Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Folksy Finds: Vintage Thingie Thursday

Yahoo! It's my favorite blog party of the week: Vintage Thingie Thursday! Visit Coloradolady to see everyone's special vintage posts!

I'm extra excited today to be showing off a few of my "folksy finds" from the last week. My husband gave me a couple hours and $20 and told me to have a good time...so I hit the Salvation Army! I'm not hard to please :) Some of my treasures included a set of 12 linen dinner napkins that had never been used, a set of 12 vintage glass dessert dishes that I plan to use for jello, and a surprise vintagy treat that you don't get to see until Christmas time!

Today I thought I'd focus on the things I found that were in my "folk art" theme that I love so much. First of all, I found a neat little kitchen plaque with a cute rhyme about homemaking. It reads: My Kitchen Prayer--God bless my little kitchen, I love its every nook, And bless me as I do my work, Wash pots and pans and cook.

I love the old fashioned cook stove, geraniums and checkered tablecloth. I even have a chair that looks just like the one in the picture!

The second and third things I found that are sorta folksy are this hot chocolate mug and soup bowl.

The cup is definitely vintage and reminds me of something...(help me out here, Mom!) I'm not sure if the soup cup is vintage or not but it's got that same sort of feel so it will do! It translates to Creole Soup in French (I think...). To cook creole style, one would use a spicy sauce made of tomatoes, onions and peppers. It's likely this cup will see more clam chowder, potato soup or broccoli and cheddar than anything else!

I've saved the best for last! I'm so, so very excited about this one! I have been a collector of a certain style of figurines for awhile now but have known nothing about them. Some people call them Hummels but I know that they're not. In fact, the artist is named Erich Stauffer and the figurines are put out by a company called Arnart. I was so excited to discover this adorable musical figurine sitting amongst the knick knacks at SA! It is in just perfect shape and plays the tune, "Jack and Jill" beautifully. I've been trying to find one online to read more about it but can't find anything similar. I just think it's the most adorable thing ever and feel very blessed to have found it!

Have a wonderful Thursday!


  1. Sarah, great finds for sure! I love the figurines and I remember mugs like that from the early 70's....in fact, I think my granny had some!! Have a great VTT!

  2. Your Jack and Jill figurine/musicbox is really sweet.

  3. I enjoyed seeing all your various goodies for today. I have some Hummel figurines and that is definitely not one of them. It does not matter who made it, it is an adorable figurine.

  4. Ooh, I like all your sweet treasures! Don't you just love the big bang you get for little bucks when you're thrifting?

  5. Love your music box, so charming! The figures do have a "Hummel" look to them, I can see where people get confused.


    Happy VTT,

  6. What a bunch of fun finds. I especially like the little kitchen prayer plaque. Adorable!

  7. Adorable figurine! Great finds.

  8. Wow - you got a lot of bang for your $20 bucks. Its so exciting to find your perfect "thingie" when you're out there hunting. For me, it was a 32" printers' drawer for $1 found last week.

  9. I was stopping by to see your Pink Saturday post, but I guess it's not up yet.

    I, too, LOVE thrift store shopping. You really can find some lovely things there, huh?

    By the way, I, too, am a homeschool mom. It's alot of hard work, but it is SO worth it.

    Have a lovely day,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  10. That sounds like it was just perfect. You did find some wonderful things. I love the mugs, they can be used for so many great things. Happy Pink Saturday, Char


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