Blog Parties

Monday, September 28, 2009

More thrifty finds

Edited Thursday 10/1: I'm also joining Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville. Be sure to visit Leigh & this weeks participants.

Also, I went back to the thrift store on Tuesday and they still had my bunny napkin rings (you'll know what I'm talking about once you read my post). Hip, hip, hurray!!!! The owner said she noticed that she forgot to put them in my bag as I drove off. She knew I would be back sometime for them. So she had them waiting. I also bought 2 more of the frenchy bottles. Ooh la la!!!





It's Monday & time for Today's Thrifty Finds hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. I think this is the last week she is doing this as yard sale season is pretty much over. And it's time to move on to holiday stuff. So, since this is the last week, time for one last hurray.

As I've told you before, I am not a morning person, so I don't go to yard sales. I stick mainly to thrift store shopping. I found so many goodies over the past 2 weeks that I've posted them in two parts. To see part 1, click here.

All of the goodies in this post were found over the past weekend at 3 different thrift stores. These first 2 items were found at my local Community Cupboard thrift store.
I collect Teddy bears so when I saw this one for $3.00 I couldn't resist. Could you? I love him as he is tall & lean. I wish I were too. Well, I'm tall, I'm just not lean.

I got this to make a cloche out of it. I'm pretty sure it was a light cover. Cost: $1.00

The next two items I found at a thrift store by my work. I actually bought 3 items, but when I got home, my pewter bunny napkin rings were missing. I hope that they still have them at the store & forgot to put them in the bag. I'll be stopping by there at lunch to see. Cross your fingers they still have them.

I like to collect these type of glass jars. They are great for storing misc items. Cost $2.00.

I loved this French bottle. I have one similar that I picked up on vacation in August. But this one looks brand new. The thrift store owner told me her daughter brought the bottles from France. But since I love anything French, I had to buy. Cost: $2.50. They had 2 more that I didn't buy, but I may just have to get them when I go back at lunch to see about my missing bunny napkin rings.

These last three items I picked up at a new thrift store that I found about 4 miles from my house. I loved this thrift store. They had it set up more like a boutique than a thrift store.

I found this shabby chic candle holder. I love it!!! All I need to do is add some hanging crystals (which I just happen to have). Cost $3.50. A little pricey, but it spoke to me.

Then I found these 2 ironstone plates. They match the plates from Big Lots that I have. But these are better as they are ironstone and by Johnson Brothers. Both plates were marked $2.00 each. But one of the plates had some crazing on the back so she only charged me $1.50 for that one.
Here is the maker mark on the back of the dinner plates.

I also got 3 matching salad plates. Cost: $1.00 each.
Here is the maker mark on the back of the salad plates. I love white ironstone. My hubby asked why I was getting it as I have a lot of white ironstone plates already. I said "But it's ironstone!!!, how can I pass it up?"

Well there you have my thrifty finds for the past week. I think I love finding stuff at thrift stores more than regular shopping now. But not quite.

Kim

24 comments:

  1. Love the cloche, and cute bear! AND more ironstone...you have an ironstone magnet in your purse?!! LOL jk
    *hugs*deb

    ReplyDelete
  2. I hate getting up early too! That's why I don't do yardsales, besides I always find what I need that the thriftstore.

    Love the plates and the shabby chic candleholder. That'll look so pretty with some crystals!

    Manuela

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kim, very nice candle holder....love those "French" bottles for my homemade vanilla extract.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Why is it when you find someone who likes what you have and would gladly give to her...she lives a world away? Kim I have several of those preserving jars and never use them!
    Love the idea of making use of the light cover to make a cloche and look forward to seeing your finished piece.
    Hugs,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  6. Kim, I love your French bottle and the candlestick. What are you gonna add to the top of that glass to make it a cloche? Take a picture for us! I have more luck at yard sales than at the GW or the SA. You must have a lot better thrift stores than I do. How's the weather there these days? Cooling down any? It needs to stop raining here! I want much cooler weather these days...
    Hope all is well with ya. hugs, Sue

    ReplyDelete
  7. good score on the ironstone, love all your treasures. Marla

    ReplyDelete
  8. I never make it to yard sales early...I'm up but not dressed. I like my Saturday mornings to move slowly. :) I hate going alone as well.

    You found some great deals! I love the candlestick, bottle, jar - anything glass!

    Have a great week! Thanks for sharing your treasures!

    Roeshel

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love, Love, LOVE the French bottle. I am a franophile as well! I have one from Belgium that held...Ale and one from France that held wine. Fabulous find. Love the idea to make the light cover into a cloche!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You really did make out like a bandit. Love the bear and the bottles. I hope they are holding your bunny napkin rings!
    Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  11. ooh, Kim, I love that French bottle. I hope they still had your napkin rings. I hate when that happens.

    We're getting a cool breeze here tonight. I think we're finally over the worst of the heat!

    Hugs,
    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love all the glass. I am forever on the lookout for a cloche (or something I could use as such) but no luck so far. Yours looks like fun to use!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You got some great items. Hope the napkins rings were still there.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Neat stuff Kim....and no I wouldn't have been able to pass up the teddy either he's so cute!

    Hugs,
    Sherri:)

    ReplyDelete
  15. You did pretty darn good lmty. Love that candlestick.

    Have a lovely autumn week. TTFN ~Marydon

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Kim,
    I like everything you bought, especially the french bottle. I will keep my fingers crossed you get those bunny napkin rings back.
    Cathy

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great finds! I love thrift store shopping too! I love yard sales, but I seem to find more decent stuff at thrift shops! I really like your candlestick! Very pretty! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Kim!
    I love your finds , those bunny napkin holders are so cute - so lucky that they still had them. I am with you on the garage sales - I just don't like to drive 10000 miles............
    Kammy

    ReplyDelete
  19. I Love that ironstone and cloche, I also love those bunny rings! Adorable!Great job this week!
    Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Dont know if my comment saved....
    LOve the cloche, ironstone and bunny rings. Cute! Great job this week!
    Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Always loving a bargain, girl! Thank goodness your bunnies were still there! I would have had a cow (?) if they weren't! I'm a following you now...
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  22. good score on the ironstone, love all your treasures.

    ReplyDelete