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07 June 2012

Thrifting on the Door Peninsula





 Thursday provided us with another gorgeous day in northeast Wisconsin; blue skies, a slight breeze, and temps in the 70s.  There is a fabulous resale shop that I've been following on Facebook lately and I was dying to see it.  Julie's Upscale Resale Shop (Sister Bay, WI) did NOT disappoint!  There was so much to see--a great variety of things!  Julie says that drop offs come in everyday, all day, and I managed to acquire some great things!  Here they are!

This fabulous picnic basket had just been dropped off earlier in the day...

There was even a fork included--don't think I'll be using that!  

The center tray is removable...I thought it was a great piece...and VERY reasonable, too!

This precious little metal basket with a sturdy wire bottom will hopefully assist in cutting down some clutter in the bathroom...

There are dozens of these lovely vintage handkerchiefs at Julie's...I grabbed two!  As great as these finds were, this was the greatest of all:

A fabulous Staffordshire Ironstone pitcher and bowl, made in England...very heavy, large, and very beautiful!  I've been watching this online for several weeks and was so excited to see it still available; I simply had to have it!  If you look to the left, you will see the ears of  Assistant #2 peeking up, as well, I believe, the 'blue hour' from the back door!

It was a great afternoon; if you're ever in Door County, by all means visit Julie!  They seem to have a great time there!
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sharing at the following Gatherings:
Seasonal Sundays ~ The Tablescaper
It's So Very Cherie
I Should Be Mopping the Floor ~ Mop It Up Mondays
Debbie Doo's Newbie Party
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow Us Wednesday






26 comments:

  1. What wonderful finds but my favorite is the pitcher and bowl, that is just darling!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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    1. Thank you so much, Aledia! I was just stunned when I saw it was still available! A few imperfections here and there, but I really know I got a fabulous bargain! Have you made your trip to WI yet?
      ~N

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  2. Hi Nancy, you found some great treasures. I love the vintage hankies, reminds me of the ones I have my Grandma gave me as a child..hope you have a wonderful w/k. hugs ~lynne~

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    1. Hi, Lynne! The hankies in the shop are just awesome! I limited myself to two; truth to be told, I could have bought many more!\
      ~N

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  3. Awesome scores Nancy! I really love the basket. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure, Debbie! Thanks for hosting your fabulous party!
      ~N

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  4. You have some cool things there! I love the basket and pitcher!

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    1. Thank you, Misti! I was at the right place at the right time...for ONCE!
      ~N

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  5. I am hopping over from Debbie's. The bowl and pitcher drew me in! What a beauty. All you treasures are great. I especially love the picnic basket. Who would get rid of a picnic basket with summer approaching? Your good luck, though.
    I am a new follower, please come by for a visit.
    Ginger

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    1. Thanks so much, Ginger, for your comment AND for following! I know!!! That basket is just soooo neat! I know we'll be using it a lot up here!
      ~N

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  6. Love Door County! You certainly found some wonderful loot!

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    1. Bluebird: do you live close by? We are seasonal; living in the south, and summering up here; long story!!!! Thanks for visiting!
      ~N

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  7. Hi Nancy! Oh, that is a darling picnic basket! Love the ironstone pitcher and bowl too. Do you think those were the ones used on washstands years ago? I love them.
    Thanks for popping in to see me and I just laughed out loud with you mentioned your little assistant's ears poking up! :) How cute.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, Shelia! I always look forward to your posts!
      ~N

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  8. Love all of your finds but that pitcher reminds me of a large white set like that at my grandmother's house ....that is the picture that you posted on the link party and it drew me in like a magnet : )

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    1. Debra, I was shocked to see that the set was still available! There are a few imperfections, but for the price, I got a huge bargain! Thank you for visiting!
      ~N

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  9. What incredible finds ... and I was immediately drawn to that Staffordshire pitcher! Just beautiful ...

    :)

    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting, Linda! I'd been watching that pitcher and bowl for weeks; when I discovered it was available, I knew it was 'meant to be' mine!!
      ~N

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  10. What great finds! I love the vintage hankies! :)

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    1. Michelle: they have tons of hankies! They are all beautiful. I thought I exhibited great restraint by purchasing only two!
      ~N

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  11. Hi Nancy
    Glad to see you are out enjoying yourself and not still toiling away in your garden. Love the treasures you found. My favorites have to be the hankies! (Black ears against a blue door -hmmm - maybe an art piece in that :>D)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Please check your g-mail.
      ~N

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  12. Don't you love thrifting, your new picnic basket is my favorite!

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  13. I love the vintage hankies! My Nana always had one in her purse or up her sleeve!

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  14. Hi darling, just popping in to say hello and a big thank you for stopping in. I hope you're out and about finding more treasures to share with us.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  15. Lovely, great basket.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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