Thursday, August 14, 2008

Recent purchases

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A few of you asked if I bought anything at the shop I showed you yesterday. No, I didn't because I have been trying to cut down on my spending. I have made a few small purchases though. These little bunnies above came from a thrift store. They were $2.99 each and I just had to have them. They have a "Made in Japan" sticker on the bottom so I'm thinking they are probably from the 1960s or older. Lauren called me at work yesterday, she had just noticed them sitting up on the shelf with my chintz and she said they were scary looking with their pink eyes! I think they are cute! I'll probably put them away until Easter though.
This planter above I bought at a vintage shop that was having a big close out sale and I think I got this for $7.00. I love all those roses!

After seeing Carolyn's beautiful green picnic basket I knew I wanted to find one to paint also. I lucked out and found this one for only $5.00 at the first thrift store I went to. I've already painted it but haven't had a chance to take a photo of it yet so I'll show you that next week!
I found this to add to my Christmas Village collection. I have a few Dept. 56 pieces and some cheaper ones. This one is marked Dickens Collectibles on the bottom but I'm not sure if it is a Dept. 56 piece or not. Mine are packed away so I can't compare the marks on the bottom. It doesn't really matter if it is or not, I still like it and for $5.00 it was a great deal!

39 comments:

Sharon said...

I have the rabbit that is standing upright! I've had it since I was a kid. I'm 52 years old, so you are probably about right on the age of it. I don't know how old I was when I got it but I loved it and kept it.

Erin said...

I love baskets like that! I have probably 7-10 of them holding my craft and sewing supplies. I always pick them up when I see them!

Ginger said...

I have a couple of rabbits that look like the ones you found, only larger. I put them out at Easter with a bow around their necks. They are so darn cute.
I also collect Dept56 Christmas villages. They are on my wish list each Christmas.
You have the cutest shops close by to shop at!!!
Ginger

Celebrate2006 said...

I think the bunnies are adorable! Very lifelike with those red eyes!

lisa said...

The bunnies are cute, I like the pink eyes and ears. The basket is awesome too and the rose basket, well.. I love roses so I'm partial. You found some great treasures.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Pink Slippers said...

I like your new purchases. I understand about wanting to cut down on purchases. I just started homeschooling and have not done any shopping since. I told my husband I thought he wanted me to homeschool so I would not shop anymore. LOL (I was kidding when I said it). Anyways porcelian flowers are so sweet and vintage. I try to look out for those. Have a great ALMOST weekend.

Suzy said...

I like the basket, the little planter and the little house, so cute. Your finds are always great to see but especially after you redesign them.

Enjoy your Friday! Suzy

Liz said...

I love when you can find your collectibles at a thrift store... It is so much more satisfying!
~~Liz~~

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Those bunnies are adorable! I leave my bunnies out year-round. :) You had great luck thrifting!

Blessings,
Stacey

Mary said...

I had to laugh when I read what Lauren said about the bunnies. My daughter would have said the SAME THING!

Love that picnic basket!!!

Have a great weekend!
xoxo,
Mary

Robyn said...

Fun...fun!

Rosemary said...

Hi Cindy,
Great stuff for great prices.
Love the bunnies!!
Rosemary

Brenda Kula said...

I happen to like the rabbits, scary eyes or not! (That's how teenaged girls are, Cindy... I raised two of them.) As long as you like it, that's all that counts. Maybe by the time Easter comes around, she'll be in a different phase.
Brenda

Virginia said...

So much fun to find great things for great prices.You always displayed them with such good taste. Many Blessings, Virginia

Bev said...

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Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cindy,
You have some great finds here! I'm looking forward to see what you do with the basket.

I collect the North Pole dept. 56 so if you paid 5 dollars you got a steal!
diane

Jen r. said...

I like the bunnies. great finds! Jen R

rachel said...

what beautiful finds. my mom has a few bunnies identical to the two you bought. and we also have some of the deckens dept. 56 christmas villages too! great treasures!!

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Aww the Bunnies are sooo cute!! I love all your pick ups!! Very cute!!
have a great weekend!!
mandii

The Decorated House said...

So funny, but they are cute anyway. You found some great items at good prices, too. I'm sure you will give them all a good home.

I loved the outside shot of that little shop, and "need" that little white cabinet! Wish I was nearby to go get it.
Donna

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Well I love all of it and I don't think the bunnies look scarey, just sweet! Kids! I also think they look good with your chinz plates now not just at Easter (:
Hugs~Kelly

Fran said...

You always find such good deals! I love the rabbits!

Frannycakes

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love the picnic basket.

Stop on by my blog and enter my giveaway.

Idaho Quilter said...

They really do have pink eyes, I think they are pretty.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

You did well with your finds.

Ciao

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love bargain shopping and you sure found some great things! I adore those sweet little rabbits! I don't think they look scary at all!

Kady

Gail McCormack said...

Maybe you could paint the rabbits eyes a different colour for Lauren, I must say any animals with pink eyes do look scary to me too.
Lovely treasures Cindy!

pogonip said...

Bunnies are my favorites and yours are adorable. Mine stay out pretty much year 'round and cheer up my cottage considerably.

Susan said...

I'm really starting to love rabbits. They are so cute...Yours are darling!

Jannet said...

Lovely purchases Cindy!! Love the flower pot...yeah, love it all!! and the bunnies are adorable. I really want to add some bunnies to my decor too, but they are so hard to find here in DK. maybe I'll get lucky when easter comes. Wish you a lovely weekend, Jannet

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

I also have the same bunnies. My mom bought them for me when I was a teenager so I've had them for years and years and years too. She also bought me a set of little yellow chicks that I also put out at Easter. They look great. You have some wonderful finds! I love the Dickens Collectible. My BFF started me on a Dickens collection this past Christmas. They are all beautiful and you got an incredible buy!!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That is so funny ... SCARY bunny....bunnies can't be scary....silly Lauren..... They look sweet by your chintz....
HUgs
Linda

ann said...

Ilove the little rabbits,they're soo cute....Ann

Janet said...

Don't you just love Carolyn' garden; I featured her blog a couple of days ago. I really think her garden is what Heaven looks like, at least I hope so.

Janet

Jackie said...

I had the same bunnies from my ex boyfriend. I gave them to Goodwill last year when I moved...Now, I wish I had kept them. and other things too.....
Did you get your chair done last weekend? Can't wait to see it!
Jackie

Jackie said...

I had the same bunnies from my ex boyfriend. I gave them to Goodwill last year when I moved...Now, I wish I had kept them. and other things too.....
Did you get your chair done last weekend? Can't wait to see it!
Jackie

Mo said...

Lol at what Lauren said! I would have said the same thing when I was her age. But the bunnies are too cute even with their pink eyes. You find the best stuff !

Gina said...

What terrific gems!

yogapaws said...

Hi- I'm new!
Love the bunnies.
They were in my Easter basket in 1962. They survived many moves until they were broken in (what I hope) my last move in 1999. I would definately buy a set if I ran into them again!

I love cottages & the cottage decorating style. It's just simple, clean living....