2/03/2010

New Treasure Finds...

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It's Time for Thrifty Thursday!
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Hello my friends! It's time for Thrifty Thursday!!!
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Leigh from over at Tales from Bloggeritaville is hosting another fun filled Thrifty Thursday! Please go by and see what terrific thrifty treasure finds Leigh has for us today and while you're over there...you can check out all of the other Thrifty Thursday participants!

Thank you, Leigh...for hosting Thrifty Thursday and giving us the opportunity to share our thrifty treasures!!!
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My Newest Thrifty Treasure Finds

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Yeeeehawwww!!! I Found a New Thrift Store!!!
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Last weekend during a trip to the big city...I found a brand spankin' new thrift store! Ohhh girls, I was doin' my happy dance!!! Hehe!
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This thrift store is a thrifter's dream...let me tell ya! It was packed so full of thrifty treasures that you had to dig and dig...just to see them all! Now that's my kind of place! I know that it's not everyone's "thing"...to have to dig to see what all is there but I just love it!!! The great thing about these kind of places is that alot of folk aren't willing to get in there and DIG...so many times there are hidden treasures...just waiting to be found! To be found by ME!!!
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Here are a few of the treasures that I found...
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A Set of 4...Olive Green Placemats
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I love these placemats!!! These pretty olive green placemats will be perfect for my dining room! I love that they are reversible...pretty olive green & white checks on one side...and olive green stripes on the other! They are brand new...found them still in the package!
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Cost: $1.00
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Burlap Placemats & a Brown Transferware Plate
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I found six, brand new, burlap placemats! I must confess that burlap really isn't my style, however I have been seeing some really pretty things made out of burlap lately! I'm not sure what I will do with these...maybe just use them for an Autumn table...maybe I'll stencil on them and make pillows???
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I also found the most beautiful brown transferware plate! It's ironstone manufactured in England! I grabbed it faster then you could say "it's mine!" Hehe! Brown transferware is getting harder and harder to find and I love it!!!
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Oooh...just look at that beautiful brown pattern!!!
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Cost: 6 Burlap placemats...$1.00
Brown transferware plate...$2.99
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Teapot, Pedestal Plate and Matching Bowl
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After my exhilerating treasure hunt at the new thrift store, I went to TJ Maxx. I found this gorgeous white porcelain teapot! I was really excited because I had been "eyeing" the exact same teapot at an online store for $30. I just love the intricate roses that stand out on the front of the teapot...sooo pretty!!!
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I also found the most beautiful white porcelain pedestal plate and matching oval bowl! I just love the reticulated edge with the pretty red & white polka dotted ribbon laced through it!!! Ohhh...wouldn't these pieces be pretty on a Valentine's Day table? Love, love, LOVE THEM!!!
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Cost: Teapot...$9.99
Pedestal plate...$5.99
Oval bowl....$5.99
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I love TJ Maxx!!!
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The two crystal candleholders were another treasure find from the new thrift store. I just love the cut glass pattern on them!!!
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Cost: $1.00
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Silverplated salt & pepper shakers from the new thrift store! They need a bit of polishing!
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Cost: $2.95
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Fisherman Santa
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And...last but not least...is my greatest treasure find of the day!!! As I was paying for all my goodies at the new thrift store, I glanced over at a shelf behind the cash register...lo and behold...there he was in all of his Christmasy glory...SANTA!!!
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Now...I collect Santa's and really became excited when I saw him just standing there on that old shelf! I asked the lady...nonchallantly...how much she wanted for Santa. There wasn't a price tag on him but she would take $5.00 for him! Yeeeehawwww!!! I'll take him!!! Fisherman Santa was brand spankin' new...and for just $5...he was mine!!! Oooh...now I can't wait for Christmas to get here! Hmmm...let me see...only 326 days until Christmas!!! Hehe!

In the meantime, I decided to put fisherman Santa on the filing cabinet in our office! It's decorated in khaki and green and we have many of our old antique toys, etc. in there...so Santa, with his cute little khaki vest and green trousers...fits right in!
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Well my friends, thank you so much for coming by today and taking a peek at my latest thrifty treasure finds! Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

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35 comments:

Theresa said...

What a great bunch of goodies! I love the teapot and pedastal plate/bowl. Sweet finds at the thrift store. I love to change out placemats, you just can't have too many or enough:) Love the silver salt and pepper shakers too. Anyway, you sure had a great shopping trip! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day dear Chari!

Leann said...

Ohh..ahhh...

I'm lovin' it!

Leann

Braley Mama said...

Chari, I love all of your neat finds. That teapot is sooo cute!

Tardevil said...

I've probably told you, but I also collect Santas, so I can relate to your excitement at finding a new one! Love the white "milk glass" looking dishes w/ polka dot ribbon. You hit the jackpot. Don't you just LURVE that?

trish said...

Oh my! You are so lucky! :o)
I wish I could go shopping with you!
What a fun store that would be. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Lots of good deals , but I soooo love the red in white and the teapot!! SmASHING, dear girl, simply smashing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

YAH CHARI!
YOU DONE GOOD GIRL! So many beautiful treasures, so many great deals!! I have been eyeing that teapot at TJMaxx, its awesome isn't it? And Dan got me the pedastal plate for Christmas, I am posting it tonight! The silver s and p are fabulous, they would go for much more and that Santa, he's a doll! I want to see the office room, it looks so charming! How's your week going? We are just trudging along, trying to get through winter. My Mom and I are going to AZ. on the 24th, so I am looking forward to that! Missin my son! Hugs and Great Post too, Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You found some wonderful things! I LOVE the Santa...great find! And I would love to buy a pedestal plate like that! May need to go shopping! I did go to my favorite thrift store today! I'll post soon! ♥

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you really did hit the Motherlode ha ha!! Love all your wonderful treasurers you got...Now that Santa is just too cute and like Cindy I want to see the whole room my friend...Hope all is well in your world today my dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Chari,
Wow you hit the jackpot, everything is so pretty. Was there another teapot like that for sale? The riboon laced plates are perfect for Valentine's.

As always it is such a treat for me when you stop by for a visit. Everything is good here, still cold but not too bad. Hope you've been enjoying all those sweet grandchildren - I still can't believe you look old enough to have all those little grandkids.

Keep doing that happy dance!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, you really did find a ton of wonderful things. Now let's see, I think I could really use all of it, don't you? lol Love it all. Hugs, Marty

podso said...

I've got that white teapot! Only the lid broke, but it looks fine on my shelf anyway. Good finds there. See you Sunday. Thanks for the nice comments you leave!

Treasia Stepp said...

What beautiful finds and what steals on prices. Lucky, lucky you. I love the teapot and pedestal/bowl. Gorgeous. Sure wish our thrift stores would get items such as you found.

Allie and Pattie said...

OMG! Chari, you KNOW I love your finds. Check out my Tablescape Thursday post from last week- I have the matches to your teapot. It's one of my favorites! Great deal!
xoxo Pattie

Katie said...

You've helped inspire me before and you've inspired me again. I love home decorating blogs. Sure fire way to get me out of my funk and into a little rearranging and decorating in my own home. Thanks for sharing all the neat ideas you have for your own lovely abode.

9405018--Pat said...

Wow, what a great bunch of goodies....your one lucky lady...I also collect santa, I have one like it...(clothtique by Possible Dreams) and I paid 65.00 great find...thanks for sharing...Pat H

Sandra said...

Omgosh, Chari! (High Five!) You found some wonderful treasures! I need to shop at thrift stores more often and hopefully score like you did! Love'em all!
Sandra

Cori said...

Oh Chari!

I want to go shopping with you!!! That teapot is just TO DIE FOR! Such treasures...love them all. All I can say is WOW!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Chari, you scored big time! So many wonderful treasures! Those placemats are fabulous and I love the silver S&P and the teapot!

Cheers!
Tina

Dixie said...

Girl those are some thrifty treasures you've found... my favorite thing is the crystal candle holders... I'm a sucker for a pretty candle holder...and I'd have snagged those if you didn't! thanks for sharing your treasure!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That teapot is gorgeous!! You got some great things. I need to keep looking for more Thrift stores...I haven't had much luck at the ones near me lately.....I usually do better at the Goodwill. Anyway, You have inspired me! Love everything you came home with. Your blog is a lot of fun!~

Lana said...

Hello lovely friend! You did find some WONDERFUL deals at the new thrift store!!! And a new thrift store in and of itself is a real find! I LOVE our Church thrift store. And I went to Birmingham and visited thrift stores there and found some amazing things. It's so fun never knowing what you'll find, but always something wonderful!
Have a blessed day and congrats on the awesome finds,
L

The Watts Family said...

Great Treasure hunting and wonderful finds looks like you had a very fun time indeed ~Blessings Love Heather

Sonia said...

Chari,

You really hit the jackpot...I was immediately drawn to the teapot and plate with the red ribbon weaved through it...just gorgeous! So many new treasures..and I know you will have them artfully arranged in no time at all..can't wait to see what you come up with.

Hugs
Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Patriotic Mom said...

Wow, you did hit the jackpot! I loved all your things. The plate stand and bowl are my favorite. Don't you feel like the kitty that just swallowed the canary when you have had a good shopping day! I always think of Sylvester and Tweety! LOL Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Mimi said...

You really did find some wonderful treasures, Chari! I am so happy to hear I am not the only one that isn't in love with burlap...I was beginning to get a complex! I love brown transferware, that plate is beautiful. The little pedestal plate and matching bowl will look cute for many holidays, just change out the ribbons.

Tootsie said...

hey girl...I have that tea pot...and the sugar to go with!!! those really aren't that old even...the cake plates are here in homesense right now...and I picked up my teapot last spring! what a find!
I love those type of stores....I have been thrifting a little bit lately too....and re-painting some things...and just playing around to keep busy!
hope you have lots of fun in your new haunt!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Chari you really found some awesome and very pretty deals! I just adore the ribbon tied plate. So cute!

Have a great week my friend. ~Melissa :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I adore all your wonderful finds, man I wish we had such a goodl thrift store around here, I have found a couple of my favorites but it is such a thrill to find something you really love and at an unbelieveable price, love that, especially when you are aware of the actual value and the price it was...so fun...Phyllis

Sarah said...

You certainly found some good buys!
I'm in love with the black and white tiles of your kitchen. Wow!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great deals.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

FABULOU Sdeals! LOVe the set from TJM!
LOVE the santa! he is way cute!
And I love the plate. So pretty. You got a great deal! Wish we could go thrifting toegther! Thanks for sharing today. Thank you also for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
~Hugs~
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

linda said...

I love all of your finds but especially all of the white goodies. You're a girl after my own heart!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulous treasures you found Chari!!! You definitely scored!!! Thanks for sharing.
Kim

paperbutterfly said...

Wow!! I went shopping last week and came home disappointed. Sigh.
I would love to shop with you just to see the delight on your sweet face. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings, Pam