Tuesday, September 22, 2009

~thrifty finds~

Like most of you, I love finding stuff at the thrift stores! We have a goodwill outlet store not far from our neighborhood, and I usually can't bear going in it, because everything is, literally, dumped into huge bins that you have to sort through. And it's mostly broken, junky, trashy stuff that needs to be in the dumpster!

But because I can't help myself & because I have found a few things that have been absolute steals....I venture in every so often. The last venture turned up these! They are big & look to be pretty old. Perfect for storing oats, grains, sugar etc...Love them! I actually got 4, and the total cost was around $2.50!

Right now I have them on my baker's rack in the kitchen. I love the vintage look of them!

The next find is a platter...from a regular goodwill store. And, I am in love with this pattern!! It's hand painted under glaze, by Vernon Kilns, made in U.S.A.

Then my wonderful friend found these matching pieces at a thrift store in her neighborhood. She paid a total of $3 for the sugar bowl & 3 plates!

I hung the 3 plates in my kitchen, and the platter sits on a stand in the kitchen also. Then, the same wonderful friend found 4 more pieces at the same store & nabbed them for me. Again just a couple bucks for all. Then the store must have decided they had some value because the last time she went in they had 4 plates for $35!

I put them in my vintage hutch (found at a garage sale) in my living/dining room.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time....


Cathy said...

Oh what wonderful finds...they are perfect in your kitchen!!!


One Shabby Old House said...

I am so happy that you stopped by my blog.
I found yours. I absolutely love your vintage hutch. Girl you got so lucky on that. It is beautiful. I enjoyed looking through your blog too.
Nice to meet you

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Thank you for finding me! I love your blog and all of the lovely treasures that you have displayed. The plates are the perfect addition to your hutch and kitchen. ...and I LOVE those canisters!!

Happy junkin',

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That's some rockin' Goodwill you've got there! Mind if I come with you next time?
LOVE your hutch, too!
I'll be visiting you often, you've got a great blog!
All the best,

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

What a gorgeous hutch you have there! I love the colors and all your finds fit in just perfect too! I love the glass jars! :) Goodwill is fabulous here too, you gotta pick through stuff, but I never leave empty handed, lol...

Btw, your blog is fabulous too, I just took a stroll through it and adore each post! Your daughters bedroom is to die for! I have a loud pink room right behind me as we speak, it belongs to my 14 year old daughter and hopefully soon she'll be in the mood for something I can walk past without scaring myself,LOL :)

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Musings From A French Cottage said...

These are wonderful! I love the pattern and I love the jars too. Isn't it such fun to go thrifting? Have a great day!


Tracey said...

I LOVE that vintage hutch! I'd keep going into GW, looks like you've found quite a lot of great stuff there! I especially like those large vintage jars!!

:) T

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love your blog! I'm so glad you started to follow mine, so I could find you. We like a lot of the same things and I am in love with the pictures on your side bar. I am a blue & white girl. Also, nice job on the french chair redo. Toile never gets old!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

To answer your question on my blog, I used just a regular semi-gloss latex paint. I painted it over 2 years ago and it has held up very well. Scuffs wipe off easily. I can't wait to see your steps!

AnneLoyd said...

Those jars are great! I am make my husband save the "good" jars from pickles and such and I try to reuse them for my craft materials.

I do love your hutch. What a good yard sale find!

Tricia Anne said...

What beautiful finds you have there. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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