Monday, January 10, 2011

2nd Time Around: Hand Painted Basket from Portugal

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.


This time of the year it’s really hard to find much at yard sales, etc. It is too cold for most people to have one, and if they did it would be too cold to get up early and go! So, I try to go to the area thrift stores at least once a week to see if any treasures can be found!

I’m usually looking for items for my flea market booth, or vintage jewelry, but occasionally I find something I like to hang on to. This little hand painted porcelain basket from Portugal was one of those items! It is so cute, and the perfect color for my sage green bathroom. And I am always attracted to items made somewhere besides China!

I took several pictures because I thought I would put it in my Etsy shop, but since then, I’ve decided to keep it. It is perfect for those small things like nail clippers, etc. that are always needed quickly and usually get lost in a drawer! Who knows…later it may end up in one of the booths, or in my Etsy shop, but for now it has a home in the bathroom!



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The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's such a sweet piece, Diane! I don't blame you one bit for hanging on to that. It's a definite keeper.


Sheila :-)

Southern Lady said...

I love your basket, Diane. It reminds of handpainted Italian porcelains, which I find hard to resist when I see them in flea markets.

Jeanne said...

Your basket is a great find. I love the hand painted porcelain from Spain and Portugal. Are you keeping it? smile.
I did my post on our grandson's wedding Diane. There was nothing thrifty to share. The only vintage thing was me. I am the oldest one in attendance next to my hubs. Sigh! But we had fun. Come and see.

Warm hugs, Jeanne

momgen said...

It looks pretty and cute.. I saw many stuff in a thrift stores and sometimes i thought of selling it online hehehe. Mine is up...

Mine is here

Cindy said...

I love sweet pieces like this! Cindy

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

That's why I could never have an etsy store...I'd keep everything for myself, lol! But recently I picked up some clothes at a thrift store, washed and ironed, and turned a profit at a consignment store. Woo hoo!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It's really pretty Diane! I'd keep it too. I know what you mean about everything being made in China's always a thrill to find something made somewhere else thses days.

Valrie said...

LOVE love LoVe your blog! I found you through my weekend surfs of Pink Saturday bloggers My sis and I love to upcycle!

I am sending her your way too!

Happy PS!


Jeanne said...

Good morning Diane. I am going to join in tomorrow although I am still thinking about what to post. I am just happy to have some time to get back to what I truly love to do. Visiting my friends like you.
We still have lots of snow here. Sigh!
Hugs, Jeanne

Christie said...

Thank you for hosting! So fun!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I think you made a very wise choice to keep this little basket..I have one, not like yours but rather similar and I love it. They are rare out there! Yep..glad you are keeping it. You won't be sorry!

Krafty Kat said...

I love that door as a jewelry display- looks so nice with the lace curtains! Thanks for hosting!