Thursday, June 3, 2010

thrifty thursday

It's been almost a month since my last trip.
I had a bunch of errands
so I didn't plan to shop long.
I ended up spending almost an hour and a half
at the Salvation Army!

I am just tickled with today's finds!
I thought this pillowcase would be perfect for a slip for Lily!

I love the extra detail on the hem.
I could not believe my good fortune;
these gorgeous vintage sheets
in NW Arkansas!!
I had decided all the really good ones lived elsewhere...

When I was checking out
the gal told me the linens were half-off.
I had her charge me for one more and ran back to get this gaudy thing

I don't know why I like it
but I do.
Those red flowers are about 10 or 11 inches across!
My favorite purchase
was this case

or maybe it was these....

$1.50 for both of them!
I was so glad TJ wasn't with me;
we'd have had a fight on our hands for sure.
They had two totally awesome ugly vintage chairs
that I had to leave there;
no room in the inn.
maybe Lana can go snatch them up....
All together
I got
1 skirt to use as fabric
another skirt (perhaps wool?)
that looks like it should fit a dear friend of mine quite nicely
a pair of jammies for Lex'
almost 4 yards of floral knit fabric
3 sheets
1 pillowcase
8 glasses for the freezer, for milk - yum!
5 board things - not sure what they are
but I plan to use them as lap desks for the kids
a fabulous sturdy basket - with liner
a large square jar for ribbons for my sewing nook
the suitcase that makes me giddy just looking at it
those incredible card catalog steel boxes
- get this -
eleven dollars and fifty cents!!!

I don't know if I should believe this or not
my mother swears
that I was once mortified
because someone complimented an outfit
and she told them we'd got it at the thrift shop for $2.
sorry, Mom!


  1. Whoo-hoo :)

    I love the shoes! The sheet is great too, those flowers are AWESOME!!!

    You did good, I never seem to do as well on my trips...
    well, our changing table was $10.00. That was a great find...

  2. This is the best I've done in a long time! the glasses AND the sheets were half off. shoes were buy 1 get 1 half off, but I only found one pair, so she just let me have them for half off anyways.
    She told me 50 cents each on the boards, then said, "oh, how 'bout a quarter?"
    and the other stuff was all priced remarkably cheap for SA for some reason....

    you really ought to go check out the chairs (one of them you probably wouldn't want - no place for it - the other, you might... it'd need to be recovered probably) and that TV hutch thing.... love you, Sweetie

  3. Yeah, we were gonna go at lunch time to look at that tv thing and it just all fell to bits. THe plan, not the tv thing ;)

  4. My oh my, what a good day for you!

    Guess what? FSM is getting a SAVERS! Fabulous thrift store we had in CO. So when you're in my neck of the woods you'll have to check it out....but stop by and pick me up first, ok?


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