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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Treasures and Great Finds...

This past week I finally had the opportunity to get to the thrift store and I made some great finds. I think you'll agree...

My son spotted this afghan. On Saturday mornings, he and his little brother like to cuddle on the couch and watch some cartoons. This will be a good one for them to share. As you can see it's a pretty good size (covering my table that seats six) and look at all the work that someone put into this. I often wonder who was the one who crocheted this, who did they make it for & who has to make the choice to part with such works. As you can see, it's found a new home with us and it will once again be put to use.
Look at all these goodies! I got a set of fifteen cups and fifteen saucers for $7.48. Some Christmas plates that were just $1 apiece (I got four) a ceramic Christmas themed basket $1.50, that I thought would work well holding some Christmas candy , and look at those ornaments.I may actually tie some ribbon onto the handles and use these as ornaments on my family tree this year. I'm still thinking about it. This was an exceptionally great find. No chips or cracks to be found on any of the cups or saucers.The ornaments reminded of the kind my mom used to hang on the Christmas tree when I was a small girl. Remember those? No matter how well you wrapped and packed them, you always found one broken the following year. Of course with such sweet memories being stirred, I had to have them. They were just $1.18. The original price that shows on the box was $1.87 and they were made in Poland. These are very fragile so I won't be putting them on my tree, but I'm thinking I will put them in a glass bowl to display. They are just to pretty to be tucked away somewhere.
Found this Waverly Toile pillow as well (still has the Waverly tag attached). This toile pattern is called Country Life and it's one of my favorites. I happen to have the same fabric in my bathroom but in black/ecru. This pillow was marked $2.48 but I got it for 50% off! Not bad eh? I love, love, love Waverly fabrics. You can see how great the Pantry Plaid Panels blend with my "new" Country Life throw pillow.I'd say the pillow blends in well with the rest of the living/dining areas.
(please excuse the dust, I was actually in the process of cleaning when I decided I better get some pics to post).

13 comments:

Connie said...

You did indeed make some neato buys, chickee! I could go for those old ornaments!
Smooches,
Connie

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Great finds! I love a good thrifting day better than almost anything! LOL!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Linda said...

Wow! I love to go thrifting....you found some cool things and I love the prices too. I especially like the vintage ornaments. Enjoy all your treasures...hugs, Linda

Neabear said...

You got some really good finds there. The ornaments remind of my mother's too. She still has some of those old ornaments.

LillyB said...

You had a great shopping day! Don't you just LOVE those??!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness you got some GREAT deals! I love the ornaments. They are beautiful. That's a great idea to put them in a bowl to display them. The pillow is very pretty. I need to go shopping with you!!!

take care,
Dawn

Susie Homemaker said...

Great Stuff! I love. Love. Love the ornaments! And, I so used to have those Christmas dishes...passed them down to a groen kid...so, I guess they are still part of the family...yoi did great...my local thrift store has become a boutique (or at least they think so), I went yesterday and was looking...I can buy brand new at lower prices...I think it is being run by someone else and she has no idea...anyway, good for you!

Bessings,
Susie

Susie Homemaker said...

ooh, so sorry for all the typos...how embarassing! LOL!

Susie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Grilfriend,
Nice Treasures. The Christmas plates caught my eye...very nice. Simple and elegant..love it.
Also the old glass ornaments. I have a collection of those also and enjoy their designs. I even have on with little red riding hood on it:)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FRIEND.
Warmly,
Deb

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Hey Rechelle!
I love the ornaments...what great finds....I think they'd look lovely displayed in a glass bowl. You found such wonderful things...isn't thrifting the funnest thing!? Your living room is so pretty and the new pillow is precious. I have some red toile pillows that I made in my bedroom and a valance too. I have always had a love for toile and I never tire of it. Before long...it will be time to use your wonderful Christmas Dishes....Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
xoxo,
Queenie
P.S. Thanks for all the sweet things you said about me on your awards post. You are a doll.

Happy To Be said...

Have a safe and blesed Thanksgiving dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

Gill - That British Woman said...

I love the material of your drapes, and the pillow material.

Gill in Canada

Raggedy Girl said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love the afagan. Just like you I wonder when I buy a treasure what the story is with the item that caused it to end up with me. Your site is very nice and I will be back.
Roberta Anne