We had an orange enameled cast iron skillet either very similar to or the same as (I'm not sure) this one when we were growing up. I've always liked that old skillet, and I always hoped that maybe I would find one some day.
Well, look here! I DID find one!
And it even came with the lid! What you see underneath it is part of a big roll of wallpaper I got at the same thrift store:
The same week, I found a Vera napkin, a nice copy of Anne Of Green Gables (I didn't have one), and some candle holders I am planning to paint. Oh - and another pillar candle holder for my growing collection!
I also got a revolving spice rack that I think I'll use for sprinkles or glitter, a nice glass canister from a friend's yard sale, lovely little saucer for a dime, and the little chef spoon rest was in the free box at the Humane Society thrift store:
This is the type of find that I usually only see at antiques shops - a gorgeous deco style powder jar. Love it!
The recipe box on the left was actually from one of our favorite eBay sellers in Placerville - she will deliver our items to Lori at the yogurt shop so we can save the shipping charges (thanks, Jane!), the one on the right was 75c at a thrift store, and I got some free Martha Stewart Living and Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazines; the little rosebud and corn salt shakers were in the free box, also:
I found a yellow utility cart - the kind with an electrical outlet - at a yard sale; a nice, useful item:
All of the trinkets, pins and charms shown in the next three photos were in a big bag of miscellaneous stuff. There were a lot more items in the bag than what you see here, including some buttons:
The little copper dachsund pin is so cute!
Wanna hear the best part? That whole bag of stuff was in the free box, also!
I surely do LOVE the free box!