Monday, January 30, 2012

A good thrift day!

I may have posted about my desire to clog, but the dance I've been doing lately is that of a Whirling Dervish.  I've been busy trying to prepare for an overlap of students:  Natsumi arrived Saturday night and Mariana left Sunday.  Cleaning, packing, goodbye festivities, last minute shopping, airport runs, special Farewell/Hello meals and gifts.  Phew!

I was so pleased to have Saturday morning to myself.  After I dropped Molly at work, I treated myself to a special coffee and then went thrifting.

First stop, "Frenchies"!

  • I found this huge popcorn bowl for $3.  That should last me a whole movie, huh!

Then I headed to "The Daisy".  And the thrifting Gods were smiling on me -- half price on all houseware.

  • This vintage dresser scarf was 75 cents.

  • This enormous turkey platter was $1.50.  Wow!

  • 4 vintage English dessert plates were $2.50 for the set.

  • And these 2 Jean Pare "Company's Coming" cookbooks were $1 each.  These cookbooks are great; simple, clear, pre-tested recipes.

When I added them to my growing collection, I found that I already had the Slowcooker cookbook.  So, I shall add my duplicate to my extras pile and host a give-away soon.  

I also found half a dozen clear glass tumblers for 50 cents each, 2 novels for #2 daughter and 2 brand new-in-the-package sleep masks for #3 daughter.  

I came home a happy woman, rejuvinated (momentarily) and ready to continue whirling.  And I spent less than $25 (latte included)!

Where else can you get therapy that cheaply.


Janet said...

Ooh, I need to go - haven't been to The Daisy for weeks! And I am so jealous of your popcorn bowl!

Glad you got some 'me' time, Sandy - good luck with all the comings and goings in your household :)


Great finds, esp the English dessert plates. I love dishes and have lots. Esp dessert plates of all kinds. You can't have too many of those!
Have a great day. Barb

knitwit said...

I am always amazed by your thrift finds! Nice work!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are definitely doing the spin there at your house. I would agree that therapy was needed and you had a great morning with yours. Hope your Monday is a great one there!

Linda said...

You are one lucky lady! Great thrift finds!


What GREAT finds. I LOVE the dresser scarf. Those lovely flowers. The dessert plates are very pretty. I got a new popcorn bowl, myself for Christmas. But it's that turkey platter, you found, that I covet. The color is marvelous. Perfect for autumn. ENJOY! Hope the whirlwind there, slows down a bit more, so you can relax. Take care.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is really cheap therapy! The dresser scarf and china plates are very pretty. Have a great week!

Nezzy said...

What a way to enjoy your day!!!

You are just an awesome treasure in your beautiful exchange students lives. How hard it must be to say good~bye then ya open your arms to a new brood. Sweet!

My mom made a dresser scarf just like that one.

You always find the best stuff girl!

God bless and have an extraordinary day my friend!!!

Sweet Tea said...

My SIL would LOVE a popcorn bowl like that. He eats popcorn every evening...Love all your finds and the great prices. It does a heart good!

joe said...

I picked up a really great hand-made sweater at a thrift-shop once and paid $14. If I'd bought it new in a store it would've probably been $100. That was 15 years ago and I've still got it.

Chatty Crone said...

You know I am with you - there is nothing like taking $10 to the thrift store! sandie

Jill said...

I thrift every week and blog about it! Good deal on the cookbooks-can't go wrong with Company's Coming although I do find the earlier cookbooks better!

wendy said...

That IS good cheap therapy. I loved the plates, I collect old/vintage plates.
Hmmm, now you have me craving popcorn.

D said...

Hi, Doris,
Daisy must be a wonderful shop. Great finds. Hope you are feeling better.