Thursday, June 18, 2015


Good day to you! Hope you are keeping cool with some great cool drinks and a swim or two. OK it might be reaching the high 90's here in South west Florida but it's never to hot to go to the thrift store! Here in Naples Del's Thrift Warehouse has everything and anything and at great prices. Some vintage ,some new and some just a little old. What I love about shopping here is that it has all kinds of tools to keep my hubby occupied while I ramble the warehouse. So put on some comfy shoes and lets check it out!

 Oh and we have come at the right's clearance day !
 Oh my I have my eye on this vintage drink holder. It looks like it would have been used by a worker in the coal mines to sooth their thirst, the top was used as a cup. Too cool!
 These lovely chairs were once the seat of some very petite woman perhaps for tea or a game of afternoon checkers. Love the scroly wood work and the table feet a great set for a foyer or game room.
I just love old photography, now a days children don't were those fancy hats, I don't know whom this child is but I would love to hang her on my wall, so cute!

Love this iron detailed piece and notice the vintage bread box behind such a treasure!

This vintage clock is wonderful, would have loved to see the mantle that once was home for it! Isn't it funny that this old clock has seen midnight hundreds and hundreds of times but still looks so beautiful!
 This vintage trunk caught my eye quick it has been done over from it's original state but the detail is still presented lovely . It has some box compartments that fit in so you can store things separately.
 It sits just waiting for a new home. Things just don't sit too long here, everything is priced to sell and Joanne the very nice store keeper/owner is all ears when it comes to offers!

 There are a wide assortment of vases and glassware. If your shelf is empty this is the place to come for some treasures.
A beautiful assortment of oil lamps sits on the shelf.
 Isn't this the cutest little drop leaf table? If you follow my blog you know that's my obsession! I just love me some little tables!

Fishing poles, nets tackle etc.

 This beautiful Cedar chest is waiting for that bride to be to fill it with treasures!
Chaise for total comfort ability!
Lamps and knick knacs

 I just love vintage lace doilies!
 So unique!

DVDs etc.

 Another little magazine table , so darn cute!

 This is wonderful, the tray is set on a luggage rack type piece, this would be so handy to set up an instant bar or desert tray. When not in use just fold it away! Great idea for small spaces.
 This whole sewing ensemble from the sewing books from the 40's to the.....
 Singer machine it is in excellent shape and has been gently used for all these years. The seat stores all the sewing notions.
I am not sure  if it still sews but I would imagine so. Isn't she a beut?

 This pic nic basket has metal handles and is in nice condition
 And on the level..............
 A spinning wheel, a great decorative piece in a country home.
 This is a gem of a piece, love the spindle dish rack.
And this vintage blue and white set Joanne allowed to come home with all know how I love my blue and white. I could vision these sitting near a huge black iron stove.

If you are interested in any of the pieces that you have seen please call JoAnne@ 239-304-6037 or email her at JoAnne also buys and trades. She is also willing to mail as well.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL........sewed from scraps of leftover materials and a stray frame

Hi there, welcome to Sweet Tea N' Salty Air. Hope you are enjoying your summer in your own special way....some just like to curl up on the porch with a cold tea and a good book, some love to swim their day away.....some wait for the ice cream man like me. What ever you do savor the summer it just ends much too quickly.

On a really hot day ago I decided to pull out my stash of material and a frame that really was married to this lovely mirror but certain kitties that live here broke the mirror......that's ok cause I found this use for it. So I sewed and sewed and crafted this shabby sheek" America The Beautiful".

 America is beautiful , isn't she??
 I was lucky to score this vintage star from Dells thrift warehouse. It seems to have a home on this frame.



By just ripping the material and gathering as I sewed it onto the white colored strip, I was able to achieve the shabby ruffle look.

Don't worry kitties in my home I now forgive you for breaking the mirror seeing that I used it for this project.

It may look difficult to tackle but this project is a very forgiven sewing one. Got some scraps on the shelf and an old frame?? Give it a try.....have fun!
Come join me for some inspirational fun!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Hi there, happy you could stop in today ! It's a hot one here in southwest Florida.....the humidity can sure take you back a bit. I don't know about you but I always think of summer when I think of berries. When I was a child we would take baskets to the garden and pick a few and eat a few. These days it's Mango the fruit of the land around here. The sweet peach textured fruit is great for so many recipes even salsa. Getting back to Berries, as I was thrifting on Saturday I found a set of what I thought were four Cherry desert dishes they were taped all together. I basically bought them for the Cherries thinking they were all the same.....come to find out they were all different . Even better my 3.99 investment was selling on ebay for a cool 125.00.  Well needless to say I have no intention of selling them and I couldn't wait to display them for the summer in my old china cabinet.





Saturday thrifting was a good day....a great set of French made desert dishes and a huge like new machine washable rug.
A handmade vintage Strawberry apron  welcomes you into the cabinet. Have you been thrifting lately? Love for you to share your finds with us!  Happy thrifting!!

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