Saturday, May 15, 2010

Catch of the Day

Today's fishing expedition was successful indeed!
It was one of those days where I was not too hopeful about what might be out there and almost considered not going out... so glad I did!
Here's what I found.....
A bunch of vintage doorknobs (I've wanted to find some for a long time!)

I've been on the hunt for some old books to decorate with and found these!
I am so excited about these little gems.
They are children's school books some as old as 1836!!!
My favorite is called, "Arithmetic for the Slate"!
The best part is they were $2!!!!!

Can you have enough crocks?

I searching for a carboy ever since the Pottery Barn Catalouge came out with them for $256 US. I knew I could do better - I found this baby for $5!

And this wicker chair will most likely end up in my bedroom somewhere.
perhaps with a new coat of paint and maybe even
a granny square throw slung over the side....
we'll see.

Did you get any good finds this weekend?


  1. Oh... sometimes I do miss the west! What great finds! I love the crock.....Love your blog and will visit again. Cheers, Susan :)

  2. Ooooh! I love your great finds, especially the books! I would literally love to read them!! So much fun when a good hunt is rewarding.

  3. Lucky you! No good finds this week. I love the glass, Carboy? I have never heard that description before. The old books are fantastic. They would look great framed! I would love some vintage knobs to make a coat rack out of.
    Can't wait to see what you do with all your stuff. Where did you go? Or is it a secret?

  4. Hi Catherine,

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much! So your partly Dutch?! That must be special.

    I enjoyed looking through your blog as well. The doorknobs and books you found look beautiful! So old and fragile.

    Lieve groet from Holland,


  5. Excellent finds, Auntie Cath! I love seeing what you and Mom find when you're thrifting. We are so similar. And it's so rewarding when you don't want to go out but then you do and find something wonderful.

    PS those doorknobs are my so great. We have them in our beach house here, and they're one of my favorite parts of this old house - so much character!

  6. TREASURES!! Wow Catherine - you've done well! I love the carboy... it's so large! And only $5?! Fantastic!!

  7. Books from the 1800's! Thats cool!!! great finds and great prices!

  8. What great finds! Never heard of a carboy either but no matter, it is so sculptural. Love the books too.

  9. Pottery Barn has carboys? I never knew. Yours is a great find. I love your new ladder by the way. Especially the pink peeking through the green, Very nice. I like the way you displayed it last. Very simple and unadorned.


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