Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thrifty Thursday...



Just a few things I found while out and about... since my last post 2 weeks ago.

All of these purchases came from either a Salvation Army, a little thrift store/help center down the road, Habitat for Humanity, or a Goodwill. I will list how inexpensive they were if I remember the cost.

First of all I just want to show the Key I posted with Leigh last time, that I mentioned I would probably spray paint black. (it was antique gold) Here it is with its new look.(again, found at GW for .99)



Remember that black and white bath I am planning on doing upstairs? Found a few more things - they ranged from .49 to 1.99 in price


This poultry pic fits in with the black and red changes in the kitchen. Another lucky find.


This photo is showing the plate that the Rabbit cloche rests on inside the floor terrarium I posted about previously. (.49 Goodwill) I love the detail around the rim.


This was posted in a White Wednesday earlier. It was an orangey brown wreath at Goodwill. It had foam ghosts and bats hotglued to it. I picked it up and then put it back down, then went back and picked it up again. I envisioned it a distressed white WITHOUT the ghosts and bats! It was $1.99 which I thought was TOO much,... thus my wavering. But now, after the redo, I am glad I got it.


This little puddle of a Scottie I got as I was walking to check out at Goodwill. (.99)
He was hidden behind a lot of country wooden shelves and whatnots. Really in the wrong location. I caught a glance of his tail as I walked past. I was SOOO glad. I love Scottie Dogs.


This heavy brass desktop stamp box I found at the little thrift store for $1.00.
It was tarnished, but I thought I could clean it up. It reminded me of my paternal Grandfather for some reason. He kept things neat and organized in special boxes and holders.



This also came from the thrift shop. They brought it out in the cart to be shelved while I was there. ($2.00)
I knew exactly where it would go as soon as I saw it!!


My Goodwill has gotten a number of 3-D relief turn-ins from some retail store lately.
(.99 for this one)


Here's another -this was also in my White Wednesday post. (GW $1.99)


One finial end of a curtain rod I found at Habitat for Humanity. Love the white and the design.


Shower Curtain rings. (.50 -thrift shop)


Blue costume jewlery - Goodwill jewelry case (.99) I placed it underneath the window on my coffee table....among other pretties. :-)


The green apple came in a bag filled with different jeweled fruits. (thrift shop $1.99) The artichoke votive-holder came from a Going-out-of-business consignment store I passed while out driving. *I stopped just to look.* Prices were WAY too high, even marked down...for my thrift-price taste. But she came down to $1.50, so I did purchase this one. :-)


These pretty vintage spoons were at the thrift shop. They will be in a cloche most likely. (.25) I left the one fork and some knives.


Both of these pieces of fabric were 1.00 each. (Goodwill) I am hoping they will cover a rolling parsons chair that sits at my computer. It needs a makeover.



Well..I had fun sharing. Hope you had fun looking. It's always fun to see what others have found in their treasure hunts. Without Goodwill, this girl would not have this fun. I am grateful for thrift stores. They fit my change-purse.

Hop on over to Leigh's @:

http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2009/10/thrifty-thursday-40-plus-tablescape.html

Have fun on your treasure hunts...Until next time.

Julie

6 comments:

jennifer said...

You really found some NICE items. I particularly love the brass stamp box.

Kammy said...

Girl, you know how to shop !
Kammy

Mimi said...

Wow, you sure made a good haul! I like those little vintage spoons, and that little Scottie is adorable, don't think I have ever seen one like it.

The Lazy Peacock said...

you found some amazing things! those spoons are gorgeous! the scottie and the brass stamp are wonderful too!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh my you found some great goodies!! I am off to find the post on the floor terrarium!! Gotta see it all!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well I thought I always did good but I've got to go with you! You have me beat hands down. All such cute cute stuff!

Manuela