Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thrifty Finds This Week

As I continue to stay true to my decorating on a dime philosophy, I shopped for good deals at my local thrift stores, Goodwill and Value Village.
Only did a few garage sales last Saturday, because I just could not get myself going Saturday morning.....some days you just want to vegetate - plus I was reading a very good book!

But what I did get, they were all great deals.  
Tucked behind the table is the sweetest child's winter sleigh.

Haven't quite found a permanent home for it yet, but I will.  
I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas.

Isn't this the prettiest tablecloth??
I got it for $9.00.  The embroidery is incredible.
I have the perfect dishes to go with this vintage tablecloth and can't wait to do a tablescape.

Anybody remember these poodles?

These Avon vintage poodles I remember from my childhood.
I just love finding treasures like these!

I bought this black and beige plaid pillow at a garage sale for $3.  
Haven't found a home for it yet, but I just really liked it!

Relish dish #1....paid $9.99 at Value Village.....

.....and relish tray #2, bought at Goodwill for $8.99.

Pretty little cream and covered sugar dish....paid $5 for the two.

The best deal this week had to be the sterling flatware for $.30 a piece!  
I bought a service for 12.

My daughter picked up these antique books....$1.00 each.
I am so glad she loves antiquing like her Mom!

....and a pretty little tea cup...$1.00

So this week I thought I did not do too bad.


I will be showing off my treasures at
Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville
Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Grove
Frugalicious Fridays at Finding Fabulous
Show and Share Day aJust a Girl
Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Awesome finds! Love the sleigh and poodles.

  2. Great finds this week, love the cross stitch table cloth and the $1 teacup

  3. Wow, you found some beautiful things this week. I can't believe you got all that silver for so little! Amazing! I look forward to seeing a tablescape with that pretty embroidered table cloth. Enjoy the rest of the week. Pamela

  4. You did great! My favorites are the tablecloth, what a beauty, and the check pillow and the little tea cup. Ok, get busy, want to see some tablescapes, now!

  5. Wow..looks like you had quite a successful day!! Love the tablecloth!!

  6. Hi Diane,

    You found some AWESOME things this week! My favorite is the tablecloth; I would love to have something like that. The teacup is charming, and what a deal you got on the stainless. I like everything you chose, and I applaud your thriftiness. We don't have to spend a fortune to make our homes look pretty.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  7. I covet the tablecloth! Absolutely gorgeous, the detail, the colors! Love the sled can't wait for Christmas! The teacup is gorgeous, the sugar and creamer - love it all!!! Yay for thrifting!!!

  8. You found some amazing and wonderful deals this week. The tablecloth is really lovely! I am a lover of all things thrifty! hugs, Lindaggg

  9. That tablecloth is gorgeous, someone put many, many hours of love into it. Sterling for 30¢ each, now that has to be the deal of the century! I am happy that it found the best possible home with you, Diane.

  10. Your tablecloth is indeed beautiful!!

    barbara jean

  11. Those are some great thrifty finds! love the poodles and the embroidered cloth the best!!

  12. This is the most beautiful tablecloth I have Ever seen! Love the poodles, too! Everything you found was lovely. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

  13. The poodles on the books is such a cute vignette. You got some real steals.

  14. looks like you made out very well....
    love those poodles
    Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend.

  15. I remember the Avon poodles too!
    Great finds and it sounds as if you had fun too.
    I know you'll have fun decorating the sleigh.
    (You can practice for the Christmas in July parties later this week!)
    Great fan handles on the flatware.

  16. I love the tablecloth you found! So pretty!! I collect embroidered tablecloths too.