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Friday, January 7, 2011

First Thrifty Items Of 2011!



I am always late to the party, but am going to join Linda at A la Carte for Junkin Finds Friday. Thanks for hosting this fun meme each week. It is fun seeing what others have found since last week. Make sure you click onto Linda's site so you can drool, too!

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I hadn't been thrifting since before Christmas and needed a fix! This is what 2011 has brought so far. I didn't find any dishes that I wanted to bring home, which is unusual for me. But...I did find some linens, a fun pitcher, some yellow stemware, which has been elusive until now, some yellow/blue candle sticks and a large salad bowl. I did find a couple pieces of silverplate that I am saving for next time.

These Vera napkins are brand new. I have quite a few orange dishes they will look great with.



Some of the other linens are green/white checked napkins, orange plaid napkins a green/tan/rust tablecloth, a pale green Damask tablecloth and reversible yellow print placemats. Look for something in the way of a yellow table in the near future.



I have been on the hunt for yellow stemware for quite some time, finally found it at $2.99 for the four. The blue/yellow/green pitcher is perfect for lemonade.





The candlesticks look a little French with the yellow and blue or is that just wishful thinking on my part?



Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

32 comments:

Kathleen said...

Yellow stems , wow! I have never seen that! Beautiful!
Love all your finds, and look forward to seeing how you use them!
Getting ready for the next storm here. It is snowing now!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love everything! Those yellow stems are very cool, it will be fun to see them in a tablescape. The Vera linens are pretty! I think the candlesticks do look very French! Thanks for joining in Junkin Finds Friday! hugs, Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you found some fun things! Lovin' the yellow stemware and I'm sure we'll be seeing it in a fun tablescape soon:@)

Ames said...

Love the yellow glassware, and Vera napkins. Great finds!~Ames

On Crooked Creek said...

Marigene,
Thank you for visitng On Crooked Creek today with your kind comment.
Yes. .. one of my past post was titled, Plate addict Lives Here. . .
Those aqua (blue) plates were purchased at Iron Star in Fort Scott. The bowls and saucers were purchased at Paramount Antique Mall. I don't have a complete set yet, so I'm always "on the hunt" to complete for a service for 8.
I adored your place mats on the table today! I have a matching tablecloth, but no placemats were at our store. Stop by again soon!
Fondly,
Pat

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT finds! Loving those yellow stems and the Vera napkins. Looking forward to the tablescapes you will create :)

Blessings!
Gail

Marsha said...

Those are some great finds. I never find colored stems in our GW - I need to keep looking.

Looking forward to seeing it all in a tablescape soon especially the yellow/blue :)

Jane said...

Well I would say you found some wonderful "first thrifty finds of 2011". Hope the rest of the year is just as successful!!
Jane

xinex said...

Those candlesticks holder are lovely and yes, they look very Frenchy. Love all your new finds!..Christine

podso said...

I have a yellow and blue piece that would match your candlesticks. Great finds. I love linen. Thanks for visiting my blog. Our moms are the same age!

Carol said...

You made up for lost time, Marigene! Nice haul, such beautiful treasures!

Nancy said...

The yellow stems are so pretty, and unusual. I love the linens too and those big floral candlesticks.

Have a great weekend,

Nancy

Scribbler said...

Thanks for stopping by scribblerunfocused -- always nice to hear from you! Too many dishes many have exacerbated the problem of the cabinets. Love your big yellow goblets from the previous post.

Sunny simple life said...

Wow those are some great finds and as soon as I saw the candlesticks I thought how French are those.

Tim Gronek said...

Your finds always amaze me Marigene! Yellow glassware is difficult to find, even though it does not sound like it would be. I see FALL in all your colors. Well, except the pitcher for the lemonade! I love colorful items like that! I am POSITIVE the candlesticks are from France! Yep! Pretty positive!!

Sherry said...

You found some great stuff! Yes, I think those candles do look French and toile-like at that. Yellow and blue is a great combination and the yellow stemware too. Very nice!
Sherry

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh La La, Yes I thought they looked French the minute I saw those wonderful candlesticks!!! You are a Lucky Lady, EVERYTHING is fantastic... We'll be Looking for those beautiful tables of yours!
Hugs, Donna

Linda said...

Lots of great finds, Marigene! I especially love the French looking candlesticks! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Gosh you found some great finds. Lucky you. Everything looks great. Can't wait to see them in a tablescape. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Please do come back again.

La said...

It looks like you had a very successful shopping excursion. La

Diann said...

Oh, you hit a jackpot with these thrifted things! Love them all! The yellow stemware is wonderful It is so hard to find real yellow glasses! The pitcher is so pretty. Love all the linens (of course!)and the candlesticks are going to be so pretty doing a tablescape or just home deocrating!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Marigene! Great finds...especially the yellow and blue candlesticks...so frenchy! And the linens...gorgeous! Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

Debbie said...

If I ever found Vera napkins at our Goodwill, it would be like hitting the lottery. Love the yellow stems, can't wait to see your tablescape using them.

Betsy said...

Wow, what a fabulous haul. You hit the jackpot for your first time out in 2011. Keep up the good work.
Happy hunting and thank you so much for visiting with me.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thanks so much for visiting and your comments. I thought that was so funny you commented what you did on the pink trees because usually I'm not a big fan of pink things but these really got my attention too! LOL! I just love your finds as well. You can never have enough napkins IMOP. Those were great but I really love your candlesticks. I do think they are very french country. I remember seeing these in the stores when they first came out. I liked them very much then and I still like them now too. Enjoy!

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the linens and yellow stems. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~Heidi

bj said...

Oh, gosh, girl...you got some wonderful items.
And, I would say Ooo La La at those candlesticks. :))
xo bj

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Wonderful finds! Looking forward to some pretty tablescapes with these!

SavannahGranny said...

Great finds. I can see future tablescapes in all of these.
Love the linens. Hugs, Ginger

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

I love the yellow glasses. You found some wonderful finds!

Denise said...

I am a new follower.Drop by and visit me anytime.

Sue said...

Love those yellow glasses...you found some really good stuff...I just sent an e-mail to Linda telling her of my great thrift store find up in Philly...I was so excited at my bargains you would have thought I met Tom Selleck!!
I will have to join in her party next Friday....Sue.