Monday, April 25, 2011

Thrifty Treasures

Let me go ahead and admit it.....I'm CHEAP!  I guess the politically correct term these days is "thrifty".  Whatever you want to call it, I will just tell you straight up that I am a bargain shopper.  Yes, I have a good job, yes I make good money.  Yes, I could pay full price and not blink.  That doesn't matter to me.  I still think we should be good stewards of our resources, and I do love me a good bargain!!!

Shopping at the thrift store and our local antique store (which is really an indoor flea market) is my favorite activity on the weekends.  Yard sales are hard for me to do with dragging the little kids around and all.  There are no buggies to corral the little boogers in!! LOL!  So, for now, I'm sticking with my two favorite haunts.  I always can find some treasures every time I go, and I never leave disappointed.  So, without further ado.....this week's thrifty treasures!!!

First up...this lovely silver pitcher!  $13 at the local antique store.  Not a scratch or dent on it!  LOVE it on my white cabinet (also a thrifty find at the same place a few weeks ago).  The shell picture was another thrifty find a few weeks ago.  $10 for this great picture!  I love the frame!

The silver tray filled with shells was also a thrifty treasure....$3!!!  (If you haven't figured it out, I L-O-V-E anything that sprarkles or shines.  I am addicted to vintage silver!!)

Another silver thrifty treasure....this vintage lid for $5.  Yes, I bought just a lid.  No, I haven't flipped my lid, just look at what I did with it....
I had the other two "loner" lids, so I thought why not?  I like to display things in threes or fives, so this little loner just found the rest of his family right on my kitchen wall.  This goes to show you....never throw anything away!  You just might be able to use it later.

And....on the way home from the antique store, I saw this cutesy little cart full of flowers outside a farmhouse.  An eldery lady was sitting out there selling flowers.  I got two of these gorgeous plants for $8.  They are simply sublime on my front porch!
And, for the very best thrifty treasures of all.....the FREE kind!  I found both of these things while walking in the woods behind my house.  My cat had kittens, and I was trying to find them.  I found these instead.  (Yes, I eventually found the kittens, too!)  
This birdhouse stole my heart!  I wasn't about to leave it.  It's just perfect on my back porch.  My next find has a lot of character.  Love the rusted out parts of it, and looks great on my back porch, too!
I'm linking up with other thrifty treasure lovers over at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No. 60. 
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
Also linking up to The Tattered Tag and Keep it Simple Sunday!


11 comments:

  1. Love your thrifty finds! I too am thrifty (my hubby calls me frugal)...anyway...love your blog and all of your treasures...new to your blog via Coastal Charm...visit me sometimes over at The Cranky Queen...an eclectic mix of antiquing, junking, decorating, thrifting, crafting, & family.
    Tiff

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  2. The silver pitcher is a fab find. I raised my kiddo going to yard sales. Now she is nineteen and she still loves them. I know it is harder with more than one kiddo. ♥O

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  3. Oh i love being thrifty to or frugal it's all the same ,nothing like grabbing that bargain,
    love what you did with the lids looks fantastic !! feel welcome to come visit me over at primitive ole frugal mumma ...
    Have a great week Heidi :-) Oh im your 100th follower YAY !!! lol

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  4. Pretty! I love getting a bargain too!! Then you can just buy more! LOL

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  5. What lovely finds, Farica. It is fun to be able to find things at a bargain price.
    Thanks for sharing.

    have a happy day~ LC

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  6. I'm cheap too! Someone asked me the other day if I was still going to shop GW when my hubby starts making big bucks. I'm like, of course! It's who I am. No sense in paying big money when you don't have to. All of your finds are fab! The free birdhouse is my pick of the day!

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  7. I too love vintage silver. I love your idea of the sea shells on the tray. You'll have to stop by my blog and see my previous post about my blue birds! :)

    Donna

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  8. I love your ideas Farcia, I am also a ( cheap ) person! Lol i always try to find the best deals! you found some great ones

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  9. LOVE all your thrifty finds! I have the same silver pitcher my mom bought it for me at a recent tag sale. I love it, Martina

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  10. You did really well on your bargain hunting! It feels so amazing when you get a good deal on something:)

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  11. I too try to be a good steward of what I have been given, though I admit I don't always make it. I love your finds. The birdhouse to me is just as beautiful as the silver pitcher. I am now following. Stop by for a visit.

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