Friday's Find: The Journey, Not the Destination!

TGITF Friends! I'm sure you are familiar with the expression It's the journey, not the destination...

Vintage door knobs and Pyrex
Some years back, there was a really fun flea market about twenty miles from my house.  It has been closed for awhile, but recently I'd heard it had reopened.  I made plans to go last weekend and before I left, looked online to check the hours.   I was disappointed to find more than one source said it had closed again. Boo! There is a nice antique mall I occasionally shop in the same area, so I decided to go there instead.  On my way, I saw a Sale sign and some interesting junk outside a brick building, so I stopped.  Once inside, these lovelies were the first thing I spied and they were the best price I have seen! I adore old door knobs and had been looking for more--score! 

Vintage door knobs

I also found these cuties!  I have an affection for vintage salt and peppers and had never seen these little praying ladies before.  I learned they were manufactured by Enesco in the 50s.  I love that they feature scriptures on their aprons: Give us our daily bread and We give thee thanks for all thy gifts.  Available!

Vintage salt and peppers

Since I bought several door knobs and the S and Ps, the owner gave me a deal from the already reasonable prices.  I will definitely be going back there! Also, she told me that the flea market was open, so I headed to my original destination. Unfortunately, most of the spaces were empty and it was slim pickings but I did find this vintage cookbook for $1! 

Herb cook book

These pretty crocheted pot holders are from one of my favorite thrift stores.  I think they are so charming and they don't look like they have ever been used! Available!

Etsy: Thrift Store Addiction

I found the last two items at a yard sale about a block from my house at the home of one of Youngest Daughter's former teachers in high school.  He always brings up YD even though it has been eight years since she graduated.  He and his wife are a sweet couple  and I always find goodies at their sales--like this set of vintage Pyrex in the Spring Blossom pattern... SOLD!

Etsy: Thrift Store Addiction

...and this gorgeous set of Russian nesting dolls also called Matryoshka. I have never seen any painted quite like this--love the silver detail!

Russian nesting dolls

Until next time, happy hunting! 





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16 comments:

  1. Great finds! I buy any and all nesting dolls that I find.

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  2. Those nesting dolls are really special! I love the eyelashes ;)

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  3. You did good Cecilia ... love the old door knobs ... never can have too many of those. Love the face and the long eyelashes on the nesting doll.
    Have a great week-end.
    Audrey Z.

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  4. Those door knobs are amazing! The nesting dolls are pretty sweet too.

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  5. My mom has those Pyrex bowls!

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  6. You always find the greatest things. Good for you! The door knobs are to dye for. Have a wonderful weekend. Jo

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  7. I just love those doorknobs! I have some of those on the doors in my house! I just love when I am out and about and find places to thrift that I didn't plan on. I always find a treasure!

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  8. I love to thrift!! What fun finds you have, especially the nesting doll. This one is very unusual and just darling.

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  9. Great finds especially the door knobs and the Russian nesting dolls.

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  10. What amazing finds these are. So lovely... all of it!

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  11. Lucky you! Great finds close by, too. Love the knobs!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. Lucky you! Great finds close by, too. Love the knobs!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. When one door closes, another always opens! Too bad the flea market closed again, but you sure found some great treasures in other places. LOVE the doorknobs! Thanks for sharing at VIP.

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  14. Great finds! We had glass doorknobs in our former home and I still miss them!

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  15. Love your finds! My mom had a set of those Pyrex dishes, lol.

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