I found some great treasures at the thrift stores this past week! Look at this awesome white stoneware tureen from a California pottery that I found at the Goodwill for only $4.00! It was originally priced at $7.99, but was half-off the day I was there. It’s beautiful and in perfect condition, although it’s missing the ladle.
I also found this great pair of candle holders for $1.99 each and added a $1.00 candle. Melissa @ 320*Sycamore posted about her Dollar Tree hurricanes which are inexpensive and easy to make. And the two reindeer were $2.99 each. (BTW, the brass stocking holders were GW finds a few years ago.)
I also found this great brand-new candle warmer with the snowman for $3.00 (off-half). It’ll replace this one for the holidays, which I also bought at the TS a couple years ago. I love these candle warmers … they make the rooms smell wonderful!
This one is out year-round and sits on this vintage dresser in my formal dining room. It was great for the fall, but the new snowman warmer is much better for Christmas.
BTW, I bought this vintage dresser AND mirror last year at a church rummage sale for only $15.00! What a deal!
Now for the fantastic deals I found at the Salvation Army this past Friday! Every first and third Fridays of the month, the SAs in my area have everything in the store at 50% off. (That’s normally the only time I shop at the SA.) And this past Friday, everything that was Christmas was 75% off! I bought 20 items, and my total for everything was $22.56 … that’s less than $1.13 per item!
Can you believe I bought all these quilts and wall hangings at the thrift store? How sad is that? I just knew I had to rescue them.
I paid a total of $8.50 for all 5 quilts … unbelievable! The quilt top is shown on a queen size bed … I would have paid the $22.56 for that alone. It is made with vintage fabrics. It may not be perfect, but someone put a lot of effort into it.
This Nativity Set originally sold in 2000 for $24.95 at Rite-Aid. The original receipt was still in the box and someone bought it on sale for $12.50. The figurines are made of resin and it’s your common dime-store quality, but the price was right.
Six boxes of 25 C-9 Christmas light bulbs. They’re made in the Republic of China so I’m sure they’re not vintage and not quality.
But the price was right, and they’d be perfect for making this:
Some vintage books for $0.50 each to make some of these:
Wreaths made from old book pages. These are inexpensive and easy to make; and look great! You’ll find several tutorials by doing a Google search.
Lidded glass jar $5.75 = Paid $2.88
Baby buggy planter $3.55 = Paid $1.78
Christmas Nikko dinner bell $5.75 = Paid $1.44 (no pic)
Ty Snowman $2.35 = Paid $0.59
Cookie cutters $2.35 = Paid $0.59
The little TY Snowman is perfect as an ornament for my Snowman Christmas Tree:
Isn’t this collection of baby planters adorable? From Betty@MyMinkBetty. I already have two that I received so this baby buggy will make three … ahhh, the start of a new collection!
And the cookie cutters will be used to make these easy and fun ornaments. From Kate@CentsationalGirl.
This cute little rooster was another freebie. Not sure what I’m going to do with him, but I thought he was too cute to pass up!
I think I found some pretty good deals this past Friday at the SA, but it was a mad house. The crowds were as bad as Black Friday! The poor clerks were so overwhelmed that I’m sure they made mistakes. When I got home and compared my receipt with the items I bought, I realized they did not charge me for a couple of items. I hate feeling guilty about things like this so I made a donation to my friendly SA bell ringer at Stater Bros. Feel so much better!
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