Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thrifty Thursday!

I ventured out twice this past week and was not disappointed! Quite pleased with my little finds actually!

$1.50 each piece for these...


Lovely Homer Laughlin Nautilus sugar and creamer in excellent condition!!! Such a nice set for three bucks! And resting there in the creamer...


a couple more pieces of silver to add to the collection. I tend to grab sugar shells and the other 'fancy' spoons, and the silver ladles jump in to my hands too. For a quarter each, I didn't think the checkbook would mind! The actually had a ton of flatware in the same pattern as the ladle...

but I do have SOME restraint! ;o)

Usually.

Usually I have restraint.

Last evening, however, I almost crashed and burned on my thrifting adventure after work. I stopped off at our local YMCA thrift store...it's a large place. With lots of stuff...everywhere. I was making my usual trek through the store...and was in the back...where the skis and ironing boards and golf clubs pile up...when I spotted something...there...up on the wall! But...no price on it. Well, let me tell you, you'd think I was an expert terrain hiker the way I moved around all that stuff to try and get this off the wall. Almost dropped it....but didn't...only to find it wasn't marked.

In this particular store, they have a strict "No price, No sale" rule. So I thought perhaps it just wasn't for sale.

I moved on. Only occasionally looking over my left shoulder to admire the frame...the frame that I could see from 40 yards away and still know that it was something I needed!


I spied a worker guy...and stalked him until he got close to where the picture was hanging and then I very sweetly asked him if he knew how much that picture hanging there in the back was. He grimmaced a bit, probably because he knew he, too, would have to scale the skis, ironing boards and such to get to the thing. He made his way back....took it off the wall...to look for the price. The price that WAS NOT THERE! DUH!

And then he said "Well...usually the bigger pictures are $12.99" and so I said, "Oh. Well...okay. I think I'll take it."

And that's how THIS came to live with me yesterday.


Isn't it lovely? I really do love that frame! Classic! It's a reproduction print of Situation of America 1848, which is in the American Folk Art museum! It's big...I'm going to have to find a place to hang this one! I love me some folk art!

Did you venture out this week? What did you find?

*Peace!

13 comments:

Margaret said...

Ok, that's pretty amazing. I went to the American Folk Art Museum a few weekends ago. And what did I see there? The Situation of America 1848! lol! You should see this piece in person! OMG, it's just spectacular! I was in awe. Of course, me and my hubby, we were admiring totally different things while there. So while I was admiring this piece, he was admiring this other piece which was nice, but um, not my taste. lol!

Anyway, nice frame, and yes, the original of that piece is fantastic! And I love that sugar and creamer set -- so pretty! The silver collection is getting to be good too!

Katrina said...

Fun finds, I love the picture.

Cari said...

Greeeeat finds Kim. Love them all...the china is so colorful! And, the frame....EXCELLENT!! Hugs

Cari-in-VA said...

Great finds, Kim! Love the picture and what a bargain. Your creamer & sugar pieces are so lovely, as are the spoons.

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

I have that picture!! It leans on my mantle over the fireplace. I love it. My oldest daughter gave it to us as a housewarming gift 4 years ago...

Catherine said...

Great stuff, but my favorite by far today is the print and the frame!!! You rock!

Melissa said...

Great score on the picture Kim! I love it. You always find the best stuff.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Very cool find!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finds, Kim!!! Love the frame especially and the china and silver are pretty, too!

Deb said...

Wow Kim, you certainly know how to find the stuff. I love your piece of art! How cool is that! And I love the sugar and creamer set. I swear you find the coolest things.

Paulette said...

Wow, what an amazing find!!! I love that print! Fantastic!!

Paulette

Carol said...

Great finds, Kim--that picture and frame really are amazing! Enjoy...

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You go, girl. Great artwork and love the set! I'm on the lookout for some 'big spoons' myself.