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16 January, 2014

Favorite New Frenchy Find...My $3.63 Vintage Demijohn!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite New Find...My $3.63 Demijohn! Woo hoo! I am really starting the year off right with one of my best thrifting finds ever! I have been wanting a demijohn for a while. I love the way they look, but every one that I have ever found has been…well…too pricey. But I must have been living right lately because I found one…at the unbelievable price of $3.63! Whaaaaat? Yes, you read that right!

Baby KittyHmmmm…I see that my co-host Baby Kitty is a little aggravated with me because I stole his thunder and revealed the price. He wants to tell you where I found it…so hit it, BK! “Where else…Goodwill!” I was on the hunt for a sweater for the sweater wreath that I showed you recently when I spied it on the top shelf! And then when I saw the price tag…only $3.63!…it was a real “start the car” moment!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite New Find...My $3.63 Demijohn!Other than being a little dusty, it is in great condition! The wicker wrap is perfect as is the glass. I have seen similar demijohns in antique and flea markets for $80 to $100!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite New Find...My $3.63 Demijohn! A close inspection reveals that it is an eight liter Viresa demijohn. There are little bubbles in the glass, leading me to believe that it is handmade. With some research, I discovered that it appears to date from the 1950s…so I can call it vintage! Woo hoo! But I have been unable to find out the origin of Viresa glass, so if you can add anything, I would appreciate it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite New Find...My $3.63 Demijohn! I placed it on my bargain Pottery Barn outlet tray along with a few other favorites…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Carcassonne Postcards …like these wonderful vintage Carcassonne postcards. I found these while antiquing several years ago for $5.00 and snatched them right up. They reminded me of my visit to Carcassonne, a medieval walled village in France, as a college student. You can read more about them and get a peek inside the little book here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Deer ShedI also added a deer shed atop my stack of Charles Faudree French Country décor books…always my go-to source for inspiration. (I am so sad that he died recently.) I like the way the shed has turned grey after having been exposed to the elements in the woods!

Spindles Also on the tray…a bundle of vintage spindles that I found at my favorite “junque” store a year or so ago for $4.75 for all seven! I still love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Favorite New Find...My $3.63 Demijohn!And there you have it…my “new” wicker wrapped vintage demijohn in its new home! I have to take a peek sometimes just to remind myself that it’s still there! Here’s hoping it’s just the first of many great finds in the new year!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my bargain demijohn! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Lucky! All of those items mentioned make for a great composition, but the bottle! Swoon....

  2. Okay Debbie, now that is one awesome find and what a deal! Lucky lady, good eye!

  3. I've never even heard the term demijohn, but it's delightful! What a deal! Kitty photo bombed you!!

  4. Wow Debbie, it is fabulous and definitely the find of the year. Love it and such a pretty vignette too. Hugs, Marty

  5. What a fantastic find! Hope it's the first of many for you this year.

  6. What a lucky find and what a beautiful vignette. I'm working on something new today as it's time to put away the last of the Christmas decorations.

  7. Now that was an amazing bargain! I saw one very similar recently that was $85 at a local antique mall. It looks great on your table vignette.

  8. Wow!! I have one very similar that I thought was a great deal at $25. Been searching for more but not paying a lot. I want to find one at your price!! You are so lucky!

    1. Gina...$25 is still a great price! :-) I would have snatched it up, too!

  9. What a great find!! I love how you grouped everything together on the tray.

  10. You lucky thing you, I am so envious of all the great items your goodwill's always have. I must miss the mark every time and never find anything remotely this nice. Beautiful vignette!


  11. You are an inspiration to me as I hunt for vintage finds. This is a marvelous find. You couldn't have done better and believe me I have seen things like this for way more( but I do live in a pricey area for antiques and vintage).

  12. Steal of the century!! I love how you always wait and then it happens to come to you with time and patience. Kudos to you Miss Debbie, it is the perfect addition to your home!
    xo Kathysue

  13. Wow, Debbie, you hit the demijohn jackpot with that one!!

  14. Great find! I really like the shape. I have seen them a lot on blogs. Always wondered what they were used for.

  15. Girl, you STOLE that demi-John! Neat!

    I have some little spindles like yours. Don't you love them? I sure do



  16. You got the buy of the year! Amazing! I was not aware that Charles F. died. So sad... I love his books too!

  17. Wow, lucky you! I love demi johns too and have found a few at flea markets. I did find one at the Goodwill once for $10 so you have me beat!

  18. I was reading about your staff and have to tell you from one cat lover to another it is so cute the jobs they each have. I have two Siamese cats named Cuddle bug and Cassie bu one is from a feral born on my doorstop the other from the feed store.I love and share your addiction to plates and just love your blog so much. thank you for such enjoyment.Susie

  19. What an amazing find! Even in France, I'd pay more for such a beautiful oiece!

  20. Great find!! And, looks like you found the perfect spot among your other finds! Thanks for sharing :)
    God bless!

  21. Congratulations! I had my own Woo Hoo moment last week at Goodwill. On the top shelf were 3 little Quimper cream pitchers in perfect condition. I "flew" around to scoop them up and paid a paltry $7.00 for all three. Yipes.

  22. I don't think I would have even known what it was. But I would have been drawn to that lovely old glass.

  23. Whoo Hoo! LOVE it! And it has two handles, and in perfect shape. You must be living right! :)

  24. hi there ... just found your blog. What a bargain :) Great pictures too.

  25. Debbie,
    What a wonderful find. Not only was is an unbelievable price, it is authentic!
    I spy your fantastic olive bucket find from last year holding firewood. So many great ways to use it.


  26. You are one lucky lady!! WOW! That was a great find!

  27. good night, this is fabulous!!! no wonder Baby Kitty wanted to do the big reveal. it's in wonderful shape too, looks great in your tray vignette!


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