Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More TS Shopping Buys

Our little town is located in between 2 larger cities. I tell my husband that if we go one way to go out to eat or go visit his parents then we HAVE to go to the thrift store. Well, last night I wasn't in the mood to fix dinner and well my husband Shawn wasn't in the mood either. So, off to Springfield we went. Of course my one and only rule was that I got to run into the thrift store before dinner (lol). Well, here are some items that I found at the thrift store last night. I originally purchased a candle holder for my MIL, but when I re-did it..... I decided to keep it for myself (lol). It just looked too good not to keep it. So, here is another candle holder that I picked up last night and once this one is completed, I am going to be giving it to her. She is going to have brown walls so I am going to paint it cream over brown. I am sure it will turn out great, but I am just not into the hearts right now. If it was a star then it might be a different story.

I also found this cute little shelf. It is probably a spice rack, but I might use it for another great idea if it works to my advantage, but we will see. I have to do a test run on it before I finish it up all prim. I am so hoping it works out with what I am hoping to do with it, but if not then I will just finish it up as a spice rack. Stay Tuned!
My next great find of the evening was this wooden bowl. I saw it and grabbed a hold of it. I thought with a little work on my part, that it would turn out all prim pretty. It is a pretty large bowl and I think it holds great potential, but it just needs some prim TLC.
Here is a side view of it. Can you imagine once I get it all sanded and re-done how great it is going to look? Yep, I have great plans for this bowl and can hardly wait to get started!! I am not too sure about the little feet at the bottom so that might be something I see if I can get rid of, but we will just have to wait and look and wonder about the possibilities that this bowl holds. For $2.99 I think it will soon turn into something that will look alot more expensive then that price.
The bowl has this marking on the bottom of it. It is engraved in the bottom and from what I can tell...... it looks like it says Mumano. Has anyone seen a marking like this before? You wonder if it is worth anything? I tried looking it up on the internet, but couldn't find anything. I personally doubt that it is worth anything, but it never hurts to look - right? I just wanted to research it before I went and re-finished it.
So, what all have you been up to this week? I am anxiously waiting for my stencils to arrive. I ordered a game board stencil as well as some other stencils that I could use for signs. I am so excited to get them and get started. I might even start selling them if some of them turn out ok - so wait and see. I will keep you posted on that.


Farm Field Primitives said...

Hi, Lisa. The engraving is Munising. I found one at our store a couple of weeks ago. It didn't have the legs on it tho. You might want to check it out more before doing anything to it. Great finds. Have a great day.

basketsnprims said...

That is definitely a Munising bowl & I wouldn't touch it. They are hard to find & I'm not sure of the value but they quit making bowls years ago. Great TS finds, too. Have a wonderful day. I wish I had your energy.

Ann said...

Lisa, I am in NW Ohio, the northern most, western most county. Sauder Village is in the next county east. Check us out at ~Ann

Janene said...

Yep! I agree...don't touch that bowl! It is very unique and I just saw one on Ebay selling for $9.99. So your $2.99 is a steal!
Awesome TS finds...gotta love the search! And the finds!!!

Farm Field Primitives said...

Hi, Lisa. It's me again. I don't know if you made the connection between Ann and myself. We are best friends and live just a few miles apart. If you come visit the Village this summer, let me know and we can get together.

Granny said...

I love all your finds but the yellow bowl is wonderful. I wouldn't touch it as they're very collectible.

Susan said...

Great TS finds! We recently found two spice racks and primmed them up and now they are plate holders. Can't wait to see what you are doing with yours.

Betsy said...

Great finds Lisa. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I'm sure it will be great. I know what you mean about the hearts, I used to have them back in the 80's & 90's and now I wish they were stars too. Oh well, just a remake waiting to happen I guess.
Have a great day.

Kris said...

More great finds!! I wish I had your luck at thrift stores. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the spice rack.

Take care, Kris

The Whites said...

Looking forward to your redos!

I don't care for hearts either.


LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa,
You can find information from your bowl at Munising Wood Products is a factory that operated in Michigan from 1911 to 1955. Good luck ,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Great thrift shop finds. I was out and about in Springfield last night...helping my granddaughter pick out her party plates, cups, etc. for her birthday party this coming Sunday.
I emailed you back about the stencils that I got...hope you get yours soon.
hugs, Cindy

colonialhomekeepings said...

Love your cutting boards! And yes, I always have to stop at the TS - even when running by for a gallon of milk ~ you just NEVER know what you are gonna find!

Love your blog!!!!

UPON A HILL said...

Lisa you are always finding great finds. I have one of those bowls & I have not touched mine. I have a big bowl rack that it sets on. I believe that it is a collectible.

Kath said...

Love your finds girl!
I found a munising too, I never have seen one with legs on it....leave it to YOU to find one! :)
I take it you didn't get that package yesterday?
Hopefully today! Let me know,K?!
Have a wonderful weekend.