Thrifting Thursday 7-11-13

Welcome Friends~
Last week I made a trip down to Elizabeth City, North Carolina [it's only about 15 miles out my back door to the state line] to my friends at Two and a Half Women
It was a long over due visit to refresh and refill my display at their shop.

While I was there Tina & Mechele told me about a vintage and antique shop 'The Nesting Cottage' just down the road in Camden, NC 
I *love* vintage and antiques so I thought I'd take a look.
 Let's just say I hit the assemblage jackpot!
This is an older photo off their Facebook page and when I was there there were 2 more HUGE boxes that I never even touched.

I dug, sifted and picked and after a few minutes I looked at my had been well over an hour!  I hadn't even scratched the surface so to speak. Unfortunately, I needed to get on the road....

So I brought all this home and gave it a good washing in warm soapy water and a scrub with an old toothbrush. Here is a quick shot taken outside while it was drying.

There are pins, orphan earrings, shoe clips, a bit of this n' that.... and the best part all of it for only $10!
Some are marked, Monet, Coro and even a Lisner orphan earring [center left 2 light blue stones].
So what am I doing with these???
Here are a couple preliminary pieces....
This was the key ring that says 'I Love Grandma' it will become a resin filled pendant

This was the 1/2 a belt buckle. Patinated with a lovely moss green and then a hole drilled at the base for charms. I am putting this on a strand of peridot gem chips with a coordinating clasp.

This beauty is made of several earrings and two leaf stampings from B'Sue Boutique. The orphan cameo earring had a coral/terra cotta background so I added some copper patina to the 'wings' and a few coral rhinestones for some bling. 

I'm still working my way through these goodies and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them, 
It's so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by
Warm Regards,


  1. Wow! Looks like you had a lot of fun! ILove what you made with your vintage finds!

  2. I want to go shopping with you, you find the best goodies and at good prices too. Love what you have done with some of the items, especially that belt buckle.

  3. "Unfortunately, I needed to get on the road...." LOL don't you mean FORTUNATELY, Tammie? Otherwise you'd still be there diving gleefully through the goodies. So amazing how junky something can look until it falls into the right hands... I think my fave is your belt buckle redo. I LOVE those patinas!

  4. I did something similar today. I need to get off the computer and go play with it. I love appeals to the cheap and the crafty side of me. You certainly found the jackpot though. Wonderful things there!

  5. Lovely Tammie. Keep us posted on what the rest of them turn out to be. I am going to have to visit that shop when we get back next year.


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