ic Kathe With an E: Thrifty Finds

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thrifty Finds

So, last weekend I told you I met up with Ms K for our annual run for poo. If you missed it, you can read about it here.

What I didn't tell you is that Goodwill had another of their 50% Saturday sale days. Well, I can't let a sale day go by without visiting just one, okay two, stores.  I left home about an hour and a half before I was to meet Ms K and managed to stop at two stores that are on the way to her place.

The first store I stopped at is closest to home and my least favorite.  I truthfully rarely go to this one. The pickin's are usually slim and the aisles are always in disarray. But, it was close and on the way so I soldiered in. 

I was able to find a couple of items.  I had read a blog post a few weeks ago, and I am so sorry I can't remember which one it was, but she talked of revamping her bathroom and using liquor decanters for bubble bath and mouthwash.  I thought this to be such a cute idea and made a mental note to keep an eye out for decanters.

I was lucky enough to find one that had the stopper too.  It was marked $3.99 but, at 50% off, $2.00 was a great price to me! I can also see using it as a bud vase.
Right behind it you can see my other find.  A Candlewick snack dish.  I already have one that I purchased last year at Savers.  Buuut....my all time bestie, Cindy, that lives in Kansas, had texted me a few weeks ago with a picture she took at an estate sale she had stopped at.  It was a snack plate just like the one I found. She wanted to know if it was Candlewick.  I told her yes and she asked if I wanted her to get it.  As I was texting in my usual speedy way, NOT, she added, "there are 4 of them and they are $2.00 for all four!"  Shut the front door Martha!  Heck yeah I want them!  We will be working on the logistics of getting them to me here in CO. So really I had 5 of them and this one now makes six.  I paid more than she did.  Mine cost me 99 cents. I needed six because I had thrifted, over time, 6 of the matching cups to complete the set. 
These are truly a fun find.  They take you back to the days of moms that didn't work outside the home and gathered at each others houses for card games and gossip.  These sweet little snack plates have a spot for a small sandwhich (crusts cut off of course) a punch cup and includes a spot for an ashtray and a place to hold a cigarette while you eat. Ah, simpler times :)

The next Goodwill usually does pretty well for me but, once again, I was crunched for time and couldn't really take my time digging through all of the good stuff. 

I did find these adorable salad plates.  Normally 49 cents each but only 25 cents each to me :)  
I can envision a back to school or a country themed tablescape with these plates as the stars.

My final purchase was this fall/ Halloween themed candle screen.  I loved the look of it.  I may have paid too much at $2.00 but sometimes if you see something you love you have to bring it home...am I right?  

I was pretty happy with only spending a little over $6.00 with tax for the day.

I am going to have to make sure that the next 50% off Saturday I have no plans and can shop at a leisurely pace instead of having to hurry through the stores! I can't even make myself think about what I might have missed!

** Be sure to check out this post  to read about the giveaway I am planning!

52 comments:

  1. Great finds. What a great idea using the decanters for storage in the bathroom, so much prettier than the containers they come in. x

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  2. My kind of treasures and my kind of price! :)

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  3. Such amazing prices, seriously! Your salad plates are adorable

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  4. The candle screen is lovely. Wish my Goodwill had 50% sales. You found some super treasures.

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  5. Love thrifty finds. There are no Goodwill's by me, but I travel for them. They have become my favorite store. Customer service is great also. Would love it if you posted this at Sunday's Best which is going now! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great finds. Isn't it fun when we find cool things, cheap?

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  7. Wow! What great finds! Kathe can you please email me I want 2 post about my Versatile Blogger Award But I don't have the button code. Thx nursiepoo at gmail.com Thanks

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  8. I'm partial to those candlewick snack trays myself. You found that one at a good price and so did your bestie, Cindy. I see them in thrifts and antique shops for much, much more and always smile because I got mine here and there for a lot less.

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  9. That is a great day in the land of thrift. Love the dishes. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hi, thanks for linking up at my blog hop, I am already a happy follower, http://babyfeetandpuppybreath.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week.

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  11. I love the candlewick snack plates. I have several sets of snack plates and cups, but not these...yet! LOL! I love thirfty finds!

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  12. Those are some great finds! I love stopping in those places on a whim. You just never know what you'll come out with!

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  13. Very good Good-Willin! I love the snack plates... are we going to get to see them with the cups???? *grin*
    Have a Great Week!
    ~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

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  14. Fabulous fall post! Gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  15. I love decanters for mouthwash! And what about for water beside your guest's bed? I think I'm going to go thrifting today. You inspired me. : )

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  16. The candle screen is my favorite - how simple and cool!

    Please feel free to link up to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  17. My mom actually uses a decanter for her mouthwash. It looks quite nice in her bathroom so I think you should go for it! I think I might steal the idea too ;-)
    -Natascha
    p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  18. Exactly right, my dear! Sometimes you just see something and it has to come home with you. Price? Sometimes VERY secondary..especially at Goodwill. You did good! And the snack trays...ohhh..I remember those. I do, I do! :)
    No more Koffee Klatching. You are right. Simpler times!
    Hugs~!
    Mona

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  19. P.S. Those little sandwich plates are sooo cute! Just wanted to tell you that!! :)

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  20. Thank you so much for linking up to MYM!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  21. Oooohhh, LOVE that candle screen...SO cute!!

    Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com...hope you have time to stop by and say hi...)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by! I am now one of your newest followers. I hope you can follow me too. Love the goodwill finds! Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do! Lynn

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  23. the candle screen was totally worth it!! thanks for linking up :)

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  24. I never knew that was a cigarette holder on those plates. Good to know. Looks like you found some good stuff.

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  25. Fabulous finds, Kathe! Don't you just hate being rushed though? I like to thoroughly look through the goodies myself - to make sure I don't miss anything wonderful. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  26. Oh, Kathe...did I enjoy your post! My mother (and now I, lucky me) has at least 50 or 75 of these little candlewick plates AND the cups (plus many, many other styles). We use them for all our baby and wedding showers, and they are lovely. She has so many because my father's job took him to lots of places where there were sales, and he'd pick them up for her, because our family never has a small gathering--it's always a big group! I wish you much enjoyment using your lovely hostess sets. (I came to your post through Creative Princess, who invited me when she visited my blog, and your title intrigued me because I love bargains too!)

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  27. Nice finds , makes me want to go thrift store shopping! (make sure you add my button)

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  28. I need you to come and help me to shop for great deals! You are good!

    Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you.

    Vickie
    http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

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  29. Great finds! Thrifty stuff is my passion, too. Nothing better than a good old fashioned "rummage" sale, as my Mom called them.

    I'd love for you to join my new weekly link party, Thrifty [email protected] Cupcake.

    Here's the link- hope to see you there!
    http://quiltedcupcake.blogspot.com/2011/10/thrifty-thursday-3.html

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  30. For a quick run through Goodwill(s), you did great! Our Goodwill's here are not so great... every once in a while, I will score, but not often. I just did a post about thrifting though and how much seasonal decor you can get for so little money. I'd be thrilled if you came by to check it out.

    www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com/2011/10/thrifting-for-all-seasons.html

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  31. I have several different sets of those snack dishes with their cute little matching cups. I never seem to get to use them, but I still can't resist them!

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  32. Congrats on gathering a full set of 6 luncheon plates. I love, love the spot for the cups; adorable.

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  33. Wow, what a thrifty day you had. I love the idea of using old liquor bottles in the bathroom, so pretty.

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  34. Great finds.
    http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

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  35. Your found some smart and thrifty itemsI appreciate your participation in Potpourri Friday. Many thanks!!

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  37. ah....these are all great. I love a good thrift shopping day....

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  38. Great finds! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  39. Great finds...sure wish our Goodwill had 50% off once in awhile...I guess I shouldn't complain, Tuesdays are 25% for seniors!

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  40. LOVE that pretty decanter! Looks like you've had a successful thrifty hunt!! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  41. Wonderful ideas and great finds!

    Kris

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  42. You've found wonderful treasures. It's what keeps us shopping certain stores, hoping "lightening" strikes again and again. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't think your snack tray is Candlewick. I checked several resource books and didn't find any rectangular Candlewick trays. They also didn't produce any pieces with ribbed bottoms. I've seen your piece many times and wish I knew the name of it. It's a fun design and ever so useful.

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  43. I always enjoy thrift shopping, but rarely ever find treasures like you did. I especially loved that little halloween candle screen. Thank you for sharing... this was a fun post!

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  44. Love thrifting. You made some great finds. Come by my blog and look at my thrifting finds.
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com
    Sarah

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  45. Fun finds Kathe! Thank you for sharing them with us at TTF and have a happy November 1st!

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  46. Nice finds!!
    Thanks for sharing them at Show & Share!

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  47. Soo pretty! Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!!! :)

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  48. Wish I could go thrifting with you! I have a set of the "snack plates" as well. I didn't know they were "Candlewick". I love mine too! I use them for showers a lot, because it's easy for my guests to walk around & converse with them. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  49. Great finds. Love the plates. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  50. I really love that bottle. My husband and I used lead crystal dishes and bottles in our snowflake themed wedding last year. We still have many of the pieces decorating our home. It is so nice to see all the things others find in thrift stores!

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