Saturday, January 28, 2012

Treasure Hunt Finds

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   Today was such a perfect day. I got to go thrift shopping with my mom! That is a rare treat, and we made the most of it.  We went to her an city near her house that I don't get to very often to get some new treasures. We went to two goodwills, a salvation army, and the assistance league thrift store. It was great fun, and I came away with some lovely treasures.

This beautiful handmade tea towell. It was made with perfect precision, and made me sad that whoever made it gave it away. Anyways I only paid $0.50 for it, and I thought that was an absolute steal!

A little pot holder. I mainly bought this little guy because I want to learn how to make them someday, and I wanted the inspiration handy. I paid $0.25 for it, and I will put it to proper use. 

A theme arose when I found this pink doily at the same store that the above were purchased. I loved the flowers and details on this doily. I paid $0.75 for this sweet gem. 

I have a project in mind for these hoops, and I got them each for $1.57. I can't wait to post about what i plan on doing with them. 

Finally, this is my favorite find of the day. The Pyrex cookie jar. I already have one that was gifted to me by my mom, but I could not pass up finding this one at Salvation army for $4.57. I think this one will live in my craft room filled with ribbon or thread. 

Hope you all had a wonderfully thrifty week!

The Joyful Thrifter

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  1. Just wanted to say I enjoy reading your blog. Makes me smile when you refer to Mr. Joyful Thrifter.

    I agree that tea towel is precious! Well done needlework on that find.

  2. You're lucky to have found those items before I did! What a lovely day that must have been :)

  3. I had so much fun too Rachael. Thanks for the perfect day.

  4. I love finding sweet linens and the handwork that is amazing to me. I love that cookie jar. hugs, Linda

  5. Awww, my Mom always kept Little Debbie cakes in that cookie jar. I think it's still at their house. I need to make sure my Dad hasn't gotten rid of it. Thanks for the memories.

  6. I love cookie jars! I have around 60. They are packed in the attic now, but when we first married I had a huge display of them. Then the boys came along and space became more important than collections. I still pick them up at thrifts once in a while though. Nice post, thanks for sharing.

  7. I love that tea towel! I can't wait to see what you do with the embroidery hoops!

  8. We had that exact Cookie Jar when I was a kid - long gone now. I will have to keep my eye out for one. Great finds!

  9. Drooling over the tea towel and for 50 cents at that! Enjoy! :)

  10. I went thrifting with my mommy, too. Isn't it always just a blast? I love your finds, especially the tea towel.

  11. Way late to the party (just now looking through last Monday's thrift shares), but my jaw dropped when I saw your cookie jar. I just passed up a matching "Cracker Barrel" today. It had instructions on one side to take the lid off and put the whole thing in the oven if your crackers go stale. Hee!

  12. Great finds. I love old handmade cross stich! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays. I always love seeing what you have found.


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