It's time, again, for another installment of Thrifty Thursday!
One main thrifty outing this past week...but oh BOY what an outing it was! I hit up the Goodwill on the east side of town, one I don't get to very often. There were all sorts of goodies waiting for me! ;o)
First up, three Homer Laughlin bone dishes......
Just lovely with all their crazing! I loved dishes that have crazing!! One of these weeks I'll show you some of my dishes! These little bone dishes are great for holding a spool of thread, your rings or necklaces at the end of the day, etc. Just so many uses for them! And I will admit this is the first time I've found them at Goodwill! $1 each for these! I wish you could see the crazing!
Next up.....some HEAVY finds! A green alabaster mushroom from Italy ($3)...and a gorgeous with a capital G red marble or alabaster apple ($2)!
Both are extremely weighty! And they are sitting inside of a hammered silverplate bowl ($2) I picked up! Fun fun fun pieces!!
As I wandered past the long seemlessly neverending tables of Christmas things, my eye honed in on THIS and I grabbed it immediately!
A lovely red tin wall sconce from Southern Living at Home! $2! It jumped out at me because I have just one of these already and wished I had a pair! Good reason to check out the Christmas tables...sometimes they just throw anything that's red on the table!
Here's some more lovely pieces I picked up....
Yep..another piece of pottery...this time a funky bowl ($1). AND a beautiful piece of handpainted Nipon dish from Japan. I LOVE that orange! OMGosh how I love that orange! I must have loved it because it was the most expensive piece of the day at $5. But yes...I love it!
What? What's that you ask? Is that a Longaberger basket in the pic? Why yes....yes it IS! And...if the Nipon dish was my big ticket item of the day, then that must mean that I found this lovely rather large Longaberger measure basket for less than $5!!! It's true...
It's about 10" across the top...a nice size! Ahem..now...as I told Paulette, before you hate me...I'm sure you notice those two little words there by the TWO DOLLAR mark...."As Is"...........yeah..........looks lovely....but then you turn it around...
Marker. I grabbed it anyway! I figured worst case scenario I can paint it....though Paulette suggested I try and sand it....and I will try that. Just haven't gotten around to it yet! But OMGosh! A $2 Longaberger basket! I could hardly believe it! Hopefully I can do something about that marker!
So...all in all it wasn't my cheapest outing, but I loved my finds!!! Makes me excited to go out again, but just haven't made it any more this week. If you find yourself with a few spare moments....pop in to one of your local thrift shops---you might be surprised at what you'll find!
And hey...if you spy any more ORANGE hand painted Nipon pieces, let me know! ;o)
p.s. Ssssshhhh...don't tell anyone, and don't judge...but I DID also pick up yet ANOTHER g * l * o * b * e one night after work. It was just SITTING there! And it was BLUE with mountainous regions AND a wooden base! So...it's different than my others and it came home and now my husband thinks I'm actually losing my mind. I didn't think you'd want to see another pic of the world. I spared you from my lunacy....this time. ;o) If you're keeping track....that makes Globe #6 in the collection. Yes...perhaps I am going crazy.......