Monday, June 8, 2015

Thrift Store Shopping with $40

Thrift Store Finds- From My Front Porch To Yours
Last week I had to run up to the Post Office and while I was there I decided to pop into one of our local thrifts stores that is next door. I rarely ever visit the thrift stores around here because they have gotten very pricey. More often than not I can actually find better deals at the antique shops but figured since I was right there why not. I had $40 and wanted to see what I could get with it if anything.

Red Transferware-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
I found this red transferware dinner plate for $1. It is made by Royal Ironstone pattern Memory Lane from 1965. This piece got me to digging thru the china section.
Brown Transferware-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
While digging I ended up finding this brown transferware dessert plate by Johnson Bros pattern Olde English Countryside. It was $2. 

Vintage Pyrex-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
I also came across this vintage Pyrex dish. I am a sucker for green and had been wanting to start collecting vintage Pyrex so I figured for $8.50 why not. A lot of the vintage Pyrex goes for $$ over on Ebay. I would really love to find blue and pink.
Ornate Gold Frame-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
On the way to check out I spotted this piece for $8. I bought it just for the frame.

Since I had pretty decent luck at the one thrift store I decided to take my chances on visiting our Goodwill. Off to Goodwill I went with $20 left of my $40.
Vintage Blue Mason Jar-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
.75 vintage blue Mason Jar. It did not have a lid but I can easily find one.
Baskets-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
Two sets of 4 bowl baskets each .99 cents and then an additional 30% off that day. Not sure what I will use them for but figured they would come in handy with tablescapes in the fall.
Christmas Village Church-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
I spotted this darling church for $1.99. It was part of a village and missing its light cord. I originally was going to paint it but it may stay just as it is. 
Crewel Framed Winter Artwork-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
My grand find was this vintage winterscape artwork! It was 19.99 with an additional 30% off. As soon as I spotted it I knew it was my crown jewel for the day.
Crewel Artwork-Thrift Store Shopping- From My Front Porch To Yours
I was not sure what it was called but knew that whomever made it spent quiet sometime on it. I wish there was a date on the back. My friend Brenda told me it is Crewel. I can not wait till the holidays and winter when I can display it.

So all in all I did not too bad with $40 at the thrift stores.
I still prefer to shop my favorite antique ships though and I have already told Oldest & Littlest a trip is in our future this week!;)

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    1. What I was trying to say...I do love the winterscape - great find, great price, great eye!

    2. What I was trying to say...I do love the winterscape - great find, great price, great eye!

  2. All your treasures are great Pamela. I love the winterscape too. Have a great start to the new week.

  3. Plates for a buck!! Are you kidding me?! I'd have gone nuts in there ;) Good score Pamela. Now I know what I'll be doing later on this week. You have inspired me!

  4. I absolutely love the English Countryside Transferware.. you had a very good shopping experience...

  5. Great finds! I love that winterscape...our thrift stores have been getting pretty pricey here in Ontario as well...but sometimes I'm lucky as you were!! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  6. I have a small "plate" problem - in that I cannot resist interesting and/or beautiful plates. I love the ones you bought, and you were able to get a great deal on them! I also LOVE the frame that you purchased. Ornate, detailed frames like that are worth a fortune. What great luck you had!
    I am finding the same issue with thrift stores in my area. Most of them have their items WAY overpriced. I rarely take the time to go anymore. These days, I find I prefer flea markets and yard sales.
    Michelle from

  7. I think you scored. Love that crewel picture...someone got much pleasure by creating that.

  8. I LOVE plates...I always find some way to use them, either in décor or as, well, plates!

    Great finds!

    Jane x

  9. You did find some great pieces but I truly Love that winter-scape, simply 'winterful' !! Enjoy your treasures and have fun taking the little ones next week! Blessings, Cindy

  10. Who knew that I HAVE some vintage pyrex??? I still have my blue pieces, didn't realize they are now vintage....I guess I really AM old, LOL!!! Love that winterscape too. Great finds!!!!

  11. I found 8 of those same red transferware Memory Lane plates this past weekend. $7.99. Love them!

  12. Love all your finds Pamela! The stitched piece is amazing .. I know it will be beautifully styled this winter in your decorating!

  13. Hi Pamela. I love this post! Would you mind if I post a link to it on my blog?

    I'm thinking about some sort of challenge or link party along these lines, but with less $$ because I'm cheap!

  14. HI Pamela, I love your thrift shopping finds. Those plates were a great price and the artwork and winter scene are beautiful!! Great finds for sure!! enjoy summer, Lisa

  15. Hi Pamela. I collect Memory Lane. What a find for $1.00. It is difficult to find here in south Mississippi. This is a link to a post I devoted to this delightful pattern:
    Stop by if when you have a chance! I joined the party this week! Can't wait to get a glass of tea and visit some of the othre party goers!
    Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse


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