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Thursday, September 24, 2009

This weeks thrifty finds

Updated 9/28: I am also linking to Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today's Thrifty Treasures. I think this is her last week of doing this as since I forgot to post last Monday, I'll link up today. And be sure to visit my most current post for items I picked up this past weekend as well.

Well here it is, Thursday. What am I going to blog about today? Well normally I would try & post a fabulous tablescape. But no, I've been too lazy lately. So no tablescape.

I know, I have some thrifty finds that I picked up over the weekend. I can blog about them. Then I can share them on:

Thrifty Thursday hosted by Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville (I love that name). Be sure to visit her blog to see this weeks participants.

Our story begins last Saturday. It was a leisurely day around our house when all of a sudden I got the urge to shop. Imagine that! I told hubby that I wanted to go to Big Lots and the 99 cent Only store. I asked him if he wanted to join me (all the while secretly hoping that he wouldn't). He said no. What???? He never says no. He always wants to tag along. I asked him if he was sick. He said no. He just felt like staying home & relaxing.

Well before he could change his mind, I was out the door and peeling out of the driveway. You see, I never get to go shopping by myself.

So I stopped by Big Lots and the 99 cent Only store. I found a few fall things to decorate with (not worth mentioning here, even though 99 cents is thrifty). I was about to return home when I realized that I was by myself!!!! I could go anywhere that I wanted and spend as much time as I wanted. What's a girl to do? I decided to do some more shopping!!!

Next I went by the Habitat for Humanity Restore. Do you have one in your neighborhood? You can find all kinds of great deals there. However, I didn't find anything I couldn't live without on this trip. Darn it!

Then I stopped by Salvation Army. Now I haven't been in Salvation Army in quite a long time. I usually go to my local thrift store or Goodwill. I looked over everything in the store. But wowza!!!, everything was soooooooo overpriced. They were charging antique store prices. I saw a couple of items that I liked, but I wasn't about to pay the prices they were charging so I left the store.

On my way out of the store, I noticed a sign that said "Storewide Sale, everything 1/2 off". What? Why didn't I see this sign on my way into the store? Well, I turned around & went back inside to take a second looksy. Half price ain't so bad after all. So I picked up the 2 items that I liked.

I found this covered casserole dish. It doesn't have any maker markings on the bottom. But it looks like ironstone to me. And I collect white ironstone (but then, who doesn't). It has a crack in the lid & one of the handles has a chip. But I don't care. I love it!!! It cost me $3.50.

The second item I got from Salvation Army is this cute bunny jar. It will be perfect for Easter. Aren't the bunnies precious? And it is in perfect condition. It cost me $1.25.
After leaving Salvation Army I decided to head over to my favorite antique store Granny's Attic.
I found some thrifty things there as well. I know, I know, thrifty and antique store don't usually go hand in hand. But sometimes you can find thrifty prices at an antique store.

I first found this pair of topiaries. I love topiaries & have been wanting some that look just like these. I will probably paint their pots, but for now, I love them. Cost: $5.00 each. I couldn't make them for $5.00 each.

Then I found this faux pumpkin. And it was already painted the way I wanted. Cost $2.25. Have you priced faux pumpkins? Even at Michael's on sale they are more than $5.00 for this size.
And finally I found 2 more flower frogs for my collection. I just started collecting them this summer. Sorry that the picture is a little blurry. The larger frog on the left was on sale for $4.00. The little green spikey one on the right was $3.00. I like the spikey ones the best as you can use them as a photo holder.
By this time, the day was almost over and I was out of money. My day of freedom had come to an end, so I headed home. When I got home hubby says, "I thought you were only going to Big Lots and the 99 cent only store". I gave him the look that said, "Are you kidding me?" I guess he doesn't know me very well, does he.



  1. great finds - glad you had fun with your 'freedom' LOL :D

  2. Love all your great finds girl...and I love it when Len don't go with me...but he does every week...but then I only go out once a week to town...hey it's not easy living in a small town with no stores around me...nearest stores are 15 miles away...Hope you have a great weekend girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  3. I love the covered casserole and the floral frogs. Great finds!

  4. I really enjoyed reading your make it very entertaining!! You found some great stuff and I am envious of the flower frogs. I have three now and I am always on the lookout for more.....if the price is right!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  5. You found some very good deals. At least you didn't get any large piecies of furniture that needed your DH help to lift.

  6. You're too funny!!! And I like your finds. Nuff said!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  7. Oh you found flower frogs! I just love them! You got a ton of greats! The bunny box!
    Hugs, Lisa

  8. Great finds! I love the pumpkins! They are usually so expensive! Good deal!

  9. I love to shop with a friend, but sometimes it is just wonderful to just shop all by yourself. I love the topiaries and the pumpkin, and your two covered dishes are darling. You did good, and saved a ton too. Hugs, Marty

  10. Cute finds Kim. The flower frogs seem to be so in right now, and useful too! Poor hubby missed out this time! Ha Ha, that's what he gets for rushing you last time.

    My hubby says we're supposed to drop 30 degrees by next Wed. Woo hoo, 70's here we come!

  11. my other half never wants to go with me! you are lucky! as for your finds!!!!!!....outstanding load you picked up!
    I am glad you enjoyed your day!

  12. Kim, Much as I enjoy Mr.Sullivan's company, I really prefer to be left to my own devices. LOL
    I like spending as much time looking and re-looking as I want to.

    Love your finds, especially the little bunny jar, the frogs, and the pumpkin. And the story to go with your finds was too cute! :-) Sue

  13. You certainly had a successful shopping day, Kim. I really like that pumpkin.

  14. HIgh Five!

    So glad you had a fun day to yourself...and found lots of treasures!
    I hope you will not mind if I link back to you in my post tomorrow using one of your finds! So glad for you!
    Thanks for linking to Thirfty Thursday this week! I always enjoy making the rounds to see the treasures that you find! I appreciate your visits to Bloggeritaville, friend! Thanks for your participation!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  15. I wish I could come shopping with you sometime Kim you find some terrific "things". I love the pumpkin too ... I think it's the look of verdegris on copper that appeals to me. The little bunny dish is cute, very pretty and feminine...definitely not for hubby!! LOL!!
    Great post as always,

  16. Score!! My car is on auto pilot to all thrift stores :-)

  17. Great finds!! I collect flower frogs too...don'tcha just love them!? Love the covered ironstone, great score!

  18. We both found topiaries! LOL Love that pumpkin!