Friday, January 11, 2013

Cheap Addictions!

So, in an effort to improve myself, I went thrifting at my local Frenchies this week.

I found a great pair of brown pants and this pretty top - $3.85 each.  When you do a close-up, you really see how pretty the fabric is with that warm copper and cool blue.

I'm a pushover for red!  I found this beautiful cardigan; look at the  pretty ruching detail.  

I found what I hope will be a great read:  The Saffron Kitchen -- about an English woman returning to her native remote Iranian village to face a troubled past.  And my visit to The Daisy paid off when I found this wee little Paderno covered pan at $4.

These items didn't come from a thrift store.  But the ceramic covered jar with the black Scotties was a thrifty buy at $3.99.  (It held little packages of Walkers shortbread -- just what I need, right! -- but I've passed them on to skinny people!)  The jar now is now  my tea holder .... which I'll serve you when you drop by from my new cottage teapot -- one of my favorite Xmas gifts from Elly.

What thrifty purchases did you find this week?


Marissa said...

I wish we had better thrift stores here! Nothing but junk! are so lucky..loving that Red Cardigan. :)

Jill said...

Very lucky to find a Paderno pot at a thrift!!

Diana said...

Oh Sandy I have been going through thrifting withdrawals!! January is such a slow month for my husbands job. I'll probably have to wait until Feb.
But I enjoyed seeing all of your nifty, thrifty finds!!
Love Di ♥

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

Isn't it great when you can find buys like those. Nice additions to your addictions for sure! The only good buys for me this week were sale items at the grocery store. That's a good thing, I think!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the fabric in that top Sandy. I didn't get shopping this week as I've had that cold that's going around. I got groceries yesterday as we were getting low on the essentials. So, no bargains for me. I love your new teapot! Really cute. Enjoy the weekend.

Pondside said...

I'm trying to stay out of the stores this month - even the thrift stores. If, however, I had a shop like Frenchie's, I'd be there, definitely. I had a friend who used to tell me about visiting Frenchie's whenever she went home to NS in the summertime.

Lynne C said...

Frenchie's sounds like a fun place to shop. My best deal this weak were two very large table top sissal baskets for $3.49 each regular $24.95. I plan to use them to strore all my seed packets and notes and clips for what I want to grow and do this year in my garden.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Great finds and I love the red cardigan!