Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Little Spice

 Yesterday felt like a contest to see how many things I could tick off my list in one day and I even managed a quick run through the VOA.  In addition to what is in the photo, I also got two cushions for the patio chairs and new garden knives for the husband and son.
I used to make new cushions for the patio chairs every year or two but the thrifts always have plenty of chair cushions and throw pillows so much easier to just throw the dirty ones away and replace.  Leaves more time for gardening and junk shopping...8+)
 This pepper shaker is not Jadeite (dang!), it is painted that beautiful "Grandma Green" and clearly vintage.  The top is aluminum. There are no markings on the bottom.  I know I have seen these before.  Does anyone know what it is called?
 I got two button poke sacks.  LOVE the graphics on this old snap card.  Click it bigger for a closer look and those sweet babies!
Most of the buttons are of the modern novelty type and a little too cute for my tastes but they will be great for spicing up my button lots for Etsy.
There is NO manual labor on my agenda for today.  I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

11 comments:

Tamatha said...

What a fun haul of buttons! That's a great idea to pick up outdoor cushions from the thrift stores--they just get yucky being outside anyway!
Happy spring!

Annette said...

It is called a pepper shaker...just kidding. Wish I knew. You always find such amazing things at that thrift store!! Love the graphics on the snap card.

pam said...

Great finds...Jadeite is my favorite...I can't remember what this is called either...I'll have to investigate! Grandma Green - that cracks me up!

Maureen said...

Cool finds! I had to let you know I was thinking of you today as I was dumping my jars of buttons to find just the perfect one for a card I was making... ;)

Love the graphics on those old packages!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Even though they're the modern ones, I'll bet you had a fun time sorting through them. My Jadeite book says your pepper shaker is something called "fired-on" The sugar and flour look exactly like it. Nice find!

Annette said...

Cute, cute snap card! The grandma green pepper shaker is interesting even if it isn't jadeite! Hopefully you got a few keeper buttons in the lot.

vintage grey said...

Oh, love the pepper shaker, still pretty even though not jadeite, and those cute snap fasteners! Have a great week! xo Heather

Blessed Serendipity said...

Even though the pepper shaker is not Jadite, it is the perfect shade of green. Nice find!

xo Danielle

Laurie said...

Fun finds -- I have that snap card with the baby graphics too (but I think they're creepy -- sorry!!!)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh shoot...I love jadite, fooled me! I love the buttons too even if they are not vintage!

Carol

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You found lots of goodies. No manual labor around here today either. I've been crocheting the day away. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Tammy