Thursday, August 28, 2008

More Thrift Shop Finds

One of the things I miss most about not working is going to the Hope Village Thrift Shop several times a week. They take donations every day except Tues. andThurs. The workers get there at 8:30 and start pricing and putting stuff out, and the doors open at 10am.

The donations go out a little at a time, so you never know when something that would be just what you want will show up. Most of their prices are higher than garage sales, so often really good stuff sits there awhile waiting for the right buyer. Recently a local furniture store that carries really nice furniture and accessories brought in a bunch of stuff. These are pictures of some things I bought, all on different days ...all brand new with the price tags still on them!

A $30 iron candelholder for $8.oo..do you think it should be black???

Another $20 iron candleholder for $5.00

A piece of framed iron, priced at $60 for $15.00

A pineapple for $4.00

A $15.00 greenish urn for $3.00

I haven't decided where to hang the framed iron piece or whether to spray paint it all one color or not. I'm taking my time with these decisions these days. Most of the other pieces have a home on my screened porch or on my daughter's screened porch. I think when I retire 'again' I may try to get on the volunteer list at the Hope Village Thrift store. LOL

35 comments:

Darlene said...

I LOVE all of those things....you know the iron is sooo popular and you got those for great prices!! That pineapple is great too and looks large....GREAT deals!! I would be popping in that store all of the time!

Brown-Eyes said...

Bargains galore I'd say! Talk about being in the right place at the right time...you sure were... That pineapple is such an unusual piece and very pretty. ;-) Bo

Michelle said...

I love everything that you bought, the urn and the pineapple are my favorites. Have fun painting and arranging your great finds!

Take Care
Michelle

P.S. Thanks for always commenting on my blog, I really appreciate!

Melissa Wertz said...

I like your finds Diane! They are great!

Dawn said...

That is nice stuff. I like the candle holders and pineapple. I also LOVE your tablecloth :) :) I drove by a couple of thrift shops the other day and almost stopped in, but I was just so tired I couldn't bring myself to do it!

take care,
Dawn

Sue said...

Oh,goodness! I'd say you did get some bargains...and they are beautiful. LOVE the pineapple. I wish I lived close to you!

a day in the life of bella said...

That is some thrift shop! Wish I could shop with you:)

That pineapple is great!

If you like the color on that candleholder, but just want to spruce it up, try one of the Hammered Bronze spray paints, it will shine it up a bit, if that is what you want. Or you could spray it black :)

Bella

Gretchen said...

Everything you got is terrific and the prices..WOW. Love the pineapple and the urn.

Good idea about getting a job at that thrift store. With my luck they would want me to volunteer (no pay) and my cash outlay would be huge. But it kind of sounds like fun.

Gretchen

Smilingsal said...

I adore the pineapple! It looks as if it opens. I have an apple that opens; I wonder if it's a match.

nikkicrumpet said...

Now those are some seriously good deals...I can't remember whose post I saw it on...and dang it was just the other day...but they had a framed iron piece like the one you bought...and she painted it different colors depending on the season...I was REALLY cute. If I find the post I'll let you know. Have a marvelous day!

Marie said...

All that iron is so great! And the prices certainly were right. :o) I covet your pineapple though. lol Great finds!

Nancy said...

Diane's Deals, I call them, You did good!! Love them all, thanks for sharing. Blessings, Nancy

CIELO said...

Oh Diane... can you take me with you to Hope Village Thrift Shop next time you go? I love all your treasures, specially that iron candleholder--just lovely.

May the sun shine upon you today!
Hugs,

Cielo

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

That's fantastic!!
love the treasures!!
Diane

Screaming Meme said...

I want to come with you! You get all the good stuff! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I LOVE everyone of your thrift store finds! What amazing stuff and I would definetly have to volunteer after Christmas when your position is up! LOL! Can you imagine the great stuff that doesn't make it out to the floor, and the volunteers "buy" first! Your black table is beautiful! $5...that is unbelievable!!! Great deal! ~hugs, Rhonda

Hope you will pick up your award over at my blog...."smiles"

The Berry's Patch said...

I love all the iron! Great prices too. What are you going to use the pineapple for? I'm thinking cookies or dog treats. ;-)

Mrs. B said...

What great finds! I think I must be the only one in blogland that hasn't had good luck at thrift stores. I just went yesterday and all I found was a book! I like the brown color of the iron candle holder. It's very pretty!

Sue said...

Diane,
What great finds. I always like finding tall things to add different heights to little displays. Your stuff is so cool.
Hugs,
Sue

aunties said...

I'd love to go thrift shopping with you! Those are grat finds and great deals! Bargains are so great and they have a story about them to share. Your looks beautiful!

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

You hit the jackpot. My motto is you can never have too much iron. And, it always has to be painted black!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow......can I come shoppin with you...great scores. I see the most lovely antique dresser peeken from one of those pics...please share sometime. Love pieces like that. cherry

Cathy said...

Now that is some good stuff! Yes I would paint it black. I love the pineapple too!
Cathy

Jeanne said...

Diane, home sweet home. My words are all spelled wrong and I am finding it hard to post. Thank you so much for your sweet comments.

Love...Jeanne

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your new black table is so cute. Great find! And I admit I am jealous of the thrift store that you frequent...sounds like you are getting some amazing bargains! Lucky you!
-Carrie

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what wonderful finds. just love them all, how lucky you were. And yes paint the first candle holder black it would look very sleek and grand. I am going thrifty tomorrow after reading yours I can't wait to go. Have a great Friday

Hugs;
Alaura

Jen r. said...

What thrift store do you go to? These are AWESOME! Jen R

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! I want to go to that shop! You really got some pretty things! U'm seeing this iron stuff everywhere! I don't have any!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Anonymous said...

Diane, what amazing things you found. Just beautiful!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Diane I popped back in to say, the previous anonymous message is mine. I'm on the laptop at the lake and didn't sign in properly!

Pat @ Back Porch Musings

Meghan said...

WoWzers!
You totally spaved!!!

I so just bookmarked your blog.

Pennies In My Pocket said...

WoooooooooHooooooooooo! Great deals! I just love a gorgeous bargain! You did well! I want to go shopping with you!

~melody~

Chris said...

You are the trift find goddess! I NEVER have luck like that. I like every single item. Good job!

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Love all those thrift store finds. The candle holder would look great painted black and you could a fall colored candle in. The pineapple is gorgeous too. Stay safe the next few days. I know the selves at our Wal-mart are empty, maybe they'll have some more water and food today. Hugs, RoseMarie

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