Friday's Find #155

Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I know you've heard me say it before and you'll probably hear me say it again, but one of the biggest reasons I am addicted to thrifting is the thrill of the hunt. I never know what treasure is just around the corner and waiting to be discovered. In this case, delightful art was hidden inside a plain Jane book cover. 

Vintage book illustrations

I adore vintage books and since many of them have such gorgeous covers, I could have easily overlooked this one with its nondescript appearance. Fortunately,  I make it a habit to check the copyright date and thumb through the pages... 

Vintage books

...which is when I struck gold--the illustrations are wonderful!

Vintage book illustrations

It was published in 1927 by General Electric when electric refrigerators were new, as reflected by the text. One of the menu suggestions is jellied soup stock--no thanks! I do love the clothes, though!

Vintage book illustrations

This has to be my favorite--how often do you "entertain friends at the theater?" ;) 

Vintage book illustrations

Next, I was instantly smitten by this graphite pencil sketch of bunnies. I plan to update it with a more complementary frame.

Vintage graphite pencil sketch

These melamine plates with a pretty morning glory design, do show some vintage wear with visible cutlery marks, so I am offering the set of four at a discount. They're perfect for picnic ware and outdoor dining.  See more details here!

Melamine plates

I've sold several Lefton collectibles in my Etsy shop, but I've never seen this little lamb before. Doesn't he have the sweetest face? Available

Lefton collectible lamb

Until next time, happy hunting!

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  1. Love the pictures in that book. So fun!

  2. Yes I love the pictures too. They really make that little book. I found a little booklet called "Why Women Age" and it has to do with selling a cleaner that doesn't age women's hands! It's from the 20's with wonderful illustrations like yours. I paid 5 cents for it. I don't know what to do with it though.

  3. The illustrations are fantastic! So happy you opened that book. I am like you, the thrill of the hunt is what makes me continue to junk shop!!

  4. That book is great! So entertaining. Made me laugh - how times were different. :-)
    The lamb is adorable as is the bunny sketch. Great finds this week, Cecilia!

  5. Looking at the illustrations in the old books are so much fun. Love the bunny sketch too ... and yes, a different frame will make a big difference. Love the little lamb and sorry I did not get my bid in. Nice to see you this morning. Hope you found a lot of treasures.
    Audrey Z.

  6. What great finds! I like thrifting for the same reason, the thrill of the hunt is 90% of the fun!

  7. love your finds thanks for sharing have a great week

  8. Love your finds! By the way, someone recommended and I purchased a product called "Peek" to get off utensil marks. Works like a charm. You can get it on Amazon. Stinks to high heaven so make sure you have some way to ventilate while you're working with it. It's a paste and a little goes a long way. Really does work. I used it on an enameled skillet I found in the free bin. It cleaned it right up!

    I love that book :) I don't think I've ever run into the "perplexities of entertaining" but it's good to know if I ever do, there's a book out there that can help me ;) ~ Rheta


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