Friday, October 17, 2008

Thrifting Treasures

What began as a way to get out of the house alone when I was the mommy to two babies, grew into an addicition that has helped me decorate most rooms in my house. I love estate sales and thrift stores for the treasure I find, and I keep a running tab of how much everything would cost if I were paying retail.

Girl math - it's not how much I spend, it's how much I save!

A recent Saturday found me at my parent's annual neighborhood community sale, with my Mom and my 9 year old, who is now my best shopping companion.

Here is a small sampling of what thrilled me to bring home.. pardon the photography, I don't ever to justice to my subjects!

White iron stone platter, with a basketweave edge.

Cute planter which I use to hold utensils in my kitchen
Ironstone dishes, service for 8 including soup tureen, creamer, and gravy boat... $4.00 woohoo!

One of two Johnson Bros. pheasant dishes I found to hang in the dining room. 50 cents each!


Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I love the pheasant plates! I have been looking for a Johnson Brothers platter. Ebay is too expensive. Hoping to find one around here somewhere.

Jenny said...

You hit the jackpot with the things you found! Don't you just love it when you find a great deal?

I always make Jon sit and look at each and every thing I buy after a fun shopping trip. He's a good sport even though he thinks it's funny that I have a need to show him everything. I just wish he would ooh and ahhh more! :)

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

What wonderful finds! I too keep a spreadsheet with a list of all my finds, what I paid, and what they would have cost in a store. Makes you feel really smart when you look back over it and see how much you didn't spend!

Brenda said...

Ooh! You got good deals! I love the "girl math"--never heard that one before!

Penless Thoughts said...

GREAT deals. Such a clever idea to use the planter for utincils!!

Gretchen said...

Okay, I'm so toootally stealing the planter idea for my utensils. Done! I have them in a ceramic pot, but what you showed is so much more in line with my actual taste. Luuurve the girl math, too. :)