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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thriftin' Thursday

This summer I did little to no thrifting. I know! Can you believe that? But this last couple of weeks, I went to two or three garage sales, stopped by the Salvation Army thrift store and in a fit of Ebay frenzy, made a couple of purchases. Will the madness ever end? (snort)

In the spirit of full disclosure, I wanted to show off my thrifty, but fine purchases. Nothing really huge, just some really nice, fun stuff.

First up, is this lovely McCoy log cabin vase. I adore McCoy pottery, especially this color. And it just so happens that my blog friend, Jeanne, from The Candy Corn Chronicles blog recently opened an Ebay shop and had this wonderful little item up for sale. She wrapped it and packed it and sent it off to me so quickly. It is a favorite new treasure.

McCoy Log Cabin

Another Ebay purchase was from a shop I have gotten some wonderfully witchy treasures from over the last few months. I call the seller, "Son of OctoberFarm". He is also known as The Blog Tech. His mother is Joyce, everyone's favorite cook, baker and witchy woman of the blog OctoberFarm. 
Joyce has offered her son the chance to make squillions of dollars by selling off her fab collections of Witch items, among other things. I nabbed this great pagan style candle holder. Isn't it great?

Pentagram Candle Holder

A quick stop at the Salvation Army Thrift Store netted me this sweet container which I thought would be perfect for autumnal floral arrangements and for Yule. I love this color combination.

Metal container

Lastly, but not leastly (!) I found this fab Victorian-style frame at a yard sale. Ignore the picture inside the frame; I will remove the picture and create something lovely, not sure what yet. But what a great decorative frame for $1.00!

Resin and wood frame
Thrifting is a fun little hobby. You never know what great treasures you might find. Shopping on Ebay can be dangerous because they have EVERYTHING. Best to do it in short bursts. To avoid overspending I created a complicated, never-remembered password, so that it takes extra effort to get to the Ebay website, lol!

Have a super Thursday! Bright blessings!   Robin.

Kittens looking at me as I type. (we installed a temporary screendoor to the family room to keep them secure).


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very cool! I bought a couple of items from the Blog Tech too. How can you resist those pleading puppy-dog eyes as he holds up his placard saying "Feed Me!"

Linda Wildenstein said...

I love all you finds. The screen door is such a great idea for the kitties. Oma Linda

Anonymous said...

I do like the things The Blog tech sells! I check it out every other day and many times I've wanted to buy some things but one never knows how packages are treated on the way. It isn't always well treated here in Sweden I'm afraid.

Nice things You've bought!

Have a great day!

c. Joy said...

Great finds - I have a McCoy treasure - the coffee grinder cookie jar from my youth is in my kitchen still in use. The blue vase suits you - I think of you and light blue. Yule? Do you think autumn, let alone winter, will ever come? Hope so. You make me want to go wander a thrift store. Happy Day!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the shout-out! :0)
The log cabin is very much at home with you.

And love your other finds. The frame is really nice.

I do believe the Kitties are wanting to know where their fantastic finds are....

maddyrose said...

I haven't been thrifting in ages. Last time I came home with a few sweet deals but nothing like what you have here. Love the McCoy. Have a great day.

Aine O'Brien said...

Oh my god! I LOVE the candleholder! How unique!

I too used this free day to be "thrifty" and went to a few consignment/thrift stores and found lovely curtains, material and some cool vests!

There's a really interesting yard sale coming up Saturday - looking forward to it (before work!)

Lady Caer Morganna said...

I love thrifting (as you well know) and that pentagram candle holder is to die for!!! Very nice!!!



Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, you thrifty woman! I love all your purchases! I love any kind of shopping! LOL! Hi Kitties ;o) Hugs ;o)

Topper said...

Great finds! Enjoy them.

Introverted Art said...

I have been meaning to stop by the Salvation Army close to work and never get around to it. :P Gotta do some thrifting.

firebird said...

Love your new things

Lili said...

I see we share the same patterns of visiting on-line sites and thrift stores. That $1 frame is ADORABLE and so are those sweet kitties! xo ~Lili