Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gone Thrifting Lately?

I’ve been doing a little bit of thrifting lately and I thought I would share some of my favorite purchases. First is this little beauty. I got her at an Estate Sale last week. I fell in love the minute I saw it. The price was $5.00 so I snatched it right up. I had set all my stuff down at the front by the register and while I was gathering up all of my stuff to start paying for it a lady asked me “oh, are you still going to get that?” I replied, “oh yes, definitely”, and she replied “oh darn it, I was hoping you didn’t want it anymore and I was going to grab it.” So, would you have bought it for the $5.00 price tag? scale

At the same sale I also found this, a mini globe bank. I’ve been seeing globes in use as décor all over the internet and I really love them so I wanted one of my own. Unfortunately all of the ones I’ve found recently are priced way too high for my tastes. Then I saw this in a 25 cent bowl at the same estate sale where I got the scale. I snatched it right up. For display purposes I just set it on this candle holder to give it some height and to make sure it didn’t go rolling off the cubby wall hanging. So, what do you think? Would you have bought it for 25 cents? What a steal huh?


I actually placed both of these items in the same vignette on the top of my new splurge PB cubby wall hanging. Here they are all put together with yet another thrift find, the milk glass goblet that I got at a thrift store for $2.00. The blue Ball jars were kinda expensive for me but I just really wanted them. I got 4 of them with the lids for $20, then an additional $12 shipping on Ebay. The rest of the stuff in the cubby I’ve been accumulating over time. Some of the items I’ve bought at thrift stores, garage sales, or estate sales, and others were gifts or just stuff I’ve had for awhile.


So, this particular estate sale was really awesome. I got quite a few more things at the same Sale. I bought a bunch of plates for my “in progress” plate wall, some Dr. Seuss books for my sweet grandbaby, the salt shaker I used in the previous post (actually I got 3 of them and broke 2 of them when I dropped them, bummer!), a set of 3 stacking gold Italian tables, and a few more things that I just can’t remember right now.

So, what do you think of my recent thrifty purchases? Would you have bought them too? I’m linking up to…


Erin said...

YES YES YES! I would have bought all of it--even the "pricey" blue Ball jars! I am such a sucker for those. I absolutely love how you hung the vintage scale--it looks spectacular!

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

Yep, I'd have bought them! Love the scale, it's different than most I've seen recently, and love how you displayed the globe on the candle stick. Wish I had that display from PB, it's on my wish list of stuff to try making someday.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Great treasures love the scale