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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

...don't ya jus loooove THRIFTING ?

HI, ya'll
I hope you are having a good week, so far.
I wanted to show you a few things I found THRIFTING


I LUV olden CIGAR BOXES.....
first off, I think they are tiny
works of ART....
I have several that I will show you a little later...
you might say I have a COLLECTION of CIGAR BOXES since I have at least THREE....:)

NEXT....Cigar Boxes always remind me of my young years in school. We kept everything in the world in them...scissors, glue, pencils....
and we ALWAYS decorated a CIGAR BOX up really pretty for our VALENTINES BOX....
How I wish I had saved some of them...my mama helped me make some GORGEOUS ones.
 THIS box is in EXCELLENT condition.
"SENATOR"
yep....I love this cute box.

BUT, I really.....REALLY LOVE this olden, wooden box that is in such fine condition,
I can't even believe it.
Isn't she a beaut !!
These '56 and '57 books look pretty cool, just nestled inside the wooden box...
....a little VINTAGE  CHARM, if you will.
The business that became the Northwestern Yeast Company was incorporated in May 1884 as the George A. Weiss Malting and Elevator Company.
 By the late 1910s, one business journal referred to it as “a multi-million dollar corporation which practically monopolizes the dried yeast field."
On February 5, 1912, Northwestern Yeast suffered a massive fire that destroyed its entire plant, grain elevator and seven-story brick malt house. Watched by thousands of spectators, the fire at one point threatened to destroy several blocks of buildings and caused Northwestern Yeast a loss estimated at $500,000 in 1912 dollars – over $11 million today.
 
But....the company recovered from the devastating fire.
  It is not clear what ultimately became of the Northwestern Yeast Company,
 ...above info taken from the net.
 No wonder we love THRIFTING.
SOOO many cute ways to use all these vintage things we are blessed to find...things that make our hearts sing...

These things just make our
days....lives....
more enjoyable.  So much stress and troublesome times going on in the world, it's so great to have SOMEthing you really enjoy...and I REALLY enjoy
THRIFTING........don't you ?
♥ ♥ ♥
OK, just ONE more thrifted treasure to share today....
(I know...it's a loooong post....but then, I am known for LONG POSTS....:)
THIS beautiful piece is 
VICTORIA  IRONSTONE....
I have tried and tried to find something like it on the web but have not been able to.
It appears to be VERY old ......
and I don't have a clue what the little, stoppered bottle was meant to hold.
 I just know I think it's pretty.




Partying over at:
Rednesday 
Wow Me Wed.
Treasure Hunt Thurs.
Vintage Thingy
Time Travel
Thurs. Favorite Things
Home and Garden Thurs.
Showcase Your Talent

I hope you all have a blessed rest of the week.
xoxo bj




 OOPS....
I do have ONE more little thrifted item to share...






  ...the ca-utest little black evening bag.


While the places I go "in the evening" don't require an EVENING BAG,
it sure looks mighty fine hanging on my MACKENZIE*CHILDS shelf that
MR. SWEET BUILT.....

P.S. ...wouldn't THIS photo be cute, enlarged,
put in an awesome frame and hung in a bathroom
or a dressing room (if one HAD a dressing room)....

43 comments:

Jackie said...

You, my dear BJ find the neatest things when you go thrifting. Me well all I usually buy are cook books. Do I need said cook books, no, but I love reading them.

Madeline's Album said...

More great thrifting finds. I especially like the bottle, very unusal. The evening bag is also a favorite. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

TexWisGirl said...

i really like that cute bottle! and i'm a bit of a nut when it comes to boxes - i have a few cigar boxes, too. :)

LV said...

BJ, there is no doubt in my mind, you are one of a kind.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love your vintage boxes!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj I too love cigar boxes! They have so much character! Your finds are wonderful and that oh so sweet little black bag....perfect! Hugs, Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

What is it about boxes that makes everyone love them? Maybe it's all the possibilities of what could go inside:>) I have a really cute little square cigar box that I keep, don't know what to do with it, I just love it.
That bottle is awesome! IU have never seen anything remotely like it. Bet it's worth a million bucks;>)
That bag looks darling on Mr Sweets awesome shelf, just consider your entryway dressed for a party!

Gert said...

Oh, I love cigar boxes..(who doesn't)? smile...

Love the bottles..

Blessings,
Gert

Sarah said...

BJ, fun finds. Love the vintage box! ~ Sarah

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love cigar boxes too, any kind of boxes. My daughter gave me a few a few years back, love using them scattered in vignettes around the house..Your vintage box is awesome. hugs ~lynne ~

sweet european dreams said...

Yep - cigar boxes are always a great find. I still have it on my list to make a cigar box purse! Your Victoria piece originates from China, but I have no idea what the age is - super cute! -diane

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

BJ...do you think it could be a tea cannister jar? I looked them up...they look similar, but I can't find that pattern. I tried!

Beth said...

I love thrifting too. You find the most wonderful things.

I really like the little bottle.

NanaDiana said...

You found some great things, bj. I just love old cigar boxes. My Dad used to "mouth" cigars. I don't think I ever saw him light one- isn't that funny?

I have never seen a little bottle like that and I don't know that name at all....but is sure is cute- as is your little evening bag- Great picture for framing, indeed! xo Diana

Kathryn Cain said...

hey blog sister, Lubbock has some cool stuff...and you pics from yur Your pics from your 50 A...I love...

Barbara F. said...

You found some great things, and I love the bag, very 70's looking. xo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You found some fun things BJ! Love the cool looking wooden box-enjoy:@)

Vee said...

Hope that someone knows about your Victoria Ironstone. That's something I enjoy about Blogdom...so many answers to our questions.

Your posts are never too long. You could keep right on going and I'd read every word.

(I have one cigar box. Someplace.)

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi BJ! Cute boxes! I wonder if the bottle is Danish or something? I'm trying to figure out what countries are known for blue pottery and crowns!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love boxes and books and your found some real keepers. Great pics too. Hugs, Marty

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

what great finds...do you think that bottle originally had liquer in it? That was the first thing that came to my mind. Love the old boxes, too...and what a sweet purse (which looks perfect on your MC coat rack!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I like old cigar boxes also and have several stashed in the studio some empty some full of beads, thats another thing I need to get organized
I am liking your blue & white bottle also have no idea about the age etc

I love treasure hunting for vintage things and I have found 2 real junking building I go in now and hunt not in a good part of town but lots of stuff to dig through

you always have pretty

Scribbler said...

That bottle is intriguing. I wonder if it was for medicine, back when it was always "compounded." I am not sure of the size -- maybe it was a flask!

My Daddy worked in the Post Office downtown when I was growing up, and there was a blind concessionaire in the lobby of the building. He used to give Daddy some of the cigar boxes, and he brought them home for us to play with. I had my paper dolls, crayons and al my little treasures stashed in them. I don't know what ever happened to them -- thrown out eventually, I supposed.

That yeast box is wonderful with the books.

craftyles said...

Great finds. Love the history on the Yeast Co. since I'm from Chicago. I love researching old items like that. Cute black bag, too!

Beverly said...

I love boxes, too. They hold the intrigue of what might be contained inside. These are great, BJ.

Perhaps the bottle held liquor.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

As I said in one of my posts, "one woman's trash is another woman's treasure!" I love everything you found..I never get tired of treasure hunting. Never.

Susy said...

Great finds BJ ~ loved them all. If you find out more about the ironstone bottle let us know.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, dear BJ, you are always sooo lucky with your finds! I love, love the ironstone B&W things, so pretty. Loving the boxes too, I have a thing for boxes, any kind. The evening bag is adorable too! Thanks fotr your lovely and kind visit, darling.
FABBY

Audrey said...

Hi bj ... I will take the YEAST box. Love that one. You did good with your thrifting trip.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Great finds! I like cigar boxes too and yours are fantastic.
Thank you for visiting my kitchen. Ah! My plates and glasses are on the open shelves and on some shelves in the counter. To have more space I have some big baskets under one of the tables.
Besos from Argentina! Silvina

~ Liz ~ said...

You are so right. Some of the troubles float away when we eye our favorites. They do sparkle and shine and glow for us, don't they.
Liz

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Great finds! Love the vintage box :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I dub you the Thrifting Queen! What an eye you have for pretty and one-of-a-kind finds! LOVE the wooden yeast box!

Marty Walden said...

My dad used to smoke cigars years ago (he passed away a couple years ago) and I can't ever see one without thinking of him.

You stopped by and visited my blog, and I thank you for the sweet comments. Have a blessed day!

Marty Walden said...

My dad used to smoke cigars years ago (he passed away a couple years ago) and I can't ever see one without thinking of him.

You stopped by and visited my blog, and I thank you for the sweet comments. Have a blessed day!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wonderful treasures you have found!

That was really interesting about that company and its devastating loss..............wow.........just awful!

LOVE the box and also spied one of my all-time fav movies, "The Holiday." I cannot even tell you how many times I have seen it - bought it as soon as it came out and so many friends had never even heard of it - and it is GREAT!!!

Irene said...

Oh how I love the smell of a cigar Box, it brings back memories of my dad working the night shift. He said the cigar helped him stay awake. That black purse would go so cute with a little black dress.

jeanetteann said...

I love old boxes of any shape and size. Cigar smell always reminds me of my late dad,he loves smoking a cigar at Christmastime,so I always think of Christmas too,when I smell them. Love your bottle too,as I love anything blue and white. It does look very old. Yes I do love thrifting,we go every Saturday morning.
I am visiting from Coloradolady x

Stephanie said...

A friend gave me all her husband's cigar boxes. At the time I didn't know what to do with them Now I have a hundred uses for them. They do have some lovely artwork on them.

Kathleen said...

I used to save my dad's cigar boxes, but I don't think they were wood. Also the little glass tubes, good to store my dimes!
I think I missed the MC shelf reveal and you don't have one of those little search things on your sidebar.
Where do I find it. I saw the start of it, but not the finish!

Coloradolady said...

BJ...you find the best things!! loved everything, and especially the boxes and containers, they look great displayed. Happy VTT

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow! All of these are amazing thrifty finds! LOVE the old box - the story behind the company is quite interesting! Love the old ironstone - it is beautiful - well done~
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Yep! Thriftin' and junkin' happen as well. As you always show in your quaint vignettes, it's the vintage finds that add instant character to our homes. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, BJ.

Hugs,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage