The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!







Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thrifty Finds!

Last week I had so much fun participating with Linda at Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, that I decided to hunt around my house for more thrifty finds! Not much of a challenge~the real challenge was how to just pick a few items for this week!

This chalkboard was purchased a few years back at a garage sale for $15.  It's been so much fun playing with it!  It stands by my front door and I change it depending on the season or occasion.  Since I am having my Open House this Friday and Saturday~it will greet visitors!

The basket and letters underneath are all thrift store or flea market finds.  My other "S" is in there too. 

The enamelware pitcher was a garage sale finds years ago.  The apothecary jar was a recent garage sale find for $5.  It was across the street from Drama Queen's school and since they were having the sale on a Friday~I was a little late picking her up from school!  Opps!   I made the tag and added the eggs (TJMaxx).  The cooler is a recent thrift store find.  Can I just say that I love it!  It was one of those times when I bought it and had no idea where I would put it.  I even thought about selling it!  After Mr. Smith painted the kitchen I knew that it would be perfect on top of my kitchen cabinet.  Oh how much did I buy it for?  Glad you asked!  I tell you a little secret~if you don't already know.  I donated some items to the Salvation Army and they give you a receipt.  Well on the bottom of that receipt is a coupon for 10 % off.  So the cooler was $10 but with my coupon it only cost me $9!  Shhhh~Don't go tell everyone!
Boy Wonder wanted a globe so I found this one at a thrift store for $5.  Love the blue color on it.  I stole it!  From Boy Wonder that is!  It was perfect to go in my kitchen.  Sorry!  Not really!


Thanks for visiting!


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18 comments:

  1. Great finds. What a steal on the apothecary jar. I really love that pitcher.

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  2. Great thrifty finds. I love that chalkboard and what a cute idea using by your front door with different messages on it. Great vintage water cooler.

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  3. What great thrifty finds! I just love that chalk board!

    *Now following you!!!*

    Blessings, Grace

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  4. I love your finds and I always pick up things that I have NO idea what I'll do with them until inspiration hits ~ I'm trying hard to stop doing that these days LOL! Thanks for sharing ~ I enjoyed visiting. Judi

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  5. Also, cute stuff in your Etsy shop too!

    -Grace

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  6. Love that chalkboard! Your blog looks like so much fun...can't wait to catch up!

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  7. What great finds! I love the cooler especially. Since Turquoise is the color of the year for 2010, I started a Turquoise Tuesday Linky Party so if you have a solo photo of it (or anything else), you may want to link up! Thanks for your comment.

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  8. I am so glad that you featured the blackboard. I saw one at my wholesale florist yesterday very similar.... $50. And I want my husband to make one to use at shows AND today here it is.... I am so bad at explaining this and now he has seen your picture and I don't have to try to describe it. And now you really know that you got a GOOD price. xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

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  9. Wow, those are great thrifty finds!

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  10. You found some great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Jody,
    That chalk board is awesome!
    And $15 a really great price.
    Love the metal cream pitcher too.

    thanks for coming by my place.
    I'm excited to take a look around your blog.
    blessings

    barbara jean

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  12. You got some great deals there! Linda

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  13. I love your chalkboard!! What a super neat idea using it at the front door- The color it is painted is just yummy too!

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  14. WOW..LOVE your new header...it looks outstanding! PLEASE can I have that awesome chalkboard? I'm so happy to see you at my NTT party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. We have a globe too. :) I added a crystal where we live as an "X marks the spot" and a bunch of BB's inside it so it makes a cool rain sound when turned.

    Cheers!

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