Valentine Vignette and OBX Thrifting


OBX February 2014

This weekend Mama and I took a quick trip to the Outer Banks to do some work. Luckily we had time to take a break on Saturday to do some thrifting!  My score for the weekend was a Napco milk glass vase for just $.69.  Filled with red Twizzlers, it makes a pretty display for a Valentine’s vignette on a dresser in my living room.

Twizzlers in Thrift Store Vase

I originally had the Twizzers in a clear vase but like them displayed in the white one even more.

Valentine Vignette

Two vintage Valentine’s cards are displayed beside the white vase and Twizzlers.

Vintage Valentine Cards


Are you curious to see some OBX thrifting treasures that I liked but didn’t buy?

I liked this baking dish but have run out of room in my kitchen cabinets for things like this.

Vintage dish


This tray would be a great piece for a blogger to make over.

Thrift Shop Tray


This partially completed cross stitch project was at the GCF.  Neither Mama nor I would ever finish it, so we left it there for another treasure hunter to discover.

Vintage Cross Stitch

Vivi’s Five and Dime is an OBX vintage shop that we love.  I love cats, and my birth year is 1969, so I could hardly resist buying this vintage calendar.  Did you know that 1969 calendar dates matche with  2014?

Vintage 1969 Tea Towel Calendar

Mama loved this vintage light fixture but has no place to use it now that her house is restored.

Vintage Light

This late 1960’s clock would look great in the right place.

Vintage 1960's Clock


While we were out and about we also visited a few antique shops.  I liked this old thermos.  It was less than $10 and I kind of wish I’d bought it.  I have a similar green one that I found last spring.

Vintage Thermos


I have no use for a child’s vintage record player but sure thought it was cute.

Vintage Record Player


Mid Century is the rage now but I think that this lamp should have been left in that time period.  Is this not ugly??

Mid Century Lamp

Would you have bought any of the treasures that I saw?  I just may have to snag that thermos the next time that I am in the area.


I know that a lot of you have had your fill of snow but I’m hoping that my area might see some this week.  I’d love to have a day at home after being out of town all weekend!

Have a great week!

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  1. How fun that you went thrifting in the Outer Banks! You’ve been able to get some great beach time this winter. I’m with you in hoping for snow this week though! I love that what you bought and the things you saw. That lamp is ugly! Geesh!

  2. My favorite food group is Twizzlers — but never thought to decorate with them. Only you, Paula!
    At your vintage shop, I might have snagged the shorter milk glass vase behind the George Jetson lamp. And you really should have gotten that baking dish. I have one that I use a lot. Cheap ol’ FireKing cooks well and cleans up so easily.

  3. I love milkglass lately. Have some old stuff from my mom. I even read how you can take regular glass stuff and make it look like milkglass with white spray paint. We were going to do some for my daughter’s wedding candy buffet in December, but she decided she liked the plain glass so haven’t tried it.

    For the record, that lamp is hideous to the point of nausea. Plus RED VINES are the only true red licorice! 🙂

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