Like most everyone else, I am so ready for Spring!
So the other day when I was at our local grocery store I
thought I would check out the fresh flower fridge. Sometimes
when I need a little pick me up I will treat myself to a bouquet of
pretty flowers. On this day they had some pretty, on the edge of done,
tulips. But, they were only 99 cents a bundle, so I bought two!
Flowers can be thrifty too!
Our oldest daughter is collecting things for her someday Home!
I love that she is picking up what we've always enjoyed doing and that is
thrifting. When the girls were younger they preferred
waiting in the car while dad and mom went into
any antique or thrift store.
Now, they are thrifters too!
She scored big recently with this wooden box. It says Michigan Fruit
on the side. This is also her collection of cookbooks
some are vintage hand me downs, some are not.
She takes after her dad and enjoys cooking too.
He LOVES that!
These two spools were found at Goodwill recently. My hubby pointed
them out to me and thought they would be great in my new Craft Room.
They are quite large actually and are spun with a coarse feeling yarn.
I'm not sure were they would have come from, but I grabbed them.
I think I paid $8.00 for both.
Here they are displayed above the cabinets in my Craft Room.
DO NOT look at the back splash!
We still have to decide what to put there.
But, the two "cookie jar" type jars
were picked up for around $4.00 and the
tall one in the middle was 99 cents.
(see my cupcake liners Vee ?)
The larger Ball jar above was found in a junk pile my hubby picked up
while out cutting fire wood. Zinc lid included. The small blue Ball jar I
picked up recently at Goodwill for 99 cents, zinc lid also included.
Love me some zinc lids!
This next find has a little story behind it.
I first saw them when I read a post that Penny posted not long ago.
You know how it is when you're out thrifting and you keep your
eye open for things. Anyway, one day I was out doing just
that and I saw the lid but, not the base of
a Butter Bell. So I didn't pick it up, not being
smart creative at all.
Then a few weeks passed by and
at the same thrift store I saw the base.
Shoot, why didn't I pick up the lid when I saw it. Oh well!
Not knowing what I would do with the base and not the lid, I didn't
buy that either. But, I kept my eye open/on it each time I went into
that store. Long story short, my hubby and I went into that store
on Saturday and....
both the lid & the base where there!
~insert happy dance~
But, not together. The lid was in a different section, I think over by
where they had the candle holders and what not. Anyway, they had the
lid marked 49 cents and the base marked 99 cents.
Of course I picked them both
up and took them over to my hubby and
explained what they were and my story.
(I still wonder where the lid disappeared to all those weeks)
the ~French~ side
When we got to the register to pay, the clerk held the lid in her hand
and had a weird look on her face and asked what it was.
I explained that it is actually the lid to the dish
and that someone just marked them separately.
At that price I didn't care!
She then said, "They do that sometimes,
I will just give them both to you for 99 cents!"
Thank you, I replied!
Then she said, "Actually, your total will be 73 cents!"
It's "blue tag" day and it was marked with a blue tag!
Score for me!
The original price is $21.95 plus s/h and tax!
I can handle 73 cents!
Don't you just love thrifting?
Do you ever pick up thrifty flowers?
I'd enjoy hearing about your ~happy dance~ thrift finds too!
Thanks for stopping today....
I always enjoy your visits!