Yay, it's here! The list of my top thrifting finds from the past year.
This list is not based on anything scientific, like reader favorites or highest value to price paid ratio (is that a thing?). Nope, it is purely the finds that me, myself and I liked the most. And ended up using the most.
My very favorite item I found this year, hands down, is George, my 1937 green Royal typewriter.
He turns my head every single time I pass by him!
My Buddy L Zoo truck that I found at the Country Living Fair comes in a close second.
A little McCoy mixing bowl, in the prettiest shade of pink, is another favorite.
And while we're on a pink kick, this Boston pencil sharpener that I pried off the wall at an estate sale is pretty darn cool.
The vintage Murray tricycle named Trixie that I found at a barn sale is a classic.
A pair of vintage porch planters plucked from a church rummage sale stayed on my porch all summer and well into fall. I didn't want them to crack, so they are currently living in my garage to protect them.
This 1937 Children's book of dogs has the cutest dog images in it! I scanned images from it that you can print out.
I was surprised to find this McCoy blue bird planter at a yard sale. I've eyed them at antique stores, so was happy to find one for a dollar. It's deals like these that keep me on the prowl.
I found this wooden toy barn at an estate sale this summer and it's been all over my house. For Christmas it served as a home for my nativity set.
And last, but certainly not least, any and all cameras that I bought this year make the list. These Brownie box cameras
and my Kodak Duaflex III are two examples.
Well, hope you enjoyed my list of favorite thrifting finds for 2013.
I hope to be able to get out and do more thrifting in the coming months. I'm sort of at the mercy of the thrift store Gods at this point in the year. Can't wait for the snow to thaw and the yard sales to kick in.
Oh goodness gracious those represent a spectacular thrifting year. I love the planters. The image of the pink bowl is really pretty. I am going to a warehouse sale in the morning on the coolest day yet because I am nuts apparently. xo, olive
We must like the same things, because I LOVE every single thing in this post! I adore that little bluebird planter, and that has got to be the cutest typewriter I have ever seen! I have never seen a green one, it is awesome. Happy New Year!
The Old Parsonage
I so love your style ~ I'm so glad that I found you my new friend!
Happy new Year!
Merciful heavens, I'm salivating over every single one of these finds. That mixing bowl...I've never seen anything like it. And the typewriter has to go in a vintage find Hall of Fame somewhere. I was at an auction last week that had a lot of those Buddy L vintage cars...they were going for upwards of $100+! So if you paid less than $99, you got a deal!
Oh yes....all great finds! Love, love, love that typewriter!!
These finds make me smile, I love your Royal typewriter, but what really touched me is all of the McCoy you've collected. My grandmother collected this as well. Happy New Year Pam! It was so great meeting you this year at CLF!
I agree, these are great finds!! I was trying to pick a "fave"...but I can't. They are all wonderful in different ways 🙂
Looks like we've got similar taste -- and we've both pried pencil sharpeners off of walls at estate sales! 🙂 I assume you got permission, too?
Great finds! Just found your blog while browsing around Bloglovin! If you found all this stuff in 2013 - I can't wait to see what's in store for this year! 🙂
~Damita's Pretty Wrap~
What wonderful finds and treasures too! I'm not sure if I can pick a favorite! All great! Have a lovely day! xo Holly
Great finds! I especially love that typewriter!
I would love to find a typewriter like that. A fantastic find! I really love that little blue bird planter too.
I can't wait until the Spring when our yard sales start up again. Until then, it's off to the Thrift store I go. Happy 2014!
LOVE, love, love all your thrifting finds, but if I had to pick my absolute fave, it would probably be your little red truck. SO cute! Looking forward to seeing what you can't resist in 2014.
I can;t pass up a great old camera either! I have about 10 now and just love them! You sure found some fantastic things! That green typewriter is glorious!
My favorite would be the green typewriter too, but I love it all. You are good at finding interesting items.
@ Timeless Treasures
Those would be my top finds too! nice! =)
Heather - New House New Home
You sure found some treasures, Pam. Love that typewriter!!
Pam, thank yo uso much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I always love finding people who share the same passion as I do and it's one of the main things that keeps me going- and made me want to videos.
Your blog is AWESOME!! I've been bouncing around from page to page here this morning and know I'll be spending (a lot) more time here today and in the future.
Thank you for your beautiful blog, I'm happy to "meet" you!!!
Please keep in touch 🙂