Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Little Thrift Store Treasure


Yesterday I went back to the Little Thrift Store That Could (my favorite tiny thrift) and found these.  I am a complete sucker for glass and silver - and Cobalt Blue is my absolute favorite.   Cost?  They were marked .55 cents each.  Odd that they would sell them separate but for $1.10 for the set I wanted them.  I got to the counter and was only charged 55 cents plus tax for a grand total of  59 cents for both as the cashier advised they should have been tagged a pair versus each.  Score!  I have not cleaned them up at all - obviously the salt shaker needs a bit of work.  They are marked with a Patent Number from the U.K. on the bottom.



The little birds absolutely love the bird feeder condo - this one is playing king of the castle (or lookout for neighbors cat).  The original boy bird that found the feeder has become so territorial he spends his days chasing off the others - except for the girl birds.  He also has become very tame and used to us.  Hubby walked up the the feeder the other night and he didn't move.  Hubby put out his hand and actually touched the bird as he seems very unconcerned about us, THE FEEDERS.  Perhaps he is a little off in the head.  We are preparing to increase our bird food budget as this is now one of our major sources of entertainment.


This is a bad picture of three of the Snowbird pilots who are training here currently in Comox for two weeks.   I was out on the lawn talking to the neighbors and nine in perfect V formation flew overhead but the camera was in the house unfortunately.  We are very happy they train here.  A bit of noise during the day but such a pleasure to watch.  For those who don't live in Canada these pilots show up for every major Canadian event like the Olympics, Visits from Presidents and Prime Ministers from other Countries and even when the Royals visit.  They also attend most Airshows in North America - definitely a Canadian Treasure.

Tommorrow I am off for a three day work bee at Mom's to help her prep her 1969 senior mobile home for sale as it goes on the market on Thursday.  It needs a lot of help, mostly cleaning and de-cluttering.  My Mom loves clutter, likely why I became a minimalist.  Have a great week everyone! 

14 comments:

  1. WOW! I wish I had a thrift store that sold things like that by me! I am so close to Mexico, that we get nothing like that at ALL!

    Fabulous find!

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    1. I was really surprised to find them tucked in with all the regular shakers. It definitely was a score.

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  2. Haven't recently look at any thrift store but been taking stuff there. Like I said in past posting I been cleaning out the barn/shed.
    There been some bird feeder in the store but didn't get any. Don't know if I will.
    Nice looking S & P shakers...Coffee is on.

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    1. Helping Mom clean out her house has me visiting the thrift stores this past week - but I avoided going in, just dropped items off.

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  3. Great find and a great price, for sure!!

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  4. Love the birdfeeder!
    Good luck with your Mum's house stuff, hope it all goes well
    Judy xx

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    1. Thanks Judy - we sit and watch those little birds on our patio furniture in the evenings. They are becoming quite tame.

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  5. Those shakers are so pretty and what a price!

    I loved hearing about the birds-and how tame!

    Sft x

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    1. Those birds are little singers too - all I can hear in the backyard is birdsong.

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  6. What a great find and an even better price. I didn't have time to go to the Economy Shop in Powell River last week when I was home. One reason was we were busy. We had to take a ferry ride to Comox to see a specialist not available in Powell River. The ferry lineup was an excellent place to watch the Snowbirds practice. It was a wonderful show! And all for free. - Margy

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    1. We shall miss them when they leave - I saw them do the formation again yesterday with the mountains as a background. So cool!

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  7. Those are lovely shakers!

    This was a great find.

    I've been thinking about a birdfeeder, but with 5 cats....It is pretty much out of the question!

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    1. Yeah, cats and birds don't go together. The neighbors cat keeps coming in the yard. I love kitties too but that cat is going to stay out!

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