Tuesday, April 29, 2014

11.08 is the magic number

That was my grand total for all of these ‘treasures’.

$11.08

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That’s actually about the most I’ve ever spent at the old thrift store in one visit but I got so many great things….oh and one thing I ‘needed’. Shocking I know! I’ll save it for last! lol

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I sure had fun and stood in line with another thrift buddy that I am on first name basis with now. The two ladies ahead of me were buying the 5 cent clothing and they had all they could carry.

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The little deer was in the package behind the Santas.

It’s all great fun for me and I buy what catches my eye. So sometimes I’m surprised when I get home and find out something is really nice.

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This tea cup set didn’t have a chip or crack on it and I loved the pretty design. I knew the price seemed a little high for the old thrift store but guess what?

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It’s Haviland Limoges!

OH MY! I am SO in love with it!

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And the other thing strange that happens to me all the time…when I find something neat or unique, I’ll find another one the next time I shop.

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I bought this sugar cube server last week. I’ve never seen one before and the price was right. ($1)

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You guessed it….I found another one today.

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For loose sugar, it even had the scoop!

I need to find tongs for the sugar cube dispenser.

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So what did I buy that I needed?

This little tabletop ironing board looks like new and still had the sticker on it. I’ve never had one before and it will be handy for sewing. (it was $3) I better get back to making tiny animals!

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This old apron was 10 cents.

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See anything you like?

Come to Florida and we’ll go thriftin’!

57 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Good morning Diane, I love that teacup and saucer you bought and for $2 I think it's worth it! Glad you had fun thrifting and have a nice day.
Julie

Jill said...

Sugar cube dispensers - I've never seen such a thing - those are so neat!!

You did find some great treasures and great prices!!!

Diane said...

LOVE the Xmas candles! A ten cent apron?! Wow-- I'll be right down!

J said...

OMgoodness! You sure get the finds! Every time I go I just see smelly old clothing!
I still have that little prayer book that was purchased for my now-thirty year old daughter. So yours is vintage. The candles are delightful. Not sure if they are repros, but I collected them when I was young and wish I still had them. Let's just say if they are original, they'd be "old!"
What a great day you had - again!

Margaret said...

You hit the jackpot! Love it all!Maggie

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! you hit the mother lode Diane, great finds. Thanks for the Bday wishes, your a Doll, Francine.

September Violets said...

Do I see anything I like?! I like it all!! The sugar dispensers are so unique and make a great display/conversation piece. I picked up one of those tabletop ironing boards last year. I've always wanted one for the times I don't want the big ironing board out ... I need to make a new cover for mine though as it has had some wear. You have a marvelous thrift store Dianne, and I wish I could go with you sometimes ;) Wendy x

Pondside said...

Diane, you can believe that if I ever come to Florida I'll let you know, as there's nothing I like as much as an afternoon of poking around for treasures.
I'd say that you did very well with your thrifting trip, and the teacup would have been my favourite find!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Wow....what a haul!!! I find things in twos also...The picnic basket I just blogged about, well, I found another one a few days later. I'm loving the Haviland cup and saucer you found....so pretty!!! Wish I could get to Florida!!!

Susie said...

Diane, Thank you !! I have one of those sugar things and had no idea what it was. Now I do. I love all your new treasures. Hope you day is a good one. xoxo,Susie

Vee said...

Such a lot of treasures in Florida! The tea cup is a very special find and, though I have seen the dispensers, I had no idea what they were. Interesting. What are you going to do with them? Love the apron, too, with its chicken scratch embroidery. Very sweet.

Debby Ray said...

OK...I'm coming to Florida and shop at your thrift store! I rarely find great things like that here...you did GOOD!
I have neve seen those sugar cube dispensers...ever and the teacup is so beautiful. You must be charmed...

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, that tea cup . . .that incredibly beautiful tea cup!! I can see why you bought it :) I fell in love with it the second I saw it.

Lovely finds, my friend. Hugs to you!

annie said...

great buys!
nothing here is priced under 47 cents and that's rare, an ugly little cup or cheap plastic spoon maybe. sounds like a lot of fun,
Florida here I come grin!

Cookie said...

What wonderful goodies! I love them all too, even the ironing board and we know I do not love ironing. I'm looking for sugar tongs too...they're out there...I'll find them, eventually. (I found some very small sugar cubes at Publix...so cute!)

Amy Jo said...

You always find the best deals! Those scoops are really pretty!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What fun. I would love to visit Florida and go thrifting with you!! The sugar scoops are fabulous. Love them!!
hugs to you Sis,
Linda

Linda R said...

I do indeed like what I see.. Lots of great finds my friend.

Hugs~

Pamela Gordon said...

My goodness, you got a lot of nice things for $11.08!! Our thrift stores here have their prices jacked way too high. Our kids had that little Golden book. Have a great week Diane.

20 North Ora said...

Oh Diane - I would love to come to Florida and shop with you. I love Florida anyway and the thought of having someone who knew all of the good places to shop would be fantastic.

Great finds.

Judy

cucki said...

Wow..
Beautiful goodies...
Enjoy my dear x

Kat Griffin said...

love when you post your finds like these! I went to the vintage shop here and dickered my way to half the tagged price on a huge lead crystal vase . I was so afraid I would drop it as I carried it home.
Kat-

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, WOW you found some great treasures too. Love the purple apron and you sure got a good price for everything.

Love the sugar cube server. What an amazing price for that too. My thrift shop here has been taking things like this and placing them in a high priced glass case and then upping the prices so it's really not a thrift item any longer.
I adore your cup and saucer too. It is gorgeous.
Isn't it fun?? Have a great day.
Love your header too.
Hugs

Jean Berryessa said...

Wish I could go thriftin' with you, looks like you know where to find the bargains. Good finds.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is some nice and useful stuff for that little money. I have never seen the sugar server, but it is such a neat item

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You lucky gal to find a Limoges for $2. I always thought the sugar scoops were for loose sugar but either would be nice, and I hope you find a pair of tongs.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Those were great finds. I would have been excited to find any one of them!

NanaDiana said...

I can't believe WHAT you find OR the prices you find them at. I LOVE that little deer. He is just so sweet! xo Diana

Sam I Am...... said...

I love your finds! I remember all that Santa Claus stuff from when I was young and the deer is so precious. Your tea cup is beautiful and the apron I remember when we used to do cross stitch using gingham. The silver sugar scoops are lovely. Where do you put it all? I've run out of room here! LOL!

Maggie Ann said...

Diane, those sugar cube holders are the darling-est! I've never seen those in my lifetime. =) And the cup and saucer...WoW. Everything is so special, what fun. And you are a good sport to try coloring your pages....I just focused on the cut-outs. I cut one page out and thought, man, thats like work and so time consuming. Now I'm wondering about framing one or two of the charmingest. 'est' must be my new expression. If I do color a page (and they are marvellous pictures, I'll maybe post it! How about it? Have a great day there in sunny Fl !

Karen said...

I don't think I"ve ever seen a sugar cube server! I love tea cups, your find is beautiful!

Patsy said...

You sure make me want to go back to doing the hunt, but no
Just happy for you.

acorn hollow said...

I have been thrifting in Florida great pickings there. There is where all the old stuff goes in the country. Good finds!!!! 11.00 well spent.
Cathy

Beth Laverty said...

What a fun day you had! I like those sugar and sugar cube dispensers.

Lorrie said...

Fun thrifting! I love that Haviland china tea cup. Gorgeous!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I spied that lavender apron in the first picture. Looks like a nice one and 10 cents - wow.

I used to have a table top ironing board like that when I was single and lived in an apartment. It worked really well.

xo

Montanagirl said...

Hi Diane. I lOVE your teacup/saucer. You found so many cools things! The sugar cube servers are pretty special too.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
What a fun day of shopping! and such great finds. I have been away from my blog and have missed out on so much of your posts so off I go to read more..
Sending hugs, Elizabeth

Simply Shelley said...

Wish I was there to go thrifting with you :) you found some wonderful things. I love the cup and saucer...blessings

Beedeebabee said...

How I wish I could come thrifting with you Diane. You're quite good at seeking out little treasures! xo

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh...I recognize a few items from my childhood there...great finds.

Jen

cynthia lee designs said...

Great Finds!! I love the sugar cube servers...so pretty! I have that same little tabletop ironing board.
hugs,
Cindy

Carol Z said...

You found some lovely things. I especially like the Limoges cup and saucer. My best find a few years ago was a Limoges serving piece. It was a little more expensive -- $7.00 -- but it's one of my favorite serving dishes.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
The tea cup is so pretty, and it's from France - how special is that? I've never seen a sugar cube server before, it's very interesting. They are both so antique looking. You always find the most delightful things.

Have a good rest of the week.

love,
~Sheri

BeachGypsy said...

Girlfriend next time I head to Florida....I will take you up on that!!---we are going thrifting!! We DO NOT HAVE thrift stores here like yours!! Not those prices! I love the pretty teacup most of all, very delicate and pretty colors too. Do you collect aprons? I collect old ones, I love them! There are some awesome cute ones in my amazon shop (sidebar and bottom of my blog) ,check them out sometime. But they are NEW AND more pricey than neat old vintage ones. Still make great gifts for wedding showers, mothers day, etc. tho. I love aprons. You have a great day ya hear?

Danice said...

What great finds. 'Love them all. It is always tempting, all the wonderful items in thrift stores :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I remember choir candles like that at Christmas time and the little God book as well. I think I'd not only had that book as a child but also purchased one when my boys were little.

Hope everything is ok where you are..I read that some parts of FLA received torrential rains...

podso said...

We've found lots of good stuff at garage and thrift sales in Florida. I wonder if it's because people move down there when they retire and then decide to get rid of things. Anyway you sure hit the jackpot! The teacup is really pretty!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh wow, I'd love to go thriftin with you and in Florida, for sure! You sure did find some great treasures, oh my word!!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Diane, what treasures you found at the thrift store!!! I'm still sighing over the beautiful Limoges tea cup. What a beauty! I wish that I could find such wonderful bargains.
I also looked at your pretty "watercolors" and they look wonderful. I need to try that app out for myself. xo

Olive said...

Love the old apron-I buy those too. The sugar cube containers are darling. I picked up an oil painting this week that's pretty nice.

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh I wish! But hopefully I will thrift in CT. AriadnefromGreece!

Pat said...

You get such good deals. That would be ok if I did too. LOL Hugs

Lucy Woods said...

I love your blog! I want to follow you! Lucy

Kathy said...

Oh good golly!! I cannot believe the prices you have there. What a fun junking trip.

jan said...

I live in Central FL, Polk County...my daughters and I love to thrift....can you email me the name and address of this place so we can visit it sometime?

Acorn to Oak said...

Wow! So many great finds in one day! I bet that was a ton of fun! :-D