Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thrifty Thursday #50 --- butterflies and stripes

Thanks to my friend Chari over atHappy To Design I have discovered a new meme. Thrifty Thursday takes place each Thursday and is hosted by Leigh at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and is a "show and tell party". dedicated to all those treasures we bring home from flea markets, thrift stores and yard sales.

Now, all of you who know me, know that this is certainly something that is right up my alley. For my online friends let me explain. Besides being the daughter of an auctioneer, my parents owned and operated several of what is known in our area as junk stores. The kind of thrift store where everything is piled from corner to corner and from floor to ceiling. The kind of place that required getting your hands dirty, climbing around under and over furniture to root through battered boxes filled with an endless supply of unrelated castoffs. If it was ever made then it was possible that with enough time and patience it would be found hidden somewhere amidst all the clutter of "Pop Knights" shop.

It is a very rare occasion when I go out and purchase something new without first making sure the needed item can't be found on the resale circuit in my area. This was not the case for the Old Salt. Being from southern California he was use to just walking into a store and taking home what ever he liked and wanted, and most of the time without giving the price tag a second glance. This has made for some interesting conversations and shopping trips as we purchased our first home together and began merging our very different decorating styles. I am happy to report that after three years with me he is now almost as excited as I am when he unearths some fantastic find at one of our local resale shops.

Today I want to share two of my recent purchases. First we have a brightly striped cookie jar. This was the perfect pop of color to add to the bland white kitchen in our new condo. As you can see from the photo it still had the original price tag from Home Goods and I picked it up for $2.99.

Next we have a set of colorful butterfly plates I purchased to give to my butterfly obsessed daughter. If it does not have a butterfly on it she just does not want to own it. These perfect condition plates were just seventy-nine cents each.

Now jump over to the party going on at Bloggeritaville and see what great thrift store finds are on display this week. While you're there sign up to show off a few of your treasures as well.


  1. I LOVE your cookie jar...colors are great, so fun and cheery!

  2. I would've liked to grow up in your family. I practically live in junk shoppes. The things I've gotten that others have just tossed on the rubbish heap...and not a thing wrong with any of it...***SIGH***

  3. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome, my new friends! I am delighted to have you join in this week. You found some great deals! The cookie jar-one cannot help but smile!Great work!

    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!


    Tales from Bloggertiaville

  4. That is a cute, very colorful cookie the little butterfly plates.

  5. Oh wow - - - that cookie jar is so bright and fun!!!! Who WOULDN'T want a sweet treat out of THAT!?!


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