Thrill of the Hunt #124

April 11, 2022

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you. 

hobnail milk glass trumpet vase pink tulips

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.


Anchor Hocking white hobnail milk glass trumpet vase

My husband gave me a Goodwill gift card for my birthday back in February. Yes, I did a happy dance. And here is one of the first things I bought with it. An Anchor Hocking hobnail milk glass trumpet vase.

chinoiserie containers hobnail milk glass tulip vase

I've become enamored of hobnail milk glass over the last few years, so I was very excited to find this beauty for $2.99. It's currently for sale on Etsy for $22.95.

mantel decor milk glass trumpet vase tulips chinoiserie

Right now it looks lovely filled with some spring-y faux tulips.  

milk glass vases with ranunculus flowers

You can read about my milk glass vase collection in Thrill of the Hunt #111.

pair of hobnail milk glass candlesticks on mantel

I was super happy to add it to my collection of hobnail milk glass, including my hobnail milk glass candlesticks.

milk glass hen on nest bowl with lid

And a hobnail milk glass hen on nest. You can read about both of them in Thrill of the Hunt #101.

pointy hobnail milk creamer and sugar bowl

I also picked up this pointy hobnail milk glass sugar bowl and creamer set that I shared in Thrill of the Hunt #97. 

vintage thrift store urn Easter eggs bunny rabbit egg holders

Another trusty Goodwill and estate sale find is garden urns. I found this one at Goodwill for $2.99. Right now it's filled with faux eggs for Easter decor, but later I'll eventually fill it with either a moss ball, a boxwood ball or maybe a large candle.

vintage cement garden urn filled with Easter eggs

Those speckled blue eggs always resurface each year around this time.

faux robins eggs blue eggs vintage urn jute place mat

I picked up the round braided place mat at Wal-Mart to serve as a base for vignettes and to add texture

urn eggs Easter bunnies

The two white bunny egg cups came from Target's Bullseye Playground.


I might paint it white but I haven't decided on that yet.

faux pumpkin on vintage pedestal planter blessings tag

I especially love this tall French urn planter that I transformed into fall decor.  There are other urn planters I've collected through the years and I love them all.

thrift store urn planter pink flowers reindeer moss

Like this cement urn I picked up at Goodwill for $2.99. It was filled with waxy faux tulips, but I pulled them out and added my own faux pink ranunculus. You can read about it in Thrill of the Hunt #117

romantic French inspired lamp with white shade on clock table

The last thrifty find I want to share today is a gorgeous metal lamp  with awesome patina I got from Goodwill for $2.99. I love its French-y vibe and how it looks on my DIY Vintage French Farmhouse Clock Table.

intricate brass lamp base with patina

I can't get over the delicate details and the timeworn patina.

metal lamp tulip shape patina



DIY painted clock table with vintage thrifted lamp

I don't know if you can tell from the photos but this thing is huge! It's approximately 33" from the base to the tip of the finial.

copper lamp base green patina



I also found the lamp shade at Goodwill on a different day (also for $2.99) and I'm using it for the time being until I can find a better one. Lamp shades can be so expensive! I'm on the hunt for a neutral colored drum shade that doesn't cost a fortune. Wish me luck.

Once I find a better fitting lampshade you'll be able to see even more of the lamp's gorgeous details up toward the top.


I had previously fallen in love with a similar lamp that costs, ahem, $196.00. Granted, the base itself is a bit different, but the metal work is in the same vein in my book. I'm toying with painting mine white like this one. What do you think? To paint or not to paint?

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about

Thrill of the Hunt #124

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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My thrift store addiction said...

What a pretty milk glass collection!

Anonymous said...

I liked your lamp the way it is. I also love a verdigris finish and have given lots of stuff a black wash finished by dry brushing with copper (and sometimes bronze), teal, and a bit of lime green. I would dry brush your beigey urn with white--then you can pair it with either ivory or white. I am a milk glass addict and ALWAYS keep an eye out for it. Many dealers don't treasure it and I often find it reasonably priced. Sometimes not! Kathy A

The Antiqued Journey said...

Amazing finds, Kathleen!!! I too LOVE hobnail milk glass. There's just something about it! You got a great deal on that super large vase! I love seeing what you find...thanks for sharing!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I too love milk glass! That vase is unusual - a great piece for sure. I love that lamp - such a great finish yes but I also love the unusual shape and details on it. I usually find all of my lamp shades at GW too!

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