Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

Wow!  Another post this week!  Must be the lack of children 'cause it's certainly not the lack of things to do.

But I wanted to share some of the treasures I found during my vacation.  

Because I have more than enough clothing -- enough to garb the entire mature, plump women in a small town, actually!-- I did not shop for clothing.  (That's not to say that I didn't find or buy any more clothing ..... just that I'm too embarassed [and lazy] to tell you about them!)

My thrifting this summer focused on concentrated on household goods.  Household goodies like these.

Something I've been searching for several years (but wouldn't pay the reg price of $20-$30); my patience has been rewarded -- $4 at Frenchies.

The perfect lampshade for my antique lamp ($6) and the perfect pillow for my favorite chair in front of said lamp ($4)

A couple of lovely vintage items:  a Canadian centennial 1867-1967 water pitcher (a big WOW at $4) and a depression glass milk jug at $6.

This gorgeous little depression era jam pot was bought at a little antique store; the "50% Off Everything" sign had me screeching to a halt.  I paid a scandalous $12 for this -- but I fell in love.

More depression glass -- 2 little dresser jars:  1 with a tin lid for $9 at the Halifax Value Village; and when I crossed the Harbour into Dartmouth, I found it's pretty cousin with the bakelite lid (I don't think it's original to this jar) at their VV for $1.  They shall live happily together on my dresser holding cotton balls and safety pins ..... or perhaps Skittles and M&M's!

My best buy all summer has to be this quilt top.  Isn't that an amazing price at $10!  It's block optic pattern and perhaps was intended as a lap quilt; the blocks are all hand quilted, and it has real wool batting.  But I want to find a co-ordinating fabric and increase it's size to fit my double bed.  
(This winter, I shall turn OFF the heat and let my little Asian girls freeze as I stay toasty warm while quilting and being covered by this sweet guy!)

Your turn now.  Did you find some wonderful thrifty finds this summer that you haven't shared yet?


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

I am so enjoying seeing all your thrifty finds today. It's been a good while since I've been out just to shop for anything but groceries. I love to browse and then feel the thrill of something really useful for a bargain. You certainly did a good job there. Wonderful buys all around.

Diana said...

You did great this summer! I didn't do quite as good as I have in the past but last week I found a silver (don't know if it's real) perfume amulet that I just love! I've been wearing it everywhere!
Love Di ♥

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lucky you, great score on the quilt top and all the other lovelies. I didn't even know they made a hanging rack for purses.

Sweet Tea said...

I love your finds. Daughter and I perused a thrift store today but it was in the afternoon and the good stuff had already been nabbed by those earlier than us. You've got a good eye for the finds, btw, I vote for M&M's and Skittles to go into your pretty glassware.


Love all your finds. The pitcher is my favorite. Enjoy.

Pondside said...

Great finds, all. As for me - all my finds have been fabric or bits and pieces that will cause work for me in the winter!

Chatty Crone said...

You sure did find some great bargains - I especially liked the depression glass. Sandie

Maery Rose said...

Those are quite the finds! Everything has become so overpriced in the shops I stop at. It's all in the timing though as a friend finds the best deals. I myself am on the hunt for old heavy irons to use as book ends.

susanb said...

Hi . I am a quilter and the quilt may be a little bit of a challenge. You may want to undo the quilting, add borders to the front and back, and more batting, then requilt. hth!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh those dresser jars~ swoon! And who knew? Purse organizer!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a super find!! Yes, you should get yourself a gift......why not we all deserve to!!! Thanks for the lovely comment. Hugs anu

Sentimentally Me said...


Didn't even know they existed but I'm on the lookout now.

Love all of your thrifty finds!

Rob-bear said...

I've not been shopping for much this summer.

But we Bears are such practical creatures; we really don't need many things. Living simply is our fashion.

But you have some lovely buys. Even a Canadian pitcher from the year I decided to see Western Canada. (Personal Centennial project.)