Saturday, October 4, 2014
A Few Thrifty Finds
Hello friends and happy Saturday! I don't know about you, but I do treasure my weekends. Don't get me wrong, I love my job and my sweet little kinders, but I love the downtime the weekend provides. Mine started last night with watching my nephew play football and then sleeping in a little this morning....something I rarely do. My allergies have been giving me a fit off and on and this morning they were terrible. After I finally got up though, I decided to do just a little thrifting. I have been so much better recently....I try not to go too often and am much more selective in what I allow myself to bring home. With that, I will share the things I have bought in the past month. Not much at all, but some great stuff!
First up is this silver-plated tray. I bought this at the Goodwill about a month ago. It was $2.99.
I love the detailed sides. I still need to give it a good cleaning!
Here it is with the set of glassware I bought last Monday when I went to the Hospice Attic. I had my frequent shopper card filled, so I got $10 in free merchandise. These glasses were $0.99 each, but free for me!
I love the amber colored stems. They will be perfect in a fall tablescape.
I found two pillowcases recently...they were about a quarter each I think. They will join the many others I have sitting in my craft room to make a quilt with someday.
Next up are my finds from today.
I love this adorable bunny pitcher. I know it's fall, but I couldn't resist this piece for spring decorating.
Here's the back. It's a nice size too...around 10" tall. It will be so pretty with a spring bouquet in it!
I looked it up online and the cheapest one I found was $38. I saw one listed for over $60. I paid just $4 for mine and it is in mint condition! I would love to have some plates to match, but at $30 each, I'll have to hope I luck up on some at a yard sale or thrift store someday!
These sugar/olive tongs were just $0.50 and will come in handy for parties.
I also found a couple pieces of like new clothing. This Liz Claiborne top which I love!
And this pair of pants. I love the pretty pockets and the stitching on the sides. It's only at the top, not all the way down the leg. The two pieces were $7...not bad for an outfit!
And, that's it. Well, I did buy a book and a shelf for my classroom, but I haven't unloaded it from Lucy yet. That was a great find because I was needing something like it at school and I got a great deal on this one! I will probably paint it before I take it to school and I will show it to you soon if I do.
I was so excited to find out I won a giveaway and can't wait to be able to share it! I also wanted to mention that I will definitely be hosting an ornament exchange again this year and will be posting information soon, so stay tuned! It was such fun last year and I can't wait to do it again. So, with that said, I am off to my craft room to clean. It's also my home office and it's a mess. I can't stand it anymore. Maybe I will get creative while I'm in there...we'll see! I am hoping to drag my fall decor out of the shed tomorrow and decorate my house. I'll share when I'm done. Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend.
Until next time.....