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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thrifty Monday

I'm officially back at work, so my available time for thrift store shopping has been dramatically cut. However, after my question and answer session, I've learned a lot about everyone's thrift store shopping strategies. My favorite was to just go when you have the money! Loved that! However, now I'm also more keenly aware of the thrift store's discount days.

Here's my plan: I'm going shopping on Monday afternoons. By Friday afternoon, things are very picked over and the traffic here is horrendous!!! On Monday, I think that people will have dropped off their things the weekend before and by the time afternoon rolls around, the workers will have had time to process the things and bring them to the floor. I'll try this and report back.

Here are a few things I picked up this past week. We'll begin with these white plates.

I will freely admit that I don't need any more white plates, but these were priced at $0.79 each. I liked the basket weave around the rim and there were 8 of them. I just couldn't resist. They are Williams~Sonoma Marketplace ~ I think this is their outlet brand? If anyone knows, please let me know.

I also picked up these cups and saucers.

There were six in the set. They are so sweet and delicate...I think they'll be nice pieces to put with pink depression glass.

I also picked up this large pitcher. It's the color that caught my attention.

{It isn't spotty like this picture shows, it's actually a solid color.}

Here's my favorite part, I love the handle.

This is a glass picture frame. The back part was missing, but I thought I could use it for a tray or pedestal for an arrangement. For $0.49 I took it.

And finally, I picked up this easel. I loved the scroll work and the color. I'm planning on using it in my kitchen to hold my favorite cook book.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my treasures. Be sure to check out Southern Hospitality for her weekend update. Here you'll find other participants as well and their finds while treasure'll be amazed at all the terrific items!


  1. The Pleasures of HomemakingAugust 16, 2009 at 4:11 PM

    Love the scrolly easel and you can never have too many white plates! Great finds!


  2. Rhoda @ Southern HospitalityAugust 16, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Very nice finds! You did really well this week. Thanks for stopping by the party.

  3. Very pretty!

  4. Wonderful finds, Sharlotte!

  5. Those cups and saucers are amazing! Are they pink? I love depression ware, and the reproduction stuff is nice- I don't have to worry if I break it. ;)

  6. Those plates were quite a find! Love the eisel, too. Linda

  7. Those plates are really pretty! And the glasses, too. Great finds!

  8. Are your cups and saucers pink depression glass? Great find, if they are.
    :-) Sue

  9. Great finds. You really got a great deal on the plates - even in the outlet they are pricey.

  10. Amanda @ Serenity NowAugust 16, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    That blue pitcher is gorgeous and I am in love with your cookbook holder! :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

  11. You did good not to have spent much time.
    Love the blue pitcher and the pink cups and saucers are lovely.

  12. The Tattered CottageAugust 16, 2009 at 10:59 PM

    I love the cookbook holder and the blue pitcher is sooo pretty :)

  13. Wonderful stuff. The Depression glass is a great set

  14. You did very well . . . what great finds!

  15. You have some great finds there!

  16. Great finds. Come for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  17. Gina @ The Shabby Chic CottageAugust 17, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    What cute finds! I love that basketweave plate. I've been looking for plates lately to put on the wall -- that one is GORGEOUS!

  18. Hey! I found a plate holder almost exactly like your easel. Come visit me and see. I got it at a yard sale for fifty cents! Love the blue pitcher. What are you going to use it for?

  19. I love all your finds! Looks like Mondays are the best days to go thrifting!


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