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Treasure Hunting Report: Turquoise Galore

After a quick detour to chat about my research, it’s back to business: cute home stuff!  Gosh, am I ever tickled pink by my recent treasure hunting report (see others by searching “treasure hunting report” in the google search bar, to the right).  Even a miserably rainy Saturday couldn’t dampen my smile.  Okay, maybe literally.  Hubs and I got soaked yard saling!  But I was still beaming.  We always have fun together, rain or shine.

Admittedly, yard sales were lackluster on the weekend so, while in the area, we popped into St. Vincent de Paul on Wellington and looky looky:

The most stunning glass dish, in my favorite colour!  It looks amazing in the living room (you’ll see its new home soon).  It picks up the colours in the art and just glows, like it’s made of sunlit ginger ale.  At $6.99, it was a steal.  And I’m not even going to try to pretend it isn’t an ashtray.

At a church rummage sale I found this adorable ceramic (pretty sizable) duck:

It sounds kind of weird, but I like its bum the best.  Look how adorable it is:

I like Duck Butts and I Cannot Lie.

At another church rummage sale, I found this set of melamine dinner plates, with a design in, you guessed it: turquoise!  I think the Hubs and I will be stopping and picniking on our next road trip with these:

I also found this adorable vintage style BBQ.  But guess what it is . . .

. . . a condiment caddy!

It is too cute for words (plus it’s, everyone together this time, turquoise!) I have NO room for this but it was so adorable, I had to buy it.  I might pass it on to someone else or maybe Camilla needs a play BBQ to go with her play kitchen?  Right now I eat my breakfast staring at it.

Anyone else score sweet deals treasuring hunting this past weekend?  No?  Want something cute for free?



  1. Jenny
    June 5, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Great finds!! That glass dish looks like it came from a high end boutique! Never would have guessed it was such a steal. Lucky you!

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:27 am

      I think it would have been pricey at an antique shop, so I really lucked out!

  2. Amy
    June 5, 2012 / 1:27 pm

    Great finds! I should start attending these rummage sales as well!

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:26 am

      Definitely! Sometimes my Hubby (and partner in thrifting) works Saturdays, so maybe one day we can go together!

  3. a Girl Called Kim
    June 5, 2012 / 1:28 pm

    The BBQ is so cute! It'd be great to go along with the play kitchen!

  4. Kelly
    June 5, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    That turquoise bowl is amazing! And your right, it looks just like ginger ale.

  5. Ashley
    June 5, 2012 / 1:46 pm

    You find the best stuff!

  6. sandpaperandglue
    June 5, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Ah I love that bbq! How adorable!!

  7. Michelle @ Sweetsuite10
    June 5, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Seriously? How do you keep finding such great things? I NEVER find annthing nearly as neat in Toronto. Me thinks I'll have to move back to O-town if only for the better thrifting possibilities 🙂

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:25 am

      Yes! Move back and we'll thrift together ;)I think the trick is to go early early to catch good stuff or late in the day to find a bargain. And I do this every weekend, so my odds improve!

  8. gemma@thesweetestdigs
    June 5, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    You were in my hood!! I was bummed that a lot of the sales were rained out. DYING over that condiment caddy… SOOO cute.

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:23 am

      I WAS in your neck of the woods on my yard sale route. I don't often wander into Westboro on a Saturday, but this time St. Vin's delivered!

  9. Amber
    June 5, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    What a fun list of scores! Color me turquoise, I'm envious of that duck!

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:25 am

      Quack quack!

  10. Sheila @SZInteriors
    June 5, 2012 / 5:24 pm

    Oh my gosh, the malamine plates bring back memories! This is what we used to picnic with when I was a kid! I'm loving all the treasures you're finding and sharing with us. Your Etsy store is going to be a treasure chest!!!

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:24 am

      Except I won't be able to part with anything – I only buy stuff I love!! I might not be cut out for this, lol.

  11. The Single Nester
    June 5, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    Love all of the great finds. Turquoise is my favorite color.

    • Tanya from Dans le Townhouse
      June 6, 2012 / 1:24 am

      Glad to hear it! Such a cheery colour, isn't is?

  12. Dana@Mid2Mod
    June 6, 2012 / 5:24 am

    I love the ashtray/bowl, and the condiment tray is adorable.

  13. erica | wicked bride
    June 8, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    OMG I love the bowl! My aunt was JUST talking about St. Vincent's the other night and how she sometimes finds treasures there. Now I have to go!

  14. Meagan, in house nester
    June 11, 2012 / 2:05 am


  15. Mary
    October 26, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    if youre crazy about malamite turquoise dinnerware, I have a whole bunch I just found in Moms garage..

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