Saturday, March 2, 2013

thrifting pleasures

Been doing a little treasure hunting again...

 This vintage picnic basket is in perfect condition. It was marked at $9.99 -
not bad. But I got it even cheaper using a 15% off Goodwill coupon,
plus another 5% off with my Goodwill Club card. Score! Not sure exactly how
I'm going to use it yet. I know I want to use it for some kind of storage and as
a decor piece. Still "playing" with possibilities. 


 Being a cat lover, I'm a sucker for most cat-themed items and I also love blue and white.
These cuties are salt and pepper shakers, but I'm using them as decorative tchotchkes.


More blue and white! I don't think this bowl is really worth anything. The markings
on the bottom were hard to read, but my husband thought it said, "Made in China."
Rats. Oh well, I thought it was cute anyway. I'm using it to hold potatoes.



Love this Bailey's sugar and creamer! Again, not worth a ton of money or anything; saw
them for $12 on eBay. But I paid half of that and I think they're just darling.


 I love little glass trays, especially if they're artsy. With the colors in my family room
being black and orange, I knew this would look nice on the side table.
I figured it was just an inexpensive piece from World Market or a similar store...


 but I saw the sticker on the backside said Fringe Studio in CA. Looked it up
when I got home and they sell for anywhere between $10 - $25. Again, not anything
terribly expensive, but I felt good having paid only 99 cents.


 Two more kitties! Obviously handmade. I wish there had've been more. They'd
look so cute piled in a basket.


 Have a beautiful Saturday. The sun is finally shining here. :-)

Sharing my favorite things at Mockingbird Hill Cottage and
The Self-Sufficient Homeacre Blog Hop. Pay these gals a visit!


25 comments:

  1. You found some great things...your Goodwill sounds like a good one. The basket is in good shape and the spongeware bowl is very cute. I like the Bailey's cups, a shot of Bailey's in coffee with a dollop of whipped cream is wonderful on a cold day!! Love the kitty pieces, too.

    It looks like my blog is back up since I emailed you. Hurray!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Can you believe I've never tried Baileys in coffee?! I've only had it on the rocks. Will have to try it in coffee one of these cold nights. :-) Glad your blog is back up - hooray!

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  2. You know I love your kitties! Great finds!

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  3. Lots of cute things! I'm a sucker for kitties also and I love both the s&p shakers and the little stuffed guys. I think you go good buys on all your finds. The glass tray is very pretty! hugs, Linda

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  4. So much cuteness! What's a Goodwill Club card? I don't think my Goodwill has that. My favorite is the Bailey's sugar and creamer!

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    1. The Goodwills in the northern suburbs of Chicago have Goodwill Club cards (free) where you get 5% off your total purchase over $20!

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  5. You got some really cute things at really good prices! We don't have the Goodwill Club card either. Never heard of it.

    Judy

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    1. Thanks, Judy. It's funny how Goodwills in different area have totally different ways of running things. There's a Goodwill right here in the town I live in that belongs to a different "group" of Goodwill stores than the ones I normally shop. They don't have GW club cards either.

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  6. The picnic basket was such a wonderful find!! It looks like it's barely been used. And those little soft kitties are so sweet! You'll have to make some more like them.

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    1. Ha! I don't sew. Want to make some for me?!

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  7. Love the vintage! Found you on A Favorite Thing and I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-5.html

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    1. Thank you for the invitation, Lisa. I will indeed share this on your blog.

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  8. Melanie, you found some wonderful things! And at bargain prices! You must have good thrifting mojo!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week,

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. You did well with your treasure hunting. I love blue and white, too. Those kitty shakers and the bowl are great! And I would definitely have that basket filled up in no time. Have a great day! Tammy

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. I'll bet you could use that picnic basket for all your yarn and crocheting supplies!

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  10. Melanie, you got some really good deals and lots of great finds! Our Goodwill here in Aiken does not post coupons and, as far as I know, there is no club membership. Wish they did! Lynn

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    1. The Goodwill that I frequent offers scratch-off coupons on the 15th of every month. You get either 15, 20, or 25% off your total purchase!

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  11. You scored some fun things.

    I am saving up for a flea market at the local fairgrounds on March 31.

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    1. Love flea markets, too. Hope you find some great stuff!

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  12. That creamer and sugar are so cute!
    How about using that picnic basket for a picnic? After your snowstorms are over anyway

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    1. I will definitely use the basket for a picnic - but unfortunately, that's still a ways off. You're right, can't picnic in the snow!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    Our next party goes live Sunday morning at:
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