A late start due to morning appointments and a hot day added up to very little yard sale shopping opportunity. The drought in sales led me to follow signs for one sale which I never could find. The only other sale I happened upon would have been great if I was searching for kid stuff, but I wasn’t. I did find leaf-shaped candles which will be useful in future tablescapes, I’m sure.
My wonderful friends, however, have kept me supplied with thrifty gifts to share. Keeping in-line with fall-themed tablescapes, “S” found an adorable acorn adorned spreader. She also gifted me with this sweet candlewick plate. I believe it may have lived its life as an ashtray at some point, but no more. It will be a very welcome addition to my collection with multiple use possibilities.
One of my blog-reading co-workers came upon an Avon American Heirloom series bowl in the Independence Day pattern and decided to gift it to me. The sweet flowers on this bowl are charming. I’m sure we will see this in a future vignette or tablescape. The little dragonfly appears again on the inside of the bowl; so sweet. Thanks, “DH”!
This next thrifty gift had me squealing with delight. After spying one of these in an antique store for a not-so-thrifty price and deciding to pass, “S” found this in our favorite lunchtime thrift and grabbed it up for me.
I had never seen one of these before. From what I can learn, it is a little glass creamer that was given away as a premium in Post Grape Nuts back in the 1930’s. This one has a number 23 on his underside. Isn’t he just the cutest thing? I love him and am so thankful to have a generous friend with a great thrifting eye. Thanks, “S”!!
Yard sales may have been few this particular week, but thanks to my friends and their thrifty gifts I had a spectacular week.
I hope to join the parties at Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, 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, and The Penny Worthy Project at Hey, What’s for Dinner Mom?