Friday, February 25, 2011

New Found Treasures, One and All



A trek to a favorite supermarket-sized thrift store, Savers, as well as  finding bargain priced treasures, turned out to be yesterday's highlights.

It's an hour away but worth the drive. Sometimes a friend accompanies me but yesterday was a solo excursion. 

It's thrilling to share the newfound  treasures with readers by joining Linda's Junkin Friday and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday! Be sure to check out Cindy's  blog, My Romantic Home, http://romantichome.blogspot.com/   to see some of the other entries for Show and Tell Friday and Linda's blog, A La Carte . http://ljm-alacarte.blogspot.com/ for Junkin Friday finds! Thanks to both Linda and Cindy for hosting these weekly fun parties!

Now needlepoint is not in the realm of possibility for me to do but I appreciate the immense amount of work that goes into this endeavor. Imagine my absolute delight when my eyes zoomed in on this exquisite pillow, shown above and to the right.

Roses, of course, make my heart flutter and pink roses to boot!  The back of the pillow is a soft pastel velvet.  The price?  $2.99.  Incredible!





A friend of mine is of Ukranian heritage. Now it's almost impossible to find anything from that country so imagine my delight upon finding this vase, made in the Ukraine. It got snatched up immediately for a mere $1.99. My girlfriend will love it!




The color scheme of our remodeled kitchen is blue and yellow with white cabinets so when I saw a trivet in those colors,  it had to be scooped up. The tile is from Mexico and has a rather zany design to it. I love it. Cost? $1.99!  Woo hoo. Isn't it cool?














Also found a very sweet little odd-shaped vase in a delicate lavender shade. I could picture a few wild violets in it or some tiny white spring flowers.  It was a little pricey at $3.99 but because it called to me, I bought it.


Isn't it fun to go treasure hunting? 

DO YOU GO THRIFT STORE SHOPPING? IF YES, WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR?

13 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Everyone! Hope you are all having a great day so far!

I want to welcome Angela, this blog's 189th Follower. Hi Angela! Hope you come to visit often.

Hugs to each and every one of you sweethearts! Susan

diane stetson said...

I don't shop but I have four sisters who absolutely LOVE it...these are good finds...keep up the good work!

Mariette said...

Dearest Susan,

You're lucky to live in an area where there's a Goodwill and now another thrift store treasure! You drive one hour and we have to drive 2½ hour to go to Atlanta for those treasures. But once in a while we manage and next trip I will check out the Goodwill place. You got a keen eye for spotting heirloom pieces I must tell you. Your Ukrainian friend also will be delighted.

Have a great upcoming weekend and lots of love,

Mariette

Romantic Dinner said...

OH Yeah Very beautiful your recently post . Really lovely all photo's and its item heritage. i loved .........

Claus said...

I do!, when I have the chance, which is usually over the weekend. I don't have anything specific to go after. Treasures can be found in many shapes!, so I'm always go with an opened mind, and and an opened eye! :o)
Pretty pillow!
have a lovely day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that pillow! What gorgeous work and for $2.99 what a score! That little vase is so pretty and yes violets! Nice item for your friend also. OK I'm heading out thrifting this weekend! You know how much I love it! Thanks so much for joining JFF this week! I really appreciate you! hugs, Linda

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Wow I love that Pillow Great find! Im your latest follower - hello :o) Scarlett x

Donnie said...

I don't shop often but I have started watching for cobalt blue glassware. I just don't have the room to store stuff. Love your finds though.

Susan said...

P.S. From Susan to all readers. Welcome to Scarlett, this blog's 190th Follower! It was so exciting to turn on my laptop and find her. She's from the United Kingdom and has a new baby boy, under one years old. Thank you, Scarlett.

As I sit here writing, we are in my middle of yet another winter storm. So I just want to say welcome to EVERYONE who comes to visit today. Hugs to all. Susan

MeMeSue said...

Love your Pillow and your other finds. Once I learn how to post pictures I'll be showing some of my finds...LOL Right now I'm just taking pictures and stacking them up! Looking forward to exploring your blog.

Stay safe in your winter weather...Blessings..

Adrienne said...

The pillow is gorgeous! And I'm thinking the little "vase" is the bottom of a perfume bottle. So often the decorative stoppers are broken. The color may be due to age as clear glass turns a bit lavender over time.

Chatty Crone said...

Today I think I like the yellow Mexican tile - very interesting. I have a couple of places in my house I could use it.

Stay warm.

Love,
sandie

Susan said...

This is glorious day! Welcome to Pluto6210, this blog's 191st Follower! How nice you found Writing Straight from the Heart and want to Follow. Come visit often.

Thanks to all of you who read this blog, whether you are followers or not.

Take care and have a memorable weekend! Hugs, Susan

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