Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Successful Thrifting!

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I love when I go to a thrift store and walk out with things that I could have bought at an antique store for a lot more money. I found both these items at The Salvation Army and I think they were about $5.00 each. Look at the beautiful hand painted berries on this vase. The colors are just amazing!
I also found this covered dish. The shell-shaped handles are perfect for my shell themed table. Look at the little beaded detail around the edges. I just fell in love with this!
There are so many times I go to the thrift store and walk out empty handed but it always calls me back because I know there can be treasures in there at any time! It's the thrill of the hunt for those treasures that I love!

42 comments:

cojome1 said...

What a beautiful vase Cindy! You found some real treasures.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

There is nothing more fun than that!

M ^..^

Susan said...

The vase with the berries is so beautiful! Sometimes there are some wonderful things to be found while thrifting.

Sharon said...

Good job!
It's a great feeling isn't it. And guilt free because you don't spend much. (usually)

Donna said...

Cindy, Do you also thrift at the Youth With a Mission store on Winchester? of course that always leads my daughter and I to the Dairy Queen lol.Your right it is the thrill of the hunt Happy Thrifting Trails to you

Adrienne said...

Hi Cindy -
You found some wonderful things! That vase is absolutely gorgeous. The covered dish is perfect for your table. You hit the jackpot!
~Adrienne~

Beverly said...

That covered dish is perfect for you. It definitely must have been calling your name.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, Haven't been able to read your blog for a couple of days...suffered withdrawals! Love your thrift store finds and love, love, love your new table and chairs! Cheryl in California

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

It's so exciting to find something you love at thrift stores. I love your covered dish. Do you still have dinners with a group of people?
Take care,
ginger

Connie said...

Sweet little chick, when I'm down in Hayward next month I'm going to some thrift stores!!! Lovely lovely items. You're one lucky lady getting the vase with berries. I LOVE that one.
Smoochies,
Connie

Brenda Kula said...

Do you get most of your glass pretties at the thrift shops? Or eBay? I've been trying my hand at eBay lately. But the shipping... You have lovely treasures. And such a good eye for detail!
Brenda

Carla said...

Beautiful finds! I love summer fruit, especially berries, so I really appreciate the vase. Patience and persistence really do reward thrifters.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Oh so pretty and cheap! Those are the finds I enjoy the most!
Hugs, Kelly

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Cindy,

Maybe the same person that donated the table and chairs, is the same person that owned the vase and bowl. Do, you ever wonder that ?
I have at times wonder who owned it and why they got rid of such lovely things.

Ciao
Glenda

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, how I love thrifting! You came away with some wonderful treasures! I am happy for you

Stop by my brand new blog sometime:

www.homemusings.blogspot.com

My daughter's is:

www.theworldanditsroses.blogspot.com

Take care,

Elizabeth

KimmyJ said...

Cindy, great finds. You've inspired me to pay the local thrift a visit tomorrow.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Oooooh, those vases!

thevintageboquet said...

Cindy, I can only describe your 'taste' as "melt in your mouth, luscious!"...(very new to your blog) Deb

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Cindy! I got my box yesterday,,Thank you SO MUCH! I loved everything and plan to blog about it soon!
Have a great day!
hugs,
Robin

Kathleen Grace said...

Well you hit the jackpot this time:>) I love the tureen and the vase is beautiful. There is nothing better than a great deal:>)

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

There is no way I would have passed on that white dish either. I love it.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Anonymous said...

Wow. I had to stop and catch my breath when I saw that berry vase. That is soooo beautiful!!! Lucky you for finding it at such a great price!ksarra

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! I see you are having a good week - it's only Wednesday too! I Love what you found especially the white covered tureen. There is a new consignment shop I spotted next town over and as I was driving by I caught a glimpse of something white in the window. I have to go back before it is too late! Enjoy the rest of your week - can't wait to see what else you find!-Jeannette

Rosemary said...

I know what you mean. 9 times out of 10 I don't find anything. But sometimes you get lucky.
Love the covered dish.
Rosemary

lvroftiques said...

Ooohhh thrifting is my passion! what fabulous finds! The berries look luscious! And the shell handles are perfect! One never knows when one will find a treasure. That's why I get a pang of apprehension whenever I don't stop for a garage sale or thrift store....What if I missed a perfect treasure? Oh horrors! Hehehe! But every once in a while "pay dirt!" Whoohoo! And I'm hooked! Vanna

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love the beaded detail, that is my favorite!

Melissa

lifeisgood said...

Hi Cindy!
I love your thrift store finds. The vase is really sweet and will look great with both your yellow and/or your blue walls. You are a very lucky girl to have such a variety of antique and thrift stores conveniently available.I really admire that you know exactly what you like and pull it all together so well. I'm still getting caught up on your older blogs and I plan on trying the Molasses cookie recipe ~ I'll let you know how I like them.
Karin

Donna Kay said...

I love both of those - that vase is magnificent!!!! Lucky you!!
Bless....
Donna

Judy said...

What fun items you found. I love the vases. I'm going thrifting this weekend. I hope I have half the luck you do.

Layla said...

I've GOT to find one of those covered dishes! LOVE IT!

MM said...

The handpainted vase is beautiful. My mother was a china painter, and you wouldn't believe how long it takes to do something as wonderful as that. You surely got a bargain!

Deserae said...

Ohhh.... you did find some wonderful goodies! I especially love the little vase with berries! Our Goodwill never has anything that nice! LOL
~Des

Amy said...

You really had a successful trip at the thrift store. I love it when I can get a great bargain. Love your treasures! Amy

Darla said...

Ooh I love that covered dish!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces Cindy! I love th vase with the berries, that is beautiful!

Hugs,
Amy

Joyce said...

You always find such great treasures!! I don't know where you store all of your beauties, but you sure have some nice things!

Michele said...

After just enjoying my first thrill of the hunt at the thrift store, I'm definitely now hooked!!! I'm glad you found some perfect treasures for your home!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OMG!! I just went to Amazon to see if I could find the Lemon Drop book it was $183.66 my mouth dropped open. WOW! you got a wonderful more than wonderful deal!
Enjoy,
ginger

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

These are amazing for just $5 a piece! You sure got a great bargain! Don't you just love thrift store shopping? I sure do! I especially love the painted vase.

Kady

Joanne said...

You did real well, girlfriend!! Hard to believe that people don't want this stuff anymore.

Miss Sandy said...

Love both your finds! I never find such incredible bargains at thrift stores, usually I just find strange castoff tupperware, wonky baskets, and bric-a-brac.

Anonymous said...

You're so lucky. Our Salvation Army is loaded with junk. It's rare to find anything nice, and then it's priced high. That bowl would be at least $30, here. It would be tagged as a "collectible".

~elaine~