Back in June, I told you about a thrifting outing I took with my sister. This past weekend, she and I hit the thrift stores again. Bargain shopping is never far from my sister's mind, and I am easily convinced to go along. We were in my parents' small town, where the thrifty deals are greater than they are in my area.
At the first store we visited, I found this large Blue Mountain Pottery jar, above, for $5. The woman at the store said she thought it was hideous. Luckily, I know what I like...namely bargain-priced home accessories. I love the orange "drips."
I also got this cake plate, which has very small "feet" that elevate it slightly off the table.
I also snapped up these little bowls for 25 cents each.
Despite the fact that I have SO MANY dishes, I don't have enough little dessert bowls. I don't like eating my vegan ice cream out of a soup bowl.
Later, after visits to the dollar store and Giant Tiger, we made one last stop...this time at the Salvation Army shop. I got this milk glass vase for my collection. It was 79 cents.
What I like most about shopping with my sister is that she does some of the legwork for me. While I am looking at the dishes, she finds other kinds of items. She shows them to me and I persuade her to let me buy them myself. Like this message board.
And this cute silver leaf photo frame.
She also found this Guess wallet, in perfect condition for $2.99. They retail for about $45. Yes, I convinced her to give it to me. It took more time for this item, but I won her over. I know, I'm bad. She still wants it back. Lucky she's back in her town, and I'm in mine. She'd have to drive two hours to get it.
By the way, I took these photos in front of my parents' house, with their view of Lake Erie in the background. I completely missed fall on the lake, but even with winter approaching, I love the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore and the bleak beauty of the landscape.
Linking up with these wonderful sites: Sir Thrift A Lot and A Living Space and Homemaker on a Dime and Hey What's for Dinner Mom?and Six Sisters' Stuff and Cap Creations and The Cottage Market and Coastal Charm and Knick of Time and Two Yellow Birds Decor and The Thrifty Groove and Silly Happy Sweet