4/22/2009

Thrifty Thursday!

It's "Thrifty Thursday"....

Hello my friends...welcome to "Thrifty Thursday"!!!

Thrifty Thursday is hosted by Leigh over at Tales From Bloggeritaville. This week Leigh has a special co-host...Chandy from What Now Tablescapes! Chandy will be co-hosting "Thrifty Thursday" while Leigh is out of town! Thank you, Chandy for carrying on for Leigh! I adore both of these sweet ladies' blogs...go pay them a visit and while you're over at Chandy's place...you'll have to check out all of the other "Thrifty Thursday" participants!!!

Ohhh my...I enjoy a good bargain just like the next guy...so I just love shopping at thrift stores!!!

You know...I also love the fact that shopping at thrift stores gives some wonderful people work opportunities!!! ARC Thrift Stores (where I shop) employs some wonderful individuals that may have a difficult time getting work in a regular setting...and I love that!!! Our local thrift shop, Coopertive Ministries, provides financial assistance to those in need with the proceeds from their sales. So not only do I benefit from getting some great treasures at great bargains...but I also feel that I'm helping out a bit as well!!!


My Easter Shopping Trip at ARC Thrift Store...

On Easter Sunday (after church), I stopped by the ARC Thrift Store! I was a bit surprised that they were open since it was Easter! I found some great "treasure finds"!!!

These are my newest little "treasure finds"...

Treasure Find #1...

***Silver Tray***


I do apologize for the photo...it's always difficult to photograph silver because of the reflection of light.

This little beauty measures about 12"x 22". I just love silver!!!

Here is a close-up photo of the beautiful engraved French shell design. I just love it!!! I have actually polished this little treasure since I took these photos and it polished up beautifully!!!

I paid just $5.99!


"Tresure Find" #2...

***Soup Tureen***


I did it...I did it!!! I finally found a soup tureen!!! I have been looking for some time for a soup tureen and could never find one...or when I did, it cost more than what I wanted to pay.

I just love the creamy white...it will fit in nicely with my white ironstone collection! It is missing it's ladle though...I will have to keep a lookout for one! This little beauty measures about 12" across and is about 8" tall. It's a nice sized tureen...I'm happy anyway!!!

I paid just $4.99!



Treasure Find #3...

***Ceramic Lattice Tray***


Ohhh...I think this was my greatest "treasure find" of the day!!! I just love this pretty white, lattice work tray!!! It is ceramic...fairly heavy! It is a good sized piece measuring 12" x 19" and is about 3 inches tall.

You can see the detail in this next photo...just look at the pretty grapes and leaves! I really do love this ceramic lattice tray!!! I think I will use it for a fruit bowl, but it also could be used for bread, rolls, cookies, etc...so versatile!!!

I paid just $4.99


Well my friends...I'm so happy that you stopped by for a visit today! Hope you enjoyed taking a little peek at some of my new "treasure finds" from the thrift store! Don't forget to go over and see Chandy, Leigh, and all of the other "Thrifty Thursday" participants!!!

Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I just love visiting with you!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari



PS....Just wanted to let you all know that our new Sunday meme, "Sunday Favorites" ...is a GO!!!


I have figured out Mr. Linky...Praise the Lord! hehe!!!


I will have a post about this new Sunday meme this coming Saturday...so stay tuned!!! I sure do hope that you'll plan to participate!!!


For more information on "Sunday Favorites"....just click HERE!


27 comments:

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Wow! You hit the jackpot, didn't you? I'm amazed a thrift store was open on Easter. You are so right about our thrifting "habits" truly are helping some that are less fortunate.

First of all, I'm in love with that silver tray. The etching is so classy! Very gorgeous. And yah for the soup tureen! I found one recently at my Goodwill and I was thrilled beyond thrilled! And holy moly do I love that white lattice tray. So unique and BEAUTIFUL! I bet you were doing the happy dance with your Easter bonnet a flyin'! hahaha

Good treasures, friend!! :)

Happy To Be said...

Girl you done hit the motherlode of finds here...I love that plate wow beautiful is that...WOW!! and your silver tray I can see a TT in the making here girl...thanks for sowning all your great stuff...Love ya sis...hugs and smiles...I just posted my office girl...Gl♥ria

Cynthia said...

Chari,
Great minds think alike hey? LOL. Love your great finds, the white lattice tray is truly a beauty. Chari, we sure have a lot in common. Wish you were closer (like a 1000 miles) hehe. The weather here has been cool the last few days but tomorrow and Fri. is supposed to get near 80. Can't wait. Hugs, Cindy

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Chari!
Wow! You did GREAT! That tray is so unique and unusal. LOVE it. And the soup tureen. Pretty-I love white. The sliver will polish up nicely!Ok, I am off soon for my trip but wanted to try and stop by a few before I left! Thanks! Have a great weekend.

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~! Chari I just adore the lovely little White lattice tray. That is a gorgeous treasure!

You are so great at finding bargains.
You lucky duck you!

I'm still tying to figure out the post it note comment you just left me???
Let me know what that was...:)

Have a good one.
~Melissa :)

Chandy said...

Chari, take me shopping with you next time! Those are gorgeous pieces and at $5 a piece? Wowie!

Glad to see you join in today! ;-)

I love the lattice platter, it is so nice! I will just have to keep my eye out for the same nice things and you soup tureen, simply lovely! Of course, I can't ignore the silver platter that I'm sure after being filled with wonderful goodies, you will love more!

Great finds, my friend, great finds! Happy TT! ;-)

Melissa Miller said...

Oh duh...of course that's what you meant. HEHE! :)

My brain is so foggy from my allergies acting up something awful this week.
I'm an itching, wheezing, sneezy mess. UGH!

Love this "Thrifty Thursday" meme. I'll check out the rest of them tomorrow.

Yawn...have a good night my friend.
~Melissa :)

Mrs. Petrie said...

So great that you went to the thrift store on Easter! Made me giggle. Nice finds. I'm on the hunt for a big silver tray. Lucky you!

Sheryl said...

Oh, I just love your finds. I, too, feel good knowing that the thrift store offers job opportunities to those who might otherwise have a difficult time finding a job.

Keetha said...

Love that soup tureen!!!!

sue said...

mornin Chari, love your finds, all of them! I can see fruit on the lattice try! I'm glad you found your soup tureen too, and who doesn't love silver! We have an ARC in the next town but I don't think they have a shop, but we have a Ranch Hope store and I go there when I'm at the adjoining fleamarket. I posted all my (cheap) vases and flowerpots yesterday so stop on by! Have a great day! xoxo

Linda said...

You really got some great things! I am always looking for soup tureens, so I can appreciate your beautiful white tureen - and that silver tray is gorgeous! I think that after the days of armatel (sp?), people are beginning to appreciate silver again - so lovely. Linda

Terry said...

Happy Thrify Thursday! You found some great finds - I'm always amazed at what people give away! I found my first white tureen too at Goodwill - talk about excited! Have a nice day!

Michelle said...

I love the silver tray AND the tureen.

What great finds and so reasonable priced too!

ann said...

NO NO NO Charie,that tureen is suppose to be mine.Don't you remember?
ok,everybodys finding them but me.baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,but my day will come.
i wish yall could've seen my hubby the other day.he doesn't have a clue what he's looking for.but he sure is trying.we went to a thrift store.he was bringing over to mr pots with lids.big,pretty ones.but pots......not bowls.
one day ,my day will come.Cindy found 2,Gloria found i you found 1.now it's MY TURN.HA.
EVERYTHING YOU BOUGHT IS WONDERFUL.AND I REALLY AM PROUD FOR YOU...ANN

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

You found some wonderful "new" treasures. I love it all!
The thrift store I tend to favor also employs those that may have a hard time getting employment elsewhere and I love that they are giving these individuals a "chance" or maybe a "2nd chance" to be productive. I always thank whomever assists me and always find a positive comment to say to them about their help. I figure that they may need affirmation from time to time.

jennifer said...

I love the lattice-work dish. That is lovely! And congrats on finding your soup tureen.

Barb said...

Great finds girl!!
Love that white lattice looking dish.

RE notes. Yes it is very fun that he has left me some notes/coupons over the years.
I do cherish them, even the little "i love you' post it notes i find once in awhile. =0)

Blessings on your day.
Oh, can't wait to see what the Sunday meme is. (what is a meme anyway?)

blessings
Barbara Jean

artis1111 said...

Love the finds. I love the thrift store!!!I wish we had more. Kathy

salmagundi said...

That lattice plate is unusual! Do you have a silver ladle you could use with your tureen? The first thing I broke years ago was the ladle to my tureen, and have used a silver one ever since. Boy, it's hard to keep up with you - you have had so many wonderful things to post about recently!!! Have a great weekend. Sally

Linda said...

Hi, Chari, to answer your question, armetale is a metal made of aluminum and sort of looks like pewter. Wilton produces it, as well as other places - like Lenox. You never have to polish it - it is just gray and dull. A lot of brides in the 90's and 2000's request platters made of it instead of silver. HOWEVER, I love your silver and think those generations will come around to silver eventually! Linda

Mimi said...

Wow, your blog is wonderful. I'm going to check out more this evening. Isn't the Saran Wrap thingie amazing!? When I found out about it I felt as though I had just learned how to speak Italian in one, easy lesson!

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

Hi chari!
I also live in Colorado. Great finds! My favorite thrift store is the goodwill off Iliff in Aurora. I saw 2 really nice soup tureens there about 2 weeks ago, but didn't buy because I have no place to put them!
Your blog is darling!

Kirby3131 said...

I love silver trays as well. I have a soup tureen that will hold about 5 gallons of soup LOL so it never gets used --- your beauty looks like a proper size.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh I love your goodies! That white lattice tray is beautiful! You all inspired me and last week I stopped by a thrift store that actually raises money for mission work in Africa. I think I did good! But I haven't taken pics yet! I just haven't had the time lately! I'll catch up after I get back from my birthday trip to the Biltmore! Yes, my hubby has a meeting in Pidgeon Forge, TN next week and Wed. the 29th is my birthday! so he's taking me over to the Biltmore! that's going to be such a fun post! I can't wait to show you all my pics! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hey I'm back! I probably won't be able to get a look at all your posts but I'll get started anyway!

I love these pieces you found! I went through a "silver" phase myself, maybe some time I'll do a post on them!!

Christina said...

Those are fabulous finds. Love the silver tray and the shell design is beautiful. I also love the shape.

Beautiful soup tureen and very unique lattice tray. What amazing prices too.