Monday, October 22, 2012

My Newest Thrift Shop Find (I'm smiling!)

My daughter wanted to go into the local junk thrift shop. It's one of those places that makes you want to take a bath in hand sanitizer when you leave. My daughter found several things, including a child size cowboy hat for Molly Horse's Halloween costume. We're having a farm open house and Molly will be showing some dressage moves, and wearing a costume so she can pose with people.

I was waiting for my lovely daughter to inventory the store.
Me: Honey, can we go now?
Daughter: Uh, huh.
Me: Can we go now?
Daughter: Uh, huh.
Me: I'm leaving in just a minute!
Daughter: Uh, huh.
(She's compelled to look at absolutely everything in the store, even if it's something she wouldn't want. ???)

I was wondering if I should pick her up and carry her out of the store, when my eyes focused on these:

These adorable little houses were just perched on a glass counter, in no particular arrangement (read- thrown there like they were junk). I asked the lady how much they were and I was sure they would be one of the things in the store that were overpriced. Part of the store is cheap and the other part is pretending to be a fine boutique. She said, "Fifty cents each". There was smoke coming from my hands, because I reached so fast to grab them! 

They are tiny spice canisters sold by the Avon company. I believe they are only ten years old. The little roofs come off to fill them. I'm picky about the way I keep my spices, plus I wouldn't want these messed up. I like them on my mantel in the dining room. Take a look at a few of the buildings.






I'm so happy with my purchase. They make me smile every time I look at them. I just saw a display of Christmas houses and I noticed some tiny trees that might have to come to this neighborhood.

Have a great week, my friends!


14 comments:

  1. What an awesome find! They are adorable. I love a good bargain.

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  2. Nice find! And they look like they're in great shape. I would be smiling too!

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  3. Very cute I bet that gingerbread house that was my Mom's goes with that set.
    I had never seen another one until I saw yours in your pictures.

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  4. Patrice, what a deal you got, all that for only $5.00. They are so cute and make a lovely addition to your dining room mantel. I believe that there were 12 houses in the collection so keep your eyes open for two more. JB

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  5. They'll make a nice Christmas display!

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  6. Great find. Maybe you are catching the junk fever.

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  7. if it wasn't for that dawdling daughter... :)

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  8. Cool find! Good thing your daughter wanted to stay so long :)

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  9. Oh, my word...they are so precious. What a great bargain!!! If there's a Dollar Tree in your neck of the woods, they have little trees that go with CHRISTmas displays. Those would look good with your display!!! I'm still on the look-out for you a tin!!! HOPE you have a great week!!!

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  10. Patrice, what a sweet find and suwheet deal!

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  11. Those are just the sweetest find!

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  12. Hi Patrice, These are adorable. I just did a quick search on ebay. They have a set of these Avon spice houses with a rack for $150!!!!!! You did good! Here is the link on ebay:
    http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Victorian-House-Spice-Rack-Jars-1990s-2000s-sold-Avon-/110834444031?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19ce3f66ff#ht_1632wt_906

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  13. What an amazing find Patrice! They're so bright and cheerful, I'd certainly have grabbed them too :o)

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