Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thrifty Thursday



I realized it's been awhile since I shared my thrifty finds. You all know how much I love a good deal! I've found quite a few over the last several weeks. I'm having technical difficulties with posting photos for some reason, but I managed to get a few saved. (The rest will have to wait for another day.)
I absolutely fell in love with this large domed serving dish. I've been searching long and hard for a dome...this one is very pretty. I can use it on another base or with this. It's nice, heavy glass. This was $2.50!!!

Got this little fluer de lis for .50 cents! I think it's made of plaster...had a like new SteinMart tag on the bottom showing $6.99! I will probably spray paint it brown or black.


I fell in love with this cute little purse. It seems very well-made and the strap length is perfect...even better was the $3.00 price tag!

I got even more excited when I looked inside...it was just as adorable as the outside!

Last but not least...these finds might just be my favorite as of late. My Mom & I went to a Crafters Garage Sale a couple of weeks ago...oh.my.goodness! I had to exercise extreme restraint, both for the sake of my budget and also to leave some goodies for other customers! It was crazy the deals they had. All sorts of Stampin' Up sets for $1.00!!!! Two unused rub on alphabets sets with $9.99 price tags for $1.00! Cute Christmas and Valentine fabric for .50 each. Bins of ribbons by color for .25 per yard...it was crazy!!! I've already used some of the stamps.

Hope you've enjoyed checking out a few of my recent treasures. (I'm hoping to visit a yard sale or two this weekend.) Want to see more thrifty treasures? Stop by and see Leigh and Holly.

13 comments:

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Tracy girl you SCORED on those stampin up sets huh?! OHMYGOSH.... YOU FOUND FAVOR!

The purse!--- every cloud has a silver lining! whooHoOoo

Your domed plate is really pretty!
Just think of the chocolate covered strawberries in it; I mean celery and carrot sticks. M I bad?

Love yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Have a thrifty and ULTRA BLESSED
DAY
L

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

I can't stop giggling coz I just re
read what I wrote about the purse and .... that quote didn't quite work for that. lololol ????????????
Gonna go get a second cup of coffee.
YOU KNOW WHAT I MEANT*
I LOVE THE PURSE
IT AINT A CLOUD
AND THE LINING ROCKS
OKAY
TIME TO STOP THIS MADNESS

LisaShaw said...

So cute! I need to come shopping with you (smile). Great deals!

lagirl said...

Glad I found your blog.
I signed on to Follow, so I'll be back.

Holly said...

Wow, great stuff! You got crazy deals on the stamps and rub-on letters.
Thanks for joining, sorry about the mr.linky problem.

skoots1mom said...

good finds...i'm eager to go again, too!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Tracy, I think it would be fun to go to garage sales with you. I enjoy that so much, especially when I don't feel rushed. Your finds were certainly worth taking the time to go. I would have been thrilled to find those Stampin' Up sets for $1.00. Thanks for sharing your finds. I'm excited that you enjoy that pasttime too.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Tracy, I forgot to tell you this quick, almost unbelievable story about my Uncle in Florida. He buys and sells on Ebay. He does many garage sales in this venture. He purchased a small Indian basket filled with older pieces of ordinary jewelry. He discarded the jewelry and used the basket for change on his bedroom night stand. After a month or so, he thought maybe he would list it on Ebay, only to find out it was a rare, one of a kind Indian basket worth 3,500.00. He sold it to a man on the West Coast who collects Indian baskets. He(my Uncle)paid 25 cents for it and turned around and sold it for a huge profit. Just thought you'd like my fun garage sale story.

Becky said...

Great finds!

Those stampin' up sets were a steal!

linda said...

I think you hit the jackpot with all of your great finds...way to go! Doesn't it just make your day to find such fun stuff! I went out today after my dentist appt and found a soup tureen at a shop I had never been to before. I had been looking for one for ages and there it was. It truly made my day!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

You scored some killer deals! $1.00 for the stamping supplies-wow, those can really get expensive in the store. Well done, my friend! Thanks so much for participating in thrifty thursday!

Mrs. Petrie said...

I cannot believe all of the awesomeness you found!! Those stamps are awesome. I would have gone totally crazy and brought home hundreds of stamps. It's good I don't know of any stamp deals that good. :)

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, I found someone else who loves a bargin as much as I do.
I just posted last week about a cute little box I found for $2. I painted it and have several uses for it already.
GREAT find on the Stamp sets:)
See ya at a garage sale some day.