Thursday, July 18, 2013

Buying things I don’t need..Thrift Store shopping at it’s best!

I love to shop at Thrift Stores, you might say I’m addicted! You just never know what you’ll find.

Sometimes I even find something I need, but usually it’s just fun finds.

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Like this Dowdle puzzle by the Folk Artist, Eric Dowdle.

And I have started looking at items in terms of repurposing. When I bought this, I told my hubby I had bought something I’ve never bought before, a sailcloth shower curtain, in seafoam green. Wouldn’t it make some amazing pillow covers or tote bags?

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I walked across the parking lot to the dollar store, bought Lavender Scented Downy and gave it a good soak.

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And if you wonder where I am…I might be watching these Doris Day movies, still new in their wrappers

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or cooking a dish from this neat cookbook.

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(don’t worry, I won’t be smoking while I cook! I’ll do a cookbook post soon!)

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“Cookhouse Eggs”

Don’t the griddle cakes look yummy?

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants

and Jann for Share Your Cup !

Have you been thrift store shopping this week?

Get out there!

It’s FUN and a great way to reuse and recycle!

54 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love Doris Day...great finds!
Blessings,
Cindy

Shelia Williamson said...

Oh, me too! Look at your great finds. I love old cookbooks although this one doesn't look old. Cook up something good and share it with us.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You have found some wonderful things while thrifting!

Diane said...

Fab finds! That Halloween puzzle is too cute! Not lavender scented fabric softened!! I'm allergic!! Those eggs look yummy!! Was thrifting yesterday-- got a few things.

Diane said...

P.S. Love that flamingo pillow!

Vicky said...

We love puzzles, too! I'd be sitting on your sofa watching those 'Doris Day' movies right along with you!! Fun stuff!!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You know I love my Thrift Store shopping. If I need a 'fix' it's cheaper then regular stores and just so much fun to find something someone donated and now you can use! Love the movies and that seafoam color on the curtain is great!
hugs,
Linda

TexWisGirl said...

i love picture puzzles! while my sis from wis visited earlier this month, we fixed 2 1/2 (i finished the last 1/2 on my own)

J said...

I'm crazy about that Seven Gables House puzzle! The tour we took of it and fascinating Salem is one of my best travel memories!
You found some great things!

Art and Sand said...

I hava a similar Martha Steward shower curtain I bought years ago at KMart. I made cushions for wicker chairs, 2 table runners and a pillow out of it. It washes up great and is has a great texture.

Donna said...

You always find the neatest stuff in your shopping adventures!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Look at all those great finds!!

Catherine Holman said...

You really hit the jackpot! I love Dowdle puzzles. They are my favorite. That cookbook looks pretty interesting too. Let us know what you think once you try some of those recipes.

PatC - All is Bright said...

Have I ever told you how much I love reading your blog?

Have a wonderful week friend

Hugs
Pat

Ginger Zuck said...

Diane, you seem to always find some good stuff. Love Doris Day old movies!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I really like the tote bag idea with the shower curtain, I know you'd be able to pretty them up. I think you'll be busy with that cookbook and watching Doris Day movies after dinner. Fun finds!!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Hello Diane,
Back from the wild (truly) and had to laugh: we have the same cookbook! Boot Fair sales and Charity shoppes always were a favourite of mine since I married ex-RAF flyboy!
All the best (I promise to catch up with things!)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ha! But you don't spend much money so who cares if you don't need it!! I can't believe the previous owner didn't want to watch Doris and Rock!

Linda R said...

Looks like you found some pretty good finds my friend. I just love Doris Day movies..

Hugs~

cucki said...

Aww so sweet.i love the puzzle so much..
Great finds :)
Enjoy
Hugs x

Micupoftea said...

What fun...you never know what you will find! Enjoy cooking up something new :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You found some good stuff! I love to collect cookbooks so it is hard for me to resist buying one or two when I go thrifting. I'm trying real hard to cut back, tho. I don't need anymore. But, I do love them so. Take care!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Doris Day DVDS! You lucky lucky lady. I'd love to curl up on the couch with you and watch those movies.

cynthia lee designs said...

I love going to the thrift shops...ones never knows what treasures they might find.
I love old cookbooks...and cupcake books too!!
hugs,
Cindy

Kara said...

Love the shower curtain and the Doris Day movies!!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh that sail cloth looks fabulous! And I am a huge Doris Day fan -- just watched "Move Over Darling" for about the 10th time LOL.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great Finds! I love both the Thrift Stores and the Dollar Stores!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Debbie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You find the BEST stuff! I adore that sailcloth and cannot wait to see what you do with it. Oh - the possibilities.

I also like the Doris Day movies - I used to watch them all the time.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Back again to thank you for linking up with TTF this week! I always want to go thrifting after looking at all the weekly posts!!

Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm back to thank you for linking up with TTF this week. I always want to go thrifting after I see your fun finds!

hugs,
Linda

Simply Shelley said...

That was a real haul :) Great finds Blessings friend

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Great finds! I made a deal with myself that I had to stop hitting the yard sales and thrift stores until I get around to starting to sell too. I have tons and no room to bring in anything else until some is gone - but yes, I'm an addict too!

Incipient Wings said...

you found some great stuff,
congratulations!!

It's Just Dottie said...

I love thrift shops too.
Smiles,Dottie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful finds, love the movies! Two of my favourites.

Karen said...

ooh, I love "found" cookbooks of the unusual kind.

Susan Clayton said...

What a fun post! Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.

Vee said...

Another great day at the thrift store! I'd keel over to find that shower curtain and can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jeanne said...

What great finds. I giggled at the old movies. How long ago was that?

ImSoVintage said...

Weren't Doris Day movies the best. I've definitely been thrift store buying. I love it. xo Laura

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What great finds and Doris Day. While I was away at sons. He left like 40 Carol Burnett tapes to watch.

Love that Tim Conway what a hoot.

Carol B is a real hoot also.

So on rainny nights we laughed the hours away .

Jemma said...

Oh My Goodness!
We listened to Doris Day on our travels-there must have been some sort of cosmic wave going on!!
Happy HUgs,
Jemma

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your cool finds, all so fun! I'm always happy sifting through and finding a fabulous treasure that makes me smile. Le t me know when you are watching Doris Day, I love her!
Hugs,
Patti

DearHelenHartman said...

Super fun finds - love me some Doris Day!

Laurie Ritchey said...

A girl after my own heart. Thrift shopping is my favorite way to spend a day, and you found some real goodies. That cookbook looks like it would have some great recipes. Hope you enjoyed your Doris Day movies. Great way to spend an evening. laurie

JG said...

What a great use for the shower curtain! The griddlecakes look good. :)
~Judy

Linda Walker said...

That breakfast looks yummy! You found some real goodies!!!
Linda
Sew What!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love Doris Day movies. Have you ever seen The Glass Bottom Boat? LOVE that one!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh my! You do the same thing I do. Go shopping at garage sales or thrift stores just for the adventure of it and because it doesn't cost and arm and a leg. I had the best time this past Saturday and haven't taken a single photo of any of it. Been lazy lately. At least about blogging. Loved this post!!

Peggy Wheatley said...

you make me smile!

Susie said...

I always love to see what you buy at the junk store. I like the pillow covers idea. xoxo,Susie

Jill said...

It's fun to thrift because you just never know what might turn up!!

Jonell said...

Honestly why did I NOT think of THAT? The Shower curtains..OF COURSE!
Now I will admit to buying NEW paint DROP CLOTHS/largest size to use on my DECK-bamboo rods-hang at the corners of the roofed area just like curtains..:^)

Jann Olson said...

Diane, I have never bought anything I didn't need in my entire life. lol! When the cashiers ask me if I found everything I needed, I laugh and say, "heck, I don't need a thing!". Oh how I love Doris Day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann