Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Good Stuff Just Keeps Showing Up

Susan asked me if I wanted to go to an estate sale with her last Saturday.  I haven’t been to one in years.  I was a little nervous knowing how excited I get with thrifting these days, but the prices pretty much held me back.


With prices being a tad more at the first day of an estate sale vs. Thrift Shops, I had to settle myself down right away.  The ad in the paper described this Chippendale desk which I would have LOVED, but at around $900, I passed.  It was probably worth that much however.  It was gorgeous.




Of course there were sets of china…





A Full set of brown transferware…with every serving piece made!




















I was able to pass since I already have brown transferware.






Loving silver, these cups really appealed to me.  I thought they were quite unusual.  With the dog base, they would have been so cute in my Hunt Club family room.  I considered coming back the last day of the sale to see if they were still there and marked down, but I didn’t return.  Seeing them again, I wish I had.  :(



Shown below were my only two purchases at this Estate Sale, a linen table cloth and some sweet little napkins that will look cute in an upcoming tablescape.



We moved on to a second estate sale.  This one was in an old home.  I found this little bunny, pulling a cart.  It seems quite old.  The little frog will look cute in a potted plant this summer.  I found two pampered chef pie pans with some little scoops, and this sweet little glass to go on my guest’s nightside table.  My oldest grandson is learning to read so I couldn’t pass up the reading cards for a quarter or so.  Perfect to keep him quiet in church.  ;)



My mother loves cobalt blue, so these bowls will go with her Mother’s Day present.   Custard cups for my daughters and more embroidered napkins.



We then moved on to a couple of thrift stores where I found this silver plated hand mirror.







The next store had this beautiful brown footed stemware  (Look at that price!)  and a milk glass vase.




Back at the Goodwill I found a set of six twig placemats for $3.00.  I think they have possibilities.




At another thrift store this set of OLD mixing bowls was $2.00!!  My daughter said she can always use another mixing bowl.


Not pictured, but made my grandsons super excited was a huge bag of Star War figures for $1.50!  Angie told me that brand new those figurines went for around $7.00 a piece!  She thought I got a great bargain.



Last of all was a set of eleven silver (of some sort…they are slightly tarnished) chargers for $2.00~  I think I got a fabulous price on these!  Hey, since there were only eleven, I must keep thrifting to see if I can find a twelve one!




Today I am joining Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Finds.  Go with me now to visit her blog and see what treasures others are finding!

Today's Thrifty Treasures



Thanks for your visit!    



Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You did do good on those chargers! I need to keep my eye out for some silver chargers myself. I have gold, but there are times wished I had some silver ones.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Donna! Yes I'm still around! I love all your thrifty treasures! Estate sales around here are way overpriced! You take care! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Lana said...

Wonderful finds!!!!!!!! The pieces you got for your grandson alone were worth the effort, but all the linens and bowls....fantastic finds!

Hugs, Lana

stitching under oaks said...

You definitely have a gift for finding good deals. I have those brown stem ware glasses...they are my registry glasses from our wedding. I love them! Have a great Monday.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Donna, you did great!! I know what you mean about estate sale prices. I rarely buy much from them either, but sometimes you can get some deals. I love all your treasures, the bunny,the mixing bowls, placemats, all of it. So much fun to see what is out there! It is addicting!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh my word! Just saw your napkins in the post below & I just love them! SO glad you went back for them, they are so cute. I know you'll enjoy them next Christmas.

Anonymous said...

You found some wonderful things. Love the bowls, they are wonderful and the glasses and chargers are super. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

You did awesome! I love the bunny with the cart and those chargers!

Great finds!! Estate sales around here are always so high the first day...but I always have to go look anyway :)

Have a great week.

Lou Cinda :)

Susan said...

I LOVE all your finds, but especially the brown glasses, mixing bowls and the napkins! My wedding pattern of those glasses is in green and if I read the price label SCORED! Congratulations on everything!

Cathy said...

WOW!!! Donna, great finds, I absolutely love the old mixing bowls, what a steal!!!!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

You got some great finds and those mixing bowls are really great!

:) Michelle

Sherrie said...

I never could have afforded the estate sales, but everything you got at thrift stores was absolutely fabulous especially the mixing bowls. Good for you.