Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

Well the ThriftyGods were smiling on me this week, so this is a pic heavy post! Just to warn you!

Look...another bag of marbles.


Though you can't see them all, there were some unique marbles in here!

And because I don't think you can have too many scroll frames....


and because it was a buck-fifty and pretty nice! Speaking of nice...the quilt it's laying on was a gift from my blogless friend, 'Kwilty Karen'. Isn't it loverly?


And you may know from prior posts that I collect footed creamers...footed milk pitchers. But my collection has come from Ebay and from true antique shops. Never have I found one that wasn't all chipped up and ick while thrifting. Until now!
I couldn't believe it! I ran my finger around the base and the rim and no chips! A buck! And it's a medium size one...LOVE!


The pic was 'pre-washing' and it's now all sparkly and has taken its place among the others!

Another fun little find.


I always grab the pieces of Wilton Armatele I find, especially when they're classic patterns...


and when they're a buck!

My most spendiest purchase this week......and I have no idea what it truly is. I knew it was a box. I knew it was wood. I knew it was big (18" x 11"!)..


and I knew it was $10 and coming home with me!


It's shape reminded me instantly of a needlework casket, but I doubt that's what this was intended.


I'm trying to decide if I'm a fan of the 'gold' accents.


I may take some BriWax to the gold parts to tone them down a bit. What do you think?


The inside has been painted...things are a little off-kilter. But I think it's just charming!

Now if I only knew it's history.....background....it's age. I know none of these things! Have you ever seen anything similar?

I didn't get to my thrifty overhaul projects that I wanted to yet this week. But I do have an update to show you. A use for the big basket from last week!

Michelle from Cozy Egg had commented that she thought the basket would look great with quilts rolled up and stored in it.


How right she was! I love it! And as you can tell..it's remained in it's 'rustic' state. This is such a functional use for the basket! Before the quilts were folded and not easily accessible, but now...they can just be taken right out of the basket when it's time to cuddle under one, and then rolled back up and put away! Excellent! Thanks, Michelle, for opening my eyes to another use for the basket!

I hope you're all having a great week!

*Peace!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow, loads of thrifty yumminess! Not sure about the gold accents. I am one of those who hate doing anything to anything but maybe if you scuffed them up a bit? I love the quilts in the basket -- what a brilliant idea!

Cari said...

Wow Kim...you made a great haul this week. That box is so unusual. I love the quilts rolled up in the basket. Great idea. Stay warm and have a great week. Hugs

Julie M said...

Wonderful finds! The quilts rolled up in the basket look great!

Littlebit said...

KK! You are the Queen of Thrifty Finds! Oh my goodness, I love that little pitcher!! And your quilt from another KK is so pretty. I LOVE stars. As for the box, I would have to take some kind of stain or wax to tone down the gold, I guess, but that is just me. MM

Jayne said...

Excellent finds, Kim! Maybe I've not paid close enough attention, but I find it quite interesting that you collect footed milk pitchers. I have a pitcher collection - over 25 years of collecting those, so I have a lot. I will check on how many are footed. I do hope you will notify me when you next come to Greenfield; we have got to meet for coffee or ice cream! Have a good day! Jayne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what great treasures! And the basket with the quilts looks wonderful.

Jan said...

The quilts look terrific in your basket. Think that I'll borrow the idea and use the old crock that my dad gave me recently. Enjoy your treasures!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

More great finds! The quilts all rolled up in the basket look great!

Siobhan said...

I love the basket with the quilts! I did that in my Study with a few quilts--and hid the phone books behind them! LOL

Jeanne said...

you're going to have to add on an addition to your house soon Kim with all this booty you are bringing home. I love the rolled up quilts in the basket - great idea for the stack of quilts in my closet that I have no room for hanging. Your marbles take me back to childhood...my brother and I both had big bags of marbles we kept in padded drawstring bags my mom made for us out of Davy Crocket fabric. We had steelies, aggies, shooters & boulders...showing my age I know LOL.