Happy Thrifty Tuesday friends!
On Saturday I took a break from the kitchen makeover and John and I went out to brunch and, of course, that meant a little thrifting afterwards.
I collect, or should I say rescue, old books and I found this very old undated Oliver Twist for 50 cents. I’ve heard that some thrift stores throw out old books if they don’t sell after a certain time frame so I can’t leave any classic literature behind.
The Music Lessons in Your Own Home book was also 50 cents and it’s dated 1922. It’s just what is says… a guide to teaching music in your own home. I love the graphic on the front!
I’m always on the look out for silver creamers and sugar bowls for making wind chimes. Sometimes trays just come along with them as a bonus. These cream and sugar sets were $2 a piece, and the small round trays were 50 cents each.
Silver plate pieces are not highly sought after in my neck of the thrifting woods. That just means more for me!
This 3 piece set cost me $5, but I loved the scalloped edge. They’ll make very pretty chimes.
The crystal mini salt and pepper set with silver tops will be added to my collection.
I’ve been looking for new everyday dishes for ages and I finally found this set, which will go perfectly in my aqua and red kitchen makeover. It’s Corelle and cost me $8. It was originaly 30 pieces, but someone had already bought the 8 soup bowls separately.
I have to admit I was a little bummed about that, but at least the price was down from $10. I’ll just look for some white bowls until I find some to match, which may never happen but that’s OK. I was fine with there being no tea cups because we never use them anyway. The small plates can easily be used for desserts.
I found this set of four wooden wall plaques for $2. They’re unmarked and definitely vintage, probably from the 60 or 70s. I think they’ll look awesome in my new kitchen.
They remind me a bit of transferware china. I wish they were red instead of blue, but thrifters can’t be choosers. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…