Adventures in Thrifting

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Droste's Cocoa Tin
Droste's Cocoa Tin, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Hi there! Popping in quickly today to share another round of thrifting adventures before we board a plane for Virginia to see Michael's family! I took most of these photos in antique stores when my Mom was visiting! Oh how I wish I could have brought all these things home with me! Especially this tin above!

Metal File Box
Metal File Box, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The pattern on this file box reminded me of a vintage sheet!

Holiday Box
Holiday Box, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This box was cardboard, I think it may have had Christmas cards in it at some point.

Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
How sweet are these accordion paper ornaments? And still in the box!

Electric Candles
Electric Candles, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I'm kicking myself for leaving these candles behind at the thrift shop, they are cool for their boxes alone.

Blue Sewing Machine
Blue Sewing Machine, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Pretty blue sewing machine! Spotted quite a few sewing goodies.

Zipper Display
Zipper Display, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Love this vintage zipper display.  I've never seen zippers rolled up in little canisters like this before!

Machine Needle Display
Machine Needle Display, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I really wanted to bring home this sewing machine needle display.  It still had many of the wooden needle canisters in it. 

Dresden Quilt
Dresden Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This vintage dresden plate quilt was in great condition, and looks so modern!

Spiderweb Quilt
Spiderweb Quilt, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Another great vintage quilt.  I am always tempted by the quilts!

Happy Thrifting!


  1. I have some of those zippers and that file box hehe!

  2. Very cool items! Love old Xmas packaging! Why don't they reproduce that stuff today? And at great risk of self-promotion, I just listed a very similar cocoa tin on Etsy. What a weird coincidence!

  3. Not sure I could have left without those folded paper snowmen! What an amazing array of goodies! You have very strong will power!!!

  4. Fabulous!! How funny that a Dutch chocolate box turns up there! I have some of them too.

  5. I have to admit that I'm old enough to remember the zippers in the little round containers. I still have a couple that have been storing my Barbie doll jewelry...since 1958! :-)

  6. Yes, Nadine, I am, too. I don't think I have any but my aunt left me a lot of vintage sewing goodies!

  7. We had some of those paper accordion ornaments when I was young!

  8. Your photos were like looking in my Grandmas cabinets! She has these sort of sewing things, and the boxes, from the 50s. I scrounged some of them for myself last year when we had to clean out her house for sale!

  9. Wow, so much awesomeness in that store!

    I have a Cocoa tin like that, I think mine might be a reproduction though, and not actually vintage. I still love it though <3

  10. Lovely finds! I have a soft spot for old tins as well and the sewing machine looks so fab too. Wish thrift stores over here were equally exciting :)

  11. drool!!! I love when you go thrifting. : ))) Your blog is terrific.

    Monika in Canada

  12. Wondering where you went thrifting in Ohio...I live near Cleveland and frequent an antique mall near Medina and ocassionally make it out near Bowling Green when visiting family :)

  13. I would be tempted by the quilts, too! I hope you had a lovely holiday with your family! I look forward to seeing you again soon!


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