Monday, July 29, 2013

Awesome Deals & a Makeover!

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful weekend. I got a lot done and managed to squeeze in a little time to do some thrifting. My hubby had some work to do at his mom's house Saturday morning, so she and I decided to see if we could find any yard sales. We only found a couple, so we made a quick run to the flea market and one thrift store as well. I managed to get some really super deals! Let me show you what I bought!

First up are these coffee mugs. Now...I normally don't buy mugs because I am not a coffee drinker. I use them occasionally for hot chocolate in the winter, but that's about it. But...I had to have these! Not only are they white, but they also have words on them in raised it! I also love the cute little handles! They were only $0.49 each so into my cart they went!

Next up is a mug I picked up for my daughter, Miranda. She had three of these already and now she has a set of 4! I told her one day when she gets married, she and her hubby can plan all their trips while enjoying a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in these mugs. She loves anything map or globe themed! She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science and loves to travel and learn about other cultures...:) It was just $1. Next is the little wood box with rope handles for $0.89 that will come in handy to hold something in my craft room or at school. Last is a lemon keeper to store a cut lemon in. It was still in the box and was just $0.49.

I found a sweet set of 10 Currier & Ives Low Water In the Mississippi steamboat dessert plates for $1.99! A couple have minor damage but overall they are in great shape.

I also found these sweet brown transferware dessert plates in mint condition. I have been wanting some of these for a while now and think they will look beautiful in a fall tablescape! They were just $1!

This was my best deal of the day...and the first thing I bought! A set of six Blue Velvet Rose dinner plates and salad plates by Corelle. They are so pretty and immediately caught my eye! I could not believe it when I saw the price tag said $1.50! Seriously....a dollar and a half for these beauties...:) My tablescaping collection is growing by leaps and bounds!

I found this gorgeous 8 x 10 ornate, gold frame for $0.99 and this brand new sweet little gold sequined change purse for $0.79. 

This was another awesome deal today! I found this really large, old briefcase type bag at a yard sale for $2! I looked it up and based on my findings, it would have been used by a salesman, lawyer, Dr, or pilot back in the day. The inside has a pocket on one of the flaps and two dividers inside. The flaps are hinged all the way down both sides. It is such an awesome old case and in excellent condition! My daughter will most likely end up with this piece too...:) If she doesn't want it though, it will make for good storage in my craft room.

I found this metal basket to go with my collection of metal flower pots for my future porch. I love the color it is already and may not paint this one! I have quite a large collection, now if I just had the porch! :) It was $0.99.

Last thing I found was this cute little pop-up book. I normally wouldn't pay $2 for a used book but it was like new and the pop-ups are so adorable...:) I will use it in February during dental health month. So stinkin' cute! I was thrilled with all my finds and only spent around $15 total! Awesome if I do say so myself!

I also have a little makeover project to share today. You may remember this little piece I bought recently for $3. I thought it was so cute and could just picture it painted white and living in my craft room. 
Here it is before.....

And here is after.....:) 
I love it! I used some washi tape from my stash and gave it a little trim around the edges. I also used a small piece of pink and yellow floral on the handle inside. Isn't it cute?

And here is what I decided to store in glitter filled salt and pepper shakers! It works perfectly for this purpose.

Well friends...I'm off to a Common Core Standards training today at school. I have three days of training this week...but it's a good thing since I need to familiarize myself with the new curriculum standards we will be using and I get paid well for double win! 
Hope you all have a lovely Monday and until next time.....


  1. Vicky - love all of your finds! Such bargains!! Your "new" holder for the salt and pepper holders is so creative - love the trim! Good luck with your training!!

  2. Vicky you had a great weekend and lots of wonderful finds. Love all the dishes and I have been collecting that brown transferware pattern for awhile now. I keep finding a piece here and there. I've about enough to do a tablescape with them soon. Love that Corelle, really pretty. Your makeover is cute as a button and holds your glitter perfectly. Wishing you a great week.


  3. I know I've said this before but I'll say it again - I would love to go shopping with you! You find such wonderful items! Plus it would be great fun to chat with you, sweet lady :)

    LOVE your salt and pepper holder - you always make everything look beautiful! Plus I love the idea of putting glitter in shakers.

    Have a great day! Hugs!

  4. Right, that does it Vicky, I'm booking a flight over and some empty suitcases and going thrifty shopping with you! I love what you have done with the wooden holder and the plates are just gorgeous! Well done - you would win a competition with your thrifty finds. Have a great week my lovely. Chel x

  5. Terrific finds! To be honest I had never been thrifting until the last few yrs. I am beginning to get the hang of it.

  6. You find the most amazing dishes!!!
    I have that metal basket - identical - in bright yellow - an edible fruit bouquet came in it!!!
    Love your makeover - have never used washi tape - can you believe that?
    Have a wonderful day,

  7. Hi Vicky! You found all these things at only two sales? You did beautifully!

    That Corelle photographs like fine china. Its gorgeous! No wonder it called to you :) Thanks for sharing your finds!

    Happy Tuesday!

  8. I love your steamboat plates. They are one of a kind. And your little makeover turned out very cute.

  9. You found many good finds, wow~! Love those old Royal China blue & white plates, and the brown & white transferware also. Yup, I always think of my tablescapes when I'm out thrifting too. :) Pam

  10. Ooooh, I love the re-do of your lazy susan. The washi tape makes a perfect edging. Love glitter......

    Blessings, Theresa @ Finding Grace, Going Mobile

  11. I think I need to go to yard sales with you - amazing finds - transfer ware and those great mugs with words.

    I love your idea for your glitters and stuff. I wonder if I have anything I can decorate to store them in plain sight.

    Don't fall asleep during training. I would if I had to sit and go through training about now.

  12. Great finds! And that's a fabulous makeover!!! I love how you keep your glitter in salt & pepper shakers. That's brilliant!

  13. Boy, you found some great stuff. I love the dishes and don't you just love when you find the 4th piece in a set. I'm still looking for 4th red mug to complete a set. Your little white stand is a great makeover. Love it!


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