Sunday, April 14, 2013

Keeping it Green


The Salvation Army Thrift Stores came up with a nifty concept for Earth Month. For two days this week, all green-coloured items of any kind were half price.

So, on Friday I bought some green stuff (dishes and clothes) and saved some green stuff (yes, that would be money). Technically I wouldn't have bought anything if they didn't have the sale, so I didn't really save any money, but at least I'm reusing. Thrift store shopping is one great way to help our environment, after all.

I got this large Bowring serving dish, above, still in the box, for $3.50. Doesn't it just say "spring time?"



I also picked up this green glass bowl.


And this pretty floral serving bowl.


I picked up two of these pizza serving dishes for $1 each. See the green leaves? That's good enough to get the green half price discount.


I bought this Crown Essex Capri Ironstone plate for $1. It's actually blue, but the lady included it with the green stuff. Okay by me.


This J&G Meakin platter was $1.50. For some reason it's my favourite find. I just think that, while it's vintage, it has a modern appeal. I could see serving sushi on it. And you know how I like my sushi.

I have more green finds to show next week.

Have you found any thrifty goodness lately?

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 Young Heart and Knick of Time and Free Pretty Things and The Thrifty Groove   and The Cottage Market 


20 comments:

  1. I love the Meakin platter and would definitely have bought that too :)

    We currently have our hard rubbish collection, which is where people place unwanted goods outside their home once a year for council trucks to collect. You see people loading up trailers with other peoples' junk. I wanted to go looking around myself but it's been raining this week so stuff would be a bit damaged :(

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    1. I think I would get out there, rain or snow! :) I love to see what people throw out.

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  2. Wow ,love the large green Bowl ,and the floral Bowl .. cute Stuff :)

    Kisses from Vienna!

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    1. Thanks!! I would love to see Vienna myself. :)

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  3. You always find such neat dishes - and they always look so nice in your pictures!!

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  4. Love that pizza dish! How cute! Great finds, all around. But you need to do a post on WHERE you keep your treasures. Because I, uh, need help.

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    1. Thanks Ruthie. Now I want pizza just so I can use the plates.

      I don't think I will be of much help to you, because this place is overflowing with dishes. But I will do a post about where I keep them soon, just for you. :)

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  5. Awesome. I just blogged about my finds from last week :) I really love the bottom two platters! Our SA picks a certain color tag and that color will be 50% off for the week, only on clothes and shoes. I rarely find anything that I want with the right colored tag though. Isn't that the way it always works?

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    1. I'm glad you got out thrifting too Laurie. You are right, the stuff you want usually doesn't have the right colour tag!

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  6. Ha! What a great idea, green is every sense.

    The Meakin plate is my favourite.

    Thanks for linking up x

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    1. Thanks...and thanks for hosting. :)

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  7. How cool ~ I wish our thrifts would put everything green at half price! I absolutely love the ironstone platter. And you're right; the Meakin plate is very modern!

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    1. What I like about the green sale (and previously pink) is that it includes dishes. Often half price sales don't. :)

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  8. I love your comment about how you wouldn't have bought any of the things if they weren't on sale. That is so true! A few months ago, our SVDP had all of their clothing 50% off and now most of it is in a bag in the back of my car ready to go back and be donated.

    Have a great day!

    Erica

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    1. Hey Erica,

      At least we are supporting the economy right? ;)

      Jo

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  9. I miss the Salvation Army SO much. Never thought I'd say that...thrifting just isn't the same here in Scotland. I love seeing what you've bought, reminds me of home a little.

    Katie @ differentfromimagined.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Katie,

      Funny, I would have thought that Scotland would have good thrifting, begin an older country. What kinds of things do they have at the thrift stores there?

      Jo

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  10. Love your GREEN FINDS!!!!! : ) hugs and Thanks for sharing : )

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