6/10/2009

It's Thrifty Thursday!

Hello my friends...welcome to Thrifty Thursday!

I love "Thrifty Thursdays"!!! This fun filled, frugal event is hosted by our very own Leigh over at Tales From Bloggeritaville! Thank you so much, Leigh...for hosting Thrifty Thursdays and giving us a chance to share our thrifty finds! Sure do appreciate you, my friend!

Now if you've never been over to Leigh's place...you need to pay her a visit...see what thrifty finds she'll be sharing with all of us today...and while you're there you can go and check out the other participant's bargains as well!

Ho...Ho...Ho...Merry Christmas!!!
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Hehe...I know, you think I've lost my marbles, haven't you? I may be a few marbles short...that's for sure but I know a great bargain when I see one!!! Hehe!!!
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Last month when honey and I went to Atwood, Kansas for a car show...this sweet little town was having their community wide yard sale! They do this every year. While honey is doing the "car thing"...I go yard salin'!!! Yeeehawww!!! This year I found some great treasure finds...at the top of my treasure trove list are some Christmas pretties!!!
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The Snowman Family...Mr., Mrs., and baby too!
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I just love Christmas and I love decorating for it too! I collect snowmen so when I seen this darling little snowman family...it was plain and simple...I just had to give them a home!!!
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I set them up on my the buffet in my dining room so that I could take photos for you!
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Aren't they just the sweetest little snowman family that you've ever seen? I just adore them!!! Mr. Snowman stands about 14 in. tall...he's all bundled up in his green plaid coat, red neck scarf, and black top hat! Ohhh...and just look at that pretty little red cardinal that has gone along for the ride on Mr. Snowman's hat! Mr. Snowman is carrying a potted Christmas tree in one arm and has a pretty wreath on the other! Mrs. Snowman is all decked out in her finest Christmas coat of red and green stripes...with a pretty blue neck scarf to keep her warm! She's ready for snow!!! Baby snowman is just adorable, isn't he? Hehe!!!
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This is a ceramic set with an opening in the back for a tealight or light of some sort. I think they'll be really beautiful all lit up!!!
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I paid only $4 for the set!


Decorative Snowman Plate Rack...
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I just love this next little Christmas treasure...it's a decorative snowman plate rack! The rack is black rod iron and comes in three seperate pieces...they clip together. The pretty plates are so bright and colorful...ahhhh...Christmas cheer!!!
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I love the sweet face on this snowman...and just look at that pretty red and green striped neck scarf! Ohhh...and another sweet little bird!!!
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I paid only $2 for this pretty snowman plate rack!


A Mary Engelbreit Teapot Pin Cushion...

Ohhh my...I really didn't need this...but it was just too darn cute to pass up! I mean...it's a teapot, Girls! Hehe!!! I love Mary Engelbreit's pretties...they are always so colorful with such pretty patterns!

This teapot pin cushion stands about 7 ins. tall...the entire piece is made of cloth. The top of the tea pot lifts up and you could store thread or other sewing supplies inside the tea pot!

This pretty little teapot had a $3 price tag on it but the lady took just...
$2 for this teapot pin cushion!!!



This teapot pin cushion is brand new...I may save it and give it as a gift! Hmmm...we'll see!!!



Well my friends...I got a few other goodies at the yard sale but I'll save them for another day!
Before I close today...I would like to tell you about a fabulous party...
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A Cloche Party!
Friday, June 19th
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My dear friend Marty over at A Stroll Through Life is hosting a cloche party! Ohhhh...I'm so excited!!! This is going to be great fun!!! Okay...it's time to dust off the cloches, Girls...and pretty them up...because we're having a party!!!
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Please go over to Marty's place for more information. I sure do hope that you'll plan to participate!!!


Thank you so much for coming by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I love our visits!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari

34 comments:

kimmcl said...

Hi Chari - I just love all of your treasures. And those lamps on your buffet are just gorgeous! You have such a lovely home.

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
I want to thank you for the wonderful comments you left about the armoire. You made hubbies day! Your new treasures are just the cutest, and what great buys! My fave is the snowman family, that will look so wonderful lit up at Christmas time. I hope you are feeling better after your big sale last week-end. I know how those things can really wear a person out. We're helping my Mom move and boy oh boy is it a job. Also, my son and DIL are coming this week-end and I haven't seen them in like 8 months. I am very anxious and excited for them to get here. I think my posting will be a little bleak this week but I plan on getting over for Sunday Faves! Take care my friend and again I love your new treasures! Hugs, Cindy

Joyce said...

Are you telling me there are x amunt of shopping days left until Christmas? Love the little snowmen and the teapot is the cutest:)
Joyce

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, you found some of the greatest treasures, and I love all of them! I have never seen anything like that snowman plate rack. How cute is that? And your snow family is adorable. Anything M.E. sells is great, but that is that pin cushion is the best! I can even see that as a centerpiece for a tea party. It's just so cheerful. And it is amazing how little money you spent on these treasures. You did great! laurie

Sharing with Sherri said...

Chari!

OMGosh, I LOVE Snowmen too!!!!!! It's always so hard to put them away after Christmas!
I love all your goodies but I REALLY WANT that snowman plate rack and plates!! I cant believe you got those for only 2 bucks, you lucky girl!!

Okay I have to go and pout now...
Just kidding... I'm really happy that you found some great stuff!

Have a Happy Day!!
Hugs!, Sherri

Keetha Broyles said...

OK, ALL these things are adorable.

The snowman plate wrack. Did the plates come WITH it???? 'Cause if not, WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET A HEAD, TUMMY, AND BOTTOM PLATE!?! That is so cute it should be illegal.

AND - - - don't EVEN get me started on that teapot pin cushion. How do you spell covet???

Hehehehehehehehe

Denise said...

What wonderful thrifty goodies you found! Love them all.

XXDenise

Karen said...

Love the snowmen! How very, very cute! And the plates and the teapot! Man - I love it all. Isn't Mary Englebreit such an inspiration?
A cloche party???? I'm going to have to go check that out. I'm curious! I have several and . . . hmmmmm - sounds like fun!
HAGD! Karen

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hey sweet Chari! Boy you got some goodies! I love that snowman plate rack! I've never seen anything like it! And that pin cushion! sooo cute!!!! Can't wait to see your other goodies too! I can't believe you didn't do a tablescape! God Bless you my friend! Lauralu :)

artis1111 said...

It is always fun to find things you love. I am always looking for Christmas things. The teapot pin cushion is so cute!Kathy

Candy said...

Wish I could have been with ya!
What great finds, the three plate snowman is the cutest thing...never seen anything like him. The ME tea pot pin cushion, her things are always so cheery and happy. The snowman family, what a bargain and the buffet...would like to see more of that wonderful piece. You'll have to show it off sometime.
Can't wait to see what else you brought home.
As far as the cloche party :-( I don't have one. Will just have to enjoy looking at all the others.

Happy Thurs,
Candy

santamaker said...

Merry Christmas, Chari!
What cute little treasures you found. Just adorable snowman family, they'll be ready to celebrate with you in Dec!!!!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good mornin' sweetie! You're on my prayer list! I didn't know you suffered with fibromyalgia. You wouldn't know it from your blog...because you are always on the go! I hope and pray you feel better very soon! I promise I'm not trying to be the Curves spokesperson here but several of our ladies that work out have exactly what you have and they have found that the Curves workout and stretch circuit really have helped them. We have ladies with rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune diseases that swear by the Curves workout. Love Ya! Lauralu :)

Carrie said...

Your snowman are so cute. What a great deal. You Mary E. items are great-- I love her designs.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great treasures! I really like that pin cushion teapot! Very cute! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2009/06/thrifty-thursday.html

niartist said...

Chari - I can't wait to see how you work this snowman family into your GORGEOUS Christmas decorations this year! :) Something to look forward to! Thanks for sharing your treasures!

Carrie said...

Wonderful finds...the snowman family is especially nice, as is the teapot pincushion.

salmagundi said...

I've been waiting to see what you found on the car show trip. The snowman family will be great this winter when the snow flies again. I'm sure enjoying this summer as it hasn't turned HOT yet. I love it at 70 degrees. Hope all is well with you. Sally

Chandy said...

Chari, I love all of them! You so lucked out for sure dear lady and of course I am now wishing I saw those snowmen before you did. LOL

They are just so cute! I need a good sized one for my Snowman theme for Christmas as well, but I can wait since I change out the theme every year as each of my children have their own and cycle through.

Glad you joined in today's TT with Leigh! I just love that blogger, she's so nice!

Charity said...

I love the snowmen! I decorate with snowmen in January - gives me something to look forward to after taking Christmas down. The pincushion is adorable as well!

Kim said...

I love Christmas!!! And Christmas will be here in 6 months. Not much time! lol. Your snowman family is just too cute. But I really like the snowman plate rack & plates the best. And the pin cushion is cute too. You found great treasures at fabulous prices.
Kim

Cindy J. said...

Oh Chari, these are just adorable! I've been thinking about you so much.. hope you are feeling better.. Love the plate rack..what a cute idea.. I have a ME pin cushion that Minda gave me but it is a chair.. and I was so thrilled when I opened it..so cute. Hope you are getting everything done you need to do.. always in my prayers. Love, Cindy

Laura said...

What great finds and great buys. You did good. I too love Christmas decorations. Isn't it fun?

Laura

Kirby3131 said...

You scored on those snowmen - I don't see how anyone could have resisted that plate rack!

Tomarie said...

Hey Chari!
Girlfriend you made a HAUL!!! I love the teapot...I love things that are different and unique...that you can't find anywhere else! :-) The snowmen set is beautiful and can't believe you just paid $4 for it! I can only imagine what it would have went for at a gift shop..yeaaa!! :-) Now I think my favorite is the plate rack and the snowmen plate...that is just TOO CUTE!!!
You were a great shopper! :-) L~

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

a girl can never have too much Christmas and never start too early. Happy Thrifty Thursday!

Christina said...

Merry Christmas to you too. ; ) hehe

I love your snowman family and that plate rack is adorable. Very cute.

Great prices too.

sue said...

Chari I love your Christmas in June!! Its raining and thundering here but I can appreciate a cute snowman anytime! LOL! The family is adorable and the plate rack snowman I love!! Cute pincushion too. Great finds sweetie! Hope you have a great Friday and wonderful weekend! xoxoo

Kammy said...

Hi Chari !
Boy, girl you made the haul ! Love your finds ..its great to by things out of season as you get such a better deal ! Those snowmen are too cute - we can certainly use them here in Colorado ! You and your hubby should have come to the Good Guys Car Show in Loveland , it was huge - see my post....lots of fun too ! I have been hitting the thrift stores this week ....I will have to post later too.!
Hugs ~ Kammy

The Stylish House said...

Hi Girlfriend,
Haven’t been by for awhile, because I was out of town then you were out of town. I just popped over to sneak a peek and see what you have been up to. I must say I am a tad envious of your snowmen treasurers and those cute plates.
Cathy

Robin~All Things Heart and Home said...

I'm so glad someone else thinks Christmas in June! I'm always looking for things to use at Christmas!
I thought I'd seen every snowman ever made but I've never seen anything like the plates!!! So cute.
Love your treasures~
Hugs
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Picket said...

Morning girl...what great treasures you found and I love that snowman plate rack!!! I was in Hobby lobby the other day and they were putting out their Fall stuff and then I went around the corner and they were putting out some Christmas things! lol lol Life goes by way too fast lately!
Have a great weekend sweetie!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Chari, Great Christmas items! This is a great time of the year to look for thrifty Christmas treasures! The little teapot pin cushion is really cute too!

Great previous post...the met post. The gallery wall is amazing! Love the plates!!! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I LOVE Christmas in June! What great deals! I also love anything by Mary, so sweet!
I have read over much of your blog tonight. Positivly charming. I enjoyed my trip through you-amazing pictures. And really, one of the most beautiful tablescapes I have ever seen. Those are such gorgeous dishes. They are fresh and natural. LOVE it! Thanks so much for participating. I am just delighted to have you join in Thrifty Thursday!
Sincere thanks!