Sunday, November 6, 2011

Favorite Finds of the Year

I'm joining Sophie at "Her Library Adventures" to participate in "Flea Market Find of the Year".

In looking back at all the photo's of all the treasures that I found this year, it is really hard to pick a favorite, and to make the choice even more difficult is the fact that since the beginning of the year I have been buying  not only as a collector but also as a reseller. So I am going to split this up by my favorites finds that I kept for myself as a collector and those favorite finds that I found to resell.

First up are my favorite items for resell.

I found this sweet sterling rattle/teething ring from 1952 back in June for $3
In July I bought a whole box of charms for $12, there were tons of vintage charms and this one little oddity was included. Turns out it is a set of Vintage Kobe Charms. These have already sold for $150. Turns out they are very collectible. So if you spot any of the crazy creatures I would advise that you take them home with you.


Also in July, mom and I attended a great estate sale in the historic district of Augusta and I found these beauties, a 1936 Ten Pins game and some old letter tiles.

In October I found this beautiful carriage clock  and a bag full of vintage baby clothing.

So those are my favorite picks for resell.

Here are a few treasures that I kept for myself, the collector in me just couldn't part with them and they will live out their second life here with me. Some 1930's and 1940's Vogue Magazines, a circa 1900's Fly Catcher, and old mixing bowl.

At an estate sale in April I stumbled across something that I was not looking for but pleasantly surprised to find, a new bedroom suite, a 7 piece French Blue Bedroom Suite from the late 1960's! If I had to go with my most favorite find of the year, this would be it!

Mom and I have had a great year and I look forward to finding more treasures that I know are out there somewhere just waiting on me.

I would like to thank Sophie for providing such a fabulous forum for me to share all my adventures in thrifting!
I so enjoy looking at everyone's thrifty treasures each week.

Also sharing with:


  1. That bedroom set is GORGEOUS. So jealous! ;) That is truly lovely. And the rattle with the dates engraved on it is precious. I love vintage baby things! :) I think your bedroom set may have to get my vote with Sophie!

  2. I love the bedroom set too! and the rattle

  3. I love the bedroom set!!!! So lovely!!!

  4. I liked the glass container and here here for the awesome bedroom set.

  5. What good luck you've had. The bedroom set is a real winner and I love old Vogue magazines. I have a few and really get a kick out of reading through them.

  6. I'm with you the the blue frenchy bedroom suite is the find of the year. I have never seen that furniture in blue. I love that it didn't need anything done to it. thanks for sharing your finds.

  7. Jealous of the magazines! You have a knack for finding real treasure.

  8. love your finds! that bedroom set is to die for! lucky girl.

  9. Oh I love them all!!!


  10. Wow! The bedroom suite is simply gorgeous! Such a beautiful colour. Clever you.

  11. Hi there, you found some wonderful treasures during the year but I have to agree with most of the comments, the blue bedroom suite was certainly by far the best buy. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris