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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday--NNN

Molly and I visited Not Necessarily New after a long and lonesome absence. So today I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday after a long and lonesome absence from it also! Visit the Colorado Lady and sign up on Mr. Linky to participate. Or just visit her and the blogs listed at the end of the VTT post. It's fun and you can virtually meet other people who are collecting other people's junk (just kidding!) just like you!


I'm afraid I went a little crazy buying Not Necessarily Needed Items. But at least it was all cheap! Like Me.

West Bend Aluminum Canisters (vintage sugar was included for free!):




Nifty Hotel Espresso cup and Saucer:






Stash of buttons:








Also some other stuff I've hidden from my husband because I can't believe I bought them. Really, it's not that bad.




Ok, Fine. Quit pestering me. I'll tell you already! These were just really Not Necessarily Needed.


A bunch more teacups and saucers--which caused me to rearrange my 'fine china' (fancy dishes that didn't cost much and I never use) lazy susan (should lazy susan be capitalized? Is susan lazy? And where did that name come from? And should an English major end a sentence with a preposition?)


The ones on the right are old. The floral cups in the middle are new to me, but no saucer. the white with the silver band are 'new to me' also--Noritake! Only .25 per piece and I bought 8 cups and saucers.

I might want to actually have a real tea party with matching stuff! If I can find a teapot.....

23 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh, what great finds. I just love the canisters, they really look to be in very good condition...I laughed at the vintage sugar! (that actually might be better for you than sugar nowadays)

I love your buttons and cups, so pretty. Thanks for linking in today and showing us all your treasures.

Have a great VTT!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love those retro canisters..very cool :)

Marie Reed said...

hehehe! you can never have too many teacups!

mub said...

I've always wondered about the origins of lazy susan too!

Those canisters are really great. I've had my eyes out for a nice set, but most of the ones I have found aren't in nearly as nice shape as the ones you came across!

Miri said...

I love the canisters...hmmm, have you thought about sending the sugar for carbon dating?

Definitely have a tea party...8 matching Noritake cups and saucers practically demand it!

Keetha Broyles said...

I love all your new finds.

The canister sets that I've been seeing on blogs lately make me wonder where MY blue and white tin canister set is - - - our last two moves messed with my "stuff."

SueLovesCherries said...

Hey, I'm NOT lazy! LOL! A little distracted maybe, but not lazy!

Those canisters look great against the black tile. And, yes, you must have a tea party someday!

ClassyChassy said...

Superior items - and yep, they were all needed! Thanks for sharing!

Postcardy said...

Those are cool canisters.

A real tea party would be fun.

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, I love that cansiter set--so retro! Your button stash is great, and I can see why you HAD to buy those cups, beccause they're so pretty. Do you hide your purchases from your hubby alot? I do, even though I know he doesn't care!

Brenda said...

A girl's gotta buy dishes! I don't just mean the ones you eat on. But the ones you just look at. I have those too! I love buttons, and I'd love to visit that store. But I'm in East Texas.
Brenda

Dawn said...

My husband doesn't care and he teases me about my stuff. So I really don't have to hide it from him. But sometimes I'm embarrassed about my purchasing tendencies!

msartist said...

The canister set is amazing! Early 60's or 50's? I love vintage buttons too. Lovely tea cups.
~Theresa

mannequin said...

Oh my goodness...I gasped when I saw the canister set because I remember my mother had the same. I have an old picture of her in the kitchen and you can see the set on the bar. Thank you :)

Bea said...

Glad to know I am not the only one that hides my treasures from Hubs. Love those canisters. Good to see you back!

Kellie said...

That canister set is fabulous! Love love love it!

Becky said...

Honestly, I go into that store and never find a blooming thing - and you always find treasures!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love your floral cups.. so pretty.. and to get Noritake for .25 cents each is a good find! Happy VTT and have a nice day

Hilary said...

Great canisters! You really should have a tea party and put all those to good use!

Marilyn said...

I wonder what ever happened to the metal canisters that I had? They were pink with brass colored lids. you did a good job.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Love your treasures and so glad you stopped by my blog! YES!!!!!!I am very excited about being a Grammy! And I have not read Noras new book...lol...if I can every stop this "making room for baby" project I'll have to pick it up for some great (I'm sure) summer reading! Happy Weekend!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love all of your fines espectialy
the canister set, how cool those are.
Molly

Shasta said...

Hey Dawn,

In go through things to put in a yard sale I came across a vintage pie pan. The inside reads Mello-Rich Pie Mrs. Smith's. It looks used but from what I found on-line it's a collectible. I was wondering if you'd be interested in it? I could send it to you for the price of shipping and handling. Let me know, our yard sale is Saturday!

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