Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keeping it Green, part two



As I mentioned in my first "Keeping it Green" post, the local Salvation Army Thrift Stores came up with an ingenious concept for this eco-friendly month. For two days, all green items of any kind were half price. Last week, I showed you the bigger pieces that I bought, mainly serving dishes.

This week, I am showing off the smaller gems that I added to my cart that day. Even a touch of green made it half price.

Isn't this a sweet little pitcher and saucer set, above? I have so many decorative items in my home that I no longer have shelves or tables to place them on. Or so I thought. Then I realized that the spare bedroom is hardly decorated. That's where this little duo ended up.



I am a sucker for pottery, especially little pieces like this green and tan pitcher, above.


I don't think you can tell from the picture, but this little pottery vase is only 8 centimetres tall. There is a sticker on it that says "Bodil Pearson, Dundas, Ontario." According to this website, Bodil Pearson was a legend in the world of Canadian ceramics and one of the founders of the still-strong Beyond the Valley Studio Tour.


This "My House is Clean Enough Plate" was made by Fairway (Japan). I got this plate to encourage me to enjoy our home even when it's not up to my cleanliness standards. At the moment, our house is dirty enough to provide quite a bit of happiness.


To be honest, I'm not sure why I bought this. It's cute and it was 50 cents, but I don't know where to put it. It doesn't have a hook on the back for hanging it, and it's not the right material for a tea bag holder. Any ideas?

What's your favourite thing to look for at the thrift shops?

Linking up with these wonderful sites: Boogieboard Cottage and A Living Space and Me and My Shadow and Remnant and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and Knick of Time and Free Pretty Things and The Thrifty Groove   and The Cottage Market 

25 comments:

  1. hi! thank u for joining my blog, I really like yours! when i'll have some more time i'll take a beetr look, because i'm very intrested!
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    1. Thanks. That's really kind of you. It's sometimes hard to find the time to read blogs, isn't it? :)

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    2. yes,it is! that's why i'm back! I really found your blog so nice and readable!! when I read a post I want the next one!
      bye!

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    3. What a wonderful compliment. Thanks so much!

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  2. Very cool finds and I love your new blog lay-out! I always hunt at thrift stores but my luck clearly isn't as good as yours!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I'm glad you like the look of the blog. :)

      I probably just buy way too much. Maybe you are more selective. ;)

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  3. I love that pitcher, so adorable!

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  4. Lovely little thrift finds! Im guilty for buying too much too! :)

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  5. Great finds! I am a sucker for nice pottery also!

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    1. Good that I`m not the only one Ruthie. :)

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  6. love your blog its so cute! followed you on gfc and bloglovin :) xx

    http://gypsywardrobe.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks so much Maddy. I will visit you back. :)

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  7. Loving the plate about the clean enough house,too funny.

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    1. I have to get that put on a wall soon...it`s making the house more messy. ;)

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  8. Wow! Love the butterfly pitcher set - what an amazing find!

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    1. That`s a fave of mine too Shandell. :)

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  9. Jo, this is sooo beautiful, the stuff I see in your blog inspire me to wear my floral outfit!

    Kisses,
    Personal Style Blog

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  10. What great pieces, I particularly love the tan and green jug - just too cute!

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  11. Awesome finds!!! : ) Thanks for sharing : ) hugs...

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  12. Somehow I missed this post, miss a day, miss a lot!! I wish our Salvation Army had sticker deals!! They downsized, I very seldom ever find anything there now..😢

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  13. Love your pitcher!! What great finds! Happy weekend, visiting from Junkin' Joes :) xx Holly

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