Thrill of the Hunt #37

November 15, 2016

Welcome back my friends! I'm psyched to be bringing you another installment of my Thrill of the Hunt series that we've all grown to know and love. Well, at least I have, anyway - ha! Sit back and relax and let's just see what vintage finds I have to share with you today.
collectible vintage farm animal cow and pig salt and pepper shakers

First up are a darling mismatched duo of salt and pepper shakers that we picked up at a local pop-up barn sale a few weeks ago. My daughter, Chickadee number two, insisted on getting them ($1.00 each) and I could not say no. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, that's for sure.

collectible vintage farm animal cow salt and pepper shaker

Here's the cute farmhouse cow.

collectible vintage farm animal cow salt and pepper shaker

Just look at her face!

collectible vintage farm animal squirrel salt and pepper shaker

And here's the equally cute squirrel cousin, holding a sweet flower! Too cute. My hope is to sell vintage salt and pepper shakers in my new yet-to-be-named Etsy shop, but these two are keepers!

Next up is another one of my state plates. Illinois is especially near and dear to my heart because I live there! (Do you detect a collection coming on? Well, yes, because I've started one.) Vancouver, Tennessee, St. Francis Canada....and more that I have not even shared with you yet.

I always love looking at the points of interest on each of the plates. Being an Illinoisan I'm ashamed to say that I've only been to two listed here.

I was originally drawn to this plate because of its gold detailing.

I also picked up a GAP plaid 100% wool scarf at the local Salvation Army. I knew right away that it was huge - quite long and wide -  and that it would make an awesome Christmas table runner. $4.99 was a bit steep for me, but I knew it was made well and would be used for many years to come. PLUS table runners can be so expensive! (Especially nice Christmas ones.) I plan on having it dry cleaned at a discount dry cleaner before I use it (better get cracking on that).

Finally, here's a vintage gold frame I just couldn't not bring home. It's missing the back, but for .99 cents I knew I could fix that pretty easily. The only question is: to paint or not to paint?

Any time I find a vintage frame with this amount of detail I can't resist. How about you? And would you paint it?

I hope you enjoyed reading about my 
 Thrill of the Hunt #37 finds. 
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Queen Of Rods said...

I think that the gold frame is perfect as-is. Also, I've had great luck with home dry-cleaning kits, especially for thrifted items that I don't want to invest a lot of money in :)

Unknown said...

Most of the time I paint my vintage frames that I find but this one is exquisite and I think I'd have to resist painting

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Fun finds, Kathleen! The frame is beautiful and would be pretty painted, or not...depending on what you intend to use it for...

My thrift store addiction said...

What a great haul! I never pass on ornate frames and I adore the scarf and that cow!

Cecilia said...

Oh my goodness, I love the little cow! And yes, I'd paint the frame but then I'm not much of a gold person. Great finds!
Cecilia B

GranthamLynn said...

I don't have a post today. But wishing you a great party! said...

Love your sweet finds Kathleen! I think I'd leave the frame alone, but it would be beautiful painted too...hard decision! Love your idea of using the scarf as a table runner!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

Great finds Kathleen. That cow is so adorable, and I love the ornate frame. I almost always paint frames like that white because it just seems to make all the details shine.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Love the mismatched salt and pepper shakers. I have a set of cow salt and pepper shakers that look just like the cow except for the color. Great finds all around.

Kathy said...

Sometimes when I get a frame with a few dings, I dry brush (or use a rub 'n bush type product) it with a slightly lighter gold; it refreshes the color and hides the imperfections. I love gold frames. A piece of masonite cut to fit would make an awesome chalkboard; or frame a kiddo's graduation picture!

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