Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Out With the Old....

As much as I love Christmas and love decorating for the most wonderful of Holidays
I had enough of my little gingerbread village....




So out with the old and in with the new....





Thanks to my friend and thrifting extradinoire, Lindy, for the set of 8 vintage drinking glasses.
Love them so much!

The white dishes are Snowhite Regency by Johnson Bros. I found a complete service for 12 along with
6 serving pieces and the creamer and sugar(no teapot though) at the Goodwill in Tucson while thrifting with
Lindy for $49.99!  What a great deal!!

The Bordallo Pinheiro Pineapple plates were purchased last year at Tuesday Morning for .99 each.  They were marked down to $1.99 each and then take an additional 50% off of the yellow sticker price.  I went
to 4 different Tuesday Mornings in and around the Tucson area trying to get a set of 8...which I did!!


Purchased the wooden ice cream churn this fall at a yard sale for $5.00.
The rooster was my grandmothers and was the starting bird to my vintage rooster/chicken collection.


Old wooden rolling pin that my girlfriend, Lucille, picked up at a flea market in Germany.
Thanks, Lucille!!


 My grandmothers wall pocket of daffodils.
Every spring her backyard would be covered in them.


Little spice jar from my grandmother.
Wonderful juice reamer sent to me by Sweet Bee @ Sweet Bee Cottage.
A fellow blogger with a great big heart and an awesome blog!

Also, the McCoy planters that you see scattered around were one of my very first thrifty purchases.
The year was 1995 and we were stationed in Leavenworth, KS.
I went a yard sale that was actually in an elderly couples barn.  I picked up a big box full of planters.
The gentleman told me they were .25 each!  At the time I was not familiar with McCoy and Hull but
thought the colors were pretty and like the idea of the planter and tray being connected so I purchased the
entire box.  It contained 20 planters!!!!! 


Christmas present from Hubby.  They are vintage candleholders.  Love them!!



Purchased the round serving tray for .49 the week before Christmas from the Goodwill.
I like the addition of wood tones to this January cabinet vignette.
Also, the green depression glass bowl with the wicker/bamboo??  handle was a steal for
$1.00 from a yard sale a few years ago.

  A very prized piece!


We had dear old(old in the length of time we have known them not in age!) Army friends visit us for New Years Eve.
 For our hospitality they sent us this wonderful bouquet of flowers.
 I had already started decorating the cabinet when the flowers arrived.
The colors fit in beautifully with the color scheme that I was working on...thank you Frank and LMN!
They are perfect AND we enjoyed ringing in the New Year with y'all!


And just because I have received so many comments in the past over my bucket o' rolling pins
I thought I'd post the picture again....

Not a difficult collection to acquire...just a little time consuming, as I look for the cheap, cheap
rolling pins or ones that are gifted to me.


I will always love Christmas and all it represents but I do enjoy the calmness that seems to come with January.
When I look at the cabinet in the kitchen eating area I see calm and serene.
I am enjoying it!!

As always, please feel free to click on any picture to enlarge.

Because this vignette is made up of so many thrifty finds I'm going to link it up to Linda's blog,
Coastal Charm, for her Nifty Thrifty Tuesday blog party.  Just a click away to see other thrifty nifty finds and ideas!
Happy, Happy Day!
Fondly,
Ann

9 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Really fresh and pretty....your hubs did a great job with your gift too!

Jan

Julie Harward said...

The change that happens within us after Christmas is over is good isn't it?! It's fun to change things up, I usually start moving furniture too..fun! I love all your pretty things too...I want a set of rolling pins like that! :D

Kim said...

LOVE it!!!!

Donnie said...

Everything looks gorgeous.

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Beautiful vignettes! I also really like the stacked picnic hampers, I think I can copy you on this ;0)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It's always fun doing a change...LOVE all those rolling pins...thanks so much for coming to my PARTY!

Blessings,
Linda

Jamie said...

Very pretty! I LOVE those green pineapple plates! I can see why you scoured all the TM's looking for them.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh yes! I noticed that bucket of rolling pins! Cute! I'll also have to go back and see if I can find more pics of your ginger bread village! ♥

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have a large crock full of my rolling pins. I showed it a while back, but I will have to reshow...