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Monday, August 31, 2009

Thrifty Treasures Monday

Hello & welcome to another Thrifty Treasures, hosted by Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality. I had another great day/week thrifting a couple of weeks ago...look at all my finds! Topiarys, basket (now painted white & housing doggie toys) a terrarium, rose dishes, hankie quilt, small ironstone tureen, milk glass tumblers, apothecary jar, vintage flash cards, Texas-size muffin tin, napkins, etc.

Love the little glittered tea lights...I got a trio of them for 99 cents! As you can see, the Gibson rose salad dishes were 49 cents a piece & the dinner plates were 99 cents a plate. I need more dishes like I need another 10 lbs but Cielo, @ House in the Roses, sets such a pretty table w/ them that I couldn't resist.

My favorite find of the day were these vintage flash cards!

An apothecary jar, porcelain bride & groom (not vintage but still sweet) & mercury glass candlestick.

Love the detailing on the plastic frames (there's 2, one on top of another) but they'll get a new picture (or quote) inside...I'm not into fruit unless it's to eat.

Love the wire plate stand but again, not digging the fruit so will get rid of this old plate & keep the stand.

I LOVE this terrarium...it's even real glass & not the plexi stuff & it was only $5.

I don't normally buy dishes or glasses in 3's but I could not resist the hobnail finish on these milk glass tumblers. I'm sure that sooner or later, I will come across a 4th on a thrifting jaunt...if not, there's always eBay.

And check out this duvet! It's made out of vintage-looking hankies but I'm pretty sure that it is not vintage. I don't care...I still love it! I've been planning on making a quilt out of some of my vintage hankies...now there's no need, I can use them in another project.

You've already seen where I am using one of the glittered tealight birds in my Feathered Friends post...here's another.

If you love thrifting & yard saling, check out Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party for lots of great finds!


Tarva said...

Lots of great finds. My favorites are the glasses and the flash cards.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You did outstanding girl...love that quilt is that a table cloth also I see there??? I love the yard sales but next weekend will be the last for our area...May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

You found some wonderful treasures, Cami!!

Atelier de Charo said...

How many things do you find. I loved the two topiarys. Great treasures.

tardevil said...

You have the best luck! We have nothing that great in my area thrift stores! What a lucky week you had! Love all of your purchases!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Cami,
You found some fabulous deals!
How fantastic and they are all so pretty. Love the gorgeous terrarium as well.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

My gosh, Cami, you found the Mother Lode!! Love everything. That sweet terrarium is really doing it for me, plus the glittered birdies & the topiaries!! I'd love to see your Sigma Bunny plates ~ I had the cannisters, but gave them to Mother.

Angelic Accents

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Good golly, where do you find these marvelous things! I love those glittered tea lights. I think I may have to make some for myself! Love the duvet - what a find and the glasses and everything!!

I always think I do well but I need to shop with you!


Linda said...

That one of the best hauls I've seen yet! Love the tureen, and the apothecary jar, and numerous other gems! Way to go! Linda

Jenny Kerr said...

Beautiful frame!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh that quilt is wonderful! What a fun find. Love those glittered bird votive holders too. And china at that price! I agree - you had a great week! laurie

Jan said...

So many fabulous finds! I love it all!

Beck said...

I have to say - yee haa - what great finds...Sorry - I am not teasing you about your accent...My grandmother was from Oklahoma and I used to spend summers there and sometimes my accent comes back - but about your treasure...Wooooweee, they are fabulous! LOL Have a great week - Becky

Wendy said...

A ton of great things! Love the milk glass! And those birds!

Katy ~ said...

Ha! I have that soup tureen. I was just going to pack it up and put it away, but now I'm thinking I'm leaving it out!

Kim said...

Holy Moley, those are some great finds! I'm envious of the flash cards & that duvet cover...what a great idea for old hankies!

cindy said...

So much cuteness here...I have a topiary thing! :D And love the little glittered bird lights! Love how you have it all piled on the table! cute!

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