Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Latest In Thrifty Buys.....


I used to do regular posts on my Thrift Shopping...

Seems the last thing I posted was the fabulous kitchen/oven we purchased for Miss V...

These few things, are from the Fall...
I just never got around to posting about them...

This lovely bowl, was 75 cents...
I found similar ones...on the internet...from the Swinnertons collection...selling for $15... Very retro pattern...from the '50's...perfect for a salad...


Wee Jack Daniels glass is perfect for our toothbrushes at the cottage!   25 cents..

It is very thick and heavy...did not look this one up!

The rust stain came out with CLR...

Good as new!

The Black Scotty S&P shakers were 25 cents each...

Very dirty...cleaned up beautifully...

On the internet for $15!! 

Aren't they adorable?  My friend Devon would love these....♥️


 Have a few of these figures at the cottage...not sure what they are called...

The metal tin with handle now holds Miss V's treasures that she finds on the beach...and some beach glass!

A lot of the handled tins sell for $5...

I paid $1...not sure how much the girl was!!  She will join her friends on the sunporch next summer!!

This next purchase was $1...

Stacking vintage Aluminum Canisters...

Including the salt and pepper...

When I found these on the internet...they were listed at $35-$40... 

With no salt and pepper!! When I took this photo, I had not really cleaned them up yet...they look even better now!! So cool..... 



Another $1 purchase...

Celery tray...on the internet for $13!!

It is currently in use here at home...on the dining room table, with my candle sticks and Bunny vase on it!


This one  blew me away...as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it!!

My parents had 2 oil paintings of "The Hunters"...I remember it so well...

I do believe my brother has them now... 
 
This Tea Caddy was really pricey....$5!!!

Made for Twining Teas...

On the internet...$40...

This piece is on my sidetable in the dining room right now...but...I do think it would be a nice gift for my daughter, who is also into collecting beautiful pieces!!




This one was a real surprise to me!

I am always looking for glass casserole dishes with lids...I had never seen this golden glass before!!

Turns out, it is called Mexican vaseline glass...sells for $12...I paid $2!!

Love the shape of this one!!
This milk glass divided relish dish...was $1...selling for $12...

Mine has the golden edge worn off...

But will be well used at family get togethers!




And...of course...the best $5 ever!!!!!

We brought it home from the cottage last week...after I found a bag of "food" at the thrift shop...for $1...

She loves it!! Had a ball yesterday playing and cooking up a storm!!

Made me a hot dog...fried egg...and a cupcake!! 

Loves putting everything in the oven to cook!! 

PHEW!!! That was a long post!!

Hope you enjoyed my Thriftys!!

You all having a great day???  Very dark and uneventful here today...

Got out to Michaels again...the yarn I purchased for my beachy afghan was on buy one...get one free!!! Picked up a few more balls...and added another colour!! Sure hope I have enough...I have 20 balls...100 grams each...you crocheters out there...sound like enough for a large afghan????
it will be my project while away...won't be long now...:o) 

I picked up a lovely piece of Cod...he is soaking in some buttermilk right now...
Will drench him in Panko crumbs and bake him...along with some homemade Yam fries....fresh bok choy...green beans and a loaded spinach salad...

Hope you all have a great evening...

                       Cheers!  :o)

                         linda ♥️





49 comments:

  1. Love the little Scotty dogs. I have a set of foxes that I love. What is better than dishes with lids. You will make great use of that. Glad Miss V is becoming such a good cook. ;-)

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    1. She was really excited....made us very happy!♥️

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  2. Very cool finds, Linda. You've reminded me that it's been awhile since I strolled through the local thrift shops. That's always fun!

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  3. She is so cute w/ her kitchen and your finds are fun..and I do enjoy seeing them..
    Living in a "hunt" area..and an "equestrian" area..I do have a few hunt things;)
    I get you.
    There are 2 places you would like here;)
    Have a great weekend..
    P.S. Our dollar:( I even got to Paypal checkout on something and the difference was so great..I backed up..all the way up.To not ordering.

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    1. The dollar is a very sad situation...I am very lucky to be going!

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    2. You are..we will still go too..but no online shopping till then:)

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  4. Hey, Mrs Thrifty! You got some great bargains there.
    Peter has a little grey kitchen set as well and makes his daddy and mummy sausage, egg and beans and a cup of tea . . . bless him. They are moving house this weekend . . .
    Love all your acquisitions . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Good thing Peter is in the kitchen....always be prepared...you are a great Papa!

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  5. I need a divided pickle/relish dish too and intend heading over to Goodwill or Value Village to find one when I have time! You sure found some great buys there!

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    1. Our Goodwills have closed their doors!

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  6. I enjoyed seeing your thrifty finds . . .
    Love the first retro like piece . . .
    The Ireland souvenir dish is very nice . . .
    The Twining Hunter pattern piece is wonderful . . .
    And the $5 kitchen . . . Miss V is going to enjoy it for a long time.
    What kind of places do you have for thrifting . . .
    Did miss out on hearing about vacation plans ???

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    1. She will Lynne...she was pretty thrilled!
      Boyfriend and I go to Florida for a month...this will be your first trip with us!
      Glad to have you along....

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  7. WOW ! awesome thrift finds ! First thing that went through my mind when I saw the hunters & hounds on the canister was the paintings mum and dad had of them , painted by a famous British artist from the 1800s. Wonderful photos . Miss V is growing like a weed ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. Same memory for us, Elaine! Cool!
      She is growing.....for sure!

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  8. you really found some beautiful treasures, they are things I would have brought home!!!
    the best is the kitchen,, wow, money well spent for sure,,
    you eat so healthy and colorful,, I like that,, they say we eat with our eyes, lol,!!

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    1. It is fun Laurie...especially when I do some homework afterwards!
      Dinner was really good....

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  9. I LOVE your thrifty buys, and can't believe the low prices. I would have had the little terriers, the Irish dish, the hunters, the milk glass place - in a heartbeat! Our thrift stores are much too expensive, imo. How gorgeous to see Miss V with her pink stove - and the plastic food. I bought a heap of that for my grandsons, and they love to play cooking too. Teach 'em young, I say.

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    1. We visit a few Bibles for Missions thrift stores...they are awesome!
      Never too young!

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  10. I am thinking about checking out a few neighborhood garage sales once the weather warms up again. I will be on the lookout for stocking stuffers. I want something in the stockings next Christmas that isn't food. Maybe I will check out some thrifty store between now and then too. Sometimes I find something wonderful for a really great price.
    :0)

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    1. Love thrifty shopping....good luck..let us know!

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  11. You gotta love thrift shopping, don't you? And bringing the stuff home and cleaning it up is the best part! You got some really nice things! I especially love the canister set! What a steal! I'd have to have the tea caddy, too!

    I've never heard of Mexican Vaseline glass! Who knew? Not even this auction goer! haha.

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    1. Me neither! Only when I googled it, because of the odd shape, and Mexico markings!

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  12. I never really check out thrifty stores, but years ago, we used to have fun at U.S. antique auctions. I love the little metal tin with handles for Miss V.'s treasures and the little girl figures. And of course, her kitchen. Your dinner sounds yummy, finally took your suggestion and bought a Costco BBQ chicken. Easy dinner with tossed salad after sitting in 401 traffic, returning home from having lunch with T.O. friends. Take care...

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    1. I was there yesterday...bought 2...one for the freezer!
      They are a good buy....and usually get 3 meals...lunches!

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  13. I think you did really well with the thrifting Linda. Everything is very nice and great prices. I've been going through my 'stuff' and have it boxed up to 'give away' to the Hospice Store in town. Some of it is worth $$$ but no one wants it so what am I to do?? At least it goes to a good cause. I has one aqua satin finish rose bowl packed to go and kept thinking about it and dug it out again. LOL Can't give it away just yet! Hope you have a lovely weekend. The storm is by-passing us so it will be nice and sunny and cold.

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    1. Your daughter doesn't want anything?
      I have been taking boxes for the last 3 weeks...always come home with something!

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  14. That canister set is really great. You sure find things for excellent prices. And as always, your meal sounds so good! -Jenn

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    1. Sometimes you just get lucky I guess!
      Enjoy your weekend Jenn!

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  15. Oh my, Linda....I want to go thrift shopping with you. What great finds. Love them all, and with your touch of photography look so elegant. I love covered casserole dishes too. I have one small one that is perfect for two, and always on the look out for more. I remember the old corning ware ones with lids.
    You dinner sounds so good. I stuck a pork roast in the oven with carrots and potatoes and onions...just in the mood for a Sunday Dinner on Thursday. My dearest didn't mind.
    Hve a geat day...you have me in the mood to hit the thrift shops tomorrow.

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    1. I have a few of the Pyrex ones...I had never seen this colour before!
      I gave my daughter a beautiful blue one I found!
      You do so well with thrifty clothes!! I am not so good at that! hahaha!
      Dinner sounds perfect...enjoy your weekend Wanda!

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  16. we're watching as a HUGE monster storm goes all up the eastern coast...
    drenching where you'll be soon and dumping tons of snow further north.
    I hope it warms up and brings on the sun and heat for your trip!
    and love your thrift finds. not all but almost all!
    I don't know how I feel seeing things I remember well and now they're VINTAGE!!!
    makes me feel about 100 yrs old.
    but doesn't retro just make you happy? it does me.
    and we knew she'd love that kitchen! she's her nana's girl. xoxo

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    1. Yes...we have been following that as well...YIKES!!
      Not gonna affect us here..we are Vintage Tammy!! hahaha!
      After all...we are from the 50's!
      Loves her kitchen....♥️

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  17. Miss V looks so domestic - I bet she just loves it.
    What a lot of finds. I particularly like the tea caddy and the cannisters. What bargains. Or as I call them... bargooooons!

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    1. Absolutely....bargoooons!! Start the car! hahaha!
      Enjoy your weekend Suzanne!

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  18. Great finds! Wish we could go together! The little kitchen for Miss V is so cute!!
    20 balls ought to do just fine for your afghan!
    XO Kris

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    1. Oh dear...wouldn't that be fun!!!
      Thanks for the tip on the 3 of balls...so worried that I won't have enough!!

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  19. Fantastic thirty finds, haven't been to the thrift store in awhile, except to drop off a couple of boxes of stuff.

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    1. We have been doing that every Friday for weeks!!
      Dropping off stuff...clearing out! Feels good!!
      But...I do love a few new thrifty things every once in a while1!

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  20. Are your cupboards and tables not full yet!!! You now need a new house to store all your goodies kiddo!!! I was doing some of that as well....then I moved and.....had to get rid of a lot of it. The little cooking centre was perfect for your little miss to practice her cooking! They grow out of those things fast and good to get a bargoon on that!

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    1. Nope...
      She loves it...well worth the $5!

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  21. You have had some really great finds haven't you!!! Thrifting is obviously much more productive in your part of the world than mine! xx

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    1. I thought you did thrifty shopping too Amy?

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    2. More chucking than buying these days! We have too much stuff!! xx

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  22. Hi Linda, thanks for visiting my blog and yup.. Im still kicking around! lol! love the scottie dog shakers.. how cute! In the dollar section at target they have a little valentine garland with scotties on it. I had to have one! looks like youve been able to pick up a bunch a treasures. Ive not been thrifting in forever... I always think Im going to and then never end up anywhere! lol!
    have a great day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  23. Hi Linda, thanks for visiting my blog and yup.. Im still kicking around! lol! love the scottie dog shakers.. how cute! In the dollar section at target they have a little valentine garland with scotties on it. I had to have one! looks like youve been able to pick up a bunch a treasures. Ive not been thrifting in forever... I always think Im going to and then never end up anywhere! lol!
    have a great day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  24. Hi Linda, thanks for visiting my blog and yup.. Im still kicking around! lol! love the scottie dog shakers.. how cute! In the dollar section at target they have a little valentine garland with scotties on it. I had to have one! looks like youve been able to pick up a bunch a treasures. Ive not been thrifting in forever... I always think Im going to and then never end up anywhere! lol!
    have a great day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  25. What a pile of thrifty finds!!! I know you have a very good eye for 'finds' but you must have some awesome stores, too! LOVE the scotty dogs salt and pepper shakers!!!

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