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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thrift Date

If you follow me on Facebook then you know that I recently had the chance to meet up with my bloggy pal, Elaine from Creating Wonderful Spaces

I had won her most recent giveaway and what a perfect excuse to get together for some thrift shopping and lunch!


We met in the middle at a Goodwill that neither of us had ever shopped at before.  Let me tell you! This was the nicest Goodwill I had ever been in! It was like shopping at a fancy boutique. And the people working there could not have been any nicer.  Totally different from the location near my home! I know I will be shopping here again!


Anywho, I can't go thrift shopping and NOT show you what I scored! 
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 Elaine actually spotted this for me just as we walked into the store. 
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Yellow tags were not 50% off but, into my cart it went!  It's a bit scuffed up but, I plan to paint it and put it up in my new office.  That's if Mr. B doesn't claim it for himself!

Elaine is a fellow tablescaper too so, we made sure to go through the plate aisles thoroughly. Look at what made it into my cart!

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 4 sweet squarish salad plates. I can't decide what about them I like most, the shape, the checks, the flowers or the price.
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White tags WERE 50% off so I only paid $1.00 each. There are some beauty marks, a few chips and crazing in the glaze but, I {heart} them!

I put this next piece in my cart because I really like the shape.  I also plan to paint it to either display in my office or, on one of the mantle shelves in the family room.

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Another white tag, so I was only out $3.50 for it. 
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Christmas decor was also discounted 50% so we also made sure to check out all of the holiday decor shelves.
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I saw this big metal sled and I knew I had to have it!  I can use it next year for a centerpiece, on the buffet or, I can hang it on the wall by the cord. 
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$3.00 was worth paying!
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And check out these sweet snowman family napkin rings! I may regret posting them as my mother-in-law LOVES anything to do with snowmen and she may want them for herself.
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At only $1.00 I may let her have them...if she makes some homemade cinnamon rolls in exchange for them LOL!

My final purchase was this set of four placemats.
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 The birdhouses and blue birds will be perfect for a Spring tablescape.  
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Only $1.00 for each placemat!

Elaine had a full cart too and I wish I had taken pictures of the beauties she made off with!  Not to worry, we have decided that we will be getting together more often to hit the thrifts.  Next time she will show me her haunts and then, I will have my turn to show her my little secret stores. 
Have you been lucky enough to make friends with a local blogger? I highly recommend it!


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34 comments:

  1. Do you have time to use the Christmas napkin rings and sleight yet this Christmas? Can't wait to see what you do with the "B".

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  2. It is fun to shop with another blogger at thrift shops! I love you finds and think you got some awesome deals. Hope you have a Great Christmas.
    hugs, Linda

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  3. Some lovely finds! Those snowmen napkins rings are gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Those were some great finds! Our Goodwill isn't very good either, but one about an hour away, near my mother-in-law's, is really good. Isn't that weird how they seem to be either hot or cold? We do have a couple of other thrift stores in our area that are always good. The only problem is that I don't get to go often enough! Thanks for sharing your day with us :) I hope you're having the merriest Christmas so far :)

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  5. Score!!! I wish our Goodwill used real price tags like that!! They use markers on everything here. It seeps into the crazing, won't come off baskets, etc. Argh! Maybe I need to take a road trip :) Merry Christmas!!
    Karen

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  6. Looks like you made out well! Some great finds. Cant wait to see what you do with it all.

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  7. I still can't believe how pretty that Goodwill is! You certainly found some great treasures, and I can't wait to see what you do with them. Right now I'm making a new cushion for the cat bed. I'll take before and after photos. The glass pitcher got used at our dinner party Friday night. We got some great deals, didn't we! AND, had fun!!!

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  8. Hi there,
    Just stopping over from the blog hop! So glad I came across your blog. I love thrift store items! Now following you on Linky friends! If you have a moment to follow back, you can find me at http://lifeinthesimpleln.com
    Thanks!
    Katie from the simple lane

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  9. What wonderful finds! I love those square plates! Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  10. Nice finds...I love thrifting too!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  11. love fun decor like you shared always searching for great and fun buys myself come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  12. Sounds like fun and you got some great things. Thanks for joining the Open House party this week. xx, Sherry

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  13. I love that vase and it looks great in your home! I've never met another blogger in person before ~ I'm really shy when I meet new people!

    Thanks for linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

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  14. Score! You brought home some goodies. I would bet your MIL would not remember the napkin rings by next year!

    I was able to meet up with a blogging friend in the summer and it sure was fun!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  15. You totally scored! Geez- I need to shop with you- I never find good stuff like that!

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  16. Look at the goodies you scored! How fun!! Thanks for linking up at my party Kathe! Have a great weekend!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com

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  17. You did quite well! I have been itching for a good thrifting. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  18. I was looking for some shell ornaments and found some at Goodwill. I love that store. Happy New Year!

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  19. You found some great things! Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a Happy New Year!

    Jody

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  20. Great finds! Especially love that vase from Portugal!

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  21. I have that ikea shelf! Love it. I love how the vase looks on there! Great finds!! I'm inspired to head to goodwill now. :) Thanks!

    Lura
    x

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  22. Always fun to have a friend to go with to the thrift shops. ;-)
    Happy New Year, Kathe.......Sarah

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  23. Those are some really great finds! Thank you for sharing! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Swing on by and pick up a feature button. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Wow, you really scored!! I haven't been shopping in a while...I'll have to fix that real soon.
    Debbie :)

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  25. How fun to meet a fellow bloggy, and you hit the jackpot! I love all of your finds. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I am so happy to be back in action after my little break.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, sweet friend!

    Kathy

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  26. Great finds! I love thrifting too! I pinned your link button: http://pinterest.com/pin/48554502204454055/

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  27. Look like some great finds! Love that sled.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    Happy New Year!

    - The Tablescaper

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  28. Your really found some wonderful things Kathe! And how fun to met up with a fellow bogger! Thank you for sharing at TTF. And Happy New Year!

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  29. Hi Kathe, How fun for the two of you to meet up! Love, love the plates. They are my favorite of your finds. I have met up with one local blogger. We had a great luncheon. We planned on meeting again and going shopping but things kept getting in the way. Have kind of lost touch though. I think of her often and visit her blog now and then. I am going to hop over there right now. Hoping to meet up with Julie Marie from Idyllhours. She lives about 45 minutes away and is such a sweetheart. Thanks for sharing your fun adventure with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  30. Thanks for stopping by and all my best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

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  31. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  32. You found some great deals! Aren't thrift stores the best!! I go at least once a week. Your post was featured if you would like to stop by and grab a featured button. :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

    I wish you a Happy New Year with lots of fun crafting! (and great thrift finds)
    Marti

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  33. I love to find good deals like this!

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