ic Kathe With an E: I'm Just Practicing

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I'm Just Practicing

Practicing for what,
you ask?
Why for 
I Love Thrifting Day
on Saturday July 7th!!

I am thrilled to find out
that I will get to meet one of my blogging besties,
Elaine from
Creating Wonderful Spaces
I am so excited!
Elaine is a fellow tablescaper
and, from I have seen,
she can sniff out some wonderful thrift finds
for my her tables!

So, since I hadn't been out thrifting in a few
weeks, I needed to be sure my own
skills were still sharp!
Sure, I only hit two stores and a garage sale
but I found plenty!

My first score were these goblets
Four of them in perfect condition.
Marked at $2.99 each.
 But, blue tags were 50% off so I paid $1.50 each!

The rest of my finds
were something different for me.
And, I admit, I went
a tad crazy!
I have seen some of the gals
using scarves on their tablescapes. Well there were row upon row
of scarves at this store.
Most were 50% off!  
Roses! $3.99
Vibrant tulips! $1.50
Marigolds! $1.50
Sensing a theme here?
You know me and my flowers LOL!
This one is is even brighter in real life. $2.99
I love the pattern on this one. And we are
in Denver Broncos country here
so orange & blue will be perfect this Fall!
How sweet will this be on a country breakfast table?

I was finally able to drag myself away
from all of the scarves and made my way
back to the linen section of the store.
Where I found this fabric remnant.
$1.00!!!  I already have plans for this piece!

Do you know what is coming up soon?
The 4th of July!
Another remnant. Red, White & Blue!
Guess what this is.  Guess!
A twin sheet for $1.50!
I texted Mr. B and he looked online for me
and twin sheets will fit my dining table perfectly!
I'll be checking out sheets more often!

My cart was FULL
so I checked out and was headed home
when I drove by a garage sale
and saw this hanging, ironically,  from the garage door.
Know what it is?
It's a closet shoe holder!
I totally needed another one for my napkin storage!

When I got home Mr. B was ready for lunch.
So, we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant.

After we were done eating he stated he wanted to stop by Sears.
Normally when he wants to go shop for tools
I find a way to get out of going
but I am so happy I decided to tag along!
Look what was on clearance!
I love the cross stitch pattern!
A set of four NEW dishes for about $2.00 each!
By the time we made it home
I was exhausted!
But, I needed to be sure
I was in tip top shape!
I feel pretty confident that my mad skills
are sharp and
as a lean, mean thrifting machine!

Click here to see where I may be partying this week.
*Don't forget to come by on Tuesday's 
for the link party.


  1. Oh my, what a haul. I especially love the idea of scarves for table cloths. Never thought of that before. I love the pink glasses too. Hope you have a great time with your blogger friend,I'm sure you will. :)

  2. FUN! You got great stuff. Gotta love thrifting!!!

  3. Sigh....not that I'm jealous or anything but I want some of those things! Lovely haul, and arn't those scarves wonderful. Never heard of tablescaping before....that sounds super posh and will have to include that in my dictionary!

  4. I will be watching for these things to show up in vignettes!

  5. Wow, what fantastic scores! Especially those goblets ...they're gorgeous.


  6. I cant wait to see what you do with all of your new things!

  7. Wow, Kathe! I'd say you are ready for the thrifting olympics!

    I am very anxious to meet you too!!! Won't be long now!

  8. Lots of great deals but I do love the plates!!

  9. Fun finds - the pink goblets are absolutely my fav.

  10. You had a great day! The goblets are so sweet; love them. I hadn't thought about using a scarf on the table, so that's a great tip to keep in mind. Glad you had such a successful day.

  11. You really found a lot of pretty scarfs. i think the pink goblets will be really pretty at a setting. I like those dishes so much and the were so cheap! You lucky duck!

  12. Ooh, lots of great stuff, how fun! I love yard sale-ing, I can't wait for the weekends. I'm visiting from the Craftionary link party.
    ~Terrie (your new follower)

  13. Oh, my favorite past time! I can't even buy retail anymore. It isn't as fun!!! Thanks for sharing your goodies with us! I am visiting from the Country Mamma Cooks link up.

  14. Kathe,
    SCORE! I love all the finds you got especially the scarves, they're beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  15. Yup, I think you still have the thrifting talent, girl. You made a haul. Love, the dishes from Sears. So glad you tagged along. Can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  16. You got in some great pre-season thrift shopping there. Funny thing, I shopped at KMart yesterday and also picked up a box of Country Living Plates on clearance. These have a navy border with white stripes (perfect for July 4th). Those pink goblets are so pretty too and a great price. My sister is one of the few girls that can hang with me shopping (I can be gone for hours and hours!). Have fun!

    Robin Flies South

  17. Hi Kathe, You found some great stuff!!

  18. Fantastic finds. The goblets (and the price) and the red, white and blue fabric are my favorite.

  19. Great buys, Kathe!! I love the goblets, the scarves, the crosstitch dishes (oh my!) and the sheet.

  20. Oops, I had to delete my comment because I misspelled. Any way...I'm your newest follower :)

  21. I love that red, white, and blue fabric!! I scored some myself on my last thrifting trip a few days ago :)

  22. What great finds! You have a real knack at bargain hunting. When can I come shopping with you???

    Susan and Bentley

  23. Oh you found some wonderful treasures! Love the 75% off dishes! What a great Find! Thanks for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

  24. Wow, you found some great stuff! For only hitting 2 places, you did darn good! Those goblets are lovely and the scarves, fantastic!
    Visiting from Boogie Board Cottage.

  25. Wow! Those are some great deals! I love picking up fabrics in thrift stores. Sheets, drapery panels, scarves.. there are so many ways to recycle them! That cross stitch pattern on those dishes is just too cute too!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  26. Oh those pink goblets are beautiful! And the scarves! The ones you've chosen are perfect for the themes you've envisioned - clearly we are in for a treat when you share those tablescapes :) Yep, looks like you are primed and ready for thrift on the 7th ;)

  27. Oh, I love good thrifting stories like this! Those pink goblets are amazing--love them. The scarves will be lovely on your table, and I loved the idea of using a shoe caddy for napkin storage--very neat idea! I really enjoyed this post.

  28. Wow! Kathe you did really well - I haven't used a scarf for a tablescape in a good while! Inspiring - I love the dishes! Good Job! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  29. Wow Kathe! I never seem to be that lucky! It looks like you found some really good stuff! I love the color of those goblets, too! Thank you for stopping by and sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ LBGC. I hope to see you at future parties! Have a great week :)


  31. Wow great finds! I never seem to be so lucky. :)
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

  32. What a great load of finds there Kathe! Those goblets are great!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  33. What wonderful finds! Great prices too! Thanks for sharing this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  34. Kathe, what a haul! I especially love the cross stitched plates.

  35. Looks like some great finds! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  36. Fun stuff. Those goblets were beautiful and it looks like your scores just kept ringing up. I'm sure you'll be in the best of shape for Thriftin' Thursday.

  37. You did good. I love finding bargains.

  38. My Grandmother had goblets like that in green. I loved sitting on the porch with her enjoying a glass of tea!

  39. WOW you sure know how to score a great deal... I love your finds and your bargains... just wish I had your mad skills...

    Thanks for linking up with the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  40. Love your haul! I have an odd sized dining room table so have been known to use a scarf or 2 over a solid table cloth to jazz things up. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

  41. You really scored. I love all of this stuff.. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you so much for linking with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". I love your finds. Hope you link again this Wednesday.
      Debi Bolocofsky

  42. Excellent finds- the scarves are beautiful. I really like the plates!

  43. Great finds! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  44. Yay!! You got a bunch of goodies!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Have a great day! :)

  45. Kathe, you hit the jackpot! I love the red/white table square...can't wait to see how you use each one.

  46. I so enjoy reading your blog..your enthusiasm is so clearly felt...such great finds! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! (You might want to stop over and check out the feature.)


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