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Thrifted Goodies Volume 7

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023 by Rachel Granholm

Welcome to thrifted goodies volume 7!

Thrifting for home decor is one of my favorite pastimes. I have been trying to spend very little this month for ‘no spend January’ and I’m actually pretty proud of how it’s going! However, since thrifting is inexpensive anyways, I have found a few pretty pieces of home decor that I’m excited to show you today. Join me for thrifted goodies volume 7 and see how much character these old pieces can bring to your space!

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a snowy pine tree in the woods of Minnesota

It hasn’t been the easiest thrifting lately, you guys. The shelves have been pretty empty and, when I have found something that I like, the price seems to be much too high. But, sometimes that’s how it goes!

So, many of the items that I’m sharing today I actually picked up at an antique store a few days after Christmas. Though not technically thrifted, they are still secondhand purchases for affordable prices. They are pretty neat finds to add to my collections!

I’m joined once again by my friend MaryJo from Master’pieces’ of My Life! We have joined forces to bring you double the thrifting fun. I do hope you hop over to her blog as well and see what thrifting adventures she has been up to.

vintage linens from Master'pieces' of My Life

Thrifted Goodies Volume 7

Let’s get into the pretty old things! The first three items in the list today all came from the same antique store.

Copper Cheese Shaker

So, funny story about this. I think it was back in the fall, like October maybe, I was at this same antique store and had this exact cheese shaker in my hand. I carried it around with me the whole time but ended up not getting it. a vintage copper cheese shaker

Well, fast forward 2 months to when I went back in December and it was still there! I was like okay…I’m getting it this time! I’ve never seen anything quite like this and it’s in amazing condition. It was only $10 which I guess the first time I thought was too high but is actually a very fair price.

top of vintage copper cheese shaker

This shaker is quite heavy and I adore the handle on the side! I’m not using it for cheese because it is pretty dirty inside so I have it displayed with my other copper in the kitchen. I just love it!

vintage copper displayed in a kitchen

Milk Glass ‘Toothpick Holder’

This little thing is so cute! If you are new around here, I collect vintage milk glass, specifically with the hobnail pattern. I’m pretty sure I saw this at that antique store last time as well and, once again, was still there 2 months later, just waiting for me! I paid $6.00 for it.

If you notice in the photo below, you can see small hints of red and pink around the rim of the glass. This is called the ‘ring of fire’, which identifies it as actual vintage milk glass. I always check for it before purchasing milk glass to make sure I’m not getting a knock off piece.

a vintage milk glass hobnail cup

On the tag, it was called a toothpick holder, which it totally could be, but I am going to use it for decor. I have a few more milk glass pieces that are small like this and they are the perfect decor piece to use in vignettes around the house. Sometimes there are little gaps or open spots that need something little to fill it in and that’s when these little cups come in beautifully.

a winter display with milk glass

Fire King Milk Glass Bowls

These bowls are amazing. A year or so ago I found two of the exact same bowls at the thrift store. We use them all the time for cereal, soup, fruit, etc… and have been wanting two more so that we would have a set of 4. Well, as luck would have it, the antique store had the 2 more I was looking for, listed for $4 each. That is a dollar or two more than I bought them for at the thrift store but still a fair price, especially for an antique store.

two milk glass Fire King bowls with handles.

The cute handles on the sides of them are perfect for use in the kitchen. They are marked ‘Fire King’ on the bottom, which is something that I checked for before purchasing them.

a 'Fire King' marking on the bottom of a milk glass bowl

Needlework Picture

This beauty came from my favorite thrift store. A few days before I found this, I was telling my husband that I was on the hunt this year for more seasonal vintage art.a vintage needlework picture

Well, two days later as I was doing a quick spin through the thrift store, I saw the corner of this needlework picture sticking out from behind the shelf. It is in pristine condition and was $6! You guys…this is one of the prettiest cross stitch pieces that I’ve ever come across.

First of all, the light blue matting around it is brilliant. It’s the most perfect blue to use for winter decor. Second, the subject manner of the needlework itself is just amazing. A cupboard with quilts? And a peg rack? And a butter churn? The best part about it is the snowy scene outside the window.

a vintage needlework picture

I’m so happy with this find! I have it hanging on the wall next to the fireplace and looks stunning with all my other winter decor. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to outfit your home with beautiful things! It is incredible what can be found at secondhand shops for just a few dollars.

a full winter mantel with a diy basket, candle, milk glass, and a blue vintage book.

2 Linen Barn Pictures

The last find I have to share today is actually two things in one. I received these vintage Kay Dee linen barn pictures from my husband for Christmas! I found a larger picture from this same artist at an antique store last winter and fell in love with it. The paint on linen is just stunning and creates such a unique texture.

These two prints were sold as a pair for $14.

two vintage Kay Dee linen barn prints

Aren’t they just incredible?! The colors are so vivid, especially for a winter scene! I was so excited to hang these up right after Christmas so that they could be displayed as long as possible. These pretty pictures make the cold winter days brighter. I love them so much and am on the hunt for more to add to my collection!

a vintage Kay Dee linen print

Closing Tidbits

I hope you enjoyed thrifted goodies volume 7! Thrifting for home decor is special because you get to hand pick items, many of them ‘one-of’ pieces, to decorate your home. In doing so, you are not only keeping things out of landfills, but you are also able to create a space that is unique only to you. Instead of buying things that everyone else has, why not take a little more time and source items that actually speak to you. Be encouraged to fill your home with joy!

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Let me know in the comments if there is anything neat you have found recently while thrifting or antiquing! I love to know what others are interested in. Also, don’t forget to stop by and say hello to MaryJo at Master’pieces’ Of My Life to see her fun thrifting adventures!

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a winter vignette with vintage finds on an entryway shelf

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  • MaryJo Materazo
    January 26, 2023 10:23 am

    Wow Rachel you got some fantastic stuff!!! I always love milk glass and I’m really digging the bowls with the handles. The needlepoint is amazing!!! What a great find and the barn artwork is so pretty. Also the copper piece…. I could keep going for days. Great haul! XO- MartJo

  • I love all of the milk glass. What great finds! I always enjoy seeing what fun things you find out thrifting. I wish we lived closer so we could go together. How fun would that be?

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 26, 2023 12:06 pm

      Thanks, Jen!! I KNNOWWW!! That would be amazing…how fun would it be to plan a trip where all of our blogging friends just got together to go thrifting and antiquing…omg. I’m so glad you are feeling better!

    • I learn something every time! I never knew about the “ring of fire”. You inspire me!

      • Rachel Granholm
        January 27, 2023 8:01 pm

        I’m so glad!! I love to help others figure their way through the vintage and thrifting world. Thanks so much for being here!!

  • Thanks for letting us shop vicariously through you! It’s SO fun to see what great things you got.

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 26, 2023 1:34 pm

      Hi Robin!
      I’m so happy you enjoy it…thanks so much for letting me know that this kind of content is enjoyable!! I just love sharing these fun things and my passion for thrifting. Thank you so much for being here!!

  • Rachel, I always look forward to see what goodies you have found while out thrifting. I am so happy you picked up the cheese shaker! So neat. Also loving those white soup bowls. Great finds my friend. Have a good week.

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 26, 2023 4:28 pm

      Thank you!! I know…that shaker is just so cool!! It’s so fun…I’m happy you think so too!!

  • Great finds! Our wedding date was Oct. 1976 and we received the same two linen prints as a gift. I kept them for years- in the living room, dining room, hallway and a weird wall between kitchen and dining room. I gave them away in 2003, when we downsized.

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 26, 2023 6:53 pm

      Hi Kim!
      Oh my gosh that’s SO COOL!!! I love them. They are just so pretty! I am happy you enjoyed them for many years…I hope they are in a good home now. Wouldn’t it be weird if the ones I have were once yours?! Thanks so much for being here…I do appreciate it!!

  • Hi Rachel! Your copper collection is coming along nicely, that was a great find! I just started collecting milk glass, it’s so dainty and pretty! Happy thrifting!

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 27, 2023 8:03 pm

      Thank you!! You did?!? How fun!!! I LOVE milk glass, obviously 🙂 It’s so neat to look for! Thanks for coming by!

  • Oh Rachel, I am a lover of all things milk glass myself! I have always wanted to collect copper, but I never find it in our area. Living in a “glass town” the milk glass is plentiful though, so I keep collecting. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thrifted finds with us!

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 30, 2023 9:29 pm

      Oh yay!! I just love it…it’s one of the very first pieces of vintage I ever purchases years ago. I’m so happy you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today!

  • Rachel! Wow! Great finds. I love the hob nail milk glass – its so timeless and charming. That needle work picture took many many many hours to make. So that is a real treasure. Thank you for sharing your thrifted goodies with us! Its always fun to see what you find!

  • Love your ideas and finds!!! Thank you for sharing them and look forward to seeing more….

  • Wendy McMonigle
    February 2, 2023 11:28 pm

    What great finds Rachel. I wish you lived closer and we could thrift together.

  • I can’t get over all the amazing goodies you found this month, Rachel! They’re all fantastic. It’s been a while since I’ve been thrifting because I’m usually dropping off but this series definitely makes me want to start treasure hunting again. Big hugs and can’t wait to see what you bring home in February, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      February 4, 2023 11:42 am

      Thank you!! It’s so fun…even just going once a month would be fantastic! Thanks so much for reading today, CoCo!

  • Omgoodness Rachel! You found so many great things! I agree with you – sometimes you can find great deals at antique shops – you just have to keep your eyes open. I didn’t know that about real milk glass! Thanks for the info and happy thrifting 😊 Pinned!

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  • Hi,
    I just found your blog a couple of days ago and I’m enjoying the content. I have just started a small collection of milk glass. If it’s something I like, I’ll buy it (depending on the cost). Also, the Fire King handled bowls, remind me of my youth. My mom had a set of them back in the 70s, I believe. They were great for eating soup and chili.

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 3, 2023 9:03 am

      Welcome! I’m so happy to have you!
      Milk glass is SO good…I just love it. I collect alot of hobnail milk glass pieces. And yes…we use those bowls for soup, chili, and even cereal on a weekly basis!
      Thanks again for being here!!

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