Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thrifty Buys!

I haven't shopped at the thrift stores much lately. I've actually donated more than I've bought this year. But it's always fun to peek inside the Hospice Thrift Store when you take a donation. And I hit the jackpot this week! Half price day!!! (everything over $3 was half off plus I get 15 % off for taking my blue reusable Hospice shopping bag)


I found the cutest little sand bucket, filled with sand and seashells. It was less than $2 and the big beautiful shell on top was worth more than that! Cute little salt and pepper shakers, 2 for $1, and a beautiful sugar bowl with the lid for $2.50!!!

I thought I had found something great for hubby when I bought Indiana Jones but guess what? It's 'bonus material' NOT the movie! Oh well! We'll enjoy watching it.


And what's my colorful background? A Queen size comforter, in perfect shape. I've already washed it and I'm going to put it on the back of the sofa in the lanai when it's completely dry. (I didn't want to over dry it in the dryer)


I used the comforter photo for my background in these mosaics. It's cheerful, don't you think?

 Oh and if that's not enough fun...


I stopped at the library and found these two books in the lobby 'books for sale', $1 each!!!


I told you I hit the jackpot! I spent $14.04 total for the DAY!!!

Have you thrift shopped lately?

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30 comments:

Susie said...

Diane, Such wonderful treasures. Love the pail. That quilt will be handy. Blessings to you, xoxo,,Susie

Ariadne said...

Great finds!Especially the books and the sugar bowl!AriadnefromGreece!

Latane Barton said...

You lucky thing. I used to go to thrift stores but haven't in a long time. I think I should stop in soon. They moved the Goodwill store just two blocks from me!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh Sis, lots of fun finds. I love the comforter, so pretty!! The bucket is very cute! I found a pillow the other day for my futon in the spare room, $1!! I love bargains. Hugs to you!

Arlene Grimm said...

I found two older books at my library used book room the other day and I could not leave them there. My kids will just have to toss my clutter I guess.:)

Connie said...

Great scores . . . love the salt and pepper, the sand bucket and the comforter. You did some awesome shopping there girlfriend:)
Have a lovely week,
Connie :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I say that you kit the Jackpot--esp with that lovely quilt for only 12 dollars what a find--and some treasures and reading materials--great day!!!
enjoy the moments, di

Debby Ray said...

WOW...you did great! Love the darling sugar bowl and that comforter.

Karen Ann said...

Tales of old florida... now that's a book I'd love to read. Might try to find it on Amazon. :-)

Patsy said...

Boy! You did good.
Sure liked your Happy walk photo's, from last post.

Danice said...

All great finds. 'Haven't been to the thrift store lately, but planning to soon.

Helen Philipps said...

Such great finds Diane! I would love the sand bucket especially! I must go thrifting again soon now you have reminded me! Happy week.
Helen xox

Red Rose Alley said...

'Tales of Old Florida' is perfect for you, Diane. I was just thinking of going to the thrift store today. I always love seeing what you bring home with you. That comforter is charming too. Isn't it fun when we find that special something just for us?

love, ~Sheri

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Great finds, Diane. I do enjoy going into thrift shops. It's so much fun to find a treasure such as your sugar bowl. I have an obsession with old dishes and would have grabbed that up in a minute. ♥

Tom said...

...you sure got some good deals!

jeannettestgermain said...

Great to find stuff you like! Has been ages that I went to a thrift store! Also looked at your blowers below - beautiful!

Since you linked up on Mosaic Monday, am inviting you to All Seasons, a meme started a year ago. The photo link is open from Sunday through Wednesday evening 7pm. Since it's on Wordpress, am giving you a direct link for coming week.
https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/all-seasons-may-dazzles/
You can post whatever you want from the season, also experiences like birthday, vacation, thrift shop finds, etc. Hope to see you there!

Janey and Co. said...

Oh Diane,

I try to stay out of them...because I can't resist. We downsized three yrs ago and got rid of boat loads of stuff. Yes, even in a smaller space we have empty closets and drawers. I promised myself I would not let things creep back in. I like your terrific finds though...and would love to got shopping with you ...but with my hands tied behind my back. have a wonderful weekend....hmm I am headed to the beach next week and could use that bucket.

Christine said...

Well done Diane, you timed the sales just right!
I love the comforter so much and you were so clever to use it for a photo mosaic too!
Hugs!

Michelle said...

I haven't thrift shopped lately, but I do love it. Looks like you found some great stuff. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some days you can find some amazing finds as you have here.
The book Tales of Old Florida looks interesting - happy reading!

All the best Jan

Vee said...

You saved the best for last! The comforter is great, too...very cheerful and will look wonderful in the lanai.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my - what a lovely haul you made today - I adore those little salt and pepper shakers - I'd never seen any like them before. And I do love a good bargain. Last weekend was the first weekend that it has been almost decent weather for yard sales and we really hit the jackpot. A set of brown transferware dishes for 10.00, a Madame Alexander doll for 3.00 (she needed a new wig and it came in the mail today - she is now a ginger), 3 smaller sister dolls, 4 vintage tablecloths for 6.00 each, in perfect condition, a tulip spoon rest and an owl spoon rest for the autumn, four clear glass daffodil shaped dessert dishes and I'm sure there was more - it was such a fun day. I fear I spent a bit more than your 14.04 - but I did have a grand time. Enjoy your pretties my sweet friend.

Gina said...

Diane, you did good! Love the quilt especially. I'm afraid I haven't thrift shopped lately but now I am itching to do so. xo

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Wow Diane you found some get buys. I love that cute sand bucket and it's just perfect for picking shells up on the beach.

Enjoy the weekend and have a Happy Mother's Day.

Julie xo

happyone said...

You found some nice goodies for fantastic prices.
Haven't lately. Trying to get rid of some stuff. : )

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice to have both the last two books for your Florida home! Perfect additions to your bookshelf. You're a great shopper.

Cherdecor said...

I absolutely love it when I get some good buys like you did. All the lamps in my house came from the Goodwill and I didn't pay more than #5. for any of them. I painted them and they fit right into my décor.
Oh yes, and I love your comforter. It is so bright, light and cheerful. You really hit the jackpot this time!

Jeanie said...

You had a great haul! Don't you love sale day at the resale shop? That comforter was an extra good find -- it'll be beautiful on your lanai.

Louise-Arden said...

You did hit the Jackpot!!! Best shopping day ever :) Love it !!!

Rose said...

I don't know how I missed this...you got some great deals@