Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday—9/24

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my giveaway package of thrift store treasures!

Sorry I’m late with TST today…no excuses. However, I do have something I want to discuss with you. I’ve been debating with myself over the future of TST.

I enjoy showing off my finds, and seeing yours. I also know that I’m not going to stop going to thrift stores. But, I would like to try to move away from buying, and more toward doing something with what I already have, or at least buying with a purpose in mind. Whether or not that actually comes to fruition, we shall see…

My idea for right now is to make TST a monthly event. I’ll go with the first Thursday of the month, which means I’ll have one next week, Oct. 1, and then the next official TST will be Nov. 5.

I’m not promising that I won’t have any thrift store purchases to show you in between, but for me TST will be sort of a highlight reel. I’ll put a MckLinky up, and if you want to join me, that will be great. In the mean time, there are quite a few other thrifty show-off parties around blogland, so I’m certainly not leaving a void.

Now for this week: Dixie and I did some running around last Friday, and here’s what I got.

IMG_3997 At Goodwill, this fabulous Gap down coat for Pinkerbelle was only $4. I think Dixie may have really wanted it, but graciously allowed me to have it.

IMG_4000At St. Vincent de Paul, there was a shelf of half-off items, and I got this apothecary jar for $2.50, and the small platter for $1.50. The platter is marked Shenango China by Interpace. I did a little sleuthing; Shenango apparently made diner china, and was acquired by Interpace in 1968. I can’t find any information about this specific platter, but it will look nice as part of my white collection.

1. Please link directly to your Thrift Store Thursday post, not your home page.

2. Please mention and link back to my Thrift Store Thursday post.

3. Please put my button in your post, and I'd really love it if you'd use the code to do so :)

Since I got a late start today, I’ll leave MckLinky open until 11:59 Friday night. I am going to enforce the rules this time, and delete any posts that don’t link back to me.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Holly!

Great price on the apothecary jar. Perfect timing to use it for Autumn or Halloween!

Have a wonderful week!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Seems many of us are taking a "break" from our thrifty treasure hunting ... I really do enjoy seeing what everyone else has found but I especially like seeing what they do with their treasures! I'm glad you will continue Thrifty Store Thursdays on a monthly basis ... that may work out better than weekly. Thanks for continuing to host this fun party!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love thrifting parties. I just found some great stuff on Monday, but have not had a chance to post them, yet. You'll see them next week. I'm currently having a giveaway at my blog, so make sure you stop by.

A Touch of Country said...

I am so jealous at these recent finds and the price!


Fall Hugs,


Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks Holly. I've just linked my blog to your TST.


LuLu said...

great finds, and can't wait to see what you do,

Country Dreaming said...


Cool stuff-I really like the platter and the jar.

Will be by tomorrow to see what's up.


TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Holly.

That jacket was such a score! You (and Pinkerbelle) are lucky ducks!
I bought an apothecary jar very similar to that this week. Great minds, huh?!
I'll be here the first Th. of the month!!