Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thrift Shop Treasures

Ok, I admit it...I'm a Thrift-a-holic. You know you're a thrift-a-holic when you start visiting thrift shops on your lunch hour and after work on your way home. Gone are the days that I used to get my thrill only on Saturday mornings. Now I feel the need...the need for thrifting. I can hear the thrift shop treasures calling to me at all hours of the day.'s true, I admit it. . . "My name is Alicia; and I am a Thrift Store Junkie". Hey that's catchy, I wonder if anyone is using that as their blog name?

Ok, I'm back, I had to go check and that name is available. There is a website called Confessions of a Thrift Store Junkie though; and her blog is really cool, lots of treasures, go visit. *sigh* It's so sad, someone else with the same addiction as mine...oh well, at least I'm in good company!

I know there will be more than 100 other junkies linked up to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality's Thrifting Treasures. So take a gander at my treasures and then be sure and head over to Rhoda's to see what everyone else found.

This post is going to be about an American Cancer Society Discovery Store discovery. It started as I was wandering around a week or so ago on my lunch hour (see, told you I was addicted). I saw this little yellow box and what called my attention to it was the little latch that look like a tiny ivory I had to investigate further.

I opened it and saw this . . .

Here's a close-up. Looks like an egg of some type and there's a little card in there with some writing and what looks like a stand.

Yep, it's definitely some type of stand.

Oh....the stand is for the egg. Cool! I love it. It's beautiful. But what makes it so special that it would be in a cool little box like that with a miniature tusk?

Hmmm, maybe there's some information on the little card with writing on it?

Wow, hand painted from the inside??? But how? Oh, I see, there's a little hole at the bottom. How cool is that!

So here's the whole set...and it's only a few buck. Surely I need this. Ok, well maybe I don't need it, but I definitely want it. So I bought it and here is it. The whole thing together. Beautiful!


  1. Hi, Alicia, thank you SO much! Glad you enjoyed the beach pics & our Southern accents. :)

    Thanks for sharing! Your find is really unique.

  2. Hi Alicia,
    first, let me thank you for adding my button to your site, I believe you are the first to do so - hurray!!
    I love your little egg find. I purchased a Christmas ornament in a similar box from Pier One. It is handpainted and really pretty, and the box is great, too!
    How nice that you found the egg with the stand, box and in perfect condition, for only a few $$. Lucky you!
    Have a wonderful week, thanks for visiting!

  3. WOW I've never seen anything like that before. Great find! I tell ya I would never have parience for that! LOL
    Thank for the visit and nice comment! Much appreciated!
    Have a great week

  4. Well, that is certainly interesting. Something I have never seen or heard of before. A very cool find. And thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  5. Oh, Alicia! That is lovely. What a sweet little find :)

  6. I like to find unique things too, thanks for visiting my blog :)

  7. So lovely of you to stop by my blog.

    You have a very sweet blog-- I am going to post fast and go back and read some more!!

    TTFN ~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  8. Wow, what an awesome find! A little treasure box with a real treasure inside. Congrats on this find!

    Have a wonderful Monday!

  9. That is such a little beauty! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  10. That was a cool find!! Never saw one. You're right, this thrifting gets addicting. I feel things are getting away if I don't stop by a couple days a week now. At first it was every other week! Now I've started with the coupons. A whole other thing!

  11. That is a beautiful find...I can't imagine trying to paint inside the egg!! Thanks for visiting and following my blog...I'll do the same.

  12. I love the egg and the wonderful story with it. That makes it perfect. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm new to the blogging world. I appreciate that you took the time to say Hi. I love your blog and am following as of now since I just afound you. :-)

  13. That is craziness!!! Painting from the INSIDE??? Wow. What a treasure!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog... I enjoyed looking through yours!

  14. wow... how freaking KEWL is that?!! I've never heard about this before!

  15. Alicia I am also a thriftaholic too! My husband says its this weird obsession that has taken over my body from april till 0ct (yard sale season) Im soo glad you are following my blog!!!!

  16. That is a very cool find! Thanks for stopping by my blog!



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