Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thrifty Finds


I'm joining in on Rhoda's (Southern Hospitality) yardsale/thriftstore linky party! I don't think I've mentioned how much my husband enjoys going to the thriftstore! He always finds good stuff too and one day I'll do a post on all the great deals he finds! But as usual, these are things I've found in the past few weeks. All pictures will enlarge when you click on them.




I was looking through the linens at the thriftstore (not Goodwill) and this caught my eye. The pattern looked familiar so I pulled it out.....





It's the coordinating fabric to one of my favorite plates! It's actually a twin size sheet. I could use it as tablecloth but I think I'll make some cute pillows and/or placemats from it for next summer.




These are some finds I'm particularly happy about. I've gotten brand new tupperware, old time fruit juicer, Ball Jars, books, The Firm exercise DVD's and some other useful items as well. But, I thought most people would be interested in seeing these.



I love soup tureens! I have a bunch of white ones but only one red transferware one. So when I found this one at this great price I had to buy it! $5.65 was the price!





I think it fits right in with some of my other red and white china!





I love it!


I also love this great candlestick I got with the harlequin pattern and fleurs on it. I love checkerboard/harlequin patterns and use them throughout my home as well as fleur de lis. I'll use it this fall/winter when I put my white candlesticks away and bring out the black ones.



I don't know how many yards of white eyelet(shown in the main pic above) trim is on that spool but it looks pretty full. It originally had 18 yards at $3.19 a yard and I got the whole thing for $3.13. I'm making a pillow for my Blue Toile room and I think I'll use some of that to trim it! I also really love this old hand mirror that I got!



It's really heavy - I don't know if that means anything. But it was pretty and I'd like to make the top of my dresser prettier so I thought this would fit in and it's useful too!


Now, some of you may laugh, but this next find is one of my favorites! A whole bag of pre-threaded needles!! I think I hear some snickering! My husband and I were so thrilled to find this. We both have trouble threading a needle!! These are great for things that need a quick little repair. I'll also keep one in my purse and he'll put one in his suitcase.



Lastly, this cute basket! The inside is lined. I have no idea what it's for, but we all thought it was the cutest thing! So I'll either use it for storage or maybe fill it with some faux flowers and hang it somewhere. That would be pretty don't you think?




Be sure to check out Rhoda's blog (Southern Hospitality) for more thrifty finds! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week everyone!



80 comments:

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Cute and fun stuff. Fits right in with your other things. You have a very good eye and you know what you like which makes your finds extra special.

Brenda said...

You found some absolutely wonderful things! I just love your house. So many pretty things to see. And you have such a good eye for what to put there!
Brenda

jskell911 said...

I love all of your transferware! Beautiful display. You bought some great stuff. I think I would have snatched up those pre threaded needles too

Karen said...

I love the needles! I would spread them throughout the house so I always had on handy! I wish I would find fabulous stuff at my Goodwill. No luck yet. Take care.

Tarva said...

Great fines. Love the soup tureen. I have the set of The Firm DVD's and have NEVER used them.

Let me know if you start doing the workouts then I may be motivated.

Kelly B said...

Wow!! I love that soup tureen!! I could never find anything like that for a price like that around here. Our thrift stores think they are carrying goods worth more used than new. thank goodness for CraigsList!! :)

Love the Decor! said...

Wonderful finds!! Love the pre threaded needles and yes I was snickering I think I need some of those. LOL
Come on by and visit my blog I have a new button ant I think it is soo cute!!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! My heart stopped when I saw that soup tureen! Gorgeous! You are a transferware magnet! I love the fleur de lis, of course! But I am so happy to hear that they make pre-threaded needles! I have to pull out my needle threader and I feel like an old lady trying to see! lol Happy week!...Debbie
PS Stamps are half price at Hobby Lobby this week! I think I am going to look at some others! Soon I'll have tags on everything! lol

ellen b said...

I have used sheets for tablecloths on several occasions. That's a great pattern. I really like your red transferware collection. Very nice displayed in that cabinet. That's great that your husband enjoys thrift store shopping, too...

Lisa Shatzer said...

That soup tureen sure is pretty!

Blue Creek Home said...

I have never heard of prethreaded needles, but I sure wish I had some. The eyes are the first to go once you hit a certain age!!!
I love the red transferware tureen. And the cabinet that it's in is scrumptious.
Rhonda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful finds, Manuela. I love the tureen!

Have a great week!

Victoria said...

Wow, the soup tureen is gorgeous!!! Cannot believe it was only $5.65!

Also, it is amazing that you found the sheet that coordinates with the dishes. Great, great finds!

Lady Katherine said...

Great soup tureen find! Love the basket! Love the threaded needles!

Jenny Kerr said...

Awesome soup tureen and table cloth! THe american flags in the pattern are great!

Lou Cinda said...

You got some great stuff!! I LOVE soup tureens too and I love this one!

Lou Cinda

Elizabeth said...

Don't you love that the sheet matches your plate?! How cool is that? I'm jealous of your red and white china ;) You have such pretty things. I can't wait to see some of the deals your husband finds. I see lots of men in the thrift store and Goodwill here in my town.

Sharon said...

Manuela,

What great finds as usual! What a score on the coordinating sheet, oh a tablecloth and pillows would be wonderful! And I love that basket, and the tureen and....everything :)

have a great day!

Sharon

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,
You found some WONDERFUL goodies! I absolutely love your red/white tureen...it looks PERFECT with your other transferware. Also, I can't believe you found that great material that matches your plate! That harlequin candlestick is beautiful!! GREAT finds!!!

Nancy said...

Manuela, you found some fun finds! Good for you. I love the red and white dishes. Very pretty!

Nancy

salmagundi said...

I think you really lucked out this week with that soup tureen! All of them are great finds. Sally

Marla said...

Manuela, usual you have found some great finds. I especially like the sheet material and the candle stick. The red tureen really looks gret with all your red and white dishes. Cool. Marla

Wendy said...

Great finds! Love the transferware & that mirror.

A Touch of Country said...

I so want that basket!

southerninspiration said...

I'm drooling over that soup tureen, and all your other things you found...great finds......how nice that your hubby enjoys going with you!

suzanne

Ally0005 said...

I love the old Mirror. Ok dying over here. I looked all summer for a basket like that for my little ones build a bear clothes, if you remember I found one for my oldest daughter's American doll stuff but I never could find another one. Oh well I just had not had the time to get to Goodwill. You did good always do.

Ally

Nadine said...

What wonderful finds! Our local thrift stores have more junk than treasures!
I love the soup tureen - so pretty!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovely finds!

Bonita said...

What great finds! Love the soup tureen and the harlequin candle thingy.

scrappy quilter said...

What great finds. I'm always amazed at what you find at your thrift store.

Alicia said...

I love the red and white dishes. So pretty. I think this was a weekend for baskets. Everyone seems to have found one. Everyone buy me it seems :-(

But thats ok, because it means I can keep shopping until I do find one.

Thanks for sharing and please stop by and say hi.

glorv1 said...

Manuela, I think those threaded needles are great. I have such a hard time threading needles. I love your transferware and you always get so lucky. have a great week Manuela

Mimi Sue said...

Love all your cute stuff. Especially the soup tureen.
Aren't thrift stores the best? Mimi

Angie said...

You always find great stuff! I have 2 harlequin candle holders just like yours!

Anonymous said...

Love your finds!! I wonder if the basket with the shoulder strap was to hold binoculars or a camera? Or maybe it is a purse? I am not sure of the size it is. Don't ya just love the guessing though of what our treasurues may have origionally been used for!! :)My husband goes junking too. Our shops do not seem to have as interesting or inexpensive finds as you get though. Yet we do find things off and on and the hunt is the fun of it! :) Jody

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love all your finds! Especially the soup tureen!

Betty said...

Lots of neat finds...but you always do.

This is my first time participating in Rhoda's Monday linky.....

Betty @ Country Charm

Gracie said...

Some of those needles wiould be helpful around here too!
I love the red tureen, just beautiful.

Sandy said...

Wonderful selection of goodies. I loved the soup tureen. The basket would be great to hold flowers, very pretty. Thanks for visiting.
Sandy

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

You certainly have better thrift stores than we have in our neck of the woods! Love that fabric! Would like to make pillows for the porch with it.

Jane

Colleen said...

You found some great things. I love the soup tureen the best. It was just waiting to come home with you and join all that beautiful red transferware. After seeing so many bloggers finding great stuff at their local Goodwills, I ventured into ours for the first time. There was nothing there I would have taken if they gave it to me for free. Ours is 99% clothes and 1% serious junk. So, I am just out of luck when it comes to the fabulous Goodwill finds like so many of you. Oh, the needles, great find. As bad as my eyesight is getting, I need those!

anizmail said...

oh my goodness! i bought that exact same harlequin candleholder at goodwill!!! when i got home i had no clue what to do with it as it doesn't go at ALL with anything in my home. i would be very happy to send it to you if you would like it. then you will have a pair :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Anizmail,

What a kind offer! Your blogger profile doesn't give an email or blog. So send me an email so I can respond.

Manuela

Britt said...

I love all your red and white transferware! And that hand mirror is so pretty - I've been looking for one to put on my dressing table, but no luck yet. Great finds!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What great finds for you lately! Love the red/white piece and the fabric will be great for pillows. And I think those pre-threaded needles are genius. I'd be all over that too. Thanks for playing today. :)

Anonymous said...

Manuela, could I get the recipe for the swirl bread under the I love baking pictures? Thanks. email
mj.mollman at juno.com

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
You must have some gret thrift stores where you live or you are just lucky! The tureen is fabulous for that price and how perfect to find the fabric that matches your plates!
Hope the week is off to a good start.
((hugs)) Rhondi

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Nice finds and great prices! Love the soup tureen and the fabric especially!

Have a great week!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did do good! Great buy on the tureen - very pretty. You won't hear me snicker.. :)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Woo, great finds! I'm really liking the soup tureen :0)
Enjoy your day!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Manuela,
I am so jealous! I have been wanting a red soup tureen for such a long time and there are none to be had around these parts. What a gorgeous find; great price too! I'm living in the wrong part of the country, I think. Maybe the wrong country period! Just kidding! So happy for you and I love your cabinet full of red transferware! Scrumptious! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh, I love the wicker basket. I would use it as a purse for summer.

Debbie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am coveting your tureen! I've only found red transferware one time while thrifting...lucky find! And that basket will be tres chic w/ a bouquet inside!

Kelli said...

The basket is to die for!! Also love the candlestick!!

Dawn said...

Fabulous finds Manuela, I just love that pattern on both the plate and sheet. Old glory and a floral print ~ what could be better?

I'm also loving your red transferware collection.
Happy Thrifting
Dawn

Christina said...

Fantastic finds. I have never seen pre-threaded needles---that is wonderful-no snickering here as I can't see to thread a needle. : )

Love your new soup tureen. What a great find and a great price.

Harlequin and fleurs!! Can't beat that.

Manuela said...

Amazing finds!! I need to start visiting our local thrift store too. I need that kind of luck. ;)
Everything you and your DH found are beautiful! And I really loved the needles. Never seen them before.

~~Deby said...

Beautiful finds...I am missing my Thrift shopping days at the moments..so this was fun seeing your treasures....
Deby

Rosemary said...

Hi Manuela,
Thanks, maybe I could be a party planner.
Love all of your great finds. I love to go to thrift stores too!
You never know what treasures you might find.
Have a wonderful week,
Rosemary

matty said...

I love the red and white! You and Brenda have convinced me to return my kitchen to my true love of red! LOL My husband isn't so thrilled; it means paint....

Great inspiration! Thanks...

Bill said...

Hi Manuela,
Beautiful tureen! Great buy on the white eyelet trim, and those pre-threaded needles ... what a great idea! My eyes would be very grateful if I started using those!

Bye for now,
Bill

Linda's Blue Gate said...

How cool that sheet matches your plates ......don't you just love it when that happens...
HUgs
Linda

Audra said...

Manuela, you have the uncanny ability to find the most darling things. You ARE a transfer ware magnate! The sheet, I can not tell you how amazing that find is to me. I can not wait to see what you create with it. As always I am in awe of your thrift shopping prowess!

Storybook Woods said...

You always amaze me and make me green with envy at your finds !!! Clarice

marmielu said...

You found some good finds! I love the soup tureen.
Mary Lou

Stacey said...

Manuela, I can not believe you found the sheet that matches those dishes! That's an awesome find. You got some great things. I'm picturing flowers or a plant in that cute basket.

Sue said...

Once again you find the best stuff at these thrift stores...It's like you have thrift radar!! It's amazing....the red soup tureen is fabulous!!!!

Jen R. said...

Great finds Manuela!

Betsy said...

Pre threaded needles? I'm not snickering...I'm jealous! LOL!

CarLe Etc. said...

Hello Manuela,you found some great stuff...all of them are wonderful finds...and I am glad to have found you again through Farmgirl Paints Blog...I followed you in the other blog...so glad to see your back...
Blessings...Carolyn

My Cozy Cubby said...

Amazing find, regarding the sheet that matches your favorite dishes!! I'd be so giddy! Love the tureen!

Pamela

Wendy said...

You find the cutest things!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Cute finds! Your transferware is great! And what a funny coincidence that you found the fabric that matches your dishes!

ellie said...

Ohhhhhh Manuela...I just LOVE< LOVE LOVE that sheet you found!! I hope I can find one on my rounds...i'll have to keep a look out...

as usual you found a ton of stuff for great prices...and I did not laugh I hate threading needles I can see as good as I used to...

Marie said...

Hello Manuela - thank you for sharing your great treasures! I especially love your beautiful transferware collection. And that vintage hand mirror is fabulous!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, it all looks great but the soup tureen is fabulous!!!!!!!

Barb :-)

nicolette said...

Actually, the vintage patterns is simple, yet very elegant also. It's really cute.

Nicolette
http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

Joy said...

Love the pretty soup tureen you found but everything you found is wonderful. Great material for placemats or pillows too.

Kathleen Grace said...

You should do thrifting tours or something! I have never seen such great stuff in my stores so either your stores are exceptional or you are! I love the tureen, the eyelet trim would have gone home with me and the candle stick is fab:>)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela,
I am always so impressed by the beautiful things you find at thrift stores! I love how the soup tureen looks with all of your other transferware! And the hanging basket is ADORABLE! :) I hope you have a good night! :)