This Week's Thrifty and Vintage Finds

>> Wednesday, June 16, 2010

This week while out thrifting I finally found myself some adorable chairs for my dining room table. We have a long table that seats 12 and yet we own only 5 chairs. I'm constantly searching to find affordable chairs that will blend in with what we currently have. While the two on the sides are fairly new, the center is older and all 3 have the feel of coming from an old farm house, which I love! I got all three for $14.99- TOTAL.

Next up is this pretty little pitcher.

It is handmade and marked "Chris 81" on the bottom- which is also decorated, a touch of flair that I find delightful! Tiger Lilies are my favorite flower, so when I saw this for $.99 cents, I knew it had to come home with me.

I love the vibrancy of the colors and the fact that every inch of it is detailed.

Add a few blue hydrangeas from my neighbor's garden and viola- instant charm!

Finally, I have this bowl that matches my Blue Heaven dishes. I believe this style was made by Fire King, while my dishes were made by Royal China. My godmother gave this to me so cost was FREE, what could be better?!

I'm linking up with Suzanne over at Coloradolady for Vintage Thingies Thursday. Stop by and check out all the other fabulous vintage treasures!

25 comments:

Coloradolady June 16, 2010 at 8:36 PM  

I am blown away at the price of those chairs...and yes, the so remind me of farmhouse chairs. What a deal!!! Love that bowl too, and the cherries make me want to go to the store and get some!!! Love! Have a great VTT!

LV June 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

I really enjoyed all your vintage find for today. Those chairs look rally good. The flowers just add the f=right touch to you vase.

ewenique June 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

love that pitcher! visiting from VTT!

Postcardy June 16, 2010 at 9:07 PM  

I have been hoping to find just one chair for my kitchen. The bowl from your grandmother is interesting.

Linda @ A La Carte June 16, 2010 at 9:12 PM  

Wonderful buy for those chairs! WOW....love the pitcher and that cute little bowl. Great finds!

Vonlipi June 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

Great finds! The chairs are unbelievable! Thanks for sharing :)

Queenmothermamaw June 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM  

Yes, very nice chairs. Lucky you. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. Have a great rest of the week. Blessings
QMM

CC June 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM  

Oooooo, I love it all. The chairs are wonderful,and I love the vase..but the bowl ..ooooo,that beautiful bowl. You did better than well !!! Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Rosie@Journey to Charm June 16, 2010 at 11:35 PM  

What a steal on the chairs. Your new pitcher is so pretty. I love that bowl, too.

P. June 17, 2010 at 12:11 AM  

All of it, great stuff! I can't believe you got the chairs for so cheap. Love the pitcher, and it looks perfect with the hydrangeas.

Linda June 17, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

Great finds...I just love the chairs!

Miri June 17, 2010 at 5:15 AM  

Too much goodness! The chairs are terrific (we too have a mix match collection of dining chairs) and the vase is luscious but the 50s bowl is simply the most perfect thing I've seen in a long time!

fitty's pinky rose cottage June 17, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

wow! look at the pitcher! vibrant in colours and great price too! love it! but the chairs are really good purchase! happy VTT

Ulla June 17, 2010 at 6:01 AM  

The chairs were a bargain, and such a useful find. The vase is pretty even without flowers.

The Thrifty Designer June 17, 2010 at 7:59 AM  

What a fun and festive pitcher!

Sally Annie Magundy June 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

Love your pitcher, the hydrangeas look gorgeous in it! What a great find those chairs were!

Happy VTT!
Sally

Sherrie June 17, 2010 at 1:18 PM  

Love the casserole dish. It would look fabulous in my kitchen. Also a good score on the chairs. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey June 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM  

The chairs are wonderful- The rush seats do have the feeling of coming out of a rustic Country French home.

Ann June 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM  

That pitcher is fabulous. Love the colors!

The Crazy Suburban Mom June 17, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

ohhhhhh, nice chairs and that bowl! omg, FABULOUS! I would grab something like that if I could find one but I can't. Ever. Not ever :)

La Bella Vie June 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

wow I love this pitcher!
I found you through VTT and have decided to become a follower of your blog, I'd like to invite you to become one at La Bella Vie as well.
Hope to see you there!
Terry

Roslyn June 17, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

Love the jug especially with the hydrangeas

Sarah June 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM  

Great finds! You can beat the price of those chairs. I like the idea of mixing different chairs at a table. Hope we get to see a photo of that long table. How nice to have a table that seats 12!
Love the pitcher and the flowers within. :-)
Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

Anna Matthews June 18, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

Awesome finds, I especially love that bowl!

Alterity Button Jewelry June 18, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

Love that vase/pitcher! I expecially love how the artist detailed the bottom :)

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