.

Wednesday on the way home from work, I stopped at one of my usual thrifts.  They finally brought the Christmas goodies out.  If you follow my Facebook page, you've already seen these.

I went to Bloomington, Indiana for an auction on Saturday.  It's the home of my (undergrad) alma mater.  Go Hoosiers!  I love visiting this town.  I miss it from time to time.  The auction was just down the street from where I lived my final semesters at IU.  After the auction I stopped in one of my favorite antique stores.  I saw (and bought) some great stuff.  The photo below is of a Fire King Jadeite tulip pattern bowl.  I have NEVER seen one of these in person.  I always assumed they were an urban legend.  Great piece!

Here's what I brought home from the auction and the Bloomington Antique Mall.

I thought this advertising mailbox was pretty cool!

This green depression batter bowl is huge!

Couldn't believe I was able to get 2 of these jadeite batter
bowls.  The pink HA plates were from the antique mall.

All from the antique mall except the cookie cutters.

These are adorable, but could get annoying rather quick
if they end up in the wrong hands.

Sometimes you have to pay up for pretty linens.  2 of the
Christmas tablecloths have already been claimed.

Today (Sunday) I knew I had to make my way to the booth.  I needed to bring more Christmas stuff.  I also had to fill in lots of empty spaces in my booth.  YAY!  I spent a few hours rearranging and pricing new goodies.  During this time tornadoes were hitting all around Indiana.  The sirens went off about 6 times while I was there working.  We got lucky and weren't touched.  I can't say the same for other surrounding cities.  I hope everyone is okay that was affected by the tornadoes today.

Please take a small tour through my space.  I'm loving it more and more each week!

This brings us to this evening.  On my way home from the antique mall I had a hunch to stop into a particular Goodwill store.  I love when my hunches are right.

Pink Texasware bowl, pink/red enamel bowl, FK lustreware
bowl, 3 orange/yellow FK mugs, cute pitcher, and a full set
of Pyrex homestead bowls.

What did you guys buy this weekend?

Linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
The Nifty Thrifty
Junkin Joe
We Call it Olde
Thrifty Things Friday


  1. That's a lot of really great stuff!

  2. Wow! You are quite the busy girl! I can't believe all that you do. I also can't believe that that FK jadeite piece exists! I love all the batter bowls too. Your space looks so good! And it sounds like things are selling! I'm so happy for you!
    I hope you get some rest in too. :)

  3. I am in LOVE with your booth!!! It looks so great and showcases all your awesome stuff so well.
    It was totally the right move!
    As usual, you scored quite nicely. I've been getting diddly squat lately, so I'm super jealous over here! : ) Love that mail box!

  4. Your booth looks incredible! And I LOVE the Bloomington Antique Mall...I used to live about a block from there. I need to go visit! Glad you were unaffected by the storms. We were lucky, too. PS: A jadeite tulip bowl?!?! I had NO IDEA!

  5. So much mod goodness, love it all and all the christmas goodness you've already got onto your shelves, too!

  6. I can't believe you got two of those Jadeite batter bowls. I bought one at an antique mall a couple of years ago for $13. I will always remember the price because it was so awesome!

    I really need to head to your area and go to some of the amazing auctions with you. Then, we could stop by your booth so I can buy everything in it!!


  7. You have a great display of goodies at your craft booth. There is a lot of really nice stuff there. Thank you for sharing.


  8. Oh my goodness, thrifting was on your side this year! I can't believe you found all of that on one trip to the SA! Your booth looks lovely and chock full of awesomeness.

  9. Love your stuff you bought especially the mixing bowls and the rolling pin!

  10. Wow! You made quite a haul! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from We Call It Olde.


  11. Wow! first, glad you are safe. Your booth looks amazing. I'd have a field day in there if I only had deep pockets, lol. Loving all your finds. Too many to list what I loved in this post, just loved it all. Thanks so much for joining the We Call It Olde Link Up! -Dawn @ We Call It

  12. Oh my gosh, amazing stuff! I have a white hobnail pitcher like that and love it! I have seen the tulip bowls once at an estate sale. They wanted $60 for the set so I passed. Would love to find some at a better deal. I love jadite and can't believe your score! The large green batter bowl is fabulous also. As are the pink goodies. I hopped over from Thrifty Things Friday. Love all of your treasures and your space looks amazing! I just score some red transferware.

  13. love the finds especially the jadite very beautiful. Congrats on the finds have a happy and safe holiday

  14. Wow!! What a great day of thrifting!!! Love the batter bowls!!! Just found your blog and am now following.

  15. You really found some great things! I love the batter bowls! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  16. You shop looks terrific! I'd enjoy shopping there someday:) I especially love your two jadite batter bowl--in fact, I may be a bit jealous...


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