Thrift Challenge Update — Part 2

October 2nd, 2006 by Susannah

Thrift Challenge Sept06

I found these cups (?) in my local op-shop on the last day of September and I think they’re my favourite find this month (besides the ‘Weldon’s Fancy Dress’ magazine of course!).

Thrift Challenge Sept06

Thrift Challenge Sept06Discovered last week: Board game ‘Crosshand Poker’ with tiles like scrabble, owl motif pottery cups (can’t read the markings underneath), vintage tin coffee canister, small dish with delicate green edges (marked Pareek, Johnson Bros, England), 1970’s pewter figures, porcelain orange owl (candle holder/cover missing base?), kitchen canister with butterfly and flower motif. Also a nice little button haul. Not as good as these, but a nice addition!

So that’s it for my month! I must say Selena’s $99 dollar Thrift Challenge was a wonderful excuse to go op-shopping! Check out all the other thrifty finds in the flickr group.

9 Responses to “Thrift Challenge Update — Part 2”

  1. nichola
    October 3rd, 2006 10:06

    I can’t believe those cups ended up at the thrift store! You are a lucky gal for finding them, they are fabulous.

  2. thebutterflycollector
    October 3rd, 2006 23:18

    oh my goodness! You always find the most fabulous stuff! I can’t seem to find anything great lately! I must be visitig the wrong stores!

  3. Marissa
    October 4th, 2006 02:00

    Saw these on flickr and just had to tell you how much I love all your finds! I would feel lucky to find any of these items let alone the whole lot!

  4. sabinebrandt
    October 5th, 2006 02:09

    These cups are just wonderful : }

  5. lindsay
    October 6th, 2006 15:20

    those owl cups are the cutest ever! great find. =)

  6. bubamaca
    October 6th, 2006 18:23

    love your finds! those owl mugs are ow(l)esome, just like taken from a fairytale!

  7. Selena
    October 10th, 2006 14:26

    What an amazing collection you have. I’m nearly in love with everything but the pewter couple drew my attention the most. How adorable is that?

  8. melissa
    October 20th, 2006 06:02

    wonderful finds, I love the owl cups too. And those buttons look fun!

  9. Kate
    January 9th, 2007 04:44

    Very cute cups. They remind me of this hand made tea cup I got from a craft show. Great pictures on your blog overall.

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