Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thrifting Thursday - Treasures From the North Country

This past weekend we visited my family up north. It is a tradition that we always visit the local St. Vincent. This is where my love for thrifting really came to life. At the beginning I was just collecting hand-me-downs. Once we started stopping at the thrift store it became a small addiction lol.

This trip was no different.

1. There was something about the large plate that I was drawn to. I really liked the detailing on the looks so elegant.

2. The tea cup and saucer is only my second tea cup set I've ever bought. They are so delicate and this one will match the china set I have packed away. One of these days I'm actually going to drink tea out of it :)

3. The smaller milk glass piece is a sugar bowl. I was surprised to actually find one with a lid and no chips in it.

4. I really like the shape of the milk glass compote. For those of you who may not know what a compote is it's a bowl-shaped dessert dish with a stem. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to use it for but I'm picturing bright pink peonies. Wouldn't that look stunning against the white?!

5. This canvas was actually given to me by my step mom. Someone had given it to my dad and she thought it was more my style than his. I think it's going to look great in our new home some day :) It brings me right back to my days of growing up on the farm.

6. This bag was just laying in a shopping cart of things that needed to get put out. It's a White Stag and in great condition and can you believe it was only $2.50!!!!


I'm even going to through in a little sneak peak of my step brother and his fiancé's engagement photos we managed to do in between shopping.

Hope everyone had a great Thursday!! I'd love to hear what you thought of my newest finds from this past weekend. Leave some love in the comments below!

Much love,



  1. Great finds, Liz!! I LOVE that compote bowl and you are absolutely peonies in that would be stunning! Red tulips might also be really nice :). Great photos of your step-brother and his fiance! That's exciting that a wedding is coming up! :)

    1. Thanks Vicky! I know winter is just starting but all I can think about is springs and putting pretty flowers in all my vases!! They are so much fun to work with it's going to be a beautiful wedding :)

  2. What great finds & beautiful pictures!! :D

  3. Great finds! Ahhh we nee to meet so we can go thrift shopping together!!! LOVE that bag too! You would love the bag I got at the Goodwill store a couple weeks ago! xo

    1. Thanks Brooke! We most definitely do!! I'd love to thrift with you :) You need to send me pics of the bag!! I'd love to see it.