Thursday, September 15, 2011

thrifty finds

I knew it had been a while since I had shared my thrifted treasures but I didn't realize it was over nine months ago! I guess it makes sense though, I have been in a thrifting dry spell. With a new baby in January and a long summer with four kids at home there just hasn't been time to thrift. Now that the two big kids are back in school I have had a little bit more freedom.


I found three pieces of milk glass to add to my collection. $2 for this cute footed hobnail dish.


A week or so later I found this ruffle edge hobnail dish at an antique store in Asheville, NC for $9. That's much more than I would normally spend but I really wanted it, so I splurged! I think I will put on top of my dresser to hold my little earrings that are always getting lost in my jewelery box.



At the same antique store I found another bubble bowl. I had to buy it! $6, not bad for antique store prices.


The silver basket set me back $1.50 (marked down from $3) not as impressive as Melissa's silver baskets at $0.75 each, but still a good deal.


The triple strand green necklace was $5.


I fell in love with this filigree tissue box holder. It reminds me of my grandma, she had lots of filigree items in her bedroom. I think I may spray paint it. It's been ages since I have spray painted anything. I paid $5- another antique store purchase.


This green necklace was a better deal at $3, plus I think it's even cuter.


I never find doilies at the thrift stores. I found a pile of them at an antique store so I bought every single one they had. Not sure what I will do with them yet, there are so many cute doily projects out there. $4.75.


$37.25 total. That is a lot more than I normally spend thrifting (darn those antique stores!) but I don't have buyers remorse about any of the items so I guess they were worth it! What about you? Any amazing thrifting finds lately?

12 comments:

jen said...

I'm really wanting one of those Biltmore Dairy metal milk crates. Also still thinking about that adorable antique vanity we saw together. Just wish I had a place to put it!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

What great finds. I'm loving those green necklaces. I like the second one best too.

Angela said...

Love the beads!!

Becky said...

I bought that same bubble bowl at a yard sale and I have a very similar silver basket for my banana's. Should you put bananas in silver? I don't know but we have the same taste.

chris said...

Fun stuff! I've been having a dry spell myself. :)

Andi said...

Fun finds! Makes me want to go thrifting. I need to go more now that I have two kids in school!

Jess said...

I really love seeing people's thrifty finds! Those necklace are adorable, and I think I have that same wire basket! I thought mine was a steal for $6, but that's Cali for ya. Awesome bubble bowl, too!

Kristi said...

I love the necklaces!! Whenever I see people's thrift store finds it makes me want to run out to all of the thrift stores in our area and see what I can find!! Thanks for sharing!

granma and papa said...

I checked the prices of flights to Charlotte because I want to thrift with you....no beer bottles, please!!! I also want to get my hands on your children and squeeze them to pieces :-) Well, found a flight for $225 not too bad, hhhmmm.....

Ellen Davenport said...

I love, love, the necklaces. I always forget to check for jewelry when I'm thrifting.I am going tomorrow, and my admiration of your great finds will inspire me!

Andi said...

You always find the best stuff! Makes me want to start thrifting more. Maybe now that TWO of my kids are in school I can.

Anonymous said...

PLEEEEAASE do not paint that cabinet underneath the thrifted objects. The blue and orange hutches are classic examples of ruined furniture by ignorance. That was a very pricy hutch that was 'painted up' to be blue. Had you cleaned it up you could have sold it for $400 or more. Which would have been a tidy profit for a $30 cabinet? There are certain things that should NEVER be painted, no matter how good you think they will look. You ruin very valuable pieces of furniture that way. If you must paint, find one that is not valuable. Good wood is always and indicator to think twice about painting. The cabinet underneath the thrifted items is quite possibly a valuable cabinet as well.

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