Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday—9/3

Last Friday I had a doctor’s appt in another part of town, so I scoped out some thrift stores in that area. I had been to one of them once before and hadn’t found anything, but on that day I found these three items.

IMG_3831 The cheese dome, to make a mini cakestand, was $1.81. I regularly see these at Goodwill for $3-4, so that was a good deal. The covered jar was also $1.81 (I'm not planning to keep the red things in it), and the little thing was $.40. I don’t know what the thing is, but I thought it could be used like a tiny cloche--when I find something tiny to display under it.

When I pulled out of the parking lot, there, directly across the street, was another United Volunteers (the other UV is my favorite thrift store, and the closest to home).


There, I found the footed glass thing for $.80. I’m planning to use it with a vase filler, but now I’m wondering if it’s really a some kind of drinking vessel. **I have been informed that it is actually a hurricane from Southern Living at Home...score! Now I love it!

The little jar (about half the size of the first one) was $.60, the basket was $2.40, and the dominoes were $1.41. I was specifically looking for more dominoes to finish filling a jar.

A quick trip to Goodwill on Tuesday yielded an identical jar (the small one), and yet another cheese dome (sans the wooden board), for $1 each. IMG_3858

My total thus far being $11.23, I had decided that I was done thrifting for the week. I kind of had it in my head to keep it to around $10/wk, unless I found something really great that I’ve got on my list that would naturally cost more, like a coffee table.

But Wednesday is 25% off day at my United Volunteers, and since I was out, I decided to just pop in. And I popped out with this.


It’s hard to tell from this photo, but it is actually a bedskirt. I just laid it on top of Pinkerbelle’s bed to take the picture. Look at the cute ball fringe!


Unfortunately, Pink’s mattress is full-size, while the bedskirt is only a twin. But don’t worry, I have other plans for it. Oh, and I paid $7.45 for it, so that makes my weekly total $18.67. Things really do add up, don’t they?

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southerninspiration said...

the one you wondered if was a drinking vessel is actually a small Virginia hurricane from SLaHOME...I think. GREAT finds! Looks like your fall decor is going to have some glass jars in it! ;)


JobandBrittany said...

i love all the glass pieces!! thanks for hosting a great blog party!!

The DIY Show Off said...

Great finds! I'm addicted to glass jars/bottles/vases. haha


Have a fabulous long holiday weekend!

Lisa Shatzer said...

Wow all that wonderful glassware! Those will be fun to decorate for Fall, it's right around the corner.

Barb said...

Great finds.
I put one of my miniature bird nests in my small candle holder/ turned cloche. (It is only about 1 1/4" across!)

blessings and have a great Thursday.

barbara jean

DeniseMarie said...

Holly, you got some serious scores this week! I love all the jars and the basket probably made your heart leap. That bedskirt is amazing. How funny, you wanted more dominoes and there they were. It is kinda hard to find those.

I hope you join in to the Cloche party on Sept. 11th. I've got the button on my blog near the top. Blessings to ya!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good finds!!! :) Suzanne from Southern Inspiration is right. The glass footed piece is a hurricane from Southern Living @ Home. I have two of the same. I fill them with jelly beans at Easter, red and gold mini ball ornaments at Christmas, and tiny cinnamon pumpkin thingies in the Fall.

You really scored! :)

Elizabeth said...

Lucky finds! I've never heard of United Volunteers. Wish we had one close to where I live - seems like they have great prices.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow you did really well. Lots of pretty glass "things". Love everything that you found.


DeniseMarie said...

Holly, how funny. Cass at thatoldhouse just said that turkey platter is a knock-off of Spode and called His Majesty. If you have a flat week next week at least you could go back and hope to score him. Hope you and your kids have a fabulous holiday break!

Susie Q said...

By any chance does Pinkerbelle's bed have a footboard on it? If it does, the length of the bedskirt will be fine. Cut it in half and either staple or velcro it to the side of the bed (hotglue, stitch, whatever) to the sides and it will fit and look lovely.