A Few Vintage Thrift Finds

Hi everyone!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to do little thrifting. I have been trying to just go out every other week to look for treasures. I am planning on hitting our local thrift store this coming Saturday. not only do I have a couple of large bags of things to donate but, it is the first Saturday of the month which means everything in the store is 50% off. Woohoo!

Here are a few vintage/retro/groovy things I picked up recently.

This wicker tray has a handpainted scene. It was .95 cents. I bought a similar one last summer but larger. I really used and enjoyed the one I got before for outside parties। I think the bright colors are what make them fun to use. And I use trays everyday, so having a fun variety makes me happy.

I haven’t cleaned it yet.

Jan Bargains 2011 111 Next up is this fun retro cheese tray.

Jan Bargains 2011 112 It was marked $3.99 but, I got it for $1.00. I love how thick the wood is. Needless to say, it is rather heavy.

Jan Bargains 2011 113 Here is the ceramic plate insert.

Jan Bargains 2011 114 I search all over the internet trying to find any info on this company but, came up empty. If anyone knows anything about Jerry Abrams, please let me know.

Jan Bargains 2011 115 I love coffee carafes, especially retro ones. I have several that I use pretty regularly. I love to have coffee at the table and in some kind of fun carafe. Troy and I have found that if we have coffee at the dinner table, we tend to linger a bit more. It slows down our evening. And we talk and just enjoy the moment. Weird huh?

I spotted this vintage percolator and thought that not only would it be fun to brew the coffee in but, once the coffee was done, it could go straight to the table.

Jan Bargains 2011 116 Jan Bargains 2011 117 It was .90 cents and in perfect condition. We have already used it twice.

Jan Bargains 2011 118 And last but, not least, I got this wood tray (Yup, another tray). It was pretty dirty but, I liked the wood and the shape of it.I didn’t have one like this.

Jan Bargains 2011 119 For .60 cents, it came home with me.

Jan Bargains 2011 121 It was made in Denmark but, I can’t make out the company.

Jan Bargains 2011 120 After a little cleaning and some wood polish it looks better but, I still can’t get the black marker off. bummer.

Jan Bargains 2011 122 Well, those were my little retro/vintage thrift finds. Have you found any fun things lately?

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Vintage Thingie Thursday

Thrifty Thursday


  1. Great finds!! I just love your cool retro stuff!!! Half Price Saturday!! woo hoo!!! Our Good Will does every third Wednesday and I'm at work. boo!! Awesome coffee carafe!! You found some treasures!! :)

  2. Yay more fab deals...great finds as always!!

  3. Great finds! I think your Denmark tray is DANSK...that's a good thing!!!

  4. What great finds you always seem to get
    I would really like to have that cheese tray.
    Have a great day.

  5. Great finds! I love the cheese tray and don't know that company but the tile is pretty cool. I agree I think your wooden tray might be Dansk! Drives me nuts to not be able to get the marks off of items.

  6. Awesome finds...love that neat wooden tray.


  7. I love the little cheese tray....great finds!


  8. You always find the most interesting things...love that painted bird tray...gorgeous.

  9. Great finds. I love the trays, they are all super. The coffee pot is fabulous. How fun is that. You did really good. Hugs, Marty

  10. Love the tray from Denmark. I really need to go thriting....hugs♥O

  11. What great finds! We especially love that cheese and cracker tray.

  12. Oh, I remember cheese trays like that. We have really enjoyed our cheese this winter. If you have a Costco, get their Manchego cheese - it is a dry Manchego and is so fabulous and nutty and also very mild.

  13. Great vintage finds, Diann!...Christ

  14. Great finds! Try rubbing alcohol on the marker.
    :) Michelle

  15. Wow what great deals you got. I really love that coffee carafe. Thanks for sharing all your thrifty treasures. ~~Sherry~~

  16. What wonderful deals!

    - The Tablescaper

  17. Wow Diann you find the best bargains! Great VTT!


  18. Being a coffee-holic I Love the vintage Coffee Pot...I could then have a coffee pot here in my office:)

  19. great finds...i've got to get mine shot and posted...
    try a clorox eraser sponge on that ink...it has gotten many things off my finds...

  20. I agree with Sherry that your tray may well be a Dansk Design.

  21. Great finds, I really like the wicker tray, it is so much fun. I don't know anything about Jerry Abrams but Commack is here on Long Island, not far from me. That piqued my curiosity, so I googled it and apparently the company is now Fernanda Mfg and has moved to Hauppauge, close to Commack. The website it listed was non-existant though.

  22. I love that old cheese dome with the wooden tray! I would buy one in a heartbeat for a dollar. Lucky you! Great finds!

  23. I have Danish roots .. and family living in Denmark .. this caught my eye .. here's a link on ebay to a similar Danish platter ($56)


    Isn't being thrifty GREAT!


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