Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tale of the Tag Sale Queen


Today we are joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life. The subject is  delightful thrifting!

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Many times people have referred to me as the "Tag Sale Queen."

Honestly, it's a title that doesn't bother me at all.  As a matter of fact, I'm kind of proud of that title!  Finding treasures at "tag" sales (synonymous with yard sales) is one of life's greatest joys. 





Thrift stores, flea markets, and consignment shops are definitely some of the most fun places on earth to shop.

After decades of finding awesome bargains to enhance the beauty of our home, it would be almost impossible for me to pay full price in a store for anything.





Truly, one can find exquisite items if willing to rummage through boxes, see the "diamond" behind the dirt, and visualize how an item will look in one's home.





Virtually everything shown in the photographs in today's post came from thrifting. Everything.

The lines of the gorgeous pitcher, shown below, are so unique. Even though I loved it, a very beloved friend got it as a Christmas gift. It's always good to share thrifted treasures.




This tin "Snickers" box will be perfect filled with Snickers candy bars and presented as a gift.




This box of sparkling pink Christmas balls and tree topper will be perfect on my future pink tree! I bought the entire box at a Salvation Army store for $3.99!




Silver trays can often be purchased cheaply. They make perfect fruit trays or  bases for  silver vases with flowers.




I love this tea pot and put it on top of the refrigerator where it can be seen every day.




Colored glass in all hues calls to me. These beautiful amber pieces all came from tag sales or thrift shops. In the fall, they line the kitchen windows.







Of course, I love all different colored glass such as this green vase, some cobalt treasures, and a couple pieces from a cherished cranberry glass collection.








Thrifting is the absolute best addiction a person can have!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ITEM TO LOOK FOR IN THRIFT SHOPS OR AT TAG SALES?

14 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan the thing I love most about your blog is all the color - it just does something to me. I'm not even sure what exactly - but it makes me feel so good. Love it. sandie

nannykim said...

oh, I love your glassware---it is always so delightful to see it in a window---almost like stained glass windows!

I do not thrift much any more because we have downsized and are trying to live more simply. But I have found a great little shop with designer type clothing that is second hand and what a delight! I found a 200 dollar coat for ten dollars in mint condition.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have found some beautiful dishes in your thrifting hunts. I am drawn to china as well. I love plates but have way too much 'stuff' now so am trying to scale back. :) Pamela

diane stetson said...

Holly ya molly...I've never seen so much stuff at once..wowie! You really are the tag sale Queen..keep up the good work!

jeanetteann said...

The amber glass looks so amazing with the light shining through. I could go back and look at the pictures over and over again. lOVELY. The blue and white pitcher is gorgeous too.
Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. xx jeanetteann

Susan said...

Hello Everybody!

Let's all welcome Jeanetteann, this blog's newest and 261st Follower!

Jeanetteann is from Australia and she has a lovely blog, Heirloom Treasures by jeanetteann. Go pay her a visit!

Hope you each have a wonderful day today! Love, Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love dishes and decorative glass and well anything that catches my eye in the thrifts! I'm like you and don't think I can pay full retail price for something I know I can find for a thrifty price! Love all you treasures! Hugs, Linda

Diann said...

Oh, all of this is beautiful! Way to thrift!

Bookie said...

Everything is so lovely...thrifting is the no guilt way to go...but like others I am TRYING to cut back. It sounds like more snow might be coming your way so you will need the bright glass to brighten your days!

Eva Ason said...

Beautiful things you've put up today. Those china with the flowers makes me think about my grandmother :) I agree with Sandie, these things does something to you, and the colors. Thank you so much for sharing.
Enjoy your day! Big hugs x

Victorian1885 said...

What pretty pieces! I look mostly for red transferware but open to anything that gets my attention. Thanks for sharing..

Wanda

Berenice said...

I love thrifting! I'm a "thrifter" :)

Lady Linda said...

It's so hard to pick...love thrift stores and estate sales. I always love the dishes, quilts and linens along with lots of other stuff!
You green vase is stunning.
Love it all.
Linda

irishoma said...

Visiting your blog always cheers me up. I love your colorful photos. You have an eye for lovely things.
Donna

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