Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thriftstore Finds


Today is the last Thrifty Treasures Linky party that Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) is having until next year! But she is going to have a "It's Fall Y'all" party Thursday, October 1st. So be sure to sign up and show your fall decorations or stop by and get some inspiration! I will be participating (although I told myself I'm not going to do a lot this fall since I'm painting my family room and furniture in my office....we'll see LOL)!



I found this beautiful mirrored piece at Goodwill. I'm always looking for things to use as lifts in displays. I plan on painting it though. The gold, although pretty, doesn't work for me so it'll be either black or white(shocker LOL)! I also found a bag of mini bean balls which I'll use in my fall decorating and these two cute topiaries.



I got this shadowbox at Goodwill also. I actually remember seeing this at TJ Maxx and thinking how crazy that they wanted almost $20 for this!



$3.93 is a much better price! I'll save it for next summer and add some more shells to it.




I collect soup tureens and I found this one at a local thriftstore and added it to my collection which I normally keep in the kitchen.



Do you see it up there?




All the pictures will enlarge if you click on them but try not to look at the dust on the cabinets!!




I'm going to split my post in two and post my other finds on Tuesday (they were free since I got them out of the neighbors garbage so come back to see what I do with them).

It's suppose to be cool and dry this week and I absolutely positively have to get out into my washed out vegetable gardens to clean up and see what I can salvage! We were fortunate and didn't get flooded, but all the mulch in between my beds got washed out into the grass and all my vegetables look drowned!



Have a wonderful week everyone!



65 comments:

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! I LOVE the tureen! What a great way to display your collection! The topiaries are wonderful! I seem to have a thing for them lately and have bought several pairs! I'm glad you didn't get flooded...me, either! But like you, my yard needs some work. We are going to have wonderful weather this week! Can't wait for a little nip in the air! Enjoy your week!...hugs...Debbie

Kammy said...

Hello ~
Wow, you do have a tureen collection ! I love your finds this week - you did groovy !
Kammy

Debbie said...

I love your collection of soup tureens. The topiaries are always a favorite with me too. Great finds. Debbie

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Manuela, Love that tureen collection you have - wow! Hey,, I think I have the same gold mirror.....I'll wait to see what you do before I paint mine : ) Linda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, friend, glad you didn't get flooded, that is a relief. I love, love your finds. I'm really jealous over that new tureen, it's SO pretty. I'm sure I'll find more. I've starting putting some on top of my cabinets too, since my sideboard won't hold them all.

Blue Creek Home said...

All of those white soup tureens all lined up are just gorgeous!!!

You got lots of good things - lovin those cute topiaries!
Rhonda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You find the best things! :-) Sorry about your garden. The rain has finally stopped here. Beautiful today and suppose to be for the rest of the week.

Julie Harward said...

Ok..I'm now in the mood to go make soup! Love them all..very pretty! I also love your blog, adding it to my list...it's just wonderful! I'm new and am so thrilled to find all these "sisters" out there in the world..loving them all!
Come say hi if you have time :D
www.circlecliffviews.blogspot.com

Grits414 said...

Love all the tureens!!!!!!

Bonita said...

I have no idea why I enjoy seeing what other people get at thrift stores and yard sales, but I sure do! You got some great stuff. Can't wait to see the rest and also to see what you do with those topiaries.

Manuela said...

I too adore your tureen collection! Quite amazing! Glad you didn't get flooded. We've gotten a lot of rain this weekend too.

bj said...

I love all those tureens. That is a great thing to collect.
Topiaries are ALWAYS great to have as they look good no matter where you put them.
So glad to hear you didn't get flooded!!
xo bj

Sherri S said...

I have tureen ENVY! BEAUTIFUL collection. I had a little luck with yard sales this week. I'm going to show my items through the week for different things. Be sure to stop by on Thursday for my tablescape. There's going to be a little find in there I KNOW you will like!
So glad you didn't get flooding. None at my house, but lots around it.

Ally0005 said...

You always find great stuff. I don't go that often. Dry and cooler this week, so nice.

Ally

Angie said...

Love everything, but especially the soup tureen! I don't have any. Are you still keeping your toile after your paint or are you doing something different?

Beth said...

Great finds - I love your soup tureen collection!

Rhonda in OK said...

people in Oklahoma must not use soup tureens - I have never seen one at a second-hand anywhere.

but yours are just beautiful and look so grand all lined up above your cabinets.

Paula said...

You found some great things this weekend. I love your soup tureen collection and you have the perfect place to display them on top of your cabinets. Good luck with your garden this week.

Sandra said...

Hi Manuela. I can't wait to see what you do with the mirror. Love all your soup tureens. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

MJ said...

Just wanted to let you know that I tried the Apple Pie cake, not only is it easy, it tastes great. Also, this is the first time I've ever left a comment on a blog!
MJ

matty said...

I love the tureens! What a clever idea! Glad you are not washed out! I thought of you tonight when the national news was showing a family clearing out the mud from their house near you. Stay high and dry and enjoy the sunshine we are sending your way!

M

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVE your finds....that is gonna be an awesome mirror for a vignette. cherry

Sue said...

Manuela, I didn't know you liked white tureens! You have some pretty ones up there on that cabinet. You always find the coolest stuff!
hugs, Sue

Pennysue said...

I have enjoyed reading your site and seeing what you do with your thrift store treasures. I love tureens as well and they go great with my collection of bean pots. Thanks for sharing!

glorv1 said...

You have a great week too Manuela and next time I go to a thrift store I'll be reminded of you looking for soup tureens. Take care!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I have two soup tureens and I love your collection. I think I have a new mission. Thanks for giving me the idea.

Have a great week.

Charla

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Manuela, I love your soup tureens! You got a great one to add to your collection. I hope you get to use them! Love the topiaries you found, too.

Marla said...

Manuela, I love your new tureen and the shadow box for sure. Glad you didn't drown last week. I drove up to TN last Thursday and came through Atlanta. I noticed the swollen rivers and puddles, even up here in the Sequatchie valley, not far from Chattanooga. Weather was great today though and we went for a drive and bought some apples. Love Fall! thanks for stopping by for my tablescape post. Marla

Karen said...

I guess I might as well tell you that you are responsible for my fascination with soup tureens . . .
I'm not sure if my husband thanks you or not! :)
Have a great week!!!!!
Hugs. Karen

Susie Q said...

That tureen is beautiful! You have the most wonderful collection of them.
All of your finds are just so great!
I actually joined the *finds* listthis week! I am late the *the party* but will be back when Rhoda starts it up again!
I am new at these sales but loving it!
Love,
Sue

The Tattered Cottage said...

I Love your collection of soup tureens. I've seen a few when I'm out and about and would love to have some, but right now I don't have a place to put them. The topiaries are gorgeous.
Toni

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

I just love your collection of white tureens! How fun!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful finds. I love, love, love the soup tureen!!

Amber said...

I love the soup tureen! I've been on the hunt for one. I passed one up at Goodwill in the spring. They had it marked for 9.99. Is that a good price for one? You seem to be an expert on them!

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

I really want to know where that thrift store is! That tureen is beautiful and those topiaries are adorable!

Jane

The Lazy Peacock said...

what an amazing collection of soup tureens! i love them.
great finds!

Betsy said...

Soup toureens...what a wonderful thing to collect!

scrappy quilter said...

What great finds. I love the tureen. Although I didn't get my finds at a thrift store, I did get the at the MCC sale. I posted about them this morning.

Have a wonderful week.

Julie said...

What wonderful finds! I so love your tureen collection!

Stacey said...

Great finds! I especially like the tureen. You inspired me to get my first (and only so far) tureen. When I found your blog and saw your collection I thought it was absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see what free finds tomorrow.

Pen Pen said...

Great finds... I think your soup tureen collection is fabulous.

Sharon said...

Good morning Manuela!

Great finds! I LOVE the tureen and your Topiary trees. Tbe Tureen display is just beautiful!

I am having a giveaway on my blog if you or your readers would like to enter. Drawing is on October 2.

Have a blessed day!

Sharon

Terri and Bob said...

Totally love the new tureen. How great that YOU found it!

Lou Cinda said...

LOVING that tureen!!! I collect them too!

Lou Cinda

Love the Decor! said...

Love those topiaries!! Everyone is always talking about Home Goods so I did a search and there isn't even one within 200 miles of where I live :(

Vicki said...

Hi, Manuela,
You found some wonderful treasures!! That soup tureen is so elegant. I like you have them all displayed so prettily in your kitchen. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. I look forward to seeing your other thrifting finds!! Vicki

santamaker said...

Man, you get all the deals! Nice tureen... I haven't been able to find any, but I'm always looking too!Enjoy your treasures!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love your soup tureens. They look fabulous on top of your cabinets. I'm afraid to start collecting them. I wouldn't know where to put them if I started. My cabinet tops already have too much stuff.

I'm glad to hear you didn't get flooded. Even if your garden got a little too much water. Better than your house being flooded.

Marie said...

The soup tureens are beautiful. I love them all being in the white family. You always find the neatest things. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love those tureens so much above your cabinets ....all white is just stunning...... I enlarged the picture and didn't see ANY dust...
HUgs
Linda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great finds! And I LOVE your collection of white tureens! :) ~Rhonda

My Cozy Cubby said...

You find the neatest things! Love your tureen collection!

Pamela

Audra said...

Another tureen! How absolutely wonderful! I only have two, always on the look out for them. You had a great score on your thrift store outing. Way to go!

Barb said...

Manuela,
What a great collection of tureens.
Love the creams.

Thanks for coming by and looking at my little fall display.

I have my newest post up with the challenge on it now.
blessings.

barbara jean

Let it Shine said...

I LOVE the topiaries!
New, and just love your blog!
The soup tureens are amazing!

Take care,
Alyshia

taighbeag said...

A woman after my own heart...soup tureens and white/creamy too! I only have one because my house is TINY and I have no place to put a collection, but I love my one and use it whenever I can. I even use it for one of hubby's favorite dinners, bangers and mash. In All Creatures Great and Small (TV), Tristan makes bangers and mash for his brother and James when Mrs. Hall the housekeeper is out of town. He serves it in a soup tureen and that is how I serve mine. :)

Nancy said...

Good Morning Manuela, I love all your finds! That soup tureen is wonderful!!! Love all your collection...makes me want to collect them! It just looks beautiful atop your cabinets! Nancy

Small House said...

What a great collection you have! And your thrift store finds are wonderful. Love your blog!!
Sandra

Gretchen said...

Manuela, OK you've broken me down! LOL I've got to start collecting white tureens! Your collection is so beautiful and I'm going to aspire to having one even half as nice as yours.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, all those white soup tureens are making me crazy. Now, I will blame YOU when I start on my white soup tureen hunt! hehe

Barb

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love,love the soup tureens ! Some soup would be good today.It is really cool here today .

sheila from life @ #17 said...

I do wish I had an area about my kitchen cabinets again! that space is perfect for great collections like your tureens :)

Erin said...

you always, always find the best things at the thrift stores...
your soup tureen collection is lovely atop the cabinets...love it.

the undomesticated wife said...

I love your collection of soup tureens!

Anny said...

I love your tureen collection, I think its the first I've ever seen :D