Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Been a Thriftin’

Things are finally settling down just a bit, so I’ve been able to do a little more thrifting lately.  I had my mom with me when I found this silver (heavy) platter.

IMG_5909 I knew it was good when I picked it up.  Then I turned it over and saw this!

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And this!  I giggled with glee since I walked out of there only paying $3.99 for it!  I brought this baby home, polished her up, and showed her off to my mom!  She was SO angry at herself for not being able to see it’s beauty in the store!  She’s a rookie.

IMG_5913 Yesterday, I went to the paint store to get some samples.  Lucky for me, they had what I call an “upper end” consignment store.  I think they charge too much, but sometimes you can find some good things.IMG_5916

I bought 5 of these white glass orbs.  They are GORGEOUS!  It is no secret that white is my favorite color. IMG_5927

As I was gathering them all up, my daughter said, “Mommy, why are you laughing?”  I didn’t even realize it.  That’s what thrifting does to us.IMG_5915

The smallest ball was priced at $9.00, the medium ball was $11.00, and I imagine the largest one was $13.00.  Hold on…I’ve  gotta go get my calculator.  Okay.  That means, these would have been $53.00!!!

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Perhaps I was laughing because I walked out of there only spending $22.00!  Woo Hoo, I tell ya!  By the way…the silver tray below was from White Barn Candle Co.  I paid $1.99.

IMG_5930 And lastly (whew!), I’ve been busy finding homes for all the shells I found and bought down in Florida.  Here’s a little sneak peak for ya!

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I’m gonna go think about all the money I saved.  My husband will be thinking about all the money I spent.

47 comments:

Courtney said...

Get finds. I am like you mother, I don't always see the potential. I am getting better!

Finding Home said...

Those glass balls are gorgeous! I've never seen those before.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hee. Money saved. Money spent.

Great finds girl!

I went to a thrift today...found a kaminski bag for a buck. Brought it home, told Hubs how much it would retail for. He said " Great...sell it on ebay". Hrmph.

Southern Gal said...

My husband always says do not tell him how much I saved! It would have been better if I hadn't spent any in the first place. He hates when I say that.

Girl with the Curlz said...

Great finds!! You do find the best bargins. Have a Happy 4th.

Jen r. said...

Great thrifty finds! Jen

Paige said...

Love these finds! I wish I saw the potential. We just don't have good stores around my area.

Sarah said...

Great job! Great finds too! Isn't it amazing what you find at thrift stores!

Melissa Miller said...

HeHe! I'm laughing with you Chris. ~Gorgeous finds.~

~Happy 4th! ~Melissa :)

Pamm said...

LOL! Isn't it funny how differently our husbands look at our bargains!

Hillcrest Acres said...

Great finds. Love the silver tray!

Jaclyn said...

I love thrifting! It's so much fun...(and I laugh and get excited too).

The Momma said...

Love the star fish sneak! I can tell I'm going to love it.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Yea for always seeing the treasures amongst the trash. LOVE your finds. :)

Traci said...

Great finds! I love thrifting, and yes, it does cause me to laugh too. It also makes me say out loud, "Get Out!" or "No way!" or "Are ya kiddin me?" I usually try to take one of my kids with me so people won't think I am talking to myself. :)
Blessings,
Traci

SharDon Exclusives said...

The glass balls caught my eye immediately! It is all about the prize not the hunt. Sometimes I go (with not extra money) and I find wonderful bargains always when I am broke so I have begun to put away "mad money" for when I just can not resist! Great buys!
Sharon

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I am just laughing because that is exactly how things go in my house. I think about the money I saved on all this cool stuff for the house and my husband wants to know what I spent...because of course Goodwill, no matter how cheap, is still not paying ME to take this stuff off their hands. I wish they would though. Men just don't get it.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Love those finds! Awesome steal on that silver tray from pottery barn! I love thrifting! Makes me giddy as well!

Amber said...

But what about all the money you COULD be saving with Geico??

And those googly eyes??

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great deals! I like how you say your Mom is a rookie! LOL!

When my kids were young I used to buy all their clothes on clearance - I'd buy up a size, for the next season. When hubby would say something I would tell him, "You should actually be thanking me! I'm saving you money."

Jo said...

Wow, you cleaned up! Love all the goodies!

Jo

Lauren said...

hahahah you have me cracking up about giggling while you loaded your finds!! hahahaha

Leen said...

Nice finds! I haven't been thrifting in a long time :(

It's really not as much fun when you have a two year old with you for some reason!

Laura said...

With all the money you've saved, you have some left over for clothes! Isn't it great how that works out?

Danielle and Clint said...

Good job! It's so rewarding to find the deals.

Barb said...

OH CRAP! I l o v e those white balls. Guess I am going to have to break down and shop consignment. Can you go back and get three more for your SWEET mom. HE HE HE The look great where you displayed them.

Mom

Kari said...

Great finds. Next time I'll go shopping with you and pick up on some of the deals. Aren't they the best ;o)

Jules said...

Geez, I WISH I had the eye (and patience) to go thrifting. Everyone always finds such great buys, but I either don't have the patience to dig, or the eye to spot a diamond in the rough.

Happy Shopping!

Sara said...

I love thrifting!!! where do you go to find these fabulous items? I never know where to look around town...Love the pottery barn platter!

Christina said...

Wow, love your finds. The platter is wonderful. I would have been thrilled too. The glass orbs are my favorite though. Truly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic finds! I adore the PB silver tray and the glass balls look fabulous! =) Doesn't it feel good to find such great deals?!! I tell my husband all the time that even if I were a bazillionaire I think I would still thrift because of the wonderful feeling of accomplishment you get when you find a hidden treasure.

~Jennifer in Texas

shanna said...

I am so jealous of all your great deals!

shanna said...

I am so jealous of all your great deals!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Great finds! I haven't been to the thrift store in ages.

BrnEyedGal said...

I wish I had a store like that near me... I need to do some thrift shopping.
LOVE the Pottery Barn silver tray....so cute! :)

Robin said...

Great deals. Love the tray!

Charlotte said...

awesome finds! love your blog...added your button to my sidebar...just because i enjoy it so much! :)

Kim said...

You'll have to let me know where you shop! Do you go to the Allegan antique show? I went this past weekend - lots of fun!

Great finds!

dotti white said...

Great finds! I love things like that! love, love, love! thanks for sharing!

Tara said...

I'm green with envy over your Pottery Barn find!! A successful day of thrifting...priceless! :)

writing4612 said...

Those glass balls are beautiful! I love to see how much I can save.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the white orbs. Great find.

Printing Company said...

You remind me so much of myself. So frugal! LOL. I'm kidding... but I really am very frugal though. :D

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Great post! Love that you actually laughed out loud at your bargains! Thanks so much by stopping by my blog to say hello! Happy 4th!

Amy

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great finds! The white orbs/balls are stunning! Susan

Heather said...

I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! I am such a thift finder too and garage sale junkie and it kills my husband. He is like your husband and thinks about what I spend instead of what I saved! I just found a gorgeous oval mirror at a garage sale for $2 and was just giddy! He said...."We already have mirrors." They'll never get it. Thanks for such a great blog!

PeaceSeeker said...

I am laughing and laughing at this one. So funny! And yes, you know you're addicted when you're all atwitter at your find and your child looks at you with a "has mom lost her mind" look--especially at such a "mundane" object in your hand. You go girl!

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