Friday, July 15, 2011

Under Budget!

Thrilled to get away from the sawdust, pounding, cleaning, moving/shifting furniture, etc~~to find a few bargains for really a few pennies!  Here's my favorite bargain bought just today:

This is just the mirror only (to a vintage dresser) originally $5.00~~today 1/2 off at our local Habitat Resale shop~~$2.50!

Before grocery shopping (my dreaded chore); popped into CC and found these treasures below~~
Wicker chairs for potted plants/vignettes~~spray painting these maybe black or green in the future~~a metal reticulated mirror/tray for $1.00, and six woven placemats $3.00~~

So, I had to vignette these sweet chairs real quick before the sun went down~~got all three for $1.25.   (and promising to get groceries and not over spend on thrifting today~~)

~25 cents for the sweet clothes~pin card holder~  and the folding ruler/yardstick for 50 cents~~ 

This wooden old frame with wire back for 25 cents~~

Two frosted~glass vintage lamps: $6.00 for the pair~~

And here's my loot from Resale shop a few days ago: Very old large white ironstone pitcher ($2.00); a porcelain/wooden coffee grinder that still functions ($1.00);  little glass jar with bale wire (50 cents) and four pale green linen napkins ($1.00);
 LOVE that wooden lazy susan (I have now found three of these charmers!)~~only 50 cents; poor old silver (not real silver) server for 10 cents.   Most of my goodies will end up at my booth for resale (except the lazy susan~~plans are to paint in black; use in kitchen cabinets)~~~

So I came home with several goodies (and real groceries) and hardly spent a thing!  Under budget and a few pennies left over for next week's thriftin' day.  What kind of stuff did you luck out with this week?  I'm going to check out these parties~~hope you're there!


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  1. Wow you find the best bargains. The prices in our area are going UP. I've been to two thrift stores this week and some items that used to cost $2 are now priced $7. I don't know what they are thinking. I've gone back and things are just sitting there. They do have 1/2 price days, but some things are STILL too much for second hand. Enjoy your treasures.

    Jocelyn @

  2. I want to go thrifting with you.

  3. I'd love it if we all could really get together and junk shop a weekend! On another note--I had a fave place to haunt (junk shop) but they have raised their prices thinking they are a "boutique"--; so I don't go there anymore! I'm too cheap with my money; we have a lot of "home improvements" going on right now too. Everyone have a great weekend!

  4. Lately I've been taking things TO the thrift shop as I'm trying to clean out my late husband's stuff. But that isn't any of MY junque! You did have some good prices! ♥♫

  5. you scored some great finds...i especially like the pair of lamps and the dresser glad you linked up to fridays unfolded...nice to 'meet' you!

    stuff and nonsense

  6. I'm loving that little ironstone pitcher/creamer. The prices you scored were amazing. Where/what is CC?

  7. You got some neat finds. Think that mirror is a winner. Are you going to paint it? That would look so nice in white or turquoise, don't you think? Susan

  8. Love that dresser mirror. Are you going to paint it? Also the empty frame is nice, great shape.
    Thanks for stopping by Pretty Old Houses.

  9. Oooohhhh. that vintage mirror is FABULOUS!!!! Looking forward to seeing it reincarnated!

  10. Oh yeah - I would love that mirror, too! Great finds!

  11. I love the title "under budget" wonderful words and not so often spoken at our home LOL
    Love your sweet blog Thanks for linking for VTCF
    I am grateful I hope you come back again next week

  12. Oooh so much fun stuff! Love the little glass jar and you got a great deal on the mirror!

    And thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog :). Glad you liked the vignette and the twine knob!

  13. What great finds. Lovely! Thanks for linking it up!

  14. You find the most wonderful goodies on your "thrifting" adventures. I would have a hard time giving up MOST of what you buy. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage