Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thrifty Thursday

Joining in quickly for Leigh at Bloggeritaville. (Is that not one of the funniest blog names?) Anyway, I figured I had shown my stuff at Rhoda’s on Monday. Then I managed to get a little cash in my pocket this AM. Dropped #2 daughter off at summer school and made my way to the hospital thrift store. SURPRISE! Everything was 50% off today! I’m annoyed that tall woman grabbed the pretty black mirror that I was on the way back around the display to grab…it was so pretty and I am a total and complete idiot for not grabbing it as soon as I saw it…but I was hoping the dress would fit. Anyway, it was only $3.50! Well, here is what I DID snag for the grand total of $11 and some change.

Thrift store score

The dark blue shorts have Elmo on the hem (missed that in the shot) and are for my great-niece. I gave her a Tickle Me Elmo at Christmas so I guess we have a theme. The tropical shorts were for Sunshine. $.50 for the two pair. The large tropical on the left side is a skirt for me. $1.50. The floral on the lower right are HUGE pillow shams. Not sure if I got them for the fabric or to actually use them as pillows. One of them might actually work for a cushion for the wicker chair I painted yesterday. I’ll show that when I decide on what to use for cushions for it.  The blue and yellow is a rectangular table cloth that, again, might be used for fabric or as it on the patio table.  Seven sterling silver spoons for $.60 each (not sure where the other one is). The white they are on is another rectangular tablecloth. Matches perfectly with a round one I have for those ‘decorator’ tables. Not shown is the wood wine box that I got. No idea what will happen to that, but for $.50? Why not?

Now surf over to Leigh’s and see what else is around!


  1. Thanks for visiting the Swamp! You asked about my wicker chair. I just used Mod Podge to glue the doilies to the chair! After it dried I put another coat of spray paint over it! I saw that idea in a magazine using fabric -they cut out roses and covered holes. I had a bunch of doilies (not handmade) so I gave it a try. The chair was in my daughter's room for about 6 years before I moved it to the bathroom- so it has held up well!

  2. That's a good amount of really nice items for $11 and change. The deal you got on the Sterling silver is making my heart pound a bit! 60¢ each? WOW.

    Kristin - The Goat

  3. I know how aggravating it is to miss out on a good buy. I missed out on a set of dining chairs a couple weeks ago. $6 for the set but I was a few minutes too late. Happy Thrifting.

  4. Wow, what a great deal on the spoons. How fun! I need to start looking through the silverware at the thrift store. I don't think our store ever has 50% off days. How fun!

  5. I have that blue and yellow fabric in napkins. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog (Dora annoys me too) ;)

  6. What great finds. I hate it when I miss getting something like a mirror.

    You did good,

  7. Hi Susie !
    I love your cheap finds ! Half price is the very best !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  8. Hello!

    Thank you so much for your visit and sweet comment!:o) I love when someone new drops in to say hello! And I also love going thrifting, especially when all is 50% off!:o) You have some very nice finds there.:o) As you know I was pretty lucky last weekend with my button find, yippee! I went out today to purchase more wire for a few more bouquets and a few other ideas I have in mind for the buttons.:o) I so enjoyed my visit here and hope you drop in for another visit soon.:o) Enjoy a beautiful week.:o)




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