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Fun Thrift Store Finds

I don't know about you, but I've been in a spring frame of mind lately!  It's definitely still winter here, with lots of snow and ice...but I've put away all of the winter decor and have started putting out a little spring decor!  
It feels like a welcome promise of things to come!
This week I've been working on some projects, too, but I managed a stop at the thrift store...and thought I'd share a few fun thrift store finds with you today!

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Isn't this a lovely old plate?  I have a few other Daily Bread plates,
so I guess I have a little collection now...
but who could resist the iris and lily-of-the-valley decoration?

Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I found a set of two wooden paddles to add to my wooden utensils.
Each is ribbed on one side, and plain on the other.  
Any ideas what they were used for?

Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I found a wonderful vintage hat box...love the black and white stripe.

Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog
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Vintage bingo games always end up in my cart...


My last find today was this cute little English stoneware crock/jar!

Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog


Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

I think it will be great for serving jam, for holding silverware on a buffet table...or even for holding a little bouquet of flowers! So many ways to use a piece like this!

Fun Thrift Store Finds From Itsy Bits And Pieces Blog

Have you had a fun find this week?

Until next time...


28 comments

  1. Great finds, love the dish. You're right who could walk away from the lily of the valley in the center. I have two pewter give us your day dishes that were mu moms. Love the quote

    Wondering if the paddles could be for making homemade gnocchi? They look similar.

    You had a successful thrifting trip.

    Cindy

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    1. Paddles are to make butter balls. My mom had some.

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  2. I believe those are butter paddles. My Mom used hers to roll pats of butter into balls for serving individually.

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    1. Yes! That's what they are! When you mentioned it, I remembered! Thank you!

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  3. Linda these are all such fun and fabulous finds! I don't think I've ever seen wooden butter paddles before - that is so cool. I always love to see what you're picking up. Hugs, CoCo

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  4. Oh wow, that plate is beautiful. You have some good thrift stores near you...I never find anything that neat around here.

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  5. love them all, that little plate is so sweet!

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  6. Love the English stoneware jar/crock. My kind of find.

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  7. What a great day of thrifting! I especially love the plate and the crock. xo Kathleen

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  8. Linda, You have such a good eye for treasures. I miss hunting pretty things. I love the hat box. But really all the sweet finds are nice. I am ready for spring too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Cute plate. I think the flowers are lily of the valley and an orchid, not an iris.

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  10. Linda, I love the crock and the wooden utensils. Bingo! Love it!

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  11. Such sweet little finds! Love the plate and crock!

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  12. Your paddles are butter paddles, used for making balls of butter with ridges. You put a cold lump of butter on one, then roll it around until it is a little ball for serving. I love that crock, I would have snapped it up too! And I never pass a hatbox either.

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  13. You found some great things, Linda. I really LOVE that old plate...so pretty. I still have a couple of good old crocks packed away and will drag them out once we get moved. xo Diana

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  14. Love all your new-to-me treasures, Linda! I'm always looking for new thrift shops ... would you mind telling me where you shop?! Thrift shops are becoming far and few lately, especially in my area. Thank you!

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    1. We have lots of places in the Twin Cities, but I might stop in a store once every couple of weeks...usually a Goodwill. We are moving to a small town with a couple of thrift stores...a Salvation Army and a private non-chain local charitable shop. The privately run shop is where I find most of my stuff and their prices are always good. I think the town has a lot of older residents who donate their things...and I'm appreciative. I'm hoping to explore more small towns of our new rural area to see what other shops I can find!

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  15. Lots of fun goodies...the paddles were used for hand blocking butter/cheese. Quite common in Wisconsin.

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    1. Thank you, Sandi! I think they probably are here in Minnesota, too! I remember seeing them now!

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  16. As always, Linda - I love your finds! I believe those paddles were butter paddles.

    A snowstorm is coming our way tomorrow and we've been holding our breath because Tim is in town and his plane leaves tomorrow afternoon to go back to CA. The last update shows the storm shifting south, so he might get lucky with the flight not being delayed too long.

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  17. Great finds! Can't wait to see how you style them in your home. I am so ready to be grabbing my spring decor out to brighten up the home a little bit. It is gloomy with rain here.

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    1. Thank you, Terrie! Bringing out some spring decor here, too!

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  18. Hi Linda you found some great treasures. The wooden butter paddles are pretty cool. Those are a pretty rare find.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  19. As I was viewing your page the first thing just picture struck my mind and I was taken back to my childhood memories when I used to see my mom painting the old plates with the daily bread verses and she used to gift the same to her friends. Those iris and lily decoration are just aww!!! Linda these collections is just exciting and fabulous. Love to see more picks!!! Hugs

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