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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thriftin' With Tootsie!

A few days ago, I was out and about and on my way to the store for milk. I live on the North end of this city, but somehow found myself on the South side...in the Salvation Army Thrift shop. It was a VERY GOOD day in that store for this Toots!
As soon as I saw these...I thought of Gloria. They are still there too. Now there are two things I admit I am not able to do: 1. sit still and relax. 2. tablescape. Gloria can tablescape like no one's business. (I did not purchase these plates...but I sure did think about it.-aren't they cute?)
I did purchase this chair! Is she not just a great find???? All it needed was to have the piping removed, as it was all frayed and worn. Until I find something better, I used this brown braiding along the seams. It looks good for now! I cleaned the fabric, and she is sitting pretty in my sunroom! Not bad hey?

There she is!
I also got this great wing back from the same store that day....it is in perfect condition. $30! I put it in Busy's room for now.
I got this old iron...it reminds me of Gloria too....Girl...do you know how old it is? Was $1 a good deal????
Busy wanted this....the last time I was in, and the lady just gave it to me for her.
This tray was $1. It is made of wood and it is hand painted. I love it.
This plate was also $1. It is perfect for my room or maybe Jordan's...
Yes...I know...not the prettiest kettle...but it will look wonderful with a plant in it!...or maybe on my shelves in the garden. I just liked the shape.
I got this tea pot for my MOM~ yes I did...it was going to be a gag gift for her...she would be some kinda ticked if this arrived in her beautiful Victorian kitchen...or in her china cabinet with her very pretty dishes....lol....it looks like it has sunglasses or goggles on it or something...hee hee...it is so ugly up close...and it was free...so I thought maybe I'd be a smart ass and give it to her from my kids!!! What do you think??? ha ha !!! (hope she doesn't read me today!) ha ha...maybe I'll make it into a bird bath thing...
I just loved this bowl. It matches a tea set I have in my cabinet...it was only $0.50.
This is the base of the lamp that I picked up for Busy's room...it will be getting a coat of paint soon, the color is very wrong for my house! The lamp shade is bad too...so I picked up a different one...will show you when I am done.
And that is what I brought home from the store that day....did I mention how excited I was? I phoned my mom and squealed like a sissy girl...that was a squeal that would have done our Picket proud!!!
In fact...I was so excited that I forgot the milk completely!

41 comments:

CiNdEe said...

Awesome finds!!!!(-: I think the teapot for your mom will be a riot! I wish I was there to see her face when she sees it in her China Cabinet(-:The chairs are really cool! They look great in your home(-:
My favorite is the bowl. That is so pretty!
I love to go to the Salvation Army. I went to day too and found two things(-: One copper thing that I will plant a plant in and a pretty glass plate for a plate glass flower(-:

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful shopping day, Tootsie! Wow!! $30.00 for a chair!! I love both of them. The first one looks perfect in your sunroom (which is very pretty, by the way).

Have never been to a Salvation Army but have donated...

Love all your things, especially the wood tray~so pretty!!

Have a great week, Tootsie!

xoxo
Jane

lilsista said...

Lilsista says....WHERE have you been...sneaking around without me????? All those OTHER little finds???? I knew about the chairs...awesome...and I love the other little finds too! Maybe you'd like to try out my copper paint on your little kettle...call me!

Coloradolady said...

What great finds. I love that bowl....LOVE IT!!

Oh, and I really love those striped dishes...really, Tootsie, you should have got the dishes, you could have done something with them for a tablescape. They are so cute!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Tootsie, I just happen upon your blog tonight. Can I go thriftin' with you? You got some great finds! Cute blog and I love your garden header picture! :)
~Ann

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Those are great finds! Loved the tray and the iron especially.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm impressed! You have a great store there. Tell your mom the hat teapot is for the Red Hat Society ladies. I think it's really cute & would look adorable on one of your outdoor shelves. Awesome chairs. You were just on a lucky streak, but you should have bought the dishes! You could have used them to mosaic some flower pots if nothing else. ☺ Diane

Jacki said...

No kidding, you have got a great Sally Ann! Mine are not near as nice. Value Village always has better finds here, though their pricing can get out of hand some times. Love the tray and the bowl :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OH Girl I could do some damage with those dishes...would't they be great at July 4th and Christmas time...Now you got some great finds...I love those wing back chairs you got looks great in your sunroom/saloon...Now theIron is from ca. 1920 did you get the plug with it...The tea pot for your real Mama cracked me up...I hope to see it in her fancy china cabinet would that not be fun..The tray is to die for our you going to hang it in your kitchen...Girl I haven't even been to my Hospice in 2 weeks...I know I can't stand it..but have been so busy in this house and so hot out I haven't wanted to leave...Oh girl I did get the wall paper all off today and almost have the room ready for guest again...I took a few pics maybe I'll do a post about it...Good grief what did I do before blogging...Now everything I do becomes a new post ha ha!! Thanks for the kinds words my friend...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles from your other Mama Gl♥ria

Marie said...

Oh, what great finds! I wish I was able to get out and thrift. I don't know if I would be as lucky as you to find such wonderful things. I also have to tell you that the flowers in the picture from 2008 are gorgeous!

prof en retraite said...

Wow Tootsie! What a lot of great stuff! And such good prices! I can't wait to see the re-do of Busy's lamp! And you got two really terrific chairs at great prices! I do love those dishes...cute for the 4th of July with some blue thrown in. Maybe Gloria should come get them! lol Hope you are having a great week!...Debbie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oooooo! I love the red and white striped dishes; how could you resist them? And the little wooden tray is so sweet. Good haul!

Jamie and Randy said...

What treasures you found Tootsie! BTW I hope the terrible Tootsie tooth trauma (say that three times really fast)is a thing of the past and that you are feeling much better now. There is no pain like tooth pain.--Randy

Darla said...

Okay ya'll! The thrifting is making it's way to Florida...I gotta get my butt out there and find some good buys too! Good job Tootsie!!

onlymehere said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job!! I love the first chair you showed so much. The styling is perfect for what I've been wanting! The other finds were great too.

"Blossom" said...

Toots girl you go back and get those dishes. They are so awesome.
I can't believe you! When you go shopping you go shopping. I wanta
go with you. Wow that little tea pot so cute. And those chairs I would have took them home too.
Great finds here girl. Have a great day.

Crafty Gardener said...

Absolutely fabulous finds. And who needs milk anyways when you can have all sorts of wonderful treasures.

Calming Scents said...

I love em all! I love even more how creative you are. i'm hoping to hit some resale shops this weekend.

Justine said...

Holy cow woman, you hit pay dirt!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

salmagundi said...

I love that rust/brown colored channel-backed chair. I would have brought that home in a minute. What a great day you had at SA; but no milk for those starving little kiddies???? Bet you made another trip!!! Sally

lilsista said...

The more I look at that tea pot....well....it could be our mom if she were a hat tea pot!...I think she has those glasses still from her high school days...Ha! (sorry mom!) That chair just doesn't look right in your room...you can just drop it off here anytime...I'll be home all day...No...don't thank me...Any thing to help you out sis! Chuckle,chuckle... :0) TTFN! :0)

lilsista said...

P.S.
I never thought you were "Taunting" me...just joking that you'd found great stuff without me...that's all.

bye!

Faye said...

Oh, I want that wingback chair so.o.o bad. Now I have the itch to go "thrifting". I found your blog about a week ago and it truly is awesome. You've inspired me to start my own blog and I thank you for that altho the world may not. Anyway, keep up the great blog and hope you can drop by for a visit with me. fayespicketfence.blogger

Jill said...

You and your sister are on a roll with finding stuff! I love the chairs!

Lynette said...

WOW - love all your goodies, esp. those trays and that bowl that matches your set - score one for you!!

I really need to get by some of the stores in my area - y'all are so inspiring to me!

Can't wait to see what you do with all your "new to you" treasures!

sue said...

great finds tootsie, especially love the chairs! I'm looking for a comfy chair for my shabby chic room I'm redoing, maybe I need to go thrifting!

"Blossom" said...

Toots, we had that same storm Monday night. We had hail about the size of golf ball. It tore
down the gutters on the barn and did some damage on my flowers. Tree leaves where every where.
It is cool her today and looks like it's going to rain. Going camping and boating with the girls and family over the week-end.

lilsista said...

DID YOU SAY JUNKIN?????

LOOK OUT LADY WE'RE COMING IN!!!!!!

I am serious...and don't pretend you're not home...we'll just play in your yard till you come out! :0)

Dirt Princess said...

Love all of it! I like the green tea kettle, but I would stick a plant in it too!

Domestic Designer said...

You got some great finds! I love those dishes. Your chairs are a true find.

RainGardener said...

Goll Toots how lucky are you - I wanna come to your town and shop!!! I can't believe the prices you paid. We would have paid 5 times those amounts here!!! The chairs are fantastic especially the wingback. And that handpainted wooden tray is to die for! What a bunch of finds you scored. I too wish I could see your Mom's face when you do the prank thing. You are sooooooooooooo bad! Something I would love doing too.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

great finds no wonder you were excited! love the teapot with the voils and the old iron!

Smilingsal said...

Oh I DO like those chairs! You did a good job cleaning up with all of those good buys.

Pat said...

You found some beautiful things!! I don't have much luck! I've picked up a couple of things lately, but that is rare!

Shelia said...

Evening, Tootsie Wootsie! Oh, what great deals you've found! I love those chairs - both of them! just lovely. Precious teapots! And that tray - it's gorgeous! Oh, I wish I could have been with you! What fun you must have had!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What fun! You did really well! I love the chair you bought. I wish we had thrift stores like that where I live. Mostly we have antique stores - which have a lot of the same things as thrift stores but they charge more. -Jackie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Awesome finds.. Love the chairs.. And the bowl and the tray.. well you get the picture I love it all... hugs ~lynne~

Mary at My New 30 said...

Great finds!!!! Very vintage and retro. Love that iron.

Jessica said...

Great finds and I adore that kettle. Too cute. I LOVE that chair ( the first one ) oh my....pitter patter...lol.

Lauren said...

Girl - you really know how to make a steal of a deal and come home with way more than your money's worth. I LOVE both chairs - color me jealous! I tried to sell my wingback for $30 in our last yard sale with no luck. Hmmm, maybe new upholstery would bring it back to life! Methinks I'll keep it afterall!

Betty said...

Wow it does look like you had fun and found some treasures. I haven't been out much, maybe I need to treat myself to a day out. I can always say I am off to buy a gallon of milk!
Hope all is well with you.

Betty