Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thrifty finds!

In case anyone was wondering, I'm still planning to start my own version of a thrifting linky party.  There are some good ones out there, but I want mine to be a bit different.  The thing is: I want mine to be ONLY thrifty finds -- not craft items where thrifty finds were used, or tablescapes using thrifted items, or makeovers of a thrifted item (before/after), or frugal meals/recipes.  Not that there's anything wrong with any of that -- I just want my party to be about the thrifty find itself, fresh out of the shopping bag.  I guess I'm just a purist!  I'll debut my linky party in the new year, okay?
Do you like these little covered crock?  I really do!  I love their shape, age, and their cute flower and leaf design.  I love how there are four identical ones, all in their own little holder!
I think they're great for this time of year -- to hold chili, or french onion soup -- but could also be used in other seasons, like at a cookout to hold condiments and burger fixin's, and stay covered to keeps the bugs away!  I got the set for $5 at a thrift shop, and they're unmarked.  Does anyone know the maker?
I forgot to show you this from my Florence day -- beautiful little feather-tree, glass ornaments.  I love them like crazy.  I especially love their non-traditional colors!  They were a splurge at $1 each.

I found this little stick- or hat-pin at an estate liquidation store.  I recognized that it is the same blown glass as some older buttons are made from; in fact, it might even be a button that was made into a pin.  The clerk looked at me like I was nuts when I told her that.  But we know better, don't we, button lovers?  It was $4 and the reason I agreed to pay that much for it is because of the great deal that I got on the next item I'm going to show you:
This BEAUTIFUL McCoy Jardinere!  I can't even tell you how excited I was to get this -- it's something I can now check off of my bucket list, as I've always wanted to own one!
It was marked $48, which is typical estate sale price, and then 50% off.  When I took it to the counter, the clerk told me that all pots in the store were an additional 25% off.  So, I got this beautiful pot for $12.  It is an incredible deal, as I normally don't see these for any less than $70, and sometimes up to $120, depending upon the color.

Oh, happy day!
Speaking of happy days: how about those Cardinals?!
Dennis is born-and-raised in St. Louis, so they are our team!
Here's Ben with his rally squirrel on his hat!
Linking up with Sophie today:

 

9 comments :

Dee in N.H. said...

Great job!! I love a good deal after you've been searching forever! I think your link thing will be awesome!

Jil Casey said...

Love the design on those crocks -don't recognize a maker, but they look mid century.

Angela said...

Wowee, you hit the jack-pot! I love all your finds!!

Wendy said...

You found a great deal in your McCoy pot....I have one that was my grandmothers exactly the same as yours....there is a second one but so far I have not been able to obtain it....I have a Christmas cactus in mine...

Arctic Mum said...

Hi, thank you for visiting me! Love your finds, am hoping to find some vintage Christmas ornaments myself. Will follow you blog on Bloglovin

Scarlet said...

Thanks for visiting me at Beyond the Nook. Love the little covered dishes, and I have some very similar Christmas decorations that belonged to my mum , and were on the tree when I was a little girl.

Linda Sue said...

SCORE and yes, yay for the CARDS!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I love your thrifty finds! I especially love the little crock pots. I've never seen anything like them!

Lori Anderson said...

That's the first piece of McCoy that I've liked! I'm used to the cookie jars that sort of scare me. Great buy!