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Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrifting Sisters


As I mentioned yesterday, we stopped in to visit my sister on Saturday on our way home from Niagara Falls.

My sister and I indulged in some cranberry-infused vodka mixed with Sprite while the kids enjoyed the swimming pool. And, no, we did not get too drunk to watch the kids.

We did leave my brother-in-law to watch them while my husband (who was not drinking) drove us to a couple of thrift stores. To tell you the truth, I hadn’t even thought of going. My sister is possibly even more addicted to the hunt than I am. But once she mentioned it—different thrift stores in a different town?—I just had to go.

And, boy, was I happy I did. The first store was a Bibles for Missions thrift store. The kind volunteer there gave me a brochure listing their stores in Canada, and I was delighted to find there is one not too far from me (about half an hour’s drive).


The store was just so cheap compared to my usual thrift stores. For $10.71, I got a whole pile of stuff.  I was so excited. Too bad they were closing in 15 minutes. Gotta go back!

The next store was a Salvation Army. Not as cheap, but I got a couple of good deals, pictured above. The canister set was $2.99 and the trivet was 99 cents. I just love the happy colours. The scarf under the dishes was 50 cents at the Bibles for Missions thrift store, where I also got the following treasures:






The cream and sugar set was on sale for half price, which made it 25 cents for the set.

The Corning Ware teapot was $1.50.

The green vase was $1.

I totally didn’t need the soup bowls, as I already have a bunch that my mom gave me, but I just loved the tureen, and they came as a set for $5. I’m thinking they would also be great for serving a fruit crumble.

The last dish seems to be an ice bucket. It was $1.

Overall, I spent under $15 for the whole haul! Pretty good, I think.

How about you?  Any great deals this week?




Linking up with these wonderful blogs: Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and Magpie Mondays and Cap Creations and Coastal Charm and Knick of Time and Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl and Frugal Treasures Tuesday at Beez Rental Designs and The Thrifty Groove

41 comments:

  1. Great prices at that little Bible Mission store! I love your finds, they're very cheery. :) Cranberry infused vodka mixed with sprite... Right before thrifting... Sounds like -a lot- of fun.

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    1. Yes, Wendy, cheery seems to have been the theme that day. :) Normally I don't drink during the day, but what the heck!

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  2. What a great haul. Love all the retro colours on the things you chose. Chauffeured and tipsy thrifting sounds like the way forward!

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    1. The colours are fun, aren't they? I love your description - "chauffeured and tipsy thrifting." You're right, that could be a trend. ;)

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  3. Great finds! Such fun colorful items, perfectly cheerful for summer.

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    1. So true...it's nice to have bright items to use in the summer, isn't it?

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  4. These are gorgeous! Sounds like my PERFECT day!
    Thanks for linking up :-)

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    1. It was a perfect day, indeed. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  5. I love that green vase! My favorite thrifting trip in a different town was when I visited Asheville, NC. Some of the places there were AMAZING! Now I need to thrift in a different country!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. You just gave me an idea. A road trip through the U.S. just to hit different thrift stores. Now I just have to convince my husband. Somehow I don't think it will happen! ;) You could come thrifting in Canada. :)

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  6. Oh wow, what a score!! I can't believe the prices-- you get the thrifting crown lol!

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    1. I couldn't believe the prices either. I want to go back...now...

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  7. Oh my goodness, im in love with things like this. I can imagine having my home filled with little thrift store finds such as these - I wished I lived in the US!

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    1. I like to mix old things with new things in my house. I am not set on one particular decade for the old things, either! Some things are from the fifties, some older. As long as I like it, it works for me! :)

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  8. OMG, Joann, you're so great at thrifting - you always find gorgeous pieces at incredible prices!!;-)

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  9. I have more of that orange flower set, coffee pot and cups. I had bought it for resale but no takers...

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    1. What a coincidence! I would love to see it! Do you think the canisters go with it - like for coffee or tea and sugar type thing?

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  10. Great finds! I love the scarf and ice bucket :)

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    1. I have to figure out what to do with the scarf...any ideas?

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  11. Sounds like you had a great time with your Sis! What a terrific haul...can't believe you got all that for $15! Love the soup tureen and bowls and the green vase especially. :-)

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    1. We DID have a great time. Thanks. I can't believe it was that cheap either! :)

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  12. Thrifting after cocktails, great idea. Now if only I could find someone to drive me!

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    1. My husband wanted to come, but then he doesn't take as long to look as I do, and he gets irritated.

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  13. Great Haul! Love the Glass on the last Picture ,looks beautiful :)

    Lovely Greetings!

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  14. what prices! score! i am in love with that ice bucket :) elegant :) great finds jo!

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    1. Thanks! I will have to get using that ice bucket. It is boiling outside today!

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  15. You found some great buys! I love thrifting in new towns I visit! So much fun! Love the green vase!

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    1. Hi Linda! Yes, new thrift stores rock! I like the vase too. I just put some fresh flowers in it yesterday.

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  16. I'll have to keep an eye out for the Bibles for Missions stores. This is the first time I've heard of them. The ice bucket is fab!

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    1. Now that I have been to that store, I don't want to pay the prices of the bigger stores!

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  17. Lots of neat things this time huh?! Those Corning teapots are the best!!! I always pick them up when i see them. I grew up with mom making her sweet iced tea in those and that's how I make mine too! Memories! Thanks for joining us at Cap Creations.

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    1. Yes, I enjoyed the shopping this time. Sweet iced tea sounds good right about now. I would love to know how you make it!

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  18. Oh I love your sugar bowl and creamer! And 25c? That's crazy! Love the ice bucket too, great design. :)

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  19. The cream and sugar jars are just to cute!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  20. I'm crushing on that ice bucket of yours! It is so hard to find them with all the gold intact.

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    1. I didn't know they were hard to find with the gold intact. I guess I got lucky! :)

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  21. A cocktail and thrifting kind of day? Now were talking! LOL You found a lot of fun, retro treasures! And what great prices. Thanks for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

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