Sunday, September 18, 2011

thrifty stuffs

Since moving to Milwaukee, I have been thrifting regularly.

My Goodwill has great stuff.
I went antiquing and even explored the local junk shop with my MIL (I had a lot of fun - we need to do it again next time you visit!)
And I hit up the Salvation Army on my last trip to my mom and dad's.
I'm just going to share a few of my spoils...I'm happy to say I have plans for almost everything :)

willow basket - SA - I'm thinking a laundry basket for the guest room
four drapery panels - SA - love that vintage print! planning on using this in my office

red metal box - GW - treasure box for a little boy (not sure which one!)
for rent sign - found this at the junk shop, it still has a Marshall Fields tag on back - 35 cents!, hanging this on the guest room door
white bowl - SA - pretty sure this is unmarked Haeger, right now it's a catchall for dead batteries and soup labels in my kitchen

crock - real plans, but it was a crock, I couldn't pass it up!
book - GW - Eat, Pray, Love...I am the last woman on Earth to read this book, but I got it for less than a buck ;), and I won't get a fine when I drop it in the bathtub
little elephant - junk shop - I collect cream colored, American this little Shawnee piece!
needlepoint - SA - yep, I've got a small collection of these as well...I should hang them up

I didn't thrift these, but I did get them for's a good sized bunch of Red Rose Tea, Wade Figurines. They came from my mom, and were collecting dust in the basement, so I saved them ;) I'm brainstorming what to do with them...I love the colors of the glazes...and I have so many memories of my mom and Grandma collecting these little freebies!

little table - GW - this is solid, American made furniture, and it was $6 - cheaper than flat pack! It's sitting in the garage, I'm in the middle of refinishing it, and then it will be a perfect printer stand in my office.

Have you found any thrifty goodies lately?

Linking up to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures Party at Southern Hospitality!


Anny said...

I had to google the little figurines, I've seen them around but didn't know they were freebies :) I love your white bowl because I have an obsession with white things that break easily *lol*

Oh and that apartment for rent sign is awesome

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the red metal box - I have a weakness for old metal boxes, shelves, cabinets...I actually just picked up a "bolt box" this weekend at a garage sale....I'll have to get a picture of it...but it's metal and lots of little drawers (my other love). I also love the apartment for rent and the $6 table - well done!! I'd be excited too if I were you!

heybubba said...

awesome finds!!

AJ said...


Also, you make me want to buy a new house!

outjunking said...

You must have he best goodwill around, and free wades. Your new follower.

June@I will craft said...

Great finds!

Danielle Michelle said...

I can't wait until I have a home to do that for! lol

Great finds!

Stephie said...

I love the Wades, my bff's mom used to have a bunch of those. I vividly remember the tiger one for some reason. I never have good luck at GW or SA... and I'm always frightened by the time I leave :/

Laura said...

I heart Goodwill!!! 95% of my work clothes come from there. So when my kids get snot or food all over my Banana Republic finds, I remember that I paid all of $3. :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

You did good on your junking finds. Love that little apartment for rent sign.


debidjacob said...

Red Rose tea still has the free figurenes - I must have at least 100
some given to me, some collected and quite a few from my love of iced tea!
Right now the campaign is a figurene for each holiday and they are really cute:)

Paula said...

You found great stuff!! I've been thinking about starting to collect old embroidery pieces. I have a few in my attic that my grandmother did that could be the start of a collection. That red box will be great for little boy treasures. My grandmother gave me a bunch of those little figurines. She told me that they were collectable and this is the first time that I've seen them anywhere else. I've never been able to find a use for them. Maybe you can inspire me!

Pamela said...

Makes me wanna go to Deseret Industries (our amazing thrift store). I dropped off a donation a few nights ago. Gives me reason to replace the stuff I donated, right?