Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some Thrift finds are more valued! UPDATED!

Do you ever find something that just feels more precious to you? That’s how I feel about this duck!

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Is it valuable?

It is to me!

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It just seems to fit in with my décor…

with my seashells and other vintage things.

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I’m trying to be a little more discerning so that I can enjoy my home and the things I really like.

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I’m joining Time Travel Thursday ,

and Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner for Favorite Things

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

Do you have your favorite thrift finds, too?

UPDATED!!! It seems like I update my posts a lot lately. But Susie asked how old this was. I wasn’t even sure, but I turned him over and this is what I saw! Made in JAPAN! Cost…25 cents! I feel even better now! heehee!

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48 comments:

Ann said...

He looks like he has been well loved. He looks so great along side the others.
Ann

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I've never seen one like it, but he sure is precious! So glad he lives with you now:) Have a nice day! Twyla

Vee said...

He is really sweet. I know what you mean about practicing discernment. If we don't, valuable real estate is taken up by just stuff and not objects that really make our hearts sing. I've just released several boxes worth of those kinds of stuff from my bedroom. It's shocking to see all that I don't care about that was simply cluttering up the place. The fact is, I could probably release another two boxes' worth.

Susie said...

He's one of a kind...I have never seen any like this. How old is he? Wish I could thin out lots of my treasures.xoxo,Susie

Laurie said...

I think he looks right at home! You have lovely treasures and each one reflects your personality perfectly, when ever I see seashells I always think of you!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love that sweet little duck!!

Susan said...

I have some pieces like that too--probably not valuable, but to me they're priceless. Particularly, I have a goose that should meet your duck:-D XOXO

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

I am so envious of your beach living!! I sometime just want to pack it up and move to the Keys! and I love the way you have those olive shells in that tall vase. I am going to have to do that.

cucki said...

Aww I love the duck too xxx

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

I always say if you love something it really doesn't matter what its worth...you wouldn't sell it anyway!

Stacey said...

Some things just call to you and mean so much more.

Olive said...

I love made inJapan pieces. He is sweet. I am trying to keep only pieces that I love and have a space for.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

He's perfect, he fits right in!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love your duck! What a great find...especially since he was Made in Japan! Yay!

Linda said...

Awwww....what a lovely duck! I just love thrift stores!

20 North Ora said...

Things that are dear and precious to us have a priceless value. I know I have a lot that is not valuable to anyone but me, but to me there is no way to put a value on them. Enjoy!

Judy

20 North Ora said...

Things that are dear and precious to us have a priceless value. I know I have a lot that is not valuable to anyone but me, but to me there is no way to put a value on them. Enjoy!

Judy

Happy@Home said...

Oh, he's a cutie and right at home with your other treasures.
How well I understand these types of treasures and also the need to edit from time to time. That's the beauty of thrift shops. I'd have a harder time editing if I spent full price.
When I was a kid I remember the parents talking about all the "junk" that was made in Japan. Ha ha... now if I turn something over and it says Japan I know I have found a treasure :).

Leave It To Davis said...

Back in the 60's everything was made in Japan...now it's China. Makes me wish for the 60's. lol He is just ducky!

Chel C said...

He may be 25 cents but he is unique and gorgeous and now well loved! I have a little plant pot that cost 20p, it sits next to my screen and is the most colourful piece of pottery I have with lots of colourful pens inside. To me it's priceless! xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your duck is super cute and fits in your home perfectly! I like that he's old and made in Japan!! You know I love my thrifty treasures!

hugs,
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane...he is so sweet!! I have a thing for our feathered friends and seem to collect them. Oh no...I don't collect the real ones, but I sure do have a lot of ducks, geese, and birds sitting around my house. They are made from wood, fabric, or glass.
hugs,
Cindy

Laurie Ritchey said...

Diane, he is a real treasure, and he does look very at home among your other treasures. Great find! laurie

Musings from Kim K. said...

I love vintage Japanese pieces. He is very sweet. I'm glad he found a good home.

Babs said...

Sweet little duckie...he? must be a distant cousin of my egret. :)
I know what you mean about things having a special place in your/my heart. I've been trying to clear out things that don't "speak to me" anymore and keep or buy things that bring a smile. Love your seashells, too...of course.

Chatty Crone said...

I like him and I think he is perfect there! sandie

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your Japanese duck looks like a very sweet Jaminia duck... Hugs Judy

Treshel Gallatin said...

I love the duck. It's sweet indeed!

Cozy Little House said...

I think anything we love is of value.
Brenda

Shelia said...

Oh, your little duckie is adorable and he looks like he needs to be loved.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Things that make us happy have value! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF this week!

Linda

Terra said...

What a darling little duck and he is very valuable because you love him.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I like him too and his chippy beak. Your vignette looks great!!
Karen

Annesphamily said...

A sweet treasure! I am trying to downsize but there are some things I really do treasure. I see this duck is one of yours! Love it!

Cottage and Broome said...

I like the duckie, so times found items just speak to us making them feel special. Enjoy him! Have a great weekend, Laura

Jan said...

That is precious

Cranberry Morning said...

What a sweet little duck! and such a pretty lamp behind it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Diane!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love the little duck and he fits perfectly with your decor.I think it looks so pretty sitting admist the seashells . I love the little lamp too!!!

Happy weekend
Iris

Linda R said...

I don't collect a whole lot of items. But I do have some special one that I would never get rid of.. Your duck sure does look sweet. and for 25 cents. You can't beat that.

Happy Friday.

Hugs~

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

Oh I think he's adorable and I would have grabbed him myself if I'd seen him. The moment I looked at him he reminded me of my mom because she loved ducks.. So yep, he can mean more to you than what most people may see..

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Now that you mention it it does have a Japanese look to it. I like him, too!

Trace4J said...

What a deal.
You found a gem there friend.
Oh happy day.
Woolie hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhh....what a precious little thing! I have a darling goose that I bought in France, in the Southwestern part where geese are raised for fois gras! He is a charming little bisque gander that I have in a very special spot.

GOOD TO SEE YOU TODAY DIANE! And I love your header....enjoy your visit to the posts...you will see a lot of lavender!! Anita

Ginger Zuck said...

Very cute duck!! Just wanted to stop in and say hello! I've been MIA and missing you. Take care. Hugs

Ginger Zuck said...

Very cute duck! Love him. Just popped in to check on you. I'm still MIA, and missing my buddies! Take care and have a great weekend.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Such a lovely duck. Sometimes I don't know whether it's the object I love so much, or the fact that I found a great find. This was a great find.
Karen

TexWisGirl said...

i like it! it's the type of treasure i'd pick up and handle a lot - i can tell. :)

Jann Olson said...

He is really cute Diane. I love his chippy beak! He looks right at home with your beachy items. Thanks for sharing him with SYC.
hugs,
Jann