When you know you won’t be able to go to any yard sales, you need to find another outlet for your weekly thrift fix. That was the case last week for me. I knew yard sales were not in the cards for me, so I decided to check my local thrift during my lunch time.
I had gone looking for some potential purchases “spotted” by my good friend ‘S’. They didn’t work out, but I was not prepared to leave empty-handed. I found this sweet little green pyrex mixing bowl tucked inside a box filled with a dish set. The Boston Warehouse piggy chef spreaders are always so handy for daily use. I have a bowl filled to the brim with spreaders we use every day. I had spied the tiny turkey salt shaker on a previous visit and left him behind. Today, he jumped into my hands. The Nordic ware egg cooker is the second such device I have found. The first was for my daughter who highly recommends it for micro cooking of eggs. I’m giving this a try for those hurried workday morning breakfasts.
I also picked up this shelf. I just loved the colors of this and for $3.75 thought it was worth bringing home. Even it I end up painting it, it’s still a deal. It had the original HomeGoods price tag of $12.75 on it.
I think my favorite find of the day was this Royal Albert teacup in the Brigadoon design. I just love those precious thistles. This one required a good soaking to clean up the tea stains left behind and a good scrubbing all around. She’s good to go now and ready for a cup of tea and perhaps a shortbread cookie.
While on my way out the door from work, my friend ‘S’ texted me about some things she had spotted that day at the Salvation Army thrift store. Knowing that it was potentially a stop on my way home, she called to find out their closing time. She called me to let me know it was 6:00. It was already 5:37 when I was on the phone with her. I told her I couldn’t possibly make it in time. Well, the thrift fairy was with me as I tooled down the road. I decided I would try to make it before closing and amazingly I did! Boy, am I glad!
These green wine glasses are what ‘S’ had spotted for me. They were in a cardboard box and there were lots of them. They also had a larger compote/champagne size. I opted for the smaller size since I already have some Indiana Glass “Whitehall” green compotes. I picked up eight of these at .99 cents each. As best I can determine they were made by Colony Glass in their “Park Lane” design. I believe they may be quite similar to Imperial Glass’s Cape Cod design. See why I was so glad I made it before closing?
While the very friendly clerk, Lynda, cheerfully wrapped my glasses, I peeked around the corner at the dishes up front. Although it was very close to closing time, these dishes almost “flew” off the shelf and into my arms.
Is there such a thing as too many rooster plates? No, I didn’t think so. These are by Oneida in their “Morning Rooster” pattern. They were marked .99 each, but with the right color sticker for the day, they ended up at .49 each. I also found this plate while looking at the roosters.
While I may not have gotten to any yard sales, my dish-spotting friend “S” kept me on track at the thrifts. It was a very good week. Now I’m off to find a place for all these goodies….
I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Today’s Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.