Tuesday, June 16, 2009

T-O-M TUESDAY...thrifty goodies


Joining this week's THREE OR MORE TUESDAY... with Tam.
My 3-OR-MORE are treasures found at a local thrift shop yesterday...calling to me from the abyss of many other things, silently yet loudly calling my name.

(I did put a few things back on the shelf, deciding I really didn't need to bring them home with me 'cause then I'd have to "find" a place for them, doggoneit!)
Three items will be going to my upstairs closet and two items will find a new home in my dining-room sideboard. Two blouses and purse were run through the gentle cycle of the washing machine and the other two previously-black tarnished serving pieces had to be sprayed with silver cleaner and briskly shined with a cotton cloth.

I always like finding new tops and purses at the thrift store...these tops still had the original tags on them...and the purse had barely been used (just some smudgy on the side--which came out in the wash).

The serving pieces will be nice to use during the holidays and on special occasions...the casserole dish is the perfect size for a small gathering and the try will do wonderfully with little doilies for appetizers.
Five items--$22...a good deal, I believe!

12 comments:

Kim said...

I love finding the silver & glass serving dishes. I have quite a few now & have never used them. I always forget that I have them. I guess I should store them somewhere I can find them.

Blondie's Journal said...

You found some great thrifting deals!! I love the silver and the casserole dish is perfect as you said!

Happy Tuesday! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Blue Creek Home said...

I am so glad you left a comment at BCH. You sound just like me...scooping up things and then putting them back.I didn't always do that. I would get it home and then go...what was I thinking???!!!!! I guess we finally got smart. Hey, some things are worth hanging on to though. Sometimes I think it's just the thrill of the hunt. Rhonda

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

That tray polished up good!!!! I came in @ 19.97 for 6 items so I win (LOL) for our thrift store trip!

Sassy Granny ... said...

My kinda deals! I love serving pieces and have quite a collection of pottery going. Now I'm thinking I may need to add some crystal/glass.

Gypsy aka Tam said...

What GREAT bargains you found - wow!!! Those serving dishes are lovely. Thank you for participating in 'Three Or More'.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Carrie said...

New things to wear plus new serving wares?...you did very well for $22!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I LOVE those shirts! This makes me want to go "thrifting", although I'm sure I'm come home with way too many additional closet stuffings!

Thanks for checking in with me. I pray God's peace for you as you journey throughout your day.

~elaine

Greg C said...

Don't tell anyone but I shop at the thrift store. You can find really nice shirts there and I wear them to work. Everyone always ask me why I wear nice clothes to work. :) Thats our little secret.

christy rose said...

Thrift store findings are great!!! You got a steal for sure this time!

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi,
I love thrifting and, actually, I'm going to be helping at a thrift sale this week that an organization I belong to is having. We usually are very busy early in the morning of the sale and then again near closing time...people are looking for any bargains they can find!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your very nice comments...I love hearing from you!

~Jean

Kim said...

Mmmmmm, great deals! I do love thrift stores. Haven't found any here yet. But there have to be some, I would think. It would help if I knew what kind of store to ask for :-)

Y'all don't even need to bring chocolate when you visit! Although I wouldn't turn it down if you brought some. LOL