Monday, November 5, 2012

Thrifting Sisters...part two...with a dispute


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

29 comments:

  1. That size of dessert bowl is the best!!

    What a deal or a steal on the wallet!

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    1. I guess it was more of a steal, huh? :)

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  2. Wow ,great Stuff!

    Lovely Greetings ,kisses :)

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  3. I happen to LOVE that "hideous" pottery jar. The orange drips are fabulous. Good job on the wallet! I, too, am a bit of an expert at getting my thrifting companions to hand over their finds. What can I say...it's a talent. ;)

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    1. She had one more of the pottery jar in the same size, and two smaller ones (for $1 each). It was all I could do to keep from buying all four! I don't have the space! I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets others to hand over their goods. ;)

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  4. I think the jar is great! A view of the lake sounds like a nice spot to be. Wish I were there lol! Thank you for sharing at Cap Creations.

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    1. I wish I had more time. I wanted to walk on the beach. I guess I could have given up the shopping. ;)

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  5. Oh, yeah, I like the drippy jar too. Great finds!

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  6. Can't believe it about the Blue Mountain find!!

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    1. I know. I'm still thinking about the other ones...

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  7. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a dessert bowl- I pile my ice cream high in a cereal bowl :) Great finds, and gorgeous view!

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    1. I'm not a huge ice cream fan. If it was a pile of chocolate, then...

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  8. Great finds ;)
    I haven't had much luck lately with household goodies ;(
    Maybe next time...
    xo

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    1. Maybe that's a good thing Ella? Less stuff in the house! :)

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  9. I LOOOOOVVVEEE the cake plate! The message board is pretty great too!

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  10. I really love the dessert bowls and the cake stand. Going thrifting is so much fun!

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    1. It is a lot of fun, for not a lot of money. :)

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  11. I love all the finds, but I especially love the message board and the first pictured clay pot.

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  12. Wow. I Love it! You have so so great blog! <3

    Would You like to follow each other? :)
    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love that cake plate! All excellent finds but that item takes the cake (groan :)

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  14. Goodness!! What bargains you found!! I've been looking out for some milk glass in our charity shops since seeing it on your site but have not found any so far... I do love your different glass items!! Thanks for sharing! J9 x

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  15. I love the jar! I need to come thrifting up north. You find such great stuff!

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  16. Great thrify finds! I love the cake stand!

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  17. I love the messages board and the first jar! Great finds :)
    Thanks for linking up with us!

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