Friday, May 31, 2013

Sutter Street

While making our plans for last weekend, we came across some reviews for Sutter Street in Folsom, CA. It was described as a cute old town, perfect for antiquing. Needless to say, we added that to the list.

We got there Saturday morning around 10:30, and it's good thing we didn't get there any earlier because nothing opened until 11am. After waiting, we sat down for some breakfast at the Black Rooster (delicious!) and then hit the antique shops. There was a building with 3 of them in a row and most of the vendors had sales going on. Turns out, the new owner of the building wants all antique shops gone (sad face), so the vendors are either moving to different places or quitting altogether. That was pretty disappointing, since we were excited to find this town, but we're going to try to stop in one more time before they've moved.

Here's what we picked up:

Ed's find. He loves bats. I actually said, "You love bats," when he picked it up. And a bat mounted on a plaque? Perfect.

Ed's find. A barometer/thermometer. The thermometer definitely doesn't work anymore, and there's a crack in the middle section but that just adds to the charm/what do we care? It still looks awesome.

My find. Another weather instrument. Okay so we really like these things (there are at least two others in the apartment, one here).

Happy Thrifting!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On My Desk

My desk is mostly covered in scraps of paper and CDs, but on the very corner I've got a few trinkets. Three of which were thrifted.

I got this owl salt (or pepper) shaker at a huge antique store in Bellefonte, PA. My friend Kendra and I went splitsies on it, so she has the other half of the pair.

A thrifted gift. This little salt/pepper shaker is from my friend Kendra (what can I say, we love little owls!). She gave it to me right before I moved out to California. I don't know where she got it, but I do know that it's thrifted.

I picked up this puppy/mouse duo while I was yard-saling with my friend Matt.

That's all for now! Stay tuned for some antiques we picked up over the weekend.

Happy Thrifting!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Denio's Flea Market

Since moving out to California, we hadn't been to any flea markets, so we decided to do some research. After scoping out some websites, we planned on going to Denio's in Roseville today.

This was the most overwhelmed I've ever felt at a place like this. It was enormous! We didn't even know where to start/what path to take. So we jumped right in, and ended up spending quite a bit of time there. Here are the things I picked up:

These two I found almost immediately. I have a brass animal collection, and though all the animals I already have are small, I needed to have these. I was so excited they were cheap. (Let's face it, I wouldn't have bought them otherwise.)

I always have to stop myself from buying more mugs... but it has been a while since I've gotten any new (old) ones. I love the design of this one. Plus the double-finger handle - how cute!

Rings are my thing at the moment. I go through jewelry phases, and I've been all over large rings lately (and by lately I mean for the past year). I didn't have any green ones, so this one hit the spot.

What a day! So sunny and hot and full of good finds. Hope you're all having a good Memorial Day weekend!

 Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Capital Cities

This set of glasses is a thrifted gift! I was eying them up at Black Diamond in Frackville, PA, but I ended up not buying them. I am extremely indecisive, so Ed waited while I hovered over them for a long time. A few months later, I received them as a gift - he went back and bought them for me! (I had absolutely no idea.)

There used to be 4 to the set, but I clumsily knocked one over as I was reaching for the lemonade. It was red with a Madrid theme.

I use these ALL THE TIME. They're always the first ones I grab when I open the cabinet.

Complete with gold on the rims!

Happy Thrifting!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Down the Hallway

The hallway was definitely not the first place I thought to decorate - it's not a place we spend a whole lot of time. However, over time we've picked up a few items that ended up being perfect for that area of the apartment. Here's a peek!

(Of course it's not the brightest place in the apartment.)


 These three frames come from a yard sale - a quarter a piece. The photos are my own.

This comes from Goodwill.

We picked these up at the Roseville Hospice Thrift Store.

These come from a yard sale.

 Just a few things to brighten up a much used (yet much ignored) part of our home!

Happy Thrifting!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


I've been a fan of cameos since I got a backpack with one on it in first grade. I don't know why, but I was drawn to it. Of course I no longer have that backpack, but I kept my fascination for cameos. I suppose this post is only half cameos, but I thought these silhouettes fit in perfectly with them.


This locket comes from the Hometown Flea Market in PA.

This pin comes from a church community yard sale.

This wall decoration comes from (if I recall correctly) Salvation Army in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

I picked this one up at Antique Trove in Roseville, CA. It's called "The Rendezvous".

It's a small, but growing collection (cameos usually aren't cheap). I also have a skull cameo necklace, but it was a gift from a friend, not a thrift.

Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Puzzle Feature #1

We're always on the lookout for puzzles. I grew up a big puzzle fan. I remember my grandmother teaching us about separating the edges and even separating colors. No wonder I'm so OCD about them when putting them together. (Okay, I'm not THAT bad... but I do need to do edges first, and after that I need to put all the rest of the pieces out on the table, face up and no overlapping unless I run out of space.)
Anyway, back on topic - thrift stores almost always have puzzles and games together, which we always check out. 

 Parrots - nice and colorful.

Nature scenes are usually a bit tougher. This one wasn't horrible, but the trees in the closer mountain were tricky.

This was harder than it looks. Those windows were brutal. Plus I think this was a thousand-piecer. We like to stick to around 500.

If we really liked the puzzle/it wasn't too hard, we'll hold on to it. Usually though, we give them right back to the thrift store for someone else to enjoy.

Happy Thrifting!