Aug 31, 2010

Grandma called it junkin'...


I had a couple of hours all to myself this afternoon (big smile) and even though it wasn't half-price day, I headed straight for the thrift stores. Yes, that is plural. The first store is where I got the most deals. The second store yielded nothing, and the third store produced a good item. Ready? Here we go:

I collect a lot of different items that commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 for two reasons: I like to decorate in that style, and it was the year we were married. This 11 inch plate is from Carson of Freeport, PA and is metal that is "pewter-like". I have several other similar items from the same place. My cost? $1.40.

One more pineapple for my collection...a small box that is in excellent condition. For 29 cents, I had to bring it home!

I have no intention of rushing the Christmas season, but this primitive star ornament is made out of wood and tin. Again, 29 cents.


I really don't need any more Wheaton bottles, but this large (height, 8 inches) Paul Revere was only 79 cents. Of course I had to rescue it from the store before someone dropped and broke it!

Not a very clear photo, but I bought this tiny framed print for 29 cents because the design on the crocks looks very similar to my Pfaltzgraff dishes and some pottery that I have...such as this:

I have a small collection of this style of pottery made in Williamsburg, Va. I got this candlestick today for 99 cents.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but these glasses are 5 1/2 inches tall but the cup part is only 2 1/4 inches in diameter. We were recently served a dessert wine in small glasses like these, so I thought it would be fun to pick up a few, especially at 29 cents each.

At 99 cents, this pretty Salem China tea cup with lid made the cut!

Another 29 cent item, I thought this would make a cute little fall decoration.


My biggest splurge of the day, I paid 2.99 for this black knit Sag Harbor sweater. What attracted me was the pretty covered buttons, the excellent condition, and the design.

Grand Total....(drum roll)....$9.48 plus tax!

(Note: Five Aspects of Woman Series in progress at my other blog, www.mistressofmydomain.blogspot.com. Scroll back to Aug. 29 and read forward)

6 comments:

Pat said...

What a great eye you have for a bargin, you did very well!
I was just thinking about visiting my local thrift stores, you just never know what treasure you will find..as you proved in this post!

Rebecca said...

Isn't it fun? I especially like that blue Wheaton bottle!

janet said...

What a great haul...you know I love my Salvation Macy's ;-)
I really love the Salem tea cup...so pretty. I would have brought that home also.

Thanks for visiting my blog this morning and to answer your question about my post....YES..it is very real. Freerunning started in Europe and it makes me nervous just to watch these young men do their thing. How many bones do you think they break every year...Yikes !
Have a great holiday weekend

Janet xox

Shirley said...

Wowie! You racked up! I never seem to get good bargains. I've never had the knack.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So I imagine you watch "American Pickers"? It's our new favorite show. I love "junkin'". Just wish I had the space to keep all the stuff I'd want to purchase.

Love the blue bottle!

Thanks for stopping by and for your prayers.

peace~elaine

Jess said...

WOW, what finds!
You didn't know, but my Hubby makes "his rounds" daily...he specializes in books that he sells on Ebay. So whenever we travel (ie: to Grandma Land in KY) we hit all the Goodwills in a 30 mile radius!!!
In fact I took some photos of the stores to blog about!
Talk soon Sweet Friend~