Friday, August 26, 2011


Tonight after dinner we made a quick thrift store run. Found this plate, with a Robert Burns quote. I LOVE it! And it was only 69 cents. I am SUCH a cheap date. Our dinner was at Arnies, and we had a buy one get one for 99 cents coupon. Seriously. And I gave half of my meal to THGGM.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Look what THGGM found! The kind of clock he has been wanting for years. And at a thrift store. It's an early birthday present for him. Personally, I've never been a fan of ticking clocks, clocks that need to be wound up, clocks that chime, clocks that chime every fifteen minutes, clocks that do all of that all night long...

But, I am a huge fan of THGGM. He took a chance on it, and found a treasure. Sort of like what I did with him.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Dollars Worth of Happy

Found another extremely cute table and chairs for a dollar. Still taped nicely into their original box.

Now I have a set in yellow AND a set in red.

Nothing fancy or particularly special about them, but I get such a thrill when I find stuff like this.

Some people buy shoes. Or trendy clothes. I would not know trendy if it slapped me in the face.

And I bought it without THGGM along to say, "But what's it for?"

Although, now that I think about it, "But what's it for?" is easier to deal with than "But where are you going to put it?" and both are better than "So, you're thinking we won't need food this month?".

Thankfully, I have a sister who loaded me up with zuccini and summer squash so we shall eat like kings and queens.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lefton Hand Vase

For the past few years I've been looking for a particular vase. It's rather small, with two hands holding a bud vase.

Several times I've found them in antique stores, but priced waaay out of my range (think small change).

Not exactly what I was looking for, but it IS Lefton's and it still has the sticker.

So, for $1.99 I'm going to call it good.

It works well in my extremely very pink bathroom.

At least I think so.

THGGM didn't look too thrilled.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Several weeks ago I found this at my local thrift store.

For one dollar.

For one dollar I would have bought it were it only the box!

But the Weave-It was in it, and directions too!

Have I used it yet, you ask?

Silly you.

Of course not.


Folding Ruler

Beware the word "upscale" when it comes to thrift stores.

One of them sells items like these as 'antiques' for between 12 - 20 dollars.

I found this one at a very good antique shop for 4 dollars.

Surely I could have done better at a garage sale, but for a bit more money, I'll pay to be close to a bathroom.

50% Off Sale

Nice Twice, which is just around the corner from me, had it's annual 50% off anniversary sale last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
I did not arrive there until Saturday afternoon, which was by design.

Even half price is out of my budget now.

Yet, I was able to find something to make me VERY happy! Well. Happy in that temporal shallow sort of way.

Both of them for only a dollar! Now I have a set of six. I'm not exactly sure what their original purpose would have been (saki cups, maybe?) but they hold my Prisma colored pencils VERY nicely. Especially the ones I frequently use that are ground down to nubs.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Favorite Finds

Iced tea spoons for a dollar each.

These are for Daughter.

I've got plenty.