Monday, April 5, 2010

Thrifty Finds

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Hi everyone! I’m joining Linda @ Coastal Charm for the first time for her Nifty Thrifty Party.

I didn’t find a thing on clearance after Easter (I hardly found any candy we liked at Target either)! It’s not like I needed anymore Easter decorating stuff so it worked out. Fortuntely, I did really well at my two favorite thriftstores last week!

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I found that great rooster plate and tray (which I’m saving because I know there will be another Rooster Party~smile)! I found those great little tole trays for 55 cents each. 2 have one pattern and the other 4 have a different yet very similar design. A pretty brand new colander, some wooden letters and  Styrofoam disc were my other finds.

But my favorite find is this!
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The reason it’s my favorite is because I already had one that I bought off ebay about 6 years ago. Can you believe it! I couldn’t when I saw it sitting on a shelf at Goodwill! How crazy is that to find a match for something I bought years and years ago!
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I love it because it’s like a scene from a piece of toile!

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So now that I have two of them, I was able to place one on each side of my patio doors.

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I'm happy with what I got last week! Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to go to Linda's blog to see the other participants!

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59 comments:

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I love the toile tray! I don't think I have ever seen anything like that before and you have TWO! The trays really have your name "written" all over them...black & white, toile, and a gardener. :)

salmagundi said...

I spotted that toile tray the minute I clicked on your blog. I'm envious - it is wonderful! If you ever decide to put it on a giveaway, I'll be first in line. Sally

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You really did find some wonderful treasures. I love them all. The two tole platters on each side of the door look stunning. What great finds. Hugs, Marty

kim said...

I love your thrifty finds. That is great that you found the match to the plate you already had. Love anything with toile.

mizdarlin said...

You have, by far, I think, the prettiest blog on my roll...and so much of it done the way we all love to do it-by finding great things at amazing prices...

Julie Harward said...

You always find the best things! I love it all..love the roosters and the matching tray..what a find! Come say hi :D

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, that worked out well, Manuela! It does look like a toile scene! They look great framing your patio doors.

Donna said...

Hi Manuela,
I love the tray you found! Wow, and now you have two. Great finds.

Donna

Sharon said...

What wonderful finds Manuela! I love the tray, how neat that it is a match :) Beautiful photos! Have a blessed day!
Sharon

Becky K. said...

Great finds!
I'm looking forward to another Rooster Party, as well.

Becky K.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the tray!!!! I love all your toile stuff. Heck, I love toile! And the rooster stuff is fabulous too. I haven't gotten any new rooster stuff in a long time. Except for the Country Living rooster plates from Kmart that I had to buy because of you. I still haven't shown them off on my blog yet though. Thanks for sharing your thrifty finds. I'm surprised that we can still find fabulous stuff at thrift stores since it now seems to be all the rage to shop there.
Kim

One Cheap B*tch said...

Thanks for the suitcase/Etsy tip! And I love your roosters!

Jeanine

Beth said...

The Goodwill gods were shining down on you for sure!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Now those are some great finds! It's amazing you found your matching tray. How fun!

Cozy Little House said...

That last photo of the flower is just mesmerizing, Manuela! I love what you do with your thrifty finds. I know it will be magical and I will be in awe. And I was!
Brenda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow manuela! That was just meant to be yours! Lovely! You know I love anything toile! Isn't it funny how stuff just comes to you when you aren't looking? Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds. I did not go out looking for bargains today. Did not go anywhere today - except to take the garbage out! :) One of my Grands was here and she helped me get the carpet and bathroom floors cleaned (still an issue with my back). Yellow pollen everywhere!!

Angie said...

Great finds! So neat that you found that matching toile tray!

Always Nesting said...

Great treasure!! Love that toile platter.

Linda said...

I just love your toile trays, too, Manuela! I'm amazed you have found two of them! Your wall displays are really beautiful!

Jane said...

That's a gorgeous toile tray. I love how you have everything so artfully displayed in your dining room...very pretty.
Jane

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Great finds...I especially love the toile tray! The items arranged on the wall look wonderful.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I love that toile-like tray... love it!

What a beautiful home you have ♥

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! I love your finds. The tray is lovely! Your wall display is so pretty! Man, you're good!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sue said...

Can't believe you found that fabulous toile tray at GW....I never find anything good...You hit the jackpot!

Melissa Miller said...

What wonderful finds Manuela! I really do adore your toile plates. Lucky find indeed and beautiful too. Your home is full of charm and character. Love it all! :)

arkie said...

Great finds! Love the peonies in the white pitcher!

Lou Cinda said...

Oh I LOVE the tray Manuela! And how lucky is it that you found it?? Just meant to be....

Looks fab-u-lous!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Jennifer said...

I love that tray! What luck finding the match to one you bought years ago. I hope you had a beautiful Easter holiday.

Enjoy your week,
Jen

KJ's Restart Button said...

That was a really good find. I love when that happens. It was meant to be yours!!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Very good thrifting! I love those serendipitous finds, one could never arrange it like that. The thrifting muze was with you!

houndini said...

That tray is gorgeous. I've a fab flea-market bear me - where I can usually pick up some bargains (I'm going later today too!) I usuallylist them on my blog too - so if you've time stop by and have a look at my To Market listings ;-) Loving your blog - Houdini x

Kathleen Grace said...

Ooooh, that tray is gorgeous, and the rooster things, and I love those little trays anad I know they will look great in your house! Now I have the itch to do a little thrifting:>)

Persuaded said...

Oh Manuela, your home is just so lovely and restful looking. It's a pleasure just to look at your photos♥

Mrs.Rabe said...

I have a couple of those little trays! So cute.

You always find the greatest stuff!

That 'toile' tray is neat and that it matches your other one - awesome! They look great on either side of your patio doors!

A Cottage Muse said...

Your room looks so beautiful! I am so glad I stopped by!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love it all! Cannot believe you found the exact same thing at GW that you had bought off of EBAY! WOW! Be blessed. Cindy

Linda said...

Manuela I love your thrift store finds...especially the long tray/platter. The toile look is so popular and your wall and curtains look great!

I have told you this every time I visit your blog...but I love following you. Decorating is in my blood...I love it. And I simply love seeing what you do with your home.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Storybook Woods said...

Very good finds, as usal. Sooo much fun xoxoxo Clarice

Lee Laurie said...

That tray was meant for you to find it. It was just sitting there waiting for you. Your home is always so beautiful.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Pat said...

Your blog is always an inspiration to me. I love red and white transferware also. I have a set of Jenny Lind Staffordshire Dinnerware and I love to use it.
Your "Goodwill" tray is wonderful.

jenjen said...

Such fun finds Manuela. That little tray looks so cute on your wall!!

XOXO
Jen

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Manuela,
I'm so happy that you came to my NTT party...hope you had a good time. What a lucky gal you are for finding that beautiful tray at GW..luv how you displayed them both!

Blessings,
Linda

Cottage Rose said...

Wow you sure did get lucky,,you hit a huge jack pot.... I love them all... and so amazing to find a match to your other plate..... they look just perfect..... have a great week...

Hugs;
Alaura

Melanie said...

I love those rooster trays! Yummy!

Wendy said...

The toile tray is beautiful and the fact that it matches one you have is just awesome! You have a great decorating style...love how you grouped the pictures together! Wendy

Brenda said...

Well I would be very happy with one of those trays. They are really pretty. I love how you have worked them in with your other things.

Melissa Miller said...

I do understand. Salmon has never been my favorite fish but I do enjoy this recipe. I really think you may like it. Yum!

Victoria said...

Wow, those trays are beautiful! I can imagine your excitement when you found the second one.

Love that colander too!

Kim Stewart said...

Manuela,
I have the exact same toile tray! I found it a few months ago when i was at the Lutheran Mission Thrift Store.Several years ago I redid our main bath with yellow walls above,white beadboard below and black and white toile and transferware. I was so excited to find the toile tray I almost jumped up and down. I love reading your blog!
Kim
kstewart1127 at gmail dot com

Julie said...

You are such a lucky girl to find such wonderful things!

HeathahLee said...

Yep, that tray is my favorite, too! I LOOOOOOOVE your toile wall! : )

mishebe said...

you get the best finds. Roosters and toile. My favorites...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

You sure did score at the thrift store. I think the tray was meant to be yours!

Love your room!!

xo
becky

Rhondi said...

You always fine good treasures. That was very lucky to find another plate the same as the one you got.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, you found some great treasures, but I cannot believe you have two of those wonderful toile trays. You really don't need two, do you? I would be thrilled to take one of them off your hands. (They do look great on each side of your doors.) Great rooster plate and tray too. laurie

Marla said...

Manuela, you found some great stuff, the platter is amazing! I love your toile curtains with the red checked top and the black and white toile, hmm given me some ideas! The rooster stuff is fantastic too. I love your yellow walls with all the toile and the prints and plates onthe walls. So beautiful. Marla

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Great find! I love finding things like that. Your home looks amazing!

Jennie said...

You must have been walking on air after scoring that tray! Sweet! I've been making out like a bandit at the thrift shops lately, love Spring Cleaning season!!!