Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Thrift Store shopping

Well I’ve cut way back for obvious reasons.

Too many neat things at great prices taking over my house!

So I’m not going very often and it sure feels like a treat to make a quick trip to the thrift store and come home with a few goodies.

I love old greeting cards.

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And aren’t these Spring place mats sweet?

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(3 for a dollar!)

And I couldn’t pass up this little child’s cup.

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(it says Whistle for Milk)

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I already had one but you can never have too many milk cups. teehee

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A pretty red heart pillow, a heart necklace (for $1) and some I love Lucy DVDs.

Thrift

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

and Roses of Inspiration.

Life it good…

and shopping is fun again!

(everything shown was less than $10 total)

Have you found anything neat lately?

53 comments:

Diane said...

Wow-- great finds! I haven't seen anything of interest at my thrifts in a loooong time. Such cute cards and the cup! My!

Margaret said...

I love going to my favorite thrift shop! You got such cute stuff. Love that little cup. Making me think of Spring and bunnies and flowers...as I am in two feet of snow here! Maggie

Stacey said...

Those little milk cups are adorable!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Those milk cups are absolutely precious! Such a sweet little collection you've started. Love those spring place mats too! I have a weakness for vintage cards too. The graphics are so much fun to use in crafting projects.

Arlene Grimm said...

I love all your finds but most of all Lucy!! My sweet husband purchased the entire set for me when it came out two years ago. I have sweet memories of eating my lunch at home when I was a child and watching I Love Lucy reruns on tv.

ann said...

Such fabulous finds. Thrift shopping does get addictive. My daughter and I often go together and our obsessiveness feeds off each other, so I have put my foot down, no more. Ha. I sneak in on my own, but I am being very,very particular as to what I select.

September Violets said...

Love the cute milk cups! When I see stuff like that and I really, really want to buy it, I just tell myself to leave it for someone else who will love it just as much as I would. I too was bringing home far too many things, and now I'm sorting out all that thrift store craziness and guess where it's all going ... back to the thrift store:[ I'll still have a peek in the store, but most times now I leave empty handed. It's been a good feeling. Wendy

handmade by amalia said...

None of these adorable finds
could possibly be left behind!
Amalia
xo

Sylvia said...

I'm like you, "trying to stay out of thrift stores for awhile" but you have tempted me to get started again!

Primroses Attic said...

You got lots of lovely bargains. Love the place mats and the milk cups.
Rosezeeta.

Stephanie said...

Those cups are just the sweetest! I would want to use the even if they are meant for children :)

Lovely finds, Diane. How I would love to visit and spend a day shopping with you. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

Cozy Little House said...

I found some empty frames last week marked down to about $3 each and already painted in the color I desired.
Brenda

Christine said...

You are such a great shopper! And you have an eye for so many cute gems! I love those milk cups but especially the spring mats!
Have fun !

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Your thrift store is definitely better than mine, Diane. Such sweet things. xo Laura

Conniecrafter said...

Isn't it wonderful when you can find such great things at such good prices :)I love thrift shopping too, I like searching for stuff I can use in my crafting the most :)

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Those milk cups are adorable.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The milk cups are precious!! Love the placemats also. I just might have to hit the thrift shop today!
hugs,
Linda

Jill said...

You were lucky to come home with so many sweet things - I know just what you mean, I don't buy as much anymore either!! But, that makes the things you do buy so much better!!

Art and Sand said...

Sweet little finds!

I am avoiding shops of any kind because I just have too much stuff!

Simply Shelley said...

I know what you mean. I rarely go to the thrift stores anymore but when I do, as you said.....what a treat. You found some sweet finds Diane, have you started your decorating for Valentines Day? I plan to do a wee bit today. Blessings sweet friend

Cheryl said...

Wow! You did really well! I too love old greeting cards - and old postcards - and the ones you found are great! I actually did find a few things at the ReStore the other day and am working on a post about them...stay tuned! Really enjoy your blog and do understand about how the house can fill up if not careful ... I'm now giving some of my "finds" away to friends as little gifts.
Cheryl

PatC - All is Bright said...

Love your finds especially that heart pillow! I need to cut back on shopping too - cause later I have so much I end up taking stuff to Goodwill! Lol

Xoxo
Pat

Pamela Gordon said...

Those milk mugs are adorable! I haven't been out much due to all the blizzards we've had here. You found some great deals there! Have a nice day.

Judy Goddard said...

Well, I can't say that shopping is fun. I'm one of those odd women who don't really get it. BUT! I do enjoy buying vintage and reselling it. Those milk cups are adorable!

Susan Newbigging said...

I love your thrift store finds. I went to Good Will today but hardly found anything. I did find 3 Crate and Barrell tops that were new with tags. But nothing in house wares.

Linda Kay said...

Love those thrift stores...may daughter is an all time champion thrift store shopper!

Kathy said...

Those little mugs are just adorable!!!

Jeanne said...

Such a nice assortment of bright colorful treasures!

Rachael Johnson said...

Love this site what pretty things!x

Rachael Johnson said...

I've never found anything so cute here in London!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh I love your Thrift store treasures. Those cups are adorable, I would buy them too.Blessings Francine.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Love these sweet whimsical treasures!
Have a Happy Day and Warm Hugs Too!
Jemma

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, love your darling treasures. You always hit the jackpot. I have been trying to get out and thrift but lately I've had no time to go. I am hoping I can get out soon.
Happy February.
Hugs

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't found anything lately that just begged me to take it home, but I keep looking! lol! You found some cute things. Love the little cups.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I found so much stuff last week that I have put myself on hold from thrift stores for now. It won't last long. Your little milk cups are precious!!

Gina said...

Diane, Wow! Placemats 3 for $1. You just can't pass that up! And love the milk cups. So sweet!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You always find the sweetest treasures at the best prices! Love those adorable milk cups and I feel like popping some popcorn and watching an I Love Lucy marathon. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party Diane.

Scrappy quilter said...

What wonderful finds and great prices.

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane...you always find the best goodies at the thrift shops!! I need to go shopping with you.
hugs,
Cindy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh what fun!! It is interesting the different kinds of things found in different areas of the country. Our thrift stores here are huge - the size of a big Kmart - or bigger - so it takes a lot of stamina to shop there - so I limit myself to a few areas and leave the rest for others.

Love those milk cups - I had never ever seen any before - and the cards are darling.

The most recent bargains have been some dishes on ebay - love it when I find a bargain!!!!

acorn hollow said...

I haven't been out much since the new year. Good finds all and such spring colors. One can always hope.
Cathy

Linda R said...

So many wonderful finds my friend. I Love those mugs!

Hugs~

Lorrie said...

Great thrift store finds. I rarely visit such stores. I think going more often helps to see what they have. Love those spring placemats!

Donna Wilkes said...

I love those precious milk cups. I bow to your ability to restrain your shopping.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Diane! My name is Kelly and it's nice to meet you! I'm coming over from Roses of Inspiration. I can't believe you found such lovely stuff! Those greeting cards are so cute!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great finds--love the milk mug!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So many sweet new things!!! I love old vintage cards too!! And those mugs are so cute!! :) Hope you have a lovely day!! xo Holly

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What sweet cups! I have a similar sentiment for thrift and vintage stores, but there is only so much room! So I stay away!

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

I loved it all! Great finds for that price. I especially liked the baby mugs...and the cards...so sweet!

Linda Walker said...

Wow Diane, You got some great buys! The placemats are very sweet and I love the kiddie cups. So cute! You said you wanted to do a little decorating so now you have a red pillow just in time for Valentine's Day! I think I need some thrift shop therapy soon!
xo
Linda

Diane Writes said...

The place mats look so cheery and cute. I love it!!

Stephanie said...

Hey sweet friend! Just wanted to let you know this post was featured today at Roses of Inspiration :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Whaaaaaaatttttt 3 for a dollar. I want them, I would have got those and the little cups and the heart pillow. WOw......what a great find. I just have to get back out there and see what I can find. Now if it would just warm up a bit I might feel more like it.
LOved this post
Janice