11/17/10

Over the river & through the woods, a "thrifting" we shall go!

I am happy to be linking to:
All Things Heart & Home
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Apron Thrift Girl
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Thrifty Thursday
Inspiration Friday Party
Junkin Finds Friday
Tinsel Company



Yeh, well you wouldn't really want to hear me sing that.  But I was out "thrifting" yesterday & found some fun things.  Decided to also show you what I've snagged on a couple of other foraging trips.

So, yesterday, I was in the vicinity of our GW store & popped in just to see if they had anything Christmasy.  Yes, thank you, they had some good stuff.  I purchased 4 wreaths, each were $2.99 with my senior discount (only time I acknowledge the senior classification is when it involves a discount--don't judge).  The largest one is going to be used on my front porch.  Two of the smaller ones will go on the garden shed doors, & the 3rd is to decorate my dining room light.  These are all very nice, very full wreaths.

Can you believe this sweet Father Christmas was only $3.99?  He's very clean & only needs a little fusing  with his pack.  No kidding, he really does have a pack on his back!


He has such a sweet face.


I don't generally do a lot with tapered candles & holders, but I found this at the same time as Father Christmas & the two just seemed to belong together.  This needs a bit of cleaning, but I love that it is fashioned with French horns.  I may change the pinecones & greenery or not.  It was $1.49.


This is a collection of GW finds from a couple of weeks ago.  The wooden Santa is about 20" tall & the paint is in very good condition.  He was $2.99.  I didn't get a discount on this trip -- I must have looked younger, ha!  The box of large silver ornaments was $1, the cute red wooden sleigh was $1.49, the white  porcelain Santa was just a buck.


Love this basket.  It's flat on one side & has little stamped trees all the way around.  It's in great shape, but is intended to look weathered which I really like.  It was 99 cents & will be part of my front porch decor.  The bird nest for 50 cents will be finding a home outdoors, as well.  I'm always looking for candle holders & lucked out finding two.  They were each a buck.  I really like the twisted stem on the glass one.


The faux mercury glass hurricane & cute little snow couple came from Ross's.  They were each less than $5.  The wreath is from the $ Store & well, it was a $1.  I bought several of these wreaths that will adorn my kitchen -- can't wait to see, can you?  Me, too!


Just wanted you to see this hurricane up close.  It really has a nice design.  Can't wait to see a candle inside.


Lastly was a stop at Michael's for a whole bag of this kind of thing.  It was all on sale for 40 to 50% off.  Woohoo!


Okay, that's as much time as I can spend in blogland right now.  Have several sewing projects in various stages that must be attended to.  Thanks for stopping by, & I hope you'll come again soon.  Everyone, have a great day!
CAS



16 comments:

  1. Great finds! I love the Father Christmas and the mercury glass hurricane. Can't wait to see what you do with the wreaths. It's good to meet another Goodwill fan. Your latest follower, Annette

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  2. Wow! You really did good! Can't wait to see what you do with each of your new treasures.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. Your Father Christmas looks to be in pretty good shape. I'm always on the lookout for Santa figures of any kind. The glass hurricane would look pretty in a festive holiday tablescape. Nice finds, all. Visiting from Leigh's party. :-)
    Sue

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  4. So many treasures! The Father Christmas is wonderful and that hurricane! Oh I love it!
    I can't wait to see how you use all your finds!
    Thanks bunches for linking, please come back every Wednesday and link your inspiration!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  5. You found some great stuff. I love the mercury glass hurricane. I need to go check out our Ross and maybe Marshalls.

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  6. You scored some great bargains!! Way to go!

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I'm your newest follower :)

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  7. Hi Cas, Looks like you had a great day and found some wonderful things! I love the mercury glass and the Santa is adorable.

    Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet note on my grateful journal. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  8. Nice to "meet" you too! You have a beautiful blog and I've enjoyed reading....I'm your newest follower! Your cat is so pretty! (I'm a huge cat person.) Looks like you got some great bargains here. Don't you just love Goodwill?

    Kelly

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  9. Wow! Cas, you scored some great finds! I absolutely love that hurricane and can't believe what a great day on the wreaths. I was shocked to see how expensive they are in the stores this year! Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week!
    Vanessa

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  10. Cas you found some wonderful items. I do love that Santa! I think you found some great wreaths. I also shop GW a lot. Thanks for joining in Junkin Finds Friday!

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  11. Great finds, love the Father Christmas...that was a steal!

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  12. Wow some great thrifty stuff ... my favs are the Santa and mercury glass. Came by way of Thrifty Thursday ... thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great finds!! You always find stuff with limitless possibilities!

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  14. Cas,
    WOWZA!! What great finds!! Love everything!!

    Warmly,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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Make this a great day!
Carol

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