I am going to join Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday again this week. Please stop by and see what the others have found thrifty this week.
Why do I keep going to the thrift store when I should be down-sizing, not buying more for my kids to sort through when the time comes? I really, really need to stop doing this but every time I go in the door to the thrift store something just jumps into my cart and won't leave until I get to the checkout counter...leave?....it does....with ME!
The weekend started out with a trip to a couple of thrift shops. At the church run thrift, I found a small bamboo steamer basket ($2). This little gem is only a bit over five inches wide...I didn't know they came that small. It is perfect for two! I know where my 10-inch baskets are going...thrift shop!
Howard doesn't like when a cold glass sweats, so he asked me if I would look for one of those double walled mugs that were so popular a few year back while I was thrifting. I have been looking for almost 6 months...nothing. I found not only one, but a set of four. They set me back $1.50. I have 3 in the freezer in case anyone wants an ice cold beer.....the other is sitting on the stand by Howard's recliner.
Then on to Goodwill where I found another soup tureen, this time an all white turkey ($4.98), hen/tom turkey salt/peppers ($2), another metal candle holder, this one will hold a 6-inch diameter candle (50¢), and a hurricane type holder (50¢) for a tapered candle. The tureen is small, holding about 6-7 cups, just about right for Howard and I, with enough left over for lunch the next day.
Yesterday, at Goodwill, the only thing I found were a little terra cotta colored ram and 4 white/black chargers. The ram was 74¢, which included the senior discount; the chargers were marked at 49¢ each, so they ended up costing less than $1.50 for all four! I will be spraying the ram white as soon as our rainy/snowy/sleety weather dries up a little. I will be using some of these treasures for Tablescape Thursday.
I now have four soup tureens, not counting the Liberty Blue that goes with my dishes, with no place to store them! I have been trying to think of where they can be stored, think maybe a good place to display them would be on top of the china cabinet....that would take care of storage, don't you think?
Lastly, I promised I would show.....the coffee pot, sugar/creamer from last week's thrifting. They are quite pretty all cleaned up, don't you think?