Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Get Ready to Party!

Hey, guess what I did today?!

I went to the thrift store!  I've been a few times since Christmas, but only a handful.  When I have been, I've been way more discriminating with my purchases; several times, I walked out with nothing.

Today I found a package of brand new Oneida stainless flatware for children.  There were four fork and spoon sets:  two for toddlers, and two for older children.  The whole package was $2.99!  I like to give silverware for baby gifts; should the mother be so inclined, it makes a nice keepsake.  I still have a couple that were mine when I was a baby, and they're pretty special to me.  One of these will go to Pinkerbelle's teacher, who just returned from maternity leave.

My other find was this old kitchen scale.  It was only $10, which is a pretty good price for one of these. 

Remember a couple of months ago when I broached the idea of a Thrifty Thursday party?  I think I'll give it a go this week.  This will be broader than my Thrift Store Thursdays.  I'd like to keep the focus more on money-saving tips and ideas.

So, for the purposes of this party, my kitchen scale wouldn't really be the best entry, because it doesn't help anybody else.  Now, if you found something at a way low price at Target, that another blogger may be able to find at their local store, that would work.  Low-cost recipes or other economical household tips are fair game.  If it saves you money, and would help someone else do the same, share it!

See you back here Thursday, and feel free to spread the word!


Anonymous said...

OK -- I'll mark your party on my blog! Sounds good!

Paula said...

You found some great things at the thrift store.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love this idea, Holly. I have a whole bunch of neat "Thrifty Thursday: It's Chic to Be Cheap" posts from last Spring and Summer that would be great for the party. I only had like 3 readers then. Would you mind if I linked one up this week? I have a scheduled sponsor post for tomorrow, so I can't do a new one this week. Just let me know if it's okay. :) I'd love to party with you tomorrow!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'll have to see what I can come up with. BTW, I am green with envy over that scale. Gorgeous! Love the tiny little silverware. So cute! My mom still has ours too and now the grandkids use them. So sweet!

Melissa said...

I love the scale - reminds me of the one my parents used to weigh grain on when we had sheep...

Country Dreaming said...

Love your scale--I have two that I really love.
See you tomorrow.