Treasure Trove Tuesday - This Week's Thrifting Finds

First I wanted to say hello to all my new newsletter subscribers! I'm so glad you signed up, I hope you'll enjoy the blog! Today is Treasure Trove Tuesday here on Little Vintage Cottage. I share my treasures that I have found over the previous weekend's treasure hunting trips. Some of the things I find are for myself but the rest is for my Etsy shops:

Here is what I found over the weekend.

Thrifting finds

I have a confession to make though... I am keeping almost all of this! ;o)

I loved this vintage cardboard fruit and vegetable carrier, I'm going to use it on my kitchen counter to hold my fresh fruit... novel concept don't you think?! It was $9.50 at a local antique show in the park.

I am adding this little bubble glass floral arrangement to my collection... well actually I only had two before this one so NOW I have a collection! It was $3.00 at the same antique show.

These vintage shelves are for the shop (Little Vintage Cottage). I loved the cute little blue ones the best, the larger black shelf will get a makeover too!

The cutting board is for my collection. I don't have a long skinny one like this. It was .50 cents from a garage sale.

I picked up this bowling ball for .50 cents. It will be getting a fun makeover for some garden art. I've already started so I'll be showing that project reveal soon!

I picked up this Family Handyman (or should I say Handywoman) book to have as a reference for some projects I may be tackling in the future. It was a whole .25 cents!

If you saw my feature spot on Susan's Must Love Junk blog then you may know about my future project already ;o)

The book has some great how-tos like replacing a kitchen faucet...

Installing wood flooring...

And installing a ceiling fan... all things a savvy DIYer might need!

I thought this hanger of vintage fabric samples was cool, I can see pillows made from these cool swatches!!

And last I got this galvanized metal bucket. It's not to cute as it is now but I thought I'd show you what I did to another similar bucket!

I used a very simple method to help my bucket oxidize and rust... FAST!!

It's vinegar! I just put some in a spray bottle and sprayed my bucket several times. You probably won't notice anything happening right away but by the next day is should start looking like this! I have also heard of people putting some vinegar in the sink and just laying the bucket in it, rotating every 10 minutes or so.

I did my bucket last year and this year I noticed that it has started to rust! I love that!

So that's it for this week's Treasure Trove Tuesday! See anything you would have picked up?