Friday, October 17, 2014

THRIFT STORE FIND PAINTED JAR

Here's an awesome find!

Recently, while on my lunch break, I decided to stop by a garage sale that I saw as I drove through a neighborhood.  I only found this one item, but it was just too pretty to pass up...


This looks like an old vase/crock of some sort that someone has hand painted...

Painted jar with wildflowers
On one side is a medley of flowers...in fact, it kind of looks to me like the artist/crafter was going for a wildflowers theme.  The background is full of bluebonnets (the state flower of Texas).

Bluebonnet painted jar
And on the other side is a large closeup of a bluebonnet.

Hand painted flower vase
On the last rainy weekend we had at the farm, we found a place for it.  It's now on the end table next to the couch...where we have the colorful afghan that we found at a thrift store a while back.  The hardest part was deciding which side of the little vase to showcase.  I suppose we could turn it around on occasion and have a 'new vase' each time, ha.  The best part is that we are glad we saved someone else's hard work to be enjoyed for more years to come.  

Phew, the weekend is here.  Hope you have big plans.  Ours involve checking the house for pests.  As means of an update, 2nd Family has checked the trap twice a day, every day this week and nothing...hopefully it will stay that way.


17 comments:

Delores said...

That is a cute little jug. Good find.

Laurie M said...

its beautiful, they did a great job of the flowers, quite a find!

Deb said...

I would have bought that, too. I love pottery and admire all the work that goes into each piece. This is really pretty. Deb

Gail said...

Beautiful!!! Just the right size for art brushes or pencils. Perfect with nothing, too.

MaryJo said...

Very pretty. You always find such lovely thrift finds.

Janice said...

I'm curious to know if there are any markings on the bottom of the crock?

Texas Rose said...

I love that painted crock! Really beautiful work! And a great complement to the gorgeous afghan. You are a garage sale/thrift store bloodhound - always sniffing out great finds!

livecheaperdaybyday said...

That is perfect for that spot looks so pretty. Just today I got a beautiful gold jaquard bedspread from the op shop for $6 and I always feel better about saving an item from the op shop than buying brand new.

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

They did do a great job painting them, they are very vibrant and detailed. Thank you!

1st Man said...

Thanks, we always like finding things like this. Best part it was only $2.

1st Man said...

Good idea for storage. And as you said, so pretty just on it's own too. Thanks!!

1st Man said...

It's always just one of those things where as soon as I see it, I just know it's for us. I chalk it up to being in the right place at the right time, ha.

1st Man said...

You know, I was going to check it this weekend after you commented and totally forgot. Dang it. I don't really 'remember' seeing anything on the bottom, but it could have had a mark or something. I'll check next time we're out there.

1st Man said...

I think I inherited that from my Mom (or maybe I just tagged along with her so often, it rubbed off on me, ha). Thank you as always!!

1st Man said...

I totally agree with that. I feel so rewarded finding something that might have otherwise been thrown out or just sitting around collecting dust. Plus I always like to image in the stories they could tell. :-)

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Beautiful find!!! It really looks great next to books and candle opera.