Monday, October 29, 2012

Thrifting on 10 Bucks, take two


The last time I took $10 to the thrift store, I got lucky. Read about it here if you like. But, that was a different type of thrift store...one that we don't seem to have in my area.

So, today I thought I would experiment by taking my $10 to a chain (read over-priced) thrift store in my area. I decided on the Salvation Army store.

It's kind of fun when you have to be more choosy because of budget restrictions. It forces you to make some decisions in the store, and not bring home so much decor filler. I saw a beautiful china serving platter that I really wanted, but for $7, it would have eaten up most of my budget. I got a bunch of little things instead, like this pretty blue vase ($1.99), made in West Germany.


I like the lines of this wooden candle holder. Also $1.99.


I already had a dish exactly like this. But, I want to build up my milk glass collection a bit, and this is one of my favourite shapes. It can hold all kinds of little things. It also cost $1.99.


I was drawn to the blue roses on this lovely plate. They had a whole bunch of them, but one was good enough for me. I can use it as a serving dish, and to photograph my food on. It was 99 cents.

Overall, I got fewer items than last time, but I also came in under budget, spending only about $7.

Did you find any great budget items this week?

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27 comments:

  1. I love these $10 thrifting trips you do. It's so interesting to see what you find! I love what you found this time ... The blue vase is lovely, as is the milk glass, but I have to say the gorgeous rose plate takes the cake for me!

    Loulou

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    1. Thanks so much! I think I will enjoy using that plate. :)

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  2. I'm so impressed that you could get all of that for ten dollars and the wooden candlestick holder is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Lilly! It satisfied my urge to shop without too much expense. :)

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  3. What great bargains!! That vase & candlestick alone are worth far more than ten dollars-- smashing grand job!!

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  4. that milkglass is to die for! y'done good, alright!!

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  5. Yay for cute little finds!
    I too have started to build my milk glass collection - I do have 2 pieces only but I do love yours ~ do you really need 2 of the same piece Miss Jo? ;D

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    1. I really don't need two. But that's how I roll. ;) Really, I'll give it to you if we ever get together, okay? :)

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  6. love the low cost finds! a challenge is always fun! thanks for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks for all your hosting work. :)

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  7. I think you did amazing for $10.00! I love the wooden candle holder! And, I agree - giving yourself a budget makes it more fun.

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    1. Thanks Wendy. I can't say I would mind having lots of money though. ;)

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  8. Great finds! I like the candle holder and that milk glass :)

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  9. I have never tried to go to the thrift with a set amount of money, but it is a fantastic idea. It would probably cut down on the number of things that I end up donating back to the thrift stores later in the year. BTW, I found you through Coastal Charm's party.

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    1. I know what you mean. I used to go and just buy basically whatever I wanted. I got way too much stuff and some of it I`m not that fond of! :)

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  10. I recognize the plate - my mother in law had a set in that pattern.

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  11. ohhhh milk glass! your $10 budget is a great idea!

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  12. Thrift budgeting allowance is a way of life for me. LOL I think you found some wonderful bargains with your $10.00. I love the vase and that candlestick is great! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a fun week!

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    1. I am going to try to stick with it too Diann! :)

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  13. in love with the milk glass! you sure scored with ten bucks : ) thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe -- we are back today after having our party crashed by a little storm named sandy -- hope to see you there again soon! hugs...

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