10.13.2010

vintage finds wednesday...

I have a new little obsession.  I think it's over.  I hope it's over and I'm fairly certain Andrew Henry hopes it's over.  We don't like to accumulate things.   I'm even thinking of having another purge and going that much more minimal.  That being said, sometimes a girl can't help herself and I don't know what's come over me but I'm on a decanter kick. 

I picked up these pretties at an estate sale over the summer for only a few dollars and put them in my living room.  Love the shape of them and the way they catch the light as it moves through the room...

Then, well, these were on the shelf at a thrift store.  I was defenseless against their charms and $2 price tags.  They are the perfect way to keep water on our dining room table.  We eat all our meals here and it's easier to just leave water on the table, we drink quite a bit of water here in the desert. 


I thought I was done but then how could I pass these up at Goodwill on Saturday?  Seriously?


Just have to give them a good sterilize and off to the table they will go.  Somebody stop me.  I need help.


26 comments:

willow said...

Gorgeous-gorgeous! You are a woman after my own heart. I'm on a shiny clear and mercury glass kick right now, as well. Super-duper finds!

Maria said...

Sorry - no help coming from this direction - I'm a sucker for them too! Yours are just lovely!

Stacey said...

Did i read that you picked these up for only $2? Wow! Such a steal. I have a weakness for apothecary jars myself and have a tiny collection growing:-). XX

Kellie Collis said...

They are gorgeous! If you're purging anytime soon, feel free to send these my way please. Enjoy a beautiful day, Kellie xx

shari @ little blue deer said...

No, keep getting them! They are gorgeous! I am a huge fan of decanters! XX!

kroney said...

Great idea! Such 'fancy' water containers.
I no longer 'collect' anything, I have enough. However I do know the joy of the 'find' and at those prices it makes the purging less painless. Hmm, purge... I need to do that again soon!

La Dolfina said...

OMG, I have the same affliction!!!
I recently posted about mine too.
They are irresistible aren't they?
I've decided I'm a hunter now, so mine are for sale... hint hint!!!
xx

Wild and Precious said...

amazing finds!!! love those decanters. and such great prices!!

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sarah said...

so very pretty! i can see why you would love them! so for now just enjoy them and feel the love, you'll know when it's time to let them go and spread love somewhere else... it's kinda funny really, when i am sorting and getting rid of stuff i will actually look at something and think "ok this is all loved up!" loving life today!....blessings...s...

Jude said...

Haha, I love it. All good intentions for purging, but sometimes we need our soft spots :) I've been on purge mood for several years b/c of moving around, but succumb to little pretties all the time! (Can't help it!)

Teenage Bride said...

I could not have resisted either!!

pamela said...

fabulous. even if you just use them for a while. i had a lovely tiffany crystal pitcher and thought, why keep it in the box for special occaisions? so i started making iced tea in it. ugh...do NOT put HOT liquids in a crystal pitcher. it cracked! i heard you can put a metal spoon to absorb heat. i would just avoid it all together. put in cool liquids. i enjoyed my fancy iced tea while it lasted!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Those are some gorgeous treasures Jeanette. Have a wonderful Wednesday! xxx

Diana Mieczan said...

You did so well..What an amazing finds:) I need to get my hands on cute bottles like that:)
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in :)!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I would need help too if I came across such beauties in a shop near here. Lovely things.

Andrew H. said...

I think it is important that you have come out of the closet and admitted your problem. It's the first step to recovery. ;-)

Now, about my flashlights...

Kristin said...

I don't blame you. There is nothing like a beautiful decanter!

Nicole said...

Oh their beautiful! I want one or two or three or.... :)

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I stopped at Salvation Army today and saw some cool decanters for a vintage rattan bar cart I bought. You are right, it is a sickness and I don't want the cure!!

Leah said...

What great finds those bottles are gorgeous!!

Luvs!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Great finds J! I love vintage shopping- it's all about the element of surprise and the hunt!

lisaroyhandbags said...

too funny! I've got a thing for decanters too and have picked up quite a few at thrift stores and garage sales. I do love how they look on a tray, catching the light :)

Phoenix Peacock said...

what BEAUTIFUL finds. I'm quite jealous.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love them as well. Beautiful -- and useful!

Reya Mellicker said...

They are so gorgeous!

I too love to get rid of stuff, but if you don't collect anything, there will be nothing to purge.

See? I'm great at rationalizing!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Such a great idea! I might steal it.

Loved your Ellis Island post. So magical.